Werbeniuk are a band from Teesside in the North-East of England. Not easily pigeon-holed, their "Teesside World Music" combines percussion, electronics and catchy vocals with a political conscience and a strong sense of fun.

Formed in March 2010, as a three-piece comprising Michael Baines, Si Kelly and Andy Mellor, the line-up soon expanded when Gary Doyle and Jimmy Howes joined. Gigging regularly since June 2011, the band released their first CD Avenge My Death in December 2012. Simon left the band to pursue other interests in the summer of 2013, so Martin Cass stepped in, and they carried on regardless. Martin quit in April 2016, and Tim Oxnard joined in the following October.

The band are a well-established part of the Teesside music scene. Their instrument-swapping and the general on-stage chaos has arguably made them the region's premier Health & Safety risk, but certainly one of the best and most original live acts around.

Michael, Tim, Gary, Jimmy and Andy (in no particular order) all sing and play (in no particular order): guitar, bass guitar, melodica, percussion, sampler, synthesizer, walkingstick bass, linen-basket drums, electronic drums. Simon and Martin used to do the same.


Werbeniuk Discography Tracks


SMOG 0016, WTNZ 07 Werbeniuk One Of Us Did(CD, Album + File, AAC, FLAC, MP3, Album) Smoggy Sounds Records, Watt Noiz SMOG 0016, WTNZ 07 UK & Ireland 2016 Sell This Version


WTNZ06 Werbeniuk Avenge My Death(CD) Watt Noiz WTNZ06 UK 2012 Sell This Version