Protocol were a British pop group, formed in 2005 and split in 2006. They consisted of: John Pritchard, lead vocals
James McMaster, guitar
Steven Oates, bass
David Malik, keyboards/synthesizers
Dom Joseph, drums They were produced by Mike Peden. The five-piece knew each other for four years before starting Protocol, as well as running Vanity, their own London-based club night. Protocol toured with New Order, Fisherspooner, The Bravery and Hard-Fi amongst others, as well as playing slots at the Wireless and V Festivals.