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A Day Called Desire

If you're a fan of Hidden In Plain View or the other fine bands on drive-thru records you'll love this band. Already making a name for themselves on the Birmingham live scene...check them out.



A Design For Live

A Design For Live are the ultimate tribute to The Manic Street Preachers and the only current tribute to the legendary 90s band in the UK.






a la carte

60/80 covers 3 vocals guitar keyboard



























A$AP Rocky

Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (often stylized A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper and director. Born and raised in Harlem, he released the mixtape LiveLoveA$AP in 2011. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that he had been ...






AARON

Mr partyman himself



Aaron John

"CATCHY ALTERNATIVE TUNES" - METAL HAMMER, ISSUE 161 "MELODIC AND FULL OF SUPERCHARGED RIFFS AND BLATANT EMOTION" - THE TALK MAGAZINE, www.thetalkmagazine.com In the underground halls on the murky streets of London is where a young musician and wr ...

AARON KEYLOCK BAND

THE AARON KEYLOCK BAND hailed as the next Joe Bonnamassa. This young phenomenon has been wowing audiences at most of the big London Blues Clubs and UK Festivals . He is backed by 2 excellent professional musicians which enable his extraordinary tal ...







Abba Dayz

Abba Tribute band from England.





Abba Party Girls

Abba Tribute Act (Female Duo) Great for Party's guaranteed to get the party going

Abba Revolution

"Britain's most successful Abba tribute band"

ABBA Sensation

ABBA Sensation is the most authentic ABBA tribute act you will see. This UK based outfit features stunning vocals, choreographed dance routines, handmade costumes and polished Swedish accents. This ABBA tribute band perform ABBA's greatest hits inclu ...


ABBA Swede Dreamz

Swede Dreamz are fast becoming one of the most sought after ABBA tribute in the UK today! From the opening beats of Waterloo to the final notes of Thank You For The Music, Swede Dreamz delivers a fantastic ABBA tribute show which is fully self-contai ...


Abba UK

The most outstanding tribute band today,bringing you the global phenomenon that was ABBA... "Back To The Stage"

AbbaGirls

Abbagirls are the original Abba duo established in 1995. Performing all the great Abba songs including: Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Fernando, Chiquitita, Money Money Money, Super Trouper over 90 minutes of pure Abba. Including many dazzling cost ...







ABC



Abdoujaparov

Formed on October 19th 1998 by ex-Carter USM guitarist Les Carter (aka Fruitbat). "Abdoujaparov's musical foundations are the joyous and shambolic influences of 1977 punk rock. The music is raucous, fast and sometimes a bit country. The lyrics are r ...






Abigail’s Mercy

"Abigail's Mercy advertise as a Goth/Rock band and although the music (not to mention Terry's leather trousers) drifts towards Goth they can't help but throw in some of their favourites."









Absolute Blondie

ABSOLUTE BLONDIE are the Ultimate Tribute to Blondie & Deborah Harry performing LIVE classic Blondie anthems like HEART OF GLASS, MARIA, SUNDAY GIRL, ATOMIC, CALL ME, THE TIDE IS HIGH and many more! Their energy packed show is fun and comes co ...



Absolute Thunder

Thunder's brand of classic rock has made them one of the best-loved British groups of the last twenty years, with a popularity that continues to endure today. ABSOLUTE THUNDER performs 90 - 120 minutes of hits from throughout Thunder's career, with a ...


Absolva

Absolva is a classic metal band, featuring twin lead guitar in the great British tradition. Formed in May 2012 by Chris Appleton & Martin McNee (both of Fury UK), joined by Tom Atkinson (Vice) & Dan Bate (Point Blank Fury).






Acacia

Acacia are a four-piece rock band hailing from the UK. Acacia's sound is not easy to categorize, with influences coming from a wide range of music over the past 40 years from U2 to AC/DC. Their style is unique; up-beat rock with a funky edge and catc ...





Aceldama

Birmingham based female fronted 5 piece Rock & Roll Sludge Metal band. Influences include Alice in Chains, Drain & Evanescence.













Aconite Thrill

Born in the sleepy commuter town of Harpenden, Herts, 'Aconite Thrill' came to being during the summer of 2001, formed inauspiciously from the ashes of previous projects - much like every other band. They had found music becoming a little unchallengi ...








Acoustic JukeBoxx

Johnny Keydoh and David Le Bonnette form this acoustic duo and play Rock/Pop covers with an acoustic twist. With vocals similar to that of Simon & Garfunkel and mixture acoustic blues with a hint of Jazz in places it makes interesting listening. ...



Acoustic Souls

Acoustic Souls features the intricate guitar and vocals of Laura Hughes & Mark Poole. Accomplished guitarists and vocalists in their own right, both have worked professionally in the music industry for many years, including session work, reco ...






ACS


Action Replay

Action Replay is a female-fronted heavy melodic rock/metal band at its most unique, with powerful female vocals, beautiful guitar solos, pounding drum beats and articulated bass parts. Combining intricately written songs with an instantly accessible ...





Adam Ant

Prince Charming


Adam Bomb

Adam Bomb returned to England in May/June 2005 for another UK blitz. In true Spinal Tap fashion, The Welcome To My Disaster Tour had lived up to it's name for the most part. During summer there are a few USA club dates,& Adam will return to the U ...




















Additional Moog

Additional Moog started out as a one-man studio project - influenced by the music of Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young and the Silver Jews and the song titles of Captain Beefheart.






Adele

Adele's new album '21' has had phenomenal global chart success. In the UK '21' is entering its third week at #1 in the official album chart selling over 500,000 copies. 'Rolling In The Deep', Adele's first single from the new album charted at #2 and ...

Adelines

Hailing from the West Midlands, Amanda, Dan, Kie and Leanne are all experienced from various musical projects and together they combine their individual techniques and influences to mould the sound of The Adelines. The Adelines are an indie-rock ba ...




Adison

Think what you want, but in a time where the youth of today try to fit into 'scene' this and 'core' that, Adison stand apart and guinely dont give a toss about whatever label or stereotyping you may want to label them with. The boys of Adison like t ...


Admiral Daydream and the Stolen Souvenirs

The tumultuous voyage commenced when Admiral Daydream and his trusty band of Stolen Souvenirs stowed away a precious cargo of deserted and lonely songs. All hands raised anchor and set sail as the crow flies, across vast melodic oceans; turning the t ...






Adrenaline

Drawing on influences such as Rage against the machine, Slipknot and System of a Down, Adrenaline won the xposed band of the year competition in 2003

Adrenaline Kick

Adrenalin Kick, a five piece hailing from the West Midlands, boast a new, exciting and totally individual sound which, combined with a visually stunning live show, creates a total experience which is a must for all but the faint-hearted.


Adrian Byron Burns

A dedicated believer in Acoustic Music and the power of one voice to still have relevance, Adrian often plays in places where he is the sole solo performer the establishment has featured. He wants to see an upsurge in acoustic music and hopes that th ...





Adrian Marx performs Bon Jovi

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Adust

Formed in 2006, Adust have been working on new and exciting material, Definately a band to look out for!

Adventure Club

Adventure Club are Oliver Williams - Vocals, some guitars, samplers and misc & Ryan Davis - loads of guitars, keyboards, drums, backing vocals. Adventure Club were signed to I Kill Spiders Records in January 2005 and will be releasing their ...




AFD SHIFT

AFD Shift formed in Lichfield, a small market city in the Midlands in March 2006. The lineup consists of Andy Clayton on vocals, Dan Anketell on guitars, James Tooze on keys, Tom Abell on Bass and Tom Chilinski on drums. The band have a massive s ...



AFI







After Midnight

Nearly 2 Hours of Classic Clapton from the world's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute band.


After The Break

In 2003 Grammy nominated musician Roy Carter and acclaimed gospel singer Nyarayi King 'NYA' (pronounced nee ya) put together their musical and vocal talents to form 'After the break' producing a contemporary sound fusing R&B and Afro Caribbean in ...






Afterview

Passionate songwriting weaving a definitive sound with infectious melodies comes naturally to this West Midlands band.There is nothing contrived or forced about Afterview who also capture the best of rock,inspired by an eclectic mix of influences,unl ...




Against The Grain

Guitarist / Producer / Virtuoso, Nigel Martin began the search for a new band that shared his vision of creating purely instrumental but technically brilliant music. Having played in bands with Nigel for the past 3 years, Rob Cochrane helped co-found ...

Against The Wheel

Against The Wheel are a 4 piece high energy rock band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in late 2004, ATW brings together four lifelong friends to form a driving rock sound with heartfelt vocals. Previous venues have been shaking to an energetic LIVE s ...

Age

Age are three parts Expedestrian and two parts A.K.A. Age generate energy that you could run the National Grid from. It's rocking electric!




Agincourt

The band were heavily influenced by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) that emerged in the early nineteen eighties, which was spearheaded by bands such as Iron Maiden, Diamond Head & Saxon, other influences like Black Sabbath, Scorpion ...



Agnostic Front

In today's civilization, people continue to suffer undergoing the grief, corruption, oppression and exploitation without a way to elude their troubles. Many have lived through these problems for ages, and the moment one tries to fight for what they ...

Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

"The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - neither a choir nor mountain men - are a Canadian quartet occupying similar roots-revivalist territory to American acts like The Boggs and Old Crow Medicine Show, attempting to disinter the dark country-blues spi ...



Aib







Air Traffic

Originally from Bournemouth this young piano led four piece indie rock band have become one of the hottest properties in rock in 2006. Currently signing to a major label worth catching live.





Airrace (feat. Jason Bonham)

Son of Zep drummer John, Jason plays with UFO and Foreigner as well as his dad's old band..



AK Logic

Unlike most 'punk' bands AK Logic mix simple fast catchy songs with reggae, 80's techno and a healthy dosage of anti emu propaganda! Originaly a three piece, AK Logic formed in early 2005. Unhappy with the bands sound, a second guitarist was introdu ...


AKA


AKA Scarface

A Seven piece Ska Band. Lively & Good Fun for all venues.


AKAHUM

AKAHUM is David (guitar & synths), Paul (percussion) and Lyndon (bass), who weave together cool spacey sounds with an ethnic flavour. Grooves that make you move. Without computers or tape machines, the band generates complex soundscapes and thund ...



Akon

The mere act of surviving on a day to day basis is the foundation from which a true artist builds his craft. Multi-talented newcomer AKON is no exception to this rule. His dynamic debut album, TROUBLE, a collection of stirring songs, creatively refle ...












Al Hughes

Originally a bass player, he switched to guitar to start writing songs and began to develop his own unique brand of acoustic soul. Citing such influences as Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Prince, Al draws his inspiration from a wide back ...








Alabama 3

Alabama 3 was the oddest musical outfit to arise from late-'90s London. They were also the most original. The band's origins are shrouded in urban myth -- the band like to claim that the three core members met in rehab, while their Southern accents h ...

Alabama 3 Acoustic

Its the Alambama 3, acoustically..




alacarte

pop and covers

Alacart'e

Three piece vocal covers band











Alan Westwood

Alan Westwood needs no introduction to the many country music fans in the U.K. In a career spanning over 35 years, Alan, both solo and with his band, has appeared at almost every venue in the country.














Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes

Albert Lee needs no introduction to Country Music & Rock fans. He was voted Guitar Player Magazine's "Best Country Guitar Picker" five times, he has received two consecutive nominations for a Grammy Award in the "Best Instrumental" category and i ...

Albion Nocturne

Classic Jazz Quintet with vocals. We play classic Jazz standards and are available for bookings for your corporate functions, parties, weddings, balls, as well as entertainment and holiday facilities. Various members have played at jazz venues a ...















Alex Hall

Alex Hall- is a young upcoming singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, who has recently been supporting the likes of: Colvin Quarmby and folk legend- Christine Collister. 'A Fully Formed Artist'- BBC





Alex Kid

Alex Kid are an energetic, all-action, 6-piece Ska band from Birmingham. Formed in the Winter of 2010, after numerous auditions and late night Pizza sessions, Alex Kid have been preparing for Ska-domination ...ever since. The bands collective musical ...





Alex Moir

16 year old Birmingham born acoustic singer/songwriter Alex Moir, has already established himself firmly on the live acoustic circuit in and around Birmingham - A must see and a rare talent.








Alex Woods Quintet (featuring Nick Dunham)

Alex Woods Alto Sax Nick Dunham Trumpet Gareth Fowler Guitar Hamish Livingstone Bass Jonathan Silk Drums




Alexandra Jayne

Alexandra Jayne is a 20-year-old guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Staffordshire countryside. With a soulful voice and eclectic influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer to Fleetwood Mac and Emeli Sandé, her music can best be des ...


Alfa Zulu

Hailing from the sleepy hollows of Great Malvern, this misshapen quartet comprising of Roachy on vocals and guitar, bass player Timmy, Weener guitar, and drummer Banni, pull together a variety of influences to create a solid Rock sound. Reeling off a ...

Alfa9

"How do we get some attention, we're a new band, how do we get you to come to a gig?", it's so so so easy, you don't need to call us and beg, just get out there! If you're good and you're out there then the word naturally spreads and all kinds of goo ...


Ali Campbell

Former UB40 frontman, now solo..



Ali Malpas Forbes

Not content with simply leading his band Envy & Other Sins to pop glory in 2008 with their debut album We Leave At Dawn (A&M Records), lead singer/songwriter Ali Malpas Forbes is itching to take his music in a different direction. Teaming up ...




Alice Challiner

Alice is a Singer-songwriter from the Shrewsbury area, but currently looking to play further afield. Singing and playing guitar from a young age, the transition to playing in public was a very natural one, which she began doing at the tender age of 1 ...

Alice Coley

Alice is a talented singer/songwriter whose purposeful, captivating lyrics charms her audience and listeners with her sweet, husky voice and raw guitar playing, bringing a unique fresh sound to the folk scene. Her mature perspective in music together ...

Alice Cooper

LEGEND!!!!!!!















All Angels

All Angels have become a force to be reckoned with. Working beautiful four part harmonies around classical, opera and pop tunes, the girls have crafted a unique and entrancing sound. After they signed a five-album deal with Decca in 2006, their f ...




All Gods Fail

Announcing their arrival in a blaze of glorious noise, Birmingham based four piece All Gods Fail aim to put the experimental spirit back into guitar music. Guitars, synthesizers and samples collide withclassic melodies to create non-conformist, progr ...






All My Sons

Formed late 2004, All My Sons are a young, Birmingham-based band who play original, energetic music.















Allan Taylor

Folk Legend





Allister

Chicago punk-pop combo Allister was formed in 1995 by singer/drummer Tim and guitarist Johnny, longtime classmates who first teamed in a cover band organized to play their school talent show. The duo expanded to a trio the following year after Johnny ...

Allo Darlin

The half Aussie, half Kent quartet are stalwarts of the London club nights still shimmying to the delights of Sarah Records and worshipping at the altar of Belle And Sebastian, and were even courted by Radio 1 last year, with the release of their sho ...


Allstriker

The band have been around for a while now under different names, and line ups. Most recently two of the four members were known as "The traffic light heroes". But with the recent addition of Kris on vocals and Mike on Drums, Allstriker was born.








Almost Country

5 piece country/rock band.










Already Gone

Already Gone: Melodic hard rock music from the UK. "Are they the best thing to come out of Stoke since Slash? They could well be!" Powerplay Magazine. Refusing to be labeled as 'unsigned', Already Gone describe themselves as 'untouched and unadultera ...












Altervertigo

Altervertigo have unleashed a new E.P, these local boys return to bring more ambient, electro rock to your ears. They draw influences not only from music but also from such things as film, art, politics and science to name a few.





Aluna

Stoner / psychedelic 4 piece from the West Midlands - super heavy stoner with girl vocals!!


Alvin Stardust

After touring the UK as the star of the sellout show BOOGIE NIGHTS, Alvin Stardust returns with his own show and his first love rock'n'roll. Don't miss one of the UK's best purveyors of rock 'n'roll doing what he loves best.












Ambience

Ambience are a top class Function Band. They are a fully self contained 4 piece band with PA and Lighting who perform music from the 1950's & 1960's to the present day. Including Pop, Ballads and Strict Tempo. Specialising in Entertainment for ...

Ambika Jois

Ambika Jois is an upcoming artist in the UK's Asian music scene, known for her work as a singer-songwriter, performer and poet. Trained in classical Carnatic music, her performance work also includes Bollywood, jazz and soul.


Ambulance Ltd

Ambulance LTD, as a band, hail from the lovelyboro of Brooklyn. They cut their teeth playing in many of the bars and clubs of Brooklyn and New York City. They have done national tours with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, French Kicks, Pla ...


Amelia White + Mark Huff

Two of Nashville's finest singer-songwriters. Amelia White has recently released her fifth album 'Beautiful and Wild'. She's been favourably compared with Lucinda Williams and shared a stage with lumianries such as John Prine & Justin Townes E ...

Amelia Whiteman, Paul Greetham & Friends

Amelia Whiteman is one third of classical trio "Elysium III". Paul Greetham has performed on the Midlands circuit for nearly fifteen years, and gained a reputation as one of the smoothest vocalists around. Along with a band of merry and gifted musici ...



American Dog

This energetic, powerhouse, but as yet unsigned band have already been touted as "The Kings of Redneck Metal", whilst being widely regarded throughout the music industry, with endorsements from such bands as UFO, Nazareth and Motorhead. Based ...




American Pen-Pal

New band from Birmingham England, looking to tear it up and crack into the music industry!






Amoeba

In the summer of 2005 four school friends from Bewdley, Worcestershire got together and formed a band. The four called themselves Amoeba and immediately started to write, incorporating and fusing the variety of musical genres that had influenced them ...


Amoeba Teen

British band inspired by Jellyfish, Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, Beck, Teenage Fanclub.








Amorth

Amorth are a Metal/Alternative band based in Worcestershire. As a group they have been together for 6 years involving various lineup changes in the form of different guitarists, but the lineup that sticks goes as follows: Jonny: Vocals/Bass Oli: Vo ...





Amy Barlow

Amy barlow is a singer songwriter at the tender age of 15 and she is already on the way to the top. She hails from the sprawling metropolis that is birmingham. Now with over 2 years of open mic nights and competitions such as guitar hero where she w ...

Amy Can Flyy

Having shared stages with Hadouken, Glamour For Better, Sabrepulse and Partyshank along the way, Amy Can Flyy have brought their infectious electro pop-punk to kids in towns all the way from Bournemouth to Dundee... Having completed their sixth UK o ...





Amy Wadge

'A class act' - Record Collector 'A songwriter and performer to be reckoned with' - Rock n' Reel Amy Wadge, (pronounced 'Woj'), is an established singer-songwriter with four album releases to her name as well as a number of cuts with other art ...



















An-Anfa

Our music is a wild instrumental mix of traditional irish/metal and funk played on uilleann pipes, low whistles, malodeon, bombarde, occarina, doda ard, bouzouki, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, electric guitars, bass, full drums and wold percussion. V loud ...








Anchorite

3 peice from Cheltenham. looking gig any time anywhere give us a listen

AND FINALLY… PHIL COLLINS

The ultimate 12-piece tribute band



And Then We Danced

Dreamy and atmospheric melodies that would make perfect movie soundtracks forming the mood of the song and providing the platform for Bourne's unique vocals. Like a female Nick Cave, her voice oozes beauty and pain in equal measure, grabbing the list ...



Andensum

Their music is a unique blend of Nu and old Skool metal, with hard Rock "n" Roll, high energy riffs, fused with diverse yet complementing mellow Spanish/ eastern melodies. The fusion of these dynamics and their six eclectic styles is Andensum. Forme ...

Andi James

Andi James worked as a session guitarist for Gus Dudgeon (producer David Bowie, Chris Rea) and co-wrote with Busta Jones from Talking Heads. Part troubadour, part psychedelic blues/rock virtuoso, Andi's influences include JJ. Cale, John Martyn, Tom ...




Andre Rieu

Legendary Dutch violinist, conductor and composer


















Andrius Mamontovas

Andrius Mamontovas is a Lithuanian rock musician, songwriter, actor, performer and record producer. He was one of the co-founders of the Lithuanian rock band Foje. He is also one of the masterminds of the LT United project.























Andy Gayle With The Blue Notes

Andy Gayle started playing the Saxophone at the age of nineteen and within a year he had abandoned his formal education to devote his life to his newly found vocation, the Saxophone and the world of sound. Over subsequent years Andy has worked and ...






Andy Hamilton & The Blue Notes

Andy Hamilton formed his first band in 1928, leading his school friends on a home made bamboo saxophone. His band was called Silvershine. Nearly 80 years later he is still a bandleader and playing saxophone with his band The Blue Notes at major ...





Andy Kershaw

legendary champion of world music






Andy Morrish

Music and the arts are realy what make my world spin round. I play guitar in most styles including rock/pop, Jazz, Fingerstyle on both electric and acoustic guitars. I have a less paul called Barbera( because of the guitar being baught by my granmoth ...






Andy Richards

Andy Richards is an exceptionally talented singer-songwriter. His ability to turn thoughts and feelings into beautifully crafted songs, together with his characteristic style and classy sound, you cannot help but be encaptured by the intimacy of his ...

Andy Richards Band

3 piece acoustic trio with a twist! Soulfull warming melodies to blast out the wintery blues!


Andy Robinson Band

3 piece rock n blues, ex pros, reliable, top class musicians






Andy Thomas (The Dillingers)

Former singer/guitarist with The Dillingers. Also member of The Jam Collective. Current solo acoustic work includes originals & covers. For more info visit www.andythomasonline.tk




Andy White

Andy White is a poet and powerbook-toting troubadour, who grew up in Belfast, surrounded by Irish beauty and terrorist violence. His father is a political writer and his grandmother was a piano player. Music and lyricism run in the family. "I grew up ...





Andy Wicketts World Service

Holding the reputation as one of The Midlands' finest performers and songwriters, Andy Wickett, former Duran Duran frontman and composer of Girls on Film, never fails to mesmerise in live performance. With heart-rending melodies and raucously sublime ...




Angel Haze

legend!


Angel House

Formed in 2004 from the ashes of Birmingham band Franklin (Classic Rock Magazine issue*40), Angel House are a power trio playing loud hard rock. They are prolific in their songwriting, and have written some of the finest rock songs/anthems you are ev ...


Angel Olsen

Missouri-born singer-songwriter and guitarist



Angelo Starr

Fronted originally by the late, great Motown artist Edwin Starr - whose hits include 'War', 'S.O.S', 'Eye to Eye Contact' and 'H.A.P.P.Y Radio' - The Team have been around since 1982. Constantly touring and playing at times to massive festival cro ...






Angelspit

Angelspit are an electro punk act hailing from Sydney, Australia, known for vicious distortion, biting lyrics and harsh drums. Angelspit have churned out eight releases over the past seven years and have shared the stage with acts such as KMFDM, Skin ...

Anger Management

ex Medula Nocte



Angie Palmer

"One of Britain's greatest Singer-Songwriters... Bob Harris BBCR2 The Independent on Sunday Simmy Richman. Sunday, 11 January 2009 "Fairytales, folk stories, enchanted forests and fiery lakes - so far so promising, as Angie Palmer's latest ...




Angry Vs The Bear

Angry Vs The Bear is frantic. It's noisy. It's fizzy electro pop punk. Despite having only been together just over a year, Angry Vs The Bear have already showcased at the SXSW '09 festival in Texas to a sold out crowd that spilled far into the st ...









Animo Torso

Animotorso are: Ben Davidson - guitar/vocals Rich Brabin - drum kit Tom Angell - guitar/vocals Adam Hinks - bass Animotorso are an alliance of four open-minded, true to their sound individuals. With an established four-year background th ...

AnimoCITY

Formed in late 2007, AnimoCITY have worked hard to produce a distinct style of music. These guys don't like a still crowd and will do whatever it takes to get people moving.

Animotorso

Our new record 'Nothing But' is out now and available to buy at HMV. We're really proud of this record and are touring it over the next couple of months. Please see UPCOMING SHOWS. We also have t-shirts and download only tracks so please check it all ...

Ann Duggan

During six years of professional singing Ann Duggan has established herself not only as one of the East Midland's most distinctive voices, but also one of its most vibrant and engaging performers.




Ann Scott

Dublin songwriter Ann Scott has an instantly identifiable voice with a musical armoury consisting of arrange of left-field guitars, newfangled synths, detuned mandolas and some quirky ideas on how to go about playing them .Her debut album 'Poor Horse ...
















Another Minute Wasted

The punk pop trio formed in the summer of 2005 and ever since they've had a set worthy of gigs they've been gigging regularly around the Midlands area. Also over that time the band have managed to record two E.Ps and win afew competitions. But at the ...





Ant Hill Mob

Formed in 1994, The Anthill Mob have been described as a blend of REM and Travis; they began life as a group of Buskers who would play anywhere for a free drink...which soon built up their fan base.

Ant Law Trio

Guitarist Ant Law was a scholar at both Edinburgh University and Berklee College of Music until moving to London in 2008. He then picked up work with artists such as Mica Paris, Leon Ware, Koby Israelite, Camille O'Sullivan.


Antarctic Monkeys

"the UK's NO1 Tribute to the Arctic Monkeys"



Anthony David

"As Above, So Below." Heady stuff for an R&B album title, but the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David has never been the kind of soul artist to "speak loudly, but say nothing." His debut release, "3 Chords and The Truth", won critica ...




Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band

Mojo Magazine says it all: "An intoxicating mix that packs a potent punch." A typical Spasm gig is a funk-blasting blend of sound - including spoken word, deep blues, blaring horns, wah wah guitars and hypnotic spiritual Baptist rhythms that recall t ...




















Antonio Forcione

The award-winning Antonio Forcione, acoustic guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and talented artist, is a highly charismatic and inventive performer. He breaks the mold of most conventional, popular guitar sounds, be it in the field of jazz, ...

Anubis

Musically, Anubis have strived to combine hard-edged rock with melancholic but melodic harmonised vocals. Niall's prolific, thought provoking lyrics combined with the band's driving rhythm and unpredictable melodies make for songs laced with hooks th ...

Anukis

Forming in june 2005 ANUKIS consists of David Page, Anthony Paul, Paul Gaskin and Scott Gaskin. Combining many different styles with infulences drawn from Led Zeppelin to Jeff Buckley, ANUKIS are fast becoming a must see live act.





Aorta Break

These guys rock... You've gotta check them out. Fantastic front woman with a fantastic band at her side.




Apart From Rod

featuring original Rod Stewart's guitarists- Jim Cregan, Gray Grainger and Robin Le Mesurier , also featuring Harry James from Thunder on drums . Playing all the 70's and 80's Rod Stewart classics.








Apollo

Formed in February 2004 in a Tamworth suburban garage, Apollo have crammed a massive amount of gigs, recording and exposure into a short amount of time. They blend heavy rock, blues, pop and hardcore into their own unique sound with Sabbath-esque ba ...


Apollomy

Birmingham based Indie Rock band. Members: John Turner - Vocals, Guitar Mark Tolley - Drums Ben Evans - Lead Guitar Matt Gregory - Bass











April Elizanbeth

Acoustic Singer / Songwriter April Elizanbeth has been writing and composing for as long as she can remember. Life experiences and honest observations pepper her unique musical style. She enjoys numerous styles of music and is deeply inspired by the ...






Aquila

"Hugely dark, romantic rock and roll... in a world where everyone wants to be different, and few manage it, Aquila stand out like the star their name suggests." - Tara Glanville, BBCi Aquila are a four piece - two guitars, bass, drums and everybo ...

Aquino - Casarano Presents Strike

AQUINO-CASARANO PRESENTS "STRIKE" Inspired by the restless innovations of the late great Miles Davis, trumpeter Aquino and saxist Casarano blend the future and the past, the traditional and the new. Presented as part of Soweto Kinch's Live Box - ...








Arcadian Kicks

5 piece from Stourbridge. Vocal, sax, guitar, bass and drums. Original and covers at the moment. With M.A.S records. Check us out. www.myspace.com/thearcadiankicks





Arch Enemy

Swedish metal band from Halmstad, Sweden, formed in 1996. Founded by Carcass guitarist Michael Amott, Albums include 'Wages of Sin', 'Doomsday' and 'Rise of the tyrants'. The roaring vocals of Angela Gossow mark the first time a band of this calibre ...















Are You Experienced?

Are you experienced? have been together 10 years, during this time they have firmly established themselves as the No.1 tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Lead guitarist/vocalist John Campbell has appeared on tv several times in his "Jimi" persona. Are you exp ...


Arena Five

Arena Five are an upbeat rock and pop covers band covering classics from the 60's to the present day. I deal for weddings and private parties and will also liven up your local pub






Aries

World Class D 'n' B

Ariya Astrobeat Orchestra

the best afrobeat band in the UK


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Arkaine

Arkaine are an indie-acoustic duo whose eclectic sound is reminiscent of elements from the Indigo Girls, Kristen Hersh, Everything But The Girl and 10,000 Maniacs. Their personal influences also include; Oasis, Green day and Maria McKee. However, ark ...



Armarda

Armarda deliver a dynamic live set influenced by rock and pop anthems from the last two decades, through to present day. Performing an eclectic mix of original material and cover versions, their set features amongst others; Snow Patrol, Radiohead ...















Arrows of Love

Arrows of Love are a five piece rock group from London, for fans of 80's Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Birthday Party and Nirvana.



Art Terry

A Frizz Records artiste, Art has a huge London following and is renowned for his dynamic performances. He has recently released his debut solo album 'Anutha Kinda Brotha'. Describing Art's sound to the unintiated usually involves debunking some of ...

Art Themen

A consummate performer and one of the UK's top jazz saxophonists - Art Themen was involved in the traditional jazz scene in Manchester in the late 1950s. A member of the award winning Cambridge University jazz band from 1958 to 1961, he became involv ...



Arthur Ebeling Duo

Arthur Ebeling is known in Holland as one of the most authentic, awesome and all around rhythm 'n blues guitarists and singer-songwriters. Appreciated for his intricate and divers techniques, conveys an obvious love for his Gretsch-guitar, music and ...


Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles

Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles are an Orchestral Pop band, based in Leeds. The sound the band creates is a genuinely beautiful mixing pot of lush orchestrations, poetic lyrics, romantic melodies and powerful energy. The music is the invention o ...

Arthur Walwin

With over 20k Twitter followers and over 1 million combined YouTube views, Arthur Walwin has been making quite a name for himself as a Singer Songwriter - not just in the UK but all across the globe. The EP "For One More Night", along with the uber r ...

Arthurs Klezmer Knights

KLEZMER Band setup in Birmingham in 2009 by a London Klezfest teacher.











Asakusa Jinta

Asakusa Jinta take their name and inspiration from the Tokyo historic district where jintas (roving Japanese street bands) once filled the streets. The band's mixture of punk, ska, swing, and march music (performed by the six-piece outfit including s ...

Asbo

We are ASBO, we are all from Windsor High School Halesowen in year 11. We are an indie/rock type of band and even though we are young we have old influences such as Queen, Guns n Roses and The Beatles. We are looking for gigs and at present play for ...











Ashwood4

Never ones to settle into our proper jobs properly, we decided our instruments sounded much better together than alone! And so on a sunny day down at Ashwood we 3 became Ashwood4. A ménage a trois of drums, bass, guitar and a bit of a jolly good sing ...


Asingod

Asingod are a relentless metal assault, uncompromising, fast, and a more than just another metal band. Their soul and passion for their art is more than clear on stage.




























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Attica State

From the Dark, Dirty back streets of Digbeth Birmingham Attica State were born. A breath of fresh air from the stagnating Birmingham music scene. This three piece have been together for two years. Drawing from influencies such as Zepplin, Nirvana, Th ...


Attila The Stockbroker

Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter. His themes are topical, his words hard-hitting, his politics unashamedly radical, but Attila will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger... Inspired by ...




Auction for the Promise Club

Auction for the Promise Club Fresh from recording their debut EP at Abbey Road Studios, Auction for the Promise Club are set for a big 2010. This female fronted rock band has a sound that channels shoegaze through big melodies, giant hooks and hu ...









Audiofire

It takes a special sound to thrive whilst swimming against the tide of mainstream nothingness in the UK's music culture. It takes a special sound to re-light its listener's passion for music, passion lost from years of exposure to manufactured, soul ...

Audioslave

In the spirit of the supergroups of the past, two of the most important bands of the nineties have pooled their talents to create a new band: AUDIOSLAVE. Epic Records released AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut album featuring former lead singer/guitari ...


Audrey Auld Mezera

"Music with the dirt left on" is how singer/songwriter Audrey Auld Mezera describes her music. "Closer to being organic, than something that's been manufactured." Whether humorous or poignant, Audrey's songs carry the ring of truth. With a healthy ...








AurA

Energetic young 4 piece band specialising in 60's & 70's classic rock with a splash of blues... not to mention phenomenal self-penned material!!! Artists covered include Jefferson Airplane, Small Faces, Free, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Muddy W ...



Aurum

Shropshire / West Midlands based covers band providing a huge range of musical genres from the 60's through to current hits. Pubs, Clubs, Corporate or private functions, we can provide the music for your event.


Aussie Jake

Jake has been peforming 30's and 40's jazz standards for the last 10 years in England and is so brilliant that Jools Holland is rumoured to be offering a regular slot on his show for the next 20... watch this space... Robbie, we love you but... eat y ...





Austrian Stones

The Rolling Stones homage featuring John Butler, Rick Wilson, Geoff Bevan and Vom. It doesn't get any better I'm afraid. Come see the masters at work






Autumn Ignites

Three talented young musicians. Creative, energetic and fresh with scorching guitars, flying drumsticks (literally) and soaring vocals.






Avenge Vulture Attack

A female-led rock 4-piece from London, they mix the best of alt/rock and punk, or as they put it, "The kids of the 90's meet the kids of the 00's". Fronted by the explosive Ella Grace, the band's high voltage live performances are their highlight. ...

Avenged Sevenfold

The five piece hails from California, influenced by everyone from Pantera, Metallica and Iron Maiden to Bad Religion, Misfits, Guns N Roses and NOFX.



Average White Band

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-w ...


Aversion Therapy

Nirvana 3 piece punk/ rock band from the west midlands. formed in late 2004 Influences: Green Day/ Sex Pistols/



Awake By Design

Recently being featured in Classic Rock Presents Prog's cover cd and reviewed in the same magazine live supporting Phythia, Awake By Design are whipping up a storm. This British six piece band, following in the footsteps of bands such as Paradise Los ...



Awoke

4 PIECE BROMSGROVE GRINDCORE DEATH/BLACK METAL BAND GIVIN HARD 'N HEAVY AWSUM GIGS GREAT ONSTAGE PRESENCE

Awolnation

Awolnation is an American electronic rock band, formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Hometown Hero and Insurgence. The band is signed to Red Bull Records, and their first EP, Back from Earth, was released on i ...












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