Waifs & Strays are Amos Nelson and Rich Beanland. A duo born out of diverse musical backgrounds but brought together by a love of house music, pure and simple.
A decade in house music has seen Amos promote and DJ at some of Bristol’s most influential parties, including the infamous superclub, Scream. In addition he has played across the UK and Europe, with virtually every big name DJ you care to mention, holding residencies at some of dance music’s most influential parties including The Rock in Bristol and the legendary Escape in Swansea.
Rich took a different path, first cutting his teeth in the world of jungle and drum ‘n’ bass, before finding himself at the heart of the fledgling dubstep scene, Producing under his ‘Soundbox Productions’ moniker and releasing on various labels including dubstep giant Boka Records, a chance meeting on Bristol’s after-party circuit saw this duo’s diverse musical backgrounds brought together to create the effortlessly eclectic and undeniably unique sound of Waifs & Strays.