Sunday, 24 July 2011
Most if not all the the band members on the bill tonight were yet to appear on this world stage at that time or if they did they were overdosing on farleys rusks and baby food or happy watching playaway. Boy I feel old- but experienced Ha HA
We all read of how its difficult for unsigned bands to get gigs, we read of rubbish promoters who are lazy, of rip off venues, of Pay to play schemes, and how pay to play ruins music. So why is this any different- Well it is all NOT FOR PROFIT and finaced by us, because we love music and belive that some bands deserve a chance, not all, it has to be earned, and hard work is not always enough.
Five bands, all picked by us, get the chance to play the world famous 100 Club and have a platform to spotlight thier talent at one of the most prestigous UK live music venues in one of the coolests cities on the planet.
So we Picked;
Marines, Violet Bones, The Screening, The Hans Commission and Give an opening Slot to James Page
We chose these bands as they all have talent, passion and a unique style in thier own genre - Rock, Indie, Electro Pop, Indie Pop Folk and more- Get down and support them, we will share with you our thoughts, trials and stresses of the next few days as we get ready for this gig. See you there
Friday, 3 June 2011
“Music feeds dreams and keeps us alive, we live, exist and die to the sounds of music, it makes you happy, makes you sad, lifts you up, and throws you down.”
Five lads from a town, on an island, which is in the northern hemisphere.
"Anthemic guitars, passionate soaring vocals combine with a 21st century killer rythm to give you music to escape the routine- Marines- They have the dreams, and the talent to achieve it ! . They wont Let You down ! - Buzz Live Music Reviews
With strong support from BBC Cambridgeshire and a host of fanzines and local radio stations, previous single I Feel The Need was at No. 1 on the Pre-Order Chart at Play.com for weeks.
BBC Introducing asked the band to do a BBC Masterclass, and put them forward to play Glastonbury 2011. Violet Bones will also be appearing at The Great Escape Festival in May.
Energetic Leicester quartet, The Screening, unleash their latest serving of unadulterated indie pop rock with their new single ‘You Look Much Better In The Dark’, through Telescope Records on October 18th. Following on from their past single, ‘Diem’, the band offer up more of their signature brand of catchy, synth-led indie pop. The blazing new single ‘You Look Much Better In The Dark’ sees the tale of waking up with someone quite unexpected unfold through their humorous yet refreshingly truthful lyrics.
Already making waves on the Leicester scene, the band have made fans of Steve Lamacq and their hometown hero Tom Meighan of Kasabian, as well as being praised by the music press including the NME and Drowned in Sound.
‘You Look Much Better In The Dark’ saw The Screening work with world-renowned producer Mark Needham (We Are Scientists, Bloc Party, The Killers. The band will head out to LA once more to work alongside him and finish off their debut album, ‘We’d All Better Learn How To Swim’ expected in March 2011. In support of their latest single, the Leicester boys will be taking to the road for a series of UK dates. In the words of Tom Meighan ‘they really put a shift in live’ so these dates are definitely not to be missed.
THE HANS COMMISSION
The Hans Commission combine classic rock riffs with lead synths to create a contemporary sound with a retro edge.
Based in London, The Hans Commission have been gigging the London scene for two years, including prestigious venues such as 333 Mother Bar Old Street, The Fly Bar Camden, Zigfrid Underbelly Hoxton & 93 East, Shoreditch. Additionally they have also made an impact in Manchester at The Roadhouse. Their objective for 2011 is to take The Hans Commission national, and their plan is to gig nationwide.
Alex Surguy provides lead vocals and synths, he has a strong, deep vocal and a charismatic stage persona that gives the band its great stage presence. Alex has appeared in videos alongside U2, The Rolling Stones and Soulwax. As well as playing the famous KOKO Club with previous band Veto Silver. Daniel Towle’s fast and intricate riffs on lead guitar, embellish the sound and give it a current feel. He worked as a session musician in Manchester before moving to London to form The Hans Commission.
Bringing a commanding rhythm to the band is Tom Ollis on drums, son of legendary Terry Ollis from Hawkwind. Tom has learnt many tricks from his father, and has played Glastonbury twice.
Put them together and they provide a fusion of electro pop and indie rock that oozes style, attitude and commercial appeal. Already a hit in the Road Runner Alternative Rock Charts, The Hans Commission made it to number 1 just two days after being uploaded to the site, while a new publishing deal should see their songs being made available on the major download sites before very long. Beginning with the highly anticipated release of their debut EP “Ruling Margins”.
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Sunday, 17 April 2011
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Seven Bands, including at least Five East of England (Cambridge) bands & Special International Guests will get to play at the cambridge corn exchange with a full PA and Lights crew, plus a professional photo shoot of each band.
The bands are chosen by a panel of seven made up of local music fans, friends and family of Tom Jones and local music promoters including FMS promotions. Judges will nominate their seven best bands to play the corn exchange plus 23 of the best music to appear on the 23 Track Teenage Kicks CD, released in October that will be showcased at the International Music Convention (ITC) 5th-7th October. Each Judge has seven votes. the peoples vote also counts as one vote- The bands most favoured by the panel and the people- get to play.
You the fans also get to have your say and we have this year reintroduced the popular "Peoples Vote". Vote for your seven top bands to appear on the bill at the corn exchange. You can take a vote below- do it now tell a friend.
Each Judge has seven votes. the peoples vote also counts as one vote- The bands most favoured by the panel and the people- get to play.
If you think your band has been missed of the short list- contact FMS promotions ' wwww.myspace.com/fmspromotions and get them added.
Now in its Third year Teenage Kicks is a celebration of unsigned music and is dedicated to the memory of Tom Jones (Inkus) who was an amazingly talented bass player in a rising indie/pop/punk band, before he tragically died as the result of a hit and run car uncident aged just 17. His spirit lives on in music.
This project also raises money for the Huntingdon Multiple Sclerosis therapy center and we have raised over $8,000 so far from the concert proceeds and CD and DVD sales.