The ‘Little Ones’ are a five-piece band from Los Angeles and although birthed under the warm rays of California, they have since become committed QPR fans. Their musical influences are rooted mainly in the 60’s with comparisons to ‘The Beach Boys’, ‘The Zombies’ and ‘The Kinks’ but Simon their Manager is responsible for getting them into the R’s. Simon is from Hampton and has been a Rangers fan since his Grandad Norman took him in 1974 and has been going ever since.
Although he was an ‘on and off’ season ticket holder due to work commitments, he has had a regular season ticket in the East Paddock for about seven years with his two sons Louis and Dexter and his good friend John Walsh. His favourite games have been Liverpool away in the Milk Cup semi-final, promotion at Sheffield Wednesday and Tottenham at Wembley. His favourite players include Dave Thomas, Simon Stainrod, Leighton James, Paul Goddard, Sir Les, Trevor Sinclair and more recently Gino and Birch.
The band attended their first Rangers match at Loftus Road in February 2007 when Burnley were the opponents. According to singer/guitarist Ed Reyes, they plan to write a club song for QPR. Last Saturday, Ed and Brian appeared on SoccerAM and they were presented with a signed Rangers shirt by presenter Helen Chamberlain.
Before Ed Reyes and Ian Moreno formed the band they had been in an indie rock outfit called ‘Sunday’s Best’. They have been described as playing ‘giddy guitar music infused with lashings of wit and effervescence’. Apart from their 60’s influences, there have also been comparisons to modern-day bands such as ‘The Shins’ and the ‘Elephant 6 Collective’. In 2006, they released ‘Sing Song’ EP on Astralwerks Records which received a top review from the NME.¬† They supported the ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ in their UK Arena Tour at the end of 2007. On 28th July, ‘The Morning Tide’ was finally released on Heavenly Records. The band are set to play the ‘Forever Heavenly Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 14th September and will then headline a show at the ’93 Feet East’ Club in Brick Lane on the 23rd.
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