Aiden frontman William Francis goes solo

William FrancisFollowing the success of his sold out US tour, lead singer William Francis of the alternative rock outfit “Aiden” comes to British shores next month for a series of solo gigs. Francis, who is well-known for the intensity of his live performance, will play eight acoustic dates in total, showcasing new material, songs from his solo album “William Control” and some old classics from the “Aiden” back catalogue.  The Continue reading →

Paul Weller announces a UK tour

paul-weller-rtvPaul Weller announces a UK tour throughout November & December 2009. This time around Paul will be playing a slightly more eclectic bunch of places than usual.  2009 has been another great year for Paul with his 2008 album ’22 Dreams’ still picking up plaudits including ‘Best Album’ at this year’s ‘Mojo Honours’. And of course his 2009 Brit Award for ‘Best UK Male Solo Artist’.  Paul is currently working up on his follow-up to ’22 Dreams’ which will be released sometime during Spring 2010.  The 14 dates are as follows:

Wed 25th Derby, Assembly Room 01332 255 413
Thu 26th Norwich, UEA 01603 508050
Sat 28th Preston, Guildhall 0845 344 2012
Sun 29th Glasgow, Barrowlands 0141 204 5151
Mon 30th Dundee, Caird Hall 01382 434 94

Wed 2nd Halifax, Victoria Theatre 01422 351158
Thu 3rd Carlisle, Sands Centre 01228 625 222
Fri 4th Bridlington, Spa 01262 678 258
Sun 6th Bradford, St George’s Hall 01274 432 000
Mon 7th Llandudno, Venue Cymru 01492 872 000
Tue 8th Portsmouth, Guildhall 023 9282 4355
Thu 10th Margate, Winter Gardens 01843 292 795
Fri 11th Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524
Sat 12th Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 8

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Dance act Nobody Beats The Drum tours the UK

nobody-beats-the-drum-160x160-scale-nocrop-q80For Nobody Beats The Drum, the EuroSonic Noorderslag festival 2009 in Groningen, which starts January 15th, will be the kick-off for a tour to the UK.

On Friday 16 January they will play De Puddingfabriek with Yuksek, The Subs and Fake Blood. Afterwards they will play five dates in and around England, and a date in Wales. Recently Nobody Beats The Drum caught the attention of the media with their creative video for The Drum. Especially notable, when hip hop superstar Kanye West wrote on his blog that he really loved the clip.

These are the complete dates and venues:

20.jan.2009 – Royal College of Art, London
22.jan.2009 – Vic Inn, Derby
23.jan.2009 – Cargo, London
24.jan.2009 – the Beat Club (@ Newport University), Newport
26.jan.2009 – the Queen Charlotte, Norwich
31.jan.2009 – Start the Bus, Bristol

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