We’ve been told for years guitar music’s dead.
Where’s the next big band gonna come from?
They’re here, right here, right now…..
In part one of our This Feeling Alive tour preview we spoke about headliners Bang Bang Romeo, The Shimmer Band, Blackwaters and the fantastic work the This Feeling team have done over the past eleven years. This time we count down to each event, looking at the venues and the special guests. Supporting independent venues is massively important as it’s estimated that over the past ten years, a huge 40 per cent of London’s music venues have closed, reflecting similar patterns all around the UK. A lot of the venues on the Alive tour are the lifeblood of the British music scene, so lets give them a shout!
Night two and Bang Bang Romeo, The Shimmer Band and Blackwaters will be heading over to Cardiff to play the Glee Club. Glee clubs are spread up and down the country and they regularly stage touring shows, which as a result seen many artists play memorable shows in their early careers. The Glee Club in Cardiff has been going for 16 years and the venue boasts great stage views in an easy to find location.
‘The venues are now universally acknowledged as key venues to play for International touring artists, who require distinctive and meaningful destinations, where the desired and mercurial connection between artist and audience can be created.’
Joining Bang Bang Romeo, The Shimmer Band and Blackwaters will be Chapel Row from Merthyr Tydfil.
Thunderous bass lines, sky scraping guitars, infectious melodies wrapped around in your face vocals. One of Cardiff’s best new Rock n Roll bands are coming your way.
Promising band Chapel Row bring an electric atmosphere right from the off. Knocking off socks wherever they play, their infectious classic British rock, anthemic songs are packed full of attitude. Frontman Diggs Galliers never fails to belt out his best, gig after gig, track after track. Their debut EP ‘Lockdown’ is delivered well and shows off fine musicianship, with solid vocals, drumming & bass.
We asked Chapel Row how it feels too be part of the Alive Tour…
‘It’s an honour, it’s feels very special just knowing that in a few years these could be some of the biggest bands gracing our country and world!’
Constantly receiving praise and rave reviews, one thing is for certain, this band is going to explode out of Wales very soon.
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The following phenomenal bands play all gigs…
THE SHIMMER BAND
The Shimmer Band have released five singles so far (‘Freedom’, ‘Shoot Me Baby‘,`What is Mine’, ‘Sunkick’, ‘Jacknife and the Death Call’) but they’ve gained such a huge following in so little time doing serious damage at this summer’s festivals. The band make soaring euphoric electronica-infused indie with nods to late ’90s Verve, U2, Doves and Kasabian. Arenas await these lot but academy’s will get their roof well and truly blown off come October.
BANG BANG ROMEO
Bang Bang Romeo’s song ‘Johannesburg’ is the perfect introduction to rising Doncaster four-piece guitar band. A sound layered Hammond, brass, Ennio Morricone-esque warbly reverb and overarching magnetism of lead singer Anastasia Walker comes across like Shirley Bassey if she’s grown up on a diet of The Last Shadow Puppets, The National, and Fleetwood Mac. Anthemic, stadium ready new single ‘Chemical‘ is out now.
Formed at University in Guildford three years ago, indie rockers Blackwaters make clever, raw indie punk and are a perfect outfit to sit beside bands like The Libertines. The band currently only have a handful of singles online and with their Dead Kennedys-esque energy and Essex-raised singer Maximillion Tanner’s Jamie T-esque ear for pop hooks, the band are all set to explode.