18 Feb, Janice Graham Band, The Rimes, Traitors Club, The Tone Thieves, The Gazelles - Playhard launch at Birmingham Ballroom (14+)
18th February 2012; PLAYHARD launch
Janice Graham Band, The Rimes, The Traitors Club, The Tone Thieves, The Gazelles
8pm-2am / 14+ Event / £5 advance, £6 on the door
The End, Birmingham Ballroom, 51 Dale End, B4 7LS
An amazing selection of the best acts in new music in association with The Catapult Club and DP Management.
Janice Graham Band : “MANC act cause an absolute riot on stage at This Feeling” (Big In 2012” event) – The Sun. Also playing HMV Next Big Things 2012 and recommended highly to catch up close a.s.a.p. JGB are coming to a much bigger stage soon. New single, ‘No Money Honey’ ( 20th Feburary ) and debut (concept!) album, ‘Its Not Me’ (27th February).
“Manchester’s Janice Graham Band whip up a truly exhilarating festival atmosphere within seconds of taking the stage. With a strut and a swagger that belies their tender years, the band crash through a catalogue of expertly crafted ska/soul-infused romps and the effect is simply riotous – like The Specials for a new generation.” (Music News).
“They are much much more than just another bunch of mancunian council house riff-raff, they’ve got attitude aplenty and hearts full of soul” Mani (Stone Roses)
The Rimes :
“Not genre fuelled, but music driven.’ - this pride of the Midlands outfit are on the rise courtesy of their Sixties tinged power pop and fervent fan base packing out venues and creating an early buzz.
The Traitors Club :
"We are The Traitors Club, a London foursome - hot off the back of jam sessions with Doctor Who and breakfast with Black Sabbath, - showcasing our new material wherever we can”
The Tone Thieves :
A Midlands quartet who play funky soulful rock and have just completed recording for their latest album which is celebrated at this show.
The Gazelles :
A Wolverhampton outfit. who pull out the stops to deliver a tight performance influenced by classic alternative Britrock from the likes of Kasabian and The Stone Roses - with added guitar layers and urgency.
PLAYHARD (Minx Media TV and Rocklands, united) rock’n’roll events mix cool bands, hot DJs, up n coming media/industry scouts and a party atmosphere, where IT is AT!
Birmingham is No.19 in The New York Times’ list of 45 Places to Go in 2012 and The End is where names like Libertines, Amy Winehouse, The Killers, Scissor Sisters, Death From Above 1979, Editors and The Twang all played on their way to headier heights. You know what to do.
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