Harlequin’s Kiss Return to the Giffard

July seems to be the month of last-minute gigs for us. We’re very pleased to have been invited back to the Giffard Arms in Wolverhampton as special guests for the second part of the Metallum semi final on 21st July. We’re not competing – that honour goes to Mystiek and Verb the Noun, who will be duking it out for a place in the Grand Final on 2nd August. Harlequin’s Kiss will be joining Insurgence to provide additional entertainment on what’s looking out to be an amazing Sunday evening of metal entertainment.

Metallum 2019

Mystiek is an Alternative band that consists of four lads that like to get stieky!

Verb the Noun are a djent/metalcore band formed by the worst kind of people possible: products of the meme generation.

The Giffard Arms is at 64 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3NX. Doors at 7.30pm, advance tickets £6.

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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
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. 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.

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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.

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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.

Harlequin’s Kiss to Headline Ye Olde Foundry

Following Saturday’s blinding show with Tyrannosaurus Nebulous and Buzzard, Harlequin’s Kiss have been asked to headline at Ye Olde Foundry on 7th June 2019. Supporting acts are currently to be confirmed. What we can say is that the show will start at 9pm and run until midnight, and that the show will be free entry. Ye Olde Foundry is on King Street, Dudley, DY2 8NY.

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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.

HK Return to Ye Olde Foundry

On 13th April 2019, Harlequin’s Kiss will be joining Tyrannosaurus Nebulous and Buzzard for a night of pure rock fury. Details are TBC, but we’re told that the night is going to be free entry. Some of you may remember T. Nebulous from Mayday Meltdown II a few years ago, when we debuted our EP, Playing Rough.

Tyrannosaurus Nebulous are a four piece hard rock band from Stourbridge in the Black Country. They released their face melting E.P. ‘Deal With My Evil’ to rave reviews and extensive worldwide radio airplay. The single ‘TLK’ was playlisted on the UK’s leading rock radio station, Planet Rock for 8 weeks.

Buzzard are increasingly earning a strong reputation for being a live act that not only provide a tight energetic performance, but also encourage fun crowd engagement. Buzzard are an ever evolving interesting live band and pack a big musical punch for three passionate individuals, whom offstage are very approachable down to earth people who love to hang out with fans, meet amazing new people and enjoy good music.

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