"A soothing piece of R&B-infused indie” ~ Complex
BE GOOD are a four-piece from Oxford, having formed after a serendipitous meeting in a ceramic arts class. Vocalist Ash Cooke and drummer Charlie Clark initially shared a passion for clay, but ultimately bonded over nights listening to rap music in a South East London flat. Relocating to Cooke’s hometown Oxford, they enlisted James Cunning (synths) and Patch Burley (bass), both of whom were models at a local life drawing class, to start a band. Named after 96-year-old chemistry professor John B. Goodenough, BE GOOD started releasing songs in response to small-town suburban boredom; early singles came out via boutique labels Kitsuné and Communion.
The band self-released their debut EP God Of Nowhere last summer, which saw editorial coverage from outlets such as Complex, The Line of Best Fit, and DIY, as well as Spotify playlisting support (e.g. Chill Vibes, Alternative R&B, Midnight Chill). After the EP, the band have continued to release new singles—‘Sickie’ and ‘Reflection of the Moon’ were playlisted onto Indie Pop and All New Indie, respectively, and both premiered on BBC Introducing upon release.
This past fall saw a UK tour run with Willie J Healey, playing historic venues such as King Tut’s, Clwb Ifor Bach, The Brudenell Club and Southampton Joiners, and culminating in a sold-out show at Omeara in London. BE GOOD are confirmed for Ritual Union Bristol 2020 along with a headline show at Colours Hoxton.
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas