The Bronze: A Meet & Jam Success Story

Posted 17 September 2015 in Bands (comments)

As they prepared for their gig at the Comedy Pub in the West End, I sat down with alt-rock band The Bronze, all of whom met here on Meet & Jam. The gig was just their fourth with the current line-up, which was completed when bassist Tom joined only five months ago.

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John Wizards

Posted 14 November 2013 in Bands (comments)

Listening to John Wizards is a little like firing up an old television set and fiddling wildly with the dials – a variety of sound comes at you so eclectic, so electric, that it takes your breath away.

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Satellites.02

Posted 8 November 2013 in Bands (comments)

Like a well-watched pot, Johnny Vic’s Satellites have been simmering nicely for the last twelve months without ever coming to boil. Satellites released a wonderfully accomplished debut in 2012, ‘Satellites.01’, a record that was well received by critics but which failed to gain the wider audience it rightly deserved.

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Intensive Square

Posted 6 November 2013 in Bands (comments)

Apparently Intensive Square sounds like ‘Premium obnoxious Welsh metal’. Yet this description is a modest one that plays down the band’s frightening technical talent. I had never heard of them before walking into Bristol’s Stag and Hounds on a rainy Saturday evening last week. The occasion was the second instalment of the hugely fun ‘Big Riff Fest’, which, needless to say, showcases some of the bands with the biggest riffs in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

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The Carbonfools

Posted 16 October 2013 in Bands (comments)

Budapest came to London on Friday 11th October, when Covent Garden's oh-so-stylish Hospital Club played host to The Carbonfools, one of Hungary's hottest rock bands. The ’fools are more used to festival crowds of over 10,000 than they are to a small, seen-it-all London scene, but they're an extremely taut, punchy live act - and they obviously relished the intimacy of the venue. 

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Brother and Bones

Posted 9 October 2013 in Bands (comments)

It took about two minutes into Brother and Bones’ first track at Hoxton Bar and Grill one year ago, before I actually considered raising a bull horned hand to the sky. I didn’t, thank god, but it was the closest I had come in a long time when Rich Thomas finally unleashed a full lung's worth of what felt and looked like years of musical and emotional passion and hard graft.

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Suffice

Posted 9 October 2013 in Bands (comments)

So, Suffice have just dropped their Mixtape. Their funk-soul-blues-jazz-hip-hop-pop odyssey of a Mixtape, and it’s good.

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The Naturals

Posted 9 October 2013 in Bands (comments)

The Naturals are one of the bands driving Bristol’s musical engine at the moment and there is good reason for that fact: the four have been playing music together for nearly 10 years in their current incarnation. Given that they are still enjoying their early twenties, that is some feat.

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