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Band List - Index E

This is a list of all the bands listed starting with E.


Melodic Hard Rock band. Formed late 2008, and featuring ex Hideaway vocalist Stevie E, with ex Snakebite drummer Nigel Heath, Bassist Dave Harris, Guitar and keyboards from Richard Oxland previously of Crying Shame and guitarist Ian Taylor, once with ...

Earth Calling Alice

Earth Calling Alice is the result of years of sporadic and occasionally drunken songwriting. The idea is simple - if it's a good song, they'll play it. Their tunes come from real life experiences. From people, places, ourselves, each other. The songs ...


4 piece rock covers band from birmingham. Started in 2000 as a 5 piece original rock band. Doing gigs all over at the moment, check us out!

Ebenezer Weazel

The Weazels, as they are commonly known, have ripped their flesh in Shropshire with a style of music which is a blend of many aspects. With a driving bass, a hallmark drum section with a melodic, yet sometimes psycho frenetic guitar, which warms a by ...

Ebony Tower

This is the message from the vanguard of the new prog movement, it's time to stand up and be counted. Wilson McQueen and Ebony Tower start the ignition sequence.

Echo Marley and the Musical Warriors

Introducing 'Echo Marley and the Musical Warriors'. An original collective creating a musical and philosophical 21st century reggae sound. Echo Marley guarantee to deliver a challenging but positive message with a one-drop groove making it impossib ...

Echo River

Echo River are an acoustic duo, fit for any occasion. We put our own acoustic take on popular songs from all genres. Pop down and check us out at our public gigs.


Eclipse started life in 2001 when founder members Jay Thurlow (piano, vocals) and Guy Sweenie (guitars, vocals) began writing songs along with Fred Sweenie - the band manager and musical director. Eclipse is a 4-piece band comprising of vocals, pi ...

Ed Geater

Birmingham born singer-songwriter and beatboxer. Rhythmical dexterity complemented by lyrical prowess. Growing up on a staple musical diet of alternative rock, folk and electronica, equally matching his love of classical music, Ed switched his pri ...

Eddie & The Hotrods

In 1975 four teenage kids were signed to "Island Records" , they called themselves "Eddie and the Hot Rods" and they went on to tour the world and produce four top forty hits 'Live at the Marquee, Quit this town, I might be lying, Teenage Depression ...

Eddie Holman

After singing with such legendary Philadelphia groups as The Delfonics and The Stylistics, Holman finally struck personal gold in early 70's with his timeless love song, "Hey There Lonely Girl", which peaked at 2 in the U.S and number 4 in the UK. Th ...

Eddy Morton

With 11 albums, more than 200 festival appearances and gigs at over 1000 venues to his name, you could be forgiven for thinking that Eddy Morton has probably achieved all he could wish for his musical career. You would be wrong because, as anyone th ...

Edgar Broughton & Son

Just him and his son, Luke, playing new and old material gleaned from years of writing and recording.

Edgar Macias Quintet

Venezuelan latin jazz


Edgeway were formed in 2001 by Lucy Gill and Jared Bryant in a newly built studio deep in the Wyre Forest. Drawing on common musical influences, ranging diversely from Massive Attack, Crosby, Stills n Nash & Young & the late Eva Cassidy, the ...


Two northerners, a scottsman and a spaniard...it can only end in tears, and beers. This London 4 piece embark on a pre single return to the midlands in August/September 2006


The four members of EDITORS are the first to admit that they are not from the rock 'n' roll centres of the UK. Vocalist Tom Smith is from Stroud, guitarist Chris Urbanowicz is from Nottingham whilst drummer Ed Lay is from Ipswich and bass player Russ ...

Edward II

Splicing dance tunes of old England with the sunny sexy grooves of reggae and lovers' rock, Edward II transcend superficial notions of "crossover" to forge truly original dance music from their far-flung musical roots. From there the band roamed free ...

Edwina Hayes

Edwina Hayes is a singer/songwriter who has been a regular performer on the UK acoustic scene since 1999. In March 2003 Edwina signed as a writer with Warner Chappell. Her influences include Mindy Smith, Ray Charles, Carole King, Van Morrison, Nanc ...


Eeek is an all-female band with warm vocals and soulful harmonies who create a sunny afternoon vibe even in the most torrential rainstorm... Hailing from the Midlands (and New York), the ladies of Eeek met each other one by one, playing together in a ...


EELS is an ever-changing lineup of musicians that play the songs of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, also known as E, who grew-up in Virginia but now lives in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, CA. Sometimes it's jus ...


Effra are an instrumental trio consisting of fiddle & mandolin, accordion and guitar. Their music is rooted in the traditions of the British Isles yet draws on influences from Appalachia to the Balkans. With strong backgrounds in folk, jazz, rock ...

Ego Friendly

A band hailing from Shrewsbury, playing local pubs and clubs. If you enjoy The Killers, The Vaccines, Sex Pistols, etc. then come and give us a go

Egypt Blues Band

UK blues rock band Former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs, featuring in several albums and touring throughout UK and Europe over many years. ....the loudest, yet most wonderful blues-rock band you could come across ...

Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

V.v intense. The Times - The most exciting new band of the year 5 / 5 Kerrang - Sheer unashamed majesty 4 / 5. Time Out Rocksound - Buy this album now. Priceless 4˝ / 5 Q - There's a dedication here that can't be faked 4 / 5.


"Einstellung take the Krautrock simplicity of early Neu!, add the noise and dynamics of My Bloody Valentine and create something enormous that envelops your soul." - Emma Lilley (Media Assassin/The Fly) Birmingham based 'Einstellung' are Steve Hou ...

El Presidente

Every eleven years, the old is replaced by the new. NOW PAY ATTENTION: In 1955 there was Rock and Roll. In 1966 there was Psychedelia. In 1977 there was Punk In 1988 there was Acid House... ...and in 1999 there was EL PRESIDENTE THE SECRET REVOLUTION

El Pussycat

El Pussycat are no longer young boys blasting out 100 mph ska. "You're just too fast, too loud, too loud!!" said the godfather of ska Laurel Aitken. These days they keep their sound, which goes back to the 50's roots of bluebeat and ska, relaxed and ...

Electric Dreams

Remember the days of leg warmers, deeley boppers, rah rah skirts and shoulder pads? When big hair and power dressing were essential and when real men wouldn't be seen out without their make-up! With more moves than a Rubik's cube, book Electric Dre ...

Electric Heroin

With a list of influences including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Bees, and the Doves, Electric Heroin have crafted their own style of music and its already attracting knowing glances from the right people. No two songs sound the same, and yet som ...

Electric Mouth

Electric Mouth is James Metcalf (vocals, guitar) Josh Shinner (bass, vocals) Tom Hopwood (guitar, vocals) and George Wilson (drums). And by pumping the pulse of rock back into the clogging indie veins, Electric Mouth try to create a sound that's been ...

Electric Shed

Veterans of the West Midlands music scene, the three members of Electric Shed have been playing together in various line-ups of various styles for twenty years, including blues, folk, indie, rock and psychedelic. The band consists of Pete Holder (lea ...


A three piece live 80's electronic band. The three core members Red, Green & Blue are named after the primary colours commonly used in electronic visual displays (RGB). Blue is the lead vocalist / frontman, Green is the second vocalist / guit ...


5 piece rock covers band with a female vocalist.


This top London 5 piece band has a fascinating array of talented musicians. They mix their set with R&B, Swing, Delta Slide Blues and Gypsy Jazz. Fronted by Vicky Martin(lead guitar and vocals) with Diane Stone (keyboards and violin), Rosie Swan ...

Elephant Talk

Elephant Talk play a unique fusion of Folk, World, fuelled by a combination of eclectic backbeats ranging from: Dub, Drum n' Bass breakbeats to Trance and Techno. A new line-up of skilled musicians include: original member Jon Maybey on guitar, man ...


Elfynn play a vibrant mix of traditional and contemporary tunes and songs on fiddle and accordion with a back line of driving, danceable rhythms, grooving bass lines and fiery electric guitar.


Female fronted 5 piece Rock/Alt band playing original songs with influences of Deftones, Korn, Pantera, Evanescence. - Check out our myspace page for demo's and live set plus our up and coming gigs

Eligh Toadd

Here to deliver some of the West Midlands' finest fictional and satirical tales, all set to authentic and original Progressive Rock, are Walsall's very own Eligh Toadd!


Solo musician/songwriter/producer. Also lead guitarist in Sideways Glance and bassist in Man in Fridge. check website for details. Also on www.overplay.co.uk/elison Based in Birmingham, England.

Ella Edmondson

Ella Edmondson (daughter of Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson) is a singer songwriter based on Dartmoor in Devon. Her recently released debut album, 'Hold your Horses' produced by Andy Seward (Kate Rusby, Roddy Womble, Eddi Reader) includes gues ...

Elle Diablo

Formed through their passion for music, Elle Diablo are a diverse group, driven by their love to perform. Musically their powerful style combines soaring vocals and melodies, with hard hitting rhythms, and deep sinking hooks. Their fast-paced, h ...

Elliot Drew Quartet

Elliot Drew Quartet: Elliot Drew Alto Sax Andrew Woodhead-Stevens Piano Hamish Livingstone Bass Jonathan Silk Drums

Elliott Sansom Trio

This is the rising star of the recent crop of Birmingham Conservatoire pianists. He will be performing with his most current wrighting project. He has been writing original music inspired by some of his favourite composers such as John Taylor, Herbie ...

Elmo SexWhistle

Elmo Sexwhistle is a blend of heavy metal riffs, NIN-like keyboard sounds, psychedelic atmospheres, random Nintendo sounds and orchestral elements; they have been likened to Faith No More, Pendulum, Pink Floyd, Paradise Lost and The Prodigy, surely a ...


NYC underground hip-hop legend EL-P, aka El-Producto,one of hip-hop's most adventurous and unique pioneers, combining a lo-fi old-school aesthetic with a progressive rock musician's inclination to push boundaries, pursuing his own decidedly non-comme ...

Elton John



From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock 'n' Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana! Elvana tear through Nirvana's catalogue whilst splicing in grunged-up sections of The Kings finest moments, culminating in a mash up of overdrive and old school rock ...

Elvis Costello


Elysium Shift

Elysium Shift sprang to life in the summer of 1995, and have been havin' a good time ever since! Over the years the band have evolved from a young teenage grunge act to the purveyors of killer metal we know and love today. The line up is as strong as ...

Ember and the Infernos

Ember and the Infernos (A Tribute To Trivium)


Emilia Mitiku

For Emilia Mitiku, there is one word to describe her new album, 'I Belong To You': honest. This quality is more important to Emilia than it might be to other singers - the type, perhaps, who set their cap and stardom and stop at nothing to achieve it ...

Emiliana Torrini

Following on from her critically acclaimed sets 'Love In The Time Of Science' and her first for Rough Trade 'Fisherman's Woman', the forthcoming 'Me And Armini' sees her working once again with her long time producer/collaborator Dan Carey resulting ...

Emilie Autumn

Her theatrical stage show is a sexy circus of glam-rock burlesque, backed by a scantily-clad girl band known as the Bloody Crumpets... It can only be Emilie Autumn...! Courtney Love's "anarchy violinist" returns to the stage and is keeping th ...

Emily Portman

Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player originating from Glastonbury and hailed 'one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences' (Uncut). Her BBC Folk award-winning album 'Hatchling' is described as "Marvelous" (The Obs ...

Emily Portman Trio

Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player based in the North East of England. Inspired by folktales and ballads, Emily weaves harmony-rich narratives relaying female experience, accompanied by viola player and singer Lucy Farrell and ha ...

Emma Ballantine

Featured by Q Magazine and played on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, Emma has been described as 'a unique voice among modern songwriters' (Resonance FM), 'with a shape-shifting vocal gift' (Gigslutz). Showcasing songs based on stories sent to her by fri ...

Emma Leigh

Emma Leigh has been performing on the pub and club circuit for over 10 years. Her wide-ranging repertoire keeps dancefloors full, and she's always happy to adjust her set list to suit the occassion. Past high-profile clients include Jaguar Cars and t ...

Emma Skipp Duo

Emma Skipp and Mark Webb are experienced musicians, Emma has recently been on tour with The Enemy who were supporting Oasis and played at Wembley Stadium. In 2007 she performed at the NEC Arena to 13,000 people after winning "search for a singer" on ...


A five piece Rock band from the Midlands who showed enormous potential in the late 80's. Well rehearsed tight and original songs played with heart and guts. Line up: Sean Love on vocals( later joined Rattlesnake Kiss) Dave Wasson on Guitar( now wit ...

Empire State

4 piece rock band from birmingham !! if you like the foo's or nirvana get listenin to their tunes!

End Credit

3 piece punk band from redditch


Endorphin is freedom of expression Endorphin is choosing pain over death Endorphin is the truth Endorphin is what it sounds like to live with a crippling depression Endorphin is for everyone who has ever loved and lost and thought it would be bet ...


Prince tribute


Enemo j pronounced eeneemo - jay the name came from an adjusted title of a patriotic group. The band started in around the year two thousand, Which featured the line up of Craig on vocals and samples, Leroy on vocals, Bucky on bass, Dennis on drums a ...

Enemy Lines

Enemy Lines draw influences from a wide range of different bands such as Slayer, Machine Head , Metallica, Opeth, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Pantera, Bleeding Through, Chimaira etc. Stay metal. \m/

English Chamber Orchestra with John Williams

John Williams can be regarded as a foremost ambassador of the guitar. He has toured the world playing both solo and with orchestras and returns to the Civic Hall after a long absence. Appearing with the UK's leading Chamber Orchestra a wonderful e ...

English Of The Sixth

English of the Sixth are a four piece metal band from Birmingham. Influenced by many genres and artists such as Alice in Chains, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Stone Sour, Helmet and Queens of the Stone Age, the band hope to successful bring great music to pe ...


Thrash/Death metal from Birmingham UK, the home of metal!


Space jazz quintet led by Dee Byrne, currently making waves with their debut album. Juggling order and chaos, composition and improvisation, they take listeners on an exploration of the musical cosmos.

Epsilon Red

"Epsilon Red do the whole indie/rock thing in their own inimitable style; brash, wordy and chunky! Combining energetic guitar chords, sensitive drumming and resourceful bass..."

Eric Bell Band

Eric Bell - world renowned guitarist and co-founder and first Thin Lizzy guitarist. Played on Thin Lizzy's first three albums. Has worked with such legends as Rory Gallagher, Noel Redding, etc. His band of the last 15 years is the Eric Bell Band w ...

Eric Bibb

ERIC BIBB CHANNELS DELTA GUITAR MASTER BOOKER WHITE TO CRAFT BLUES FOR A NEW ERA Booker's Guitar set for retail on January 26, 2010 The story is as legendary as Robert Johnson at the crossroads, as old as the blues itself. A traveling musicia ...

Eric Johnson

Celebrated American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as "one of the greatest guitar players of all time"

Eric Roberson

For fans of the independent soul scene joining us fresh from America is Eric Roberson. Eric has been making music for more than a decade, quietly building a massive following in the US, collaborating with artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild a ...

Erica Mou

Discover "one of the most promising talents from Italy's singer-songwriter scene" (Aurgasm). Erica Mou's unique voice & emotive songs transcend language, and earned her the Critics' Choice at the legendary Sanremo Song Festival & acclaim as " ...

Erik Mongrain

Exceptionally talented Canadian guitarist, with close to 5 million You Tube hits, famed for his distinctive lap tapping technique.

Erja Lyytinen & Her Band

Certain musicians possess the ability to move your soul and make you smile all at the same time. Erja Lyytinen happens to be one of them. Recently ranked among the top five guitar players in Finland, this rising young talent has established herself i ...

Erland & The Carnival

Erland is Erland Cooper, guitarist, singer and former resident of remote Orkney. The Carnival are guitarist Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad, The Queen) and drummer David Nock (Paul McCartney's The Fireman). Together, they make a pastoral, ps ...

Escape From Alcatraz

T.A.G. Artists present: Escape from Alcatraz Escape from Alcatraz are a 3-piece rock act from the midlands. Based in Kidderminster the band is made up of:- LEE (21) - Guitars / backing vocals ANDY (20) - Vocals / vocals DAVE (22) - Drums ...


Possessing one of the best and most memorable voices in the UK right now, ESKA weaves together diverse musical elements - hints of folk, soul, psychedelia and electronica and pairs them with stirring lyrics, born from burning passion. ESKA has create ...

Eska Mtungwazi

Zimbabwe-born and London-raised composer ESKA comes from a rich musical background. As a vocalist, her legendary virtuosity has attracted the attentions of a host of acclaimed artists - the likes of Tony Allen and David Sylvian, to name a few. Her vo ...


ESO's debut single has ambition written all over it, featuring their friend Mike from DevilDriver and produced by rock legend Matt Hyde (Fightstar, Newton Faulkner), "We Are Watching You" is the lead single from a new album that blends absolute passi ...


If, as George Orwell wrote, you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. And if you want a soundtrack to that relentless, compassionless obliteration, Esoteric will provide. Crushing, monolithic walls of snail's ...


ESTRONS the politically charged welsh alternative foursome kick 2016 into gear by being chosen by Radio 1's Annie Mac as one of her New Names for 2016, and Radio X as one of their Great Expectations for 2016. Meaning 'Aliens' in Welsh, the four-pi ...

Eternal Divide

All about the metal!!

Ethan Johns

Ethan is an acclaimed producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with great artists such as Laura Marling, Ray Lamontagne, Paolo Nutini, The Vaccines, Rufus Wainwright, Crowded House, Tom Jones and Kings Of Leon. In 2012 he ...

Ethel Vince

Ethel Vince was formed in 2001 to play acoustic rock covers and originals. The band's name comes from amalgamating the street names of where the two band members live in Smethwick. Please contact us if you would like Ethel Vince to play at your ven ...

Etran Finatawa

'The Touareg and the Wodaabe nomadic tribes aren't known for their tolerance of each other, their history being marked by competition and conflict. So something of an entente cordiale was achieved when, at the Festival In The Desert in 2004, a Touare ...


One of the best sing-along-to, toe tapping, dancing, grooving fun music makers

Eva Plays Dead

Formerly known as "Bury The Ladybird"


Nick Evans & Sue Stevens join forces for a formidably mellow acoustic experience

Eve Selis

Eve Selis isn't just a "singer" — she's an emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk, and rock 'n' roll signals into a megawatt zap that galvanizes everyone in its path. And as with fellow femme-furnace frontwomen Bonnie Raitt, Jo ...


Everest are a Birmingham-based 5 piece. Drawing influences from the 70's folk of Neil Young and John Martyn through to the modern melodies of Wilco and Teenage Fanclub, Everest produce music that has "a dreamy quality to it that gets into your subc ...


Everett are a talented foursome from the West Midlands. This Indie Rock band are building quite a fanbase and are rocking the myspace music world.


A four piece Indie/Rock outfit from the Birmingham area.

Evil Scarecrow

Parody metal band from Nottingham.


Evile are a Thrash Metal outfit from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in the UK. Founded by old school friends Matt Drake and Ben Carter, and after playing with different guitarists and bass players for a year or so, Matt's brother Ol was asked to j ...

Evolution Of Man

We are a 4 piece stoner rock band from Worcestershire, We want to feed the world stoner rock.. resist the mong spark a CHONG

Ewan McLennan

His recent nominations for both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Scots Trad Awards confirm the ongoing success of this young Scottish folk singer and guitarist. His music has been described as "a mix of the tradition, social history and political awar ...

Exit Calm

Exit Calm release new single "Hearts and Minds" on May 3rd, followed by self-titled debut album on May 17th 2010. "with ragged vocals and swathes of widescreen guitar effects reminiscent of early Verve, south Yorkshire's four-piece Exit Calm have ...

Exit Ten

"Yes, the occasions are rare, but there are genuine moments in Hammer's metal lives where we rather excitedly realise that we have stumbled across one hell of a musical gem." - Metal Hammer


Exmagician are longtime collaborators Danny Todd and James Smith from Belfast.


The original architects of the thrash metal scene, EXODUS has battled every kind of adversity over the past 30 years and used it all as fuel to stoke their ever-raging fire. Short-lived trends, line-up shifts, label conflicts, even the death of found ...


In a musical era dominated by manufactured pop/metal and bleeding-heart emo depressives, Exploder enter the foray to bring melodic brutally heavy metal to the masses and inject some much needed rock 'n roll spirit back to the dancefloors

Expresso Bongo Band

This 10 piece band is one of the region's most established acts playing a mix of top 70s disco hits.

Eye to Eye Crew

Great sounding Reggae old and new, lot`s of favorites, great fun.

Eyes Of The Raven

Eyes of the Raven were formed early 2009 by ex members of Hybrid Mathew Walters and Ross Pickett and Ulrich Pflanz of German based band Footgang. Initially it was a small NWOBHM project with only a 6-8 month plan and basic set up under the name Hell ...

Ezra Furman

The album delivers a cascade of memorably bristling hooks driven by a unique splicing of timeless influences with a restless urgency and combative spirit that shines through the American's vocals and lyrics. Ezra's new single 'Lousy Connection' ha ...

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