BLACK MARKET EMPIRE+ NEW BAYS
Much loved Birmingham four-piece Black Market Empire join us for their last ever gig. The quartet are famed for their exhilarating live shows combined with catchy riffs, heartfelt melodies and well crafted songs made for devoted followers who can’t help smiling, dancing, singing along and usually joining them onstage. Comparisons to everyone from The Kinks and The Beatles, The Buzzcocks and The Clash, The Strokes, The Libertines, Pulp and Suede, to the strange sounds of 1960′s producer Joe Meek, have been made by reviewers; which reflects the band’s wide-ranging influences.
They have played with The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Viva Brother, The Bluetones, Nine Black Alps and many more.
“A rather fine line in 60’s Mersey beat tinged tunes.” - The Hearing Aid
“A superb roof raising set of classy rock n roll songs.” – Mark Morris, The Bluetones
Watch the video for ‘Sally Anne’ below:
Plus support from NEW BAYS
New Bays are a 4 piece band formed in late 2012. Since then they have recorded 2 EP’s including ‘New Bays EP’ available free on Facebook and ‘Crystal Blue EP’ available on iTunes from 17th February 2014. The band have recorded music video’s for the tracks ‘They’ll Never Know’ and ‘Crystal Blue’. As well as recording the band have played many live shows supporting the likes of Young Kato at O2 Academy in Oxford, other venues the band have played include The Half Moon-Putney, Nambucca-Islington, O2 Academy -Birmingham and Esquires-Bedford, they have also played festivals including Cockermouth Rock Festival alongside bands such as The Cribs. New Bays have recently started playing shows in Birmingham and have built a strong foundation to build on playing many gigs in the City over 2014.
Watch the video for ‘Crystal Blue’ below: