Wilson Minds are a new three piece alt-rock band from north west England who will be playing live at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Saturday, May 17.

Led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Paul Wilkes, the classy rhythm section is made up by James Brogan (bass /vocals) and Carl Brightman (drums).

The band have spent a very short time launching their explosive alt rock assault on the scene, and now have just finished their debut album I Am We Are with legendary producer Chris Potter (Verve, Blur, I Am Kloot) who fell in love with Paul’s demos.

Influences go from Neil Young and Crazy Horse through to The White Stripes and beyond.

“I’m a Scouser, Carl’s from Winsford, and James is from Manchester,” says Paul. “So between us we represent the whole of the north west, even though we sound like a 70s American rock band.

“It took me a long time to find two like-minded lads and we’ve gelled together brilliantly.”

Wilson Minds released their debut album I Am We Are in the fall of 2013 to a sold out Zanzibar Club in Liverpool, on October 5 to their fans on a purely word of mouth basis.

Paul said: “There’s no clever marketing or hype built around the release, just purely great music getting out there to people who still appreciate listening to a full record.

“Once the album is out then we will look at the options with various labels and investors to exploit the record, reaching a wider audience in 2014.”

The debut album features some guest performances from the likes of Damon Minchella (Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller) and Geoff Wootten (The Gorillaz, Beady Eye) along with Paul and the band.

Free entry before 9pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390 090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com.