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Common Buzzards are a British Alternative Rock band, hailing from Brighton, Burgess Hill and Horsham, formed in 2019. Matthew Tilley (Lead Vocals), Joe Parrott (Lead Guitar), Nathaniel Bishop (Drums), and Harrison James (Bass) discovered a sound that gives a firm nod to classic 90's Rock and Indie with a modern twist and infectious energy. Their music is primarily influenced by the Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Luka State and the Electric Light Orchestra.


The four-piece, crowned winners of the Thame Town Music Festivals' Peoples Choice Award in 2020, released their first single Super Soul Believer in December of 2019. It had been key to the band's success and progression in their first twelve months of performing. Opportunities started to arise, and in February of 2020, BBC Radio Kent studios called on the four to become their house band for an afternoon. Their second single Personal Space received overwhelming feedback from various blogs and radio stations and was featured on BBC Introducing 'The South' and aired on both BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey.


They have showcased their music at some of the most well-renowned venues in the south-east of England; the Tunbridge Wells Forum, The Prince Albert (Brighton), The Hope & Ruin (Brighton). In the summer of 2021, they opened the Priory Live Music Festival with Toploader; recognised most of all for their cover of King Harvest's US hit "Dancing in the Moonlight", headlining. In 2022, their growth in popularity was evident as they supported the The Skinner Brothers and Coach Party at the Tunbridge Wells Forum.


The Hope & Ruin Brighton

Prince Albert Brighton

Latest Music Bar Brighton

The Grand Escape Brighton

The Richmond Brighton

Bees Mouth Hove

Tunbridge Wells Forum Tunbridge Wells

The Bedford Tunbridge Wells

The Royal Oak Tunbridge Wells

The REC Rooms Horsham

The Holbrook Club Horsham

The Shelley Arms Horsham

The Anchor Hotel Horsham

The Potters Burgess Hill

The White Hart Crawley

The Comic Shop Crawley

The Islington London

Rocksteady London

HopYard Brewing Co. Forest Row

Bar 42 Worthing

Gravesend & District Theatre Gravesham

Poco Loco Chatham


Priory Live Music Festival Orpington

Local & Live Music Festival Tunbridge Wells

Ashurst Wood Jubilee Music Festival Ashurst Wood

Cranfest Music Festival Cranbrook Town

B Side & Beer Music Festival Wimbledon


BBC Introducing

BBC Upload

BBC Radio Kent


Burgess Hill Radio

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