INTRODUCING Billy Boguard

PLAYING

SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 2018

Billy is a Folk singer-songwriter, who writes, plays and sings from the heart adding to it a blend of imagination and psyche that culminate to betray his own feelings to find the simple truth of storytelling. 
His enchanting sound is inspired by artists such as Neil Young, Bon Iver and Damien Rice. 

Who is in the band

Billy Boguard (guitar, vocals, harmonica)

• When you formed/started playing music

5 years ago with this project 

• Where you’re based

Based in London and in France

• Details of releases so far – mention if they were released through an independent label

Second E.P "Across the narrow sea" released independently in March 2016

• Influences –

Neil young, Bon Iver, Dermot Kennedy

• Stand-out achievements – airplay, blog/press coverage, festival slots, great gigs & support slots, award nominations or

        namechecks

Been part of French T.V show "The Voice", Sold out EP launch @ the Slaughtered Lamb, London, Supported french artists VIANNEY and AMIR, airplay on French radio "France bleu provence".


• Do you have an interesting back-story?

After getting a sound engineer degree, Billy moved to London at 20 to pursue his dream of being an active musician.

 

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Introducing - 

Lafayette RegencY

PLAYING FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2018

 

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Who is in the band ?

JP (bass / vocals), Clément (guitar) & Elvire (drums)

• When you formed/started playing music: 2015

• Where you’re based: Clermont-Ferrand (France)

• Details of releases so far – mention if they were released through an independent label: We have self-produced our first album ‘’Story of Helen’’ (release 21st September 2018): https://soundcloud.com/lafayetteregency/sets/story-of-helen-the-rise-and

• Influences  Pink Floyd, BRMC, The Verve, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead

• Stand-out achievements –

We have supported The 1975, Eugene Mc Guinness, we've played french Aluna Festival with Franz Ferdinand, we have already toured the UK in 2017 (Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London (Nambucca) ) and many big popular venues in France. We’re also going to support the band The Inspector Cluzo a couple of times on the coming tour, in France and Belgium

• Do you have an interesting back-story? . Well we’ve named our band Lafayette Regency because our favourite bar is called Le Régent (situtated boulevard Lafayette, in Clermont-Ferrand), it’s not that interesting though...

• Good quotes from reviewers & links to coverage: we haven’t had loads of articles in magazines actually, but the audience, in France and England is used to saying we are ''the bomb’' haha

LAFAYETTE REGENCY 

Story of Helen Tour 

Lafayette Regency vient présenter son nouveau disque ''Story of Helen (the Rise and Fall of an Impossible Love)'', album concept dont le narrateur, éperdu d'amour pour un être féérique et insaisissable, sombre dans une quête auto-destructrice qui le mènera à sa perte. En studio comme en live le style du groupe est multiple, ressuscitant Pink Floyd à travers des envolées Gilmouriennes ou invoquant l'esprit des Dead Weather à coup de lourds riffs hard blues. Le trio, libéré de toute étiquette, frappe droit au coeur sans artefact aucun, diamant brut contondant. 

Lafayette Regency are presenting their brand new album ''Story of Helen (the Rise and Fall of an Impossible Love)'', a concept album which narrator - desperately in love with an enchanting and uncatchable being – is sinking in a self-destructive quest that will lead him to his own end. In studio, as well as on stage, the band's style is pluralist, rising Pink Floyd from the dead with Gilmour-like parts or invoking The Dead Weather's spirit through loud hard blues riffs.


INTRODUCING - Molly Karloff

PLAYING Friday 4th January 2019

Formed in 2014 from the remnants of other bands who shared the same Oxfordshire rehearsal studios, Molly Karloff started life as ‘Conspiracy of Ravens’, after bassist Tom joined forces with songwriter and guitarist, Simon. The band immediately started writing material for their debut EP which was recorded live at Cream Studios in London, with producer Richard Aitken. Drawing upon a wide range of influences, the raw, hook-laden guitars were married with the bass-line grooves to produce a very unique sound that lies somewhere between Clutch, Rage Against The Machine & Alice In Chains.


A period of turmoil then ensued as disagreements between band members resulted in a succession of personnel changes, and the eventual temporary disbandment of the band. After a hiatus, Tom & Simon eventually put the band back together over a chance meeting in a Maplin store.

With a change of personnel, and new motivation as the band clicked together, they changed the name of the band to Molly Karloff to mark the beginning of a new era. With a wealth of new material and fresh new energy, the band release their debut EP, 'Dancing For Money' in September 2018 to a chorus of approval and embark upon a heavy campaign of live shows in support.

Described as a ‘triple force metal assassination’ by Heaps of Metal, the band rapidly attracted attention on their local live circuit, quickly headlining both The Bullingdon & The Wheatsheaf in Oxford as promoters took note of the overwhelmingly rapturous response from audiences. Building on their local popularity,  the band began to play outside of their local area culminating in their debut live appearance in London only a couple of months after their debut show. The band continue to play live and write more material for further recording releases in 2019.

Who is in the band (breakdown of band members)

Simon - Vox/Guitars

Tom - Bass

Wojtek - Drums

• When you formed/started playing music

Originally formed in 2014, reformed in 2018

• Where you’re based

Oxford

• Details of releases so far –

Dancing for Money - EP (Release 3/09/2018) - https://open.spotify.com/album/5d3iZLDsJTv1zHqgszZuWf?si=KzCl6iOeTgmxg_aY1OSauA

• Influences –

Across the band there are too many influences to list, but many have described our sound as a mixture of Clutch with Rage Against The Machine and some grunge bands such as Soundgarden or Alice In Chains in the mix.


• Stand-out achievements –

Headline acts for both The Bullingdon & The Wheatsheaf in Oxford only a couple of months after our debut live show. Press reviews & blog coverage is imminent

• Do you have an interesting back-story? This can be compelling and will help you stand out. 

Simon was brought up in a devoutly religious family, rejecting religion fuels the music. Tom is fuelled by sausages. Wojtek play with pipes when not hitting his drums


 

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MOLLY KARLOFF