Lead Vocalist, Sam Smith, created Six Faced Liars in an effort to keep the Westlake Boys Ska Tradition alive (as started by Robbie Ellis and The Army of Skeggs). It was initially an unnamed five-piece ska band and played one gig before the original drummer left, closely followed by the lead guitarist, then the saxophonist and finally the trumpeter. So Sam was fucked.
However, new talent was emerging through the ranks. James Hart emerged as a wicked drummer especially considering he is only third form. So 6FL (still unnamed at this point) consisted of a bass player and a drummer. Awesome. Not quite the most elaborate ska band at this stage.
Sam had always wanted to play guitar, but due to an overwhelming number of guitarists, had settled for bass. Until Julian ‘Big Jules’ Latimer came along. The fourth former of the group also has a massive love for the wonderfulness that is ska. So he was recruited. And it meant Sam could play guitar. Hurray!
Now no ska band would be complete without horns. So Ryan Edwards (5 Form) and David Gilbert (6 Form) were asked within about five minutes of each other and both agreed instantly. So two tromboners who could also sing. We had formed a five piece again.
7Stats with Mr. Patel was interrupted from the beginning of the year by Keegan Williams. Our token black guy. After a short span of “Please let me be in your band. Please, please, please” we let him in. A couple of days later he asks “So what type of music do we play?” Ska is a big change for the Creed loving Keegan. However he now has got the ska guitar down wickedly, and continues to evolve.
So that’s how we formed. Slowly but surely. You will notice that we have members from every form level. Oh yeah. And just before we sent in our application form we had a brief talk about names. Rockfree Smokequest was one that only Ryan liked. It came down to “That’s it, we’ll just go with Six Faced Liars”.
Sam 'SkaStar Sam' Smith (vocals, guitar)
Keegan 'Token' Williams (guitar, vocals)
David 'Big D' Gilbert (trombone, vocals)
Ryan 'RockStar Ryan' Edwards (trombone, vocals)
Julian 'Big Jules' Latimer (bass, vocals)
James 'Effort' Hart (drums)
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