It's hard to believe that 2014 marks ten years since Razorlight's debut album 'Up All Night' was released in the UK. When an older, wiser Johnny Borrell takes to the stage on 7th June @Chester_Rocks it will be a journey spanning where we have been and what we are yet to see.
Supported by lively pop/rock bands The Feeling and The Hoosiers, Saturday looks set to be a bright and eventful day - particularly when Borrell brings his Golden Touch to the proceedings.
Johnny Borrell's vision for Razorlight was always to be an intense electric rock band with songs that people could get into. The band did not fail to realise this ambition. In June 2004 their debut album was released and reached number three in the UK album charts. Since then the bands line up has changed but Borrell remains at the helm playing the songs that put Razorlight at the top of the bill at festivals and venues across the globe throughout the past decade.
On the 7th June - exactly ten years since the release of their debut album - Borrell and his band will be bringing his intense, rocky sound to the roodee for a hands in the air sing a long of classics and tracks that embody his more contemporary sound. The perfect end to a fun fuelled day - not to be missed. Here's a live performance to wet your whistle...
Since the limited release of their first single "Fill My Little World" in 2005, this Southern five piece have toured the length and breadth of the UK with their pop/rock sound, classic lyrics and timeless melodies.
Four albums later and their music has earned them a core following of loyal and loving fans. Their live performances are considered to be outstanding and when they take to the stage this year @Chester_Rocks, expect to be taken on the full on journey that is The Feeling. The start of everything, is at the beginning…
Launched in March 2014, The Hoosiers third studio album "The News from Nowhere" is an independent offering from this popular London four piece. Having split from their label in 2011, The Hoosiers are at the forefront of self-styled, self-management and self-promotion. They released their latest single ‘Somewhere in the distance’ in September last year and will be touring to promote the album this summer. Catch them supporting Razorlight and The Feeling when they take to the stage @Chester_Rocks on 7th June.
Purge are a four piece band from Manchester.
The band, are non-political, they are not a conduit for the voices of their generation but they do like to make you move. They engage you with licks and riffs that make you smile, harmonies and choruses that let you join the band, and leave you with an overall feeling that life is good. Catch them in action at Chester Rocks on Saturday 7th June.
The Fallows are a four-piece indie rock n roll band hailing from the North West, with roots firmly in Chester, the Wirral and Liverpool. Intense energy rising through delicate melodies has come to epitomise their unique sound.
Heavily featured on BBC Merseyside and notorious on the Liverpool music scene, over the past two years the band has built up infectious support through high-tempo sets, fuelled with incredible rock n roll music and ferocious energy.
The River Dee may not be tidal, nor is it deep enough to surf, but somehow, somewhere, Chester groovers The Suns have managed to tap into the spirit of the forgotten vices of tremolo abuse and spring reverb addiction and made it their own...
"The Suns are one of the few bands around making real garage music with a totally contemporary feel. Theyâ€™re the kind of band I want to be in" (Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets & Xfm)
The Maydays are five piece band from Wrexham fronted by brothers Keano and Nick who create classic guitar music that oozes with up beat pop sweetness!!
The Maydays bring a thoroughly dancable brand of jangly indie that's made for the summer and provides the perfect way to loosen up at the start of a Saturday night.
Definitely one for people wearing tight jackets, skinny jeans and feeling nostalgic about 2007.
Idle Frets are a 4-piece Indie-Rock band from Chester formed by a group of friends in 2011.
Their catchy guitar driven songs make live performances a key factor in the band's success. They were picked to play at The Festival by the Live Rooms as the emerging talent winner.
Combining influences from 70's rock to modern Indie-Rock anthems, Idle Frets make an exciting adition to the festival line up.
The Rainbreakers are a four piece Alternative Rock/Pop outfit with bluesy undertones thrown in for good measure. The are the winners of the #SHOPLOCAL Judges Choice competition. They have been performing extensively across the country in venues like Proud Camden in London, the O2 Academy in Birmingham as well as supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen at Central Station in Wrexham.
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