THE BREW from Grimsby, UK
Though often named a modern Blues rock band, The Brew have evolved far beyond the restrictions of The Blues to become one of Europe's most prominent rock bands. Hailing from Grimsby (UK) this powerhouse trio draws inspiration from a wide range of influences, from the experimental psychedelic tunes of the '60s, to more contemporary artists on the rock scene.
The Brew's extensive European tours have resulted in a massive underground following, which is just beginning to break into the mainstream as their fan-base rapidly increases. Appearances across national television and radio stations in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Holland have confirmed the band as one of Britain’s better known musical exports.
In early July 2007, The Brew headlined the Maasboulevard Festival in Holland and were invited back to perform in 2008. They were described there at the end of the gig by their Dutch hosts as ‘The father, the son and holy spirit!’ for their sensational performance.
In 2006, The Brew were such a success at The Rock ‘n’ Blues Custom Show at Pentrich, Derbyshire, they were asked not only to do a second gig by the organizers on the following day on the Centre Stage, something not heard of in this events 25 year history, they were then booked to return in 2007. Pentrich, Rock ’n’ Blues regularly attracts some 45,000 people every year and Saturday, July 28, 2007, The Brew headlined on the Cross Piston Stage and were an outstanding success, taking a double encore from the audience. The Brew, in August 2007, performed on The British Stage at the UK’s biggest R’n’B festival in Colne, and once again on the day were the only band to receive double encores. In 2008 they headlined the festival on the Sunday, on the British stage. They have played alongside some of the Worlds leading Rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Chickenfoot and continue to tour extensively across the world.
Recently The Brew completed a 2hour Live Set for the national Belgium Radio Station, Classic 21 and were filmed by National France TV 2, for their performance at this year's Festival in France, Le Blues Autour Du Zinc. They have performed at the National Classic 21 Radio Station, RTBF Showcase Festival in Brussels,one Belgium’s Premier festivals. Reaching number two in the USA iTunes Blues Download Chart in August 2007 provided even more evidence that the world is ready for the band.
If there were ever a rock band ready to break it big in America, it would be The Brew. Next month will see the release of the band's fourth studio recording, 'Control'. A recording recorded live in studio capturing the band's explosive power and passion. The Brew have not only created a great rock album, they have done it without ripping off other bands. They have their own sound and made classic rock modern. This is old-school, power rock trio, rock-n-soul played the way it was meant to be played.
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OVERTURES from Gorizia, Italy
Overtures are a melodic heavy metal band born in Gorizia in June 2003.
In 2008 the first album Beyond the Waterfall was released by the German label Rock it up Records, then followed by several European promo-shows.
In 2010 Overtures signed with the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records and released their second album Rebirth, published with an official videoclip for the song Fly, Angel and greatly acclaimed by the printed and online critics. In 2012 the success of Rebirth brought Overtures to European stages for the Life's Rebirth' European tour: more than two weeks of promo-shows in the central/eastern Europe to promote the previously released album.
On May 31st 2013 the band releases its third full-length Entering the Maze, a CD+DVD where the band introduces -after Fly, Angel- its second official videoclip for the song Savior. Entering the Maze, second release born from the collaboration between Overtures and Sleaszy Rider Records, mastered by Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Kamelot, Avantasia, Epica & more) sets the band to a new unique, personal and heavy sound that is strongly noticed by press, which immediately embraces the album with wonderful reviews. Just a few months after the release of Entering the Maze, thanks to the great response received, Overtures got scheduled for the Brazitalian European Tour as supporters to the co-headlining bands Almah & Secret Sphere and from November 1st to November 17th 2013 the three bands travel througout Europe to promote their new albums together.
Overtures' booking and management is actually in charge of Truck Me Hard Agency and the deal with Sleaszy Rider Records is still active.
BAND LINE UP
Michele Guaitoli - Voice
Marco Falanga - Guitars
Adriano Crasnich - Guitars
Luka Klanjscek - Bass Guitar
Andrea Cum - Drums
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from Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles based rock dandies, Smash Fashion, features an all star line up led by the iconic Roger Deering with ex members of London Quireboys (Nigel Mogg) on bass, Finnish glam rock legends, Smack (Repo) on drums and Rock City Angels (Lloyd Stuart Casson), on guitars. The band has been entertaining audiences with their great songs and explosive stage show since 2004.
Oblivious to musical trends and fads, SF continues to forge their own unique world. SF has successfully managed through alchemy to distill all that is cool about rock music: 50’s rock and roll, 60’s Mod, Glitter rock, Power pop and Psychedelia; 70s hard rock and punk; to create their ownmusical Frankenstein. Singer/songwriter Roger Deering”s Lennon/Bolan influenced lyrics, open the door to a rock and roll fantasy land filled with toothless hunchbacks, witchy girls, sinful pigeons, opium dens, invisible friends, lonely pharaohs, aging beauty queens, psychedelic hermits, beehive hats and lots of big cats. And lets not forget his heart wrenching bittersweet love songs.
Musically, Smash Fashion prefers to take the high road. Even though the inventive arrangements and nifty rhythms will give the musical snob plenty to chew on, SF can pour it on hard and heavy. A loud and powerful band that can blow the face off any rock hungry crowd, SFs wicked sense of humor and their willingness to take the piss out of themselves, keeps it all in check.
With two full length releases under their belt, 2006’s “A Gentlemens Guide to Sophisticated Savagery,” 2009’s “Don’t Pet The Sweaty Things,” and a 7" single, "Blame It On The Brandy," ( all on Electricpudding Recordings ) and a new release due this spring, Smash Fashion have cultivated a worldwide following.
SFs broad appeal has seen them opening shows with such legends as Ian Hunter, Arthur Lee and Love, The Zombies, Cheap Trick; 80s rockers such as Psychedelic Furs, The Alarm and Missing Persons; and current rockers like JET, Tsar; pop masters The 88 and UK sensations, Orson. Smash Fashion are that rare breed that can Rock any audience…..Step into the dandified world of Smash Fashion…
Roger Deering - Vocals/Guitar, Lloyd Stuart Casson - Lead Guitar, Tony Kinman- Bass, Reijo "Repo" Kauppila - Drum
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OZONE MAMA from Budaspest, Hungary
The Budapest based four-piece combo known as Ozone Mama started up in late 2005. The continuously gigging band actively takes part in the Hungarian rock scene, already gained both local and international positive reviews with their 2010 debut album 'Starship Has Landed' and their recent 2013 release 'Freedom EP' and with their distinctive vintage-sound they fill a gap in the Hungarian music scene.
Some of the band's achievements include; Hungarian Grammy-Fonogram 2012: "Newcomer Of The Year”and Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands 2013: "Local Winner Of Hungary”. The band were also in Classic Rock Magazine's 2013 Summer Issue, they were featured on the additional "Unleashed Vol. II" CD with there song "I Really Care" (next to bands like Stonerider!!!) They also will be the local support here at the Budapest gig of Monster Magnet's 'Last Patrol Tour' on the 29th of January, 2014!!! (Less then in 3weeks). Ozone Mama were featured on the internet radio WMMT 88.7 (www.wmmt.org) this past December with a new song "The Juggernaut" being put in rotation, the broadcast is available in 5 states in America.
The heavy blues licks and nasty rock’n roll vibe of the band verges on a powerful, psychedelic groove. Lead singer Márton Szekely, guitarist András Gábor, bassist József Takács and drummer Vivien Tiszai, have grabbed the essence of 70's rock and mixed it with a hint of the cult alternative bands from the 90’s.
Many European Rock critics have written, "Soulful vocal assaults with dirty guitar supernova blast, ballsy basslines with some freight train-sounding groovy drummin” – this is how you could summarize the experience of listening to this fine rock ’n roll beast of Budapest. Loud and proud!"
Their music was made to turn you on, tune you in and drop you out, to make your hips shaking, or simply to help you escape the grey weekdays. Be ready for the vast hurricane what mighty Mama brings!!
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