The Filthy Souls, an indie-rock band hailing from Manchester, England, possess a creative energy that drives their music and electric live performances. Their strength of voice transcends any era classification, while still giving just a hint of their many musical influences. Their obvious appeal to the masses comes from, as the Sunday Telegraph Australia calls it, a mixture of “Part Indie pop and part dirty, sexy rock-and-roll!.”
Dave Green (Vocals/Guitar) became a regular on the U.K. music scene, playing everywhere from the small pubs in Wigan, to the auspicious Manchester Academy 3. Crisscrossing the British Isles, hitting the festival circuit, opening for such artists as Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, Finger Eleven and Cage The Elephant. During this time, Green notes, “We were all about the music, not just playing, but making it a part of our very being, and giving that back to the fans.”
In March 2009, Dave Green came to the US for a six week club tour. Following the success of the tour, Green decided to relocate to Los Angeles. It was in Los Angeles that Green met up with an old friend from Manchester, guitarist Danny Wagstaff, bass player Mike Meza and drummer, Topher Gale, to complete the band’s line up. The Filthy Souls released their debut EP, Save Me in February 2010.
The music of this Brit rock/pop group has been featured on American TV numerous times. The Filthy Souls have been heard on One Tree Hill, Vanished, Mercy, Greek, Pretty Little Liars, Make It Or Break It and The Glades. The band was written into the script for ABC’s hit comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. The Filthy Souls have recently made live appearances on Manchester’s Channel M, as well as having been heard on NPR’s KCRW Los Angeles, BBC 6 Introducing and on Manchester’s Key 103.
The band is currently finishing their debut album and will be touring this summer in support of the release.