Hometown: Llanelli, UK
FFO: Tom Petty, Stereophonics, Springsteen
Melodic hard rock band Scarlet Rebels were formed from the foundations of Welsh rock band V0iD.
The band have released three official albums under the name of V0iD – Ballads For Beauties And Beasts (2009), Zer0 (2010) and Keep Fighting (2015).
In 2018, singer-songwriter Wayne Doyle, energetic and powerhouse drummer Gary Doyle and harmonic, rhythmic bassist Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde we’re joined by blistering lead guitarist Chris Jones and on second guitar/keyboards, Josh Townshend, who has rock royalty flowing through his veins, being the son of The Who guitarist Simon Townshend and the nephew of rock icon Pete Townshend.
And with the re-energised and re-imagined line-up came a new name – SCARLET REBELS
‘Show Your Colours’ is the debut album by Scarlet Rebel, showcasing an array of songwriting talent, coupled with real sonic weight, making it a stunning record from start to finish, never losing the focus that the song is always served best.
With the expert ears of Tim Hamill (Lemmy, Girlschool, George Michael) controlling the desk, the recording process started with drums and rhythm guitars before then handing over to the rest of the band to put their stamp on the songs.
The outcome was 14 songs of soaring melodies, anthemic choruses, blistering guitars and heavy-duty drums.
Scarlet Rebels prove on this album that songwriting, melodies, guitars, solos, bass and drums won’t ever go out of fashion.
Scarlet Rebels are on the march
Signed to ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records 2018
Signed to TMR Band Management 2018
Featured on Classic Rock Magazine CD July 2019
Album of the Month August 2019 – Great Music Stories
What the say about Scarlet Rebels
We really like this brooding yet punchy, confident new one from Welsh melodic rockers Scarlet Rebels. No One Else To Blame will appeal to rock enthusiasts and more mainstream passers-by.
Polly Glass, Classic Rock Magazine
A truly outstanding release – 10/10
Geoff Wootton, Powerplay Magazine
‘Show Your Colours’ is quite possibly the most impressive new rock album of 2019 – 5/5
Album of the month
Guy Bellamy, Great Music Stories
Scarlet Rebels manage that most seductive of combinations… hard-as-nails guitar chops and the kind of soaring, alt-infused choruses that instantly places them in a contemporary light.
Classic Rock Magazine
‘Show Your Colours’ is an album packed full of melodic, invigorating and emotive rock tunes that lift the senses, and illustrate the accomplished musicianship of the band. From the ballsy and political opener that punches you in the face, to the slowly building, powerful ‘Heal’, there is something for every rocker here. No wonder these guys are pulling crowds and building on their solid reputation as incredible songwriters and performers.
Down The Front
Scarcely giving the listener space to breathe, they fire off a series of frenzied riffs and pummelling choruses, giving them an anthemic harder edge while keeping a melodic handle on it. It’s a classic rock shakedown from the valleys.
Hugh Fielder, Classic Rock Magazine
Ballads For Beauties And Beasts (as V0iD 2009)
Zer0 (as V0iD 2010)
Keep Fighting (as V0iD 2015)
Show Your Colours (Aug 2019)
Scarlet Rebels are:
Wayne Doyle (vocals/guitar)
Chris Jones (lead guitar)
Josh Townshend (guitar)
Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde (bass)
Gary Doyle (drums)