Imagine, if you will, a chance meeting between Shakin' Stevens, Type O Negative and the teenaged ghost of Lauren Laverne in a Bootle social club. Shakey takes offence at Pete Steele's tasteless eye make up and starts kicking off, only to be calmed when the Fazakerley branch of the Jehovah's Witnesses turns up with the latest issue of the Watchtower featuring an exclusive interview with Cliff, the man who Shakey will never be. Awesome Wells is somewhat like this.
1. Travis is a Scottish indie/britpop band founded in Glasgow in 1990, composed of Fran Healy (vocals, guitar), Dougie Payne (bass, vocals), Andy Dunlop (guitar, piano) and Neil Primrose (drums). They have had a number of very successful albums to date: Good Feeling (1997), The Man Who (1999), The Invisible Band (2001), 12 Memories (2003), The Boy With No Name (2007), as well as a compilation album titled Singles (2004). Their most recent album is Ode To J. Smith, released on 29 September, 2008.
Del Amitri are a Pop-rock guitar band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980. They came together at school as teenagers when Justin Currie (bass and vocals), James Scobbie (guitar and vocals) and Donald Bentley (guitar) formed a band in reaction against the rest of the 'rockers' in the school. The name was chosen deliberately because it didn't mean anything but sounded a bit like someone's name - early Del Amitri did not want to be classified and their existence was kept secret from the rest of the school.
Jebediah are an alternative rock band from Perth, Australia. Forming in 1994, the band consists of Kevin Mitchell (vocals, rhythm guitar), Vanessa Thornton (bass guitar), Chris Daymond (lead guitar) and Brett Mitchell (drums). The band signed with Murmur, a label of Sony Music, in 1996 and released their first album Slightly Odway in 1997. They released three more albums before splitting with Sony: Of Someday Shambles, Jebediah and Glee Sides and Sparities.
Seven Seals is an original and inventive UK band. A prog/pop car crash, this 'live' band have stayed loyal to their Lakeland home while snaking their way across the British Isles spreading a peerless noise. After a busy 2006 which saw the band release their well received debut 7" single 'Loose Ends' and pick up a host of prestigious support slots Seven Seals return in 2007 with their debut album 'Cells' .
Formed 1978 in Sheffield, England and originally called "Arabacus Pulp" (although they shortened it to Pulp within a year), Pulp achieved sudden success some thirteen years after their formation and became known during the Britpop era as much for their music as for frontman Jarvis Cocker's antics (notably conducting a stage invasion during Michael Jackson's performance of Earth Song at the 1996 BRIT Awards).
Blackbud are an alternative rock band from Bradford-on-Avon (near Bath), England. The group consist of Joe Taylor on guitars and vocals, Adam Newton on bass, and Sam Nadel on drums. Their debut album, entitled "From The Sky", was released on 31st July 2006, with their latest self titled album due out on the 8th June 2009.
Howard Eliott Payne (Howie Payne) is an English singer songwriter from Liverpool. Payne was formerly the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the band The Stands, as well as a member of the band The Big Kids with Edgar Jones, formerly of The Stairs & formerly of Blue Seed. He is brother to Sean Payne of The Zutons and Candie Payne. His first solo album entitled "Bright Light Ballads" is due for release 2008. http://www.myspace.com/howardeliottpayne