Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles are an Orchestral Pop band, based in Leeds. The sound the band creates is a genuinely beautiful mixing pot of lush orchestrations, poetic lyrics, romantic melodies and powerful energy.
The music is the invention of front man and guitarist Benjamin, scoring songs for violins, piano, bass, trumpet, trombone, Saxophone and flute.
The bandís first release in 2010, White Houses with b-side Heroes, has been extremely well received, featuring on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and getting great reviews. The band worked with Whiskas (formerly of iForwardRussia! and Dance to the Radio label) to produce the single.
In 2011, Arthur Rigby were invited in open the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals, and subsequently being named one of the best bands of 2011 for
BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire, before heading into the studio to record their first Ep, Tales From Pegasus Wood. Released in April 2012, the 5 track E.P encapsulate the bandís sound, moving from the huge chorus of Dark Clouds to the epic climactic storm on lead single One Stormy Night to the tender and fragile melodies on Ode to Gog.