Steelhouse Festival 2019
Welcome to the 2019 edition of the "STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL" blog.
As Christmas is well and truly over and we look towards the 6 nations rugby championship this can mean only one thing. "STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL" announcements.
Here you will find all the bands playing at this years festival, along with a short bio and video.
To purchase tickets and information to this fantastic festival head to the Steelhouse Festival website.
Friday 26th July
Massive Wagons began in 2009 in their hometown of Lancaster, England with vocalist Barry Mills and guitarist Adam Thistlethwaite who were at the time on the local live circuit as part of indie rock band Ace Face (though with Mills on bass guitar). The duo decided to strike out with their own music of a harder hitting variety, with the stage show to match.
Those Damn Crows are a hard-hitting five piece rock band from Bridgend, South Wales. Performing all around the uk and playing at festivals such as Ramblin Man, Steelhouse, HRH, Giants Of Rock, Planet Rockstock, to name a few. The Crows first hit the scene when their single 'Fear The Broken' premiered through Kerrang.com, and have recently signed a world wide record deal with Earache Records and have joined forces with The ITB Agency, and Cosa Nostra PR.
An intoxicating mix of contemporary hard rock with soulful undertones. Think meaty riffs, think intricate grooves, think soaring vocals.
The story of the band is the story of 5 guys from Northern Ireland who have played music all their lives. Having crossed paths frequently over the years they came together as Blackwater Conspiracy in the Summer of 2015, formed from the ashes of two of the country’s most popular local bands, Million Dollar Reload and Swanee River.
Saturday 27th July
Formed in May 2017. Won the Hard Rock Hell Highway to Hell BOTB Competition in September 2017. Nominated for the "Young Blood" Award at the 1st HRH Awards in November 2017. Performed on the same bill as Black Star Riders, Aibourne, Status Quo, Gun, Stone Broken and many more! We started a PledgeMusic campaign to raise the funds needed for the album and with the help of our incredible fans ("Creedlings") we smashed that target by over 130%! In February 2018 Ryders Creed recorded our self-titled Debut Album at Priory Recording Studios with the incredible Greg Chandler. Signed by Off Yer Rocka Recordings (HRH) in March 2018. Endorsed by Cloven Hoof Rum, The London Drumsticks Company, Band Scrims UK, and Vocalzone. Released the "Ryders Creed" album on June 1st 2018. Managed by Terri Chapman and Heidi Kerr of Rock People Management (RPM). 2017/2018 was an incredible first year for us, but the rest of this year leading nicely into 2019 is set to be even better! Keep your eyes and ears on Ryders Creed by following us on Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and make sure you grab your copy of the "Ryders Creed" Debut Album either in physical copy from this site, or via any online music platform!
There was a time when rock radio was dominated by great riffs. From Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” and Derek And The Dominoes’ “Layla” to Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” it was all about that unmistakable guitar sound that instantly identified a band or song. The members of Crobot have united to bring that back.
If life hasn’t thrown you a few curveballs over the years, then clearly you ain’t doing things right. After all, who wants to tread the straight and narrow route down the path of tedious predictability when a few diversions here and there can liven things up?
Sunday 28th July
Whilst today's popular music world seems to be based around the idea of "style over substance", Scottish Hard Rock Trio, The Amorettes, have a very simple plan; Taking over the world, one show at a time! No fuss! No gimmicks! Just good, old-fashioned hard work, and great songs.
THE BRISTOL BAND’S BRILLIANTLY RECEIVED DEBUT ALBUM, 2016’S ‘FED TO THE LIONS’, ESTABLISHED THEM AS ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIFYING NEW BANDS IN THE COUNTRY. ‘CHANGE YOUR POSITION’ DOES MORE THAN JUST BUILD WHAT THEY ACHIEVED WITH THAT RECORD. IT PUSHES THE TAX THE HEAT SOUND TO THE NEXT LEVEL, ADDING A RAZOR-SHARP MODERN EDGE TO THEIR ROCK’N’ROLL APPROACH.
If you’ve been following the Danko Jones saga at all for the past two decades, then it should come as no surprise that the man’s new album, Wild Cat, opens with a song called “I Gotta Rock.” is is, a er all, a man whose oeuvre includes such R-word directives as “Rock Shit Hot,” “Do You Wanna Rock?,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Proletariat,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Black and Blue.” Just as cows moo and cocks crow, Danko Jones exists to rock. It’s his innate, guttural mode of expression. His daily ritual. His life’s work.
Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the bands lineup solidified in the mid-80's w/ Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) and Muzz Skillings (bass). Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. Their lyrics range from the personal to the political, in some of the latter cases attacking Eurocentrism and racism in America
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. It has had the same lineup since 2013: lead and rhythm guitarist Mick Box, keyboardist Phil Lanzon, lead vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer. Of the current lineup, Box is the only remaining original member.
Thin Lizzy is one of rock music's most recognizable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back In Town, Still In Love With You, Cold Sweat, Emerald and Don't Believe A Word. Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, followed by the bands' premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of thirty six.
Twenty five years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence. A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy's music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by Damon Johnson (guitar), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty's Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar.