A few words from the promoter, Jhon Cosgrove on this awesome event coming up on Saturday 5th October! Good news: the line-up has all been sorted for STEVESTOCK. Some of you will know that unfortunately at the start of the year, a good friend of mine (and a lot of other people’s too) passed away after battling a brain tumour. His name was Steve Kelsey (read more about him here).
He bloody loved music and partying. So we’ve decided to combine the two and host an event for him. It’s a night of ska, punk, rock, hip-hop and dance! It’s all in memory of Steve and raising money for Macmillan Midhurst and Rosemary Nurses. ALL the information is on this Facebook event. Please R.S.V.P to the event and share it. It’s not private, everyone is welcome! Buy a ticket from either here or here for only £10 because they will sell out.
Thanks loads to Russell Taysom for the poster and to Jo & Stoney for all their help. Please share the crap out of the event, the blog and the poster. Let’s make this a night to remember (and to forget, because we all need to get really drunk and get off with each other).
Full Line-Up: The JB Conspiracy // Mike TV // Mr Kamikaze // On A Hiding To Nothing // DJ Random Scarves // DJ Oli K // DJ Pete Simmons
What a weekend! A big thank you to Redfest for having The Boileroom Stage – we had a blast! Thank you to all the crew and the wonderfully talented array of acts and performers that came along for the ride, and our audience for watching – we had a wonderful time! This lovely shot of Ryan Keen headlining our stage on Saturday is a lovely teaser of some of the shots taken by Livid Productions – more photos and some great footage of the weekend, plus some exclusive acoustic sessions from some of the acts that played the stage to follow!
The Boileroom Team
They played a blinder of a set here at the venue back in February supporting Tribes, and now they’re back with a headline tour! Tickets onsale soon
Shrouded in accidental secrecy Superfood unveil their first ever recorded track that started it all entitled, er, Superfood.
Hailing from Birmingham, this four-piece oddball gang have gained a fierce live reputation and up until now the only way to hear and see the band is going to a gig. However, with the first single mixed and mastered, they set sail on a course that sees the band go on tour throughout the UK with Peace.
They played their first gig in Birmingham last year on Halloween after spending a month crafting their first set of songs. It was a huge success. So much so that they played a dozen shows under various guises to keep them from prying eyes.
However, on January 30th 2013 they finally unveiled themselves to a capacity Old Blue Last crowd supporting fellow brummies Jaws.
Now, April 2013, we’re happy to announce the first single. What happens now, who knows?
Superfood are Dominic Ganderton (Vocals/Guitar), Ryan Malcom (Vocals/Guitar), Emily Baker (Bass) and Carl Griffin (Drums).
We are super-excited to announce that Brother & Bones will be back Saturday 9th November! Tickets will be onsale from this Wednesday 24th July…get in there quick!
Substance over style. Art over celebrity. Creativity over popularity. Genius over mediocrity.
These are mantras that form the basis of who Brother & Bones are and what they do. More importantly, these are mantras that we should all live by. Even more importantly, Brother & Bones are a band that we should all embrace.
These are five men that write songs with artistry of Folk troubadours, the energy of punks, the swagger of rock stars and the self-belief of stadium headliners. A quintet so versatile that they can switch from soul searching laments to chest beating triumphalism with the flick of a wrist and the blink of a steely eye.
The recorded aspect of Brother & Bones is impressive enough as the band have developed a sound that takes in aspects of folk, indie, rock, blues, jazz, funk and soul as will moments of pure tribal rhythms and chanting. But it’s in the live arena that this beast truly comes to life with their already legendary stage shows having seen them slay venues from small bars to festivals taking in a support tour with Brit Award winner Ben Howard along the way. Brother & Bones are not a band that create a barrier between themselves and the audience, for these guys the audience is the show. The band play with passion, determination, poise and with only one goal in mind; to entertain. Musicians end up in the crowd, the crowd storm the stage and before the end of the night they are one pulsing, throbbing mass of elation and belief in the deity of music.
Brother & Bones are on the way to achieving legendary status and they are doing it the right way. The only decision you have to make is whether you get on board now or wait to be swept along in their wake. The irony is, they have enough style to match their substance, the art to bypass celebrity, the creativity to achieve popularity and the genius to ensure that mediocrity will never be an option.
Tickets now onsale!
A big thank you to everyone that was involved in the Surrey Sessions Stage at Magic Summer Live this year! Some great performances from truly talented local acts, the crew, the crowd – roll on next year!
Check out photos from the weekend, all shot by local photographer Phil Mitchell here and here.