Exeter based quartet playing progressive rock/metal with a hint of grunge.
COMBINING A WIDE RANGE OF INFLUENCES concrete donkey PEDDLE A UNIQUE BRAND OF RIFF DRIVEN MUSIC With BAGS OF TONE, twisting melodies, powerful groove and complex rHYTHMS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU MOVE.
Bursting onto the scene in 2014, with their debut self-titled E.P. released the same year, Concrete Donkey brought their unique sound to crowds across their local area. They continued playing to increasing audiences, including landing a slot at Exeter's Respect Festival in 2015, whilst continuing to hone their sound.
Plagued by injury in 2016(drummer Dave had 2 separate wrist fractures) it was a rocky year that finally culminated in the release of their 2nd E.P. 'Ramifications'. Since then they have continued to grow their audience and write new music.
2018 saw the release of their first music video ('Bauhm' from 'Ramifications') along with a series of high-profile shows, including playing Holiofest in Exeter, reaching the finals of Bloodstock festival's ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ competition for Devon & Cornwall plus supporting the likes of Sikth and AC/DC UK.
2019 has been a busy year for the band so far, playing many shows including supporting the likes of Hell's Gazelles, Ethyrfield and Morass of Molasses. Work on the next E.P. has begun with plans to record in summer.
Concrete Donkey are:
Dave Parsons - Drums
Dan Turner - Bass & Backing Vocals
James Allen - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Chris Perkins - Lead Vocals & Effects
‘Ramifications’ is a clear example of the time and effort involved in creating CDs incredibly unique sound. What makes CD stand above the rest is their clever arrangement and hand-picked tones. CD take the sludgy groove of downbeat blues and meld it with progressive metal, creating a rhythmic yet slightly chaotic aggression that you can’t help but bob your head to!
- Marcus Osborne
Their set was seamless, visually compelling with a dynamic musical mix. Judging by the audience reaction the band had the widest appeal. The performance of 'Bauhm' was one of the highlights so far of this regional competition,
- Michael Martin Phillips
Devon & Cornwall M2TM