Minnaars is an Indie, Math Rock and Dance-Punk band based out of Leicester, England. The name Minnaars comes from the Dutch word meaning 'lovers'. This five-piece is formed by Neil Humphrey, Gavin Thorpe, Benjamin Cropley, Adam Pickering and original bassist Russell Haynes. Haynes then left to be replaced by Daniel Faulkner, childhood friend of Humphrey, who completed the line-up.
The band went on to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds before doing a short European tour with the band Gallops. In October 2010 the band begun working with Strata Music Group and released an EP, entitled "Ideal & Error", that was readily available from January 2011, to coincide with a lengthy European tour and also as a footing into the UK market.
**Plus: Their songs 'Are Lovers' and 'Busy Hands' reached the Top 100 on Kool Rock Radio's BEST TRACKS OF 2010 chart.