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The Brakes

- UK Manchester, UK Alternative

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Bio: The Brakes are a five piece Indie/Alternative band hailing from Greater Manchester. Melodic guitar riffs form the building blocks to some epic tunes that will get you singing and dancing along.

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Farewell to 2013
Nov 17, 2013
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Oct 6, 2013
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  • 2014

    Apr 18

    Scunthorpe, NORTH, UK | 7:00pm
    Indie Fridays @ Oscar's Bar
    Scunthorpe, NORTH, UK
    Fri Apr 18 7:00pm
  • 2013

    Nov 16

    Manchester, UK | 7:30pm

    Manchester, UK
    Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:30pm


    Call It A Night @ The Ruby Lounge Showcase of finest unsigned talent performing in Manchester Featuring: BLUE NATION Blue Nation is an indie/blues driven outfit hailing from Birmingham’s vibrant music scene. Fronted by the powerful vocals of Neil Murdoch coupled with an exquisite and talented backline supplied by Jon Hooker and Gurdev Sohal (Greddy). Born out of the desire to bring people something they can hang onto (musically). With heart pounding vocals, infectious melodies and sharp riffs Blue Nation have set themselves high Standards. Their gig and recording experience is extensive, with well over 300 gigs. These include Radio and live music venues in the major cities of the UK. Two acoustic tours of NYC focused around Greenwich Village and Manhattan. Most prestigious venue to date, has been playing on the Music Stage @ F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone, on two occasions. Their debut album “Cross The Line & Decide” is released now on both formats - Physical and Digital This is supported by a Single & Video release of “Maybe Goodbye” one of the album tracks. Blue Nation use indie, blues and a hint of Mod in creating a sound that doesn’t fit neatly into a genre and is all the more memorable for it. Their songs are delivered by three accomplished musicians, fronted with stunning vocals. All backed up with experience and stage presence. Web: www.bluenation.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueNationMusic?ref=ts Twitter: @bluenationmusic THE MONTOYAS The Montoyas are a 4 piece band from Manchester. Fresh out of the studio from recording their debut EP, the band is building a regular presence on the live music scene in and around the city. With their self styled ‘barnyard stomp with a G-funk twist’ sound, The Montoyas perform both as a full band and an unconventional acoustic act - including percussion to keep the music alive rather than the standard two guys and an acoustic guitar. As a result, The Montoyas have been placed as regulars on the bill of the monthly acoustic event ‘BUSK’ at the Garratt. Above all, the band’s aim is to get feet tapping and heads bobbing in every venue they play. Welcome aboard the good ship Montoya. We hope you enjoy the show. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatreckoning?sk=app_2405167945#!/pages/The-Montoyas/153174778105026?fref=ts Twitter: @the_montoyas Web. www.themontoyas.co.uk Reverbantion: http://www.reverbnation.com/themontoyas THE BRAKES The Brakes are a 5 piece band from Manchester, formed in late 2010. Drawing influence from a wide range of music from Indie to Blues to Rock and everything in between, The Brakes deliver a refreshing blend of catchy riffs and sing-along choruses which are instantly recognisable. Despite only being together for a few months and being unsigned Web: www.thebrakesmcr.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrakesmcr Twitter: @thebrakesmanc Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/thebrakesmcr Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/thebrakesmcr THE SPIRIT VINES 4 piece indie / alternative band from Manchester. EP out via Soundcloud Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thespiritvines Twitter:@THESPIRITVINES BRAD WILDE Born and bred in Manchester, Brad Wilde has battled through numerous highs and lows to break through into the modern music industry. After his departure from “Accidental Gentlemen” in 2009, this ambitious 21 year old proceeded to take his talent to new levels, recording numerous tracks with various different bands and artists. it became clear, however, that a solo career was no doubt more suited for the young Mancunian – with an acoustic guitar in his palms and his rough, unique vocal performances. Wilde has developed techniques and attitude truly representative of his hometown and his energy and passion during performances is genuinely motivating. Taking inspiration from such Northern artists as: The Smiths, Alex Turner, The Courteeners, Little Man Tate and the Wombats, Brad Wilde is rapidly becoming a house-hold name with his gritty yet emotional lyrics and catchy, unique tones." Currently Brad is working on new material after the release of his self-title debut EP Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bradwilde

  • 2013

    Oct 26

    Manchester, UK, UK | 7:00pm

    Manchester, UK, UK
    Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:00pm


    The Brakes @ Manchester Academy

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