Formed in 2002 around lead singer Johnny Borrell, Razorlight quickly became one of the key bands of the new millennia, selling 4 million albums, winning the 2005 NME New Band Award, nominated for two BRIT Awards and two NME Awards ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’ in 2007.
Frank Turner is one of the UK’s most successful artists. He’s released 9 studio albums in his 17 year solo career, the most recent of which, ‘FTHC’ (Feb 2022) became his first #1 hit on the UK Official Album Chart. His previous four albums have all peaked at #2 or #3 in the chart. Having sold over a million albums worldwide, he has scored three gold-certified albums and one silver status. Since playing his first solo gig in 2004, Frank has played almost 2700 shows all over the world. His biggest UK headline shows include London’s O2 Arena and the world famous Wembley Arena.
Since they started releasing records more than thirty years ago, Feeder have never been far from the charts or strangers to the stage. Having sold over 7m records, they’ve played all over the world, bringing their anthemic rock music to fans old and new, always exhilarating, always celebratory. All these years on and the Feeder juggernaut still thunders on, with no intention of slowing down.
Lottery Winners are the working class underdog story of the year. Anxiety Replacement Therapy, the UK Number 1 album from the Lottery Winners not only topped the Official UK Album Charts, but is also the 5th highest selling first week album of the year, selling more copies in the UK than U2 and Miley Cyrus. This band are destined for greatness. Ask anybody who’s ever experienced them.
Since their inception in summer 2019 following a jam session between friends and an unshakable catchy hook (which would result in initial single and fan-favourite ‘Forever Young’), Afflecks Palace have always taken a truly DIY approach. Expect a show brimming with psyche-lead beats, glistening guitars and anthemic melodies, carried by reflections, observations, candid humour and a deep vein of northern grit.
Local musical heroes Orphan Boy have been having a resurgence in 2023. Renowned for their incendiary live performances and their avid following in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, the band’s self-styled council pop has re-ignited the live music scene post-pandemic, rekindling their halcyon days of the late 00s and early 10s. With three studio albums released between 2008-2015, several appearances at Glastonbury festival and support from BBC6Music, XFm and the NME amongst others, Orphan Boy remain one of Grimsby’s greatest bands.
HEALER are an Alt-Indie quintet from Grimsby. Consisting of Steve (vocals), Dave (guitar), Tony (Bass), Kirk (guitar) and Jazz (drums), HEALER crafts music that epitomises the heart of the people of their hometown, with grit and hauntingly beautiful melodies. The band are just getting started and they have already won over the local music scene and performed at some of the North East’s best grass root venues with bands such as Britpop legends Sleeper and Welsh indie-rockers, Trampolene. 2024 is the year HEALER take the sounds of their hometown to the masses.
Lloyd Griffith is a comedian, actor, presenter and classically trained singer. You may have seen him most recently in Ted Lasso (Apple TV), Nolly (ITVx), Everyone Else Burns (Channel 4), It’s A Sin (Channel 4), The People We Hate at the Wedding (Amazon Prime), House of Games (BBC 2), Not Going Out (BBC 1) & Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV). He was also co-host of Soccer AM on Sky Sports and was co-host of FLINCH on Netflix.