The advantage of the long Easter weekend is that it allows you plenty of time to enjoy the most outstanding of Blackpool’s young, up and coming and established talents. An eclectic mix of live music for the Easter weekend begins on Thursday 2 April and will provide the best in local entertainment at The Blue Room on Church Street. Entry is free, so why not make a date to visit one of Blackpool’s popular venues and sample some of the town’s young, hungry, and theatrical bands.
On Thursday, 2 April, Harry Hammond and the Midnight Experience, will be entertaining the crowd with a taste of their jazz/funk fusion.
Thursday also sees The Cheeky Keys (rock/hip hop) including DJ Scratch and front man Ric Hulme on the mic. The God Party Cull will also kill the sound with their extraordinary new venture; The Sound of Superstring, with front man ‘Oz’, playing alternative jazz and theatrical piano. Definitely one of a kind and a piece to look out for.
On the Friday you will experience the young and dynamic Atmospherics, who have a new and energetic sound to entice your ears. The Atmospherics recently came runner up in ‘Battle of the Bands’ which means they are something pretty special. They have a clean, stylised look and are super cool in performance. The Atmospherics band members are still all only eighteen years of age and are beginning to be recognised as an exciting new talent. They have three gigs this summer at various festivals throughout the UK. Their music is an ‘infectious’ and ‘catchy’ tale of adolescence. They also have an EP in the pipeline.
Friday will also feature C.S.O.D (Constant Source of Disappointment) who, contrary to their suggestive name, are the total opposite. They are 100% metal and set to make your ears tremble.
Saturday evening brings in The Senton Bombs who already have a strong following around Blackpool. Their music is hard rock/punk so a raw injection of pure energy is expected here. Joey (vocals/bass guitar) tells me, “Our Phantom High EP is being released digitally this month on Holier Than Thou Records. We have our fourth studio album coming out later this year. Date TBC. We are about to be featured in Classic Rock and have two European tours coming at the end of the year.” Prepare to have your senses awakened by their lively sound.
Also on Saturday, I Drink Therefore There’s Darkness will make a huge presence along with The Drop-Out Wives who describe themselves as ‘fuzzy, low budget slopabilly, from Bispham’ and are a raw four piece band.
Appearing on both the Saturday and Sunday is Black Eddy, a “semi-goth alternative rock band with hints of punk, grunge and funk or maybe even necro-punk,” says Jamie Cook who sings vocals and is the only original member of the band. Black Eddy are named after “a small place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA because “that’s where I stayed when being best man at our original bass player’s (James Ashburn) wedding,” Jamie tells me. Black Eddy’s current line-up is Jamie Cook (vocals), Jay Devine (guitar), Luke Winters (bass guitar) and Thomas Singleton (drums). They will soon record a live album at The Old Bridge on Lytham Road and this CD will be available at The Blue Room over the Easter Bank Holiday. They are currently working on stage props and outfits for future shows which will bring a strong theatrical element to their live performances.
Sunday will be hosted by DJ Pitbull UK, named as Unsigned and Dangerous. This will be predominantly from the metal genre and headlined by Phantom Sea along with The Lost Archives who won Battle of the Bands 2014.
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