Bassetlaw: Comeback gig planned for local rock band Abandoned Faith

Abandoned Faith
Abandoned Faith

Hard rock outfit Abandoned Faith are ready to blast back into the local music scene in 2014.

The five-piece, who play all original material, have a new single, Recession, which will be available to download from the end of February or start of March and a comeback gig at Corporation in Sheffield on 29th March.

“We’re really looking forward to getting back to playing live this year,” said guitarist Steve Jenkins, who comes from Bolsover.

“We had built up a really good following locally in places like Worksop and surrounding areas in 2012 and we want to get back to playing live this year.”

As well as Steve, the band has two other local members in singer Jason Hewitt, who is originally from Worksop and now lives in Creswell, and guitarist Richard Marsden, who is from Clowne.

The band’s other two members, bassist Aidan Hall and drummer Aaron Smith, are both from Sheffield and it was Aaron’s year-long trip to Australia that caused the brief hiatus in the band’s career.

“We played a new bands showcase down in London at the end of 2012 but then we effectively had to stop for a year,” continued Steve.

“However, now we’re back playing again and we’ve been recording at The Lockup Studios in Killamarsh.”

“We’ve got the single coming out on iTunes and Amazon and we should have a video to go with that soon after.”

“If we can, we’d like to put an album out at some point this year too.”

“But it’s the live gigs we are mainly about this year and we’ve got the Corporation gig in March and we want to get support slots at bigger venues to some bigger acts throughout the year.”

For more information on the band, visit their website at