The English System
Brian Newell, Sean Grieve, Jessica Larrabee, Jason Schefflin, and Charles Tran formed The English System in the Spring of 2001. Within a month, they had written and recorded a four song EP. The self titled EP, casually referred to as "the Diner EP," gained quick recognition in the Philadelphia and South Jersey music scene.
Shortly after the recording sessions, Jessica traveled to India for four months to study film, while the other four members continued to write songs and practice in her absence.
The band played their first show in July 2001, and immediately went on a short Midwest tour in August of 2001. Touring continued throughout the fall of 2001, with a short trip to te Northeast with friends Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right BA Start.
In 2002, the English System continues to play countless shows in the tri-state area sharing the stage with indie-rock notables such as Liars Academy, Breaking Pangaea, The Reputation, Zero Zero, Pop Unknown and many others. Their first full length, "Banded Blue" was recorded in the Spring of 2002, and is out now on Limekiln Records. The band just finished several mini-tours in the central and eastern U.S. and are planning an expanded tour this summer.