And the last of our bands competing to play Blissfields is The B Of The Bang. Signed to Pie & Vinyl Records the band has a fairly large cast beginning with Wit (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Rhodes (Guitar/Singing), Elliott Gregg (Drums/Vocals), Keef (Bass/Singing), Roxanne (Keyboards/Singing), Jackamus (Banjo/Accordion/Glockenspiel/Vocals) and Ox (Vocals/Guitar).
The band are signed to Southsea’s Pie & Vinyl Records. Not only to the guys have great taste in pies but they also have a good eye for talent! The band list their influences as Beirut, Bjork, Bright Eyes, Beck, Bon Iver, Boards of Canada, Bat for Lashes, Burial, Ben E King, Beatles, Bauhaus, Beach Boys, Bert Jansch, Blur, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Battles, Backstreet Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Blondie or simply anyone else good beginning with B…
Find out more about the Bang on Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter @TheBOfTheBang and YouTube. The band also run a nice blog which currently features their highlights of 2013 in music, including their top albums to which I’ve now discovered a few gems. Check it out yourself HERE.
The Portsmouth leg of Road To Blissfields is FREE, you can find more information on the Facebook Event Page HERE. Come along and support your favourites, the winner will be decided by panel and we will take into account the crowds reaction!
Last week Blissfields announced the first wave of acts performing which include 2ManyDJs, Sleigh Bells, Dub Pistols, Hercules And Love Affair as well as breakthrough acts Dan Croll, Ry X, Famy. Keep an eye out on Strong Island as we will be giving away a pair of tickets over the next two months.