From Leeds, Yorkshire, England, this folk quartet comprises the central figure of Mark Creswell, who produces, arranges, writes and sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar, with Nic France (drums), Steve Williams (bass) and Adam Kerk (guitar, vocals). Creswell, a veteran of several earlier bands, chose to launch the Brontë Brothers in August 1992 in order to provide a suitable vehicle for his own compositions. Together the band played their first songs to Andrew Lauder, veteran A&R representative, who had recently formed his own This Way Up record company. Signatures in place, the band recorded their debut single under their new contract, ‘A Winner Too’, in London’s Primrose Hill. The next single, ‘Live A Little More’, was a new song written by Tanita Tikaram, coupled with originals ‘Need This Lover Growing’ and ‘Stay (Don’t Walk Away)’. On the back of further positive press the group found themselves invited to appear at the 1993 Glastonbury Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. They also toured with Gerry Rafferty, the Indigo Girls, Goats Don’t Shave and Ian McNabb, before further slots with Buddy Guy. Their debut album arrived later in the year to generally positive reviews.