Romeo to make a big Bang in 2016

Bang Bang Romeo at the Devonshire Green Stage in Sheffield, United Kingdom on 25 July 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Bang Bang Romeo at the Devonshire Green Stage in Sheffield, United Kingdom on 25 July 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

They played a sell out gig supporting Reverend And The Makers to ring in the New Year and it looks like 2016 is set to be bigger and better than ever for Doncaster band Bang Bang Romeo.

The Doncaster rockers have been tipped to be ‘big in 2016’ by both This Feeling, billed as the best club in the UK for future rock and roll stars, and Radio X.

Guitarist Ross Cameron said: “The New Year’s eve gig was absolutely phenomenal. We had our very first stage invasion and we got to share a special night with a lot of people who have backed us from the start which was very special.

“Jon from Reverend and The Makers was super complimentary after the show, and to share the stage with a local music legend and them be so into what you are doing was a really magic thing.”

Bass player Joel Phillips added: “The ‘Big in 2016’ hint is absolutely massive for us. This Feeling have been exceptional in support of us from day one, and then for this nod now from the likes of The Music Week and Fred Perry Subcultured is huge for us.

“We are following in the footsteps of previous tips like Catfish and The Bottlemen and Blossoms who have gone on to do amazing things worldwide, and to be thought of in the same light, with the exciting things bubbling behind the scene’s gives us that extra bit of pride and excitement for the year ahead. We can’t wait.”

Bang Bang Romeo

Bang Bang Romeo

The praise comes as the band released a new live version of ‘Chemical’ recorded at Olympic Studios in London, a venue that has previously played host to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Internationally acclaimed producer Chris Kimsey of Rolling Stones and INXS fame engineered the session and the stripped back performance was captured on the night.

Band members Richard Gartland, Joel Phillips, Anastasia Walker and Ross Cameron enjoyed a whirlwind 2015 after being signed to MadClubOfTwo Records.

Highlights for the band included a slot at The Isle Of Wight festival sharing a line up with world class acts including Fleetwood Mac and The Black Keys.

Meanwhile the band’s debut single “Johannesburg” received critical acclaim and airplay on stations including Radio X and BBC Radio 1.

Bang Bang Romeo will take to the stage on January 30 in Manchester at the Night and Day Cafe.

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