the room

Short Bio

The Room are a melodic rock band hailing from the Southeast of the UK. Formed in 2010 the band finalized their line up in 2011 before starting work on a promotional single and then their debut album. Martin Wilson and Steve Anderson from progressive rock band GLD were joined by Andy Rowe, Andrew Rae and Steve Checkley. The five band members brought together a broad range of musical influences which has helped form The Room’s distinctive style. Smart songs with great melodies are the essence of the bands material with all the members involved in crafting the material. Four highly successful launch shows were played in October 2011 to coincide with the release of the promotional single ‘A Casual Believer’ / ‘A Multitude of Angels’. Audience reaction was superb and the band was thrilled with the response.

Martin Wilson: vocals Lead Vocalist Martin has played in many Prog Rock bands since the early 1980s but is best known for his contribution to five studio and one live album by Neo Prog outfit Grey Lady Down.

Andrew Rae: drums Playing in two previous bands, Legacy and Shadowland, with Martin, London based Andrew was a founder member of The Room. Andrew plays: Pearl Masters kit, Cobra pedals and Zildjian cymbals.

Andy Rowe: bass & backing vocals Andy Joined The Room a few months after it was formed in 2010. Coming from a more Classic Rock background Andy had an immediate influence in the writing style. Andy Plays: Overwater Bass Guitars with Strings from Elite. Amplification is Genz Benz.

Steve Anderson: guitars Steve joined Martin in Grey Lady Down with for the first time in 1996 and then again when the band reformed in 2011. He has also released one album with Sphere3. Steve Plays: Parker Guitars and some very strange amplification devices!

Steve Checkley: keyboards Steve also comes from a Classic Rock background like Andy. He played keys for many years in a Midlands based band before work moved him South and he became the final member to join The Room. Steve Plays: An old Technics keyboard supplemented with a Roland Juno and Roland Ax Synth keytar. 

Following the onset of tinnitus, Drummer Andrew Rae retired from the band at the end of 2013. He was replaced by Chris York in March 2014.

Band Members

Martin Wilson: Vocals
Andy Rowe: Bass & Backing Vocals
Steve Anderson: Guitars
Steve Checkley: Keyboards
Chris York: Drums


New album tba (2014)
Open Fire (2012)


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