Junction 28 is a band hailing from Essex in the UK. Aiming to combine huge riffs, dense electronics and soaring vocals into one cohesive aural assault, the group is now ready to show its new face to the world. Formed in 2018 by bassist Dick Phantom (Kieron Spears), it wasn’t long before the band began ploughing through venues across Essex and Greater London. Other Members include drummer Ben Woodwards, guitarist Gary Digby, synth player Kit Sylvester and lead singer Craig Keeling. Their first EP, “Before You Drown'' is set to be released later in the summer. Recorded at Hidden Track Studios in Folkestone with producer Oz Craggs, the project weaves together the new and the familiar, its five tracks speak to a plethora of topics drawn from the band member’s own lives and personal struggles.
Under his tough, rugged exterior Craig harbours the soul of a mischievous prankster. After failed attempts at fame and fortune on both the big and small screens, he decided to try his hand at music and joined Junction 28. He can often be found screaming at pigeons in the street, convinced they are plotting a coup. Craig incorporates his diverse musical taste directly into his songwriting, bringing a wide variety of ideas and styles into the bands repertoire.
Synth / Electronics / Screams
Musical prodigy, visionary intellectual, sex icon, these are all things Kit Sylvester may have been had he not decided to join Junction 28 back in 2019. Originally billed as the band’s second guitarist, kit made the jump to synthesizers and electronics in 2020, bringing an all new dimension to the group’s music. Inspired by sounds ranging from ambient, techno and synth-wave, Kit creates music based on the personal belief that building immersive atmospheres and diverse sonic textures is the most important part of a musician’s work.
The founding member and bassist of Junction 28, Dick is often found at the end of Garrick’s pranks. Even if his impact on the group's sound isn't immediately noticeable, once he emerges from the shadows his energetic presence both on and off of the stage is undeniable.
Gary is the newest member of Junction 28, having only joined the band in early 2021. He has a varied range of music tastes from The Beatles to Scar Symmetry and all that’s in-between. Riffs, licks and harmonies dictate the majority of his music tastes.
Outside of the band he’s a bit of a jack of all trades (and a master of none), and also enjoys only the finest beer and top shelf gin.
"I'm just Ben"
He may look like he’s been living on the streets, but Ben is never more at home behind the drums, smashing cymbals and slapping skins, bringing the heavy grooves that make the audience go wild . Ben has no filter, he says exactly what he thinks no matter what. He has a huge range of music taste, from jazz to deathcore, and can most often be heard complaining at the lack of blast beats in any given song.
Outside of the band Ben takes an interest in football, photography and beer drinking!