Provocative English indie rock band Reverend and The Makers (RATM) are the brainchild of Sheffield musician Jon McClure, nicknamed The Reverend.
McClure recorded the original RATM demos with members of the Arctic Monkeys and Bromheads Jacket. The band uses indie rock, electro and funk to complete their signature sound, which has earned them headline tours across the UK and much critical acclaim.
The band’s debut album The State of Things (2007) propelled them to fame in Britain, as well as spawning the UK Top 10 single Heavyweight Champion of the World. Their second album, A French Kiss in the Chaos (2009), led to the band being asked to support Oasis on their final tour. Three more studio albums followed in 2012 (@ReverendMakers), 2014 (Thirty Two) and 2015 (Mirrors).
Inspired by Manchester performance poet John Cooper Clarke, The Reverend often performs his own poems, of a similar style, in between songs during live sets.