Press Release

Rhythm Section Confirmed for New Band "HAS-Retuned"

Howard Sinclair is very pleased to announce his progression from Singer-songwriter to lead singer of new band "HAS-Retuned" with the introduction of their first two new members, Becky Baldwin on bass guitar and drummer Jenn Haneef.

Jenn is a veteran of the Live music scene in Bristol, having studied at Bristol Institute of Modern Music (BIMM), and graduated to become a drum tutor for Yamaha and key member of a renowned function band. As the backbone to the group, Jenn brings a professional but relaxed attitude, keen enthusiasm and a great deal of rhythm.

Jenn says: "I am happy to be part of this new project with Howard. The songs are great and we gel as a group which is really important. This works well alongside my other band, Dysfunktional (www.dysfunktionalband.co.uk)".

Becky is best known as bass player for numerous metal and rock bands from the same part of the country, but with experience performing across the UK, and professional experience including recording sessions for Total Guitar magazine and Rockschool exam board. As a fellow BIMM graduate, Becky and Jenn have had the opportunity to work together on various projects, and create a tight rhythm section for the band.

Becky says: "I'm very excited to be a part of this project - Howard's new music is sounding great in the rehearsal room and I know its going to be a lot of fun to play live!"

HAS-Retuned is the natural progression for Howard's unique brand of electro-acoustic driven rock and offers the opportunity for an entirely new song-writing experience. The name is taken from Howard's initials, and the idea of retuning to become part of a bigger sound.

"Becky and Jenn bring energy and a new dynamic, and stretch me beyond being simply a guy with a guitar" Howard says; "Their experience, friendly and lively personalities, and passion for music make them a perfect fit for how I see this band evolving and I could not be more excited".

The group has been in rehearsals for the past few weeks, getting a feel for the music and with the girls adding their own flavour to brand new tracks for the forth-coming album. HAS-Retuned's new release "The Light Broke In" is due to begin recording in the next few months, during which time the group hopes to have found a suitable lead guitarist to complete the line-up.

HAS-Retuned is a band that offers fresh, original material with wide ranging influences including Marillion, Nick Drake, Counting Crows and Panic Room, and intends to compliment their upcoming album with a selection of Live gigs across the UK, featuring material from Howard's previous solo album "The Delicious Company of Freaks" alongside the new songs.

For more information and updates visit: www.HowardAlanSinclair.co.uk
or to contact the band directly: HowardSinclair@Musician.org


Press Release: August 2013