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THEALLIES are a four-piece rock band from Birmingham.

Line Up:

Liam Conway - lead vocal, guitar
Joe Cartwright - lead guitar, backing vocal
John-Joe McCreedy - bass guitar, backing vocal
Sam Berry - drums


THEALLIES came together from various musical backgrounds and hit the Birmingham music scene in Autumn 2004. There was a change to the line-up in early 2005 when due to musical and personal differences they replaced their original drummer with Sam Berry. Building upon the solid foundation and growing live reputation, THEALLIES already made people sit up and take notice upon the Birmingham music scene. They have quickly gathered a loyal fan base.

The band are working through a busy live schedule as well as consistently writing new material together with a Demo, which will soon be completed.

THEALLIES musically possess a hybrid sound that combines all of the best elements found in this countries musical heritage along with the contemporary edge inherent in recent trends towards the live guitar sound, melodic hook and powerful lyric’s, drawing on classic and modern influences from Oasis and The Libertines to The Smiths and The Beatles. Their music combines strong melodies and the raw energy of classic guitar bands with intelligent production and arrangements. The result is a unique combination of upbeat hits rich in vocal harmonies, raw yet melodic guitar lines The range of influences brought to the mix by the band members comes through in the music, both in style and arrangement.

Initially playing low-key support slots at intimate venues in the area, the response and massive interest in the band has secured them a series of gigs at some of the areas top venues such as The Jug Of Ale, Bar Academy and Scruffy Duffy’s, which ultimately lead to them headlining a sell out gig at the Birmingham Carling Academy 2 in June 2005, which is a massive step for a band who as of yet had not even been together for a year.

Genres: Rock Indie

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