Genuine Oi! played with utter conviction by four fat, old Yorkshiremen calling themselves W.C. disGrace, Freddy Skintoft, Spike Gatting and Devon Malcolm McClaren Add to this the lyrics which cover such universal topics as the spouses of the bands favourite darts players (‘Darts Players Wives’), northern pride (‘Welcome To Yorkshire’), girls (‘Dawn Of The Dickie Birds’), the spirit of Oi! itself (‘Oi!Oi!Oi!Oi!’) and of course cricket (‘LBW’, ‘Get Padded Up Mate’) and you are basically looking at a mini modern classic.
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts are an English folk duo, they have released one album 'Shadows & Half LIght' . Both Katriona and Jamie are multi instrumentalists, Katriona sings and plays fiddle, mandolin, viola and guitar, Jamie sings and plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, cajon and adds trombone, drums and programming on their album.
Skint & Demoralised are an English band formed on MySpace in May 2007. Originally just Wakefield performance poet Matt Abbott, the act became a duo when Abbott responded to an offer of collaboration from a mysterious Sheffield-based songwriter/producer known as MiNI dOG. A songwriting partnership quickly developed over the Summer of 2007 and in August of that year they assembled a live band of numerous Sheffield musicians. Uploading their demos onto a free download site, they eventually received over 8,600 free downloads before signing a deal with Mercury Records in March 2008.
The Lodger was formulated by Pontefract-born songwriter Ben Siddall inside a Leeds bedsit. After a few 7-inch singles on a variety of independent labels such as Angular Records and Dance to the Radio, a debut album titled
"Fisher, who also plays in a band called Violent Sky And The Lightning Kite, has been working at this music for quite some time. You can tell." - Unlikely Stories "A breathtaking voice, likened to that of the late, great, Elliott Smith. Yet also harnessing the same menacing lo-fi feel of Sonic Youth" - Rhubarb Bomb "There’s no denying his high-living, but the question does remain: was ‘drinking champagne in the back of a transit’ and ingesting a ‘million different chemicals’ worth it for this resulting E.P? The answer is a resounding yes." - Jay Lawrance
Richard H. Kirk is a British musician specializing in electronic music. He first came to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the seminal industrial band Cabaret Voltaire. His first release as a solo artist, Disposable Half Truths, came in 1980 and he maintained a career as a solo artist alongside Cabaret Voltaire until the band's dissolution in 1994. It was during the 1990s that his solo output increased considerably.
There are in fact two groups dubbed The Kavaliers. One of them was started by a Williams College student Josh Zhang during a week where his life conformed to the trite tragedy of "coming to age". The other are an Indie/Rock band formed in Yorkshire, England.
"Tipped for big things after a very impressive and commanding support slot " - Tom Hingley, Inspiral Carpets
1) Bear is an alternative rock group from Sheffield, formed in the mid 1990s by Chris Trout, formerly of various British alternative groups, including A.C. Temple, Kilgore Trout, and Spoonfed Hybrid. This band has had various other members over the years, but the sound and vision of the band have always been emphatically Trout's. http://misterchristrout.com 2) Bear was an indie/alternative band. Now known as Von Bear.
The Thieves combine the intricate power of Rush with the catchy west coast folk of Fleetwood Mac. Formed in 2008 out of a recording/song writing project and a love of atmospheric sounds, heavy riffs and catchy melodies - influenced by bands such as Rush, Yes, It Bites and Marillion, Fleetwood Mac, Dream theater & Porcupine tree. The thieves released the Hollow Dreams EP in Feb 2010 and are nearing the completion of their debut album with more gigs dates to be announced very soon....