Reverend and The Makers at The Oobleck
Reverend and The Makers are a Sheffield based band that are fronted by Jon McClure, nicknamed the “Reverend”.
The band was founded in 2005 where McClure brought several musicians together to form the band. In 2006, Reverent and The Makers were a support act to the Artic Monkeys on their sold out UK tour. This exposed the band to huge audiences and venues. Furthermore, Reverend and The Makers released with their first UK tour in May and June, with sold out dates in Shoreditch, London and The Plug in their hometown, Sheffield, on the final night.
This was also followed by a second tour in October 2006.
In 2007, Reverend and The Makers released their debut album entitled, “The State of Things,” which helped them to gain significant success. Along with the release of their debut album they also had a UK tour, including festivals over the summer period at venues such as Glastonbury Festival, Carling Weekend, T in the Park, T4 on the Beach, as well as supporting the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Their debut album also produced a UK Top 10 single “Heavyweight Champion of the World”. In January of 2008, the band toured Australia.
In 2009, the band released a second album, “A French Kiss in the Chaos", which ultimately led the band being invited to support Oasis on their final tour where they played at venues, such as Wembley Stadium.
In 2012, the band released their third studio album entitled “@Reverend_Makers”, named after their Twitter handle.
Within October 2013, the band announced that their fourth album would be released in February 2014, which was titled “Thirty Two.”
Their fourth album, Thirty Two, was released in 2014. The album was titled Thirty Two after Jon McClures age and was the second album on the Cooking Vinyl record Label. In the build-up to the album Jon Mclure travelled the country playing acoustic gigs in fans living rooms, which they won through a Twitter competition. Upon release, the album debuted at number 5 in the midweek chart before ending the week at number 13 becoming Reverend and the Makers fourth top 20 album in a row.
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