‘Street fighting Indie band’ AKA CHEEKBONE

Welcome to the Humans of Weston, for the next few weeks we will be introducing you to some of the creative humans we have found around our beautiful town of Weston…

Today, meet Ernest, Lou, Stell, Nick and Kennan of CHEEKBONE

Hi Cheekbone,

Welcome to Humans of Weston.

We are delighted to have you here, so let’s get to know you better…

Firstly tell us a bit about yourself in a sentence or two…

We’re a five piece indie rock band formed in Weston-Super-Mare. Although we’re considered as a London gigging band and we spend a lot of time there we try to interact with Weston a great deal. Playing a one off show every so often here is almost like a homecoming gig.

Now a few questions:

How would you describe your music?  

‘Street-fighting indie’ 

Was music a deliberate career choice?  

With the lack of support creative industries receive now, it would be pretty difficult to just ‘fall into’ a career in music. We’re always working hard to do something towards our career as a band. It gives us such satisfaction knowing we have such a loyal fan base.

What does your music say about you?  

Well we think it shows we have ambition and drive but also a sense of humour.

What brought you to Weston?

We all met in Weston, some of us were born here and others came for the sun. All of our closest friends and family who are a massive support to each one of us all live here.

Grove Park

How has Weston been a part of your creativity?

Hard to say, a lot of our songs are character studies of some kind so there’s people in this town that have inspired us to write certain songs or have even been the direct inspiration. 

Where are your favourite places in Weston to seek out inspiration? 

As a band we do have a few favourite places where we hang out, Jill’s garden being one – we usually take an acoustic guitar, some cigs and Guinness and stay there for hours! It’s a perfect English garden. 

Jill Dando Memorial Garden

Has anyone in Weston supported or influenced you? 

We’re always overwhelmed by the support we receive from our friends and fans in Weston. We’ve had what feels like half the town trek up to London for gigs of ours, or countless people all messaging us saying they’re tuning into the Radio or TV whilst we’re on [the band have been on BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing and Soccer AM]. Reoffender are a great live band and have a great, naturally talented guitarist in Geraint Evans. All those guys have been supportive of us and particularly our lead singer Ernest. 

What advice would you give to young musicians in the town?

Keep your hair long.

What are you working on at the moment, or what is next?

Without sounding really secretive we can’t give away what we’re doing next just yet.

[hint: they’re set to record the first single of a three track EP over the next few weekends]

We have a few things in mind but everyone should always expect new music on the way! Head over to our Instagram, Facebook or Fatsoma for gig info, we are playing a mini UK tour in July and tickets are out on sale now, with a Bristol date!

Cheekbone are finally back out on the road in July 2021

You can find all of the details and buy tickets below:




Find Reoffender here: https://www.facebook.com/SoundmanDannyP/photos

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