The Gorgeous Chans: New Release – ‘Marina and I’/’By The Highway’

the gorgeous chans

The Gorgeous Chans are a six piece outfit from Nottingham. Since forming in 2012, the band have built a loyal following, with their bright danceable sound which incorporates a horn section into their indie staple of guitars, bass and drums.

The Gorgeous Chans are now set to release their debut single, ‘Marina & I’ on 6th July. The track, which takes its inspiration from the character  ‘Marina’ from children’s television show ‘Stingray’, is an ode to youthful exuberance and summer love. With its stunning upbeat brass hook with crystal clear guitars, ‘Marina and I’ puts the band in a class of its own among its peers.

The ‘B’ side of the single, ‘By The Highway’, is a stand alone track in its own right, and showcases another side to the band. With its sentimental feel of nostalgia, surrounding gorgeous harmonies, ‘By The Highway’ has attracted the attention of several major record labels.

Both tracks were recorded by the band between free studio time at a local college and a ramshackle studio set up put together in the back room belonging to Elliot, one of the sax players in the group.

‘Marina and I’/’By The Highway’ by The Gorgeous Chans is available on 6th July.

For further information, visit the band’s FaceBook page.

You can see The Gorgeous Chans live on the following dates:


6th – London The Garage, supporting The Hummingbirds

14th – Newark Airfield Festival Thing (BBC Intro)

20th – London- Rooz Studio


10th July- Surya, London.

About the author

Juliet is married with one daughter, a dog and a cat. She grew up in East London, but currently resides in Hertfordshire.

Having spent her formative years in the Mod scene, she has a lot of love for the 60’s...and the music of the Mod Father, Mr Paul Weller.

Juliet has always loved to write and began training to be a journalist, before ill health caused her to put her life on hold.

Two kidney transplants later, she still enjoys all kinds of writing, including poetry, and has had several poems published in various magazines and anthologies. She likes needlecraft, is big on animal rights and loves discovering brilliant new artists that the main stream media may have overlooked.

Last, but by no means least, she has a lot of love for two very talented Irish twins, you may know them as Jedward :)

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