Our Story

Consisting mainly of  grizzled old f...sorry, 'industry veterans,' Candle Wasters are wowing Midlands audiences with their own brand of music -  edgy but with great, melodic  hooks and a cracking rhythm section.

Having tired of trying to sound like someone else  playing other people's music in various covers bands, Mick and Phil decided in 2013 to finally give rein to their own creative instincts.  The result has been phenomenal - a slew of new songs, each building on the last and getting better all the time, drawing on their vast experience of both life and music. Initially joined by  rhythm  section  Phil and Rich, everyone is contributing  to the creative pool and the results have been  fantastic.  In February this year new bass player  Jordan joined and, as well as adding another level of quality to the band's output, he's  CONSIDERABLY lowered the band's average age while at the same time  upping its cool quotient!! 

Noses having been  applied to the  grindstone  and following  a  successful debut at the tremendously popular 'Heard' event at The Sun on the Hill in Birmingham, we're  now busy writing and preparing our first EP.  We'll be posting work-in-progress and live cuts here periodically, so stay in touch for new releases.  And sign up to our mailing list so that we can keep you posted regarding up-coming shows.

Candle Wasters - burning brightly!!