UK Bands and Artists in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Bands and Artists

65daysofstatic

Instrumental electronic post/math rock band. https://www.facebook.com/65propaganda 65dos

A Genuine Freakshow

A seven piece band originating in Reading; with a profile, details of their releases and live dates, audio tracks, and news. http://www.facebook.com/agenuinefreakshow agfreakshow

Albertine, Viv

Singer and songwriter, former guitarist for the all-female English punk group The Slits. https://www.facebook.com/vivalbertine Viv_Albertine

Alex Mendham and His Orchestra

The Savoy Hotel's young 11-piece resident band performing hot jazz and dance music from the Art Deco era. https://www.facebook.com/AMOLondon

Amazons, The

Rock band from Reading, Berkshire, formed in 2014. https://www.facebook.com/theamazonsforever/ theamazons

The Animals

From the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame site, a biography of the band following their 1994 induction.

Anthony John Clarke

Biography, gigs, albums, songbook and reviews.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Pink Floyd tribute performances with band information, tour dates, and more available. http://www.facebook.com/australianpinkfloyd aussiefloyd

Badly Drawn Boy

Presents updates about the alternative music singer-songwriter, discography, and forum.

Band of Skulls

Tour dates, information about albums, videos, and a profile of an alternative rock band, originally from Southampton. http://www.facebook.com/bandofskulls bandofskulls

Barb Jungr

Presents tour dates, discography, biography, reviews and photo gallery.

Barlow, Gary

Official site of the singer, pianist, and songwriter, with a biography, his music credits for the band Take That and other artists, news, and photo gallery.

Barrak, Rony

Lebanese darbouka player based in England; information on his new album and live gigs.

BBC Music: Introducing...

BBC portal which promotes and supports undiscovered and unsigned music talent. Includes advice, showcase and information about how to upload your music and potentially be invited to record a live session at Maida Vale studios.

The Beat

Official site with news, upcoming gigs, band history and discography. https://www.facebook.com/theofficialbeat

Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra

French singer playing in the 1920-1950 style based in London. https://www.facebook.com/JohnJohnRecords benoitviellefon

Bex Marshall

UK British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’.

Billy Fury.com

A tribute to the rock 'n roll singer and songwriter (born 1940, died 1983); includes a comprehensive library of resources and nostalgia for the man and his music.

Bipolar Sunshine

Presents music, video and a store. https://www.facebook.com/bipolarsunshine bipolarsunshine

The Blackout

Alternative rock band from Merthyr Tydfil; with music, lyrics, videos, photo gallery and tour dates.

Bleeding Hearts

Traditional guitar band from the West Midlands.

Blind Youth

Presents a complete guide to the early work of The Human League, between 1977 and 1980.

Blood Red Shoes

Indie duo originally from Brighton; includes discography, tour and gig dates, video and audio clips, and news. http://www.facebook.com/bloodredshoes bloodredshoes

Blossoms

Indie pop band from Stockport formed in 2013.

The Blue Bishops

Official site of the rock and blues band, provides news, gig listings, audio samples, a biography and shop.

Blueskings

Provides band profile, gigs, reviews and photo gallery.

Bo Walton

English singer/songwriter with a profound love of American Rock 'n' Roll. https://www.facebook.com/bo.walton.singer.songwriter/ bowalton

Bogus Brothers

A five piece band offering their services for parties, corporate events, festivals and wedding. Includes a profile and information about their national and international gigs and tours.

Bombay Bicycle Club

An indie band originally from London; with tour dates, list of recordings, news, video samples, and merchandise.

Bon Giovi

Bon Jovi tribute band. https://www.facebook.com/bongiovitributeband/

The Bootleg Beatles

Authentic shows pay note perfect musical homage to the Fab Four. News, gallery and gigs. https://www.facebook.com/bootlegbeatles/ BootlegBeatles

Brian Jones Fan Club

Dedicated to Brian Jones, founding member of the Rolling Stones, with articles, forums and commentary on his suspicious death.

Broken Chords

Three piece rock 'n' roll band from Hertfordshire, tour details, merchandise and video. https://www.facebook.com/brokenchordsofficial brokenchords_uk

Bush, Kate

Official site with discography, news and video. https://www.facebook.com/katebush KateBushMusic

The Caezars

Vintage styled Surf-Rock and Rock'n'Roll, includes gigs and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/thecaezars

Campbell, Ali

Official site for the singer, son of folksinger Ian Campbell and for many years lead singer with reggae band UB40. Covers his career since leaving the band, with tour dates, discography, biography, and details of band line-up. https://www.facebook.com/WeAreUB40 WeAreUB40

Cardle, Matt

Official site for the singer who won X Factor in 2010; includes a profile, news, and information about his recordings.

Carrack, Paul

Official site provides tour dates, discography, biography and reviews.

Chadwick, Helen

Composer and singers presents details of her work and future performances.

Champagne Charlie & the Bubbly Boys

Sound of the Jazz Age, the time of Art Deco, Busby Berkeley and the Speakeasy.

Charlatans, The

A long established alternative rock band; includes listing of gigs and festival appearances, blog, news, discography, and forum. https://www.facebook.com/thecharlatans thecharlatans

Chesney Hawkes

Provides news, biography, discography, gigs and photo gallery.

Chi-chi Nwanoku

Double bass player and professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music.

Childhood

Provides tour information, video, music and store. https://www.facebook.com/childhoodband childhooduk

Chris Smyth

Official site with details of recordings, gigs and news.

Chris Thompson Central

Official site of the former Manfred Mann's Earth Band vocalist and solo performer; includes biography and discography.

Chumbawumba

Official site of the alternative and activist rock band, with gig list, discography, news, and contacts.

Circa Waves

Indie-rock band presents news, upcoming gigs and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/CircaWaves CircaWaves

Clare, Alex

Official site of the singer songwriter, with videos, discography, blog, news, and calendar of live appearances. http://www.facebook.com/alexclaremusic alexanderclare

Clarence Adoo

One of the UK's top trumpeters until paralysed from the neck down in a car crash; provides a profile, and a guide to his continuing musical career using Headspace, a computer-based "virtual" instrument. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2483070894/

Clark, Alan

Presents a biography. news, photo gallery and reviews. https://www.facebook.com/alanclarkuk

Clean Bandit

Electronic music group formed in Cambridge in 2008.

Clock Opera

Provides tour and festival dates, and details of album releases by this electropop band. http://www.facebook.com/clockopera clockopera

Cocker, Jarvis

Official site for the performer, long associated with the band Pulp and now following a solo career; includes a biography, discography, gig list, video clips, and news.

Conor Maynard

Official site of the teen pop star, with videos, lyrics, discography, and merchandise. http://www.facebook.com/ConorMaynard conormaynard

The Counterfeit Stones

Rolling Stones tribute act providing details of gigs and guitars. https://www.facebook.com/TheCounterfeitStones/ CounterfeitSt

Cozy Powell

Official site for the drummer and includes tributes, discography and biography.

Cruz, Taio

Official site of singer songwriter Taio Cruz. Includes videos, lyrics, a fan forum and news.

The Daisy Chains

All girl, six piece band playing 1950s rock and roll. https://www.facebook.com/thedaisychainsband TheDaisyChains1

David Byron

Official page for the former singer with Uriah Heep with biography, discography and guestbook.

Declan Galbraith

Provides a biography, music samples and photo gallery. https://www.facebook.com/Official.Declan

Dickson, Barbara

Official site of a long-established singer and actress, with a biography and career overview, discography, tour dates, radio and TV appearances, and resources for fans.

Dizzee Rascal

Recording artist, MC and record producer.

Donovan

Official site of Scottish musician Donovan, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra

Performs tailor-made arrangements of Big Band classics that remain faithful to the original recordings and showcase the talented instrumentalists and vocalists in the band. https://www.facebook.com/downforthecountband/ DFTC_band

Dr Christopher Maxim

Contains details of the musical activities of Dr Christopher Maxim, a composer, conductor, organist, academic, critic and teacher based in London.

DragonForce

Official site of London based power metal band with discography, biography, tour dates and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/dragonforce dragonforcehq

Dry The River

Official site with news, audio and video samples, calendar of live dates and tours, merchandise and contacts.

Dusty Limits

A singer, comic, actor, writer and director. dustylimits

Dynamite Chicken

Modern and classic rock/ hard rock cover band. https://www.facebook.com/dynamitechicken/

Eastfield

Punk band presents band lyrics, gigs and news.

Eblana String Trio

Information about the trio as well as full listings for all of their upcoming performances.

Edwards, Terry

Presents news and gigs, discography, audio samples, and a sessions catalogue.

The Electric Swing Circus

Six piece electro-swing band that fuses swing with stomping electro beats. https://www.facebook.com/electricswingcircus ElecSwingCircus

The Elevators

Blues band offers their biography, news, gigs, audio samples, and photos.

Elkie Brooks

Official site of the versatile and popular female vocalist, with a profile, discography, concert calendar and tour archive, and reviews.

Ellie Goulding

Features news, video clips and discography for popular singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding. http://www.facebook.com/elliegoulding elliegoulding/

Emeli Sandé

Provides live dates, details of her record releases, news, lyrics, and a photo gallery. http://www.facebook.com/emelisande emelisande

Emma Pollock

Singer-songwriter and guitarist; includes gig and tour dates, discography, videos, diary, and contacts.

Emmy the Great

A solo and collaborative project based around the words and music of singer-songwriter Emma-Lee Moss; includes discography, profile, audio and video clips, and listing of shows.

Enter Shikari

Provides the band's show diary, with details of recordings, merchandise, videos and photos, a forum and news. http://www.facebook.com/entershikari entershikari

Estelle

Official website with music, videos, photos, lyrics, tour dates and forum. https://www.facebook.com/Estelle EstelleDarlings

Ezra, George

Official site for the singer-songwriter and musician.

Farrah

Pop quartet presents band news, tour schedule, and band history.

Ferguson, Rebecca

A singer and songwriter, and runner-up on the seventh series of The X Factor, now performing internationally; with live appearances, discography, newsletters, and a blog. http://www.facebook.com/rebeccafergusonmusic rebeccafmusic

The Firebirds

A three-piece doo wop / rock 'n' roll band.

Florence and the Machine

Offers a profile, discography, blog, tour dates, news, and audio-visual samples.

The Flying Pickets

Official site of this ground breaking acappella group, offering news, biographies and a discography. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flying-Pickets-official-fan-page/208473573666 FlyingPickets

Formby, George

Chronicles the life and works of much loved British singer-songwriter, musician and ukulele playing comedian George Formby.

Franz Ferdinand

Official site of the band formed in Glasgow in 2002; with international tour dates, discography, news, and merchandise.

The Fratellis

Scottish rock band presents details of gigs and merchandise.

Future of the Left

Alternative rock group presents gig information and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/futureoftheleft shit_rock

Gallagher, Noel

Official site for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. https://www.facebook.com/noelgallaghermusic NoelGallagher

Gerry Rafferty

Maintained by his son as a tribute to his singer songwriter father, with a biography, and a discography covering his career in The Humblebums, Stealers Wheel, and as a solo performer.

G-FrSH

Provides a biography, music, video and merchandise. Gfrsh

Gillespie, Sarah

A singer songwriter who combines folk, blues and jazz, and best known for exploring political themes; with a biography, discography, live dates, and a collection of her lyrics, poetry, articles, and paintings.

Goddard, Alexa

Provides music and video, plus photo gallery and a biography. https://www.facebook.com/alexagoddard AlexaGoddard

Goodwin, Jimi

Bassist, vocalist and guitarist provides video, a forum and tour dates. https://www.facebook.com/JimiGoodwinofficial Jimi_Goodwin

Greggi G & His Crazy Gang

Play lively music ranging from the 40's swing to the 80's rockabilly.

Gruff Rhys

Welsh musician, known for his work with Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon; includes news, concert dates, and discography. http://www.facebook.com/Gruffingtonpost gruffingtonpost

The Guardian: UK Bands

Highlights the UK's top 40 music bands with brief profiles and links to their sites where available.

Gypfunk

A mix of upbeat chansons and love ballads with a gyspy swing feel. https://www.facebook.com/Gypfunk

Hadouken!

Official site of the band, with a profile, live dates, details of recordings, video and audio clips, and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/hadoukentheband hadoukenuk

Half Man Half Biscuit

Official band site providing details of gigs, discography and band history.

Harper, Roy

Official website of the influential folk and rock singer and guitarist; offers a blog, biography, discography, reviews, live dates, and newsletter.

Head Heritage

Official website of Julian Cope, rock musician, writer and cultural commentator, and antiquarian; with a profile, discography, collection of his articles, and links to his projects.

Hells Bells

AC/DC Tribute Band, gig guide, photo gallery and video. https://www.facebook.com/hellsbellsuk

Hewick, Kevin

Singer/songwriter, provides articles, news, gigs and a discography.

The Hey Las

A close-harmony vintage girl group, singing 1950s-60s Doo Wop classics with a full band. https://www.facebook.com/heylas theheylas

Hokie Joint

Official band sites presents press releases, biographies, gigs, gallery and reviews.

The Hollies

One of the few bands formed in the 60s that has not broken up, and is still performing and recording; includes a music archive, live dates and tours, a history, merchandise, news, fan forum, and contacts.

Holloway, Stephen

Experienced soloist in opera, Oratorio and recitals. Performed as soloist with Royal Opera and Scottish Opera.

Holy Moly & the Crackers

A seven-piece ‘gypsy folkNroll’ band presents tour dates, music, video and gallery. https://www.facebook.com/holymolyandthecrackers

The Hoosiers

Official site with video, gig information, news, lyrics, and music.

Hopkins, Jon

Musician and producer who writes and performs his own dance and electronica music. https://www.facebook.com/jonhopkinsmusic Jon_Hopkins_

Hot Chip

An electronic/dance band; includes news, discography, and live dates and tours. http://www.facebook.com/hotchip hot_chip

The Hotsie Totsies

Authentic 1940's close harmony trio. https://www.facebook.com/thehotsietotsies hotsietotsies

Hough, Stephen

Official website with news about Stephen and view his upcoming concert performances, album releases, and recent press coverage.

The Housemartins

A fan site for the band, originally from Hull, with a history, "where are they now" feature, discography, lyrics, and links.

Hue and Cry

A pop duo formed by two brothers from Coatbridge; includes live dates, discography, video and audio clips, online community, merchandise, and news. http://www.facebook.com/hueandcry hueandcry

Human League, The

Official website of the band, with tour dates and resources for fans. http://www.facebook.com/thehumanleague humanleaguehq

Imogen Heap

An innovative multi-instrumentalist known for her improvisation style using electronica and ambient sound, and her use of new media; includes a biography, live dates, tour archive, and her blog.

Inspiral Carpets

Official site of the Manchester garage band; with a discography, live dates, news, and merchandise. http://www.facebook.com/OfficialInspirals inspiralsband

Iron Maiden

Official website of the heavy metal band, with a history, tour dates, discography, and merchandise.

Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones

Presents a gallery, album reviews and tour dates. https://www.facebook.com/jackson.sloan.52 JacksonSloan

Jackson, Leon

Presents a biography, downloads, video and news for the 2007 X-Factor winner. https://www.facebook.com/leonjacksonmusic?ref=search&sid=515848844.4197901812..1 Leon_Jackson

James

Official site of a Manchester band formed in the 80's; includes a profile and history, re-formation and tours, videos, discography, forum, and contacts.

Jankel, Chas

Songwriter/musician provides a biography, news and a store. https://www.facebook.com/chazjankelartist ChazJankel

Jeff Beck

Official site of the iconic English guitarist, once with the Yardbirds, described as "one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock"; with a profile, news, tour dates, blog, and contacts.

Jenny Frost

Singer, TV presenter, and DJ, presents biography, discography and diary.

Jessie J

Singer/songwriter and winner of the 2011 Brit Awards Critic's Choice for act most likely to breakthrough in the coming year. Includes biography, blog and news.

Jim Cregan

Official site of Jim Cregan, rock guitarist and bassist, best known for his association with Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, and Rod Stewart. Includes biography and photographs.

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Blues rock singer and guitarist. https://www.facebook.com/joanneshawtaylor/

Joe Brown

Official site of this Cockney singer most popular in the 1960's for songs such as; Sally Ann and Picture of You. Along with his band he was know as 'Joe Brown and the Bruvvers'.

Joe Cocker

Official site of an iconic rock and blues musician, with a biography covering his long career, discography, live dates, news, and forum.

Joe McElderry

Official site of the winner of the sixth X Factor series, with a biography and discography, live dates, and resources for fans. http://www.facebook.com/joemcelderryofficial joemcelderry91

Joey & the Jivers

Four-man Rock 'n' Roll band, gig-list and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/joeyandthejivers JoeyJivers

John Reed - The Ones That I Like

John Reed talks to John Watt about his favourite Gilbert and Sullivan parts.

Johnny Foreigner

Indie rock four-piece from Birmingham presents a discography, band news and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/johnnyforeigner lexkelandjun

Jon Fratelli

Official site of the one-time member of The Fratellis, covering his solo career; with a biography and discography, tour dates, videos, and news. http://www.facebook.com/jonfratelli jonfratelli

Jona Lewie

Provides a biography, interview, discography and video.

Jones, Tom

Official site of Sir Thomas John Woodward, better known as Welsh singer Tom Jones.

Juke Joint Jump

Plays rocking, jumping, jiving, swinging good time 1940's 1950's Rhythm N Blues. https://www.facebook.com/jukejointjump/

Julian Lennon

Official site of this musician, songwriter, actor and photographer.

Juliet Kelly

UK jazz vocalist and composer.

Jumoké Fashola

Radio and television broadcaster and jazz singer provides a biography, events and video clips.

Kaiser Chiefs

Official site for the alternative rock band, with news, live dates, details of recordings, a profile, and merchandise.

Kerry Andrew

Freelance composer/performer and music educator based in London, specialises in experimental vocal music and music-theatre.

Killing Joke

Post-punk band provides band history, discography, news and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial killingjokeband

King Kurt

Psychobilly rock band, includes a history, photo gallery, and merchandise.

Kiwanuka, Michael

Official site of the soul musician, with international tour and festival dates, discography, merchandise, and audio visual clips.

Knight, Beverley

Official site of the soul, Gospel and pop-rock singer, with a biography, information about performances and recordings, photos and lyrics, news, and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/beverleyknightofficial Beverleyknight

Kyla La Grange

Official site of the singer-songwriter, with samples of her music, details of recordings, dates of tour and festival appearances, and news. https://www.facebook.com/kylalagrange kylalagrange

Landmarq

UK-based neo-progressive rock band formed in 1990.

Latchepen

London based quartet playing gypsy-inspired acoustic chamber jazz.

Lauri, Steve

Singer, songwriter and guitarist and current member of The Hollies. https://www.facebook.com/stevelaurimusic @stevelaurimusic

Lemonrock

A searchable database of bands and venues with gig dates.

The Libertines

Official site of a rock band formed in 1997; includes discography, live dates, merchandise, news, and contacts.

Lily, Amelia

Official site of the English pop singer who finished third in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. http://www.facebook.com/AmeliaLilyOfficial AmeliaLilyOffic

Lipstick & Beatniks

A five-piece band based in East Sussex with a flair for various forms of Jazz, Rockabilly, Soul and Blues. https://www.facebook.com/lipstickandbeatniks Kerry_Evenden

Lisa Stansfield

Official site of the Northern Soul and jazz singer and songwriter, with a biography, gig dates and archive, details of her recordings, and contacts.

Little Mix

Official site of this girl band, winners of X Factor 2011. http://www.facebook.com/LittleMixOfficial LITTLEMIXOFFIC

Little, Carlo

Site dedicated to the influential drummer, with discography and gigography.

Lloyd, Cher

Official site of the singer/rapper, with events diary, details of her recordings, videos, merchandise, and newsletter.

Lola Lamour

Official site with CDs, music videos and gigs. https://www.facebook.com/misslolalamour

Los Campesinos!

An indie rock band first formed in Cardiff; includes music samples, discography, details of tour and festival dates in the UK and internationally, news, and a forum. loscampesinos

Lynda Styan and Red Hot

1920s–1940s ukulele/vocal duo for themed and corporate events.

M.I.A.

Official website of the British singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer of Sri Lankan Tamil descent. Features videos, news, photos, and other information and resources related to the artist.

The Maccabees

Official site of the indie rock band, with a discography, live dates, lyrics, news, blog, and videos. http://www.facebook.com/TheMaccabeesOfficial themaccabees

Mackay, Andrew T.

Composer, producer, arranger and conductor specialising in cinematic music with an emphasis on orchestral, Indian and Middle Eastern influences.

Maggie8

Official website for the Hindi indie folk band from Leeds. Features gig listings, news, music downloads, videos, photos and contact details. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie8/111644945528972 maggie8music

Mambo Jambo

Acoustic roots duo, mixes sounds from around the world, featuring music from Cuba, Brazil, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe, as well as bluegrass, boogie,and their own compositions. https://www.facebook.com/MamboJamboDuo

Marconi Union

Official site of a trio specialising in fusing ambient electronica and organic instrumentation. Includes a discography, news, and audio-visual samples.

Marina and the Diamonds

Official site of the Welsh singer and songwriter, with news, discography, live appearances, lyrics, videos, and blog. http://www.facebook.com/marinaandthediamonds MarinasDiamonds

Matthews, Cerys

Welsh singer and songwriter, once lead singer of Catatonia, now following a solo career. Includes a discography, tour and festival dates, news, and a forum. http://www.facebook.com/cerysofficial cerysmatthews

Maverick Sabre

Official site of the London born, Irish raised singer songwriter, with a profile, gig listing, details of his recordings, examples of his music and videos, and a blog. http://www.facebook.com/mavericksabre mavericksabre

McLagan, Ian

Official site for the former keyboard player with the Faces. https://www.facebook.com/ianmclaganandthebumpband IanMacMcLagan

Merz

A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Includes tour dates, discography, lyrics, news, and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/8merz8

Mike Sanchez

Rhythm and blues singer, pianist and songwriter. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Sanchez/112044538808869 Zorrochez

Minima

Established in 2006 exclusively to compose and perform live soundtracks for silent film. Using electric guitar, bass, cello and drums, the band perform totally live with no pre-recorded music. https://www.facebook.com/Minima.Music

Miss Cherry Bomb

Resident singer at Lux De Ville Burlesque show and cast member of The Jeanie Lee's Cabaret troupe. SINGING_STARLET

Mogwai

Official site of the band, with festival and tour dates, discography, audio and video samples, and contacts.

Morgan Fisher

Former member of Mott the Hoople presents a biography, discography and gallery of his photographic art.

Morrison, James

Official site of the singer songwriter, with a biography, discography, UK and international gig dates, photos and videos, and fan resources.

Muse

Official site of rock bank Muse offers photographs, news, fan area, tour dates and discography.

My Legendary Girlfriend

Alternative pop band from Glasgow, Scotland, who gigged and recorded from 1997 to 2005. Provides gallery, downloads and band history.

The Mystery Jets

An indie rock band provides their touring dates, details of recordings, sample tracks and videos, and news. http://www.facebook.com/mysteryjets mysteryjets

Nash, Kate

An English singer songwriter; includes her blog, discography, news and fanzine.

Neon Waltz

Six-piece psychedelic indie rock band provides details of gigs and videos. https://www.facebook.com/neonwaltz neonwaltz

New Build

A band from London featuring members of Hot Chip; with discography, news, and live dates in the UK and on tour. http://www.facebook.com/newbuildband newbuildband

New Model Army

Official site of a band prominent in the development of Punk and Northern Soul; includes a history and discography, live dates, forum, video and audio clips, and lyrics.

Noah and the Whale

Indie folk band offers information on their tour dates and latest work.

Nothing But Thieves

Alternative rock band formed in 2012 in Southend-on-Sea.

Numan, Gary

Official site with news, tour details and video.

Ocean Colour Scene

A Britpop band from Birmingham; includes a profile and history, with discography, tour diary, news, and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/OceanColourSceneOfficial OCSmusic

O'Connor, Hazel

Hazel's official site contains tour dates, news and a discography.

Oddie, Bill

Official page of the birdwatcher, broadcaster, actor, television presenter, writer, song-writer, musician, and conservationist. BillOddie

Odell, Tom

Official website featuring the new video, album news and live dates.

Oh Wonder

Official website, News, live dates, music, store, photo blog and newsletter.

Olly Murs

Official site of the singer songwriter and presenter, The X Factor runner-up in 2009; includes a profile, events calendar, details of recordings, video gallery and news. http://www.facebook.com/ollymurs ollyofficial

One Direction

The boy band provides details of their tours and appearances, recordings, and news, with merchandise and videos. http://www.facebook.com/onedirectionmusic onedirection

OO Bol Sh'Bam

1950’s style rhythm and blues, jump blues, boogie and rock and roll band. OOBOPSHBAM

The Overtones

A five member doo-wop vocal harmony group; includes news, live dates, audio and video samples, and details of their recordings.

Owter Zeds

Eight piece, high energy band which plays catchy, original and danceable tunes. Includes band news and gigs.

Paloma Faith

Official site of the English singer and actress. Include newsletter, details of releases and appearances, a profile, and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/palomafaith palomafaith

Pardesi, Silinder

Bhangra singer; includes a profile, album releases, gigs and fan club.

Party Day

Celebration of Party Day’s indie goth music of the 1980s.

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

1920's and 30's dance band; includes tour dates and reviews. https://www.facebook.com/PasadenaRoofOrchestra/

Peace

Indie rock quartet with site that includes a newsletter and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/peaceforeverever PEACE4EVEREVER

Pentangle

Unofficial site, with links to websites of the original members and their current careers.

Phil Collen

Presents a biography, gallery of guitars, video and news. https://www.facebook.com/PhilCollen

Phrenic

Official web site for the underground dance music producers and remixers with information, updates, members, and sound clips.

The Pindrop Club

Musicians who love acoustic music and want to perform without the aid of huge amplification systems; includes news and upcoming gigs.

Polo Piatti

Official website of British Argentine composer and concert pianist Polo Piatti.

Poly Styrene

Official page of the musician, singer-songwriter, and frontwoman for the punk rock band X-Ray Spex. https://www.facebook.com/polystyrenemusic poly_styrene

Portishead

Official site with band news, tour details, and videos. https://www.facebook.com/portishead Portisheadinfo

The Proclaimers

News, live gig and festival dates, and details of albums recorded by identical twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid. http://www.facebook.com/TheProclaimers The_Proclaimers

Public Image Ltd (PiL)

Provides a history of the band, formed in 1978 by John Lydon, with a discography, tour and gig dates, news, reviews, videos and photos, and merchandise.

Pugh, Jamie

Official site of a singer who reached the attention of the public in Britain's Got Talent, 2009; with a discography, live dates, and blog. jamiewpugh

Pulled Apart By Horses

Alternative rock band from Leeds provide band news, tour details and a store. https://www.facebook.com/pulledapartbyhorses PulledHorses/

Pulp

Official site of the band formed by Jarvis Cocker in Sheffield, 1978, now reformed; includes tour dates and FAQ.

The Puppini Sisters

Vintage-Swing-Punk, three-part vocal harmony group made up of Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Emma Smith. They combine classics from the 1930s to the 1950s with jazzy reinventions of rock hits and self-penned original songs. https://www.facebook.com/puppinisisters puppini_sisters

Reverend And The Makers

Official site of the band from Sheffield, with live dates, and news of their recordings. http://www.facebook.com/ReverendAndTheMakers reverend_makers

The Revolutionaires

1950s R&B combo provides dates, blog and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/TheRevolutionairesOfficial/ TheRevsOfficial

Rhydian Roberts

Official website of Rhydian Roberts, the classically trained baritone singer, musical theatre actor and TV presenter. https://www.facebook.com/RhydianMusic RhydianMusic

The Right Stuff

Band performs for weddings, 60's theme parties, 70's theme parties and more. Offers playlists and general information about specific events.

Rob Neron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Play their own brand of western swing, blues, gypsy jazz and country.

Rocking Scots

Ddicated to Scottish beat groups and rock bandsfrom the 60s and early 70s; with profiles, photos, and other nostalgia.

Ronika

Singer-songwriter and DJ provides news, video, lyrics, music, tour dates and gigs. https://www.facebook.com/ohronikagirl ohronikagirl

Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide

Five piece rock and roll band with blues, soul and country influences. https://www.facebook.com/roscolevee RoscoLevee

Rowetta

Official Website of Manchester singer/songwriter. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rowetta/41071262607 Rowetta

Roy Young

Offers a biography, testimonials, downloads, reviews, interviews, discography and merchandise.

Royal Blood

Rock duo band presents gigs, photos, videos, releases and a store. https://www.facebook.com/RoyalBloodUK royalblooduk

Rumer

A singer songwriter; includes a profile, details of her recordings and live dates, videos and photos, lyrics, and news. http://www.facebook.com/rumerofficial rumersongs

Russ Conway

Tribute site to the pianist and composer with gallery, articles, biography and memories.

Rutles, The

Includes The Rutles story, meet the band, lyrics and trivia.

Sam & The Womp

Official site with tour dates, merchandise and news. http://www.facebook.com/SamAndTheWomp samandthewomp

Sandie Shaw

Presents a biography, music and a store. https://www.facebook.com/sandie.shaw.338

The Saturdays

Offers profiles of the members of the girls' band, with details of recordings and live dates, videos and photos, and news. http://www.facebook.com/TheSaturdays TheSaturdays

Scooby Snax

Glasgow based two-piece band provides gig information, music and video. https://www.facebook.com/pages/ScoobySnax/277973033638

Shakin' Stevens

Contains tour information, news and background details on this singer.

Sheeran, Ed

Official website of the singer songwriter, with news, listing of live dates, lyrics, and video and audio samples.

Simply Red

Official site of the band formed by Mick Huck­nall in 1984, with details of lineup, tours and gigs, discography, news, samples of their music, and lyrics. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Red/139028892624 SimplyRedHQ

Sleaford Mods

Band biography, discography, press reviews, gigs and music. https://www.facebook.com/SleafordModsOfficial sleafordmods

Smokestack

Perform original songs, blues, jazz, and latin; includes photos and reviews.

Snow Patrol

Official site of the band offering updates from band members, tour photos and dates, music downloads, and online video clips.

Solem Quartet

Details of members, performances and gallery.

Solomon, Stacey

Singer who participated in X Factor 2009; includes a biography, news and events, video and audio samples, and a forum.

Sonrisa

A West Midlands based latin/jazz band fusing a range of latin styles.

Soraia, Charlene

Official side of the singer/songwriter and guitarist, with her discography and news. http://www.facebook.com/CharleneSoraia CharleneSoraia

Sound of 2012

Annual BBC list which aims to highlight the most promising musical talent for the year ahead.

The South

Formed by members of The Housemartins and later The Beautiful South; with a profile and discography, tour dates, reviews, and resources for fans.

Spector

Official website of the indie rock band, with details of their albums, live show calendar, photos and videos, and news. http://www.facebook.com/spector spector

Spencer Davis Group

British beat band who made their name in the mid-60s. Find a tour schedule, music downloads, band biography, and press releases.

Squeeze - Songfacts Interviews

Interview with Squeeze songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and talk about the songwriting process and finding their talents.

Steel, Hollie

Official site of this young singer, who shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent. http://www.facebook.com/officialholliesteel holliebeesteel

Steve Halliday

Elvis impersonator who has performed his Elvis Tribute Show all over the UK and Europe.

Steve Harley

Official site with tour dates, biography, music and video plus forum and reviews. http://www.facebook.com/stevehcockneyrebel

Stewart, Rod

Official site, promoting his latest album, plus news, photos, video and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/rodstewart rodstewart

Sticky Wicket and his Swing Orchestra

Playing high energy, swinging, highly danceable music. https://www.facebook.com/stickywicketswingband/

Still-Moving DJs

DJ duo with live percussion playing a diverse range of real music from around the world. https://www.facebook.com/StillMovingDJs/ StillMoving_DJs

Stompin Dave Allen

Dorset based American roots musician provides list of gigs, reviews, and CD information.

The Strollers

1950s style rock and roll band. https://www.facebook.com/thestrollers.rockandroll

Strollin' Steve

DJ, compere and events organiser, a specialist in American music dating back to the 1920s.

The Subways

An indie rock band, well known for their popularity at Leeds and Reading festivals; with a history, discography, gig and festival listing, audio tracks and videos, and news. http://www.facebook.com/thesubways thesubways

Susheela Raman

Official site of the British Tamil singer; with her profile and discography, tour dates, news, contacts, and sample tracks.

The Swing Ninjas

Play an energetic mix of New Orleans Swing and Parisian Jazz from the 1920s, 30s and 40s with a modern flair.

The Swing Ninjas

Play an energetic mix of New Orleans Swing and Parisian Jazz from the 1920s, 30s and 40s with a modern flair. https://www.facebook.com/theswingninjas theswingninjas

Teenage Fanclub

An alternative rock band, originally from Glasgow and affectionately known to their fans as "The Fannies"; with details of recordings, live dates and tours, news, and contacts. TeenageFanclub

Th' Faith Healers

Site dedicated to the memory of the band that disbanded in 1994 and includes discography, interviews and lyrics.

ThePeteBox

Live looping human beatbox artist and Radio 1 beatbox champion in 2005. https://www.facebook.com/thepetebox thepetebox

Thompson, Danny

Official website of one of the world's leading double bass players, with a biography, gig list, discography, reviews, and links.

Tim Atack

Film and television music composer presents details of projects and a biography.

Tindersticks

Provides a profile, discography, listing of film soundtracks, concert dates, and an archive of past gigs. http://www.facebook.com/tindersticksofficial tindersticksUK

The Ting Tings

Provides news, tour dates, discography, and videos. http://www.facebook.com/thetingtings thetings

The Twang

A five piece indie/rock band from Birmingham; with gig and festival dates, discography, videos and photos, forum, and news. http://www.facebook.com/thetwang

The Twilight Sad

Official site for an indie rock band from Kilsyth; with discography, and dates for UK performances and tours across Europe and America. http://www.facebook.com/thetwilightsad thetwilightsad

Udi Glaser

Composer, guitarist, music producer and guitar tutor in north London.

Ultravox

A fan site for the 1980's band, now reformed with many of the original lineup; includes tour dates, news, lyrics, and a library of resources.

Ure, Midge

Provides a biography and discography, news, gig list, and an archive covering the career of the Scottish guitarist, and the bands he has played in.

The Vaccines

Official site of this Indie band, dubbed "Return of the Great British Guitar Group" by NME. Includes news, video clips and gig dates.

Vardis

Includes news biography, discography and shop.

Vessels

A post rock band originally from Leeds; with information about their tours and recordings, news, and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/Vesselsband vesselsband

Vienna Ditto

A female fronted Voodoo Sci-Fi blues band. https://www.facebook.com/viennaditto/ viennaditto

Virgil and the Accelerators

Offering gig lists and reviews of this blues/rock band, originally from Wales. virgilandtheacc

Wadge, Amy

Provides a profile of the singer, with details of current collaborations, discography, and listing of live dates and gigs.

Ware, Jessie

Singer-songwriter presents biography, live dates, music and video, news and a store.

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scottish indie rock band provide details of upcoming shows, news, music and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks wwpj

Wiegold, Richard

Welsh operatic and concert bass singer presents details of engagements and concerts.

Wilcox, Toyah

Official site of the singer and actress, with gig guide, blog, news, discography and biography.

Wild Beasts

Indie rock band presents tour dates, discography, videos and a store. https://www.facebook.com/wildbeasts WildBeasts

The Wildhearts

Rock band, originally formed in Newcastle upon Tyne presents news, tour dates, forum and merchandise. https://www.facebook.com/TheWildhearts thewildhearts

Williams, Kathryn

Official website of the singer-songwriter, with an overview of her recording career, live gigs, videos, news and contacts. http://www.facebook.com/KathrynWilliamsMusic kathryncaw http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/feed

Witney, Kate

Equally at home with folk and classical and experienced singing teacher.

Wolf Alice

Four-piece alternative rock band from North London. https://www.facebook.com/wolfalicemusic wolfalicemusic

Wolf, Patrick

Official site of a singer-songwriter who mixes electronics and samples with a wide range of instruments to form a fusion of jazz, folk and electronic music; with discography, gig calendar, and lyrics.

Wytches, The

Three-piece surf-psych band provide tour details and a merchandise. @thewytches

The Years

Band playing alternative music from Edinburgh in Scotland.

You Me At Six

Provides live dates calendar, news, discography, and audio samples for this rock band. http://www.facebook.com/youmeatsix youmeatsix

The Young Guns

An alternative rock band - includes tour dates, details of releases, videos, and mailing list. http://www.facebook.com/younggunsuk younggunsuk

Young, Will

Winner of the first Pop Idol contest in the UK; provides an overview of his enduring career, discography, live dates, newsletter, videos and photos. https://www.facebook.com/willyoung will_young31

The Zimmers

Thought to have the oldest members of any band in the world, with the youngest member being 67 and the oldest 103. Contains band news, photographs, videos and press articles, plus merchandise and details of how to book them.

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