Harlequin’s Kiss join Springstock

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce that, in advance of our August show, we’ve been asked to join Springstock at the Tennis Courts pub in Great Barr.

Springstock Music Festival was born in July 2000 when Alan Knowles, older brother of Bright Eyes founding member Rob Knowles; was diagnosed with Cancer. With the diagnosis came the cost of care as his condition worsened. So as Alan was passionate about music, having spent time in the seventies finding moderate success with his band Bright Eyes in which he was lead vocalist, Rob, lead guitarist of the band, along with several close friends decided the best way to raise money and have fun was to put on a live musical event… and so they did.

The very first Springstock was held at a local Tennis Club called The Springfield, hence Springstock. The main goal of this event was to raise money for Alan to purchase equipment that would mean he could live comfortably at home – which it did. After that a second event was held to raise money for a powered wheelchair, a Springstock 1.5 so to speak.

By the second year Alan had been placed into a hospice in Evesham as his condition had worsened. However Rob and his friends continued with Springstock and raised money for the hospice. Sadly Alan passed away shortly afterwards but rather than close it down Rob and his friends decided to continue the event in memory of Alan and so they continued the Springstock, year after year, donating all proceeds to the hospice that cared for Alan during his final months.

By Springstock 5 the event had grown, become much anticipated locally and had found a new home at the Garden Gate pub in Hamstead. Sadly, co-founder and drummer for The Truckers and good friend of Rob and Alan, Gary Higgs suffered a major Heart attack and passed away that same year. Again, to keep Gary’s memory and love of music alive Rob began to raise money for the British Heart Foundation as well as the hospice in memory of the two great musicians.

Harlequin’s Kiss will be joining the 2019 line-up along with Luke Knowles, Eliza May, Holly Fitzgerald, Jack Cattell, 973Live, SUE, Crazy Doctor Bruce and The Sidewinders, and
. Entry is £5, and proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. The event kicks off at noon.

The Tennis Court pub is on Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1TY


Harlequin’s Kiss Return to the Gunmakers Arms

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce our latest show: A P*ss-up in a Brewery. On 16th August 2019, we return to the Gunmakers Arms for a special performance in the Two Towers Brewery building at the back of the venue. Support is still to be confirmed, but we will be bringing you one of our longer shows, featuring many songs from our upcoming album. It’s free entry and doors will open at 8pm on the night.


The Gunmakers Arms is at 92-94 Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG

The Big Announcement

It’s been an open secret for a few months, and you may have guessed from our recent Instagram posts: we’re working on new music releases. Sometime in the near future, we will be bringing you a full album. There will be music videos. There will be physical CDs. There will be digital downloads. And there will be online streams.

This is a major project for us, and will involve some updates to our look and logos. However we will still be playing the same brand of hard rock n roll that you’ve come to love from us since our debut in 2012, and still giving you the wild stage shows you expect. We will not be changing our name.

As for the music, the album will feature some of our newest songs along with classics that you know and love. We’ll tease bits and release the track list as the work goes on. What we can tell you now is that we’ve included material from all of our various line-ups over the last seven years.

We’ve just finished the demos and are working with producer Bob Cheel on getting the best from the chosen tracks. A release date will be announced in due course, along with a launch party and a tour.

Pax amorque!

7th June – Support Confirmed

We’re pleased to announce the first support act for our show at Ye Olde Foundry in Dudley on 7th June.

Panacea Dream are an unsigned band from Birmingham, UK who fuse dark melodies and intensity into a unique, compelling blend of alt and progressive rock.

The show is due to start at 8.30pm and is free entry. We’ve been looking to work with Panacea Dream for a long time, so this is a golden opportunity to catch two of Birmingham’s finest unsigned bands.

Ye Olde Foundry is on King Street, Dudley DY2 8NY

Countryboy Lee joins the Woodman show

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce that they will be joined on 4th May by no less than singer/songwriter Countryboy Lee. Lee has an international following for his country originals and maintains an active online profile as Birmingham’s very own cowboy.

Countryboy Lee photo

Harlequin’s Kiss and Countryboy Lee will be performing at the Woodman, New Canal Street, Birmingham (B5 5LG) on Saturday 4th May 7.30pm. The show is free entry.

Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Harlequin’s Kiss have been added at to the bill for the second heat of Birmingham’s Metal 2 the Masses competition. It’s happening tomorrow, Sunday 10th March, in the Hammer & the Anvil at 6pm. Join us, Silence the Crows, Last Agony and Tumanduumband for a wild night showcasing the best of Birmingham metal. The more support we get, the more likely we are to get into the semi finals.

The Hammer & the Anvil is on Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LL. Entry is £5.

Final Support Announced for 9th February

Harlequin’s Kiss are delighted to announce that our show at the Woodman in Birmingham will be opened by Wakening the Hollow, a Birmingham based post-hardcore band looking to make some crazy sounds and loud noises!

They join a line-up that includes Black Country blues rockers Tear It Down. This is shaping up to be an epic night – and best of all: it’s free to get in!

The Woodman is on New Canal Street, Birmingham, B5 5LG. Doors open at 7.30pm on 9th February 2019.

Tear It Down join the Woodman line-up

As if our first headline show of the year couldn’t get any bigger, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be joined by special guests Tear It Down. The Tear It Down crew have shared a stage with us twice before (supporting Fear Me December at the Haygate in Telford, and at one of our headline shows at the Roadhouse in Birmingham), and bring a guaranteed balls-to-the-wall hard rock show with them. Join us for what promises to be a huge night of pure Black Country rock on 9th February in the Woodman at 7.30pm. It’s free entry.

The Woodman is on New Canal Street, Birmingham, B5 5LG

2019 Shows

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce their first headline shows for 2019.

On Saturday 9th February, the band will be performing at a new venue, the Woodman in Birmingham city centre. The function room in the upper floor of this venue has a capacity of 50, which will make for an intimate performance where you can get up close and personal with the band. The pub has a friendly atmosphere and a range of guest ales. The pub is open from noon, and the show will start at 7.30pm. Entry to the show will be free. Guest artists will be announced in the New Year. The Woodman is located on New Canal Street (near Millennium Point), B5 5LG.

On Saturday 2nd March, we will finally make our debut at the Barge & Barrel in Tipton. Regulars at the venue will be familiar with us from appearances at their monthly open mic nights, and we’re pleased to be able to treat you to an extended version of our show. We’ll be taking the stage at 9pm, and this will also be a free entry event. The Barge & Barrel is on Bloomfield Road, DY4 9AJ.