Absent Average are…
…Liam and James, a singing/songwriting duo from High Green, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
The boys are lifelong friends having met aged 4 at primary school. Both now 18 years of age, they sing beautifully together and accompany themselves on guitar, cajon and percussion. They have learned their craft busking on the streets of Sheffield and are now starting to make a name for themselves on the pub & club circuit.
Their live set is mainly contemporary covers of artists like Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Taylor Swift – classics from the Beatles, Jacksons and James Brown – and a few of their own original songs.
They released their first original song, “What I Want”, in august 2015 on Soundcloud.
Absent Average busking on Whitby Pier
ABSENT AVERAGE were given their first radio airplay on the BBC Introducing programme on BBC Radio Sheffield, saturday 19th september 2015 when “What I Want” was aired at around 20.05.
“Absolutely adore that track! Very much looking forward to hearing more music from this duo.”
Christian Carlisle – BBC Radio Sheffield
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Roots Music Club, Doncaster - 19 feb 2016
saturday 20th may – Pub In The Park, Marlow
monday 29th may – ???, Leeds
friday june 9th – Keswick Mountain Festival
sunday june 18th – ???, Leeds
sunday 23rd july – Green Room, Sheffield (Tramlines Festival)
saturday 29th july – The Endeavour, Whitby
saturday august 12th – Snowdonia Outdoor Festival
25-27th august – Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley (date/time tbc)
Great review of our Roots Music Club gig (20/01/2017) in Doncaster Free Press by Paula Moore. Photo by Stephen Connor. Here are some highlights… Liam Short’s and James Knight’s harmonies blend impeccably and beautifully throughout their songs. They exude a quiet confidence as well as an unabashed humility as they engage with each other and the […]
@AbsentAverage looking great on stage at the #DiaryParty pic.twitter.com/T17cxebmvQ — Katie Isaacson (@katieisaacson) September 23, 2016 We played the MEN Diary Party on the 23rd of September. We loved every second of it, especially since we got to share the stage with X-Factor’s very own YES LAD, as well as the always riveting Rockaoke!
Come and see us at Standon Calling this summer – on saturday 30th july. We really can’t wait!!!