Red Star performs a high energy mix of original material of indie, classic and hard rock. This 5 piece Yorkshire band formed in and around Huddersfield, early 2004, they are continuously developing a strong following of all ages.
They are arguably the most dynamic and energetic live act coming out of the north of England today, switching easily between driving rock and more chilled numbers, thunderous drums, funked up synth sounds, genius “lead” Bass and razor sharp, screaming guitars all lay the foundations for Bloys dark, suggestive and controversial lyrics, with his vocal delivery and antics on stage that are becoming legendary.
Red Star is the band that will define a generation!
North London based band The Tax, are a fresh and talented Indie Pop/Rock/Synthpop band. The boys and girl bass player, have toured all over the country and have recently finished their 5 track EP 'Somebody is Watching you' with well-known producer Tim Hamill at 'Sonic1' studios in Wales. Tim has produced many major acts at the studio including The Manic street Preachers, Duffy and the Stories. Tim even has a guest appearance on The Tax BBC Introducing favourite 'I don't Care About Nothing' one of the first singles the boys 'put out there' in January 2011.
The stunning EP 'somebody is watching you' mastered at Abbey road by legendary producer Sean Magee (Pink Floyd Echoes) has a cutting modern sound bursting with summer dance anthems, epic ballads and pop that just won't let you go.. Emotive Smiths/Dylanesque lyrics and souring Robert Plant style vocals that have power and substance..
The Boys and Girl, although modern and edgy have a real sense and respect for the great song writers and various influences and echoes of the classic bands shine through in their music. In the first year together the boys have cut their first EP and even won the 'Famegames and Meer music band of the year 2011' (judges included Tony Carrol, Jim Chancellor and Tony Iommi.) They have played around the UK including the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool and have appeared on BBC Introducing with Adam Woolton. The band are set for big things this year, and are courting much industry interest, so keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground… You can’t afford to miss The Tax..!
Silver Story are a young, emerging rock band from St. Helens. The band was formed in 2008 by original members Alex McCabe and drummer Gaz Haigh while Alex studied at nearby Liverpool hope university. Taking influence from a pool of genres Silver Story's music has taken on a sound which is organic and intriguing, yet the songs leave you with the feeling that you have been listening to them for years. Frontman and songwriter Alex McCabe takes influence ranging from bands like Foo Fighters, Red hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and Blink 182 to artists such as Bob Marley and The Beatles.
"The hyper, jangly (Scouse band alert!) effort 'Frantic' is the pick of the bunch with some nice lead guitar and foot to the floor beats to keep it all moving along nicely. "
- Alt Sounds
"Silver Story’s debut EP endears from the off with the pop punk of “Frantic”, a bit of relationship rock straight out of a late ‘90s American teen flick. It’s terrific fun, and aptly titled as it moves along at a relentless pace, throwing in a sassy little guitar solo. Definitely something for the approaching summer months! (soulmate:Eliminate EP)"
- Glasswerk Manchester
"Gleaming future for Silver Story boys! (soulmate:Eliminate EP)"
- St.Helens Star
"Potentional for a next rock anthem! (Wake Up EP)"
- Rock On Promo.
"The collection of tracks includes three brand new songs recorded with producer Matt O’Grady, and showcases the band’s development from Pop-Punk to no-nonsense Rock music"
- St Helens Star