... are a high-energy & technically sharp rock group  based primarily in Suffolk, although they were in the process of taking their powerful sound further afield across the U.K just before Lockdown brought a halt to live music.

HOPE AHEAD have each brought a love of various pop punk groups , as well as the definitive early 2000s sound, to the table and between the 4 of them have forged a unique and modern take on the genre - mixing mature songwriting skill with an explosive & frenetic energy to awesome effect.

It’s fair to say that in the relatively short time that HOPE AHEAD have been together they have already made the EA music scene take notice; even with the devastation wrought by 2020 they have released their acclaimed debut single ‘Up All Night’ , received a nomination for a well-regarded Music Award (NMG Awards 2021), and been snapped up for various festivals and support slots for some heavyweight names.

HOPE AHEAD  consists of :

Ashley Bell - lead guitar /backing vocal

Jon Parker - rhythm guitar and lead vocals

Chris Dunnett - bass guitar

Ben Button - drums / backing vocals.

HOPE AHEAD - Up All Night

They have already received a ton of radio support for their first single , including lots of interest from several regional BBC programs. The  much anticipated follow-up single ‘Before You Can Wake’  is scheduled for release very soon. They followed this up with a live performance at the Norwich A.I.R FEST 2021 that was described as "... simply ferocious and brilliant. " (BOOM! Magazine)

The band’s name was influenced by their mutual desire to provide a positive influence for audiences within a music scene that can sometimes be introverted , and at extremes doom-laden. HOPE AHEAD’s sweat-drenched & euphoric live shows bring back the fun to live music , which is always needed but none so much as right now!

Make sure you check them out on their socials and keep up to date with upcoming shows and record releases in 2024.