Live from Quarantine – The Hornets

The Hornets are a young band formed in 2017.

The 5 original members Harry Foulkes (Drums), Bailey Penny (Guitar), Andrew Pearce (Bass), Rui Favinha (Vocals) & Arjun Bains (Guitar) all met at school in Hillingdon. 

Strongly influenced by 50’s & 60’s r&b, blues & rock, they started performing covers in the local area at various pubs, halls & parties.

In 2019 Arjun & Andrew left the band to pursue other avenues so Bailey stepped up to be the main guitarist and Olly Sheldon joined on bass.

As a 4 piece, they started writing their own songs and getting noticed further afield.

After successful gigs around Ealing, Twickenham, Richmond & Uxbridge, they started to get a following.

This lead to The Hornets successfully winning a local battle of the bands and being taken under the wing of Kevin Westbury @ The Basement Door.

Being touted as the best new, young band to come out of West London since The Who, in February 2020, The Hornets recorded 4 original tracks at Radar Sounds for their first EP.

With a residency at The Railway Arms in West Drayton, gigs for Eel Pie Records, The Crawdaddy, The Ealing Club, The Ricky Tick and a summer of festival gigs lined up the future looks rosy…..

Sadly, Covid 19 forced The Hornets into lockdown and all their gigs to be cancelled but don’t panic.

The boys have kept busy recording a new video every week from quarantine which can be found on their social media,

The Hornets will be back so keep your ears to the airwaves as they are coming to a gig near you…

Check out their version of “Psychotic Reaction” by “The Count 5”: