We are a York based rock band, with many years prior playing experience between us. Formed in 2015, we are the classic rock band line-up: Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass and Drums. 

Our repertoire includes songs by Queen, Meatloaf, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Free, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Guns & Roses, Thin Lizzy, Bon Jovi, Toto, Tears for Fears, The Who, Steppenwolf, The Killers, Muse and Van Halen, to name a few.

We also write our own tunes (yey!) and are currently working on our first EP, so watch this space!

You can also find us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/KanOwurmz  Come join us.

Here's a link to some of our live recordings [samplers] on soundcloud. Hope you enjoy them: https://soundcloud.com/john-elliott-53


Our next public gigs are Friday 11th November at Haxby Sports Bar (8.30pm till 11.00pm) and Saturday 12th November at The Green Tree, Acomb: 9 till 11pm
Look foward to seeing you all there.

See more gig dates on our gig list page.


HERE IT IS!!!!  (released, 3 July 2020), Kanowurmz have their original ‘lockdown’ single “Hope” available for download, in aid of the British Red Cross UK Coronavirus Response. 

BBC Radio York (after interview and playing our song Hope): “that is fabulous …it sounds incredible, considering they recorded it during lockdown. It’s completely professional.” (Sarah Urwin, 5/7/2020)

Click on the link below, for your audio download of “Hope (Lockdown Session)”:

All donations to the British Red Cross will be gratefully received:

Each band member rehearsed and recorded their parts individually, as, of course, we couldn't get togther during lockdown. And after everything had been put together, we were actually blown away by the result – hope you like it and it does justice to this incredibly worthy cause 😁

PLEASE SHARE OUR FACEBOOK POST AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE (click SHARE and then tick ‘Include original post’ to share this message)
TO HELP PROMOTE OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND SUPPORT VULNERABLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK because, like it or not, we still have a long struggle ahead…



Here are the lyrics for our song "Hope", if you like to sing along: Hope Lyrics Lockdown Session

Some is some more feedback on our charity single Hope (Lockdown Session):
“This is absolutely brilliant.  Well done KanOwurmz. It’s refreshing to hear a new song which has a musical form, well written lyrics, excellent instrumental arrangement, superbly sung and played and professionally engineered. I really enjoyed it and have listened to it several times already”.  (Choir Director of York Community)
” It’s a beautiful arrangement , I actually felt quite emotional listening to the song and watching the video.  I’ll certainly donate and share the link, I’m sure lots of money will be raised for a very worthy cause.  You should all be very proud of yourselves!” (Anon donator)
Stay safe out there and see you again soon, hopefully.