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 Friday 5th May 2017 – Bar Stage

ARTISTS DAY

7:15 TBA

8:15 – Bolshy

17239779_1249206148447845_6065898162014712553_oThe 7 piece push the boundaries of Ska Punk combining Klezmer/Dub/Metal/AfrobeatThey kicked off their journey in summer 2012 busking religiously on the streets of Liverpool, then rushing off to play sweaty basements gigs. Since then they’ve taken the UK underground scene by storm sharing stages with the likes of The Restarts, Prince Fatty, Dirty Revolution, Radical Dance Faction and Culture Shock. They’ve brought the sun out at festivals alongside Neville Staples, Dreadzone and The Beat and performed at a 50,000 strong NHS rally in Whitworth Park, Manchester. Bolshy launched a crowdfunding campaign to release their debut EP which reached it’s £1500 target in 17 days. The “Radical. Anarchic. Bolshy. Scouse.” EP released June 2014 has been featured by Four Culture (USA), Bido Lito, Do the Dog Skazine and many more. Bolshy conquered their first two UK Tours with their eruptive live show and will continue to allure crowds into a world of foot stomping madness as they finish writing their debut album!

9:15 – HANDS OFF GRETEL

HANDSOFFThe sound we make is raw, influenced strongly by 90s female fronted grunge bands, we get loud and shouty and soft and pretty, it’s frustration music from a girl in her room shouting out at the real world. “

Hands Off Gretel are a 4-piece alternative rock band, formed late 2014 in South Yorkshire, UK.

 

10:30 – DR & THE MEDICS

drDr and the Medics were created almost at the dawn of the 80’s, in 1982 by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson.
The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. Undoubtedly they are been best known for their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 24 Million copies world wide and was number 1 in 23 countries!! They are also recognized as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as “THE live band of the year.”

11:30 – Rock Karaoke & Bar open late.

 Saturday 6th May 2017 – Bar Stage

 

12:30 – GINNY

ginnyMoved to Liverpool from Northamptonshire. 26 years of age. Been singing and songwriting since the age of ten. Gigs all over for all types of events including charity gigs and weddings. Currently looking for gigs around the city.

 

1:00 – EVIL PICOLLO
evilSinger/songwriter Richard Carpenter, He brings a heavy rock feel to the acoustic guitar, It’s the blend of intimacy and sheer roughness that characterises his style and makes him stand out from most other acoustic artists.Evil piccolo has been a finalist in classic rock magazines “high voltage” folk off and has supported such artists as Nick Oliveri (Queens of the stone age), Dave Mcpherson (inme) and Mark crozer (Jesus and mary chain) to name a few. His first EP “The EP ep” was released in 2015 and he continues to build a following with his performances. 

1:30 – MIKE WEST

MIKEWESTWriter and musician from Rock Ferry, England. Trading in his electric guitar for an acoustic to write and perform original songs influenced by country, folk and blues while also remaining to true to his rock roots.

 

 

2:00 – Joe McCorriston

17504964_1261821923852934_6175985740011044985_oIndependent Lancaster-born Singer-Songwriter, who has earnt a reputation for his tireless work rate and upbeat energetic live show, whilst most of the time only armed with an acoustic guitar.
He was born on July 26th 1994, but it wasn’t until 2005 he first picked up an electric guitar. At 11 years of age he was writing songs and fronting short lived high school band “Code of Conduct” with friends, merely as a pastime through the struggle and stress of High School. An acoustic guitar followed shortly after and so did more songs.
Joe recorded his first demo EP “One Day” in 2010, and released his first full length album “Try As You Might” in April 2012, which received solely positive reviews from various online media outlets.
Joe decided to try and tour the UK, and did so in April 2013 with his friend Heather Bradshaw, which was his first ever tour, and all booked by himself.
Over 20 more tours have taken place since, including a tour in late 2013 with folk hero Gaz Brookfield, which ended with a date at the sold out (450 capacity) Fleece in Bristol.
He has also toured and played gigs with many other well respected names such as The Blockheads, Ferocious Dog, The Heartbreaks, Keston Cobblers Club, The Crookes, Northcote, Ben Marwood, From The Jam, Brian Kennedy, Gemma Hayes, Chris T-T, Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) and many many more.
In August 2014, Joe played a show in support of Frank Turner in the town of Barnsley, UK, after being asked personally by Frank himself to open up the show. He then received a great live review in Kerrang! Magazine, referring back to the show.
Joe toured outside of the UK for the first time in May 2015, supporting German singer John Allen on a 10-date tour of Germany, which was a huge success, and has since inspired Joe to continue touring around Germany, around Europe, and beyond.
There is eager anticipation as we wait for Joe’s new album, which is set for release in December 2016, and will feature his backing band “The Blockbuster Blues” for the first time.

 

2:30 – VOTE EDISON

voteEA North West based Alternative 4-piece. Changing time signatures with pop melodies to create loud noises.

As the new kids on the block Vote Edison have been making a name for themselves on the local alternative scene, supporting the likes of The Movielife at Gorilla in Manchester. Being described as ‘unbelievably tight for such a fresh band’, they have been likened to ‘the melodics of early Billy Talent with the mathy aggressiveness of “proper era” Biffy Clyro’, and with their 1st single ‘Bore’ released mid 2016 and another set for release in early 2017, this energetic 4-piece are not to be missed.


3:15 – ATTIC THEORY

attictheoryLocal lads Attic Theory return this year.

‘From the ashes of Matchstickmen comes Attic Theory’ Our genre is Sex-Groove Rock https://www.facebook.com/AtticTheory/?fref=ts

 

4:00 – CONTOURS

contours Four piece metal/hardcore band from Kingston Upon Hull. “We write music to inspire ourselves and hopefully others

https://www.facebook.com/contourshull/?fref=t

4:45 – CAMPFIRE SOCIAL

16825872_1236159329752527_2846237893757311270_oLlangollen / Chester-based 5 piece, Campfire Social, are a refuge from the wild woods all around. Their incandescent, melodic songs take the intimate heartbreak of Elliott Smith and embellish with golden harmonies borrowed from The Beach Boys. At times getting you up off your chairs in a passionate rage, at others just to dance but always filled with hope.

5:30 – OVVLS

16487750_1222017574500036_3569407411920936806_o (pronounced Owls) are an experimental duo captivated by unearthing beauty in the darkest of places. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, their enchanting lyrics, bellowing vocals and hypnotic rhythms act as lullabies for even the most restless of souls.

Their Recrudescence Trilogy broke new ground through its series of unique physical releases and striking inclusion of spoken word B-sides. The trilogy itself was comprised of three emotionally charged singles with universally relatable feelings at the heart of them.

Coinciding with its release OVVLS successfully took their vision to America for an autumn tour with singles from the trilogy receiving consistently positive responses, radio play and Spotify play listing.

6:15 – THE BLACK ISLE
THEBLACKISLE It’s been said that if Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and the Pixies made a love child, it would come out screaming something like The Black Isle. Filthy guitar riffs, driven drums and catchy bass, combined with Megan Reece’s vocals inject an alternative vibe into the minds of the brainwashed X Factor generation. The Black Isle formed as a release, for everyone, to escape the dreary 9-5, the rat race we’re all enslaved in. It isn’t about fame or money, it’s about bearing our hearts on our sleeve through the music we producehttps://www.facebook.com/theblackisle/?fref=ts

7:00 – DRONES

dronesDrones are a five-piece socio-political punk/alternative band hailing from London and Surrey. In their original incarnation, the band released debut album ‘Mutiny’ and EP ‘Free Marked Kid’ through Lockjaw Records, performing multiple UK and European headline tours, and gaining attention from Kerrang, Punktastic, Rock Sound as well as performing a live session for BBC’s Radio 1 at Maida Vale. The band released their first highly anticipated new music since their lineup change in the form of ‘Parasite’, and are currently busy writing album #2. https://www.faceboo
k.com/dronesuk/?fref=ts

 

7:45 – OCEANIS

16665965_1222989357736191_5746716758523264223_oOceanis is a 5 piece metal band from Liverpool, UK. We five driven individuals with a passion for creating music that is bold, dynamic and above all, exceptionally heavy.
Combining technical riffs, lifting choruses and sparing moments of clarity, we aim to bludgeon and sooth the listener. Drawing influence from bands such as Lamb Of God, Textures, Opeth, Gojira, Deftones and Mastodon, we put our all into everything we do in order to create the best possible music we can but always striving to do better. Our live shows always promise to be exciting and explosive

8:30 – LUXURY STRANGER

luxMainly influenced by the sounds of post-punk/cold wave and indie from 1978 – 1984 and the 90s American ‘Grunge’ and punk scenes.

Imagine: David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s Berlin years mixed with a dash of Bolan glam, the disparate sound of Joy Division and early Cure, the energy and darkness of 90s ‘Grunge’ with the melodies of Martin L Gore and power of The Chameleons and Echo & the Bunnymen – This is Luxury Stranger.

10:00 HOTTER THAN HELL KISS TRIBUTE

HOTTER THAN HELL – KISS TRIBUTEkisstribute

Rock Karaoke till Late

 Sunday 7th May 2017 – Bar Stage

ADAM RITCHIE – 1:30

 Adam Ritchie has been playing music around liverpool for over 10 years. With an eclectic mix of funky fingerstyle grooves, soulful blues songs and some flashy ‘look how fast my fingers fly’ tunes, he always entertains and leaves audiences amazed and smiling. Not to be missed!MIKEWEST

2.15 COBOLT COLLISION

COLL4 piece rock band from Preston. Our EP ‘Saints & Sinners’ is available on all major platforms. Debut album out this year.

3.00 – BANDIT & BUTLER
BANDIT a high energy and exuberant performance with talented musicians and a front man who’s been compared to a modern day freddie mercury (not his or our own words). The crowd is always stunned by the atmosphere we create not just the music we preform, engaging with everyone to make a night truly worth remembering. https://www.facebook.com/banditandbutler/

3.45 – JACOBI

JACOBIJacobi, 4 piece classic rock blues band from Liverpool https://www.facebook.com/JACOBIBAND/?fref=ts

4.30 BLACK CAT BONES

blackcatFormed in 2013 Black Cat Bones quickly became one of the most exciting bands on the Liverpool music scene, playing The Cavern Club and the O2 Academy for the first time that same year, and not for the last time, they feature as regular support slots for touring bands. Quickly filling headline shows their exciting live performance was soon backed by their debut EP False Promises & Wasted Time, which was given rave reviews from notable colleagues such as The Answer and Bumblefoot, formerly of Guns N Roses, who said “enjoyed your songs on soundcloud, keep it up!”
The band have since started to build up a strong fan base across the UK playing gigs in Manchester, Blackpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Londons famous Tin Pan Alley to name but a few. Being booked to support Nazareth and The Quireboys, Black Cat Bones have also been booked to play festivals around the UK such as Prestons Rock Prest, Boltfest and Bickerstock. With the energy that they bring to the stage, style, passion and rip roaring guitars and vocals Black Cat Bones are surely one to watch and definitely not to be missed live.
The bands debut EP will be re-released along with their 2nd brand new EP “Down To the River” in late 2016 by Broken Road Records.

5.15 EMAMEL ANIMAL

anemalAlso joining the Sunday line up is Enamel Animalformed in 2013 after the demise of former bands, Enamel Animal are a four piece rock outfit, with members hailing from beautiful Huyton and stunning Bootle. Influences range from Kyuss to A Perfect Circle, from the Foos to Radiohead, from Tool to Tad. Supported Exit International, Scare Tactics, Killaflaw, Dead Wolf Club, Bad Sign and FOES

 

6.00 – STONE DEAF FOREVER

stoneforeverFormed in 2010 Stone Deaf Forever started as 3 friends looking to play Motorhead songs & drink beer.
Fast forward to now & after the passing of Lemmy their desire to keep Motorhead music alive has only increased…..along with the beer drinking.
Last year saw them play all over the UK along with several festivals inc a headline slot at the famous Bulldog Bash. A gig on a boat to Amsterdam followed by rounding off the year at the 02 in Newcastle.
2017 has already seen them play several shows with festivals now confirmed for the summer playing with bands such as Diamond Head & Girlschool.
It’s gonna be good & it’s gonna be loud.

 

 

 

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