Record deal joy just in time for Christmas

(L to R) Bang Bang Romeo - Richard Gartland, Joel Phillips, Anastasia Walker, Ross Cameron
(L to R) Bang Bang Romeo - Richard Gartland, Joel Phillips, Anastasia Walker, Ross Cameron

Christmas has come early for a hard working Doncaster band who are celebrating after signing a record deal.

Bang Bang Romeo have been snapped up by Mad Club of Two Records based at the world-renowned Steelworks Studios in Sheffield.

The achievement is the icing on the cake for the Doncaster-based rockers who have enjoyed their most successful year to date.

The band is made up of Anastasia Walker, Guitarist Ross Cameron and Bass Player Joel Phillips who all originate from Doncaster and drummer Richard Gartland from Leeds.

Joel Phillips said: “It’s just really exciting at the minute, we wouldn’t have dreamed at the start of the year that we would be getting played on Radio 1 and XFM and signing a deal.

“It just all feels really good at the minute, in terms of writing and sound we’ve developed an almost telepathic understanding of what Bang Bang Romeo is and we are just really excited and looking forward to grabbing this opportunity now in 2015 and the sky’s the limit really.

“The support we have had locally has been phenomenal and we are so grateful for it and it’s made everything possible.”

As a reward for their local fanbase Bang Bang Romeo are set to take to the stage on Saturday (December 20) at Social Bar in Lazarus Court for a free gig.

The band will team up with The Walestones featuring another Doncaster talent Luke Shenton Sharp, 21.

Joel of Bang Bang Romeo and Luke of The Waletones, who have been friends since meeting at Leeds Festival as teenagers, wanted to play a show for the people of Doncaster to say thank you for their support, and to celebrate the end of a fantastic year.

Currently studying at The London College of Music at the University of West London, Luke’s hard work has been rewarded, along with his fellow students and band members The Waletones. The band is working with 25 Hour Convenience Store, a label owned by Gary Powell of The Libertines, on their debut release which is set to launch in March 2015.

Meanwhile Bang Bang Romeo have enjoyed a successful year with debut E.P ‘We Were Born’ produced by legend Chris Kimsey of Rolling Stones, INXS receiving national airplay from BBC Radio 1 and XFM .

A year of highly acclaimed live performances has seen the band receive rave reviews from in the national press.

Fore more information and to find out what the band have planned for 2015 follow @BangBangRomeo on Twitter, visit or

The free gig featuring Bang Bang Romeo and The Walestones takes place on Saturday December 20 at The Social Bar from 8pm.