Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
Thur 29th Oct: The Buzzard Orchestral, Apollo Junction, Billy Bibby (ex Catfish & The Bottlemen), Last Charade, Tommy & Mary.
October's showcase features the Indie rhythm sounds of Last Charade who are fronted by EMI's recently crowned 'Most Promising Artist' Danny Pape. Alternative indie punks The Buzzard Orchestral who's track 'One Stone' has been picked as a 'fresh fave' from Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net. Leeds, electro indie band Apollo Junction who are unsigned and picking up national press and regular airplay on Janice Long's Radio 2 show, prolific songwriter, Billy Bibby (ex Catfish & The Bottlemen), busking garage rock duo Tommy and Mary plus Dj Delphi.
The debut single from The Buzzard Orchestral 'One Stone' has been picked as a 'fresh fave' from Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net , and picking up regional radio play across the UK. They're supporting Funeral for a Friend. This band have a lot to say about current day issues facing young people and politics. Influences for their unique sound are drawn from The Dirty Pretty Things to Led Zeppelin – helping to forge the often haunting, stabbing, melodic, grooving alternative early Radiohead influenced sounds.
“The Buzzard Orchestral are one of a kind. Profound and powerful. With genius lyrics they intrigue me like no unsigned band ever have''Lovely stuff, it's all rhythmically and musically interesting, the guitars sound great!” Rhodri Marsden - The Independent
"Every time I listened, it made me feel like turning up the volume and dancing around the room." Fresh On The Net
"One of a kind. Profound and powerful. With genius lyrics they intrigue me like no unsigned band ever have" Show Me Something Different
Apollo Junction formed in 2012, 5 former band rivals with the intention of forming a supegroup to write and perform electro indie guitar inspired songs infused with tuneful melodies that everyone can dance to. Wherever they play they are causing a stir. They have a new single 'Born For Now' out which is receiving National Press and regular Radio play from Janice Long, Radio 2.
“Magnificent” The Sun
“It’s always a good sign when you feel you know the chorus after hearing a song for the first time” BBC6 music
“Melodic, Piano-led soul-bearers from the Leeds-London Indie outfit” The Times
”These guys are tremendous” Graham Norton BBC Radio 2“The track compositions are ready to get bums off arena seats” Cult Noise
“When the first track you hear by a band is a huge anthem, you know they’re something special!” Chris Hawkins BBC6 music
Billy Bibby (Acoustic) (EX-Catfish & the Bottlemen)
Made in Lancashire and raised in the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno. Billy Bibby's voice has all the traditions of a Lancashire hotpot churned together with the excitement of a trip to the beach. Possessing powerful melodic pipes and a set of songs to match. Bibby prides himself on making those records that everyday people will understand and resonate with. Influences from such greats as Elvis Presley, Noel Gallagher and Mark Knopfler most prominent but not defining on his singing and song writing style. Previous work consists of being one of the founding members of hugely popular Catfish and the Bottlemen. Having toured extensively with them (Catfish) as lead guitarist over the past 7 years Billy is no stranger to the stage and is now looking to furrow his own way back to where he belongs.