A FURNESS musician is releasing a single with his London-based band after the members met in a David Bowie tribute act. 

Mark Howarth, 31, a former Ulverston Victoria High School student, said he was 'very involved' in the local music scene before moving to Hackney. 

His band is called Fuzz Skyler, which draws influences from Muse, Queen, Nothing but Thieves and Foals. They released their single Bend and Break on March 28, on which he plays drums. It is the first single release of their five-song second EP. 

He performs with Farzard (Fuzz) Marand (32), the lead vocalist and keyboard player, and Arnie Daunys, the bassist (27). The guitars on the record were laid down by Kostas Paraskevas and Daniel Pereira, who have now left the group. 

Mark and Fuzz will be in Ulverston and the Lakes from April 1-5 to do some writing. 

Fuzz grew up in Mill Hill and is Iranian by heritage, and Arnie grew up in Lithuania before he moved to London to study and play music. 

Mark said: "We actually formed as a result of myself and Fuzz being thrown together as members of a David Bowie tribute band for a concert at The Lexington in Kings Cross. Fuzz was the Bowie and I was the drummer. We met for one rehearsal and then did the gig. There was instant chemistry there and we auditioned Arnie for the bassist role later on.

"Fuzz already had some demos and full songs written and after these had been recorded we began writing as a band, with myself and Fuzz as the main songwriters."

The band said they have partnered as an artist through SoundOn, which is TikTok's publishing arm, and they are working with Headliner Magazine. 

Bend and Break is available on YouTube and on streaming sites such as Spotify. 

When the band announced the song on their social media they described it as a 'major shift in our sound as we approach a more upbeat, modern era.' 

They said: "Written in the depths of lockdown, it’s about an abusive relationship which you can’t seem to escape from."