The Manatees are an Indie-pop band originally from Southampton. In early 2017 they released their youthfully nostalgic debut EP ‘Avoiding Glances’ which sparked a significant amount of hype around the young indie outfit. This resulted in the first video single that was dropped on their Facebook being viewed over 50,000 times, cumulating in excess of 850 likes. This was soon followed by headlining slots at the iconic Joiners venue in Southampton and the reputable O2 Islington. The band are Jay Harris (vocals/rhythm guitar), Tyler Bloor (lead guitar, backing vocals), James Miller (bass guitar,backing vocals) and James Brearley (drums, backing vocals). On his first day at a new secondary school Jay Harris was quickly introduced to future drummer of The Manatees James Brearley. Having heard the new kid could play the guitar and before introducing himself properly Brearley was quick to ask Jay to play lead guitar in his school band. Since then James and Jay have been playing together in a number of groups but after meeting Tyler Bloor and James Miller decided to put their efforts into one project, The Manatees.