The B29 Tour, LondonPortobello + DAME + Fergus Channell + Shai Brides + Midge

Birmingham Promoters presents The B29 Tour, Winter 2019. The B29 Tour takes its name from the postcode of the bustling Selly Oak area of Birmingham from which all the featured artists found their musical feet. This thriving student community has produced some of the city’s most exciting up and coming artists who will now be showcased across the country. The 5 date tour will stop off at Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Bristol and London.


Since their formation in late 2017, Portobello have developed a unique musical style, influenced by the likes of Tom Misch, Jamiroquai, and Ady Suleiman, resulting in a sound that combines the elements of funk, neo-soul, and indie genres.

Portobello’s debut single ‘Money’ was recorded at Park Studios. Boasting intricate drum fills, slick guitar, and funky basslines under soulful vocal melodies, ‘Money’ is emblematic of the band’s funkier and more upbeat side.

The band are set to release the full EP in late 2019.

Portobello Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify


DAME are an indie electronic-pop band from Birmingham. Formed in 2016, their self-titled debut EP has racked up over 35,000 streams on Spotify, with lead single Runaway gaining multiple plays on BBC West Midlands.

Two years later, and with a new revamped line up, DAME have released their new single Habit, described by Redbrick Music as ‘superb songwriting marrying glitzy production in a wonderful, confetti-filled ceremony.’

Winter 2018 saw DAME embark on their ‘Cold Water Tour’ featuring shows in Birmingham, Brighton and London. With new music to follow in early 2020, DAME are certainly one to watch.

DAME Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Shai Brides are a group from Birmingham who write hectic pop music. Drawing comparisons to post-punk and the experimental indie groups of the 1980s such as New Order and Talking Heads, as well as newer alternative acts such as Everything Everything and St Vincent, Shai Brides bring together whirling psychedelic guitars with glittering synths and blistering drumbeats. Their debut single, ‘Joie de Vivre’, was released in September to great acclaim, earning a spot as BBC Introducing WM’s ‘Track of the Month’ for September. With expectations high, time will tell what the band does next.

Shai Brides Links: Instagram | Facebook | Spotify 



Fergus Channell is a Birmingham based artist originally from Southampton creating an alternative jazz infused sound. Since Fergus’s first solo gig in 2018, he has developed an original style taking inspiration from the alternative and modern jazz music scenes. Soulful melodies and rhythmic guitar allow Fergus to create a unique blend of genre alongside the political discourse intertwined in his lyricism. With his newest release of the live demo ‘Sessions’, the coming year is set to be an exciting time for the artist with a number of gigs and releases to follow alongside a variety of talented artists emerging in the Birmingham music scene.

Fergus Channell Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify


Midge. Indie folk, with soft melodic tunes. Taking inspiration from the likes of Isaac Gracie, First Aid Kit and Phoebe Bridgers. Featured on BBC Introducing and part of the New Street Records label.

Midge Links: Facebook | Instagram