The Answering Machine were an art rock band based in Manchester, United Kingdom. The band consists of: Martin Colclough: Vocals, Guitar
Pat Fogarty: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Gemma Evans: Bass, Backing Vocals
Ben Perry: Drums, Glockenspiel The band formed in October 2005 at the University of Manchester. Martin and Pat wrote songs together in their final year at university, and Gemma joined on bass shortly afterwards. Their first gig was at Retro Bar in Manchester on the 1st March 2006.