Designer Magazine's all ages gigs have made the front page of the Manchester Evening News and featured in The Observer Music Monthly, Telegraph, Independent On Sunday and The Guardian....this line up for April is a stella one with local South Manchester band The Mandigans heading the bill (its their debut gig and we're convinced they're gonna go far)
Support from Sex Radio (who just supported ex-Libertines members Yeti), The Hems (who played Academy 1 with The Inspiral Carpets) plus BillY Inferno and Gasmark 4
DESIGNER MAGAZINE PRESENTS......The Ultimate All Ages Gig 7
VENUE: Bar Amp, 102 School Road, Sale (2 mins from Sale Tram Station)
DATE: Friday 18th April
PRICE: £5 in advance from the bar (and pay on the day)
The Mandigans formed in late 2007 with just a drummer (George Flint), guitarist (Henry Flint) and singer (Daniel Hoodeh).
Since then bassist Ric Allen, keys player Mike Wilde and rhythm guitarist Matthew Mcauliffe have joined. This has allowed the Mandigans to progress fully as a band and now they have recorded a number of decent tracks which have been hits with the public, and are now ready to start gigging regularly.
SEX RADIO (as recently seen supporting Yeti (former Libertines members) )
Manchester Music:'They're young and pretty (well, the girls crowding around the front speakers seem to think so anyway) and have got the balance between unashamed pop and energetic indie-rock absolutely spot on. This is seriously catchy stuff, played with a confidence that stops short of arrogance; and very marketable'
Manchester Evening News:'Sex Radio could certainly make the grade; they have the look and the sound, and could make someone a whole load of money if they decide to back them'
High Voltage: ('best demo of the month' and 4/5 star rating)
'Deceptively heavy, they have transformed into formidable racket-makers with a grasp of complex songwriting noticeably rare amongst unsigned bands...'
Sex Radio were also played on BBC Radio 1 on 21st June on the Huw Stevens show and are available for downloading on Huw Stephens' weekly Podcast under the name 'Republic Of Struan'.
THE HEMS (as recently seen at Manchester Academy 1 with The Inspiral carpets and Whiskycats)
The Hems, aka 'The Band With The Pan'. Since establishing there fanbase over the past 2 years they have been played on xfm, bbc radio Manchester and have apeared on the same bill as the likes of The Longcut, Whiskycats and The Inspiral Carpets. The latter 2 being at the Manchester Academy 1. They plan to release there first Ep soon.
Started mid-2007 , Billy Inferno has their first meeting with their manager wombat rabbit and he then told them that they should but a watch , and yes so they set of on what was to be a disastourous journey across the world in order to find the ultimate watch , you know maybe something with a mickey mouse face or a spinning rim anyway after years of deliberation they gave up their search for the mighty watch and began playing instruments. Sure they were a little shakey at first but after inducing the phonic sounds of afro carribean beats and wodden spoons they came up with what promised to be a mix of cultaral harmonys and mosh
It all starts off with us being music additcs, we all enjoy a good classic indie/rock song or a funny dance tune. Febuary 08 we thought about making music ourselves. Were four 15 year olds making a few songs and as you can tell, we love a lil giggle