Keep Colchester Cool, in conjunction with Trotters Bar, presents the latest in a series of FREE events which showcase local acts who we think you should be hearing more of.

On Thursday 16th December it’s the turn of The Overwrought.

Formed in Colchester earlier this year, The Overwrought features Owen Bennett on guitar and vocals, Dom Stevenson on guitar, Joshua Greenley on bass and David Seddon on drums. The sound of the group is based around 70s punk, 80s New Wave, 90s Britpop and 00s indie.

The Overwrought are influenced by Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Elvis Costello, Nirvana, Tom Petty and The Libertines. The band take on any subject with songs ranging from borrowing money off your mates for the next beer, getting in fights over girls to the American-led obsession with ‘celebrity’.

Come down on the night and grab a free copy of their debut EP, ‘What if This Doesn’t Change?’

In the meantime, have a listen to their MySpace

The Keep Colchester Cool presents… nights always draw in a crowd who appreciate great music from local bands so come to Trotters Bar and see for yourself!

The bar is open until 12:00am and there’s drink offers too:
Bottles of Becks £1.50 and Bulmers £2.
Please bring ID if you look under 21 and want to buy alcohol.

Live music starts at 9.30pm. See you there!

The Overwrought are the latest in a line of acts who have played at Trotters Bar for Keep Colchester Cool along with Manic Minor, Young Swells, Jack Howe, The Kipling Conspiracy, Ellie Cornell, Greg Blackman, The Jorneta Stream, Blisted Pearl, Tom Sanderson, Top Deck All Stars, Kill The Party, Slopes, DJ Huffle, Station, To Kill A Rose, Animal Noise and We Are Embassy.

Want to be considered for a gig in 2011? Email