“Flawless 5 part harmonies accompanied by the warm glow of honest Americana riffs and melodies” – The Troubadour London
Morganway bring some of their favourite acts from the UK Country scene to The Portland Arms, Cambridge for a night of Americana, Roots, Rock & Country. After a hugely successful summer, the band have gathered momentum and fans (who include the legendry whispering Bob Harris), opened the Cambridge Folk Festival Stage 2, played a barnstorming set at Buckle & Boots and received two nominations for the British Country Music Awards (Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year). They have also been recording their debut album which is due for release in 2019. 2018 has been a hell of a year for this East Anglian-based seven-piece, so grab your tickets now and catch their brilliant live act (did we mention that Stradisphere Festival voted them best live act?)
Morganway delivers a fiery fusion of Americana, country, rock and blues, melding five part harmonies with driving riffs. The band features twin brothers Callum (vocals/guitar) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar), SJ Mortimer (vocals), Nicole Terry (fiddle), Matthew Brocklehurst (keys), Rory Hill (bass) and Ed Bullinger (drums).
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBFMlt3vDIA
Gasoline & Matches
“Sassy, funky, Little Big Town infused country right from the heartland of the UK” Lyric
With their debut single ‘Fool’s Gold’ reaching Number 1 in UK ITunes Country Chart, a
headlining performance at The Hard Rock Café London and a five date Californian tour in the
bag, Gasoline & Matches are already proving why they’ve been named as Lyrics Magazine’s
‘Artists to Watch’ in 2018. With their impressive blend of Fleetwood Mac-esque harmonies,
Brad Paisley infused guitar solos and energetic live performances, they were shortlisted for
Best Country/Folk Act in Birmingham Music Awards 2018 and have received a nomination
for Duo of the Year at the 2018 British CMA Awards alongside The Shires and Ward
The duo initially met back in 2011 when their paths crossed in a guitar shop in Birmingham.
Shortly after meeting, Sally was due to move to America, so they decided to write, record and
perform just a handful of shows together before she left. Upon Sally’s return, it was a matter of
weeks before the duo reconnected and formed Gasoline & Matches. Enlisting the help of
experienced producer Gavin Monaghan and the more recent addition of bass, keys, banjo
and drums to their studio & live performances, it has allowed the duo’s sound to develop and
bring the songs alive.
Video link: https://youtu.be/HNAbP-8emvk
Demi Marriner & Robbie Cavanagh
Robbie Cavanagh performs self penned, unscrubbed tales of heartbreak, loss, love and discovery, and when he puts pen to paper, he lives by his own words. ‘The more you wrestle with an idea, the more contrived it becomes’. Robbie writes with honesty, emotion, and most importantly; instinct.
With a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Demis heart and mind are equally beautiful, soulful places and her songs and performance encapsulate that perfectly.
Since their first co-write over a year ago, Demi and Robbie have developed a strong collaborative bond, writing and recording stronger and more moving songs as their creative relationship continues to grow. In this run of shows, the pair will be showcasing individually self penned songs, as well as co-writes from their upcoming EP ‘This House’.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGAj_unNvKc
Aaahh!!! Real Records is unbelievably proud to present to you:
Goldblume (album launch show)
Having originally formed in 2015, and released two EPs and a single since, Cambridge three piece Goldblume finally release their début album “HUSK”.
HUSK is a record that is impossible to pigeonhole neatly, drawing aspects of math-rock, grunge, punk and alternative rock. Following on from 2015’s Real Nice and 2017’s Go Figure EPs—as well as the standalone single, ‘Fawning’, and a session with BBC Introducing—HUSK is a mature step forwards, showing Goldblume in a whole new light, and reaching a new level of songwriting craftsmanship.
Pre-order the album – on CD or deluxe CD – from http://www.real-records.co.uk
The band puts on an exciting stage show that authentically recreates the sound, look and feel of the Seattle giants. They put their love for Pearl Jam at the heart of their performance and are guaranteed to please any fan of Pearl Jam
Sweet Crisis is a modern rock band in which the roots and the music run deep.
Singer Leo Robarts, guitarist Piers Mortimer and drummer Dave Cullen first met when they were school kids in the early 2000s, and as Leo says of Sweet Crisis in 2018: “This band is all about soulful, emotional songs.”
There influences are wide-ranging, from The Verve and Paolo Nutini to Massive Attack, Arcade Fire and the classic soul and rock music of the ’70s in artists such as Free, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. “Our sound is kind of hard to pin down,” Piers says. “But the connection in everything we do is that it’s really earthy music. It’s about creating a cool vibe, with songs that speak to people and stir emotions in them.”
Sweet Crisis formed in Cambridge in 2015, and after a number of line-up changes an album was recorded in 2017 but then discarded. “It was very frustrating,” Leo recalls. “We spent a year making that album, and then realized we didn’t like any of it. So we ditched it.”
As Piers explains: “We knew we could do better. It was fun playing loud rock’n’roll, and Leo has got a really powerful rock voice, but it was like we were hiding behind these big guitar riffs. We realized we had to write really good songs first and foremost. And we wanted to bring out more of the soul in Leo’s voice.”
Treading In Deep Water, the bands first single off there debut album, is out 9th November. Sweet Crisis is a band reaching its potential. “We went into this as if it was the last record we would ever make,” Piers says. “We put everything we had into it. And I think you can feel it.”
“Skam are a classic power-trio ballsy, big, loud but that doesn’t mean they have to be mindless. Third album, The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard, is a bit more ambitious than the usual new British rock. A concept album about atest pilot from 1935 who is a
victim of strange forces that jolt him through time the album artwork, videos and booklets
will help tell his tale as he battles to return home and at times, for his very sanity.”
͟-Classic Rock Magazine
Hailing from the heart of England on the edge of the National Forest, Burton-on-Trent three-piece, THEIA, bring the world their blend of hard rock n roll. It’s a classic rock feel for the modern era, played with a smile on its face.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Tony Wright is best known as the singer for Bradford rock band Terrorvision. However, when he’s not touring with Terrorvision, he writes, records and tours under his own name with a setlist made up of songs he has written on his acoustic guitar – some upbeat, some melancholic, but all thought-provoking.
To say Tony is a busy man would be an understatement. In addition to his three albums with his post-Terrorvision band ‘LaikaDog’, he has now released two solo albums to date with a third one in the works. ‘Thoughts ‘n’ All’ is just Tony and his acoustic guitar. The follow up, ‘Walnut Dash’, released last year brought the evolution of Tony with his acoustic guitar and a full band.Tony will be out and about picking up inspiration anywhere he can find it in preparation for the new release. Be sure to catch him on the road because you never know – you might just end up being the subject of one of his songs.
SBCC Presents the finest of the rising rock scene! 4th Labyrinth kick the night off in flamboyant style with their unique take on 70s inspired prog, before local favourites False Hearts deliver modern rock at its very best. Finally the incredible Gin Annie head straight from Planet Rockstock to make their first ever appearance at a Cambridge venue; the perfect mix of heavy guitars and attention-grabbing hooks, you don’t want to miss out on this one!
Gin Annie: Gin Annie are a hard/melodic rock 5-piece from Wolverhampton UK, delivering heavy guitar driven songs whilst maintaining a melodic vocal style complete with hook-laden choruses. Following the release of their debut EP, New Bad Habit, the Black Country rockers introduced a new guitarist (Brian Green) and bassist (Phill ‘Hammer’ Burrows) to beef up their already huge sound.
False Hearts: Delivering modern rock with a fiery finesse, False Hearts united in 2016 and soon took the Cambridgeshire music scene by storm thanks to their unique and compelling take on passion-driven, female-led rock. With experience in ventures ranging from rock bands to music studios to full-blown orchestras, False Hearts’ unrelenting drive and multifaceted approach to the art of music has captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike, carrying them from stage-to-stage at some of the country’s most-beloved venues and festivals.
4th Labyrinth: Known for their engaging and witty live shows, 4th Labyrinth’s highly approachable rock sound makes them incredibly versatile, keeping the listener’s attention throughout. From heavy guitar riffs to the most delicate heartfelt ballads, from progressive rock monsters to future sing along classics, the band is on a mission to bring 70s inspired rock music back to where it deserves to be.
Kris Barras is one of the U.K’s most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarists. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band’s unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them one of the ‘must-see’ Blues bands of 2018.
Kris was voted in the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the world by the reader’s of Music Radar/Total Guitar Magazine.
Kris has signed a multi-album deal to legendary Blues record Label, Provogue/Mascot Label Group. He joins a roster with artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Walter Trout.
6 USA TOURS Multiple tours in INDIA, DUBAI, FRANCE, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, ROMANIA, IRELAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, MALTA, ITALY, SLOVENIA, HUNGARY, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, GREECE, NORWAY, BAHRAIN, MEXICO.
THE ONLY GNR TRIBUTE TO PLAY LIVE WITH 4 DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF GUNS N ROSES.
TV & RADIO APPEARANCES ON : ‘BBC’ Culture Show 2007 Question Of Sport 2008 The One Show 2016 Even Better Than The Real Thing 2017 Radio 2, Radio 5 ‘ITV’ Tipping Point ‘CHANNEL 5′ Fifth Gear TOTAL ROCK RADIO
GUNS 2 ROSES ARE THE LONGEST RUNNING, CLOSEST LOOKING AND MOST INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED GN’R TRIBUTE IN THE WORLD. ONE OF THE FEW TRIBUTE BANDS OF ANY TYPE TO CROSS OVER FROM THE MERE TRIBUTE BAND CIRCUIT TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH THE REAL GUNS N’ ROSES.
Packing venues out up and down the UK, this is sure to be a busy one – Advance tickets highly advised!