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The Baltic States
The Baltic States is a three piece indie/electronic band based in the UK. It blends techno/folk and haunting electronica with hypnotic, soaring vocal melodies. In autumn 2014, the band released their debut E.P. 'Boxes' which was extremely well-received by both radio and social media platforms. Singles 'Kontrol' and 'Boxes' were named as track of the week by a number of radio stations and by 'Best of British Unsigned', and received wide airplay across the UK which included being featured on BBC Radio 6, BBC London, BBC Merseyside and Amazing Radio. All four tracks from the E.P. were included in the top ten of 'Fresh on The Net' by BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson. In 2017 they released their second E.P. "Brother" in Memory of Jack Morrisson. Single Kontrol was used as a soundtrack in two US series "Girlfriends Guide to Divorce" and "UnReal TV".
The band is currently performing live across the UK and has already played venues such as the 02 Academy, London's 100 Club, Berlin's Monarch , Sound City Festival and more.
The Hollows are your next favourite rock n roll band….you just don't know it yet! Based in Glasgow, the Hollows are bringing back big tunes, proper guitar parts and choruses that will be ringing in your ears for days.
The band comprises of two lead frontmen in Wull Brand and Gregor MacDonald on guitars and vocals, both bringing different dynamics and energy to the songs. Completing the line up is Andy Anderson on keys reinforced with Gary Harkin on drums and Stevie Forbes on the bass.
The band are known for their explosive live sets which need to be seen. Their performances are sweaty, the songs are fast and their sound is loud! With a diverse range of musicals influences it's hard to pinpoint the hollows sound. The band have quickly gathered a loyal following both on the live circuit and on social media.
The Hollows take pride in recording producing and editing all their songs and videos, regularly giving their fans insights into demos, b-sides and acoustic versions of their material.
Seprona are a 5 piece band from Liverpool. Their last two singles have propelled them on to a national scale, How Much Time was played on BBC Radio 2 several weeks running, and their latest single Slow Down was used by ITV This Morning and played to millions of people. They bring with them an arsenal of amazing songs that can take you on a voyage, ranging from strikingly splenetic delivery on their heavier tracks to chillingly haunting aura on their slower more serene tracks. The lyrics play out stories, the kind that keep you scrawling to turn the pages.
Andy Gunn learnt to play from listening to the old blues masters such as Lightnin' Hopkins and Muddy Waters after tracing the sound back from the rock music he was originally into as a teenager...immersed in this rich musical heritage he was fortunate enough to hit the big time and signed a worldwide recording contract with Pointblank, Virgin's blues label, with his school band Jumpin' The Gunn. Travelling to Memphis, he rubbed shoulders and exchanged riffs with Al Green’s rhythm section and Pops Staples to name a few... After that, back in Britain he then released an album with Provogue and played alongside many acts including The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, with members of Gary Moore's Midnight Blues Band, with Martin Stephenson and with harp player Errol Linton. Personal highlights for Andy would be when he supported Buddy Guy at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, jammed with Albert Collins in London or backing up Geno Washington at the Tartan Heart Festival. He has 4 self produced albums entitled “Flip Flop Kinetics”, “Bonar Bridge Sessions”, "Regional Variations" and "Miracle Of Healing" which was co-produced with Martin Stephenson for the Barbaraville label. They are a great mix of blues, rock and folk music and have a sound brimming with soul and originality. A few years back he went on a busman's holiday across the states where he met and jammed with many great musicians in the big music centers such as New York, Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans... sparking the comment "Damn, I didn't know they picked cotton in Scotland!".. all the time, soaking up the inspiration and walking the avenues of his musical heroes...
Event: The Skababs, The Baltic States, The Hollows, Seprona, Andy Gunn
Date: Friday 16th February 2018
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
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