Saffron Walden Blues & Rock Weekender preview: Introducing...Blind Summit

PUBLISHED: 21:31 05 September 2014 | UPDATED: 22:02 05 September 2014

From left, Jordan Starks-Browning, 18, Matt Swainsbury, 17, Andrew Draper, 17, Oliver Kaye, 17, and 
Trent Williamson, 17.

From left, Jordan Starks-Browning, 18, Matt Swainsbury, 17, Andrew Draper, 17, Oliver Kaye, 17, and Trent Williamson, 17.


Blind Summit follow Mortal Tides on the Saturday night of the Saffron Walden Blues & Rock Weekender double-header.

What’s on when

Friday, September 5

7.30pm Doors open

7.45pm Room C

8.25pm Dave Vant

9.05pm Too Cool Kid

9.45pm Remus Down Boulevard

Saturday, September 6

7.30pm Doors open

7.45pm The Hooligans

8.10pm Mortal Tides

8.40pm Blind Summit

9.10pm Shaun Colwill

9.45pm The Blues Brothers Band

Who are they?

Jordan Starks-Browning, 18 – vocals

Trent Williamson, 17 – drums

Andrew Draper, 17 – bass

Matt Swainsbury, 17 – keyboard, vocals

Oliver Kaye, 17 – guitar

What is the band’s style of music?

Jordan: “We used to play a lot of Muse, Foo Fighters and some indie rock stuff. We still play that sort of style but have moved on to lesser known bands.

What will they play on Saturday night?

Jordan: “Some Imagine Dragons, Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Muse and then a couple of our own songs.”

Matt: “It will be quite a powerful set.”

Jordan: “Prepare for some head banging and a good time.”

Trent: “It’s kind of fun rock.”

When was the band started?

Matt: “Ollie and I are the only original band members. The band was called The Underdogs to begin with. This was five years ago – it was us two and another drummer. As a current line-up, we have been playing together for about a year. Jordan and Ollie’s parents know each other and that’s how she joined.”

Success so far

Matt: “We’ve played a lot of gigs but not many in the past year.”

Trent: “It’s my fault, really, I’ve ruined the gig streak since I joined.”

Matt: “We’ve all had a lot of exams which got in the way. Jordan is going to uni so this will probably be one of our last gigs.”

Where do they see the band five years down the line?

Jordan: “It would be really nice if we could keep it going because it’s so much fun.”

Matt: “If we just played when we came back from uni for the summer that would be great.”

Find out more about Blind Summit

Blind Summit will be taking to the stage at 8.40pm on Saturday evening. To get your tickets visit Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, call 01799 524002, or pop into Wayletts of Thaxted. Tickets are also available online from

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