STONEPIG \\ THE CORSAIRS \\ THE GREEN EMBERS \\UNDER THE COVERS AleX \\ CHRIS HOLDEN \\ BAZ FRANCIS \\ THE CLIQUE \\ JACK MASON
Stonepig (stonepig!) are a rock covers band from Andover, the hub of British music. Four very talented musicians and a big lad who can sing a bit, they have been going for ten+ years gigging in and around Hampshire with their own special mixture of rock and not-so- rock covers, not playing the same as everyone else, but still playing songs that will get you up and jumping around, dusting off old memories of when you were cool and music was good, reviving old classics and making them just that little bit more special, and banging out the best rocking tunes around now, and at the same time having a bit of a giggle - coz thats what its all about isnt it really?
Check out the mighty Stonepig here!!
The Corsairs are one of those bands that have been entertaining venues up and down the country for the last 30 years. They are still as fresh today as day one, holding their own by playing covers of all those favourite Ska and Punk classics we all love, but with their own added psychobilly twist and performing each classic song at 200mph! You have to be at a Corsairs gig to fully understand that The Corsairs bring a whole new meaning to the saying “Loud and Proud”.
The driving force behind The Corsairs is to perform live music and make people happy and the band give nothing but 150%. It doesn’t matter how many Corsairs gigs you go to each one is different, so crank up the volume and enjoy one of the hardest working, loudest and proudest bands out there! Check out more from The Corsiars here!
THE GREEN EMBERS
Bugbear Promotions describe them as: "A soulful indie rock of an Elbow bent with U2 widescreen atmospherics... godly mcpudly... hence Ms Lauren Laverne is all over em like a rash (well, she likes 'em)." - and we quite like that!
The Green Embers are an established original rock band playing in and around Basingstoke, Winchester, Reading, Southampton and London.
The band plays original songs which are a mix of hard and soft, from ballads to heavy rock.
You can see and hear more here!
UNDER THE COVERS
The term “Supergroup” is much maligned, and with good reason, as most of them are rubbish. Under the Covers are no exception. Critics call them "A London-based five piece cover band who play their own upbeat take on indie, rock and pop classics from the 60s to today". The cool kids don't listen to critics, they don't listen to Under The Covers either.. Get down the front and get your groove on. No cool kids in sight..
You can check out a recent (ish) performance here
The Clique are a glitzy professional acoustic duo featuring Gilly Clinton on vocals/ flute and Del Deadman on guitar.
The Clique love performing their range of melodic and intimate acoustic quirky renditions of classic artists, from Kate Bush and David Bowie to Aha and Demi Lovato!
Having played at many prestigious venues over the years, including the Jazz Café, Hammersmith Apollo, The Mean Fiddler, Café Wah New York City - and also aired on BBC (London) Radio and TV - The Clique are not to be missed!
Check out some amazing recordings on their website here!
Drawing inspiration from his musical heroes Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney and Jeff Buckley, AleX is taking his first big steps into the solo music scene.
After being the lead vocalist of a well-known Hampshire based band for over 10 years, AleX is no stranger to lending his voice to a wide array of styles and genres - specialising primarily in melodic rock.
While performing at venues all over the U.K that include the likes of, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Wedgewood Rooms and Dingwalls (Camden), he also has a wealth of experience supporting some of the industry’s most notable names such as, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Hoosiers and Ash.
AleX’s musical talents can be seen in as much his penmanship as his vocal performances. His adept and passionate song writing draws inspiration from past life experiences and will take any opportunity to put pen to paper to write his next song.
AleX will be bringing his new single to listeners in the near future, with producer and close friend, Brian Wheat of the band Tesla and Owner of J Street Entertainment
Check out more from AleX at his official website here!
Basingstoke-based indie/alternative artist Chris Holden brings you upbeat tracks of urban rhymes and brutal truths. Chris has returned true to his roots by writing and performing about his rollercoaster journey as an upcoming musician/grafter.
Chris takes inspiration from the music and ambitions of Jamie-T, Alex Turner and Easy Life, while absorbing influences from Rex Orange County, Plan B and Loyle Carner.
Chris has been raising his profile on live radio shows such as BBC Introducing and social media blogs and has a very impressive live repertoire supporting well known names in front of sold-out crowds.
Hailing from the southern counties of England, Baz Francis began his musical ventures in the late '90s as the frontman for the band Mansion Harlots. After that group disbanded, Francis spent the ensuing years performing mostly as a solo artist until he formed his next band, Magic Eight Ball. Magic Eight Ball released several EPs and singles whilst touring constantly, prior to releasing their début album in 2013 'Sorry We're Late But We're Worth The Wait' featuring guest appearances from Jason Bowld (Bullet for My Valentine) and Donnie Vie. Their second album 'Last Of The Old Romantics' was released in 2014 featuring the late comedy legend that was Rik Mayall.
Baz Francis first recorded as a solo artist when working with Donnie Vie on his 2014 live CD/DVD 'Goodbye' and a number of ensuing releases and tours. Magic Eight Ball's 'Richest Men In The Graveyard' LP was released on 2nd May 2016 prior to another European Tour and solo dates for Francis in South America too.
Following on from his first official release under just his own name (2016's solo EP 'Live at Molly Malone's / Los Angeles 2015'), Baz Francis released his first solo studio album 'Face That Launched A Thousand Shipwrecks' on 24th April 2017 through Magic Cat Records, accompanied by a new World Tour and live album recorded whilst on the road in Egypt, 'Trainwrecks In The Desert / Giza 2017'. Baz Francis and bandmate Will Gray then reformed Mansion Harlots in 2017 and began work on a new album, and European live dates from the band then followed in 2018, and the ‘All Around A Fairground’ album in 2019 after Magic Eight Ball and Baz Francis performed multiple shows in the US. Baz then started writing and recording his upcoming solo EP, and has continued to perform live on both sides of the pond.
Check out more from Baz here!
Jack is a 22 year-old musician and singer from Aldershot, best known for being a contestant on The X Factor in the UK in 2017.
Jack is a full-time busker who performs songs from artists such as Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson and Prince. Jack is on the way to releasing his debut album There and Back Again in the Fall of 2021.
Jack is an amazing talent so keep you eyes peeled for more and check out his Facebook page here!