Gunmakers Arms tonight

There has been a last-minute change of line-up at this evening’s show at the Gunmakers Arms. Charlotte Young is unfortunately unable to perform. Instead we’re proud to present Redditch-based acoustic duo Act of the Risen.

Act of the Risen is an energetic acoustic act from redditch and Wolverhampton who do a wide range of covers and original and are always looking to push.

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

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November Gig Round-up

It’s a big month for us this November, with no fewer than 3 places you can catch us.

Coming up this weekend, on Saturday 4th November we’ll be at the Victoria on John Bright Street in Birmingham for the Soundwaves Music Competition live auditions. We’re on the 2.30pm show and tickets are available both online and through the band. Just email us at harlequinskiss.band@gmail.com. Tickets are £5 in advance and the show will feature a host of talented local acts over a 2-hour session.

On Sunday 5th November, we’ll be headlining the Gunmakers Arms in Birmingham as part of their regular run of Sunday night music. With support from Charlotte Young, this is a free event at a venue that we have a lot of affection for. The show starts at 7.00pm, although the venue is open all afternoon beforehand.

Finally, on Friday 24th November we head out to the Giffard Arms in Wolverhampton, where we’ll be supporting Forever Sabbath, a Black Sabbath tribute. The show also features My Great Affliction. Doors open at 7.30pm for what is shaping up to be an entertaining night of rock and metal. Tickets are £5 in advance and £6 on the door, and advance tickets are available through the bands. Email us at harlequinskiss.band@gmail.com.

Harlequin’s Kiss at The Victoria

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed a video audition for this year’s national Soundwaves Music Competition. This means that we will be competing in the live auditions in Birmingham along with a number of other bands.

Harlequin’s Kiss will be performing in the second afternoon audition on 4th November at 2.30pm. As you can guess from the headline, this will be at one of Birmingham’s best-loved small venues, The Victoria. For the small sum of £5, you can be there to support us, as well as see some of the finest West Midlands musical talent on stage with us.

Tickets will be available on the door, and can be bought in advance here. When filling out the order form, remember to select “Birmingham Live Auditions (4th November)” and showtime “2.30PM”. It’ll be a boost if you fill our name out in the fan box.

Besides the prestige of playing in the Victoria, what this competition offers us is the possibility of playing the main stage at the local O2 Academy, and the possibility of joining a UK tour. The competition is judged on performance and musicianship, but having some of our favourite harlequins in the building with us can’t hurt.

The Victoria is at 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN.

5th November – support confirmed

We’re pleased to announce that for our show at the Gunmakers Arms we will be supported by no less a talent than Charlotte Young.

Young is a country singer-songwriter from the West Midlands. A frequent traveller and performer, she is constantly creating new music and new experiences. Inspired by the country greats and classic rock icons, she is bringing a little bit of Nashville to Birmingham.

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The evening kicks off at 7.30 pm and is free entry.

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

Roadhouse Show Cancelled

We apologise to anyone who’s travelling down for our “featured act” spot at the Roadhouse’s open mic night tonight. We have been informed by the venue that a power issue has forced them to close this evening. We will be back for a standard slot sometime this month, and we’re working with the organiser to set a new date.

Gig Announcement: Gunmaker’s Arms

Harlequin’s Kiss will be back by popular demand at Birmingham’s Gunmaker’s Arms on 5th November.

Now run by the Two Towers Brewery, the Gunmaker’s Arms is the scene of the band’s debut gig back in June 2012. Every time we have played there, we’ve received a universally enthusiastic response, and we’re looking forward to joining their regular run of musical Sunday evenings. We hope to announce support bands soon.

The Gunmaker’s Arms is at 92 Bath St, Birmingham, B4 6HG.

Roadhouse Featured Act

We’re pleased to announce that Harlequin’s Kiss will be the Featured Act at the Roadhouse’s regular Monday open mic night on Monday 4th September. We’ll be bringing our full (short) show – bear and all – for the half hour slot. This gig will mark the official debut of our new rhythm guitarist Nathan Howells.

Roadhouse open mic regulars will have seen Nathan with us when we’ve played regular slots over the last few months. He’s a perfect fit for the band, and we think he’s ready to take the stage with us fully. So come on down and show some love.

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

Matt’s final show: Harlequin’s Kiss hit The Hare and Hounds

Harlequin’s Kiss are back, this time for MacMillan Cancer Support. We’ll be sharing a bill with Modern Day Delilahs – a tribute to Kiss, along with Got the T-Shirt and our old friends Uncle Jim. Tickets are £5.

Modern Day Delilahs seem to be new to the tribute scene. Following the footsteps of a band with a stage presence like Kiss, we expect this will make for an explosive night at the legendary Birmingham venue.

Got The T-Shirt are an established 4 piece Pop/Rock Party Covers Band based in the West Midlands, covering artists from the heavier side of the Sixties including The Kinks and The Stones, through to modern heavyweights such as Kings Of Leon and The Killers.

Uncle Jim shared a stage with us in Cheslyn Hay, and bring you a unique blend of songs from artists such as Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Velvet Revolver, The Who and many more.

This will be a special gig for us, as it marks the departure of rhythm guitarist Matt Frobisher. Matt is retiring from music for the foreseeable future, and whether you were a fan of his acoustic punk solo project, his theatrical metal group March of Fate, or his work with us I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing him well for his future. We’re going to make this the gig you remember him by, so it will be well worth your while to see what is set to be a massive night of classic rock in King’s Heath.

The Hare & Hounds is at 106 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ

Swampy’s Birthday Bash

We’re pleased to announce that the first outing of our full stage show this year will be on Sunday 23rd April for Swampy’s Birthday Bash at the Roadhouse in Stirchley, Birmingham.

This all-day event opens its doors at 3pm and features a range of local rock and metal bands, all for £5 in. This year’s event is in memory of Swampy’s late grandmother, Rebecca Langan, who recently lost her battle with cancer. All proceeds will be going to St Mary’s Hospice. Eight bands are currently advertised, including our good friends Tear It Down.

The headliners for the day are Silent Jack, a hard rocking sleaze band from Birmingham with the attitude, style and badass music that will make any individual cry out in climax. Silent Jack are wowing audiences not just in Birmingham but across England with amazing stage performances and great music.  No filler. No compromises. Just rip roaring, sexy music designed to rock your clothes off!

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

Advance tickets are available here.

Stripped Down

In a first for 2017, Harlequin’s Kiss will be performing a rare semi-acoustic set at 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter. Supporting Stonehouse Jack, a “rogue folk rock” duo, we’ll be joining a line-up that includes Jessie Desai and Godiva Sonic Alchemy for what is shaping up to be a musical treat in the intimate venue.

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1000 Trades is at 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HE.