featuring COLUMBIA + WHITE ESKIMO + GOOD FOR GORDON + MATTY JAMES CASSIDY
£6 // Doors 8:00pm
THE NIGHT & DAY SHOWCASE
COLUMBIA are a rock ’n’ roll, guts ’n’ glory powerhouse five-piece from Liverpool, who have been hailed as The Best New Band in The North™. Word is spreading and shows are selling out fast!
COLUMBIA wear their influences with pride. Their raucous sound and killer tunes build on the shoulders of giants like Oasis, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Stone Roses. But they are cooly carving out an identity of their own, too – showcasing solid anthems of hope and bangers with cast iron hooks… Things are gonna change… Tired of the all the hairy-fairy-quite-contrary-isms of recent years, COLUMBIA are letting the good times rock ’n’ roll again and they’re “Lovin’ every fuckin’ minute of it!”…
So, join the party… COLUMBIA are in the studio and on the road throughout the coming year, on a one-way trip to obliterate 2018. A six-track EP is out soon, plus their third, soon to be sold-out show at The Zanzibar in Liverpool, a double headliner with Paul Nelson JNR.
Sheppo, Columbia’s head honcho-frontman, is defiant and confident about the band’s chances and has the future of rock ’n’ roll firmly in his sights: “We want it all, that’s all we want, we want it all… And we’ll get it!”
White Eskimo have been playing their style of pop punk since their early High School days. With influences ranging from Blink-182 to Beethoven these 4 lads have really found their own sound. Will (Vocals/Guitar), Alex (Drums), Marcus (Guitar) and Rob (Bass) have all been playing music since they can remember. The lads released their debut EP ‘’100X’’ last April which they recorded with James Lewis (Sunset Sons, Artic Monkeys, Rudimental) (available on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify) and have since released the single ‘’Game Time’’ with a music video. April 2016 the boys went on tour to the USA. They played for the global music showcase MUSEXPO and Global Rock Summit and played at some of the most famous venues in LA like Whiskey a Go Go and Viper Room. ‘It was just so, so cool playing in LA’ says Alex.
‘We met Gene Simmons and the rest of Kiss whilst we were rehearsing in LA and he tried to impersonate our accents – he was terrible at it!’’ Yeah but not as cool as when Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) asked if I could be hers for the day’ boasts Will.
After coming back from the USA, strings of shows and festivals, the boys have been busy at the recording studio (The Edge Studios, John Delph, 5SOS) working hard on recording their new material. With bags of new tracks to be released and music videos ready to be premiered, 2017 is going to be a very busy and exciting time for White Eskimo.
Good for Gordon are a 4 piece indie-rock band with music that’ll take you back to the hedonistic 90s. Largely influenced by bands such as Oasis, the Courteeners, and Wolf Alice. We 4 pals discharge our verve, musing in what we crave.
Matty James Cassidy is a young singer-songwriter-musician from N. Ireland who pens and performs heart-felt, sing-along, tale-telling, rabble-rousing songs you can hang your hat on. With self-released albums, hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe and appearances at major festivals all under his belt, his experience far surpasses his years. Originally a drummer, playing in pubs and clubs across Ireland from the age of 13, Matty set sail for England a few years later and picked up the acoustic guitar as a tool to write songs. This led him down the path of the modern day troubadour, playing his own brand of folk rock n’ roll all over the country and beyond, both solo and now backed by a full band. He has also worked with Pat McManus (Mama’s Boys), Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy) and Tyla J. Pallas (The Dogs D’Amour).