Platform Music Festival 16th July - The Shires warm up for Watching Planes!

Control Tower

This is air traffic control - you have clearance for take-off!
Watching Planes are influenced by the melodic side of British indie, as well as classic pop & rock, and have amassed a huge 'back catalogue' of songs: an eclectic bag of irresistibly melodic tunes with rich vocal harmony, tasteful arrangements and insightful lyrics.

"With their modern-day 'White Album' feel it's hardly surprising industry pros and local impresarios alike have drawn parallels with the likes of Paul McCartney, Squeeze and Crowded House." - Wokingham Festival website

Veteran producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Oasis, Robbie Williams) told us: "Nice and McCartney-ish. Very good songs, these! I like this stuff, right up my street - you're very talented.” 

We've had a few Industry offers (including from Live and Unsigned) as well as reviews, and have made the Finals of an international song competition on several occasions - see below for more quotes.

The band will play Platform Festival in Yorkshire on 16th July alongside Badly Drawn Boy, The Shires and Gretchen Peters. They were also penultimate act before 60s covers band The Fliks closed Wokingham festival last year.

The Wokingham Paper published this glowing review of the band's performance at Wokingham Festival -

"WATCHING WATCHING PLANES - The band lit up the stage with their energetic set as the sun went down on the final day of the Festival... a sixties vibe with a Britpop twist."

And this is what one London-based sound engineer who wanted to work with us said he was looking for (and what we aspire to...) "Original and jaw-dropping composition and writing... strong harmonic progressions, catchy hooks, poetic, thoughtful lyrics, an amazing voice and great harmonies."

WP to play to the same crowd in the same space as these great bands!

Gig in the Sky - 9th July