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Band List - Index H

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

Hacienda Brothers

The Hacienda Brothers are led by Chris Gaffney and Dave Gonzalez. Each a bandleader and songwriter, the two originally joined forces to explore their shared love of classic country and early soul. They have since integrated roots-rock, blues and a ...


In times since long ago forgat A band of bawdy bards did sing And growl at all who pass'd to hear Of warriors and kings Two lutesmen in their number A Baron and a Scot A drumming Troll and preistly Scribe Made up the tawdry lot

Half Man Half Biscuit

Simply put, HMHB are one of England's biggest and best cult bands, armed with 11 albums worth of songs and championed by the late great John Peel, this band bring a blend of tongue-in-cheek Northern wit, with melodic and high energy indie folk ...

Half Of Nothing

'Half of Nothing' are a Coventry based group that play aggressive pop music. Their songs are well crafted three minute pop singles with lyrics that speak the universal subjects of life and love. The music is played with the raw emotion that has been ...

Half Time Rehearsal

After the disappointment of Silent Critic's breakup (Alex's and Andy's original band that started back in November of 2005), the two members went in search of something new and fresh. So they decided to start again with their newest project Halftime ...


...not the bank, an emo pop-punk rock band signed to Drive Thru Records.

Hall Drive

HALL DRIVE were formed in 1999 by a group of friends living in or around Hall Drive in Marston Green, Birmingham.

Hammer Comes Down

James Dixons Hammer Comes Down was formed in 2002 and created an underground storm on the internet with heavy music fans alike. The band consists of James Dixon (Vocals/Bass Guitars/Producer/Percussion/Organ/Rhythm, Lead and Acoustic Guitars), Brian ...


HammerFall are a heavy metal/power metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. Sometimes hailed as the leaders of the new heavy metal movement and pioneers of modern Eighties heavy metal, "the new and improved" HammerFall released new studio album - "No ...

Hampton Street

Named after the street that houses the famous Madhouse Rehearsal rooms, Hampton Street have come a long way in a very short space of time. Formed in December of 2005, James Merrix (drums) and Steven Whittington (lead vocals) merged with the except ...


The Hamsters Over 3,500 concerts, 19 years together, a mailing list exceeding 20,000 and a website which receives 1,000 visitors a day: the guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters (the band's name being taken from the Sex Pistols, who used it when ...

Hands Off Gretel

4-piece alternative rock band, formed late 2014 in South Yorkshire, UK.

Hanging Tree

Hanging Tree use raw and innocent vocals to drag hope out of swampy, sexy darkness.


After a ten year split, hangman have reformed - and bigger and better than ever. For fans of classic rock like free bad company zeppelin its a must.

Hannah Rickard & the Relatives

Introducing Hannah Rickard, the awesome singing talent straight out of Newcastle, and the Relatives - her explosive London based Rock 'n' Roll Collective! Sultry blues grooving with a honky-tonk swagger, a cool drink of water under a blistering ro ...

Hannah Trigwell

With her unique voice and emotional lyrics, Hannah Trigwell's music captures a youthful yearning. Her music has spread rapidly online, garnering her more than 145,000 subscribers on YouTube, and more than 10 million views, and has earned her praise f ...


Birmingham based band, playing original contemporary music.

Happy Mondays

Bez, Gary Whelan, Mark Day, Paul Davies, Paul Ryder, Rowetta and Shaun Ryder - for the first time in over 19 years the original, definitive line-up


ex Bhundu Boys

Harbhajan Mann

Harbhajan Mann began singing in 1980-81 and as an amateur who used to perform in local shows for the Asian community while in his school in Canada. His aspirations to sing professionally were sparked when he studied music from his first guru, Karnail ...

Hardcore Jollies

Big phat funkrockfusionlatinjazzelectronic grooves from this highly eclectic hard piping original Funk/fusion 6 piece band.

Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan

BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy protégé, Hari is one of the UK's most acclaimed veena artists. He is a soulful and virtuosic player of the veena; managing to combine devotion to the instrument, a deep knowledge of the culture and a keen sense of hum ...


From Australia, "World music meets rockin' blues fusion'

Harriets Initials

Dom Ganderton - Guitar & Vocals Dan Katri - Bass & backup vocals Dan Griffin - Guitar & backup Vocals Giovanni Desogus - Drums as well as all being under 16 years old, and having a big fan base, these guys have been rocking the midl ...

Harrison/Watkiss “Ellington Project”

Tom has added some new players in this special project, dedicated to exploring the genius of Duke Ellington and his long-time collaborator Billy Strayhorn. It features one of the UK's leading singers Cleveland Watkiss making a first appearance for Bi ...

Harry & The Howlers

A rising star on the UK's Rock n Roll scene, Harry Jordan is a fresh face with an old school sound. Compared to the likes of Elvis Presley and Rosetta Tharpe, Harry's first EP 'Blowin Up Your Jukebox' made quite an impression on both the UK and US ...

Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies

Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And let's not forg ...


Anthony Harty has been involved with many of the most influential players in the UK's music scene for nearly 30 years. Bass player for Paul Weller's STYLE COUNCIL, the TRUTH, and the PRIMITIVES in the early years.

Hats Off To Led Zeppelin

UK based Led Zeppelin tribute band 'Hats off to Led Zeppelin' have established themselves as one of the UK's finest tributes to the greatest rock band in the world. You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you experience these four top cla ...

Hattie Briggs Trio

Hattie Briggs is a young Gloucestershire based singer songwriter who writes and sings straight from the heart. Her crystalline vocals and insightful lyrics resonate across all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations. Combined with ca ...

Havana Ago Go

Tribute to the originators of punk rock, The Ramones

Have A Go Hero

While Have A Go Hero's sound has been compared to bands such as the Get Up Kids, Brand New and Jimmy Eat World, the band is quick to sidestep the 'emo' tag, drawing influences from the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins and the Cure, and crafting their o ...


The great granddaddies of psych-rock are traveling through time and space to bring their classic sound to a new generation. Seeing the band is probably best described as "mind expanding". Proponents of psychedelic music, or acid rock, since their ...

Hayseed Dixie

Formed in 2001 with the release of their first album, titled "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC," Hayseed Dixie are acknowledged as the creators of the musical genre "Rockgrass." Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern United States, th ...

Headless Cross

Midlands based Headless Cross started life nearly 4 years ago when guitarist Dave Silver broke free from previous band commitments to start his own band. The band set about writing material and playing gigs. After nearly a year and a half the band fi ...


HEADSPEED are an explosive, high-energy metal band, which were formed in 2002 in the home of heavy metal, Wolverhampton, England. The band spent the early part of 2003 putting together a truly awesome live set, which has to be seen to be believ ...

Headstone Horrors

Headstone horrors are a Nottingham based horror punk band formed in late Oct 2012. They recorded their eagerly awaited 2 track demo, featuring all original tracks 'Midnight Massacre' and 'Broken Hearts and Body Parts' in February 2013 and released th ...

Heart in Hand

Heart In Hand have stepped out of the standard metalcore mould to try and create a much more diverse, unique and melodic sound to that of their peers... Despite not forming until late 2008 the band has already shared the stage with US acts such as ...

Heart of Worship

Christian Rock Gospel

Heartlands Roots Band

The Heartland Roots Band are an English acoustic rock band formed in Leicester, England. Their musical styles encompass English and Irish folk music, and Americana. The band's USP is their use of the folklore and culture of Leicester and Leicestershi ...

Heavens Basement

Born from the five corners of the UK in 2008 with a sole ambition between them; to reach the summit of their potential and to be regarded alongside the bands that inspired them. Heaven's Basement are about evolution, growth and reaching new height ...

Hector the Hero

Put simply HECTOR THE HERO is the new band on the West Midlands circuit. The aim is to be the most sought after Rock covers band about. Hector WILL be a Hero!!! Members include John Silver and Paul Davies from Telford bands, the legendry 'Ginhouse' a ...

Heed The Thunder

Heed the Thunder have been making music around fires and in folk clubs for around five years; they hail from a commune in rural Herefordshire, and play at woodland gatherings, heavy horse fairs and communal parties. Band members are: Alex Gordon - ...

Heidi Browne

Exceptionally talented singer-songwriter whose music crosses a number of genres. Multi instrumentalist, winner of OpenMicUK 2014 (from 9,000 entrants)

Heidi Browne & The Brownies

Singer-songwriter Heidi will doubtless win you over with combination of thoughtfully crafted lyrics and her confident yet quirky charm and presence

Hell Bent Forever

Judas Priest trib

Hellbent Forever

Although HELLBENT FOREVER hasn't been around too long all the members have been active in the bands for many, many years and are well experienced in treading the boards at your local venue and like a considerate lover they knows how to tickle the bit ...

Hello Houston

Punk / Pop Punk /Japanese Classic Music clean cut vocals and catchy tunes a band to watch out for a real inspiration Unleashing clean cut vocals and catchy tunes Nottingham's pride and joy Hello Houston bring to you their wonderful debut album. L ...

Hells Bells

Hells Bells are an accomplished AC/DC Tribute Band who have performed all over the UK as well as Holland,Germany and Ireland. If you love AC/DC then you'll love their high energy performance - a show not to be missed.




Hellyeah are an American heavy metal super group, consisting of Mudvayne lead vocalist Chad Gray, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, and former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul.


Helzuki are a London based 'piano-rock' band, defying the stereotype that goes with the tag. Combining classically trained piano, powerful female vocals, driving bass lines and white knuckle drumming, Helzuki have forged their own unique sound, one t ...


"Instrumental noise-pop! One may be tempted, when hearing Hemstad for the first time, to point out the fact that there are no vocals. But One would be wrong, wouldn't One? Because sometimes, the band says "Doo doo doo" or "La la la" or stuff like tha ...


Formed in spiraling faceless Britain on the turn of century, brainstormed within the cave-in of social harmony a formation of bleak truths. They were fed up of the re-hashed formalized head banging churned out of the media machines, they were sick of ...


Now a five piece band from the midlands with a love for Rock/Metal.Heresy comes to you with their own brand of music.

Heronimus Fin

English Psych Rock Band

Hey Monday

In an era where most bands stumble through their formative years waiting for success to find them, more likely the product of a lucky break than a hard-fought breakthrough, Hey Monday dare to be different. Luck? Save it for a band who needs it - this ...


"a wilderness world of zithers, mandolins, ukuleles, harmoniums, dulcimers, double basses, brass and brushes"

High Cascades

Inspired by great guitar bands of the past, but with an eye firmly on the future, The High Cascades' brand of Americana evokes a seldom captured musical aesthetic. While the band's sound is often visceral and immediate, their nuanced song driven melo ...

High Flyers

3pc rockabilly band , playing 1950s through to modern rockabilly , all foot tapping music

High Hopes

High Hopes are a melodic hardcore band from Reading. Their debut album "Self Revival" was released in 2013.

High On Fire

With a heavy-handed approach and a sound that crashes like thunder, HIGH ON FIRE has put the power back in 'power-trio.' Less a band than a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness, the band has burned the metal rulebook and fo ...

High Time Duo

Acoustic. Irish. Bluegrass. The Luke Day Band is lead by the High Time Duo; Luke Day and his girlfiend Catherine Hall and is completed with Jack Carroll on Mandolin and Pete Beresford on Bass. Luke and Cath as High Time are ploughing a route for t ...


Progressive rock band from stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire. Original material.

Highway 5

Stripped back classic rock played with passion. Highway 5's original material is difficult to pigeonhole, it is raw, edgy, individual and unique combining many styles including rock, americana, blues and even a touch of funk. Highway 5 are a clas ...

Highway Dave and The Varmints

"I like your sound, it's a mix of Honky-tonk, the Burritos and the Byrds" - when Albert Lee gives a compliment like that, you just gotta take notice. Add the spirit of Johnny Cash and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and you'll have some idea what the ...



Since bursting onto the DIY scene, Hinds have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own. Leave Me Alone - twelve perfectly imperfect and charmingly lo-fi tracks inspired by contemporary American garage rockers like Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall and The ...


Hinterland are a three piece rock band hailing from the gun capital, Nottingham city. Please see http://myspace.com/hinterlandrock for all up to date info on the band.


Hipkiss features Wishbone Ash's Muddy Manninen on guitar and acclaimed British saxophonist and vocalist Patsy Gamble. The band perform a mixture of original material and covers in a unique rock, blues, funk style with Muddy and Patsy's special guitar ...

Hoden Lane

Four piece from Evesham/Cheltenham/Liverpool!! Harmonic and catchy tunes with witty and raw lyrics, Hoden Lane have been together only 10 months and have already supported The Rifles at The Gloucester Guildhall, a first demo was recorded in the summe ...

Hollow Point Theory

Hollow Point Theory are an unsigned Birmingham-based 3 piece band that write and perform all their own music.

Holly Williams

'Singer-songwriter Holly Williams, grandchild of legendary honky-tonk provocateur Hank Williams Sr. and daughter of hard-charging country star Hank Jr, is a long, tall siren with an intense, smoldering style and a fabled bloodline that affords her bo ...


Despite being perpetually too poor to drink dusted dive-bar drafts, Stockholm's Holograms still manage to projectile vomit their fare share of poison. Their regurgitations originate more from the nausea inherent with menial labour in the desolate war ...


One of the most promising bands coming out of Worcester in a long time. Epic Indie/Rock, with real swag.

Home Free

Country a cappella band from the USA founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp.


UB40 Tribute


The Hoochmongers! aim is to be a band that's more entertaining than your regular Blues band. Many songs of different genres have a blues core within them, so with this in mind, we play a broad range of Blues, Rock, Rock n Roll etc. Some songs are l ...

Hookah The Fuzz

Every so often, a young band jumps out from the British metal scene with a sound that's both brave and crushing. Gone are certain cliché's and in their place are genius ideas that elevate them above their peers. In this case, said band are Birmingham ...

Horace Andy

One of Jamaica's most distinguished and beloved vocalists, Horace Andy is blessed with one of the most distinctive voices on the island and his emotive delivery just adds further weight to his reputation. His classic recordings from the '70s remain c ...

Hot 8 Brass Band

New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band was founded in 1995 by tuba player Bennie Pete, Jerome "Bay Bay" Jones (trombone) and Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (bass drum) to play brass band music professionally. Although many of the current members began playing toget ...

Hot City Nights

The uks premier rock/pop/tribute show an explosive show covering rock/pop anthams this show is a rock/pop/tribute show featuring tributes to Queen,Meatloaf and Tina turner the show also covers material by darkness ,bonjovi, free,surviver,pol ...

Hot For Teacher

A four piece rock covers band based in and around Northamptonshire covering classic rock songs from the last 35 years, from UFO to Ozzy and more. A power charged live performance every time!

Hot Monocles

Four lads meet at KIng Edwards School Aston Birmingham,get together to perform a gig at school. Kept in touch whilst at different univerities and began to perform in 2006. Won undiscovered Live 2007 in August. What hapeens next?

Hot Property

Hot Property is a lively, dynamic six-piece band playing a selection of hits from the 1960s right up to the present day. We specialise in functions of all kinds - weddings, birthdays, balls, corporate and charity events, dinner dances and parties - a ...

Hot Red Chili Peppers

excellent new chilis band on the scene, pls check out myspace

Hot Wyred

Hailing from the Wyre Forest area, that hotbed of musical talent and describing themselves as a "Rock Band For The People", HotWyred was formed in March 2008 by five experienced musicians who wanted to get back to playing good rocking songs that ever ...

Hotel Brown

HOTEL BROWN are rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the very best and most original new bands on the UK roots/ acoustic music scene. Influences as diverse as The Pentangle, John Martyn , The Beach Boys and Sergio Mendes; featuring four vocalists ( ...


Hotfoot are a three piece power trio who play the full range of rock and blues classics, from foot-stomping blues songs like Rory Gallagher's "Bullfrog Blues" and Creedance "Fortunate Son" to full on hard rock tracks like Deep Purple's "Black Night" ...


HotRoxx are a female fronted rock band which formed in 2004. The band was founded by two ex-members of Onyx. The type of music is mainly rock based including original material and songs from Judas Priest, ACDC, Led Zepllin, The Sweet and many more. ...


Hailing from the Wyre Forest area, that hotbed of musical talent, winners of Wyverm FM's 2009 Battle of the Bands covers band contest, and describing themselves as a "Rock Band For The People", HotWyred was formed in March 2008 by five experienced mu ...

Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers are the UK's leading entertainers weaving together popular folk songs, humour and audience participation. The group - comprising Tony Berry, David Littler and Steve Millington - in their four decades together have recorded over 3 ...

House of Alice

Now that 2006 is well under way, our 5 piece line-up is now feeling firmly established after well over 150 gigs together. During recent months we have found time to drop one or two different covers into our set but more importantly we have also been ...

House of Jealous Lovers

We play electro, electro-clash, punk-funk, indie-disco & more.

Houses Of Eternity

We are a rock band from Birmingham playing all our own material

Howard Bragen

Howard Bragen is a singer,a guitar player and vocalist.His musical style ranges from jazz and blues to fusion and classic rock and soul. He's made 3 Albums to date and has another due for release on New Fuse Records in 2007. Although a veteran of the ...

Howard Smith & The Razors

"It's always a pleasure to have red-hot, local guitar ace Howard Smith and his hard drivin' Razors down at The Musician" - The Musician, Leicester. Combining the no-frill's, blue collar r'n'b of killer British combo's such as The Inmates and Doct ...

Howard Smith and the Razors

Howard Smith is one of the Midlands finest and most unique blues guitarists. Every note is ripped from his fingers as he struts around the stage playing lots of original as well as a few well chosen blues covers. The Razors have been described as ti ...

Howie Payne

Solo artist, producer, songwriter and the driving force behind Liverpool group The Stands

Huey Morgan and The New Yorkers

Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman's solo project!


Been in bands for years (many many years) - raised on Iggy Pop and punk - one man acoustic punk - likes shows of 20 minutes on and off before you can think. Book me.

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell is the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British punk rock band The Stranglers, he's enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, whose classic songs include Peaches, No More H ...


We don't always realize it here in the UK, but to musicians the rest of the world over we're the birthplace of piano driven rock music and when a US piano rock artist gets the urge to tour overseas it seems like a great place to come, at least that's ...

Hunky Dorey

This is a fantastic new, young, fresh band that offer great rock, indie and acoustic sounds. The guys write their own songs aswell as performing cover versions adapted to their great unique style. They are 16 year olds with great talent, they hav ...

Hurling Boys

The Hurling Boys are a four piece multi instrumental acoustic band. Wearing distinctive county shirts, the boys sing rousing choruses and gentle ballads. They also enthral you with haunting airs and wild ceili music. They demonstrate clearly close ...



Rock Covers band with a difference.

Hymn For Her

Hymn For Her are an anarchic two-person, multi-instrumental combo with sizzling 3-string cigarbox electric guitar played by Lucy Tight overlaid on the drums, banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, mouth harp of Wayne Waxing. Alternately raucous and footst ...


Hypnosis were formed in 1993 and set about with our own fusion of the main influences shared within the band, thrash metal and 70's rock. Fronted by Andrew Merriman, with Gareth Wilson and Mark French on guitars, John Milthorpe on drums and Dave Grif ...

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