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Sun 7th Apr at 7:00pm
Next Big Thing Competition - Semi Final 1
@ O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
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Next Big Thing Competition - Semi Final 1: The Mighty Young + Escape To Paris + The Nuclear Weasels + The Broken Rebels + The Harrowbrooks + Lucid Uprising + Grace The Skies
This event takes place at O2 Academy Birmingham, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
The Mighty Young are a three piece garage rock band hailing from the south of Birmingham formed in 2010.
Drawing influences from the blues of Robert Johnson and Howling Wolf, the lo-fi sound of The Stooges and The White Stripes, and the flailing hailing row created by Hendrix and his disciples, the band deliver a modern take on the blues that any music fan will find it hard not to love.
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Hailing from Shropshire, with a mix of reggae, ska, indie, and rock, four piece The Nuclear Weasels are Sam Carty, Kyle Burkitt, Jake Evans and Ollie Franklin.
Self described as, “it’s hard to put a finger on it, you’ll have to listen to it to get the idea”.
Formed in 2009, they have been gigging solidly ever since, spreading quickly through Shropshire and Mid-Wales, gaining support on the way.
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A four piece band from Coventry who play Indie, Rock 'n' Roll with a twinge of Blues in there every now and again.
Hook heavy riffs, pounding drums and self-relating lyrics, taken from varied musical influences from The Stones, Beatles and Dylan, stopping off in 80's for a bit of Cure, Joy Division and The Smiths and continuing on through to Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, with Travis Barker, Nirvana and Sum 41 influencing the man with the sticks!
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A four piece alternative / indie rock band from Leicester. Their influences range from The Beatles to Oasis to The Courteeners.
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A five piece, female fronted classic rock band from the Midlands.
Lucid Uprising tour dates
Formed in the black country, Grace The Skies combine epic, uplifting, sing-along choruses, with a razor-sharp dual guitar attack, impressive vocal harmonies, electronics, orchestral pieces and infectious indie hooks. They have created something truly special that fans of multiple genres can, and do enjoy.
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Venue: O2 Academy Birmingham
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Enquiries: 0905 020 3999 (25p per min)
Bookings: 0844 477 2000
→ Snow Hill 14 min walk
→ New Street 7 min walk