Our favourite acts return for a full night of entertainment at February's Bands in the Ballroom!! Indie-pop-rock bands Camens and AutoPilot, with the added bonus of a DJ Paul Kehoe to finish the night off, playing right through to 1am. With FREE ENTRY, what's not to love? See you there!
Northern guitar band hailing from Stoke-on-Trent. In the last year alone, they’ve been invited to support The Futureheads, The Feeling, Scouting For Girls, The Sherlocks, King No One and The Snuts to name a few. With a solid live set and a healthy batch of new music and content up their collective sleeve, 2020 promises to be a pivotal year for Camens.
“Next level amazing!” – Rob Adcock, BBC Introducing
“A Well Recorded Strong Debut” – Gideon Coe, BBC 6 Music
“…hard working Weezer/Wombats esc Northerners” – Northern Exposure
“Violent Video Games is the indie disco floor filler that The Wombats wished they had written and more people need to hear it.” – Right Chord Music
AutoPilot are delighted to return to The Crystal Ballroom to celebrate the release of their new single Brain Cell - having already been chosen as Track of the Week on BBC introducing Cov and Warwickshire, their debut music video is bound to turn some heads. Anthemic indie bangers with raucous energy.
They've performed big support slots (Pigeon Detectives, White Lies, We are Scientists and Neville Staple) and at notable festivals (Godiva, Tramlines and Wheels & Fins Festival). Their latest single “Brain Cell” was made track of the week on BBC introducing Coventry and Warwickshire and is due to be released later in the year.
“Bass player Andy Hopkins enjoyed huge success with previous band The Enemy. On this evidence you wouldn’t bet against it happening again with new band Autopilot. New single ‘Invincible’ is an anthemic, soaring, catchy indie rock banger of real quality.” – Gigslutz
Born and bred a Manc, Paul ‘OldLeadfoot’ Kehoe, has been in and around the manchester music scene for the best part of 30 years. Having played with manchester music luminaries such as his current gig with Peter Hook and The Light, he’s also performed with Gary ’Mani’ Mountfield (Stone Roses), Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Tim Booth (James), Mark Burgess (The Chameleons), along with international artists such as Mark Lanegan, Billy Corgan and Moby.
Given this long line of musical history, he probably knows a few things about decent music from a broad spectrum of years gone by.