What’s On… December 2014!

2nd December:
Michael Buble – Birmingham: Barclaycard Arena.

3rd December:
Basement Jaxx – Birmingham: Institute.
Michael Buble – Birmingham: Barclaycard Arena.

4th December:
Ben Howard – Wolverhampton: Civic.
Boyz II Men – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

6th December:
Turbowolf – Birmingham: Institute.
Professor Green – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

10th December:
Bombay Bicycle Club – Wolverhampton: Civic.

11th December:
Taking Back Sunday – Birmingham: Institute.

17th December:
Hozier – Birmingham: Institute.
Heffron Drive – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

18th December:
Wiley – Birmingham: Institute.

We’d cross Bridges for EofE!

On November 15th, EofE returned to Birmingham for their very own headline tour, much to the delight of their dedicated fans, most of which waited over 8 hours to see the lads perform.

The Black Country based band came to perform a sold-out show in Birmingham as part of their Unleashed Tour, which comes after the lads supported McBusted and The Vamps only month before.

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The group, consisting of Luke, Nicky, Tom, Reece and last, but certainly not least Dan (Left to Right), entertained the highly dedicated group of fans in the sold-out, packed venue with a range of original and cover tracks, including ‘If Only Your Boyfriend Knew’ and Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’.

However, before the young pop rocks graced the stage with their incredible performance and addicting stage presence, Of Kings and Captains, The Fuse and McFly’s Danny Jones’ sister VIX, all of which wowed the ecstatic crowd with their support sets.

The venue became completely deafening when the lads finally emerged on stage, kicking off with their debut single Lust, which reached number eight in the UK rock singles chart.

The lads energetic set featured a number of incredible tracks, all of which seemed to be fan favourites, judging by the crowds reactions as they erupted into cheers at the beginning of each track and proceeded to scream the lyrics back to the boys throughout.

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The incredibly talented band made sure that the crowd were thoroughly entertained with a short rendition of Fall Out Boy’s ‘Sugar, we’re goin’ down’ straight after their lively performance of their own track ‘Kiss me like you mean it’ and a number of other tracks!

EofE rounded off their amazing performance with their newest release ‘Bridges’, which is available to download for free on the bands website – So make sure you check that out and download it while you can!

We definitely recommend going to see the EofE lads live as they have a bright future ahead of them, with a possible debut album on the way and an already impressive arsenal of tracks; no doubt it’ll be an incredible night much like this one!

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Brumotions give their performance 4/5 Microphones!

What’s On… November 2014!

1st November:
Twin Atlantic – Birmingham: Institute – SOLD OUT!
Klaxons – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

4th November:
Royal Blood – Birmingham: InstituteSOLD OUT!

5th November:
Lacuna Coil – Birmingham: Institute.
Billy Idol – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

6th November:
Band of Skulls – Birmingham: Institute.

8th November:
Loveable Rogues – Birmingham: Institute.
La Roux – Birmingham: Institute.
The Blackout – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.

13th November:
Lady Gaga – Birmingham: NIA.

15th November:
EofE – Birmingham: Institute.
The Kooks – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

17th November:
BANKS – Birmingham: Institute.

18th November:
Passenger – Birmingham: O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!

21st November:
Example – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

22nd November:
Mallory Knox – Birmingham: Institute.
Paloma Faith – Wolverhampton: Civic.

24th November:
The Pretty Reckless – Birmingham: Institute.

26th November:
Lily Allen – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

27th November:
Enrique Iglesias – Birmingham: NIA.

28th November:
Tonight Alive – Birmingham: Institute.
Hollywood Undead – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

29th November:
Coasts – Birmingham: Institute.
Free Radio Live 2014 – Birmingham: LG Arena.

Don’t give up on The Maine!

Last night, The Maine returned to the UK and impressed their highly dedicated fans at their show at the O2 Academy2 in Birmingham with an incredible performance!

The American band from Arizona came to Birmingham as part of the UK leg of the 8123 tour and two of our Brumoters got the chance to catch up with The Maine’s bassist Garrett Nickelsen and lead guitarist Jared Monaco, the interview for which will be available on October 13th!

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The group consisting of Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, John O’Callaghan, Jared Monaco and Garrett Nickelsen (Left to Right) entertained all the fans that had packed themselves into the venue, with a range of old and new tracks, including ‘Misery’ and ‘Kiss and Sell.’

But before the lads graced the stage with their amazing performance, Nick Santino (ex-frontman for A Rocket to the Moon) and Lydia wowed the crowd with their support sets.

Although it was his first ever tour in the UK, Nick Santino had no nerves seeming to hold him back as his incredible stage presence held the audience’s attention throughout the entirety of his acoustic performance.

Lydia took the stage next, bringing with them an unbelievable amount of energy that left the crowd wanting more as they made sure to sing the lyrics back to the ecstatic group.

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Then came the moment everybody had been waiting for, The Maine finally took to the stage causing the venue to erupt into cheers, obviously excited to see the lads pop across the pond once again as they broke out into a number of old and new tracks.

The lads’ energetic set featured a number of fan favourites and the only time the group slowed down was to interact and chat to their ecstatic and loud fans (though many ‘accent’ issues arose, like when lead singer John O’Callaghan mistook the words “Pretty Good” as “Grand Canyon” when speaking about their home state).

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The highly talented band made sure to perform their hearts out and ensured that all those attending the event were thoroughly entertained, which rang true when the lads began to discuss a potential album release next year!

The Maine rounded off their incredible performance with a track from their first studio album in 2008: ‘We’ll All Be’, for which, both Nick Santino and Lydia graced the stage once again to help The Maine out and end the show with a bang!

We definitely recommend going to see The Maine live as they have the talent and an impressive setlist, which should have another few hits joining in as the lads are set to hit the recording studio next month! We have no doubts, that like they did last night, the group will keep you thoroughly entertained and leave you wanting more!

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Brumotions give their performance 5/5 Microphones!

Make sure to keep up-to-date with the band on their website: www.wearethemaine.net

Why not watch a few of their music videos below and let us know what you think!

What’s On… October 2014!

1st October:
Ella Eyre – Birmingham: Institute.

3rd October:
Lewis Watson – Birmingham: Institute – SOLD OUT!

5th October:
The Vamps – Birmingham: NIA – SOLD OUT!

6th October:
Jake Bugg – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall.

7th October:
Jake Bugg – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall – SOLD OUT!
The Maine – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
Black Veil Brides – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
Kylie – Birmingham: NIA.

12th October:
John Legend – Birmingham: NIA.

13th October:
Skillet – Wolverhampton: Wulfrun Hall.

14th October:
Eliza and the Bear – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

15th October:
Kid Ink – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
Lady Gaga – Birmingham: NIA.

17th October:
Patent Pending – Birmingham: Institute.
The Dirty Youth – Birmingham: Institute.

18th October:
BURY TOMORROW – Birmingham: Institute.
Katy B – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
We Are The Ocean – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
Ed Sheeran – Birmingham: NIA.

19th October:
Ed Sheeran – Birmingham: LG Arena – SOLD OUT!

20th October:
Kids In Glass Houses – Birmingham: Institute – SOLD OUT!
Jess Glynne – Birmingham: Institute – SOLD OUT!
Ed Sheeran – Birmingham: LG Arena.

21st October:
Maverick Sabre – Birmingham: Institute.

22nd October:
Clean Bandit – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

23rd October:
Nick Mulvey – Birmingham: Institute.
Rixton – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

25th October:
Octane OK – Birmingham: Institute.
George Ezra – Birmingham: Institute – SOLD OUT!
Peter Andre – Birmingham: Symphony Hall.

27th October:
Jungle – Birmingham: Institute.
Escape The Fate – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.
Sam Smith – Birmingham: O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!

28th October:
Fuse ODG – Birmingham: Institute.

29th October:
John Newman – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall – SOLD OUT!

30th October:
Hollywood Ending – Birmingham: Institute.
Black Stone Cherry – Birmingham: NIA.

31st October:
Framing Hanley – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

What’s On… September 2014!

13th September:
Jenny Lewis – Birmingham: Institute.
Luke Wylde & The Japes – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.
Blondie – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

15th September:
The Saturdays – Birmingham: NIA.

17th September:
Beartooth – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

19th September:
MOTHER – Birmingham: Institute.

22nd September:
Darlia – Birmingham: Institute.
alt-J – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall.

23rd September:
MS. LAURYN HILL – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

25th September:
WATSKY – Birmingham: Institute.

27th September:
The Fray – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

28th September:
Vance Joy – Birmingham: Institute – SOLD OUT!

29th September:
The Horrors – Birmingham: Institute.
The 1975 – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall – SOLD OUT!

Brumotions Playlist of the Week – Fusion Festival Special!

Our BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK is back with a special FUSION FESTIVAL edition!

With less than a week left over until the Birmingham based festival, we figured… why not have an amazing playlist packed with the videos from the incredible acts gracing this year’s stage!

So here are 22 AMAZING tracks, including Saturday’s headliner Pitbull, with his newest track ‘Fireball’ and Sunday’s headliner Jessie J, with her incredible track ‘Bang Bang’ (featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).

And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in the next BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK, which will be available on September 7th!

If you don’t already, make sure to follow us on Twitter:

@Brumotions

Union J – Tonight (We Live Forever)

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British foursome Union J are back with their newest single ‘Tonight (We Live Forever)’, which is set to feature on their second studio album and is already reaching great success after entering the iTunes Top 100 Chart through pre-order sales alone!

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Union J, who are more popularly known for their time on the ninth series of The X Factor – consists of JJ Hamblett, Josh Cuthbert, George Shelley and Jaymi Hensley (Left to Right), who will be releasing their newest track on August 17th.

Tonight (We Live Forever) is an optimistic and bubbly track, which has the makings of a single worthy of a Number 1 chart position!

This uptempo track is a perfect summer anthem, which we know you will be blasting for a while.

The lads have said: “The track sums up what Union J are about it terms of our sound and it also reflects who we are together – a group of friends having the time of our lives.” – Which is pretty easy to see when watching the incredible music video.

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Although Union J’s newest track is completely different to the single’s released from their debut album, we expect the lads to be receiving the same amount of success!

Tonight (We Live Forever) has already raced through the charts before it’s official release, so we have no doubt that this track will soon be bouncing into the UK charts!

Union J are currently planning a 2015 UK tour, so make sure to keep up to date with us, here at Brumotions – and we’ll bring you the details ASAP!

Tonight (We Live Forever) is available for pre-order now!

And why not check out the amazing video (Directed by the incredible Direction X) for the track below:

Kingsland Road are Dirty Dancing into our hearts!

Kingsland Road impressed their dedicated fans at their SOLD OUT show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night with a jam packed, energetic performance!

The East London formed group came to Birmingham as part of their debut tour across the UK.

KingslandRoadBirmingham.jpgThe group consisting of Matt, Connor, Josh, Jay and Thompson entertained both the old and new K-Landers with a range of songs, including the one’s that are set to feature on their EP, which will be released August 10th!

Four support acts were included during the gig, acoustic performers Jess Havens and Ellie Rose’s vocals wowed the sold out crowd during their own twenty minute sets!

Then Canary Swing took to the stage, bringing an incredible amount of energy and talent with them that left the crowd wanting more, before rapper Jessica Alice took to the stage with an equal and amazing amount of stage presence to those before her.

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Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for, Kingsland Road ran onto the stage and performed ‘Walk Away’, a track set to appear on their EP, which their highly dedicated fans had already learnt the lyrics to and proceeded to shout them back to the ecstatic lads.

The boys incredible set featured tracks for both the old and new fans, including a small, hilarious performance of ‘My Dog’ for the older fans and a cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’, which was posted to their YouTube channel in February.

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The group, more popularly known for appearing on the tenth series of The X Factor, had the packed venue singing and dancing along throughout their entire performance, ensuring that everyone was thoroughly entertained!

Kingsland Road rounded off their incredible performance with their debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’, which is another track to feature on the groups debut EP!

We definitely recommend going to see Kingsland Road live as they have the talent (both singing and dancing) and an impressive setlist, which is without a doubt, going to take them far. We have no doubts, that – like they did last night – the group will keep you thoroughly entertained and leave you wanting more!

Brumotions gives their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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You can pre-order their brand new, self-titled EP, which will be available from August 10th on iTunes!

Why not watch the video of their performance of ‘Treasure’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

Fusion Fest is the place to be!

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Here at Brumotions, we LOVE festival season (Even the British weather can’t damper our love of Music Festivals)

And we’ve reported TWICE already on the INCREDIBLE line-up for this years Fusion Festival in Birmingham!

And we have news that another 5 acts have been ANNOUNCED!

Fusion Festival is based at Cofton Park in Longbridge and promises to be an AMAZING show, which will be bigger and better than last year – which seems like a hard task, but this line-up is proving this statement to be true.

With amazing acts like RIZZLE KICKS and M.O joining this year’s FANTASTIC headliners PITBULL and JESSIE J, the weekend looks to beat last years by miles!

With performance’s from the incredible DIZZEE RASCAL, THE VAMPS, OLLIE MARLAND and PIXIE LOTT!

and the newly announced bunch: RIZZLE KICKS, WILKINSON, M.O, NINA NESBITT and AIDAN DAVIES!

We are unable to contain our EXCITEMENT!

Tickets for this years Fusion Festival are CURRENTLY avaliable – With Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets available for everyone (VIP and Golden Circle Weekend & Sunday Tickets are now SOLD OUT!) – in support of the Prince’s Trust.

So GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

If you haven’t already, why not check out what you can expect at the Festival, by watching last year’s highlight reel: