The Bees , known in the United States as A Band of Bees , is a British independent rock band from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. in England. Their musical style is often referred to as independent rock, although there are many influences from 1960s rock, country music, reggae and jazz.
The Bees have three albums: Sunshine Hit Me in 2002, nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. This first production, recorded in the garden hut of the leader of the group, is very well received by critics. In 2004, Free the Bees appeared at Major Virgin, followed in 2007 by Octopus.
Several tracks from the first two albums are used in advertising clips, which has certainly helped the group to break through. Sunshine Hit's Minha Menina appears in a Citroen ad, while Chicken Payback and Wash in the Rain, both of Free the Bees, can be heard in a clip for Sure for Men deodorant and the English supermarket chain, respectively. Sainsbury's. The Chicken Payback music video is played by Joy Graham>, accompanied by a jazz band and directed by Becky Martin of the Peep Show> sitcom.
The video for their single Listening Man is directed by Dominic Leung, who has already worked with bands like Coldplay. He is noticed for the quality of his realization. The Bees play in support of Oasis in 2005, and Madness in December 2007 during their special Christmas tour, and play with Paul Weller during the British dates of the Winter Arena Tour. In 2010, The Bees played for The Sun songs from their album Every Step's a Yes. Paul Butler appears on stage at the Glastonbury Festival in 2010 with Devendra Banhart.