The following bands will be appearing at Live In Barnsley 2016:
Aztec Doll from Barnsley
An alternative rock band that gel post-punk, krautrock and dream pop, Aztec Doll have supported Nine Black Alps on tour and have been described as “delicately haunting and scathingly sharp” by Whisperinandhollerin. You can check out Aztec Doll at Barnsley Rock & Blues (Polish Club) on Friday 29th April.
Four Authors from Penistone
Currently touring the north of England in support of their recently released ‘Chapter II’ EP and described by BBC Introducing Sheffield’s Christian Carlisle as “Pop/rock at it’s finest”, Four Authors look set to be one of many highlights of this year’s festival. For a taste of what’s to come this summer, catch Four Authors during their set at Barnsley Rock & Blues (Polish Club) on Friday 8th April as part of the Live In Barnsley Taster Tour.
Pistol Pete Wearn from Stafford
Described by Stafford Radio as a “local blues legend”, Pistol Pete Wearn’s music has been played on BBC Radio 6 and earned him support slots with Stefan Grossman and The Stray Birds. If you appreciate foot-stomping, rustic roots music, Pistol Pete Wearn is the guy for you.
Twitter – @PistolPeteWearn
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/pistol-pete-wearn
Ricky Fleming from Leeds
You’ll be hearing a lot more from soulful singer-songwriter Ricky Fleming in the coming months with his recently released four-track EP ‘We Could Be More’. Be sure to check him out before his Live In Barnsley performance.
Twitter – @RickyFleming
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/rickyfleming
Jack the Lad from Rotherham
Rapper and DJ Jack the Lad will give Live In Barnsley a new dimension this year with his straight-talking lyrical assault. He was recently the main feature in the Rotherham Advertiser’s pullout ‘Scene’ and played at the Leadmill in Sheffield in support of his EP ‘Believe’.
Twitter – @JackTheLadVT
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/jacktheladvt
Minus One from Barnsley
Brand spanking new Barnsley based Minus One are building up some momentum en route to this year’s Live In Barnsley with a stop off at Barnsley Rock & Blues (Polish Club) on Friday 1st April supporting BBC Introducing Humberside darlings Recruits.
Twitter – @MinusOneUK
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGRB6Y6y5UglChqxgNlQcA
Figure of Speech & Mr P from Barnsley
Experimental hip-hop artist Figure of Speech will be joined by Mr P (Peter Jnr of Abstract Methods) for this year’s Live In Barnsley.
Twitter – @AnalogFidelity
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/figureofspeech
Shades from Bradford
Rap/grime artist Shades is a young talent to watch out for with five years of music making defying his young age and a richer repertoire than his 19 years would suggest.
Twitter – @ShadesBradford
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/user1444167
Electric Luddites from Sheffield
Five-piece rock band Electric Luddites by their own definition specialise in “original songs with anti-establishment sentiments and left-leaning tendencies which they belt out with gusto”. Enough said.
Twitter – @electricluddit1
Music – http://www.theelectricluddites.com/music.html
Nova Hands from Huddersfield
The alternative metal/prog rock band will be playing the Huddersfield leg of the Live In Barnsley Taster Tour at the Parish on 2nd April hot on the heels of their ‘J-EP’ release earlier this year.
Twitter – @NovaHands
Bandcamp – https://novahands.bandcamp.com/releases
Framing Witches from Rotherham
With an EP on the way and a reputation for lyrical scepticism, Doncaster based Framing Witches are not to be missed!
Twitter – @FramingWitches
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/framingwitches
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