BAD TOUCH & CATS IN SPACE UK tour dates

Two great bands touring later this year and Cats In Space release their second album ‘Scarecrow’ in August 🙂

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BAD TOUCH + MOLLIE MARRIOTT
9/11 Plug, Sheffield
10/11 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
16/11 The Tunnels Bristol
17/11 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
18/11 The Cluny, Newcastle
19/11 The Bodega, Nottingham
23/11 Stereo Glasgow
24/11 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25/11 The Empire Coventry
26/11 O2 Academy Islington London
1/12 The Waterfront Norwich
2/12 The Talking Heads, Southampton

CATS IN SPACE
September
Weds 06 The Borderline, London
Tues 12 The Globe, Cardiff
Weds 13 The Borderline, London
Fri 15 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sat 16 O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Sun 17 The Fleece, Bristol
Tues 19 The Haunt, Brighton
Mon 25 G2, Glasgow
Tues 26 O2 Academy 3, Manchester
Weds 27 The Borderline, London
3/12 Planet Rockstock 2017

 

CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 3rd-4th-5th-6th August 2017

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The Cambridge Rock Festival 2017 will be held at Horseheath Lodge, Linton, Cambs. CB21 4PT. This is following a new sponsorship arrangement with Cambridge’s Black Barn Records. The owner of the site, won the jackpot in the Euro-millions lottery, and is an avid music lover. This is a stunning location in 90 acres of rolling parkland, Festival director Dave Roberts said “This will be our 13th full festival and we aim for it to be the start of a new chapter in the life of the CRF”.

There will be the usual 3 undercover stages, Main Stage, Blues Stage and Acoustic Stage. There will be bars within the Main Stage and the Blues Stage. There is also a disabled seating area in the main stage.

Amongst the bands confirmed for 2017 are: FM, Tygers of Pan Tang, Chantel McGregor, Eddie & The Hotrods, Son of Man, John Otway Big Band, Atomic Rooster, Magenta, Deborah Bonham, Mostly Autumn, and exciting young band, Bad Touch.

More bands include, Space Elevator, Buster James, Laurence Jones Band, Ben Poole, Pearl Handled Revolver, The Mentulls, and Roadhouse. Lots of other great bands and solo artists can be found on the Cambridge Rock Festival website. http://cambridgerockfestival.co.uk/

The Thursday night, as usual will have its fair share of Tribute Bands, which is always a crowd pleaser to the local music lover.

The CRF is known for its great selection of Beers, Real Ales, Lagers and Ciders, some from local breweries, including 50 from Micro-Breweries, all at affordable prices.

There is camping for tents, caravans and motor homes, in close proximity to the stages. Free parking for day visitors.

Dogs are welcome, but please bring poo bags.

Access to the site, is mainly by vehicle. It is close to the M11 and A11.

MASON HILL sign with Frontiers

Another good signing by Frontiers, as Mason Hill sound impressive and will sit nicely with fellow label mates Inglorious and Big Foot. Some good classic hard rock bands in the UK right now with the aforementioned bands plus Bad Touch and the more bluesy Albany Down & Broken Witt Rebels,

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of Glasgow based hard rockers Mason Hill for a multi album deal!

The band are truly a hot property right now! From winning the Highway To Hell UK battle of the bands competition, appearing at Ramblin’ Man Fair, Hard Rock Hell and supporting Inglorious – this is a group very much in demand! Speaking of Inglorious, Mason Hill will open for them at their Inglorious “II” album release show at Islington Assembly Rooms next Friday, May 19th. This will be Mason Hill’s first appearance in London.
The Scottish quintet’s blend of classic meets modern hard rock results in a batch of uncompromising riffs accompanied by anthemic sing along choruses and stadium friendly ballads. Their high energy live shows impress wherever they play, and they display the swagger and confidence of a band that has being doing it for decades.
The band was originally formed in 2013 by two school friends, vocalist/guitarist Scott Taylor and lead guitarist James Bird, with drummer Craig McFetridge being the first to join the ranks. After a few personnel changes, bassist Matthew Ward settled into the role in 2015, with guitarist Marc Montgomery completing the current line-up in 2016 – allowing Taylor to concentrate solely on vocals.
Mason Hill spent the next few years “learning their craft” on stages up and down the UK touring circuit. This included some high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (ex Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder, & Wishbone Ash members), Toseland and Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Dead Daisies).
In December 2015, the band released their debut E.P, the self titled ‘Mason Hill’, featuring four tracks that highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads – outstanding songs that demonstrate a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer’s chair, the E.P has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike.
The band says, “We are so happy to announce this record deal with Frontiers and we can’t wait to share in the opportunities that it will present us. We are absolutely thrilled to be hitting the studio later in the year to begin recording our debut album.”
You can get a taste of the band via this live video of “Out Of Reach”:
And via the single “Now You See Me”:
Expect the new album to be available in the first half of 2018!

BROKEN WITT REBELS & BAD TOUCH on UK tour now!

Broken Witt Rebels experienced success in 2016 with the release of their EP ‘Georgia Pine’ featuring the Planet Rock playlisted singles ‘Low’ and ‘Guns’ – the music video for “Guns” attracted more than 474,000 views. BWR won Best Rock Act at the first annual Unsigned Music Awards and were also nominated for Best Live Act. Last year, BWR supported King King, Southside Johnny, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Whiskey Myers and Kaleo on their UK tours.

Bad Touch supported the Kentucky Headhunters on their critically acclaimed sell-out UK tour and Whiskey Myers at their sold out concert at The Dome in London last year. Their second studio album ‘Truth Be Told’ was released on Bad Touch Records in December 2016 and features the singles ‘99%’ and ‘Made To Break’, both remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey.  Their single ‘99%’ is currently playlisted on Planet Rock.

BROKEN WITT REBELS & BAD TOUCH – MARCH/APRIL 2017 UK TOUR

TICKETS:  24 Hour Box Office 0844 478 0898 or book online from – thegigcartel.com

Leeds, Brudenell                             Thursday 16 March
Newcastle, Cluny                            Friday 17 March
Glasgow, O2 ABC 2                          Saturday 18 March
Norwich, Waterfront                     Wednesday 22 March
Sheffield, Greystones                   Thursday 23 March
Manchester, Ruby Lounge           Friday 24 March
Nottingham, Bodega                      Saturday 25 March
Bristol, Tunnels                                Thursday 30 March
Brighton, Haunt                               Friday 31 March
Southampton, Talking Heads     Saturday 1 April
Cardiff, The Globe                          Sunday 2 April
Birmingham, O2 Academy           Friday 7 April
London, Borderline                        Saturday 8 April

BAD TOUCH + BROKEN WITT REBELS tour 2017

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BAD TOUCH + BROKEN WITT REBELS
Thursday 16 March Leeds Brudenell
Friday 17 March Newcastle Cluny
Saturday 18 March Glasgow O2 ABC
Wednesday 22 March Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 23 March Sheffield Greystones
Friday 24 March Manchester Ruby Lounge
Saturday 25 March Nottingham Bodega
Thursday 30 March Bristol Tunnels
Friday 31 March Brighton Haunt
Saturday 1 April Southampton Talking Heads
Sunday 2 April Cardiff, The Globe
Friday 7 April Birmingham O2 Academy
Saturday 8 April London, The Borderline

Great to see two young and upcoming bands going out on a joint headliner tour. Get along to see them if you can.