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Band List - Index F

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






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Fable of the Bees

Fronted by Paul James of Blowzabella; Fable of the Bees is a folk rock band comprising six musicians from a diverse musical background, the result is traditional music with a uniquely English rock twist.








Face Value

Phil Collins/Genesis Tribute band.






Fahran

Fahran is a five-piece, melodic, hard-rock band from Derbyshire. Formed in 2006, under the name, Toxic Federation, the band quickly set about writing and performing their own material. The songs, honed on the road, were released independently by the ...






Fairport Convention

One of the greatest live folk bands on the circuit. Their sell-out gigs attract critical acclaim and delight audiences with their rich and varied repertoire. Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influ ...




Faith No Man

Faith No More tribute

Faithless

Their influence from being at the top of the pile for a decade and a half is easy to spot these days: think Calvin Harris' recent number 1 or the countless tracks with a house groove, riff and rapper, Faithless' signature sound adopted by many, bette ...








Fall Out Boy

When he was a little boy, Fall Out Boy bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz enjoyed reading "Curious George," "Babar" and Richard Scarry books, but his favorite children's book was "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf. The story, about a giant bull who ...




Fallen Are The Famous

We are a 5 piece band comprising of Two Guitarists, Bass player, Drummer, and a Lead singer. We play only our own original material. The band members are: Becky - Lead Vocals Dave - Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals Wes - Bass Guitar Jel - Lead Guitar ...


Fallen Ground

A four piece band who play heavy metal influenced by Sabbath, metallica, Zeppelin, trivium, queens of stone age and others. Fast energetic sets, formed over three years ago and giging on a regular basis all over the country.




Falling Home

We're a Midland's based band, with a really fresh, acoustic rock sound. We play powerful, guitar driven melodies with lyrics that people can relate to. We don't try to imitate anyone else, instead we combine our different musical influences to cr ...



Fallout

Fall Out Are A Underground Band On The Way Up In Birmingham's Local Music Industry. With Their Mix Of Blues, Rock And Melodic Vocals. Comprising Of Three Members: Stacey On Lead Vocals, Marc On Lead Guitar And Griffin On Bass. All Three People Are In ...





Family Affair

6 piece 70's Disco band playing tracks such as: Car Wash,Disco Inferno, We Are Family,Play That Funky Music and lots more.......

Family Force 5

Family Force 5 uses elements of hip hop music, post-hardcore, alternative rock, punk rock, and club oriented crunk, crunkcore, electropunk, electronica and nu metal with positive, party lyrics in their music. This year, the band are releasing ...











Far-Cry

A rock band born in Birmingham with good melodies worked into great catchy songs and all with a hard edge. They're a bit like.....I can't think of anyone really so just go and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed. It won't be long before this ...














Fastlane

Fastlane, the UK's hottest new emo-punk outfit from Surrey


FasyLive

- Band to bring Maldivian magic to the Midlands this weekend - This Saturday (15th August), Maldivian rock band FasyLive will be playing on the Monarch Beach in Birmingham, a unique 'urban beach' located in the city centre. Hailed as the bigges ...

Fat Ankles

5 piece band in tribute to Oasis, formed after many years of playing they take themselves very seriously, using guitars not unlike the Oasis line-up. Audibly too, replicating as near as possible to the Oasis sound.






Fat Daddy

classic rock cover band. ac/dc, iron maiden, guns n roses, ccr, motorhead, chilli peppers, the cult, bon jovi, black sabbath....many more.



Fat Lip

Formed five years ago the band play Soul,Funk,and Blues and are establishing a reputation as a band to watch!












Father Teds

The Father Teds are the Midlands Premier Irish/Pop/Rock covers band who have been established over 12 years www.myspace.com/fatherteds










Fay Hield Trio

Fay Hield's earthy approach to singing and her haunting and powerful delivery uniquely appeal to both older and younger audiences and it wasn't long before Topic Records, Europe's oldest and most respected Independent Record Label, approached her wit ...



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Fear Without Reason

Fear Without Reason are a Wolverhampton UK based Rock Band. Bringing together experience from a number of now disbanded groups and genres (Android Angels, City 13, Somewhere Inbetween) to create a sound that reflects the attitudes of its members. Hav ...







Feed The Rhino

From the muggy waters of the river Medway rise a band with fierce intention and relentless ambition. Feed The Rhino are live, loud and undoubtedly have a sound that will crawl up the back of your neck and leave you quivering... The band formed in ...

FeedBack

FeedBack have being through many changes since they formed at Xmas 2004. They have lost members, gained new memebers and lost the members then. However now we are a Solihull 4 piece rock band, ready to blow the minds of the boring Birmingham Public!! ...

Feeder

5ifteen years since the bands first release (which they sold at their own gigs) they are once again releasing music for themselves. With 25 hit singles under their belt, 4.5 million record sales, 6 full length-studio albums - as well as the double pl ...








Feird Wish

Feird Wish an established four piece Power Pop/Rock Band. Original...Catchy as hell!...and most importantly we don't sound like anyone else or try to copy other bands (something hard to come by nowadays) it's all pure FEIRD WISH . The combination ...




Femi Temowo

Temowo is a key figure in the award winning Soweto Kinch Quartet and shared with band mates Mercury Prize nomination nod for Kinch's debut album 'Conversations with the Unseen'. The producer and guitarist has performed with George Benson, Cleveland W ...

Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler are hot dancefloor property right now, having recently collaborated on Groove Armada's remarkable 'return to form' Paper Romance and remixed the latest Marina & The Diamonds single Hollywood into a club and blog sensation. Stop And S ...

















Feverdogg

FEVERDOGG is a rock band formed in Birmingham in early 2008. Since forming they have worked hard, gigging around the UK to build a loyal and growing fan base leading to them landing support slots for The Mexicolas and Albert Lee. They draw inspirat ...




Fickle Public

Fickle Public are rough trade pop combined with dischord punk intelligently pieced together to create sub 3 min songs which are as loud as they are fast. Best heard live they have won fans in Jetplane Landing, Seafood and Aereogramme and have toured ...





Fidlar

LA-based punk rock quartet









Fight The Bear

We are an exiting four-piece band from Bishops Castle Shropshire. Our Music is a blend of Ska, Jazz and Latin Rhythms with some cheeky catchy colourful riffs. Are songs are complexly arranged and have a distinctive sound but retain a strong groove wh ...







Fights and Fires

Fights and Fires emerged when two guys from Backwash took a university break. The remaining two, some of Worcesters' punk/rock collective joined forces and locked themselves away in an old meat refrigeration unit to write some songs. The result is ...


Figment

Figment are Sandy, Harvey and Chris: Bristol's own glam stoner, punk version of The Stones. They formed during an A-Level Psychology experiment in 2003: Chris heard about a talented bass player called Sandy and thought it would be cool to have a girl ...






Fillmore Gears

Brand new groovy hard rock four-piece from the Midlands. Explosive hard rock 4-piece wowing audiences since 2006 with their blend of rock, metal and punk.






Final Coil

Final Coil is an alternative band from Leicester freely mixing the genres of punk, metal, ambient, rock and pop together to create tunes which are bursting with energy and aggression. The brainchild of Phil Stiles, the band also features the talents ...



Final Redemption

First formed in 1999 as part of a youth club project, FR have been plying their trade in and around the Midlands for the past three years. Originally a five-piece, we've worked hard to create a distinctive sound and to promote ourselves in the area. ...

Finch

Finch's first full-length album "What It Is To Burn" (2002) not only went gold, but helped mold a new genre of music while doing so. Not comfortable to sit and stagnate, the band has matured artistically and continues to push boundaries. With their n ...


Finding Calcutta

Four Piece acoustic rock band, with strong 70s influences-have their own line line in psychedelic tight knitted guitar lines, melodic bass and vocals and funky rhythms.





Fingerstyle Collective

featuring Don Alder, Dan LaVoie, Justin King, Stuart Masters








Fire

Back together reunion, well-known in the Midlands. John Harris, Graham Lightfoot and Tony Chester.









Firelight

Forged from the ashes of previous bands, Firelight emerges. An alternative three-piece rock band from the post-industrial cultural waste land of Wolverhampton, combining electro/industrial & metal/rock sounds with a DIY punk attitude, this young ...



Fireswitch

Birmingham based four-piece FIRESWITCH stand alone, boldly between genres. Lethal injections of bass and guitar led metal drive forward expressive and dynamic songs that basically defy your usual pigeonholes and with an innovative use of electric vi ...








Firstborn

Firstborn : Established and exciting touring band with airplay on Radio One's Rock & Zane Lowe shows. Praised by Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Classic Rock magazines. "You'll wonder where Firstborn have been all your life" Kerrang! ...






Fishheads

Raw edged rhythm & blues & stuff


Fistful of Dynamite

An alternative funk rock jam band based in Birmingham. Members of the band Seb Maynard Francis - Drums Tom Ford - Guitar Dave Billingham - Keybaords/Synths Ash Trigg - Bass Guitar Craig Hope - Lead Vocals Dale Maycock - Addit. Vocals ...


Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch have been pummeling audiences since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, The Way of the Fist. With their hit single "The Bleeding" pulverizing the Active rock charts and MTV2's Headbanger's Ball, the album ha ...









Fizzi

Cool pop tunes with a twist of rock! Birmingham and West Midlands based live party music duo, Pub, club, wedding, corporate events, festivals, birthdays...







Flamingo 50

Like the Buzzcocks, Undertones, Green Day and Ash, Flamingo 50 carry on the tradition of classic three chord guitar pop. Fired by punk rock energy, but in love with harmony and melody. They understand that you have to walk it like you talk it and you ...










Flat Badger

Flat Badger. Mainly covers with a smattering of original!! Rockier end of the spectrum with shades of the blues. Covers to suit all ages. Clash, Quo, AC-DC, Green Day, Cult, Jimmy Eat World, Van Halen, T Rex, Bowie and a few other notables!



Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley here, bringing their own blend of Folk noise to your ears! Flat Stanley have played bars,clubs, pubs,raves,festivals,freepartys,protests, in fields,in the sun, in the rain, up to our necks in mud, up to our eyes in beer, over our heads i ...

Flatline Stereo

UK Punk n' Soul Trio 'Flatline Stereo!' got together in December 2010, wrote a ton of songs and straight away headed into the studio to make a record. Already playing shows all around the Midlands, the guys are set to release their debut EP ''Dress ...




Flawless

'Inspirational dance act'

Flaxenby

Flaxenby are Sam McLeod (guitar & vocals) & Chris Buttery (guitar, mandolin & vocals)...Often joined by Andy Jones on fiddle. The songs are unique and original drawing on contemporary folk, blues and country influences.






Flesh Eating Foundation

Industrial with shades of punk, metal and electronica.





FLEVANS

Legendary Brighton Funk/Hip Hop Producer/DJ








Flood Of Red

Glaswegian six-piece Flood of Red are emo, screamo post-hardcore rockers whose energy and emotion is accompanied by hints of classic metal heard in their bass and percussion parts. Their experiments with synthesizers and electronic effects give them ...













Floyd 2

Based in the UK, Floyd 2 is a collection of like minded musicians who have one common passion, a love of the music created by the supergroup Pink Floyd. Unlike other 'tribute' bands Floyd 2 is activly writing, creating and recording new material i ...







Flybynature

Flybynature are a four peice band from wolverhampton who strive to create somthing Innovative, if your sick of the same old generic sound the mainstream puts out year in year out then give these guys a listen. With influnences such as Mudhoney The Pi ...




Flylow

Helsinki/Finland based FLYLOW has been in existence for a little over three years, however in its current format a bit over 12 months. In that time frame the band has gone from strength to strength. After a couple of years working the stars and bars ...


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Footloose

1950S ROCK AND ROLL BAND FORMED FROM EXPERIENCED MUSICIANS WITH A PASSION FOR 50S ERA.











Forever Living Dead

Forever Living Dead are a Leicester based 4-piece alternative rock band with big choruses, catchy harmonies and raw edged riffs. Combining the sounds and image of today's music scene with their own unique brand of heavy rock, few would bet against th ...

Forever Never

Originally formed in late 2004, Forever Never are a metal band from Essex,drawing influences from a much wider scope than your average metal band. Rhythmical, heavy and dripping with melodic twists and technical turns, FN take inspiration from Meshug ...









Forloco

We are Forloco, and as a 5 piece we have being playing together for a little over 3months. Whilst 4 of our members have been knocking about for a while our latest guitarist only recently joined and has made a real impression, whether it be home or aw ...

Forlorn

Birmingham metal band Forlorn, exploded on the metal scene early 2006, known for their heavy sound and strong live performances. They have created a sound which is powerful, yet remains unique compared to other metal acts. Forlorn are currently worki ...








Forty Nine Acres

Formed by four friends in early 2004 Forty Nine Acres takes inspiration from bands such as The Killers, Oasis and Snow Patrol. All tracks are written by the lead singer Stuart Bowmer and we play only our own music, no covers. Blending Indie vibes, ...

















Fourth Page

Fourth Page are Charlie Beresford, Carolyn Hume, Peter Marsh and Paul May, and together they play improvised music that doesn't sound like it's been improvised. The band have released two albums of spontaneously composed songs that have drawn compari ...


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Francois The Gypsy

performance artist/singer/puppeteer







Frank Turner

When Million Dead came to an end Frank Turner set off around the coutry, acoustic guitar and social commentary in tow, spreading his own brand of campfire punkrock. Like Dylan, But Taller.









Frankley Guitar Club

Frankley Guitar Club (which is in it's ninth year) is made up of local musicians who have a keen desire to bring their guitar skills to the performance stage. Performances include everything from classical to pop to rock - something for all the fam ...



FRANKNESS

exquisite guitar and stunning vocals




Franz Nicolay

from The Hold Steady






FRC





Fred Eaglesmith

Debuting in the mid-'90s, Canada's Fred Eaglesmith was equal parts country and rock 'n' roll. His scratchy vocals spun tales of moonshiners and big cars. His rural escapades caught the ears of both Americana and "hollering" enthusiasts. His newest re ...




Fred Wesley

As leader of James Brown band, The JBs, Wesley was described as the world's most famous sideman, orchestrating the sinuous grooves and contributing the bold, surgically precise solos that defined the language of funk. He was seminal in the creation o ...

Fred Zeppelin

Tribute to the Mighty Led Zeppelin










Free Control

Free Control brings together five determined musicians with the intention of making music . Their aim is to make music that inspires them personally, and create an amazing live experience for their audience. Explosive sounds, fluid melodies and intri ...





Free Spirit

Tribute to Cream/Hendrix














Freewater

FreewateR is the HOTTEST new band out of Worcester. A great group of musicians that have joined together to play the kind of music that really gets them and the audience excited. Not wanting to play the same old, same old that you hear from pub to pu ...


Frei.Wild

They are the current phenomen of Germany's music scene: coming from South Tirol (German speaking part of Italy) FREI.WILD have established to be one of the most successfull acts of the federal republic. Thereby they didn't have the help of big major ...





Fret & Fiddle

Founded in Birmingham in 2000 Fret & Fiddle draw inspiration from the small string bands of the 30's and 40's, and particularly from the most famous of all: the Quintette du Hot Club de France featuring Stéphane Grappelli. Stéphane Grappelli was ...











Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit are a Scottish indie rock band from Selkirk, formed in 2003. The lineup consists of lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and lyricist Scott Hutchison, guitarist and bassist Billy Kennedy, guitarist Andy Monaghan, drummer Grant Hutchison ...





From Sabbath to Hell

From Sabbath to Hell are Europe's only female fronted Black Sabbath tribute act. With a faithful reproduction of the music of Black Sabbath, From Sabbath to Hell cover all eras from the early Ozzy Osbourne years through to the latter Heaven and H ...

From Scratch

Bluesy Jazz band led by Ralph DeCabrie who was a regular member of the late Andy Hamilton's Blue Notes.






FRONT ROW

Frontrow are an energetic and vibrant 4 piece covers band playing music from the 50's to present day, such as The Kinks, T-Rex, Oasis and Kaiser Chiefs plus many more. Entertainment and variety at its best, not to be missed.


Frontrow

Frontrow are a lively five piece covers band, with songs ranging from the 60's to present day, with songs ranging from Elvis to Linkin park. Frontrow got together in february of 2007 and have a wealth of experience with most of the members coming fro ...






Fruitmachine

A covers band that delivers a range of styles from the 60's to now. Hendrix to the Kings of Leon. Your party will not stop Dancing!


Frys Cream

Cream tribute

FTR

Formed in 2002 and influenced by industrial,doom,stoner and many other dark styles.



Fuck Buttons

This band have single handedly ushered in a new era of noise that is harsh but melodic with a danceable edge that still manages to be as disturbing as it is beautiful.














Fumar Matar

Welcome to Fumar Matar Entertainments. Fumar Matar is a 5 piece Rock/Pop band that has become well established and popular with all types of venues over the past few years. We can provide live music from small events to large functions. Whatever ...



Fun Lovin’ Criminals

The Fun Lovin' Criminals musical style is eclectic, covering such styles as hip hop, rock, funk, blues and jazz. Their songs often deal with life in a city, often explicitly New York City, but just as often urban life in general. They cover such issu ...

fun.

2012's biggest American breakthrough band have had an incredible year so far, having swept up the biggest-selling US single of 2012 with 'We Are Young', which has now sold over 4 million copies in the states.









Funk Soul Brother

As the name suggests the Funk Soul Brother band is a tight knit unit of friends featuring brother and sister lead vocal team Adam and Anna Ross. They are dedicated to giving the best possible performance and keeping all the audience on the dance floo ...

Funk Soul Collective

Featuring blissful female vocals, tight funky brass and a locked down rhythm section, they will play a selection of funk and soul classics from the likes of Ray Charles, James Brown and Etta James, all the way through to the Brand New Heavies, Amy Wi ...





Funktional

Funky Modern Jazz

Funky Skunk

Funky Skunk are a seven piece band comprising of:- Roger Roberts on keyboards and vocals, Brian Marr on guitar and vocals, Graham Clarke on bass and vocals, Dave Gibbon on drums, Martin Lewis on trumpet, Chris Barmby on saxophone Robin Baer ...

Funky Wrench

Funky Wrench is a covers band, playing songs that they like, from The Darkness, to the Kinks, to U2. They have played in a number of different bands before, totalling up to three of four hundred gigs between them. Over the past year and a half, they ...

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Furious 5

Legendary rap group 'THE FURIOUS 5' are to Hip Hop what the Rolling Stones are to rock. Their seminal recordings 'The Message' & 'White Lines' are 2 of the most famous & successful Hip Hop tracks ever released! Alongside DJ Grandmaster Flash, ...










Furyan

Mixing classic metal, old school thrash, shred guitar and modern down-tuned grind, Furyan is a proper, no compromise heavy metal band. In Your Face Metal!



Fused

Mature and hard working rock band covering the great rock anthems of the last 4 decades. From Free to the Foo fighters this five piece band stamp there mark on these great songs and make them their own.







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