BEN OTTEWELL FROM GOMEZ ACOUSTIC @ MOHO LIVE - 14TH JULY
After the massive success of our gig with Tom we now have the main man Ben Ottewell .
That’s right, frontman and lead singer Ben from the band has agreed to play an acoustic set for us.
Not only will he be playing all his favourite Gomez songs, but he will also be playing some never before heard brand new songs.
Thats right this will be the first time anyone has had the chance to hear this brand new material.
If you want to come make sure you get your tickets now using the link below as they will fly out. (NOTE - WE HAVE SOME CHEAP TICKETS AVAILABLE SO GET IN TOUCH ON firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gomez are an English indie rock band from Southport, comprising Ian Ball (vocals, guitar), Paul "Blackie" Blackburn (bass), Tom Gray (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitars) and Olly Peacock (drums, synths, computers). The band are distinct in having 3 singers and 4 songwriters, employing traditional and electronic instruments. Their sound is undefinable usually categorised as indie, alternative, rock, folk and experimental. The band's sound has always been eclectic owing to their vast influences ranging most music genres and need to experiment with sound.
Their first album, Bring It On, won the Mercury Music Prize in 1998 giving them much media attention in the UK and throughout the world. Later awards came from the NME and Q Magazine along with a Brit Awards nomination.
Gomez began their career on Hut records (Virgin) signing in 1997. Just before their 3rd album release In Our Gun Hut records was forced to downsize and on the following record Split the Difference, Hut records was disbanded by Virgin/EMI records. The band were dismayed by the music business and shocked by huge set backs they kept experiencing, that they decided to go it alone and asked Virgin records to let them go in 2004. The following year American label ATO signed the group releasing their first live album Out West and their most successful record stateside How We Operate and A New Tide.
Ian Ball, Ben Ottewell, Olly Peacock and Graham Pattison (engineer) created the Final Keep Me Up in 2009. They decided to record an album using only iPhones in the back lounge of the Tour Bus from Calais to Koln May 2nd 2009. The album exists only in streaming form.
IN ROOM 2 WE HAVE THE AMAZING TALENT BELOW PERFORMING ON THE DESIGNER MAGAZINE STAGE - SO GET IN THERE AS THATS WHERE THE FRESH TALENT SHOWCASES!!!!!!!
The Hayley Faye Band was established in 2007 and have been writing and performing at various venues in Manchester, London, and America. The band member’s include Singer/Songwriter Hayley Faye, Bass Player Andy Whittaker, and Drums&Percussion, Dan Lewis. In 2009 the band had great pleasure in supporting Badly Drawn Boy at The Ritz and playing at the GMEX for St Anne’s Hospice Midnight Walk, and later recorded a demo of their recent material ‘Let the Mermaids Find You’ and ‘Apple picking’. Together they are constantly working on new material and developing their unique sound. “Our future aspirations are to travel and have the opportunity to play to audiences around Europe and beyond”.
Dazed Dakotas are a five piece Funky Indie/Rock 'n Roll band from Grimsby. They write and perform an exclusive set of original songs influenced by a massive variety of artists. This said, their tunes feature nothing less than heart stopping beats, massive chorus', roaring guitars and rousing vocals. Originally formed a few years ago, Dazed Dakotas have made a name for themselves on the local music scene and have also played many infamous out-of-town live music venues.
Richie Syrett is a Manchester based Singer/Songwriter currently plying his trade across the UK. His musical groove makes a grateful bow towards a wide range of Americana influences, whilst upholding an originality and sound all of its own. His melodic and thoughtful songwriting led by his very distinctive vocal style, makes Richie an artist to listen out for.
One of the stand out demos when we appeared on the Demo Panel alongside BBC Manchester Introducing and Karima Francis Management team. Everybody was blown away with this spacious yet full Gnarls Barkley esque acoustic duo
Myspace coming soon
Samir Harmim is a young and exciting talent hailing from Salford, England. With his skill in songwriting and performing, Samir is a prospect that is "one to watch". With his minimalistic yet effective guitar playing and his husky voice, Samir creates a unique sound that is instantly recogniseable. He often experiment's with spoken word verses in his songs too.
With numerous performances under his belt across the nation, Samir brings a confidence that's not cocky to the stage. His charm and likeability win crowds over instantly. Samir Harmim was made for the stage. With numerous newspaper & radio appearances (including BBC Radio Manchester), Samir has his eyes set for the limelight.
JACK AND EL
Jack and Elin met at a big band in their first year in university, but they thought better of it and decided to form their own band. Elin likes singing folk music but can belt out some soul when appropriate. Jack likes to jive that piano in a funk jazz fashion. They decided to fuse the art forms to create Jolk music.