UK Rock Band Valve Rider are a raw, powerful, no-nonsense Rock ‘n’ Roll band in the classic sense, the kind of band that’s been missing for way too long! The band deliver it all in dirty beaten-up truckloads, with their own brand of classic blues-drenched foot-stomping hard rock! Their music and performances have wowed audiences since the beginning, carving a reputation as a must-see live act, with no two performances being the same. Freedom of expression, musicianship and raw feeling are a major part of what makes the band stand out.
Toadstool are an energetic and passionate hard rock band from the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Formed in 2006, bringing together their influences from hard rock/heavy metal acts like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Thin Lizzy, Toadstool have fused and crafted their ideas into their own identity, showing through in their live performances and studio recordings. Think that any decent, old school style rock is dead? Then think again! Forged in the rural area of Gloucestershire comes the sounds of thundering drums, searing licks, heavy and hard hitting rhythm and blistering bass soared over by high pitched vocals. It’s everything you would expect, and it’s everything you get! Taking no quarter in our live shows, we bring back what rock and roll was all about – giving you music to party, headbang and scream along too!
The Dead Stray
The Dead Stray are a alternative/garage rock band from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. They came together in late 2010 and formed through members Brad, Nik and Piet’s mutual love of the blues and garage rock. They released their debut EP “Introducing…” the following Summer in 2011. They have played many gigs around the South East including London and Kent and have also ventured into Europe, having just completed a tour of Belgium and heading to Holland during Summer 2012 for WesSummer Breeze festival. They are now out to promote their newest EP “Three Years”, which displays a much more mature and focused sound to the band without having lost any of the blues influence they’ve always loved.
JD & THE FDCs
Based in the East Midlands in the UK, JD & the FDCs are a rock ‘n’ roll band. And then some…. Comprising Panic, Teenage Casket Company, The Dangerfields, Patchwork Grace and DIP alumni, the quartet released their award-winning debut “The FDCCDEP” in August 2010. Since then, the collective talent and pooled experience of these seasoned musicians has been put to work in the service of one of the most popular and acclaimed live shows to be found on UK shores. Followed-up by the second E.P – “Burn This City Down” in September 2011 – the band then released a video for the title track that has “raised the bar for promo videos within the underground rock scene” – Noize Level Critical. Released on 02/08/12, “Recognise” features a stellar array of guest appearances courtesy of luminaries from the worlds of rock, punk, TV and….wrestling!