by the Kopycat Killers
The Kopycat Killers first formed when frontman Stuart was told for the 200th time at one of his own gigs (in his originals rock band Lux Lisbon) that he ‘sounds just like that bloke out of The Killers’ and, being a huge fan, thought, “well why not!” – and set about assembling his band from his contacts in both the London and Newcastle rock scene, all of the highest calibre and to a man incredible and hugely experienced rock musicians with University Degrees in their respective instruments.
The Kopycat Killers attention to detail is intense, featuring authentic tones and sequenced studio sounds to emulate ‘The Killers’ own, backing musicians, along with the stage wear, the instruments, set choice and decoration (including the Killers own famous ‘K’ keyboard stand), it’s all present and correct.
Above all though, the musicianship, energy and the atmosphere created is top tier – and as huge fans, they take recreating The Killers wonderful songs and amazing shows very seriously indeed. Come say hello at a gig soon!
BY FU FIGHTERS
Fu Fighters, quite simply a band formed in 2012 by ardent fans for the love of the Foo Fighter’s music!
Four experienced musicians got together with a passion to recreate the sound of the legendary American rockers Foo Fighters.
Fu Fighters can be found playing on the Fake Festival circuit the length and breadth of the UK. Adding to that, regular multiple appearances at a lot of the biggest tribute festivals in the UK. You could argue that this is the UK’s ultimate Foo Fighters tribute band!
Fu Fighters’ live shows are passionate, explosive gigs and the band go to every effort to recreate the power and dynamics of the real deal.
Performing all of the Foo Fighters studio albums, from their massive self titled debut album all the way up to the 2017 release, Concrete & Gold. They perform the songs with an energy and passion that only true fans could. Fu Fighters perform the songs in a way you would only see and hear them at a Foo Fighters live show!
Fan favourites like This Is A Call, Congregation, Learn To Fly, Everlong, The Pretender, All My Life, Best Of You, Monkeywrench, Something From Nothing, etc, etc are constants of the Fu Fighters setlist.
On occasion Fu Fighters may even break out the acoustic guitars too and recreate the Foo Fighters’ live acoustic shows.
WE ARE CHAMPION
Four highly experienced musicians coming together over their mutual love for the music of Queen.No wigs, no stick on tache, no backing tracks… just the sound, energy and spectacle of Queen in their prime played with passion, accuracy and sung all in the original key
Paul Jeans – Lead Vocals, Piano & Acoustic Guitar
Andrew Alden – Lead Guitar
Rich James – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Barry Henderson – Drums & Backing Vocals Queen rocks and so do we!
THE KINGS OF LEON
BY KINGS OF LYON
Kings of Lyon are widely known as the best; the most accurate and vibrant tribute to the Kings of Leon…
“Spot on – Five Stars” – Q Magazine 2010
“The Kings of Lyon are the number 1 tribute to the Kings” – Stage 2009
“Four extremely talented musicians playing the best from ‘Youth and Young Manhood’ to ‘Only By The Night’ as only the Kings themselves could” – Belfast Empire 2009
Kings of Lyon exploded onto the scene at the beginning of 2009 and have been propelled to the top of the tribute ladder with panache and a youthful vibrancy that secured them an O2 Academy headline tour, a European Spring tour, a string of festival dates throughout Europe and the UK and sell-out shows in the country’s foremost music venues from Ireland to the Channel Islands along with high accolade in Q Magazine and a massive UK following.
Kings of Lyon play the perfect KOL show. They have an astounding live set incorporating all of the fans’ favourites from ‘Youth and young Manhood’ to KOL’s latest chart success, ‘Come Around Sundown’. 2010 has seen the band rise from a fine tribute with a hugely well respected emerging reputation to become the most sought after tribute of the year; stunningly faithful in every aspect from an inseparable appearance to their gut wrenching, soaring stadium sound.
The four musicians who make up Kings of Lyon are no stranger to success in the music industry, having played together for over seven years in various successful projects. Over the last five years the boys have performed throughout the UK for various events and functions; weddings, universities, private parties, ticket only public venues, open air festivals and corporate functions. Yet as 2008 closed the band had their most successful year so far.
The members of the band received their first television exposure as they were crowned ‘Global Icon winners 2008′. Global Icon was an online competition sponsored by ‘Sky Television’ which featured thousands of bands from Europe and gave exposure to the band’s original writing project, The Riffs. The competition, which was filmed and recorded in Manchester, lead to a university tour and the chance to work with the industry’s top producers; all adding to the band’s wealth of experience.
What makes Kings of Lyon so special is that they have a wealth of experience though still young; they have a great sound, which they have worked on for years, and are fortunate to have the look as well with an exciting 95 minute live set encompassing all the hits and fans’ favourites from the Kings of Leon’s last five albums.
Kings of Lyon are the most astounding, vibrant tribute to the Kings of Leon, playing an inspired and often surprising collection of Kings of Leon tracks with an energy and quality which, has already gained them a massive, enviable reputation.
The band play an untouchable, exciting 90 minute live set encompassing all the hits and fans’ favourites from Kings of Leon’s last five albums.
RESURRECTION STONE ROSES TRIBUTE.
Resurrection were formed in 1998 & are based in Glasgow, Scotland. The most successful & first tribute to The Stone Roses north of the border & the closest bandto create the recorded sound of the Roses 88-90 period when the band were at their peak. Their success made them not only the best Stone Roses tribute around, but one of Scotland’s most seen bands in their first 3yrs under another title. Their success was so huge, that a Stone Roses best of album which Silvertone released (years before) charted in the top 20 album sales during Resurrection’s peak.
Resurrection have toured with many celebrities including Mani (The Stone Roses/ex Primal Scream) over a 3 year period. The band performed live onstage with their hero at the world famous King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut . The band also toured with Inspiral Carpets members & had many celebrity fans including The Stone Roses/Primal Scream/The High/Inspiral Carpets/The Smiths/The Seahorses/Shed 7 & Snow Patrol among others. Some quotes from this period in the bands history are mind blowing with Mani quoted as saying “They do the songs justice & sound better than we did before we split”. The quotes & reviews are astounding from their live performances around the UK & Ireland.
Rico – AKA (Ian Brown)
Matt – AKA (Gary Mani Mounfield)
Jerry – AKA (John Squire)
Maff – AKA (Alan Reni Wren)
HIP HOP HOORAY
The premier party band, this inimitable 8 piece provide the very best classic hip hop covers, creating an atmosphere unrivalled and a dance floor damaged.
Hip Hop Hooray, a truly unique festival party band. Specialising in covers of Classic Hip Hop. Including Snoop Dogg, NERD, JAY Z, Eminem, RUN DMC, Kanye West and Dr Dre to name a few.
THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH
BY THE SOUTH MARTINS
Hopefully the name the Southmartins is fairly self-explanatory but, in short, we are a tribute to the songs of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins (with occassional forays into Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s other work). Formed in late 2009 and gigging reguarly ever since we’ve built up a quite good reputation as a live band, playing pubs, clubs, festivals, Paul Heaton’s pub – the Kings Arms on numerous occassions and the odd wedding (they’re always a bit odd).
With an unbeatable songbook to draw upon including solid-bronze classics such as Happy Hour, Caravan of Love, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her, You Keep It All In and many, many more our high energy live shows frequently sell-out in advance and garner rave reviews from customers expecting something, perhaps, a little more “traditional”.
We’re not trying to imitate or resurrect anything. We don’t do all that dressing up stuff but we do have, what we think is, a healthy irreverance for the songs. Sometimes we play them very much like the records and other times we take them somewhere else but all in the name of putting on a good show and putting a smile on the audience’s face and a song in their collective big mouth.
Howaysis are 1 of the most popular Oasis Tribute bands in the UK, touring since 2010 & reformed in 2016 Howaysis are back gigging bigger and better again!
“howaysis” aim to be the most professional and complete Oasis tribute band in the UK bar none. Having life long Oasis fans in the band who have seen them perform live many times over the years from the early days until their split, their dedication and attention to detail help to portray an authentic Oasis sound that delivers a great form of entertainment and an amazing live experience.
Formed in the early part of 2010 from various local North East bands with a wealth of talent and experience – their number one objective was to “sound” like their heroes particularly capturing their live performances style and swagger.
Therefore doing them justice – and filling the void that Oasis have sadly left behind. They seek to entertain you by playing the classics you would expect plus some excellent B-side tracks for the real die hard Oasis fans.
BY GARY DIGAN
This is an amazing tribute to Gerry Cinnamon. Get prepared to jump up and down to this wee Belta!
BY J SHEERAN
J sheeran performs an amazing tribute show to Ed using his famous loop station. Creating Eds hits right infront of his audience just like the man himself!
The UK’s Ultimate Beyonce Tribute (BEEYONCE)
The UK’s leading tribute to the Queen B will have any hardcore beyonce fan believing they have seen the real thing including all the hits album tracks and unique live remixes the show will have you screaming “I’m a survivor” and feeling “drunk in love”.
Leanne Harper takes to the stage with all the fierceness and diva vocals that beyonce demands a life long fan leanne has spent years perfecting Beyonce’s mannerisms and stage presence. With her two professional dancers Natalie Venters and Emily Waterhouse they team up to create a unique show that is full of energy , replica cheography and breath taking costumes. The Show has wowed crowds all over the uk and is set to go global in 2017
TOM MOUSE SMITH
Tom Smith is a 14 year old Singer Songwriter from County Durham. Now with almost 18k Facebook follows he is a formidable social media presence. Already an accomplished guitarist In his short career he has supported The Charlatans, Shed Seven, James Bay and Catfish and the Bottlemen (three times). He’s the youngest ever performer at Kendal Calling, Festival No 6 and Liverpool Sound City. He’s had two singles played on BBC Introducing and also appeared on the charity recording of The Beatles classic Help! In aid of Syrian refugees alongside the cream of the North East Music Scene and again he stole the show. His single WDYE was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.
He has achieved so much in such a short time whilst living with the life limiting condition Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means he was born, and continues to function, with only half a working heart.
We have supported acts like Bad Manners, The Lambrettas, The Beat, (Both Roger & Daves) The Hotknives, Bombskare, The Toasters, Vin Gordon, Dennis Alcapone, Roddy Radiation of The Specials, Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam at venues like ARC Stockton On Tees where we had a successful performance and successful performances at the 02 Academy Newcastle. We have also played with members of The Specials, Bad Manners & The Selecter. We also have played at festivals such as Stone Valley, YSA Invasion 12, the Great Northern Mod & Ska Festival, The Lindisfarne Festival, the Woodhorn Festival and the prestigious gig at the Feuerwerks Open Air Festival at The Reduit in Mainz, Germany amongst many other successful gigs. We have recorded tracks in the past for the Specialized Project that raises money for Teenage cancer Trust & Youth Music UK- ” Police On My Back” for the Specialized project album ” Combat cancer- A tribute to The Clash”, “Midnight Ravers” for the 2016 “One Heart – A tribute to Bob Marley” album and “Smithers Jones” for the 2017 Specialized tribute to The Jam. Also, we have also headlined events for March Of The Mods, Our House all dayers in York and Barnard Castle Big Day Out, The Leadgate Big Bash and sold out and turned people away at our hometown gig at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington. We’ve also released 2 CD Eps “The Tommy Gun EP” and latest ” Rudys Return ” EP which features Lynval Golding & Jon Read of The Specials. They have also played many festivals with the highlight in 2017 being the Lindisfarne Festival, the last big summer festival of the year., with a fantastic slot beckoning in the Beer Tent at 9,45pm on Friday 1st September at this renowned award winning festival.
Willo – Vocals
Mark Wilson -Guitar
Neil Wilson – Bass
Chris Tunney – Drums
Steve Cummings- Vocals/Keys
Stephen Brown- Sax
John Day – Trombone
David McNiff – Trumpet
Andy Wears – Bass/guitar
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE by TONY
For the past decade Tony has been wowing audiences worldwide with his amazing portrayal of Britain’s Greatest Entertainer, Robbie Williams! After making his debut in Trevor Chance’s ‘Legends,’ Tony has gone on to perform all across the globe, leaving audiences constantly gagging for more! He turns heads wherever he goes leaving onlookers asking, ‘”Is it or isn’t it?”
In 2005 Tony was lucky enough to meet Robbie in person, chatting about women, music and most importantly football, even gaining his idol’s approval with Robbie saying, “I think it’s great, I’m really flattered! It’s bloody hard work being me!”
In 2008 Tony beat all his ‘Robbie’ competition, landing a spot on BBC ONE’s, ‘The One And Only,’ performing in front of 7 million viewers for 6 successive weeks, eventually bowing out in the final to Dusty Springfield!
The resemblance is so uncanny that tony has appeared for numerous promotional campaigns and tv shows throughout europe but the highlight must be playing robbie in a series of official short films for the album, ‘Rudebox,’
Tony’s show covers all of the greatest hits, with a few special surprises, capturing the true spirit of everything Robbie!
The look’s, the moves, the voice, the ego!!!!!!
This show has it all!
Tony Lewis is Robbie Williams!
THE BREAKFAST CLUB authentic electronic 80’s band.
Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Billy Idol, Spandau Ballet, Gary Numan, A-ha, Aztec Camera, David Bowie, Inxs, Dead Or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, OMD, Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Tears For Fears +
The Breakfast Club play authentic ’80s electronic music, based in the North East Of England
Lee Jon Stokoe (Vocals / Keyboards)
Craig Elliott (Guitar)
Graeme Wall (Drums)
Elliot Sneddon (Keyboards / Vocals)
Mark Little (Bass
Fatboy Slima is the UKs number 1 Fatboy Slim tribute and is even endorsed by Norman Cook himself. A full-on Fatboy Slim style DJ with the looks, the sounds, the projections, dancers and the lights that recreates the amazing events Norman Cook hosts.
- Dave Lunn-Vocals
- Dean Robertson-Lead Guitar
- Ian Fairbairn-Guitar
- Chris Walker-Bass
- Tim Fairbridge-Drums
An ever sonically evolving rock outfit from the North East UK, loudly churning out anthemic combinations of blues, grit and grungey grooves.
Formed in September 2014 and now based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Clippah has been a long evolving rock & roll project consisting of friends from their school days growing up and discovering music together in rural Northumberland.
Band Members Alex, Dan, Jake, Ryan and Tom
Rockabilly madness, fueled by the trusty Border Reiver pie and three jars of the mighty reverend snake oil itself.
David O’Hara – Stix n Skinz
Simon Cadelik – Tall Thing with Gutz
Michael Blakey – Stringz n Things
Wobbly Fingers – Vocals & anyt
OASISJAM are a tribute to 2 of the greatest bands ever – OASIS and THE JAM. We are a 4 piece band and create the greatest hits of both bands such as Wonderwall, Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Don’t Look Back In Anger – all killer and no filler !! OASISJAM are based in the North-East of England and play regularly in the area.
Band Members :
Tim Lowe – Vocals, Guitar.
Richard Coxon – Bass, Vocals.
Alan Batchelor – Lead Guitar, Vocals.
Scott Fenner – Drums, Percussion.
WE STEAL FLYERS
We Steal Flyers – An award winning International Touring duo of Songwriters from the heart of Northumberland playing 250 dates a year Uk, Europe and America.
Derek and Shaggy met in 2008 while they were supporting US Rocker, Adam Bomb, both were fronting different bands at the time. They both have a real love of music and songwriting, and decided to combine their uniqueness, talents and skills to bring the best of what they had together to create the magic that is We Steal Flyers.
We Steal Flyers released and toured with their debut album Our World and sold over 1000 hard copies in the first year by hand and touring through UK and Europe and playing an impressive 250 shows a year. With radio support across the world and with the success of their online status they have followers and friends in many places. Bringing together their knowledge of the music industry, which they both have been involved in separately for many years, is a huge key to their continuing success.
Between them they have written a multitude of songs, which have been recorded and released on over 10 albums, EPs and singles. They use their knowledge of the music industry to help new up and coming artists get on their feet, this help includes, promotional work, photography and video shoots, and booking gigs and also through their online radio show – The All Acoustic Podcast Show.
There is no venue is too big or too small, We Steal Flyers will perform anywhere and everywhere to have their music heard. Performing in baths, sheds, house gigs, pubs, venues, castles, festivals, and the list goes on. So far they have played with many well known names and artists on their adventure so far, including Roy Wood, The Quireboys, Hayseed Dixie, Miles Hunt of The Wonderstuff, Adam Bomb, Jawbone, Mark Morris of The Bluetones, Christ Helme of The Seahorses, Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets, Half Man Half Biscuit, Sons & Daughters, Rod Clements of Lindisfarne, Nigel Clark of Dodgy, Proud Mary and many more on their travels.
ANTHONY VACHER & THE SILHOUETTES
2018 is becoming a huge year for singer-songwriter Anthony Vacher. From Newcastle and often backed by his band The Silhouettes, Vacher is known for his impassioned vocals and energetic stage presence.
Guitar/Vocals: Jordan Tipple
Guitar: Tom Simpson
Bass: Chris Hall
Keys: Tommie James
Drums: Gary Fawcus/David Winter
THE KEVI STEEL BAND
Established in 2006 as a school steelband, KEVI Steel has grown considerably and now has 47 members and runs 4 classes each week, including a community band. The band has taken part in competitions, festivals and overseas tours (Assisi in 2014 and Salzburg in 2016) and regularly performs at events across the North East of England.King Edward VI High School (KEVI) in Morpeth, Northumberland, is the home of KEVI Steel, which each year benefits from a steady stream of talented and enthusiastic pannists coming from the two local middle schools. It’s fair to say Morpeth has a healthy pan scene.We provide a high standard of tuition and a variety of performance opportunities for all our members. We support and encourage our players in developing as musicians and as confident and skilled performers. Over the years, KEVI pannists have won regional awards as soloists, as members of small ensembles and as a large band. We are very proud of their success.We encourage and provide opportunities for players to contribute their ideas and musical arrangements and to act as young leaders supporting other band