VENUE: Moho Live, Tib Street, Manchester (between Afflecks Palace and Sachas Hotel)
DATE: Sat March 28th
TIME: Doors 7pm
TANTRUM are one of the most exciting young bands to have exploded onto the British blues scene in years. With an average age of just 20 it’s hard to believe they play with an energy and ability that creates an excitement and maturity that sets them apart from their contemporaries and moves them into an arena that only truly great bands have graced. Tantrum have fused their influences to create what many consider to be the sound that will finally take the blues into the mainstream.
Tantrum’s Debut EP, ‘Headcase’ (produced by Wayne Proctor) is a powerful example of where contemporary blues songwriting should be heading. Tantrum play blues that doesn’t rely on cliché or your standard issue version of what you think the blues, should be. Each track featured on the EP is graced with quality arrangements, melodies, production to rival any major label release and an incredible understanding by each band member of how to play as a real cohesive unit, a skill lost on many musician in this day and age.
hans island are from the towns of kearsley and farnworth, that lie along the a666. music typically means delay, tambourines, questions & uncertain accounts of local myths & folklore. they began in a garage some years ago & used an alternate alias of asbo to refine & improve their sound.
"A heart stirring optimistic stance that you can't help but engage with."
"Northern Britpop revivalists or innovative new rockers? The choice is theirs!"
"This young band are growing up quickly, grow with them..."
"Great pop music always needs an edge and (judging by these tunes) The Relays could have the potential to be among the sharpest out there right now."
"Noisy anthems, but refined and polished for wider consumption."
''A band that is hell bent on bringing back the anthem and band with a very bright future'' (RRR Promotions)
"If i wasn't a hard scary cockney mug, that song would have made me shed a tear"
The Revolvers were formed back in mid December 2005 by Paul Mooney after a phone call from drummer, James Gordon accepting the offer of joining the band after successful jams and rehersals. Craig Sharp on bass who was already part of the journey he and Paul had already shared, they were well gigged and prepped with an impressive back catalogue of original material. The band are just everyday lads from Manchester who get together and play music cos it gives them a buzz, no messin about, plug in and play, for the sheer love of playing music. What you see is what you get with The Revolvers, if you dont like what they do, it dont matter to them. They play Blues/Rock, like it or lump it. Not caught up in a scene, they've been around to many corners to care about that kinda crap, The Revolvers every now and again, pop out of the shadows and leave people with their jaws hanging down to their feet. They have a chemistry not to be matched and an energy of no other. The Revolvers toured NYC twice in 2007 and have played around the whole of the U.K since forming. Constantly writing, rehearsing and gigging this is a band that will be around for a long time and will always be taking their talents to new levels. They will never stop!!