The band members are Mark Fitton (drums and vocals), Andy Goddard (keyboards and vocals), Keith Darbyshire (bass), John Done (guitar and lead vocals) and Brian Mitchell (guitars and lead vocals).
Roomthirteen promote an agenda which carries quality tunes as the central tenet in the bands pop manifesto. They have a fierce passion for tune and melody. These five pop conquistadors are unafraid to take the band's ideology and climb on the nearest soapbox to argue that within the music is a universal truth. Some bands look cool. Some bands sound great. roomthirteen simply don't care about some bands. roomthirteen care about fish and chips and curry sauce. Oh yes and pop music.
roomthirteen is a melodic democracy. All five-band members play a key role in making the whole work. The band have recorded three albums "whatever happened to Cody Jarrett?" The second album "Papa" was a six- song demo that was produced as a quick fix album to raise funds for the Winnie Mabaso Foundation. The third and current album is 'easterlinparadox'
The roomies have a massive back catalogue of songs. The current live set is a nineteen song one and a half-hour extravaganza. The nineteen songs represent a fraction of the material the band has written. The current squad has lush arrangements soaked and coated in honeydew harmonies at its core. The melodies and hooks in the songs are unashamedly strong and once heard never forgotten.
The live set contains all eleven songs from the third album, (easterlinparadox) released June 09. The title suggests the band might promote a political agenda. There is little doubt that the songs deal with complex and abstract themes. 'Cry' for instance contends with grief and loss. The song is framed within the context of the Hillsborough tragedy and the fact nobody in authority has ever been convicted for deaths of 96 football supporters. 'Highways' is a commentary on the role young carers and how invisible they can become. 'Cinema' deals specifically with issues concerning mental health. In a sense it is for the listener to make his or her own mind up whether this constitutes political outpouring.