Deaf Havana
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Deaf Havana, The Casino Brawl, Young Guns – Tour

Deaf Havana
The Casino Brawl
Young Guns
+ special guests

Sunday 13th sept @ Moho Live, Manchester
Monday 28th Sept @ The Picket, Liverpool

Deaf Havana are Ryan Mellor (Vocals) James Veck-Gilodi (Guitar & Vocals), Tom Ogden (Drums & Vocals), Lee Wilson (Bass), Chris Pennells (Guitar). The Southern Rock/Post-Hardcore band from Norfolk, England originally started out with a more ‘Rock’ sound. They soon gained a large fanbase across the East of England, for providing an intense live show, yet lighter than most bands on the bill. Following the self release of their first EP ‘Evangeline’ and their 100th show, they changed their line up (Rinn from Guitars to Vocals, swapping with James) and subsequently their sound altered. They are signed to A Wolf At Your Door Records. In October 2008 the band released this recording through their label, the E.P. titled It's Called the Easy Life received strong reviews from various musical publications. On the back of this success the band begin to receive some recognition. January 2009 saw the band complete a UK wide tour with We Are The Ocean – The Urgency and around the same time release their first music video
“Deaf Havana have released one of the most gripping UK debuts in years”. -Metal Hammer

THE CASINO BRAWL can back it all up with the perfect tirade of soaring melodies and city leveling – bruising breakdowns. From the North-East of the England; The Casino Brawl were formed in 2006 with Jonny Ferguson (Synth, vocals, samples), Adam Ridley (guitar), Marc Henessey (guitar), Jamie Common (bass) and James Summersby (drums). They have played successful and packed out dates across Europe with their relentless and unpredictably explosive live shows enforcing and furthering a furiously expanding international fan-base and are Selling out UK venues. The summer of ‘08’ and the highly respected and successful UK label ‘In at the Deep End’ (Gallows, Architects, Shaped By Fate) snatches up the band for their debut album The summer of ‘08’ and the highly respected and successful UK label ‘In at the Deep End’ (Gallows, Architects, Shaped By Fate) snatches up the band for their debut album. 2009 will definitely be a year that will belong to this band.

The home-grown production line has been in overdrive of late in the rock world High Wycombe-based quintet, Young Guns, are proof that it’s showing no signs of fatigue. Their four track debut EP, ‘Mirrors’, has been produced by former SikTh members Dan Weller and Justin Hill (Enter Shikari, Haunts, Gallows), and covers a host of subjects, from party-induced-excess and temptation, to adolescent aspirations and dependency, and all this in little more than 16 minutes. However, it’s a brief blast of promise that should more than whet the appetite for what’s to come from the five-piece and serves as a ringing statement of intent.

With former Johnny Truant drummer Paul Jackson (Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats, The Ghost Of A Thousand) handling artwork duties, and a forthcoming remix of ‘The Weight Of The World’ by Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins’ L’Amour La Morgue project, there’s a distinct British flavour to ‘Mirrors’.

“British music is so healthy right now, the scene here has been building for a long time,” explains singer Gustav Wood, “and to have people from some of the best bands, past and present, helping us out and digging our band is incredible.”

Having clocked up shows alongside the likes of Funeral For A Friend, The Answer and We Are The Ocean already, and with a relentless touring schedule ahead of them, it’s going to be near impossible to avoid Young Guns in 2009, and on the proof of ‘Mirrors’, we wouldn’t advise even trying.

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