We’re Back

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After longer than planned squirrelled away in the studio, Harlequin’s Kiss declared themselves open for business last night at the Roadhouse. Taking the stage for a slot at the Monday open mic night, Birmingham’s wildest rock ‘n’ roll band returned to live performance with the energy and style the Midlands music scene has come to expect from them.

Harlequin’s Kiss are now taking bookings for the rest of 2017. Venues and promoters can get in touch at harlequinskiss.band@gmail.com

We would like to thank the team at the Roadhouse for giving their support and indulgence, and especially to Sean for the photo and for running a great Birmingham music institution.


Harlequin’s Kiss Roadhouse show – support confirmed

We’re pleased to announce that supporting acts have been confirmed for our headline show at Birmingham’s Roadhouse on 24th November.

The opening act will be Wolverhampton rockers Minimal Silence, whose new EP “Raven Black” is soon to be released.


Second on the bill, we’re proud to share a stage again with Tear It Down, who joined us supporting Fear Me December back in August.


This all comes before the biggest show we’ve ever done. And you’ll be getting all this for just £2. So do come and join us at the Roadhouse, Wharfside Leisure Complex, Lifford Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 3DZ.

T-shirts and the “Playing Rough” EP will be available for sale.

Harlequin’s Kiss Return to the Roadhouse

After far too long away, Harlequin’s Kiss are returning to Birmingham’s famous live music venue, the Roadhouse. This time it’s not just for a little noodle around at the open mic night. It’s not even a mid-bill slot on a rock showcase. That’s right, folks, we’re playing live, one night only, in our own right.

We’ll be headlining a Thursday show on 24th November, doors from 7pm. Support is currently TBC, but we aim to get some of Birmingham’s best on stage before us to give you a night of pure rock fury. And all this will be for the princely sum of £2, payable on the door.

The Roadhouse is located at the Wharfside Leisure Complex, Lifford Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 3DZ

Breaking News


Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce that on 12th October we’re returning to the Actress & Bishop in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter to open a night of extreme metal. The headline act are Steorrah, a four-piece from the Rhineland who blend a doomier version of Swedish death metal with song-oriented prog and jazz and an almost British sense of melancholy.

The middle spot on the bill will be taken by Rannoch, who offer a refreshing take on the progressive death metal subgenre with focused extremity, fastidious technical precision, and rich songwriting skills.

This is going to be one hell of a night, and we can guarantee that it will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Advance tickets are available here, or can be purchased on the door for the bargain sum of £5.

The Actress & Bishop is located at 36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, B3 1EH.

New Drummer!

With yesterday’s gig announcement, you’re probably wondering who exactly is keeping rhythm for us. Chris has indeed left us, and our silence over September has been because we’ve been training his replacement.

We were lucky this time. By some miracle we found a new drummer within a week of Chris announcing his intentions. This guy has taken to our material like a duck to water, allowing us to get back out and playing with a six week turnaround.

This man has an international flavour: he’s Italian, and his previous experience includes a stint with a party band in Poland. He now joins the tour de force that is Harlequin’s Kiss.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce that the man making his debut on sticks with us at the Haygate in Telford is none other than Giulio Tarantino! He hits the stage with us for the first time on 3rd October, when we support Fear Me December.

We’re Coming to Telford!

After a month-long hiatus, we’re back in action at the Haygate, supporting Argentine power pop meistros Fear Me December on their “Violence” tour of the UK. (With any luck, there won’t be any actual violence.)

The Haygate is a well-established and popular live music venue in Wellington, Telford. http://www.thehaygate.co.uk/

We’re led to believe that entry will be free on the night, so come and join us!

(More details, including additional support, will follow as we hear it.)

The Haygate is at 26 Haygate Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1QA



An Announcement

Today we’ve got good news and bad news. I’ll start with the bad. A few weeks ago, our drummer, Chris Parry, gave us notice that he wanted to quit the band. Ever the professional, he said that he would honour gigs and continue to work with us until we found his replacement. The reason I’m announcing this now is because of the good news. We’ve found a new drummer and he’ll be debuting with us as soon as he’s got to grips with the material.

What this all means is that Chris will still be playing with us at The Hammer & The Anvil on 24th August. It’s likely to be his last gig with us, so you should come and see him off. We’ll have copies of Playing Rough on sale, so this may be your last chance to get a copy signed by the line-up that recorded it.

We’ll tell you a bit more about the new guy in the run-up to his first show.

August Live Date

Hot on the heels of our gig at The Gunmakers Arms, Harlequin’s Kiss are very pleased to announce that we’re opening for Small Pond Big Fish on the Birmingham date of their “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” tour.

Small Pond Big Fish are a female fronted pop punk band from London with a bit of a prog metal edge. They’ve been touted as “one to watch” recently, so this is a great opportunity to catch them in early days before they inevitably explode out into bigger venues.

The show is at The Hammer and the Anvil, which overlooks Old Square in Birmingham city centre. It’s our first time playing there and we’re very excited to grace the stage at Birmingham’s newest live venue. Show time is 7.30pm on 24th August, and you’ll have to get in early to catch us.

The Hammer and The Anvil is at the junction of Old Square and Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LL.

Check out the headliner below:

Gunmakers Arms – more news

As you probably know, we’re playing the Gunmakers Arms Rockfest on 23rd July. Technically, we’re the headline spot, but the owner doesn’t want to cause too much of a nuisance to the neighbours by blasting rock ‘n’ roll out into the night. (Rob, our singer, said something along the lines of, “Fuck the neighbours” but the gaffer wasn’t having any.) The upshot of this is that we can confirm that we’ll be on stage around 6pm – so do get in early.

Support acts are TBC still, but the show is expected to start around 2pm. After we’ve finished raising hell in the beer garden, there will be acoustic acts in the main bar from 8pm. Entry to all of this is free.

Copies of Playing Rough and Harlequin’s Kiss t-shirts will be for sale before and after we play.

The Gunmakers Arms is at 93 Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG