Birmingham music legend Simon Fowler is set to launch his new solo project with an intimate show at Birmingham’s Glee Club on Tuesday 17 April.
Best know as lead vocalist and guitarist with Britpoppers Ocean Colour Scene, Fowler has also provided backing vocals for ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller and folk artist Kate Rusby.
Glee Club music promoter Markus Sargeant said: “We have very fond memories of when Simon previously played The Glee with Oscar and we were thrilled to be offered the hometown launch show of his new solo project.”
“Simon is the latest in a long line of remarkably talented artists to play our intimate Studio room, and this is a rare opportunity for fans to witness a multi-million selling artist at close quarters.”
Ocean Colour Scene are one of the most successful bands to have come out of the Britpop explosion of the mid-nineties, famously knocking Oasis’ Be Here Now off the UK Album Chart top spot with 1997 record Marchin’ Already. Popular hits include ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and TFI Friday intro track ‘The Riverboat Song’.
Show: Simon Fowler Date: Tuesday 17 April 2012 Doors: 7.30pm Venue: The Glee Club (Studio), The Arcadian, Birmingham, B5 4TD Box Office: 0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk/birmingham Admission: £15.00 advance
Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me” is just the start of her intrepid new musical adventure into the earthy realms of Americana/New Country/Folk-Rock/Pop. This song was previously covered by the likes of Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline.
Perhaps better known up until now, as ‘ViX’ the lead singer/songwriter of all-girl band “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”
ViX toured the UK and Emirates supporting the likes of Paul Weller, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Wailers, The Christians etc with her all-girl band “ViX n The Kix”.
This talented professional also toured the UK and Japan with The Wildhearts’ frontman’s supergroup “Ginger and the Sonic Circus”.
Listening to how Victoria’s voice and songwriting has matured, it seems this well-seasoned traveller has finally come home.
Influences/Sounds kinda like: Rumer, Eva Cassidy, Adele, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum, Crowded House, Imelda May, Laura Cantrell, Chris Isaak, Taylor Swift, Elvis, KT Tunstall, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and The Band.
“u belong 2 me” debut single out now on Gotham Records Text to buy £1: Simply text belong to 60444 or download from iTunes 99p. www.myspace.com/vixvixvix Facebook & Twitter: Victoria Perks / ViX VoX