CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY :: CHRIS SLADE has drummed for AC/DC, MSG, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Uriah Heep, ASIA, Tom Jones, The Firm, Gary Moore, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Gary Numan, Olivia Newton John, Count Basie etc. etcShare on Facebook
Celebrating 50 years as a professional in the music business Slade has decided to mark this with the formation of a new band ‘THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE’
CONFIRMED :: ED TUDOR POLE PLAYS THE VICTORIA INN STAGE
Were delighted to confirm ED TUDOR POLE for THE VICTORIA STAGE head liner on Saturday!
If you think that punk music should be like a McDonalds burger, ie:- utterly predictable and the same every time then your view differs from Tenpole’s! “The spirit of punk has always been there – it’s something to do with rebellion, e.g. Jerry Lee Lewis or Keith Richards, just happens that in 1976 they named this spirit ‘Punk’.! ” say’s Ed. Tenpole was glad to find out what he was at last, for he’d been playing guitar and trying to write great songs in that spirit since he was a boy, long before 1976 came along. “Punk is an attitude not a form of music, ask Steve Jones!!? Say’s Tenpole. ” I date back to the birth of punk rock when it was all about being original, create your own look, and before the time when it became a competition to see which band could sound the most similar to another! I’ve always rebelled against uniformity. If it is just a simple formula then it is not subversive, and if there is no subversion, ladies & gentlemen, it ain’t Punk!!” “At the moment I’m trying to see how much excitement can be generated with a man, a guitar, & an audiences. If you have to label what I play, call it Rock’n'Roll. Ever onward my fellow being’s! Avoid stagnation: whatever else it is, Punk is surely anti-stagnation!?” “By the way, all your view’s on what punk represents are as true & valid as mine, however different, we all think our opinion is the right one, but who can judge?? Come and see me play, I’m getting good now, but ultimately, it’s down to YOU how good the gig is!!?”Share on Facebook
CONFIRMED :: HOT RED CHILLI PEPPERS
THE HOT RED CHILI PEPPERS ARE INDEED THE UK’S HOTTEST RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSTRIBUTE BAND. FORMED IN 2007 THEY HAVE GONE ON TO BECOME THE MOST RECOGNISED RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TRIBUTE BAND AROUND. SINCE THEIR FORMATION THEY HAVE PLAYED SOME OF THE UK’S BEST MUSIC VENUES AND EVENTS INCLUDING THE LIKES OF GLASTONBUDGET, TRIBFEST, SOMEROCK, STUDENT UNIONS AND NIGHTCLUBS TO NAME A FEW. HAVING DONE SHOWS ALL OVER EUROPE THESE GUYS A MUST FOR ALL RED HOT CHILI PEPPER FANS AND AWESOME MUSIC FANS ALIKE.
CONFIRMED :: LAUREN FAITH WILL PLAY THE VICTORIA INN STAGE
Lauren is a Vocalist, Composer, Musician, Producer.
Check out Lauren’s youtube videos - www.youtube.com/laurenkatiefaith
Follow her on twitter - www.twitter.com/@Laurenkfaith
Listen to songs on her sound cloud channel - http://soundcloud.com/laurenkfaith
CONFIRMED :: MILE WIDE STRIDE [BRIAN TAVERS UB40]
MILE WIDE STRIDE have signed their first recording deal with MusicUp, and have a three EP deal which will see them work alongside the likes of Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock and Oscar Harrison, whilst all the time being produced by the legendary Brian Travers of UB40. A man who has landed more hits than Audley Harrison – so he keeps telling us.
Brian has secured the mercurial mixing talent of Austin Kilburn from KingLoud Studios – fresh from his work with Tommi Iommi.
Brian has also secured the services of phenomenal Pedal Steel guitar player
Melvin Duffy, who can count Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, and Joe
Cocker, among his clients. As well as the awesome vocal talent that is Ms Ruby Turner.
With musical friends like these even Nathan will have to work to make enemies.
The band are currently working on their second EP, and planning a national and US tours for spring 2013.Share on Facebook
CONFIRMED :: HARRIET for THE VICTORIA INN STAGE
‘Harriet’ is a young singer/songwriter/guitarist from Derby.
She has played guitar for nine years and she’s been singing all her life.
She has many original songs in which have stirred quite a bit of attention.
She also has a wide range of covers from Pink Floyd to Gnarles Barkley to Evanescence. She has a very distinctive, characteristic and innocent voice with rock chick/grungey undertones.
Her genre is a mix of acoustic rock/grunge/folk/country/punk
NEW GENERATION SUPERSTARS WILL PLAY THE FRIDAY.
NGS are consumed with the need to play rock music, the way it was intended. No Frills, No fuss, just pure energy and enthusiasm for their craft. Their growing fan base is more like a family. Loving the ethos and performance the band lay at their feet, with anthemic choruses, heavy bass lines and melodic guitar riffs. NGS are joined by new member Dazzle Rebel (former Red Star Rebels) in May 2010.
Hailed by the UK rock press, NGS captured the reason why, in their debut album Crash Course in Rock n Roll(2007). Laid down in a record four days, with Grammy Award Nominated Producer Alan Smyth (Arctic Monkeys/Pulp), and equalled with second release Raising the Stakes (2009), which received the same praise. These releases have seen NGS attracting worldwide attention, with distribution and sales in the UK and countries such as Japan, Finland, Spain, Italy and the USA.
Hailed by rock fans and media critics alike, NGS captured the reason why, in their debut album ‘Crash Course in Rock n Roll’. Laid down in a record four days, with Grammy Award Nominated Producer Alan Smyth (Arctic Monkeys/Pulp).
Kerrang! magazine award a KKKKK live review, and named NGS serious hope for British rock!. The band was also approached after a worldwide search by Classic Rock Magazine, to feature on the “Sons of Guns 2″ cover mount CD, and have continued to be featured in Kerrang! , Big Cheese and Classic Rock magazines.
Relentless touring with many home grown and international acts has led to the band jointly playing sold out shows at the Mean Fiddler (London), Underworld (London) and Rock City (Nottingham). A triumphant set at the Rock and Blues Festival to 2,000 rock fans, the Hard Rock Hell Festival, the prestigious City Showcase in London and the headline slot on the second stage at The Bulldog Bash have all brought much deserved attention. Alongside this NGS have been handpicked by Bruce Dickinson to be featured on his Radio 6 Rock Show and invited to play Rock City with Duff McKagans Loaded. Furthermore, tours with LA Guns, Love/Hate and Vain at their request, continue to secure NGS reputation and future as one of Britain’s main underground rock talents.
With a style that has attracted fans from all walks of life, and tastes in all genres of music, New Generation Superstars are continuously forging their way from the underground rock scene into the worldwide arenaShare on Facebook
Big confirmation this one!
TRUCKER DIABLO WILL PLAY THE MAIN STAGE ON SATURDAY
Trucker Diablo are a band that have gone from strength to strength, through hard work and dedication to their craft. The band was born in 2008 and quickly gained a name for themselves picking up endorsements along the way from their peers such as Ricky Warwick, Ginger Wildheart, Joe Elliot, Damon Johnson and Cormac Neeson. 2011 saw the band be hand picked by festival promoters to appear at Download Festival Irish leg of their UK tour. Leading right into 2012 the band has their single “Drink Beer, Destroy” feature on Kerrang TV, MTV Australia and Xbox game Rock Band 3.
Following on the boys took 2012 by the throat and played a massive 40 shows, which including some key highlights from playing Hammerfest with Anthrax, supporting Foo Fighters at Tennents Vital, supporting Terrorvision on their UK tour, rocking crowds on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell festival and topping Thin Lizzy” in Belfast. What does 2013 have in store for the Trucker boys? After the success of their debut album “ The Devil Rhythm”, the band will start 2013 with the release of the highly anticipated second album “Songs of Iron”, which be released officially in May of 2013 by Ripple Music single “The Rebel” released on the 1st February.
There’s a big open road in front of Trucker Diablo, jump on board, be a part of the convoy and catch the Big Truck on tour in the U.S and U.K in 2013
This year at Rock & Blues Old School Weekender you will be treated to an amazing aerobatic display by STEVE CARVER!
Having had several gliding expeditions to Aboyne, Scotland, Steve applied to be tug pilot there for the 1990 season and by October had the necessary 700 hours for the issue of a CPL. Following six years on the Saab 340 turboprop, he is now operating the Embraer 145 jet as a training captain for British Midland Commuter.Share on Facebook
Steve plane, G-EWIZ, turned up in an advert in Pilot magazine, seen one evening while on standby at Glasgow Airport. Steve has subsequently restored the aeroplane with the help of Rob Millinship and it was returned to the competition and display scene during the 2000 season. Steve was the British National Intermediate Aerobatic Champion for 2000, also winning the Newbold and Kernow trophies and, most recently, the coveted Tiger Trophy sponsored by the petroleum company Esso. He is the holder of a CAA aerobatic display authorisation.
Derbys original punk band THE ENEMY will play on the SaturdayShare on Facebook
NOWHERE CITY RIOT will play Friday
SHOOTERS DIRTY BLUES BAND will play FridayShare on Facebook
OZZBEST will play on the Friday
JD and the FDC’S will play the friday.
Dr and the Medics will play Rock & Blues on the Thursday
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The Trophy Girls will appear at Rock & Blues 2013!!!