What’s On… August 2014!

6th August:
Kingsland Road – Birmingham: O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!

11th August:
Orchard Hill – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

13th August:
Reel Big Fish – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.

20th August:
My Ruin – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

29th August:
The Janoskians – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
Mack Wilds – Birmingham: Institute.
T-Live: 80s Party Night – Telford: Town Park.
Liberty Lies – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.

30th August:
StakeOut: The Final Show – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
Fusion Festival – Birmingham: Cofton Park.
T-Live: Headliners Lawson – Telford: Town Park.

31st August:
Fusion Festival – Birmingham: Cofton Park.

What’s On… July 2014

3rd July:
Bam Margera – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

4th July:
Wireless Festival: Drake – Birmingham: Perry Park.
Godiva Festival – Coventry: War Memorial Park.

5th July:
Robbie Williams – Birmingham: LG Arena.
Wireless Festival: Bruno Mars – Birmingham: Perry Park.
Godiva Festival – Coventry: War Memorial Park.

6th July:
Cody Simpson – Birmingham: The Institute: SOLD OUT!
Robbie Williams – Birmingham: LG Arena.
Wireless Festival: Kanye West – Birmingham: Perry Park.
Godiva Festival – Coventry: War Memorial Park.

8th July:
Rixton – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

11th July:
In Hindsight – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

18th July:
Slow Club – Birmingham: The Institute.

22nd July:
Mike Dignam – Birmingham: The Institute.

24th July:
Lower Than Atlantis – Birmingham: The Institute: SOLD OUT!

It’s Never Too Late to love Kingsland Road

On June 1st, many teens flocked to the Islington Academy in London for the FutureProof party, featuring FutureProof (obviously!), Loveable Rogues, Rewind and of course, Kingsland Road – just to name a few of the acts which appeared on the jam packed line-up.

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We recently reported on Kingsland Road and how much we LOVE what they’re doing and after hearing their new material, which will feature on their EP (out August 17th) – it will definitely not disappoint!

The band seem to have steered away from the ‘X-Factor’ image that had swamped them – swapping those brightly coloured, matching suits for a more edgier style, which also seems to be reflected within their new musical direction.

But don’t worry!

This is NOT a bad thing! Kingsland Road are still those cheeky charmers that you (and we) fell in love with – we are FINALLY seeing the REAL Kingsland Road through the music that they always wanted to produce! – On their own terms!

The band, consisting of Jay, Josh, Connor, Thompson and Matt (Left to Right) sent the venue into a complete uproar as many ecstatic fans had traveled from around the country to hear the group’s new material.

Their set was both energetic and fun, with a number of new tracks being performed including Shoreline and Walk Away. However, the lads did break out into some of our older favourites like Lemon Tree which featured some good ‘ol Kingsland Road thrusting!

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Kingsland Road’s cover of Ellie Goulding’s Burn had both the crowd and the band jumping, leaving behind an electric atmosphere and had everyone claiming that it was better than the original!

The fivesomes vocals were undeniably strong (even though Connor tweeted that he had a cold), their set seemed particularly polished, even though it’s a fairly new set-up and these songs have been performed only once or twice before!

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The friendship between the lads is obvious within their stage presence and it’s clear to see why they perform so well with one another!

Kingsland Road finished their set with Heaven Knows – during which a number of incredibly lucky girls were serenaded by the boys as they jumped into the crowd, a smaller numbers of those girls also got particularly friendly with both Connor and Josh as they tugged up their shirts to feel their abs (looks like someone has been hitting the gym).

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Here at Brumotions, we definitely recommend that you see Kingsland Road live!

The band are embarking on their own tour in August, in an effort to promote their new single ‘Dirty Dancer’ and their EP, both of which are released in August!

Although the Birmingham gig has already SOLD OUT, why not try and see the lads elsewhere as the journey will be well worth it!

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Brumotions give them 5/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance for ‘Lemon Tree’ from the gig on Sunday and let us know what you think!

And if you don’t already, make sure to follow them on Twitter:







What’s On… June 2014

1st June:
FutureProof Party/Gig – London: O2 Islington.

2nd June:
Verses – Birmingham: The Asylum.

6th June:
London Grammar – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall.
Forest, Only Shadow – Birmingham: Hare & Hounds.

11th June:
George Ezra – Birmingham: Glee Club.

15th June:
Andy Jordan & Room94 – Birmingham: O2 Academy2.
Hollywood Ending – Birmingham: O2 Academy3.

16th June:
George Ezra – Birmingham: Glee Club.

22nd June:
Malone Malone – Birmingham: The Institute.

23rd June:
Parquet Courts – Birmingham: The Institute.
David Gray – Birmingham: Symphony Hall.

25th June:
Gareth Gates – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

What’s On… May 2014

2nd May:
McBusted – Birmingham: LG Arena.

3rd May:
McBusted – Birmingham: LG Arena.

5th May:
Clean Bandit – Birmingham: The Institute – SOLD OUT!

7th May:
The Wonder Years – Birmingham: The Institute.

8th May:
Janelle Monae – Birmingham: The Institute.

9th May:
The Kooks – Birmingham: The Institute – SOLD OUT!
Sam Pepper & Mazzi Maz – Birmingham: The Institute.

10th May:
Panic! At The Disco – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall.

13th May:
Katy Perry – Birmingham: LG Arena.

14th May:
Katy Perry – Birmingham: LG Arena.

15th May:
Charlie Simpson – Birmingham: O2 Academy2.

16th May:
Little Mix – Birmingham: LG Arena.
Miley Cyrus – Birmingham: NIA.

17th May:
Professor Green – Birmingham: O2 Academy.
McBusted – Birmingham: LG Arena.

21st May:
M.A.D: Up Close and Personal Acoustic Tour – Birmingham: O2 Academy3.

26th May:
Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall.

27th May:
Foxes – Birmingham: The Institute.
McBusted – Birmingham: LG Arena.

28th May:

FutureProof – Birmingham: O2 Academy3.

30th May:
Paolo Nutini – Wolverhampton: Civic Hall – SOLD OUT!

31st May:
New Kids on the Block – Birmingham: NIA.

VMG Live shows Wolverhampton really does have talent!

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Yesterday, hundreds of screaming girls attended View My Gig Live in Wolverhampton featuring some of the country’s finest new music talent, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and they were not disappointed.


Fans were treated to an array of performances from up and coming artists including singer and guitarist Joseph Neal, Aiden Hancock and Liberty Grant who opened the event with a powerful rendition of ‘Say Something’ by Christina Aguilera, with other artists including the extremely talented, Marc Williams and Leo Golden Child plus special guests.


The second View My Gig Live had many highlights including an exclusive duet with crowd favourites Josh Brennan and Alex Wallhead who left the crowd wanting more. Another highlight was Luke Towler, who was a firm fan favourite who livened up the crowd with his rendition of 5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect whilst also making fans swoon by singing in both English and Spanish.Luke

Many fans got the chance to meet their idols, take photos and have a chat both before and after the artists sets, the gig was relaxed where artists joined the crowd to support other artists on stage.


The event was headlined by last year’s Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jordan O’Keefe who impressed the crowd with his raw vocal talent and use of loop pedal which provided a unique twist to his set. Jordan wowed the crowd with a range of both covers and original songs making them his own proving he definitely has talent.

Although many fans by this point seemed disinterested, Jordan was a great choice for headline act, showcasing great talent and stage presence and we recommend you go and see him live!

Here at Brumotions we give the overall gig 4/5 Microphones!

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(All images are taken from VMGImages and VMG Live)


What’s On… April 2014

4th April:
Emblem3 – Birmingham: O2 Academy2.

7th April:
Halestorm – Birmingham: O2 Academy2.
Sophie Ellis Bextor – Birmingham: The Institute.

8th April:
Boyce Avenue – Birmingham: The Institute.
Gary Barlow – Birmingham: LG Arena.

10th April:
The Last Carnival – Birmingham: O2 Academy3.

11th April:
Justin Timberlake – Birmingham: LG Arena.

12th April:
Matt Cardle – Birmingham: O2 Academy2.
Justin Timberlake – Birmingham: LG Arena.

14th April:
Deaf Havana – Wolverhampton: Wulfrun Hall.

16th April:
Within Temptation – Birmingham: O2 Academy.

18th April:
The Summer Set – Birmingham: O2 Academy2.

19th April:
Gary Barlow – Birmingham: LG Arena.

20th April:
VMG Live: Headliner Jordan O’Keefe – Wolverhampon: Slade Rooms.

22nd April:
Of Mice & Men – Birmingham: The Institute.

24th April:
OMG Live: Headliners Lawson & Union J – Birmingham: LG Arena.

26th April:
Warped Acoustic Basement Tour – Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms.