Happy Daggers are a Leeds based quintet, who have been described as 'one of best live bands coming out of Leeds right now.' Happy Daggers have a sound and stage performance that is as energetic as it is infectious - filled with music to make you happy and escape life’s monotonies.
Starting life as a quartet, the band’s most recent addition, Jordan Fearnley on keys, has taken previous and new material from the jagged edges of a guitar band, to a much more complete sound. The production quality on stage and in recordings has taken on a more mature sense of composition.
As well as acclaimed performances at festivals over the past year (including Live At Leeds, Beacons, and Bingley Music Live) the band have performed alongside the likes of Frankie and the Heartstrings, The Tapestry, Public Service Broadcasting, The Milk, Middleman, and Fold. They have also played their own sell out headline gigs and have more lined up in the coming months. The band’s most recent success was to secure a set at Leeds and Reading Festival, something which the Daggers consider to be a signifier that what they are doing is right.
Since releasing Get Yourself Together, the band have completed their latest EP,'Dirty Disco', which is available on Phat Mannequin Records . Like their previous releases, the EP features tracks that have received plays on the BBC Introducing network, as well as a session for BBC radio Leeds. What lies next is the desire to complete a first studio album, as the catalogue of songs has grown into a body of work demanding a more permanent place in the world. Capturing the success of the live performance is still something Happy Daggers have yet to fully achieve, however this gauntlet has never been more tangibly close to starting as now.
Happy Daggers are intent on bringing their powerful, energetic, and diverse sound to as many music lovers as possible. They thrive on live performances, relishing the opportunity to captivate and entertain fans, as well as unfamiliar crowds
"Unashamedly groovy" - musosguide.com
"One of best live bands coming out of Leeds right now" - Live At Leeds
"Doused in funky beats with a side of soul...Infectiously feel good music" - Vibrations Magazine
"These guys totally blew me away" - Yorkshire Evening Post
"One of the hottest acts on the scene" - leedsmusicscene.net
"Riddled with grooves, drenched in soul, and delivered with a real kick, this is music that will get you moving!" - Bingley Music Live
"A very good band... well worth seeing live" - BBC Introducing
"Their fresh new sound is instantly recognisable and infectious" - The State Of The Arts
Sinclair Belle - Vocals & Guitar
Danny Martin - Guitar
Jon Causley - Bass & Vocals
Tommi Stubbs - Drums & Vocals
Jordan Fearnley - Keyboards & Vocals
Happy Daggers’s tracks