with: Chasing Deer + Lost Tiger
Friday 6 April 2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£5 in advance £7 on the door
Max and Ryan of Birmingham based band The Fidgets first played together in early 2013. The two met after Max answered Ryan’s advert on musicians wanted website JoinMyBand, for a singer/guitarist influenced by sixties Pop.
Beforehand, the pair had their formative experiences with music through school and college, with both playing in several bands before meeting.
After rehearsing, writing and recording for six months in late 2012, The Fidgets played their first show at The Dodford Inn in Bromsgrove in March 2013, billed as ‘Ryan and Max are generally amazing’. Humble beginnings. They quickly began gigging at other venues and spread around the West Midlands over the next couple of years. In 2014, they discovered busking and their name spread throughout the land!… only joking. They began to make a living from music and were picked up the following year by management company AAM Records.
After being picked up in 2015, the pace of songwriting dramatically increased, with the band experimenting with their sound over the following year, releasing ‘Somehow’ inspired by their sixties roots, indie-influenced guitar-pop song ‘HEY!’, and more commercial sounding ‘It’s Only You’, which was picked up as track of the week for BBC Introducing H&W. Following their most recent single, Everywhere I Go, in March 2017, The Fidgets returned to the studio to work on establishing a musical identity, beginning with upcoming single ‘Them’.
Chasing Deer are four experienced and energetic performers with an exciting Rock sound, living, performing and writing music full-time in London. With polished, sophisticated melodies and harmonies reminiscent of The Beatles, artistic inspiration of David Bowie and stagecraft of Bastille, enjoy listening to Chasing Deer!
They have covered the UK and Europe over the last two years showcasing their first two EPs ‘Rewriting History’ and ‘Moving On’ in over 750 performances, including supporting festival slots for UB40, The Pigeon Detectives and Feeder. Their music features regularly on BBC Introducing and has been played internationally on the BBC World Service.
Chasing Deer are the band to follow in 2018, with the release of a new song on the last Friday of every month of the year. With guidance from the British Deaf Association, each single’s artwork represents a word or phrase in British Sign Language.
“Great guys, great melodies and a great live show” is Andrew Marston’s (BBC Introducing) description of young indie duo Lost Tiger.
The 20 year old identical twins, based in the West Midlands, launched in December 2016 and took part in the 2017 university summer ball circuit, entertaining crowds of up to 3000 supporting acts such as Tinie Tempah, Wheatus and Fuse ODG across the UK.
Zac (lead vocals and guitar) and Alfie (drums and vocals) have written, recorded and self released their own material, which is now available on all major platforms, showing influences of early Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys fused with more mainstream radio sounds of The Amazons, Tom Grennan, The Sherlocks and Harry Styles.
Their music is now available on all major music platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and Google Play.