Based in Philadelphia and originally from Durban, South Africa, The Missing Frets are an Alternative Indie Rock outfit comprised of husband and wife, Shaun and Bindu Lovell and drummer Johnny Martin.
Shaun a former percussionist who whilst living in California during the early millennium had the fortune of performing with and learning from some of the best in the business. Thereafter he returned to his home town where he began playing with well known Durban artists and later transformed his skills into a Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter. In early 2012 Shaun found a new love in production and released his self produced, solo debut EP in 2013 called The Red Lemon Project. Shortly after the release of that EP the band The Missing Frets formed and began creating a new sound and entity in the music scene. The first members comprised of Shaun, Bindu and Roehann Sutherland.
Bindu, a former modern dance professional, adapted her sense of movement to sculpt the groove which formed the back bone of ‘The Missing Frets’. Roehann Sutherland joined the band on drums with his off beat funky flair in early 2015 and the trio played locally around Durban, South Africa where they recorded and released their ‘Out of Africa’ EP. In September of 2016 Shaun and Bindu relocated to Philadelphia where they teamed up with local drummer Johnny Martin formally from Bastard Child, Generation X and Split Decision, who brought his solid, energetic and orchestrated style into the mix.
Since then they have been hard at work crafting and performing their sound to the original Philly music scene, and have just completed the recording of their new ‘Bodhi Tree’ EP available now on all major platforms. This EP was recoded as a live studio production with the intention of giving their fans an accurate feel of their live performance.
The result, a vibrant and energetic alternative Indie sound, crafted together by metaphoric and thought provoking lyrics.