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.

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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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Live dates

Exeter Respect Festival 2024 - The Papers

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Exeter Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Exeter, Devon

ABOUT EXETER RESPECT Exeter Respect is the city’s annual celebration of diversity where we use the performing and creative arts to engage the wider community in saying no to racism and all forms of prejudice. The Respect ethos is a simple one: racism and prejudice often spring from fear, and fear is often based on ignorance, so let’s overcome ignorance by getting to know one another and sharing not shunning our cultures. One of the best ways to get to know someone is to enjoy yourself with them, hence our celebratory event and adoption of the old Commission for Racial Equality slogan:

All Different, All Equal! The first Exeter Respect festival took place in 1997 and there has been a celebration virtually every year since then. From 2003 to 2008 Exeter Respect’s biggest event was at Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre, but from 2009 to the present day our focus has been a giant two day festival in Belmont Park, with a footfall of around 20,000 people every year.

Exeter Respect is returning to Belmont Park for 2024 on Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 June, we look forward to seeing you there. The Papers play at 1.00pm until 2:00pm on Saturday 8th JUNE. Entrance each day minimum £2.00 per person. Donations accepted. Festival starts at 12:00pm each day. Finishes at 7:00 pm

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