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Band List - Index B

This is a list of all the bands listed starting with B.



B’SPOKE

A funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R'n'B classics






BabelFish

A very astute man once said "I'm sick of going to see bands and being bored. I want to be blown away... It's not enough to be another boring group if you want to do anything". Enter BabelFish; the self styled Action Rock foursome who have pledged to ...

Baby Astrolab

Baby Astrolab are refusing to write within any particular genre's format and don't care if you like it or not. An evening spent listening to music with the band might as easily involve Ween, Saxon, Kool Moe Dee and The Carpenters as it might My Blood ...




BABY GENIUS

supported The Beautiful South on tour and went to New York to record their second album of great, moving, heartfelt anthems


Baby Love

Three blondes, three superb voices. An evening of all the biggest and best hits of the Motown Era.







BACCHUS

Bacchus, a 5-piece playing a mix of legendary covers and its own excellent, original songs with instant appeal, chosen to give the ideal blend for each audience. Covers include Stones, Free, Doors and Santana - and some raunchy Chuck Berry numbers. ...














Backdoor Blues Corporation

Since its first gig in April '95, the BBC has gigged regularly (nearly 500 so far). It's fun, good, bluesy stuff, and with two CD's out you can see us live or take us home. The 2002 live album 'Next of Ken' was recorded at Workshop Studios in Redd ...



Backline

We are a five peice Rock band from Leicestershire, The band consists of - Chris - Vox Baj - Guitar Dec - Guitar Keiran - Bass Ash - Drummer After g ...


Backwash

Backwash started at high school as 5-mates that liked making a big noise! It then grew a little and things started to be more then just a big noise! And became the weird blend of SKA-CORE, POP PUNK and EMO you know as backwash! (Like to think of our ...











Bad Moon

Bad Moon are a four-strong group of transcendental space thugs from Birmingham.





Bad Rabble

5 piece rock / pop covers band hailing from all 4 corners of the black country.


Bad Religion

US hardcore band formed in 1980 in the suburbs of north Los Angeles, California.













Badweatherparty

Badweatherparty formed in May 2008, originally with a twin guitar line up. Then in January 2009 with the departure of the lead guitar, a saxaphone and keys were introduced. Influenced from the 60's and 70's right up to more modern artists, badweather ...



Bagpipes for Pluto

Francesco Bigoni - sax/clarinet Markus Pesonen - guitar Adam Pultz Melbye - bass Hĺkon Berre - drums A pick of fine improvisers from Italy, Finland, Norway and Denmark.







Ballroom Glitz

Tribute to "Every Glam Rock Band You've Ever Seen"





Bam Bam Francs

Leeds band Bam Bam Francs formed a little over a year and a half ago. Since that date the noise they have created has been punk/electro/funk/pop. Mid 2004 saw their first gig at Transmission, a night once held at The Vine, Leeds. Under a year later, ...



Band Of Horses

Achieving musical transcendence is a tricky feat, almost definitively. If it happens at all, it happens naturally and perhaps nobody knows that better than Seattle, Washingtons Band of Horses. Guitarist/vocalist Ben Bridwell and guitarist Mat Brooke ...




Band Of Skulls

Band Of Skulls' driving guitar force, heartbreaking duets and sun-kissed, Wall of Sound harmonies have shot them to almost instant fame, having been selected for the coveted iTunes Single of the Week campaign in April 2009 with the debut single 'I Kn ...


Band On The Runn

A 4 Piece Band Performing hits from Paul McCartney. Including Beatles, Wings And Solo Classics


Bandykoot

Classic rock at it's very best. The ultimate live classic rock tribute band..BANDYKOOT perform classic rock songs from BON JOVI TO GREEN DAY. The rock packed performance will have any audience impressed. If you do nothing else this year...you must se ...











Bap Kennedy

Bap's initial flush of fame began in 1990 with the release of "Energy Orchard" by his group of the same name. Energy Orchard were a legendary live band, all from Belfast and highly regarded on the tough London gig scene. A young Brian Kennedy was the ...





Barbara Morgenstern and Robert Lippok

Barbara Morgenstern has been with Monika Enterprise since it started. This is her fourth full length album for the Monika label. Her next solo Album will be ready next year. www.barbaramorgenstern.de Robert Lippok is part of the pioneering ele ...




Bardo Pond

Bardo Pond, the flagship band of Philly's "Psychedelphia" space rock movement, which also included the likes of Aspera, Asteroid No. 4, the Azusa Plane, and, tangentially the Lilys. (check out drugmusic.com for some tastes of psychedelphia). Expli ...


Bare Knuckle Parade

Celtic folk music fused with rock and punk and incredible harmonies. Defy you to keep your feet still!






Barflys

The Barflys are a Worcester, UK based powerful rock and roll band. They have been together for over 10 years and have developed a large following all over this country as well as parts of Europe. They have shared the stage with many of the well kn ...



Barkerhound

We're an accessible eclectic/alternative rock band comprising of 3 music graduates and a Proud Lion (Roger - Guitar/Vox, Hazel - Keys/Harmonies, Will - Bass/Harmonies and Mark - Drums). Last December we were BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Band of ...






Barratt & Beck

Shebangg's lead guitarist - Tim plays virtually any stringed instrument or keyboard and is a prolific songwriter. He has lost count of the number of songs he has written over the years, but over 60 of them are for SheBangg! Playing as an acoustic duo ...

Barrel House Blues Band

The barrelhouse blues band are three mature musicians who have been together since 1991. They play Rock R&B and Blues. Well known in and around the midlands, but also traveling all over the UK and many parts of europe.









Barry Steele & Garry Slades Coast to Coast legends

Coast to Coast legends comprises of Barry Steele as Roy Orbison Garry slade as Billy Fury, and includes the awesome talent of Rick Sheehan a comedy impressionist who has tributes to Queen and Elton in his act

Barry Steele as Roy Orbison

Barry Steele was born in Selly Oak in the West Midlands, UK. and it was on a family holiday in 2002 that Barry took the first steps on the road to becoming a professional singer, when his wife and daughter entered him in a singing competition, It was ...


Barrys Attic

Four piece indie/alternative pop band, formed in Feb 2006. Influences: Blur, The Smiths, Pavement, The Who, Syd Barrett...














Bastille

Bastille's repertoire packs a powerful synergy of house, minimal, synth pop and hip-hop to create a sound that is easy to love and even easier to dance to. They're building a sonic identity that borrows from many but steals from no one, and they're t ...


Bat Whispers

Soul-tinged rock band, good for listenin or dancin,great father & son rhythm section, The Legendary Spike on vocals, & the equally legendary Ernesto del Pap playin lead guitar with the cunning of the insane.




Battle For Prague

Battle for Prague are Greg Milner (guitar/vocals), Lottie (drums), Greg Cox (guitar) and Tom (bass), they are a Birmingham based band and have played gigs at Bar Academy, Barfly, The Jug of Ale, The Flapper and Firkin, and Club NME with Pop Levi. ...




Battles

Features Ian Williams, a leader in guitar experimentations of the past 10 years as he fronted DON CABALLERO and STORM AND STRESS, John Stanier, the Swiss timing machine behind the kit, formerly of HELMET and currently in TOMAHAWK, David Konopka of t ...










BB BlackDog

2 bass's, 1 drum Kit 2 Germans, 1 Englishman 150 gigs plus, and 5 Albums in 3 years.




BC Allskas

A tiny market town on the very edges of England and Wales well known for being 'in the middle of nowhere' may seem an unlikely place to find a thriving music scene, but Bishop's Castle is a very unusual town. A town which goes its own way and makes i ...






B-Eagles

Eagles Tribute





















Beat Union

Hailing from two dead-end towns on the outskirts of Birmingham UK, Beat Union - singer/guitarist Dave Warsop, drummer Luke Johnson, guitarist Dean Ashton and bassist Ade Preston - are the classic band made up of childhood friends. Dave and Dean had k ...









Beats Capri

Angular and stylish Derby 2 boy / 2 girl art-punk combo





Bebe & The Trojans

Brilliant party band, playing classic reggae covers, Guaranteed to get the party going. Not to be missed.

Beccy Downes & The Sounds

Five piece band comprising of: vocals, keys, guitar, bass and drums. Playing some classics and contemporary Funk, Soul & Blues. Definitely the band to get you dancing and singing along. Fun songs, great musicianship and a lot of fun.


Beckeny

Dad and daughter acoustic duo - Becky with the warm vocals accompanied by the talented dad on acoustic guitar. They are based in Cannock and have performed at numerous, pubs, clubs and weddings


Becky Rose

The songs I do are usually inspired by moods. The most extreme of my emotions provoke the best of my music. 'Silly Little Boy' was a song written in a moment of sadness and loneliness, whereas, 'Motorway' is a song inspired by the thrill of going pla ...








Bee Gees Fever

Uk's premier live Bee Gees tribute





Beechwood

Beechwood were formed back in 2004 when Niven Smith and Chris Ashley met in a local pub and through a recommendation from a friend. They got together as an acoustic duo writing and performing their own songs and covers. In 2006 Robin Crump joined th ...
















Being Paul Stanley

It's a no makeup, no frills, just Rock n Roll show - based on Paul Stanley's recent solo tours of the US, Australia, and Japan, and including songs from Paul's two solo releases (His 1978 solo album, and his latest - 'Live to win'), and selected KISS ...

Belch Pop Frenzy

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Bella Hardy

Bella Hardy is one of the rising stars of English folk. Her debut album, Night Visiting, received four stars from Mojo magazine, she has been nominated twice for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon award and her voice has rightly been described as " ...





Bellowhead

With the exception of The Who, Bellowhead are surely the best live band in the country' - The Independent 'Wild, joyous, perverse, bold, crazed, full-blooded, intricate, fearless, funny, epic and mostly BIG. Best live band we have. No contest' - f ...





Ben Calvert

Ben writes and plays modern urban ballads, with an indie-pop dimension. Within are tales of modern life's trials and tribulations, where themes of pessimism and tragedy meet with optimistic, bright-sound instrumentation. As well as this form of moder ...







Ben Drummond

Ben Drummond Live review, 'Ben Drummond casually sat atop his stool, and effortlessly produced a Flamenco-esque flourish from his guitar, as a tempting little taster for his first song. Ben may not have a convenient little tag, to which to hang o ...

Ben E King

legendary lead singer with R&B superstars The Drifters



























Ben Smith

Ben is a Birmingham born songwriter who has been performing and recording for 20 years. His music is an earthy blend of British and American folk styles expressed through rapid fire fingerpicked guitar and a unique heartworn vocal delivery. Often com ...












Beneva

Beneva are Nathan Bennett (piano,vocals) and Malcolm Evans (guitar, vocals). Between them they create memorable melodies and lilting harmonies. During their 18 months as a duo they have notched up over 150 gigs in the UK performing at many leading ...







Benjamin Schoos & the Love Drones

Benjamin's group are made up of 7 musicians influenced by electronic 70s theme tunes, cosmic jazz funk and krautrock. Their first album, The Tangible Effect of Love (to be released on Freaksville/Shellshock in November) is a captivating, erotic pocke ...

Benjamin Taylor

"The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Benjamin Taylor's memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics demand your attention with ten songs that come straight from the heart in his third, full-length album. I ...







Bentley Rhythm Ace

Based in Birmingham, Bentley Rhythm Ace are Mike Stokes (aka Michael Barriewhoosh) and ex-Pop Will Eat Itself bassist Richard March (aka Barry Island). The group formed in 1995 after Marsh was introduced to Stokes at the house party of a mutual frien ...

Bereft

Bereft are a doom metal/rock band from Lincoln. They write all their own material and have gigged extensively throughout the midlands. See the Bereft website for Band info, Gig news or to contact them to arrange a booking or gig-swap.

Beres Hammond

Beres Hammond is considered Jamaica's greatest practicing singer/songwriter and anyone who has listened to his CDs or experienced the fervor elicited by his live performances would undoubtedly agree with that top-ranking assessment. His recent appear ...

Berkeley Square

Cath Nightingale's powerful soul voice lends itself superbly to Oz' McGowan's blues-orientated piano style, sharing a wonderful musical connection and playing "cool lounge music" from such as Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone and Carole King



Bernadette OGrady

"Bernadette O'Grady is a singer-songwriter from North Ireland, who now lives in West Wales. She began writing and performing songs, whilst living in New York, influenced at the time by both Irish and American artists. Her material ranges from contemp ...



Bernie Marsden

Guitarist with Whitesnake, Alaska, & M3.







Beth Jeans Houghton

According to her laudably bonkers biography, 19 year old Beth Jeans Houghton was born in Transylvania to a pack of albino werewolves who raised her on a diet of chewing tobacco and stuffed clams. Luckily, this feral existence doesn't seem to have don ...















BettySoo & Doug Cox

BettySoo is an Austin-based songwriter who travels nationally (and internationally) performing and teaching. Her musical styles span several genres: folk, country, gospel, and rock. Her latest album, Heat Sin Water Skin, produced by Gurf Morlix, was ...









Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight's career has already seen her win 3 Mobo awards, with yet another nomination last year, as well as several Mercury and Brit Award nominations. She has sung by invitation for a host of celebrated fans including David Bowie, Mohammed Al ...











Beyond the Barricade

Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables. This production will include songs from Miss Saigon, ...





Bi Jovi

Bon Jovi Tribute













Big Blue House

Big Blue House came together in late 1999, primarily as a Studio backing band for Larden Green Studios here in Nantwich, South Cheshire. We soon realised that we had a mutual respect for each other and Blues music in general and decided to take the o ...

Big Blues Tribe

Great big blues orchestra - like Jools Holland's R&B Orchestra but the tickets are a lot cheaper! Five voices, five brass all led by Oliver Carpenter - The Big Blues Tribe is fun and fantastic.

Big Boot Band

3 piece band from the birmingham area playing covers by artists such as elvis, eddie cochran, beatles,rutles, fats, buddy holly,we really kick ass and have a good time and make a great noise


Big Brendan

Birmingham based poet who performs at the Old Moseley Arms




Big Bruvver

Big Bruvver are Joe Browns' band - Dave Nilo, Neil Gauntlett & Phil Capaldi.

Big Bus Groovy

Big Bus Groovy are one of the hottest original bands in Birmingham. This 6 piece band play their own blend of Nu Funk. Heavily influenced by all things funky, this band really know how to get their groove on. The line-up is drums, bass, guitar an ...


Big Cats

The first thing to strike you about Big Cats is their singer. Sarah Ditchburn has a fantastic voice and simply loves to use it, throwing herself into songs which many singers would hesitate even to attempt. The result is impressive, and occasionally ...

Big Circus

Big Circus are a trio from southwest Birmingham UK, playing melodic rock with a cutting edge. The band formed with the intention of writing songs, songs that gnaw away at the subconscious and force a reaction. The band has been compared to many of yo ...





Big Eyed Fish

A diverse rock covers band from Banbury, playing an artistic mixture ranging from Porcupine Tree to Thin Lizzy to Robert Plant

Big Guns

Big Guns were formed in early 2008 by a group of like minded individuals who just wanted to go out and play the music they enjoyed namely 80s and 90s rock and thats exactly what they have been doing ever since to quite critical acclaim.

BIG GUNS & VICIOUS NATURE

80's rock & metal covers













Big Macs Wholly Soul Band

Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band is a ten piece music sensation, comprising the classic horn section featuring tenor sax, trombone and trumpet, a scintillating, swaying blur of burnished brass punching out staccato chords or slipping in swirling swathes of ...

Big Man Clayton

The "Big Man" has been singing and playing the blues in the big league for over 20 years. He has taken the old style and put his own personal touch to it, indeed ..."there is no mistaking the unique sound of ...

Big Meat

Big Meat began eight years ago during our freshman year of high school. We played through college all over New England in clubs, bars, and at schools and festivals, but more importantly we used that time to chisel and refine our sound while constant ...





Big Sean

Sean Anderson, a.k.a. Big Sean, is the newest artist signed to G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam at the young age of 23. Sean was born in Santa Monica, CA and relocated to the west side of Detroit, MI when he was 2 months old. He was raised by his mother ...






BIGELF

Flaunting a style that is unparalleled, BIGELF have forged a sound all their own: heavy pop rife with epic guitars, maniacal keyboards and rich, sophisticated harmonies laid over a foundation of hallucinatory hard rock. Working within their carefully ...





















Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg was recently described by The Times newspaper as a 'national treasure'. In the two decades of his career Bragg has certainly made an indelible mark on the conscience of British music, becoming perhaps the most stalwart guardian of the rad ...



























Birmingham Artsfest

ArtsFest is one of the biggest, most popular urban festivals within the UK. It is also the UK's biggest FREE arts festival, which means there are no extortionate ticket prices for any of the 600 events that make up the festival each year, because the ...

Birmingham Blues Brothers

We are a fully professional authentic Blues Brothers / UB40 Tribute duo who have been working for many of the major agents in the uk and overseas for the last 5 years. Our latest show at the I.C.C. broad street birmingham with the Drifters was a ...












Bison

9 piece ska band from Sheffield




Bitten Red Biro

Howdy out there, we are Bitten Red Biro a 5 piece grunge band from Wolverhampton. Our songs consist of power riff heavy songs, light melodic stuff, blues and kinda anthem ballad type stuff, if your bored of the the same old Keane, Snow Patrol, The Th ...




Bizali

Inventors, expanders-upon and chief exponents of Flunk music, Bizali boil the copperpot of folk, mix with the silky tealeaves of soul, blend with smooth funk syrup and serve in a little teapot of swing. Bizali formed in 2005 after meeting at universi ...

BJB





Black

An all blind musical orchestra - for the very first time in the UK - all the way from India! Come and see a fully blind musical troupe perform their hearts out live on stage. Black comprises of 13 blind musicians, each with their own talents ...


Black Acid Souls

Chubbs, Flakey and Gruff were brought up in a family of musicians with their mother being the singer in Cascade. Chubbs joined his mothers group in 1997 as the lead guitarist. In 2000, it was time to cut loose and Chubbs formed his own band called Ja ...




Black Balloon

Blackballoon are a four-piece Birmingham based rock band that write, compose and produce all their own music. Drawing on such influences as The Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Vertical Horizon, Dream Theater and Muse.









Black Canvas

Black Canvas is a fusion of all the great pure Rock bands with a twist of the modern rock scene thrown in the mix. We are a band of pure raw music with kick in the face riffs, piercing lead guitar breaks, and booming powerful vocals that really get y ...


Black Cat Bone

Black cat bone are a Worcester based duo playing playing a mixture of covers and self-penned blues based music.

Black Cat Bones

Burton's stadium rock cover band, bringing big rock power to a boozer down your way !!



Black Celebration

Depeche Mode tribute


Black Country Communion

critically acclaimed Anglo/American rock supergroup comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), award-winning blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek ...

BLACK COUNTRY ROCK

BLACK COUNTRY ROCK FORMED IN MAY 2004.ALL THE MEMBERS HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN TRIBUTE BANDS AND SO DECIDED TO CONCENTRATE ON ROCK COVERS FROM THE 70'S AND 80'S. BY COVERING MATERIAL FROM SEVERAL ARTISTS, SONGS ARE INSTANTLY RECOGNISABLE TO THE AUDIENCE. ...


Black Dog Silk

Steven Brookes - Vocals Alex Collins - Bass Jon Darby - Guitar Sean Smith - Drums Their own special brand of Rock 'n' Roll is inspired and influenced by the likes of The Beatles, The Stooges, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis.



Black Dyke Band

The most successful brass band in the world!







Black Galaxy vs Kreepa

Black Galaxy features Nicholas Bullen whose abrasive work in Napalm Death initiated a new musical genre known as 'Grindcore' and later a member of the dark, isolationist and dub-influenced Scorn. In collaboration with Simon Mabbutt they fuse cold and ...


Black Heart Angels

Black Heart Angels are an alternative rock band based in Malvern. Generally playing songs by the likes of Pearl Jam, Blur, U2, Led Zeppelin, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Doors, Queens of the Stone Age, etc.



Black Ice

Four piece classic rock & blues band. Playing music from the likes of Floyd, Zeppelin, Clapton, Hendrix, Lizzy etc.




Black Light Scene

Emerging in 2006 and fast becoming the band everyone wants to see, Black Light Scene have been wowing all who come into contact with them. Thier first demo has been released to massive acclaim. If you've not seen them yet, then do so or miss out on o ...




Black Market Empire

The Birmingham four piece burst onto the scene early 2009, marking their debut show to a sold out Barfly. BME soon became renowned for their storming live shows. Their reputation did not go unnoticed with the quartet sharing bills with award winning ...



Black Number 5

Since forming just over a year ago, Black # 5 have had a rapid ascent and are now recognised as one of the best new rock bands in the country. Based in Lincolnshire , the band's name came about when bassist Dale Jeffrey decided to visit a casino. "I ...






Black Rapids

Imagine the bastard offspring of Tom Waits and Johnny Cash, and you'll get an idea. Brilliant self penned songs, and some old favourites as well. It'll be dark and dangerous, and downright unmissable

Black Rat

BLACK RAT were formed in the Autumn of 2002. The music is a mix of original material, rock and folk, a 'New English' style combining modern and traditional elements. The instruments include guitar, drums and bass but also the distinctive sound of ma ...


Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson

Jukka "Black River Bluesman" Juhola & Andy Bad Mood Hudson play their Blues in the deep woods and frozen swamps of the muddy Black River Delta way up North in cold Finland. Their unrefined, electric Blues have been compared to the rough sounds of ...



Black Sabbath

LEGENDS!!!!!!!










Black Symbol

Black Symbol was founded by the lead singer Fatman, who grew up in the Jamaican parish of St Ann and moved to England in the 1970s, working with artists such as Burning Spear, Steel Pulse and the Mighty Diamonds. Black Symbol's heavyweight road m ...










Black Volts

The Black Volts were formed in the Summer of 2011, the band perform a number of rock covers and are currently in the process of writing their own material.

Black Wednesday

BLACK WEDNESDAY BIOGRAPHY DALE JONES - GUITARS, VOCALS, SONGS KEIGO KATO - DRUMS MARK CAUDERY- BASS "Black Wednesday F***kin Rock!!" Thats the comment heard from the audience at Black Wednesday gigs up and down the country. After ...



Blackbirds For Lunch

Lively Rock, Pop, Punks and Party covers!!!

BlackBud

BlackBud's music is constantly evolving but the fundamentals remain the same; Joe's sublime vocals, hook laden melodies, deft arrangements, in short, well crafted songs performed by talented musicians. Their debut EP gives a flavour of what's to come ...












Blacksmith

four piece hard rock band, originally formed in 2002 in high school on the isle of wight. spent last couple of years living on the road and gigging. mainly influenced by gnr and aerosmith.







Bladderwrack

BladderWrack are a kick-ass Classic Rock tribute based in the Midlands..... five passionate rockers who deliver the devil's dynamite to hordes of like-minded souls! We rock across the ages - from the '70's to the present day ... shattering your gran ...

Blades of Angels

Formed in April 2007 following the split of previous band 'Project Valkyrie' Blades of Angels are aiming to bring elements of their old style together with new direction and a focus on acoustic rock, and continue to play around the UK. Pete and Gez h ...




Blak Can

Put together electronic rhythm, synthesizer, guitar and vocals that slice through your soul and you have the unique sound of the Wolverhampton band Blak Can. Nash (Keys), Ryan (Guitar) and front man Ash are not ones to chase convention. The purity ...

Blak Twang

UK Hip Hop Legend. probably the finest MC the UK has to offer. On tour to promote his new album The Rotton Club


Blakfish

To sum BlakFish up using other people's words, imagine the energy of At the Drive In with the melody writing ability of RX Bandits / Biffy Clyro with lyrics that have been compared to that of Leonard Cohen. The two main things that differentiate Blak ...


Blame Keiko

Blame Keiko started out as a one man project at the beginning of 2010 before progressing into a Two-Piece Stoner/Sludge/Doom inspired Noise Rock band. By August 2010 Blame Keiko once more became a one man project. The sound originated from the lovely ...



Blancmange

80s synthipopsters, had a big hit with 'Living On The Ceiling'








Bleech

There's a difference between retro chique and the reinvention of a genre. Bleech manage to give their burning guitars, heavy drums and howling vocals a modern touch of 'NOW'. They have breathed new life into the genre, which even Kurt Cobain pronounc ...













Blind Lemon

100% Live Music Guaranteed Blind Lemon are an accomplished, six-piece band renowned for their live performances that are guaranteed to get your party started. Formed in the early 90s in Worcestershire, the group have become well-known not only for ...

Blind Mans Theory

Blind Man's Theory are a Metal band with thrash metal roots, a blend of Machine Head and Slayer, Ready to rip your b@lls off and hand them back on a plate.


Blind River Scare

Blind River Scare is a vehicle for the songs of Newport, South Wales, UK, based singer/songwriter/guitarist Tim Manning. Blind River Scare with a full band line-up recorded "Killing Time" a five track E.P. and contributed "Walking On Hell's Roof Lo ...

Blind Stagger

5-piece Indie Rock & Roll Band formed in Birmingham. Greg Knight - Vocals, Rich Smith - Lead Guitar, Mel Melia - Rythmn Guitar, Bullitt - Bass Guitar, Aled Bowen - Drums. Influenced by 60's 70's & 90's Bands - Beatles, Oasis, Rolling Stones, ...
















Blobbie Williams

BLOBBIE WILLIAMS is one of the most original and well-respected parody shows to the ultimate entertainer.........Mr. Robbie Williams. Not only has BLOBBIE studied his mannerisms, he also goes to endless lengths
to look like the man himself ...




Bloke

Formerly BabyFace,released CD "Forward in Reverse", toured with Blow, Toyah, Feeder, Glenn Hughes. The current Bloke set is drawn from a melting pot of rock styles - AC/DC to Blur, Killers to The Kaiser Chiefs, Reef to The Stereophonics, Van Halen to ...










Blood On The Dancefloor

A scene act known for mixing electro-pop, emo and hardcore-influenced screaming, and outlandish hair and fashion, Blood on the Dance Floor is primarily the project of Orlando, Floridas Dahvie Vanity. Inspired by Jeffree Star's flamboyant look and sou ...



Blood Red Throne

Death metal from Norway








Blooze Kings

Blues and rhythm (classics old and new) from Warwickshire's "best unknown blues band."



Blubeat

Blubeats origins go way back, three members having come from an original 80s band writing their own material called the Quixotics but more recently covering old soul/blues/rock songs At the heart of Blubeat are our three female vocalists: producing ...


Blue 52

Birmingham-based hip-hop/funk outfit, Blue 52, combine with the grooves of Leicester legend, Uncle Frank of the Fun Lovin' Criminals and Make It Nice Brothers fame, and any of you that have seen him perform before would not have been disappointed. If ...






Blue Casbah

Andrew Long's new 4 piece original soul/pop band. Check out www.myspace.com/andrewlonguk for acoustic tracks.


Blue Horses

Bluehorses - The UK's top Celtic rock band featuring Welsh/Irish gothess Liz Prendergast on vocals, electric violin and electric Celtic harp. Decidedly at the heavy end of the celtic rock spectrum, Bluehorses fuse Celtic themes,folk, stunning roc ...






Blue Nation

They would put themselves into the Mod / Indi box but have been compared to many different bands and styles which probably means they have a style of their own. Paula Murdoch (Vocals) Paula is probably the most accomplished musician in the gr ...




Blue Pearl

Led by John Hirst on drums, this band is strong on interpretation - Blue Pearl is a Bud Powell version of a Cole Porter song, and this quartet have taken the whole mood of Powell and Parker to a different level. One to watch with Chris Young, sax; Da ...




Blue Roosters

The Blue Roosters // home reading, uk The Blue Roosters were formed in 2002 by Dave Johnston (Bass), Paul Jordanous (Trumpet), Jules Bastrup (Guitar), Tom Grace (Drums) and Chris Tingley (Keys). We have dedicated the last couple of years to re ...

Blue Rose Code

"Gorgeous Celtic-influenced acoustic folk" - Time Out "Yearning songs, timeless melodies" - The Magpie's Nest "Musically flawless. There's a gentle embrace for your ears running through every chord" - Folkwords "Imagine John Martyn meeting a young ...












Bluebird Parade

You may recognise members of this eclectic group of Midlands musicians from their various other projects, including The Specials, Kingsize, Feelabeelia, Loscoe State Opera, and the Moderators. But Bluebird Parade is another animal entirely. Not quite ...














Blues Illusion

four seasoned veterans of the music scene playing various blues music of every type






Bluestack

Four guys, playing RnB and the blues with a rocky raw edge. Garry & Gary have written and recorded with members of Mott the Hoople, Spooky Tooth and others. Eric & Russ are seasoned musicians who have played the circuit for years. Material i ...





Blulightning

Real Rock is returning.....

Blunt Force

we are Blunt Force, an up and coming Melodic Death Metal band from the West Midlands area. We fuse elements of old school Heavy Rock like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and fuse them with Thrash Metal scene from the 80's like Pantera and then mix it ...






B-Movie Heroes

Dynamic and melodic, aggressive yet subtle, the UK's leading cult rockers are dug in for the fight. In the B*Movie Heroes world substance wins over style any day and while they proudly salute past masters such as The Clash, Foo Fighters and Millencol ...


Bo Dudleys

High energy Rock 'n Roll and Ragtime Boogie-Woogie at full tilt including songs by artists as diverse as Jerry Lee Lewis, Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen!

Bo Ningen

Four skinny Japanese guys based in London calling themselves enlightenment activists from the far east psychedelic underground. From the heart of Tokyo to a village in the mountains, Bo Ningen are from all over Japan and met in London.



Bob Brozman

Bob Brozman is a guitarist like no other: an established and prolific recording artist, performer, producer, and author, Bob is a non-stop world traveler and tireless researcher in ethnomusicology. His work with musicians from around the world in the ...



Bob Cheevers

A master tune-smith, Bob Cheevers has certainly earned his place as an Americana singer/songwriter rounding out his 4th decade in the industry. His style is an eclectic mix of rootsy blues and a touch of folk and country. As an Americana artist, Bob' ...












Bob Still Trio

Bob is a very experienced guitarist and was very popular on the south coast blues scene in the 80s and 90s. He is a talented singer songwriter in the blues idiom and has supported many visiting American blues artists








Bobby Sunshine Revival Band

Hairy good time boys Booby Sunshine Revival Band, blasting you through some classic rock covers from Creedance Clearwater to the Stones. All performed with a big grin and a Sunny side up. Bring it on!







Bogus Blooze

Birmingham based. A S**t Kicking, Mouth Watering, Rootin' Tootin' Rock n Rollin Blues band Beer and laughs are the order of the day with the Bogus boys. So if you like in your face entertainment, we're the lads for you. After a short break in 2008/ ...

Bogus Brothers Party Band

A fabulous party band for corporate events and private parties. They've played for Caroline Corrs wedding for Bono & The Edge, Gary Lineker and Graham Norton. A fantastic band to dance to



Boink Quartet

John Law: keyboards, effects Jon Lloyd: soprano saxophone/bass clarinet Rob Palmer: guitar, effects Lloyd Haines: drums John Law's new project, exploring electronic sounds and effects over drum grooves. Spontaneous group interaction between keyboa ...






Bombay Bicycle Club

"One of Britain's greatest bands, BBC keep getting better" - The Sunday Times "Bombay Bicycle Club have, quite simply, found themselves" - NME 8/10 "One of the UK's most inventive acts" - The Independent **** "They continue ...

Bombdog

Bombdog are a four piece band from Birmingham in the UK. The band formed in 2008 and have been recording and gigging in the West Midlands since then. The line up consists of Becky Cresswell (vocals, cornet and melodica), Andy Bird (guitars and bou ...






Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to rock legend Bon Jovi.


Bon Jovish

West Yorkshire's Premier Bon Jovi Tribute Band











Bonnie Raitt

L E G E N D






Booba Dust

Booba Dust R&B band formed recently, featuring Dick Daniel aka 'Lightnin' Dan', Rich Warren (a bass player who had relative UK success with his own outfits as well as touring with a string of critically acclaimed artists worldwide.) and Pete T ...









Boomtown Rats

Boomtown Rats including original members Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe plus Darren Beale and Mike Odlum








Bootleg Boss

Springsteen trib


Bootleg Poets

5 lads from the C O V of love that is Coventry. Paul at The Jailhouse captured them nicely with the phrase "Punky-ish,Indie-fied, Rockin' sorta catchy stuff". Never a dull moment and come and worship the yellow tambourine liberated from The Crib ...



Booyaka

Funk band playing own music which is a cross between the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Jimi Hendrix, with a bit of p-funk thrown in. Line up is vocals and trumpet, lead guitar, bass guitar and drums




Borderline Blues Band

A three-piece band bringing electric Blues to pubs, clubs and parties. From the 1960s to today, from East London to the Wild West of Ireland (and some in between,) here's the Borderline Blues Band. Chris (guitar and vocals,) Dave (bass) and Jo ...






Born To Run

National touring band performinhg the music of Bruce Springsteen - well over 2 hours of everything from Thunder Road and The River to Dancing In The Dark, Badlands, Hungry Heart, Glory Days, Fire, Brilliant Disguise, Born In The USA and Born To Run a ...

Born Too Late

Born Too Late started in autumn 2005 with James Player(Vocals/Lead Guitar) and Ben Potts(Drummer), who were introduced through a mutual friend. They spent a few months playing a handful of their favourite songs then began to write some of their own m ...




Bottlebag

Bottlebag are a gloucestershire based group with a distinctive upbeat, yet laidback funky sound. Our sound mixes elements of reggae, jazz and retro with catchy music, 3 part vocal harmonies and a pinch of psychadelic.






Bourbon Blues Band

A dream has come true to bring together four musicians with the passion and capability to perform the best in blues." Classics through to modern-day blues, from artists such as Robert Johnson, Albert King, Gary Moore, BB King, Steve Ray, John Mayal ...


Bow Wow Wow

legendette!






Boxed Room Rebels

Boxed Room Rebels are a female fronted Birmingham based band that combine the raw power of alternative rock with pop based melodies and hooks.....




Boy Kill Boy

Call Boy Kill Boys debut album Civilian anything you like epic, ravenous, doomy, electrified, billowing, bilious, brilliant what leaps out is just how brazenly alive it is. Listen: how Ivy Parker stands triumphantly on its monitor and thumps its ches ...




















Brake Lane

Brake Lane are an up and coming guitar/indie rock band from the west midlands.
















Breabach

The acclaimed quartet Breabach are one of the most diverse and inventive bands to have emerged from the Scottish folk scene in recent years. Having appeared at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival for the past two years, the band will perform favourites from ...










Breathe

Pink Floyd Tribute Band performing all of 'Dark Side of the Moon', excerpts from 'The Wall', 'Wish You Were Here', 'Division Bell' and a complete version of 'Echoes'.






Breek

Breek are a 3 piece Rock band from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. They are Adrian Thompson (lead guitar/vocals), Richard Marriott (bass guitar) and Russell Fenby (drums). They have been together for 2 years and currently have one album out entitled ...

Breezer

"4 lads from Birmingham play tunes on instruments" guess you'll have to go see them to find out more...

Brekete African Drum & Dance Ensemble

A magical performance of pulsating rhythms and celebration dances with colourful and unique costumes. The company aims to display the diversity of African music and dance in a high-energy performance. Presented by a group of eight drummers and dancer ...

Brendan Benson

Despite his professed allergy to singer-songwriter syndrome, Benson has been doing more acoustic gigs the past few years, which played into the songwriting process. And while the songs are mostly about love, heartbreak, and connection, the context is ...








Brian Adams Tribute Show

Rocking live show by Europes leading tribute to the groover from Vancouver 'Bryan Adams'. The show features all the hits and live favourites From B.A's 25 year career. Full live band.


Brian Collins Band

With decades of experience this brilliant guitar playing vocalist powers through a strong set of songs from the 60's to the current day backed by his hot band.From pub rock to dance party music BCB will give you a great night's entertainment.


Brian Duffy and Modified Toy Orchestra

Brian Duffy's Modified Toy Orchestra is an ongoing exploration of the surplus value inside the circuit design of abandoned electronic toys. This is an alien soundscape created by the toys now freed from the confines of their intended design. Unstable ...

Brian Houston

One of Britain's great song writers - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2. Brian Houston is a truly independent successful artist who has been writing recording and releasing albums for many years. He has consistently produced work of a standard that led to m ...




Brian Kennedy

Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy, is one of Ireland's most successful ambassadors of music. He is not only a prolific songwriter but also a master interpreter of lyrics and audiences around the world continue to praise his exceptional vocal talent.




Brian Wilson

Legendary songwriter, producer, arranger and co-founder of the Beach Boys!! A Godlike Genius!!!!!!





Bridge 55

Exciting Indie/Rock band based in Wolverhampton.




Bridgnorth Ukulele Band

An enthusiastic band of ukeleers playing eccentric music.


Brigade

Will Simpson (Vocals/Guitar) James Plant (Guitar/Vocals) Naoto Hori (Bass) Fim (Drums/Vocals) Based: London via Suffolk and Japan Some bands we like: AC Acoustics, Aereogramme, Kids Near Water, Smashing Pumpkins, The Ghears, Prego, Fi ...


Bright Sparks’

Herefordshire collective








British Beach Boys

All the classic hits in one fantastic show.









Broken Again

West Midlands based BROKEN AGAIN first appeared on the scene during winter 2007 where, having spawned the band from various well-known local acts, their debut gig was met with a rabid audience left thirsty for more. The band have continued to hone th ...





Broken Dolls

Broken Dolls; an idea born from a mutual love of MC5, accidental girlfriend sharing and extended bouts of late-night boozebonding; a kickass rock band to get those fists pumping airborne again. The West Midlands, our nation's industrial heartland ...

Broken English

Spanning four decades of classic rock - from Lizzy to Biffy - we got it covered!!


Broken Glass

If you're a fan of Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Metallica or even Black Sabbath then you will like Broken Glass. They're always trying out new material and they also cover a variety of rock classics, along with some more different son ...




Broken Minds

Broken Minds are a two man Rap-core band from Wolverhampton in the UK. Unlike other rap metal bands we are not a metal band fronted by a rapper but a hardcore hip hop band with a metal guitarist. but rest assured this doesn't take away the heavyness. ...

Broken Promise

Hailing from Worcester UK, BROKEN PROMISE formed in the summer of 2004 by ex-members of UK sludge crew MURDER ONE, current members of epic metal warriors THE SEVENTH CROSS and members of grindcore band BULL VS BEAR. The band came together with all m ...







Broken Witt Rebels

a funky classic mix of indie tunes, with poetic day to day lyrics a raw edgy band with gr8 material

Brokencyde

American crunkcore from Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Bromheads

Bromheads are a two-piece garage rock band originating from Sheffield, formerly a three-piece known as Bromheads Jacket. They wrote some songs and played them on a bus, in a library, people's bedrooms, a few other places and then at a show with th ...




Brooks Williams

Named one of the top hundred acoustic guitarists, with over 17 recordings to his name and 23 years on the road, this Georgia man is one of the premier singer/guitarists on the American Roots n' Blues scene. More than that, though. From Belfast to Bos ...








Brothers Aureus

2 cats, 2 guitars and beautiful results






Bruce Cockburn

Canadian Legend!

Bruise

With three albums "B", "Nobody Else" and "Little Victories" under their belt, festival appearances covering three continents and a huge touring schedule that takes them from Aberdeen to the Channel Islands, BRUISE are an independent, original band wh ...





Bruno Gallone

Many years ago, I used to front a band called REACTION. Reaction was a four-piece Mod/Powerpop band from Burton on Trent. Although, never signed, we did get to support some great bands - Including THE JAM, SECRET AFFAIR, PURPLE HEARTS, FUN BOY THREE, ...



Bryan Adams

canadian legend








BSN [4:20]

Self described as an "energetic fourpeice with a girl drummer (named Stix!) from Stourbridge" BSNs[4:20] promise to be entertaining. With noticeable influences from The Specials the venues played by BSN[4:20] get filled up quickly. These guys have pu ...

BSN 4:20

BSN 4:20 are a five piece ska-hop with a little bit of rock band. The band come from Stourbridge and Wolverhampton. Fun filled hard hitting deep dark ska!!!



BSP








Buck & Barker

Buck & Barker - 2 voices, 2 acoustic guitars, classy covers and sparkling originals.... bucket loads of quality music from 2 of Leicestershire's finest musicians...! Multi-instrumentalist Keith Buck & singer/songwriter Sally Barker met a ...


Buckcherry

A band can respond to success in many different ways. It can become complacent and rest on its laurels. It can become cautious and just give fans more of the same thing they liked the last time. It can become cocky and not even care about what ...

Buckshot Soup

Now here's a story... Me and Duke started messing around with some tunes after splitting with our previous band. Now Duke used to play the drums by trade, but as I couldn't sing, he picked up a guitar and strummed a few chords together (happens th ...


Budapest Cafe Orchestra

The BCO redeliver Balkan and Russian traditional gypsy and folk music in their own surprising way. Also known for their artful re-workings of masterpieces by the great Romantic composers. There is even a tone-poem on the Norwegian Trolls... "the fine ...








BUDDY WHITTINGTON & his band

John Mayall's legendary guitarist





Buffy Saint-Marie

Buffy is a true songwriting master who's contribution over her 50+ years in the business led The Guardian to declare recently that "She is also one of the most successful and versatile songwriters of the last half-century" As a college student i ...

BUGGS & ED

rock'n'roll duo





BUILT FOR COMFORT

Swindon's top band. This is a really great 6 piece with excellent musicality and a great harp sound. A real foot-tapping fest so bring your dancing shoes.



Bull vs Bear

"Evil bastard, drunk, dirty, pummelling...and still considered music?" Yes, if Bull Vs. Bear have anything to do with it...

















Bunter and the Vibes

9 Piece Funk Band..covering classic funk grooves mostly from the 1970's Our music are influenced by the sounds of Parliament/Funkadelic, James Brown, Commodores,Slave,War, Tower of Power, and Many Many More......












Burnside

Burnside are brothers Johnny and Robbie Carr, with the genius drumming of Bob. On occassion, fellow musical wonderboy Johnny Blaze (of The Soul infamy) can be found onstage with them. They take Rock 'n' Roll back to it's truest form and are guaren ...





Burt Bacharach

LEGEND!!!GOD-LIKE GENIUS!!!!YOU ARE NOT WORTHY!!!!!

Burton Concert Band

Burton Concert Band is a Midlands-based wind band, comprised of experienced musicians from Burton-upon-Trent, Derby, and surrounding areas.






BuryTheLadybird

BuryTheLadybird have been recognized for their catchy sleaze rock riffs with jazz and blues infused lyrics. Forming in 2009 as young friends and music lovers, they have proved that having a hard-working ethos has pushed this band to great things. The ...



Busbys Babes

For those of you lucky enough to live in the fine town of West Bromwich the words The Busby Babes will be as familiar as Eastenders or kebab meat and chips. We understand that not everyone can live in West Bromwich so the following is for you... T ...

Busdriver

Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping augmented with dizzying elocution that would tongue-tie even the fiercest auctioneer, Busdriver is renowned as one of hip-hop's most eclectic & eccentric artists. The Los Angeles MC wa ...

Bushpig

Bushpig ..in the beginning The seeds of Bushpig were sown in a punk band called 'incision', Where founder members Pete Howells (vocals) and Sharon Griffin (drums) Met. After 4 years and around 30 members it ground to a resounding halt, a relief ...


Buster Shuffle

Piano led ska from Landan



Butterfly Catchers

Butterfly Catchers are a Birmingham based band who play a subtle mix of acoustic ballads and jazz tingeed urban soul.









By Jovi

Bon Jovi Tribute

By The Rivers

Hot, new Leicester Reggae band, By The Rivers have been bowling over audiences wherever and whenever they play. Either as a two piece acoustic or a 6 piece full band. Nile Barrow and Jordan Birtles write instant pop classics. No matter what the genre ...


Byzantine

The hardcore music of Byzantine is unlike many of the current metal bands that are out on the scene today. These guys possess a sound like none other as they bring back the old school guitar solo's and ear ringing riffs. How often do you see the lead ...

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