Lonely the Brave

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Lonely the Brave
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Lonely the Brave performing on the uncommon people stage at Common People Southampton 2016
Background information
OriginCambridge, England
GenresAlternative rock, post-hardcore
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsHassle, Columbia
MembersMark Trotter
Gavin Edgeley
Andrew Bushen
Ross Smithwick
Jack Bennett
Past membersJoel Mason
David Jakes

Lonely the Brave are an English alternative rock band from Cambridge. They were formed in 2008.[1][2] The members include Jack Bennett (vocals), Mark Trotter (guitar), Gavin Edgeley (drums), Andrew Bushnen (bass), and Ross Smithwick (guitar) who joined the band in 2014.[3] The band takes inspiration from an eclectic set of sources, such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Deftones. One journalist remarked that this culminates into "Biffy Clyro-shaped stadium rock".[4]

On 11 March 2018 the band announced, via a heart felt email to fans, that David Jakes would be leaving for mental health reasons. In August 2018, he was subsequently replaced by Jack Bennett.[5]


Current members

  • Mark Trotter (guitar/backing vocals)
  • Gavin Edgeley (drums/backing vocals)
  • Andrew Bushen (bass guitar)
  • Ross Smithwick (guitar/backing vocals)[3]
  • Jack Bennett (vocals)

Former members

  • Joel Mason (guitar)[6]
  • David Jakes (vocals)


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2014 The Day's War Hassle Records
2015 The Day's War (Victory Edition) Sony Music
2016 Things Will Matter Hassle Records
2017 Things Will Matter (Redux)


Year Title Label
2008 For an Exit Light self released
2010 Backroads
2010 Backroads Hassle Records
2014 Live at Angel Studios
2015 Call of Horses
split with frnkiero andthe cellabration
2016 Dust & Bones
2017 Diamond Days


Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Backroads" 2014 Greg Davenport
"Trick of the Light" A Nice Idea Every Day
"Victory Line" Jeff Le Bars
"The Blue, The Green" Greg Davenport
"Black Mire" 2016 Jordan Martins
"Radar" Lewis Cater
"What If You Fall In" Adriano Vessichelli
"Rattlesnakes" Rogier Hendriks
"Control" Joe Brady
"Dust & Bones" Ben Pollard
"Jaws of Hell" Johannes de Jong


  1. ^ "Lonely The Brave - The Day's War: album stream". The Guardian. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Lonely the Brave". Reading Festival 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Interview: Cambridge rockers Lonely The Brave are seriously making a name for themselves". Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ music, Guardian. "Lonely The Brave - The Day's War: album stream". the Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.deadpress.co.uk/news-lonely-the-brave-unveil-new-vocalist-jack-bennett
  6. ^ "Lonely the Brave - New Music". Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Lonely The Brave Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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