The Papers is a phenomenal musical act with singers hailing from Orpington, drummers from Wandsworth, and bass players based in Brighton. Inking a marvelous trajectory with their music, the artists are influenced by the Ska, Reggae, and Punk sound of groups such as The Police, The Clash, and The Specials. 

Signed by Maison Rouge Studios (led by Ian Anderson), The Papers recorded 30+ new songs in late-night sessions, drawing the attention of Panache Music, which signed them for publishing. The artists’ first single, “How Many More” on Radioactive Records, marked their first hit with a splash on the London indie chart and garnered airplay across the globe and plaudits from Radio 1 DJ Mike Read and John Peel. A UK tour saw the group play at iconic venues and events, including Glastonbury, and at the Rock Garden, The Marquee, and The Greyhound Fulham. Internationally, The Papers have performed in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Seattle and continue to win the hearts and minds around the world.

New members

The current band features Sten Stenapo, Harry Fitz, Norm Marsh and Rob Bright. New material is being recorded and we're out playing live again. Check the calendar for dates. See you out there

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Exeter RESPECT festival CANCELLED!!

Exeter RESPECT festival, Belmont Park, Exeter, DEVON

On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2019 Exeter sprang to life once again in the beautiful grounds of Belmont Park to the sounds of world music & dance at The Respect Festival. Now part of ‘Exeter Live Better’, the family friendly festival celebrated it’s 22nd year with a theme of ethnic diversity marking 25 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa.



Writing and Recording

Writing and Recording, Belgium, Ghent

We'll be spending some time off the road writing new material during Jan/Feb 2018. Sign up to stay up to date x

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