Formed in late 2010 when Andy Johnson coaxed Bryn Merrick (former Damned bassist) out of musical retirement. Dave Johnson was soon recruited on drums and The Shamones were born. The band have been perfecting the classic Ramones sound since and are fast becoming recognised as the best tribute around to the New York punk heroes. The Shamones played at Tribfest, Europe’s biggest and best tribute band festival (www.tribfest.co.uk) in 2011 & 2012 and featured in the review of 2012’s event in the NME. Friday August 16th 2013 will see the band make their third apearance at this amazing festival.
A busy 2012 saw The Shamones contribute two tracks to the “Ramone To The Bone” tribute album and play shows in Birmingham, Cardiff, Barry, Carmarthen, Romford, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Scunthorpe and Cannock as well as playing the famous Boston Arms in Camden. 2013 has seen the band add more songs to the set (43 in total at the last count!) and continue to gig around the country to great acclaim. More gigs are being added all the time including Garden Glasto in Leicester on June 1st and an appearance at the Alice In Wonderland club mystery tour show in October alongside Zodiac Mindwarp & Dr & The Medics. Keep checking the page and the website for updates. Gabba Gabba Hey!
Created in a secret underground lab by a shadowy government organisation that didn’t officially exist, the members of Misled Truth quickly engineered an explosive escape and set about using their genetically-engineered powers for good instead of evil. Something like that anyway, the details are hazy and indistinct.
Show Stars 20:15
The Moon Birds
The Moon Birds are a five piece band from South Wales, UK which consists of frontman Mitchell Minney, Guitarist and Keys player Owain Hughes, Guitarist Bradley Walstow, Bassist Sam Williams and Drummer Sam Henly.
Formed in April 2012 they have wasted no time in hitting the road and are already building up a dedicated fan base and are receiving great feedback from venue promoters and their fans.
Willing to travel the length and width of the country to broadcast their sound to the nation, The Moon Birds are continually looking to book shows here, there and everywhere and are working hard between their live shows looking to improve themselves as songwriters, musicians and performers.
With an album already on sale and a back catalogue of songs raring to go, studio time for The Moon Birds is most definitely on the cards although a recording date has yet to be decided.
If you like bluesy/rock riffs with an almighty funky edge and acoustic driven songs with catchy melodies you’ll be sure to love The Moon Birds.
SUPPORTED BY THE DOLE AGE.
Bringing Back Tomorrow
Bringing Back Tomorrow are a band based in Pontypridd, created by Garyn Williams and Zac Mather. The band consists of five members members (currently, Garyn Williams, Arwel Brown, Liam Bevan, Levi Ball and Rhys Jones). In the autumn of 2013, we released our début single; ‘An Individual Paradox’. Keep an eye out for gigs in every area of South Wales!
Hark! A Shark
Hark! A Shark! are a female fronted pop punk sensation from Cardiff. The 5 piece band has a unique mixture of catchy vocals, huge pop punk choruses along with punchy and jumpy bass and drums, and the band fuses these elements to produce some truly awesome tunes, made for fans of punk rockers such as Tsunami Bomb, New Found Glory, The Offspring and all those other bands you remember from your teenage years!
Hark! A Shark! have been working hard behind the scenes, and are releasing their brand new EP Daylights Wastin’ on Friday 4th April! Their first release since July 2012, this eagerly anticipated EP is going to be available from shows, as well as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify!
They have shared the stage with the likes of Kids Cant Fly, Don Broco, Raise The Alarm, Man of the Hour, Two Marks and a Frank, Led By Lions, Highwinds, One Track Mind, Elite Days and many more.
Vocals from Nat are punctuated by punky guitars from Greg B and Huw, all propped up by the thumping drums of Andy and smooth bass of Greg T, completing the line up of Hark! A Shark!
Show Starts 20:30
Heavier than Pop-Punk and just as at home on a playlist with Tonight Alive and A Day to Remember, Last Vendetta are a band of opposites; often heavy and raw but always catchy and melodic, tugging on heartstrings with their tongues firmly in cheek. They effortlessly capture a nostalgic early noughties sound infused with their own unique, visceral style.
While Last Vendetta are new for 2014, their sound is the culmination of a musical friendship stretching back years. Having recently joined forced with independent label The Animal Farm, Last Vendetta are due to release there debut EP worldwide towards the end of the year.
TENPLUSONE are a 3 piece melodic punk rock band from South Wales.
We all have varying musical influences which do intersect quite a lot, and ultimately this gives us our sound.
Crunchy riffs, melodic choruses, heavy bass lines and hard hitting drums.
Elite Days are a four piece pop-punk band formed in 2011, hailing from Cardiff, South Wales.
“Pop-punk seems to be enjoying quite the rejuvenation in Wales at present with the likes of Straight Lines and the Blackout coming to prominence of late, and Elite Days could quite easily sit up and ride the crest of the wave created by their fellow countrymen.” (The MMP – the definitive guide to music in Wales)
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to one of our founding members in 2013. However with the new edition of guitarist Greg Burke, a rejuvenated Elite Days are back and ready for action. Armed with custom made ‘Elite Days’ guitar picks, Elite Days have a lot in-store for 2014.
The second release from Elite Days entitled ‘Heads Down For Take Off’ “offers massive nods to the pop-punk sound perpetrated by their cross-Atlantic peers New Found Glory and Blink 182.”
Doors open 18:00
Show starts : 20:30
4 Guys sharing their love of Green Day.
We like to cover as many Green Day songs as possible old and new to cater for all Green Day fans. We also like to bring some excitement, energy and an authentic Green Day experience to the audience.
DIRTY – FILTHY – HEAVY – PUNK – GOTH – ROCK
Not To Fall.
A four piece Hard Rock/Metal/Fusion band from South Wales.
We will be taking part in Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event on the 26th of September at The Dragonffli.
The money we raise at our coffee morning will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.
There will be tea, coffee and cakes! (What more could you want?)
All we will ask is for a small donation of but a little goes a long way!
One in three of us will get cancer and for most, it will be the toughest thing we ever face. When you’re facing the toughest fight of your life, you need a team of inspiring people in your corner with you.
Our coffee morning will be held at the pub, and will start at 11.00am, so come have a coffee for a good cause!
Manic Night of Trance, Club Classic and House Music.
Collision Resident Djs Special!
Featuring; Mark Collard, Steve Hampton, Paul Hicks & Dj Brad.
Doors open 18:00
Minimun Donation of £2 (entry fee) – All proceeds go on to the One in a Million Charity.
Blue Ocean Odyssey
The band came about from all different backgrounds, with each member influenced by all different kinds of unique music. Richard Trussell and Matthew Thomas were in a cover band doing popular covers to get some gigging experience for a little while, but soon wanted to write music of their own and explore different musical styles.
After looking for a singer they found Anthony Morgan, a smooth vocalist and fine songwriter, who joined the band and brought with him his own influences, including some of the big blues rock singers from the 70s. The band now has a great unique sound and can’t wait to get tracks recorded and perform them live to you soon!!
Revenant are a Welsh, female fronted heavy rock/metal band,
formed in March 2013.
The band released a 2 track demo in September 2013, which gained radio play across the UK, Europe and the US, and the band spent the latter half of 2013 gigging across Bristol, South Wales & the South West.
2014 has seen the band up their game supporting high profile acts such as ex-Rainbow legend Graham Bonnet and up and coming metal stars Skreamer, as well as spreading their reach to bigger venues and bigger cities.
This August, Revenant will be touring the motherland supporting The Self Titled on their Welsh tour.
Revenant will release their debut EP ‘Tundra’ on August 1st 2014.
Eject Pilot Eject
Eject Pilot Eject (EPE) are an emerging three piece rock pop band from South Wales. Fronted by a female vocalist and drummer, Sarah, EPE are visually unique. Bolstered by excellent songs, written by guitarist Owen, this is one band that really have something to sing about.
Doors open 18:00