Since they started releasing records fifteen years ago, Feeder have never been far from the charts or strangers to the stage. Having sold over 5m records, they’ve played all over the world, bringing their anthemic rock music to fans old and new, always exhilarating, always celebratory. Tracks like ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’, ‘Buck Rogers’ ‘Feeling A Moment’ and ‘Lost and Found’ are just some of the 25 top 40 chart hits the band have enjoyed over the years.
With a revitalised new rock sound, Feeder are ready to reclaim their position as one of the biggest and best British Rock bands. Following their Top 10 album and sold out Autumn tour, Feeder return to complete the second half of their #AllBrightElectric Tour in 2017. After headlining The Isle of Wight festival last year, they are now joining us live at The Solihull Summer Fest.
The Wonder Stuff
The Wonder Stuff return to the Summer Fest for a second year running. 30 years since the band’s very first rehearsal in the heart of The Black Country – since then they have sold millions of albums worldwide and continue to record and tour internationally to this day. During the last 29 years The Wonder Stuff have remained at the top of their game and play with a passion and an attitude that has set them apart from the majority of their contemporaries.
To celebrate their longevity the band will be releasing their eighth studio album, ’30 Goes Around The Sun’ and also embarking on a UK tour during March and April to play some very special shows.
With the album scheduled for release on March 18th 2016, the group have launched a PledgeMusic campaign in support of the new album.
The Pigeon Detectives
The Pigeon Detectives are an English indie rock band from Rothwell in Leeds, West Yorkshire, who formed in 2004. They performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2006, where they were tagged “the band most likely to leap to the main stage in 2007” in an NME review. The band returned to the festivals in 2007 and again performed on the NME stage. On 24 February 2017, the band released their fifth studio album, Broken Glances. “The last ten years have been a wild, wild ride and this album feels like the cumulation of all the blood, sweat, pain and joy, that this crazy decade has thrown at us. We’re thankful to our fans, friends and family who have supported us on this journey and we hope this album stirs something in you, as it has in us during its creation.”
Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,‘ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations. In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weekend topped the 10,000,000 hits mark on Youtube, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times. With a reputation as a genuine crowd-pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T In The Park and Chris Evans’s CarFest. Their 4th brand new album ‘Seeing Stars’ including the upcoming single ‘Roll With The Punches’ is scheduled for release in May 2017. The album will be accompanied by a full UK tour and a host of festival appearances including the Solihull Summer Fest.
Noisettes are an English indie rock band from London, currently composed of singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwaand guitarist Dan Smith. The band first achieved commercial success and nationwide recognition with the second single of their second album, “Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)” which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in Spring 2009.
Over seven incredible years, Shingai and Dan have delivered genre-bending pop with it’s own exotic twist and now they are back! Marking their return, ‘Contact’ is a record they are hoping will be a #Winner. The album is an eclectic mix — intoxicating melodies, emotionally evoking lyrics, and rhythms that are all sorts of funky.
Andy Bennett (Ocean Colour Scene)
Andy Bennett from, Leamington Spa, is an English singer and musician, best known for his work with Ocean Colour Scene. He joined Ocean Colour Scene in 2004 and has featured on 8 of their albums.
In November 2016, Bennett released his first album, thinkin’, drinkin’, singin’ , featuring a back catalogue of songs which he has been working on over time (including the songs previously released as singles and also a new version of the song “Old Pair of Jeans”). His album was met with positive response, garnering a four stars out of five review from PlanetMosh, as well as a 5 stars rating from Flick of the Finger. The publication cited the track ‘Fool No More’ as ‘the quintessential track on an album that is full of gems.
2 Week’s Notice
2 Weeks Notice are an experienced 6 piece cover band from the Solihull.
With 6 fine musicians, 2 Weeks Notice offer a versatile and entertaining set, ranging from the Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys through to Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Little Richard and Queen, providing great entertainment.
The band is made up with Luke Basnett (lead vocals) leading and entertaining from the front, Ollie Basnett (lead guitar and vocals) bringing the rock and roll vibe to the band Ryan Lowry (bass and vocals) effortlessly working his magic on the 4 string, Tim Basnett (Keyboards) elegantly keying away mixed with a masterful sense of humour, Ryan O’Leary (Rhythm guitar and vocals) bringing the cool, calm, collective edge to the band and last but not least Matt (Drums) instigating the pace.
2 Weeks Notice return to the Solihull Summer Fest stage for their second year running.
Chasing Deer are an up and coming energetic and exciting rock band from Solihull, working and living together in London. Their original music features regularly on BBC Radio in the UK as well as a number of commercial stations.
Following the release of their first EP ‘Rewriting History’ in 2015 to fantastic reviews, they have since toured The Midlands, London and the rest of the UK to great acclaim:
“Any description of the bands style should definitely include the word ‘slick’… Step Into The Light is just a brilliant little tune. It’s as simple as that.” – themusicaloutcast.com
“When this band comes back to Leicester, I will be first in the queue to see them” – Trevor Locke – Music in Leicester
The band continue to build on their success, with appearances on festival main stages to large crowds and a busy diary of both corporate and private bookings. With a great future ahead and some vibrant new material, 2017 is set to be a great year for Chasing Deer.
Chasing Deer return to the Solihull Summer Fest stage for their second year running.
The Wedding Crashers
The Wedding Crashers are a professional piano and drums duo from the West Midlands, consisting of Joe Stafford on piano/lead vocals and Jayme Tovey on drums/backing vocals. They perform a full showcase of live music entertainment throughout the UK, Europe and even further afield. They are regular performers at the prestigious ‘Jam House’ in Birmingham, endorsed by Jools Holland.
The Wedding Crashers have a large repertoire of music, performing songs from the sixties through to the current day and have been working together for over 15 years.