THE ORANGE SKIES: In late February 2018, Ethan (rhythm guitar/vocals), Dylan (lead guitar/vocals), Joey (bass guitar/vocals), and George (drums) met to form a band. Ethan and Dylan showed off with pride the songs they had already written, songs like Jimmy Johnny Jenny, Vivian Albert, and the Prophecy of St Peter, songs with influences everywhere within the rock genre, from the Beatles to the Stone Roses, the Velvet Underground to Chuck Berry. With the addition of songs like Oh My and Rockin’ Chair, and Joey joining the writing fold with Blood of Heroes, the band began to gather speed, and played their first gig in late April, at the Colston Hall in Bristol. With 5 gigs now under their belt, and 6 more yet to come, this band’s only trajectory is up.
THE STRAYS: The Strays ethos is simple, to produce vibrant, exciting music that people just want to move to, with a nod to vintage style and rock and roll, topped with a modern gritty vibe. Energy, power and fun is the driving factor and this is apparent in their performance style, which is larger than life, interactive, and deliciously unpredictable.
After smashing onto the scene and releasing their debut EP in April 2017, the Cheltenham based Garage Rock n Roll band were endorsed by Vocalzone and featured as ones to watch in UK Rock n Roll Magazine.
2018 saw the release of their eagerly awaited second EP ‘Brand New Day’ coupled with a support slot on Republica’s reunion tour and a packed UK festival schedule. Next stop is a featured spot on the BBC Introducing stage at Witney Music Festival and a run of support slots for Daniel Wakeford. All this plus the band being immortalised in a worldwide release of the Garage Band card game means the only way is up for these raucous rock n roll rebels.
RAIN CHILDREN : Rain Children are a wide lens, cinematic expression of Gothic music, both contemporary and nostalgic. They combine classic song writing with a tension and drama that is uniquely their own.
50 YEAR STORM
C S FLY: Groove-rock power trio from Bristol. Their sound blends rock, soul, blues, R&B, a touch of funk, a pinch of country… as reflects their influences – everything from J J Cale to Creedence, the Stones to the Stooges, Ann Peebles to Alabama Shakes.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £6 on the Door
Tickets: £5 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk