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.

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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.

Harlequin’s Kiss at the Flapper 28th September

Harlequin’s Kiss are joining an absolutely huge line-up at Birmingham’s famous live music venue, The Flapper (recently given a temporary reprieve by developers), on 28th September 2018 at 7.30pm. In an evening titled “A Kiss with Destiny”, the serial show-stealers will be opening a night that includes their old friends Stonehouse Jack, along with Mistrusted and Rebel’s Kiss. Everything is aligning to make this a legendary gig, and you can be there for a mere pittance at £5.

Tickets are available online at ent24.com or save on booking fees by buying your tickets direct from Harlequin’s Kiss. Email harlequinskiss.band@gmail.com.

Rebel’s Kiss is a rock-pop originals band in the West Midlands formed by Suz in Feb ’18. Working with Ryan Lowry, Managing Director at So Called Studios as her writing & production partner, Suz brings original songs from her life experience in the last years into a lively and punchy set, with 4 other brilliant musicians.


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Stonehouse Jack are a Birmingham based rock band playing soaring guitar and melodic rhythm with grunge, blues and punk overtones to nourish your rock-loving ears. With a music video and EP in the bag, crowdfunded online, and produced and engineered by George Shilling, the band has recently hit the gig circuit with their twist on classic rock.

Mistrusted are three happy-go lucky souls from grimy Wolverhampton with a healthy contempt for authority and establishment bullshit who still believe in sonic sedition.

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The Flapper is on Kingston Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2NU

Harlequin’s Kiss hit Subside

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce their participation in BCU Rock Society’s All Day Festival for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation at Subside bar on 27th May 2018.

Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established. It became a registered charity in 2009 (Registered Charity No. 1129689). The charity aims to provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures, and campaigns to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.

Tickets will be £4 and £5 on the door, and will go on sale on 30th April.

Doors will open at 2pm and bands will begin at 4pm.

Harlequin’s Kiss will be joining a line-up of six bands announced so far.

(N.B. At the time of going to press, the line-up is still very much subject to change.)

This Friday 13

From Lille, France, created on Friday 13th January 2017, this band mixes different influences such as rock, metal, hip-hop and 80s synths.

 

Underground Empire

Underground Empire are a band who strive for a brand new sound- utilising a plethora of influences and an eclectic palette of sounds to create something truly unique.

With elements from traditional classic rock and modern indie right through to reggae and trip hop.

Their material strikes a balance between raucous rock n roll and haunting melodic meanders.

There’s something for everyone amongst their catalogue of songs. A band for all music lovers.

 

The Bloodthirsters

The Bloodthirsters are a horror punk band from the Birmingham UK, Originally formed by Thirteen Shots Guitarist Joe Dempster and Cheated vocalist Adrian Harris they combine a 70’s punk sound with blood soaked horror lyrics to produce a horror punk sound less focused on vocal harmonies and more focused on high octane guitar riffs and aggressive vocals.

 

Gauss Gun

A two-piece alternate rock band formed by two friends hailing from Aylesbury and Milton Keynes, UK.

 

The Primals

A Kent based indie band writing sweet sticky popsicles with cold, crude centres.

Radiating the sound of early 2000 indie bands by the likes of Libertines and Strokes along with the modern influence of Spring King and Sundara Karma.

 

Subside is at 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA

Harlequin’s Kiss return to the Gunmakers

Harlequin’s Kiss are pleased to announce that we will be returning to our long-running home, The Gunmakers Arms, on 11th March 2018. Entry will be free, with the show starting at 7pm.

As announced yesterday, this will be a performance by a one-night-only version of our line-up, with Chris Parry returning to the drums for this show. Chris was the drummer for the recording of our 4-track EP, Playing Rough, which will be available on CD at the show for the princely sum of £4. With Chris no longer regularly associated with the band, this will be a rare opportunity for signature collectors.

We will be supported this time around by singer-song writer Brad Stokes, whose projects include the bands City Street Lights and Waves Against Tides. A winner of ‘Sam Kanes search for a star’ 2017, Brad is influenced by rock, blues, country and Americana.

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

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

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.