Counting Coins Bio:
Counting Coins formed in Hull in 2009 when Harry Burnby (Vocals) and Joe Omer (Guitar/Bass) began jamming together. They quickly recruited friends Sam Burnham (Drums) and Rob Green (Bass/Guitar) and later Jade Wasling (Sax) and began to establish the band's sound, described as "reminding me of Operation Ivy and Capdown in their heyday... Counting Coins are the most refreshing band I’ve seen for years with the most amazing energy " by Pat Pretorius - booking agent and session musician for Neville Staples/Bad Manners/The Beat
After a series of successful gigs including supporting Melt Banana, The King Blues and Reverend & The Makers, the band went into the studio to record the Take The Ride EP. The CD was released by Warren Records and launched on Halloween 2010 at The Lamp in Hull. For the launch gig they were joined on stage for a few numbers by Will Chalk (Trumpet) and Adam Thompson (Trombone) both better known as members of Afro-Reggae act Hekima & The Bongo Flava and associated with Indie Ska Rockers The Talks as well as countless other projects.
"Take The Ride pays more than passing homage to the angry, politicised Ska, Punk and New Wave of the late 70's - energetic, ferocious and fizzing with unpredictability. I love it!" - Katy Noone - Producer - BBC Introducing
Unfortunately, Counting Coins were unable to capitalise on the postive reception the debut EP garnered as they went on hiatus almost immediately after the launch due to personal issues. A return to the rehearsal studio in Summer 2011 saw Matty Dennison (also of local indie rockers The Walls) in place of Joe, and Will as a permanent addition to the brass section. Several months of writing new material culminated in a triumphant comeback gig at Hull's Welly Club in November. Footage from this performance forms the second half of the video for "What Gives You The Right" released as a free download single in March 2012
Following the departure of Jade in summer 2012 the current line-up stands at Harry, Rob, Sam, Matty and Will. In addition to their ska punk foundations Counting Coins take influence from hiphop, drum n bass, gypsy folk and anything else that takes their fancy. Their sound owes as much to Voodoo Glowskulls, Rage Against The Machine and Gogol Bordello as it does to Operation Ivy, Capdown and The Clash.
After successful support slots for Babar Luck (ex King Prawn), Acid Drop and local punk legends Whizzwood, as well as two confirmed gigs with Random Hand and one with Sonic Boom Six to look forward to later in the year, Counting Coins are planning to record an album and looking for bookings up and down the country (and beyond...)