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Band List - Index G

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

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Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin is an English singer-songwriter from Bath who first came to attention when she covered the You Me At Six song 'The Liar and the Lighter' on Youtube. The video gathered praise from all corners of the globe and has since amassed a stagg ...






Galleon Ryders

After living on the same estate as each other all their lives, around summer 2006, they decided it was about time to play music with one another, hence galleon ryders emerged. Before getting together the individual members have enjoyed sucess with pr ...




Gallus Cooper

Alice Cooper trib



Gamble Gamble

Worcester based band formed in late 06. Influences include Pixies, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Shellac & The Fall etc


Gandalf Murphy & the Slabovian Circus of Dreams

Hailing from Sleepy Hollow area of New York State, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams play an utterly unique blend of rock & roll, folk, and quirky Americana and have been called "the hillbilly Pink Floyd".

Gang of Four

Gang Of Four is one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years. With Andy Gill slashing away on guitar while Jon King declaimed over the top about love as disease or the torture of prisoners in Northern Ireland l ...



Gappy Ranks

the King of UK Bashment









































Gatefold

Around a nucleus of intricate and spatial guitar, Gatefold create a unique, thought provoking sound with memorable hooks that force listeners to delve deep into the musical and lyrical content.


Gauge

You know those obvious bands, where you've heard it all before, seen it all before, and can predict what's coming next? Gauge isn't one of those. Four slightly dishevelled blokes from Walsall, Gauge have been rocking the Midlands with a fusion of ...






Gay Joe

Gay Joe previously Jaygo are a four piece band from Birmingham and have been together for around 2 years playing the usual muso pubs in Brum.






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Geezer

Geezer formed in January 2005 after a chance encounter between John Ward, (Vocals/guitars) and Robert 'Minty' Swadkins, (Bass/vocals) who at the time was playing with Darren Phillips (Guitars/vocals) in a band by the name of 'End of Part 1'. After a ...





Gemima Gallier

see also Unit 37





Gemma Weekes

An author, a singer, a compulsive poet, a permanently budding guitarist and all-round scribbler whose debut novel, Love Me (Chatto & Windus, January 2009) has been greeted with splendiferous reviews in the Guardian ('a delight'), the Telegraph ( ...









Generic Eric

Generic Eric are a Ska/Punk band hailing from sunny Wolverhampton who deliver riff-charged Ska Musak to get the world skanking!!!... A long time ago when LeeRoy were a lad it were a dream to create a band when he grew up, somewhere around this tim ...

Genesis In The Cage

Genesis In the Cage is a Genesis revival band based in South East England, though we play all over the country and Europe. We play classic tracks, and some less obvious ones, from the Peter Gabriel years and early Phil Collins period. Our current ...



Gengis Khan

Gengis Khan are an Italian Heavy Metal band, formed in 2012. They're music is a mix of Hard Rock, 80's Metal, Speed Metal with a little Glam Metal's touch.








Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers

"With his high octane live gigs and rootsy albums this Australian blues guitarist has built up quite a following in Britain."- The Times. "Geoff drops in technical features one after the other yet in a timely fashion that is a treat to watch." - Blue ...











George Benson

LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George Breakfast

People hearing George's songs for the first time often suspect they have heard them before. His is real music, rhythm and melody and lyrics that mean something. Time and again, in a noisy bar, George will start singing a song and by the second verse, ...

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

LEGENDARY LEGEND!!!!!!!!

George E. Boyce

Bob Marley Tribute

George Ezra

George Ezra is a young singer-songwriter living in Bristol. Expect jaw-dropping soulful vocals reminiscent of Scott Matthews, and mighty impressive finger-picking with hints of Daughter.



George Michael

legend!






Georgie Fame and the Three Line Whip

This unique combo consists of Georgie Fame, whose lengthy career is well documented, and his two sons, Tristan and James, both of whom are fully fledged members of Dad's legendary band - "The Blue Flames". The trio has practised and played togethe ...



Gerry McAvoys Band Of Friends

A Celebration Of The Music Of Rory Gallagher The Band consists of musicians who played with Rory throughout his career GERRY McAVOY (Bass Guitar) played with Rory for 20 years; from 1971 to 1991 and because of this has a great insight into the ...





Get It On

A tribute show to Marc bolan dancers with full lighting show a 70s glam tribute to the legendary guitar vocalist not to be missed!





Getting Tighter

Deep Purple - The Coverdale/Hughes years.









Ghost Town AKA

A tribute to the legendary ska band, The Specials



Ghostpoet

Ghostpoet is British singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe. He came to critics' attention with the release of his first single Cash & Carry Me Home in 2011. His debut album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam was nominated for the Mercury Music ...






Ghouls

Currently based in London but with roots all over the U.K, genre spanning Alt-Gypsy-Punks GHOULS are an energetic six-piece known for their manic stage antics and sweat-inducing live shows. An infectious blend of punk, rock, indie and gypsy influence ...

GI Joseph

G.I.Joseph is a Rock Punk band currently based in the West Midlands. A three piece outfit, they regularly play venues in and around the West Midlands area, building a steady following as they go. Mat Bass Guitar and Lead vocals Mark Guitar and Backin ...






Gigspanner

Hailed by Songlines magazine as "another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool moment", Peter Knight's Gigspanner is a trio formed by the legendary fiddle player best known for his ongoing 40 year association with folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span. P ...











Gilly Dangerous & Brett Wilde

Gilly Dangerous first appeared with the infamous Dangerous Sisters back in 1986 and has played with numerous different outfits over the years, but is always happiest playing her own material. Pleased to be back with an original project alongside com ...












Giovanna Olvera

Giovanna Olvera is one of those rare finds - someone whose talent for songwriting is matched by an outstanding vocal ability. Giovanna is half Mexican and half Italian but pure Californian. Her music is a melting pot of blues, jazz, pop and San Diego ...

Gipsy Kings

France's most successful group of all time!


Girlfriend In A Coma

This band covers The Smiths and Morrissey solo




Girls Drink Free

Punk Rock band from Wolverhampton















Glamba

Theatrical three piece percussion band. A unique blend of Brazilian, African and Western beats - played on everything from drum kits to dustbins, through to congas and traditional Samba instruments - fused together to create a dynamic force of rhy ...




Glamour Soundsystem

G.S.S is one man electro with a New rave crossover from birmingham! already causing a stir!










GlassBullet

GlassBullet are a Hard Rock band hailing from Birmingham, UK. During there time together, GlassBullet have continued to develop and create there own huge, unique sound. GlassBullet released there Debut EP 'Misguided' to positive review in Septemb ...


Glass-Garage

band from Rugeley and one member from cannock. We are all 16 years of age on todays date (09/08/05). We hav been a band for over a year and play fast, hard, catchy music.






Glen Campbell

LEGEND!!!




Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock needs little introduction and is most famous for been the original Sex Pistols bassist who was responsible for most of the music for the bands songs. Matlock then left the band in 1977, but continued to work with Johnny Rotten on the ban ...







GLISSANDO GUITAR ORCHESTRA

THE GLISSANDO GUITAR ORCHESTRA Daevid Allen - Gong, Brian Abbott - The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet,, Andy Bole - Tang, Steve Pond - Krankshaft, Steve Bemand -Timelords, Dani Speakman - Timelords, Will Greenwood - Kaputniks, Kev Hegan - Nukl ...

Global Parasite

Ripping off faces since they hit the road May 2007. Played relentlessly nationwide since DIY release of the live 5 track EP "Feed Us War" in may 07




Glory Days (Springsteen)

A tribute to Bruce Springsteen


Glue Gun

Quick! Define punk metal in two words! The Misfits? Wrong! Suicidal Tendencies? Yeah, nice try. This is Glue Gun! A local L.A. punk band who has been around between 1991 and 1996 and had never gone into a mainstream success. The band formed in 199 ...











Go Go Bot

'synth disco trio with a joyous blast of uplifting rock magic'









Goats Dont Shave

Goats Don't Shave first formed in Smethwick in 1983 with a line-up featuring Ian the Goat on vocals, Ewan Watters - guitar, Richard Edwards - bass, George Russell - drums, Anthony Goldrick and Neil Fanthom - keyboards. Over the folowing six years th ...













Godsize

GODSIZE - SLUDGE N ROLL www.godsize.co.uk www.myspace.com/godsize As seen with the likes of Anthrax, One Minute Silence, Raging Speedhorn, Viking Skull, Mistress and Dragonforce to name just a few. Voted best unsigned band on 2005 in Terror ...

















Goldie

Goldie created his debut album, the immaculate 'Timeless' on his Metalheadz imprint, in 1995. 16 years later, the sentiment rings true: it sounds remarkably more progressive and idiosyncratic than ever. 'Timeless' as a concept defines who Goldie is, ...




Gone Beggin'

Blending celtic melodies with African and Eastern European rhythms, Gone Beggin' are a highly danceable 7 piece from Lancashire


Gone Wrong Robot

we are gone wrong robot we hail from stratford-upon-avon. there are 5 instrumentalists in robot: guitarist brothers Dan &Tom, bassist McDaanger, drummerist Boyzy & piano and vocal instrumentalist Village. we play music in the genre of: ...

Gong

Gong is a progressive space-rock band formed and led by Daevid Allen of Soft Machine in the late 60s. They're best known for the Radio Gnome Trilogy; Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg, and You. They are currently working on a brand new, forward-lookin ...














Goodnight Lenin

As the era of past outings ended we ventured into the forest to say goodnight to the pasture of our youth. The following winter was harsh and volatile alas we didn't dare return to the forest. It eventually passed as did the spring and we woke to the ...


Gordon Giltrap

Gordon Giltrap is an legendary English acoustic and electric guitarist and composer, whose musical styles cross multiple genres, including folk, blues, folk rock, pop, classical and rock.


Gordon Hendrix is Elvis

On January 8th 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi the greatest entertainer of the last century was born, ELVIS PRESLEY. Come along and Celebrate ELVIS's Birthday with GORDON HENDRICKS. In 2005 GORDON won the Grand Final of 'Stars In Their Eyes' with a reco ...









Governors of California

Alt pop rock 3 piece from birmingham check out our website for more info..... www.myspace.com/governorsofcalifornia



Grace & The Magic Roots

Grace & the Magic Roots are an acoustic three-piece playing original songs. Their unique style encompasses roots reggae, alt-folk, and gutsy blues, with accompaniment by world scales on mandola and cello; this is a band not to be missed!

Grace Notes

Maggie Boyle, Lynda Hardcastle and Helen Hockenhull, now in their sixteenth year, perform a cappella and accompanied traditional and contemporary songs in three-part harmony making them one of the folk scene's best loved female groups.



Grace The Skies

We are Grace the Skies. Originally formed in the Black Country but now spread over 3 different counties, we combine epic, uplifting, sing-along choruses, with crushing riffs, impressive vocal harmonies, electronics, orchestral pieces and infectious i ...



Graeme McClure

19 year old acoustic fella at Aston Uni. Runs student riff-raff acoustic night at Sack of Potatoes, just off campus.








Graham Clews duo

"Great Chorus Hooks, at least someone out there hasn't forgotten how to write them" Graham Clews demo review- Making Music Magazine (Top UK musicians industry publication) Graham Clews is a virtuoso guitarist, singer songwriter. Although only 24 y ...



Graham Gouldman & Friends

LEGEND from manchester, founder member of 10cc















Grand Union Revival

"Formed in 2006, this remarkable three-piece group from Birmingham play Southern-Fried balls-to-the-wall US Rock with British twist."











Graveyard

Graveyard are a hard rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods & feelings. Black ...








Great Eskimo Hoax

Joe Robinson - vocals,guitars, Organ Andy Halford - guitars,vocals,Synth Dom Hand - drums, vocals David Bailey - bass,Synth





Green Bay

GREEN BAY The Only Fully live Tribute To GREEN DAY Green Bay comes across as tight, powerful and full of in-your-face energy, just the way modern punk music is supposed to be played.











Green Head Man

GreenHeadMan Started in 2004 by: Syd Greenfield (vocals,bass) David Headon ( vocals,drums, guitar, recordingengineer) Dave Manning ( vocals, guitar, harmonica) The band recorded seven tracks for an interim EP, and played numerous gigs in t ...


Greenbay

Green Bay are based in Cannock, Staffordshire in the UK. The guys in Green Bay are "Daint", "Dodgy" and "Jeff". "Green Bay" play tribute to the great US, band "Green Day".




GreenHead Man

Born from the vision of the original members, Sid Greenfield, Dave Headon and Little Dave Manning,60's psychedelic revivalists GreenHead Man are causing a stir where ever they turn up with their growing following and own brand mix of 60's Summer of L ...









Greenwood Park

WE ARE GREENWOOD PARK! we are a rock band from the midlands playing loud modern rock and roll. The driving force behind the band has always been our live performances, we strive to put on a awesome show every time we hit the stage. It has to be seen! ...










Gregory Isaacs

A Message From The Cool Ruler: "When people hear the name Gregory Isaacs, I want dem to think of 'Night Nurse' and 'Red Rose for Gregory' and 'The Cool Ruler,'. I love it when somebody comes up to me and say "I love your songs" I feel good about i ...

Gregory Page

GREGORY PAGE (USA) - trio Gregory Page - guitar, vocals Josh Hermsmeier - percussion, drums Sky Ladd - piano In short Gregory Page is an anachronism in every good sense of the word. His charm and music immediately take us back to the 30's an ...





















Groove Monkeys (The)

The Groove Monkeys are a lively party covers band guaranteed to impress. From modern hits to older classics the Groove Monkeys will keep you entertained. Robbie, U2, Franz Ferdinand, the Kaiser Chiefs, the Chili Peppers, the Beatles, the Police, the ...

Groove Sadistic

GROOVE SADISTIC From the ashes the phoenix rose with a crash of thunder that could be heard for miles around and so could be said for Groove Sadistic with their own toxic blend of METAL. In April 2002 Groove Sadistic formed in Stourb ...









Grown At Home

GROWN AT HOME blend a dynamic, energetic and unrivalled live performance with the cutting edge of punk, hardcore and ska. Amongst the flying brass and bouncing vocalists lie contagious melodies so infectious you'll be humming them for weeks. Whether ...





Grumpy Man

Miserablist DJ massive playing Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Richard Hawley, and Bonnie Tyler.






Guano

Simon Faulks (ex of The Dissenters,) goes it alone with his own band to play some original Blues.



Guile

A four piece band from a typical small town in the Midlands. Their music, however, is far removed from the typical. Their music assaults the listener with affirmative, emphatic lyrics set to pure rock and roll. You need a black heart to thrive in ...





GuitarMasters

Guitar Virtuoso with 200 million-views on Youtube, Andy McKee headlines an extraordinary night of Guitar Masters

GUN

In 2008, GUN announced that they would reform and Toby Jepson of Little Angels has joined the band on a permanent basis, replacing Mark Rankin as vocalist, who has given his blessing to the reformation and new lineup. Al Thornton will also return to ...

Gundogs

we are gundogs ...There's four of us...we come from Birmingham...we are now...we are tomorrow...we are........... gundogs "Absolutely sensational band!" Kerrang! Radio 2006 is the Chinese year of the dog...or should that be gundogs? Compared to ...

Gunnrunner

4 piece classic and southern rock blues band-last 12 months has seen a consolidated band putting together a comprehensive set list and being well recieved-derbyshire/worcestershire/shropshire and west mids

Gunrunner

GUNRUNNER ROCK/TEXAS BLUES 4 PIECE-EMMA-VOCALS,STEVE-GUITAR,MAL-BASS,PAUL DRUMS-COVERS FROM 70,S TO PRESENT DAY AND OWN MATERIAL WHICH HAS BEEN WELL RECIEVED AT ALL VENUES PLAYED."THIS BAND ROCKS IT UP IN FINE STYLE" STEVE MUSIC CITY


Guns 2 Roses

G2r are the uk's no 1 and fastest growing gnr tribute! The only tribute to guns n' roses to be recomended by a guns n' roses member - the one and only steven adler!! These guys rock!!! Check em out!!!


Guns N Roses

legends!













Gutworm

Formed in Wellingborough in 1999, Gutworm exploded onto the local metal scene of Northamptonshire, quickly gaining a strong reputation for their powerful live performances. After several tours across the country Gutworm ventured to the USA and be ...






Gwildor

Acoustic folk / indie band from Wrexham, north Wales. Influenced by Leonard Cohen, Belle and Sebastian, Arcade Fire etc.

Gwyn Ashton

Australian guitarist Gwyn Ashton brings his one-man blues army extravaganza to town in a Black Keys/ White Stripes/ Seasick Steve mould - with harmonica, 12-string bottleneck and Hawaiian lap slide thrown in on top. He has released seven award-winnin ...

Gwyn Ashton`s Two-Man Blues Army

Gwyn Ashton's one-man-band solo show is a blend of alternative swamp blues and boogie, all played on his resonator, lap-slide, 6 & 12 string guitars, harmonica and a homemade foot stomp board. Gwyn Ashton's Two-Man Blues Army is taking the blu ...










Gypsy Lee Pistolero

GYPSY LEE PISTOLERO ( Rockero) The real Retro Rock Punk Glam Sleaze King Biography GYPSY LEE PISTOLERO Founder, main song writer & frontman of the notorious band 'Gypsy Pistoleros' who released 3 critically acclaimed albums and an EP descri ...



Gypsy Unit

Gypsy Unit is a genre defying collective from Bristol who play danceable hip hop music - and they're on a mission to bring bass to your area


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