INTRODUCING ADVERT NARRATIVE
PLAYING SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2017
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
Mainly proper old school Blues ladies - Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharp then onwards to Bonnie Raitt & right up to Imelda May.
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!