Gymnast are a Manchester-based duo who have been playing live since July 2012. Members Cathy Wilcock (lead vocals, guitar) and Chris Lyon (synth, cello, guitar, backing vocals, programming) previously wrote and performed together as part of five-piece Edinburgh band Mayhew (Glastonbury ETC 2010 public vote winners), before that band went their separate ways in May 2011.
As Gymnast, they played their first gig at the Olympic Park during London 2012 having been selected from hundreds of unsigned acts by new music website EmergingIcons.com. They are now based in Manchester where they have gained the support of some of the city’s key champions of new music such as BBC Radio Manchester, Thank Folk for That/Jackdaw Social and The Manchester Label. In addition to the local interest, Gymnast have also received endorsements on national platforms such as Amazing Radio and BB6Music.
They released their debut EP on 10.4.13 and have a live video ready for release in May. Their next gigs in Manchester include a night curated by them in the city’s Northern Quarter and a pop-up gig on the 39th floor of the Beetham Tower. They are also looking forward to playing further afield in the UK, including a couple of festival slots booked for the summer.
Campaign Start: 30.04.2013