SAT, 16th MAR 2024

7:30pm - 11pm

£19 adv + bf


High Wire Records presents KillerStar + Emm Gryner
KillerStar UK album release gig 

(KillerStar musicians on this gig: Rob Fleming, James Sedge, Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Mark Plati, Emm Gryner, Dom Beken)

KillerStar’s self-titled debut album weaves modern and classic rock into a new distinct sound that features sophisticated harmonies, catchy hooks and elements of art rock. The band is led by Rob Fleming(songwriter, guitar, synths) and James Sedge (Drums) , and they have joined forces with a team of musicians and trusted collaborators from David Bowie’s band : Mike Garson on piano, Earl Slick and Mark Plati on guitar, Gail Ann Dorsey and Tim Lefebvre on bass, Emm Gryner on backing vocals, and Donny McCaslin on saxophone. Collectively, these musicians have contributed to almost every era of Bowie’s vast discography, from the landmark ‘Aladdin Sane’ to the final goodbye of ‘Blackstar’

KillerStar have created the seemingly impossible: a band that’s new and essential for 2024, but also one that channels the creative ethos and independent spirit of the man himself.

Whilst you may hear some flavours of Bowie, the album really doesn’t feel like an homage to The Thin White Duke. And that’s simply because it was never intended to be one. This debut by KillerStar is a rock album with its own distinct character. The album comprises memorable songs which blend crunchy guitars with textured synths, hook laden vocals and ethereal harmonies.  The album’s impeccable musicianship balances widescreen classic rock with a dynamic, modern alt rock fire and infectious energy.  Sonically the album oozes cinematic fidelity and character, mixed by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild).

The KillerStar musicians for this gig are:
Rob Fleming – Vocals Guitar, Synths
James Sedge – Drums & Percussion
Mike Garson – Piano
Earl Slick – Guitar
Mark Plati – Bass
Emm Gryner – Backing Vocals
Dom Beken – Keyboards

Support from Emm Gryner
Emm Gryner opens the night with songs from her latest solo album ‘Business & Pleasure’ and classics from previous releases. With her own band she has released many albums and been nominated 3 times for a prestigious Juno Award. Previously Emm sang and played keyboards in David Bowie’s band. She also recorded with Def Leppard on their recent acclaimed album ‘Drastic Symphonies’.