Warrington / Leeds
Swaggering northern tenacity spliced with smooth Californian G Funk soul is what makes up the foundation of groove machine WINACHI. Since they gravitated towards one another in 2015, the diverse musical background of each band member has helped push WINACHI’s sound into something bone meltingly, ass shakingly unique. Made up by Liam Croker (Vocals & Lyrics) and Antony Egerton (Keys & Programming), and joined by Andy Mckay (Guitar), Richard Ritchie (Bass), Paul Lawrence (Drums) and Inder Goldfinger (Tabla & Percussion).
While WINACHI’s songs cover all the usual topics: heartbreak, pain, mental health and politics – love and positivity is always the outcome. The WINACHI guarantee is that you’ll leave their live show, take off your headphones or switch off the Soundsystem and find the world a little brighter. Their commitment to joy is radical and you can hear that alongside elements of Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, House, Rock and Psychedelia within their music. WINACHI have toured worldwide with The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, The Sugarhill Gang & The Furious Five and have enjoyed worldwide airplay and press in publications such as L.A Times, L.A Record, Manchester Evening News, KCRW, Billboard China, BBC 6 Music to name a few.
2022 will see the release of WINACHI’s long awaited and much anticipated debut album, with the band splitting their time between their own HQ studio in Warrington and Los Angeles with producer John X at the Earthstar Creation Center. In the leadup to their album release, WINACHI are teasing a collaborative remix E.P featuring a number of exciting international artists and producers such as I Kong, Howie B, Paolo Baldini, Jim Spencer, and young upcoming dub electronica producer, Impey.
“I loved and love their attention to detail. Their soul and funk expression. Ultimately their fuck off this is us like it or lump it attitude!” Howie B (U2, Bjork, Tricky)
“...the most exciting, edgy band I've worked with since Black Grape. Destined to be huge!!!” Danny Saber (Rolling Stones, Black Grape, Charlatans)
“The Winachis are a 12-legged groove machine that are guaranteed to deliver nonstop unmitigated funk.” John X (David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Michael Hutchence)
“These lads are the best out there, pure uncut raw talent. I can promise you that they will astonish us all!!!” The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love (Alabama 3)