INTRODUCING ADVERT NARRATIVE

PLAYING SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2017

BIOGRAPHY

ADVERT NARRATIVE are an indie/alternative four piece band based on the south coast (southampton).  Members consist of:

Alex Carr (Bass and Vocals)

Struan Walker (Guitar and Backing Vocals)

Curtis O'Shea (Lead Guitar) 

Sam Hardman (Drums)

We have quite a unique sound to any other bands, we like to think that we sound like a more melodic Foals. Our listeners like that we focus more on unique musical elements in our songs rather than just play distorted rock riffs like any other rock 4 piece. 

 Alex, Sam and I formed the band around a year ago after coming back to Southampton from our respective uni's (Leeds, Cardiff and West London). It was clear to us that we needed another guitarist so my friend Curtis joined the band from West London shortly after we formed.

Our first single "Different Faces" on the 24th of June 2017 - https://open.spotify.com/track/2ZYQQzKHL58vn8GH0BeFUN

Our second "Contempt Disposition" on the 16th of December 2017 - https://open.spotify.com/track/7eVToX1QRhE0ZY7JzcScFB

We've gigged in various places around the south coast including the Talking Heads and the Alexandra Beer Emporium, Most Recently we've branched out to Cardiff and played at Gwdihw Cafe Bar. We also have another gig on June 2nd at The Railway in Winchester. 

The Fiddlers Elbow will be our first ever London gig!

We are currently working on our first 4 track Studio EP at The Ranch Production Studios in Southampton - It will be released on Saturday 22nd of July. To celebrate we are hosting an EP Launch at one of the most famous live music venues on the south coast "The Joiners" in which we will be headlining!


Introducing - Miss Elly & The Heavy Measures

PLAYING ON THURSDAY 18th May 2017

 


We are Miss Elly & The Heavy Measures, a female fronted Blues band with experienced & well gigged musicians that play quality & lively songs (& some slow Blues) from off the beaten track with drive & passion.

We know there are many excellent bands out there playing the classic blues songs so we try to be a little different, offering songs from all the way back to Sister Rosetta Tharp, Bessie Smith & right up to Imelda May with lots more including Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy & Brian Setzer.Our audiences love the power & soul in Miss Elly's voice - she sang at Glastonbury in 2016, as well as the way the twin lead guitars of Dave & Trevor fit so well together.

Who is in the band?

Lead singer: Elly Hopkins 

Guitar: Dave Gunning

Guitar: Trevor Roche

Drums: Chris Burke

Bass: Steve Campbell

When you formed/started playing music?

The Heavy Measures were born out of a weekly studio jam session around 2 years ago where experienced musicians got together to play just for fun & with no pressure one evening per week. After a few months of playing just for our own enjoyment the vibe was so good that we decided to get out there & start gigging. The only problem then was that our singer didn't want to play live as he had spent a lifetime gigging & humping his gear everywhere. After a brief hiatus we found the wonderful Miss Elly who became the final part in our jigsaw, tightening up our set and giving us the polish & impetus to get on the gigging circuit

We are based around North & West London

 

Details of releases so far

No releases yet. We plan to go into the studio later in the year

Influences?

Mainly proper old school Blues ladies - Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharp then onwards to Bonnie Raitt & right up to Imelda May.

Stand-out achievements?

Miss Elly sang at Glastonbury in 2016. The band's highlight gigs have been headlining at the Fiddler's Elbow & performing at the King's Head Theatre Pub in Islington. We are hoping to play some festivals in the summer

Do you have an interesting back-story? 

Miss Elly has recently moved from London to live & work in Bristol. She loves the music so much she comes back to London to rehearse & gig with the band, arriving in the evening, singing for 3 hours, catching the late coach back to Bristol the same night, then going to work in the morning. Dedication!

Check us out!

Website http://grtscc.wixsite.com/misselly

 


  INTRODUCING  - THE SUGGESTIONS PLAYING FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017   Who is in the band (breakdown of band members)   Full Band Roster:   Georgie Maughan - Lead Vocals Tom Sykes - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals Peter Ayello-Wright - Bass Guitar / Guitar Jon Old - Bass Guitar Tim - Percussion Fabio Di Fronzo - Percussion Bart Retel - Tenor Saxophone Martin - Alto saxophone Alessandro Senese - Keys   When you formed/started playing music   The Suggestions started in 2015.   Where you’re based   North London   Influences – your musical influences can pique someone’s interest but keep it brief   Inspired by bands from the golden era of the 1960's and 70's. Funk / Soul / Disco.    Do you have an interesting back-story? This can be compelling and will help you stand out.    The Suggestions are a collective group of talented musicians from a wide background. All members either met online through the musical network of London or mutual acquaintances. Alessandro is the longest serving member of the band that used to operate under a different name. The band struggled to gain momentum for years, musicians flowed through the band without any really commitment or direction. When Tom auditioned for the lead guitar role in late 2014, the band began to take more decisive strides. When Peter joined the rhythm section in 2015 the band began to perform under the name of  'The Suggestions' focusing on funk, soul and disco music. The Suggestions have progressed so much over the last 12 months, the band now has around 10 members that all work together as a collective family of musicians and are very keen to play live across London as much as possible.   Links to coverage   YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLEzO8da4J5gV-LvR0hicHQ   WEBSITE www.thesuggestions.co.uk   INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/thesuggestions   TWITTER https://twitter.com/suggestionsLDN   FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/thesuggestionsband/?fref=ts  

 

INTRODUCING  - THE SUGGESTIONS

PLAYING FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017

 

Who is in the band (breakdown of band members)

 

Full Band Roster:

 

Georgie Maughan - Lead Vocals

Tom Sykes - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals

Peter Ayello-Wright - Bass Guitar / Guitar

Jon Old - Bass Guitar

Tim - Percussion

Fabio Di Fronzo - Percussion

Bart Retel - Tenor Saxophone

Martin - Alto saxophone

Alessandro Senese - Keys

 

When you formed/started playing music

 

The Suggestions started in 2015.

 

Where you’re based

 

North London

 

Influences – your musical influences can pique someone’s interest but keep it brief

 

Inspired by bands from the golden era of the 1960's and 70's. Funk / Soul / Disco. 

 

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

 

The Suggestions are a collective group of talented musicians from a wide background. All members either met online through the musical network of London or mutual acquaintances. Alessandro is the longest serving member of the band that used to operate under a different name. The band struggled to gain momentum for years, musicians flowed through the band without any really commitment or direction. When Tom auditioned for the lead guitar role in late 2014, the band began to take more decisive strides. When Peter joined the rhythm section in 2015 the band began to perform under the name of  'The Suggestions' focusing on funk, soul and disco music. The Suggestions have progressed so much over the last 12 months, the band now has around 10 members that all work together as a collective family of musicians and are very keen to play live across London as much as possible.

 

Links to coverage

 

YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLEzO8da4J5gV-LvR0hicHQ

 

WEBSITE www.thesuggestions.co.uk

 

INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/thesuggestions

 

TWITTER https://twitter.com/suggestionsLDN

 

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/thesuggestionsband/?fref=ts