DISCOVER BIRMINGHAM: ALEX OHM+ JACK CATTELL + MATT MILLARD + COTTER

Alex Ohm’s alternative, cinematic symphonies reflect the wide range of influences that inspire his work and come together to create his unique sound. Midlands based songsmith, Ohm has become a renowned name on the local music scene and beginning to make a name for himself far and wide.

With a number of sold out shows already under his belt, Alex has also opened shows for the likes of Ian Brown, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene and Peter Doherty to name a few as well as touring worldwide.

Debut EP ‘At first a drop, then a flood’ was released in May 2017 to huge praise from radio and press alike. ‘Through the storm’ was taken from that EP and released as a single in October as well becoming the soundtrack for the John Lewis promotional video for their Birmingham flag ship store.

2018 was a whirlwind year which saw Alex and his band win the inaugural Pirate Studios ‘Prodigy’ competition, beating off over two thousand other entrants. That summer Alex and his band stormed numerous festivals across England including Isle of Wight Festival, Y Not Festival, Truck Fest and Tramlines.

January 2018 saw Ohm release ‘Retreat’ into the world exhibiting a different side to Alex’s song writing; fusing indie, hip hop, and classical influences together seamlessly. Ohm launched the single with a sold-out Birmingham show as well as dates in London and the iconic Rough Trade Records store in Nottingham in association with BBC Introducing and Y Not Festival. His latest single Fractures (Little Wonder) was released in April 2018; again to high praise from BBC Introducing in the East Midlands and regional press such as Gigslutz, Indie Midlands and Nexus Music Blog.

2019 has seen Alex writing and recording with his new band; a line up that is already receiving rave reviews far and wide.

Alex Ohm Links: Facebook | Website | Spotify

Check out the official vide for ‘Retreat’ below:


Jack Cattell is a dynamic and uncompromising singer/songwriter hailing from Walsall in the West Midlands. He has spent years honing his writing, playing and stagecraft to a point where people take notice wherever he performs. Jack’s songs breathe new life into the age old issues and concerns of youth, offering a refreshing new slant on love and angst in a modern world through astute, insightful and often profound lyrics belying his years. With band members Josh Reid (drums) and Alyson Knott (bass), the trio have perfected their craft to be capable of playing any stage.

Jack Cattell Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

 

 

Check out the official video for ‘Your Royal Highness’ below:


After early support from BBC Introducing and live shows with with the likes of Fenne Lilly and Allman Brown, Matt Millard arrived fully formed in 2018 with his debut EP ‘Take ME Anywhere EP’.

A talented producer and multi- instrumentalist, he closed out the year with the surprise online release of Featherlight – a single exploring a new direction with a full band production.

Since then Matt has taken time out from his solo work by spending months travelling across South East Asia and Australia, returning home inspired and energised by his experiences abroad. Following press and radio support last year, Birmingham indie-folk artist Matt Millard is back with a stunning new single ‘Oma’ . Delivering a textured, cinematic soundscape alongside Matt’s yearning vocal, combining the electronic and organic to beautiful effect.

With new projects in the works, there’s definitely still more to come from the 27-year-old singer-songwriter.

“Absolutely gorgeous” – BBC Introducing West Midlands

Matt Millard Links: Instagram | Facebook | Soundcloud


Cotter is the moniker and musical outlet of Birmingham born singer songwriter Tom Cotter. With an honest approach to songwriting, Cotter’s songs are soaked in emotion. His music will fill you with feelings of love, loss, and hope, whilst carrying a small amount of millennial anguish. Usually accompanied on guitar, his playing perfectly partners a soulful voice. Described as one of the premier acoustic artists of his hometown, he is certainly one to watch.

Cotter Links: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

 

 

Check out the official video for ‘Vacant’ below: