Another from the One To Watch feature from the Nottingham Post. May I introduce Nottingham band, Beckon Lane. For full Q&A head for the Published Pieces page
Dave, Alex, Tim, Matt and Pablo, these five guys are from all over the East Midlands and form the newest band to get into the music scene. These guys produce much of their own material as well as the odd cover song but non-the-less are still worth checking out. If you like listening to melodic rock riffs and upbeat vocal check these guys next time they’re in town. Listen to Just A Soldier, The Man I Want To Be and Lion Bear Tiger Mama (live in Nottingham, you won’t be disappointed.
Who are you guys?
Singer – Dave Thomas (DT)
Guitar – Alex Lee (Big A)
Guitar – Tim Stone (The Juke)
Bass – Matt Morley (Pops)
Drums – Pablo Fernández de Dios (Pabs)
How did you get together?
I was in jamming with a couple of mates who had a covers band that was sort of on hiatus, that didn’t really lead to anything but in the mean time I’d recruited DT and Pops to join us. So a couple of adverts and we got Juke and Pabs in.
…. And your musical influences?
Loads, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Gaslight Anthem, Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters… the list goes on. All five of us like different stuff and we sort of meet in the middle.
How would you describe the band’s style?
Loads of Reverb!
What’s the story behind the band name?
It’s what happens when five guys who should be doing more important things have a Whatsapp chat and start geeking out about Thundercats.
On a scale of 1-10, how rock are you?
Dunno, 7 maybe… depends what 10 is really.
Best gig so far?
Probably the Sausage and Cider Festival, weather was great and in the daylight we could see the crowd singing along to our stuff, which was cool.
Your dream gig?
Sunday Night, Glastonbury.
How’s life in the band?
Normally it’s a lot of fun.
Have you played abroad yet?
Not yet, got some plans for 2019, but still some work to do here.
Have you had much airplay at all?
Some internet stuff, there’s a few stations who are really supportive of unsigned bands who’ve played us.
And lastly where can fans listen to your music?
Soundcloud for now…. There’s been much debate in the band about the merits of putting the songs up for sale at this stage.
My next upcoming One To Watch with Nottingham trio Eyre Llew courtesy of Nottingham Post online. Print edition to be out tomorrow.
Nottingham band Eyre Llew to launch debut album Atelo at Rescue Rooms
They are widely acclaimed and could well be Nottingham’s next success story
As promised (and a while back), the print version of Joseph Knight’s One To Watch courtesy of Nottingham Post. Check this dude out next time here’s at a venue near you. Go to the Published Pieces page for the full interview
My article for the recent MacMillan Fest 2017 gig I went to earlier this month, courtesy of Nottingham Post, read and enjoy (and share)
MacMillan Fest 2017, Rock City, Rescue Rooms and more …
Once again both the Rescue Rooms and Rock City’s Basement, plus another Stealth, Spanky’s and the Tap N Tumbler pub, played host to the ever-popular MacMillan Fest …
Well, after making my way to The Maze in Nottingham during a very warm summers’ day I managed to cool off a bit, after all, I had travelled to see three bands play tonight. Lippstick, a band that were emerging onto the local music scene, in a big way. They’re one of a number of bands waiting to hit the big-time and when you see them perform you’ll see why they’re not far off. Think theatrics meets horror-flicks in terms of band-image. They performed a mixture of both original material as well as a cover Don’t Cha and Sexy Back, re-mastered for a more rock tasting sound. One super fan in the audience got to sing with the lead singer and some point during their set things got interesting when they did another song about hookers. The crowd seemed to like Lippstick. Now I’d seen Parasite before and they just seem to get better every time I hear them perform, though a technical glitch did cause a small problem but other than that it was business as usual. They did attempt a Paradise City cover which actually went down quite well in all fairness. Straight over from Barcelona, Stop-Stop really brought the house down and got the crowds, including myself, towards the edge of the crowd stage. Think Bon Jovi meets Guns & Roses with a bit of Kiss and that’s the best way to sum up these guys. They did a combination of their own material which included a song called Billy No-Mates, which was dedicated to a member of the audience of the same name. They even did one dedicated the front-man’s mum and another to Facebook called Spit It Out. Weird story behind that one. Queen’s song Fat Bottomed Girls got the cover treatment and it true rock fashion a lot of man-flesh was on display. Overall it was a great night.
As promised, the print version of Nottingham’s Twin Kidd, courtesy of Nottingham Post. Go to Published Pieces page for the full feature
My latest One To Watch from Nottingham Post online with new band The Tangents, have a read and enjoy. Print version to follow soon.
And the print version as promised, courtesy of Nottingham Post. For the full interview go to the Published Pieces page