That Band are Exeter’s answer to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

I’m completely honored to receive a Facebook invite from the lead guitarist of Exeter’s answer to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers “That Band’s” Phil Oberheinrich.

On Saturday 15th of July, My sister, Phil’s mother and I set off to watch “That Band” play one of their many gigs which they have played this summer.

In June the band played at Chaos, their first-ever festival in Guernsey, before coming home to Exeter to play several gigs to their local fans.

Last month, I finally got to check out the band at the Sorry Head in Exeter for the first time in months.

We arrived just after 9 pm when That Band’s support band Rapunzel Waits were playing. Rapunzel Waits is another Exeter up and coming band who have recently performed at the wedding as well as the Totnes Festival.

Just after 10 pm That Band came on stage to find a full dance floor and some people shouting and cheering as they played songs from their latest album ThemTunes.

I thought the band played really well and had improved on their live sessions since the last time I saw they play. Check out the video below featuring Will Pirie on the drums, Doug Prime on the Six String Bass and vocals, Phil Oberheinrich, lead guitarist and vocals and Lead singer and songwriter Chris Davy.

Chris entertained the crowd well in between songs, and the band played a good hour set, with many of the crowd chanting for more once the band had finished.

One of the best things about the Exeter based band is the fact that they are donating every single penny from the sales of the albums to an Exeter Charity.  I’m unaware of any bands who donate funds from their very first album to charity.

ThemTunes is available to purchase, all you have to do is give a donation, and every penny goes towards the Honey Lands Children’s Charity in Exeter.

 What next for That Band?

That Band’s next gig is on Saturday, September 2nd at the Globe Inn in Exeter from 9 pm.

If you would like to find out more about That Band or purchase their new album visit their website or Facebook page here.

If you would like to book the band for festivals, gigs, parties or weddings contact the band’s management at

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