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This Week: Gig Roundup 8th – 14th June

June 9, 2015 in News

This week kicks off with a visit from Boxed In, otherwise known as songwriter and producer Oli Bayston, who combines his love of Krautrock and house music in his critically acclaimed solo project. Wednesday is a busy day at The Rainbow, with celebrated folk-punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad playing in The Rainbow Cellar, whilst rock’n’roll trio Little Barrie take to the stage in The Rainbow Courtyard. Friday sees the first of a series of events called Baddies Banquet, an event that delivers 3 rooms of music every Friday at The Rainbow. Headlined by the dynamic Birmingham indie/ska fusion band The Underclass, this event should be the first of many great nights! And bringing it all to a close on Saturday at The Glee Club, Birmingham troubadour Barnesy plays a much anticipated set as part of the weekly Acoustic Sessions events. Check out the full listings below and see if something takes your fancy!


Boxed In + Zola Blood + Midnight Bonfires @ The Rainbow

Boxed In is songwriter and producer Oli Bayston. Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald and been a producer for the likes of Charlie Boyer and the VoyeursRosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Oli is now bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his own solo project. Boxed In brings together Oli’s two greatest musical loves: Krautrock and house music. Inspired by the motorik rhythms of CanCluster and Neu! as well as house producers, like Pépé Bradock and Theo Parrish, Oli nevertheless emphasises that the art of pop song writing is right at the heart of Boxed In. Support comes from London-based electronic-rock band Zola Blood and Birmingham’s Midnight Bonfires,a band who fuse folk sensitivity with rock and roll energy.

Watch the video for ‘Mystery’ below:


Andrew Jackson Jihad + Hard Girls + Ghosts of Dead Airplanes @ The Rainbow Cellar

 Andrew Jackson Jihad have always had a way with words. That’s pretty obvious from their near endless catalog of songs like ‘The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving’ and ‘Love in the Time of Human Papillomavirus’ for example. But on their latest album, Christmas Island, the Phoenix folk-punk weirdos seem intent on upping their eccentric lyric game. Support on this show comes from Californian punk trio Hard Girls and energetic Birmingham quartet Ghosts of Dead Airplanes.

Watch the video for ‘Temple Grandin’ below:

Little Barrie + Gil De Ray @ The Rainbow Courtyard

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album King Of The Waves, the rock ‘n’ roll trio return with latest album Shadow, recorded with Edwyn Collins. Recorded and mixed in just 17 days there is a relaxed urgency about Shadow inspired by having recently worked with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Damo Suzuki (Can), Andrew Weatherall and Pete Molinari. Support comes from Gil De Ray.

Watch the video for ‘Bonneville Ride’ below:


Baddies Banquet: The Underclass + Bloom & more @ The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar

Baddie’s Banquet is a new Friday night event at The Rainbow. One set entry price allows access to three rooms of music, including a host of the best local live bands in The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar. Aftershow follows in the bar with Testify DJ’s spinning 60s R&B, Northern Soul and Disco till late.

This week features The Underclass, Savannah, Hope Street, Party Hardly, Bloom, Rituals, Fringe & Shooze!


Acoustic Sessions: Barnesy + Mike Moloney @ The Glee Club Lounge

2014 saw Barnesy make huge strides in the right direction, playing sets at Lunar & Moseley Folk Festivals, sharing stages with John McCullagh and James Walsh (Starsailor). Barnesy is currently recording in the studio following the release of his single ‘Blue Flashing Lights’, mastered by the legendary Pete Maher.  Support comes from modern day crooner Mike Moloney.

Listen to ‘Blue Flashing Lights’ below:

Weekly Gig Roundup 2nd-8th September

September 3, 2013 in News

Every week, Birmingham Promoters brings you a wealth of live music from varying musical genres at venues across the city centre. If you’re looking to find a new band to fall in love with or you can’t choose which event to go to, take a read of our new weekly gig guide to help you to decide how best to spend those evenings!


On Wednesday 4th, local post-hardcore outfit Layers play a very special stripped back set for us at The Yardbird Jazz Club. Treating us to a preview of their forthcoming debut EP, Til Deaf Do Us Part released on 16th September, Layers are supported by Birmingham pop-punk heroes Templeton Pek, who will also be performing a rare acoustic set. For more information on this not to be missed free entry show, take a look at the event page and RSVP to the Facebook event.

Listen to a new track from Layers below:



On Friday 6th, we welcome Broken Witt Rebels to the stage at The Victoria. A classic rock sound deftly intertwined with elements of soulful blues and americana, the Birmingham quartet also have character in abundance. Supported by sixties rock ‘n’ roll-style five-piece, The Hounds, tickets for this event are priced at £5 and further information can be found here.

Listen to a new track from Broken Witt Rebels below:



On to the weekend and on Saturday 7th we welcome Teesside tribute outfit, The Southmartins to The Institute in Digbeth. Playing a mix of classics from both The Beautiful South and The Housemartins, there’ll also be DJs spinning some records to keep you moving in between. Head on over to the event page for further information and to purchase advance tickets, priced at £7.

Or if that’s not your thing, ‘the Midlands answer to Gil Scott Heron’, Barnesy, is live at The Sunflower Lounge. Think Bob Dylan meets Jamie T. Playing his first gig in Birmingham in a lengthy amount of time, Barnesy is supported by singer / songwriter Dale Hanson. Tickets are priced at £4 on the door – check out the event page for further information and RSVP to the Facebook event, here.

Listen to Barnesy below:



Then, bring your week to a relaxing close at our weekly Sunday Social event at The Yardbird on Sunday 8th. Having previously invited some of most promising acts from across the midlands to the stage, this week we continue in the same fashion with the delicate sounds of Jenna Varndell, Titus Waldenfels, Ed Geater and Nix Dadry. Soak up the beauty of some of the most talented acoustic acts around in the gorgeous surrounds of The Yardbird all for free – for further information, take a look at the event page.

Listen to Jenna Verndell below:

Whoever you choose to leave the sofa for this week, stay safe and find some new music to fall in love with from the brilliant array on offer.