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R.Kelly - the multiplatinum selling singer / songwriter and R&B icon - is returning to the UK for his first UK live shows for 8 years. Remember the first time you saw R.Kelly at Hammersmith Apollo in 1990. It was initially meant to b ...


Raaga Sandhya

An exciting evening showcasing Hindustani music, Carnatic music and fusion with western music.

Race Horses

Bet on Race Horses being your new favourite band in 2010. Having pulled off the enviable feat of producing a four-track, 7" concept EP Man In My Mind, they have just unleased their full-length, fully realised album, Goodbye Falkenburg, which is conce ...

Rachel Mainstone

'An incredible voice.' Andrew Cowen Birmingham Post... 'Great future star in the making...an acoustic based singer/songwriter in the Beth Orton mould.' Jeff Beckett XPOSED Magazine... 'Rachel Mainstone is surely destined for great things. 'Tony Coll ...

Rachel Stone

Amy Winehouse tribute

Radical Affair

Radical Affair are a four-piece covers band from the West Midlands playing rock and pop music and are available for all occasions. Using backing tracks mixed in with on stage live Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals provides a full sound, giving a perfor ...


Berlin punks

Radio Zastava

Live and Direct from Italia, this 7 piece Austrian, Friulian, Serbian/Bosnian, Slovene, Balkan Brass band will surely drive you into frenzy with their utterly infectious OomPahPah and seductive melodies, which draw upon sounds from folk sources acros ...

Raging Angel

Raging Angel are a rock band, male Alanis Morrisette-ish melodic with an angry twist and they also do an unplugged set. Raging Angel do classic covers, some strange but enjoyable, and have a fine array of originals. Lead singer/Ryhthm guitar-Dale ...

Raging Speedhorn

Speedhorn have now recorded about 20 songs in just over a year together, and they play live regularly, with some great acts. Easily their biggest gig so far was at the Ozzfest UK, along with the likes of the mighty SlipKnoT and Amen.They have also be ...


Formed in a festival tent in 2010, Dublin based four-piece Raglans blaze a trail of muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop melodies and uplifting indie folk arrangements that hops, skips and jumps with a skill and confidence far beyond their short lif ...

Ragtime Jug Orchestra

The RJO evokes the authentic African American sound of the early 20th century, playing a good-time mix of ragtime, country blues, hokum, skiffle and jug band music. On a variety of acoustic instrumentation the RJO bring you hits from the levees of St ...

Raja Kaasheff

Raja Kaasheff is an outstanding voice on the UK music scene. Since 2001, Kaasheff's dedication to singing and music composing has established him as an avant-garde singer and music composer both in the UK and the sub-continent. Recognised for creatin ...

Raju Mali

Composer, singer and rising star from Birmingham (Handsworth), Raju Mali, launches his debut album, NEXT PHASE on 10 June 2008. This new album features a powerful mix of urban-jazz, drum & bass and reggae tracks featuring Mali's unique and gifte ...


RAKETKANON (Dutch for Rocketcannon) come in hard, shock, entertain, repulse and attract. After releasing their debut-album RKTKN#1, the band has been crushing stages all over Europe with memorable appearances at Eurosonic (NL), Pukkelpop (BE), Dour F ...

Ram Man

Ram-man began life as a fast & catchy punk band but went on to become much faster and hardcore sounding as time went on. They have supported bands such as Skimmer, Tiny-Elvis, Schism, All American Rejects, Your Code Name Is Milo, Fletcher, No Com ...

Ramblin Boy

Freshly formed out of the ashes of Psycho Circus, Ramblin' Boy are a successful fusion of thrash and glam rock, imagine The Rolling Stones meets G n'R only prettier. ...

Ramblin' boy

Freshly formed out of the ashes of Psycho Circus, Ramblin' Boy are a successful fusion of thrash and glam rock, imagine The Rolling Stones meets G n'R only prettier. Balancing retro rock with contemporary edginess in a way that gets the audience sing ...

Rambling Pony

Rambling Pony are a Birmingham-based invitation blues band taking inspiration from a broad spectrum of influences. Songs made famous by Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Son House, Sonny Boy Williamson, Cream and early Fleetwood Mac feature in their powerf ...

Randolph Flagg

Randolph Who? Randolph Flagg is not a person - it's a band, but one unlike anything heard on the UK music scene in recent years. This particular band has existed in various forms since 1996, playing an intoxicating and unusual blend of Rock styles ...

Random Logic

A fast paced rock/metal band from leicester

Randy Toads

Excellent Rock/Metal covers band playing hits from Metallica, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy etc.


The UK's top party band playing an eclectic mix of your favourite feel good tunes in their own inimitable funky salsa style.


Singing old and new classics from artist's such as Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Stereophonics, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and many more! A great fun night guaranteed and this boy can sing!!

Rare Collective

Smooth soul five piece formerly referred to as RAIN playing the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Lionel Richie.


rase are a West Midlands based band consisting of:  Dan Greenaway (guitar/lead vocals)  Jay Goodison (guitar)  Matt Yates (drums)  Giles Smith (bass/vocals)  Danny Kissack (keyboard ...

Rattlesnake Remedy

Influenced by such rock n' roll legends as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses, Pantera and Black Sabbath, with a more modern sound likened to Audioslave and Velvet Revolver, Rattlesnake Remedy are a hard rock band born through ...


Ravenhead are a traditional metal band from Shropshire, combinig super heavy rythyms with old school melody and finess.


Raw Deal

Experienced female fronted birmingham based classic rock and blues band cover a range of greats including Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Free, Status Quo and more! Check out our myspace for more info. We are currently gigging around the Birmingha ...



Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger

In 1965 in Venice Beach, California, RAY MANZAREK, ROBBY KRIEGER, JIM MORRISON and JOHN DENSMORE came together as THE DOORS. During a short six year period the group created the sound of a generation that has remained timeless to this day. The story, ...


Radical Dance Faction (who are popularly shortened down to RDF) began in 1986 in Hungerford. They were founded by Chris Bowsher, who always remained the core of the group. In their early days they were known as Military Surplus, and indeed they kept ...

Real Estate

Real Estate is a psychedelic surf pop band hailing from New Jersey, now based in Brooklyn, N.Y. The band has roots in the Garden State and they're led by singer/guitarist Martin Courtney and feature guitarist Matthew Mondanile (the latter known to so ...

Rebecca Downes

Rebecca Downes continues apace with the release of new single 'Messed Up' on April 20 through Real2Reel Records, and a busy schedule of new tour dates for 2015. 'Messed Up' follows debut singe 'Basement Of My Heart', which has garnered media prais ...

Rebel Creek

Formaly the Wanted Band

Rebel Rebel

REBEL REBEL are a 6 piece live tribute band to David Bowie. The live show is dynamic, visual and authentic, capturing all the energy and brilliance created by the great man and his many alter ego's. For the complete Bowie experience, we cover the c ...

Recipe For Disaster

McFly and Destiny's Child performed as you've never heard before!




Recollection are an exciting, rock and pop covers band, currently gigging in the West Midlands area. The band plays a mixture of rock and pop material covering approximately 55 years; from the 1950s to the present day!


Re-Covered are a five piece covers band playing in and around Birmingham, with a wealth of talent and experience Re-Covered are a must see band. We can cater for any venue and any gig, from small pubs to birthdays and weddings. Re-Covered are ...

Red Dog

Kidderminster based three piece band covering 70's/80's rock (Neil Young,Tom Petty,Traffic)with some Blues and R'N'B

Red Hot and Blue

Red Hot and Blue formed in 1994 and soon established as one of the top party bands in the country. They have appeared at hundreds of prestigious functions at home and abroad, providing music and entertainment for all ages. Society wedding, summer ...

Red Is Cover

RED is COVER are a five piece rock act based in Brighton, England. Since completing the line-up in April 2007, the band have performed tirelessly in their home town to much acclaim. While continuously shaping their music into a distinct voice, they r ...

Red Lite Run

Birmingham based Indie Rock 5 piece influenced by Weller, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Stones.

Red Mock Chili Peppers

UK's most sought after raunchy, energetic, raw, talented funked up tribute to their Red Hot Chili Pepper hero's. The band will play anywhere in the country and are ideal for any event.


Mature cover band with female singer, covering the classics from the 50s - date. Fun high energy set from a group of experienced musicians covering four decades of hits.


REDdOGMEAN are a four-piece rock band based in Walsall. We generally feel our music speaks for itself so please head to the website for a taster!


REDHOUSE are a young band of exceptionally talented musicians playing a unique style of pop/rock, who write and compose all their own music.


Having been on the scene for almost 5 years now, Redjack have garnered quite a formidable reputation on the live circuit in and around their base in the midlands. Local sound engineers, club owners & promotions agencies stand testament to thi ...


Hailing from Birmingham in the UK, Redline are instilled with traditional hard rock values and a background of motorcycle culture which gives their music its distinctive character... raw, direct songs delivering a powerful mix of melody & aggress ...

Redman Greenman

Redman Greenman first met at a set of traffic lights back in 1985. They set off on a quest to entertain pedestrians with their unique blend of music, poetry and comedy. The boys toured the UK until they found themselves one day on a motorway bridge. ...


ReedBass is an exciting contemporary jazz sextet, who have managed to fuse the old with the new, weaving an intoxicating blend of harmony, rhythm and melody to create an electrifying listening experience. With a wide range of influences, their mus ...

Reggae rePublic

Calling all Reggae and music lovers! The Public launches its first monthly Reggae night hosted by Gabbidon; the legendary ex-Steel Pulse lead guitarist and founder member Basil Gabbidon's new band. DJ H.W. will support this event by playing some choi ...


From the deepest, darkest depths of Tipton & Coseley comes a Rock 'n' Roll monster called Regis. A four peice Rhythm & Blues Rock band with an affinity for all things British. Elements of The Beatles, The Jam, The Smiths, Blur & The Liber ...


Reign formed in November 2006 following a lengthy audition process. They are a 4 piece originals band with each member having differing musical influences. Reign are not prepared to write a piece here telling everyone how good they are, instead they ...

Reign of Kings

Formerly known as Madison, Reign Of Kings are described as 'British Rock with a Nashville flavour'. ROK are reminiscent of the well crafted vocal harmonies of the Eagles, the passionate and poetic song writing of Justin Currie (Del Amitri), the heads ...


'Relay' are a 5-piece rock band from Birmingham: James Taft (lead vocals), Liam O'Brien (guitar), Francis Gardener-Trejo (guitar), Nick Browning (bass) and Farooq Robinson (drums). The current lineup was formed in November 2006, with Francis joining ...

Remember September

Opening Acts - Unquestionably, our July concert with the legendary band, Chicago, in front of 6000+ fans was the highlight of our first year. In addition, we played alongside Randy Travis at the Durham Fair and before Columbia Records Artist, Ari Hes ...

Remi Harris Trio

The Remi Harris Trio are a young contemporary Gypsy Jazz trio featuring the guitar of Remi Harris, playing an exciting selection of Jazz, Swing and Bebop standards, original compositions and popular melodies. Still in his early 20s and having already ...


Renegade are a Lancashire-based Thin Lizzy tribute band. They play a heady mixture of classic and less well-heard Lizzy tracks. A great band who provide a great night out.

Renegade Brass Band

Combining 8 horns with 2 percussionists, scratch DJ and live MC, the Renegade Brass Band mix jazz, funk and hip-hop with a raw brass sound and high-energy live show. The Renegade Brass Band have already established a big live reputation as a headline ...


Acoustic duo


Reshaping 'rock groop' sturm-und-clang into subnormal forms, son-of-Oldham vocal slurries, oozing Free sax splatter and shards of punishing guitar bliss.

Report The View

All we really need to say and all you probably want to know is that we have been Report the View since January 2006 and you should come check us out.


Belgian extreme metal band


a four piece band formed by snowy(vocals)and Alex(drums)joined by ex Whiskey River Carl(bass)&Alan(guitar)playing classic BRITISH ROCK.

Resonant Grooves Orchestra

The brainchild of Sam Roberts and Chris Rivers. Resonant Grooves Orchestra is about originality and interest in a relatively stagnant modern scene. CHECK IT OUT...


debut's ( www.debutmag.co.uk/main) first RESONATE: Birmingham gig showcasing local and upcoming musical talent. Come and support local talent! procceds go to the first edition of debutmagazine - freely distributed, dedicated to showcasing and exposin ...


Nine-piece Brighton and London based band, Resonators, have firmly established themselves on the dub reggae scene, finding a unique and distinct sound. Resonators´ music embraces diverse influences, making their music relevant in today´s Bass culture ...


Resound are a 5 piece indie outfit from Coventry who have been described as a 21st century alternative to the kinks - in other words, a guitar band who play alternative pop music that contains the type of themes and sentiments the current generation ...


Love the 80's? Retro are an all electronic duo specialising in the New Wave/ New Romantic sounds of the 80's. Covering such legendary talents as Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Human League, Japan, Blancmange, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys and ...


RETROFLECTOR are The Rock Covers Band for any event or occasion. Always enthusiastic and professional, playing songs from the 60's to today. A classic four piece Guitar Band with an edge.

Revenant Dead

Revenant Dead released their full-length " Imperial Rape March" on September 18, 2007 to outstanding reviews. Featured tracks on this particular CD include " Jailhouse". On March 2nd, 2010, they released their second CD, "Two Evil's" which had ...

Reverend Drivetrain

Power trio from Northamptonshire covering the best of classic rock & blues from Hendrix to Free and Skynyrd to Sabbath. Superb stage presence and huge sound make a night to remember.


All-female USA punks


A versatile five piece band. The band offer classic rock and pop covers - anything from the 60s to the present day. The band are friendly and professional and as experienced musicians never fail to put on a great show.




Rhesus are a 4 piece rock-punk band from Wordsley (near Birmingham), UK. Visit: http://www.myspace.com/rhesus Crunching guitars, soaring vocals, ballad to funk, metal to punk, Rhesus tests musicianship to the maximum. And they wouldn't have it a ...


Started out giging in may 2004 after finally getting enough songs together, 4 friends from school decided to make music which is a bit original. Combining all the bands inspirations to produce a indie/metal hybrid with very a very unique sound. ...


Rhi Moore

Singer/acoustic guitarist. Covering your favourite artists from Coldplay to Michael Jackson, Greenday to George Michael, Foo Fighters to Otis Redding and many more!

Rhythm & Confused

Formed early 2009 this trio play the blues with a rock edge. Influences include Cream, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Elmore James, Robert Cray etc.

Rhythm Thieves

Rhythm Thieves are a lively five-piece folk/rock/reggae band and have been entertaining audiences through mid-England and Wales with their idiosyncratic, self-composed music and silly hats for over five years now. Apart from seeing them perform at ...

Rhythm Zoo

Rhythm Zoo are a live band with traditional R&B roots. Knocking out classic blues with a modern soul slant, they really cover a lot of ground in a short time

Rich Dickinsons Driving Force

Fronted by the incredible Guitarist Rich Dickinson, the band have toured most of the UK and continue to wow their audiences. They calss themselves as an Original Power Rock Band but will cover tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy, ZZ Top etc.

Rich McMahon

Rich McMahon is a songwriter and performer based in Birmingham U.K. Originally from Wicklow Ireland, he spent some years playing his own material in bars and coffee houses before taking up music full-time. Rich is fast gaining a reputation as an exce ...

Richard Everitt Band

Cool as cucumbers!

Richard Street

Three-time Grammy Award winner, Richard Street was the lead vocal of the Temptations from 1971, creating such Motown classics as "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", "Heavenly", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Hey Girl", "Masterpiece", and so many, ma ...

Richard Thompson


Richard Thompson Electric Trio

LEGEND, with bass & drums

Richie Ramone

Richie Ramone of the Ramones

Richmond Fontaine

From the great Pacific Northwest - Portland, Oregon to be exact - come Richmond Fontaine. Dark, bleak portrayals of characters and the lives they lead, the lyrics often reflect a deeply sad and hidden side of a person's thoughts. Backing up the lyric ...

Rick Wakeman


Rick Willsons Great American Songbook

Diesel Park West's guitarist, Rick Willson, new project focussed on Great American classic tunes. Songs by the likes of Gershwin, Irvin Berlin, Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald.

Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys


Ricky Cool and the In Crowd

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd play a scintillating range of Rhythm and Blues styles from the USA and Jamaica. The music is very danceable and is presented in an entertaining way by the inimitable Ricky Cool, who has for many years fronted some of the f ...



Riddimstone's contemporary tunes are a mix of their own compositions and classic covers from some of our favourite Jamaican artists, from revival, roots and lovers to rubadub, all in a reggae style. They are flying the flag for reggae in Coventry ...

Riff Kings

Riff Kings are an exciting, three piece covers band, currently gigging in the West Midlands area. The band plays a mixture of rock and pop material covering approximately 55 years; from the 1950s to the present day! The band are constantly adding to ...

Riff Raff

Bon Scott AC/DC tribute

Rikshaw Brides

We are a South Worcestershire based four piece Rock Soul & Blues Band, performing a mainly 60's and 70's repertoire. With one of the most original Lead Guitarists around, this unique band puts its own slant on the classics of that era, plus a few ...

Riley Smith

Songwriting has been a lifelong passion for Riley Smith where he honed his skills as a singer, guitarist, and performer in his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Riley originally moved to Los Angeles to focus on what has proven to be a very successful a ...

Rio Five

6-piece covers band covering hits from the last 4 decades, songs from Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Elton John, Queen and many more.

Riot Squad

Mansfield punk rock since 1981.

Rise to Remain

Created on the streets of London in 2008, Rise To Remain, a five piece metal band storming from the heart of the UK, have begun to make their mark. Having toured with bands such as Trivium, Five Finger Death Punch, Shadows Fall, The Haunted and playe ...

Rival Sons

Fresh from supporting Judas Priest in Europe and playing Sonisphere festivals, Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons have been hotly tipped for the new year, with Classic Rock magazine describing them as "ones to watch" and "among the hottest names fo ...

River Jumpers

These guys, from Brighton, are one of the hardest touring pop punk bands in the UK. https://riverjumpers.bandcamp.com/


Riverman is Mike Bethel and Paul Witcomb, who met in a Joni Mitchell tribute band! Being both keen Nick Drake fans, they formed Riverman early in 2005 as a response to a growing demand to hear Nick Drake's music.



Originally formed as a 5 piece rock and roll band in 2007 the group has evolved into the four piece classic covers unit it is today. Comprising of Gaz Dytor on vocals, Don Scott on Bass, Daz Wardle on Guitar and Steve Young on drums the band play a ...

Rob & Rich

Rising UK Rockers

Rob Halligan

Call it what you like, funk-folk-jazzy-indie-rock. Whatever, it's me and it works. Rob Halligan

Rob Hayes

Rob Hayes is aged 22 trained at the British Academy of New Music London and is a Associate of Trinity College London. Winner of the Rock School Award 2005. Composer, performer. Main influences Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Jason Becker. Rob is a se ...

Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra

Undoubtedly one of the most industrious bands on the UK roots circuit, with thousands of touring miles under their collective belts since forming in 2010, Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra have deservedly earned themselves a sizeable fan base in ...

Robbie Williams Experience

5 piece live tribute band to Robbie Williams

Robert Cray


Robert Mitchell and Corey Mwamba

Rising star Robert Mitchell is the leader of two award winning groups - Robert Mitchell 3io (BEST JAZZ ALBUM 2009 - GILLES PETERSON WORLDWIDE AWARDS) and Robert Mitchell's Panacea (BBC JAZZ AWARDS 2004 Innovation - as part of the F-ire Collective). T ...

Robin Guthrie Trio

New project from former guitarist/tunesmith of the exquisite Cocteau Twins

Robin Nolan Trio

The Robin Nolan Trio are one the world's best known and most admired Gypsy Jazz acts of the last 20 years. Amsterdam based Robin Nolan has been lauded for his musical genius and sensibilities by the late George Harrison, Willie Nelson and Rolling Sto ...

Rock Dog Project

Bromsgrove based punk rock four piece. Been around since late 2005. Played most of the mid range midlands venues. Now back on the gig scene after a year out (finding a new drummer).

Rock Dogs

And so the story begins... From the early days of jamming in a bedroom with a rusty second hand drum kit and an 80s Casio keyboard you could say they've come quite a way. Led by Matt Finch, the lead singer, the band has seen many changes over the ...

Rock Of Ages

Rock of Ages are a Rock/Metal covers band that are all mixed ages the first line up included 13 year old guitarist Chris Hingley, 58 year old drummer Dennis Hodgekinson and Bassist/Vocalist Andre Kania. The second line up includes:Chris swindells Voc ...

Rock Solid

Recently formed Rock band, from varied histories in the music genre. Terry 'Tonsils' lead singer, Lee 'the man' on lead guitar, Ivan 'the Whoosh' on bass, and Baz 'Hit 'em' on drums. If the Who, Free, Bad Company, Deep Purple, Stevie Vai, Gary Moore ...


ROCK$TAR 'The Ultimate 80s Rock Experience' was created in 2004 as a super slick tribute to the stadium rock bands of the 80s including such giants as BON JOVI, DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE, METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, IRON MAIDEN, POISON etc. Incorporating ...

Rocket 88

Nottinghamshire Rock and Roll, Rockabilly band, fronted by Johnny Rocket aka Paul Toplis. Contact Johnny at logostore@btinternet.com


Book us now for your Party!!! RockJukeBox is a 3 piece rock band from the WestMidlands, England UK.


These talented guys certainly mix it up with their selection of the very best dance floor favourites of the 'seventies & 'eighties

Rod and The Facez

The U.K's premier tribute to Rod Stewart and The Faces, featuring all the fantastic vintage classics !

Roddy Radiation & the Skabilly Rebels

After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of "Radiation" therapy, Roddy Byers is stepping away from the side of the stage as the Specials´ lead guitarist and into the center spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of his newe ...

Roddy Radiation & The SkabillyRebels

Featuring former Specials guitarist


Known for his cult classics Sugar Man and I Wonder, Rodriguez first appeared on the Detroit music scene in 1967, though never got his break-through in the US. Gathering fans in both South Africa and Australia he played a handful of intimate gigs and ...


Iconic lead singer of The Who -What more do you need to know?

Roger McGuinn


Rogue Male

*Rogue Male return with a new line-up* Rogue Male formed in 1983 and the band's two albums 'First Visit' and 'Animal Man' were a great success. Rogue Male played alongside Savatage, Motorhead at their 10th Anniversary London shows, and Michael Sc ...

Roland Gift

Singer Roland Gift came to national attention with the release of the first Fine Young Cannibals album. Their single "Johnny Come Home" receiving it's World Premiere via Tyne Tees' 'The Tube' in 1985.

Ron Trueman Border

Ron Trueman-Border is a prolific and many say,gifted songwriter who's music covers folk,blues,country and some jazz. he has toured extensively and has 14 albums to his credi. He is an extremely accomplished gutarist, harmonica player and vocalist.

Ron Trueman-Border

Ron Trueman-Border is a prolific and many say, gifted singer/songwriter who has recorded 15 albums,some solo and others in collaboration with fellow musicians. His music covers folk, blues, country and jazz, writing beautifully crafted songs, that w ...


Rōnin tear up the New Prog Genre and spit their stamp all over it, with driving blues guitar, pumping bass, a healthy dose of analog synthesis and theremin. A Worcestershire based four peice rock band combining the melancholy of Jeff Buckley ...

Room 26

Room 26 are one of the most genuine five-piece bands on the circuit today. If you've been lucky enough to see us, you'll know all about our seamless mixture of past and present soul, rock and pop covers in a true live performance. Musical styles ...


Classic rock covers band with a mix of pop and disco

Rotting Tramp

A mix of black,grind and sludge metal. Members come from Hereford, Evesham and Worcester and are involved in other bands. Gammon-Guitar/vox (TDM) Corin-Guitar/B.vox Shay-Bass (TDM) Jon-Drums (Hostile Agenda)


A band highly tipped for the top in the mid eighties. Huge expectation paid its toll, and despite rave reviews, pressures paid their part in their demise before reaching their true potential. Now back for a series of summer gigs,climaxing with a John ...

Rough n Ready

Five piece Rock band that play Rock,Rock n Roll and modern covers. Band are based in kidderminster and play all over the local area Performing a mixture of classic old and new, from the 60's right through to the latest chart entries, each one careful ...

Rowena Knight

Rowena Knight is a versatile and creative musician. A multi-instrumentalist, her recent adventures see her experimenting with loops in a way not usually seen. Her songs are thought provoking and sincere and take a quirky look at life, love and issu ...

Roxy Magic

Roxy Magic are the UK's best and longest-running tribute to Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. We recreate, entirely live, material which spans four decades; from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock. O ...

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers was born in Los Angeles, on September 10, 1940. Just a few years later, the legendary jazz vibes player Lionel Hampton gave Roy Ayers, at the age of five, his first pair of mallets, which led to the vibraphone being his trademark instru ...

Roy Forbes

Roy Forbes is a dynamic and exciting singer who has built a great reputation over some years as well as appearing (and recording at) London's Jazz Cafe and the Stables, Wavendon, and taking in other festivals as distant as Milan and St. Lucia, scorin ...

Roy Orbison Tribute Barry Steele

When Roy Orbison died in 1988, it was left to others to bring his music to the concert stage. No easy task. But Barry Steele and his Black and White Knights come with very good credentials and a genuine admiration of the Big O. Just imagine it ...


Rozi Plain

Bristol based alternative-folk singer songwriter Rozi Plain's songs possess a plucky sense of charisma and brilliantly capture life's ephemeral nature: each track a beautiful snapshot of fragility, intimacy and gentle melody.




Rubbernek are two men in their late 30's and an Ipad, playing indie pop songs, plenty of keyboard action on the backing track too!

Rubee & the Rockets

Together, Rubee and The Rockets bring you an exciting and enthusiastic groove. Singing songs by Etta James, Ruth Brown, Aretha Franklin and many more. An experience not to be missed. An exciting mix of great 50's R&B and classic soul, with a touc ...



Rudie & the Revolvers

Born out of a love for all things mod, ska and soul, Rudie was formed by 5 Gentlemen and 1 lady, wanting to put a little bit of joy back into the music scene. Influenced by the 60's, 70's and 80's sounds, playing all the hits from this era, and with ...

Rufus Wainwright

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by the New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his ge ...

Rumba De Bodas

Rumba de Bodas represent a musical encounter between different identities and cultures, so that the energies of diverse styles unite in a common artistic and musical journey. It is this very mix of genres, from latina to swing, balcanica to reggae, s ...

Rumours Of Spring

Hailing from the West Midlands of England, Rumours of Spring play a mix of Acoustic music in the Modern Folk genre. They draw on a wide range of influences and a keen listener will find Folk, Rock, Blues and even the odd bit of Jazz finding its way i ...


Scottish megastars Calum MacDonald, Iain Bayne, Malcolm Jones, Rory MacDonald, Brian Hurren and Bruce Guthro, with a totally unique sound created from the fusion of traditional Gaelic folk music and contemporary rock which has given Runrig 30 years s ...


This power trio hail from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Russ is an absolutely brilliant guitarist. Imagine Stevie Ray Vaughan plays Peter Green via Jimmi Hendrix and you have a flavor of what you are in for. Add in superb vocals and you have this great band. ...

Rust For Glory

The UK's rustiest Neil Young tribute band. Based in Nottingham, UK The songs of NEIL YOUNG played the way Neil Young plays 'em, recreating the sound, feel and spirit of Neil Young and his various bands and solo projects, electric and acoustic. ...


A metal/rock band that hail from Northampton, they dominate the stage and whip the crowd into a ferocious frenzy with their catchy riff driven songs and their sing along melodic choruses all of which are led by solid and heavy drumming from a surpriz ...

Ruth Angell, Sid Peacock Band

Composer/guitarist Sid Peacock and violinist Ruth Angell combine to play an inspired mix of jazz, folk and madness. The band features Steve Tromans on piano, Rob Anstey on bass and Tymoteusz Jozwiak on drums.

Ruth Moody

Ruth Moody is a Juno Award winning songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk (the band that would la ...

Ruth Notman

Ruth Notman started out on the live circuit at just 13 years old performing at folk clubs and venues in and around Nottingham and Derby. In 2006 she reached the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and shortly afterwards signed a record deal. ...

Ryan McGarvey

Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honour, and the pleasure of sharing t ...

Ryans Guide & Surge Music Present: Showcase Sunday

with 60 Watt Club, Alex James, Alex Moir, Beneva, Blue Casbah, Gucci Pimps, Heresy, JayDee, Lady Rain, Mezzotonic, Mike Bethel, Neil Ivison, NowAssassin, Onion Child, Orius, The Attic, The Lines, The Mobsters, Timothy Parkes, Toby Carter, Twigg Owens ...

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