All The Young
Supported Morrissey once in 2011 at the Stoke-on-Trent concert.
All the Young (formerly called 'New Education') is a five-piece alternative rock band from Stoke-on-Trent, England. Led by Ryan Dooley (singer/songwriter) and his younger brother Jack Dooley (bass/vocals). Ryan and Jack started to play at school talent shows at the age of 12 and 13 covering recent hits of the time by the likes of Oasis, Stereophonics and Feeder, before hitting the local venues under various guises. They were then picked up by Warner Brothers after recording 2 demos ‘Today’ & ‘Quiet Night In’ whilst under the name 5th Action, with now acclaimed producer Richard Turvey (Blossoms, Courteeners), a friend of the brothers and someone who mutually came from the Stoke music scene of the late naughties; and gave the band free studio time in order to use the demos as part of his degree at Liverpool LIPA. Recording through the night for free, after the final session the band got back to Stoke and split up as all members aside from Ryan and Jack left. The brothers decided to rename the project New Education, loaded the songs onto MySpace and were contacted by Warner Bros to come and meet the label within 5 days. New Education cut their teeth on home soil, touring the UK for around a year before, most notably The Great Escape tour with The Rifles in 2009 before changing the lineup again, and rebranding as All the Young when new drummer Will Heaney joined. Winning them a 6 album recording contract with 14th Floor Records. The band have so far toured or played with the 1975, Morrissey, Kaiser Chiefs, Catfish and the Bottlemen, the Courteeners, the Twang, The Enemy, the Pigeon Detectives and the Wombats amongst others. They've also played headline shows in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Iceland, Spain and Australia, and appeared at various major festivals such as V festival, Rockness, Hurricane Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Y Not Festival, iTunes Festival, British Summer Time (concerts) and Wakestock. The band's music has also been used numerous times on television, including "Another Miracle" soundtracking Sky Sports coverage of the 2010–11 Ashes series and "Welcome Home" being used on a Panorama about the YMCA in Stoke-on-Trent. They released their debut album Welcome Home in April 2012, which they recorded with Garth Richardson at his farm studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The album was mixed by Rich Costey. It debuted at number 41 on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number 32 during the midweek chart update, and birthed singles "The First Time" which was single of the week on Radio X on five separate occasions, "Welcome Home", "Quiet Night In", "The Horizon" and "Another Miracle". "Quiet Night In" and "The Horizon" were both featured as Zane Lowe's hottest record in the world on BBC Radio 1. Fearne Cotton also used "The Horizon" on her DIY DJ feature where a fan chooses a band and discusses them live on air. The album was also named on XFM's 'Best Albums of 2012' list.On 25 July 2013, the band announced via their social media channels that drummer Will Heaney had left due to personal reasons. Guitarist David Cartwright left shortly after.In December 2013, All the Young announced the single "You & I", released exclusively for the Manchester United documentary film The Class of '92.