Unequivocally Northern, aap mondays hail from Manchester and make no bones about it. A six piece with the experience and musical pedigree to strike that perfect balance of rock and soul to fill hearts and minds with an unshakable groove that will leave crowds screaming for more.....
The band was formed in early 2019 and is made up of from the AA Projects team including the Managing Director on bass. This will be the band's first Construction Rocks competition but not their last.
Stephen has been consistently gigging in bands for 15 years around Yorkshlre and the North-West of England. He has been writing and performing his own material since the day he first picked up a guitar as well as performing much loved covers. Influences include the Madchester scene, Britpop, Noughties guitar bands, Bowie, the Beatles, QOTSA, Rage against the Machine, 90’s hip hop and 60’s soul.
Sarah was brought up on music - anything and everything. Chicane for breakfast, New Order for dinner and Pink Floyd for tea! This has resulted in a very eclectic music taste and anything goes. Sarah’s love for music continued into school and college where at one time she was in 4 choirs and 1 of them competed nationally in full “Glee” style. At 14 she won a competition to record her favourite songs in a local recording studio with some other people from school and unfortunately she was going through a Westlife phase at the time….. Since college, studies and work took over and Sarah hasn’t performed in front of anyone in a very long time (barring her husband and cat), so please be nice!
Anne-Louise grew up in a home with music as the means to an everlasting happy background! She was introduced to music from the 60s first, The Beatles, the Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Sam Cook…and so on!
She was born in the early 80’s which was the greatest decade for dance music (in her opinion!). So many influential songs were produced and she was lucky enough to be at an age where she didn’t judge and just enjoyed the music she heard! Northerners took over as years went by and playlists were filled with Oasis, Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, with a secret less cool passion for rappers, LL Cool J being at the top of the list! Music has always been part of her life…there’s nothing better than your favourite album playing whilst the rest of the world is silent! ‘Sometimes, music is he only medicine the heart and soul need’.
An experienced musician, composing and playing indie and metal bands across the Midlands and North for over 30-years but most recently, enjoying playing classical guitar more than rock(|) Initial influences were jazz musicians and then followed the indie music scene starting in Leeds with The Wedding Present and Manchester in the late 1980’s. Most recent gig was The Vamps - a result of now having teenage kids…………
Paul has played in bands for almost 30 years and has the scars to show for it. Not only is Paul an excellent drummer he has an ear for arrangements and production and provides the much-needed glue that keeps bands together. Influences include house music, soul and hp hop and bands such as Doves, Stone Roses, and The Beatles.
Change Control to Major Tom have been in a heady whirlwind of euphoria following their triumphant success at their Construction Rocks debut in 2018. The world tour shortly followed beginning to over 1,000 people at an exclusive location in Central London. They hope to repeat the success again in 2019 with their difficult second album.
Growing up on the mean streets of Surrey, Chris was brought up on a staple diet of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore and The Eagles. Not one to have enough guitars, his collection has grown in to double figures. He can't play more than one at a time though, but is working on it. The Double-neck guitar beckons!
Aside from making a mean breakfast, Tiffany awakens not only the hills, but the whole of Austria with the sound of her voice. It's said she began to sing long before she could talk, and as our resident musical theatre Beek, you'll be sure to find her hanging out with Mr Mistoffelees down at the Ozdust Ballroom. Following the success of last year, she hopes her smile and your fantasies play a duet that will make you think that life is a cabaret old chum!
Judy is undoubtedly the most qualified person in the band. Put anything in front of her and she will be able to play it, from rock to Baroque and everything in between. With a penchant for Coldplay she also likes to rock out to a bit of 'Summer of `69'!
Sitting at the back but very much the lead. The driving force behind our wall of sound. Keeping time and never being late the change to BST did not faze him. Metronomically accurate and with Swiss precision this man's 4/4 can floor you.
This is a demonstrator for machine – human interaction with the objective to create an immersive experience.
‘Panic! At The Disto’ are a covers band hailing from the bosom of Malcolm Hollis. The band started when Lawrence challenged Barney to a guitar off. Not knowing that Barney could play the guitar he put a lot of money on it and lost. Failing that, he thought, let’s start a band. He knew a bassist, Alex, and so the band began a three piece. They managed the whole of one gig before realising they needed a drummer. Enter Mike. The band was formed and now they are entertaining audiences of up to 80 people. Panic! At the Disto are here!
I have been playing guitar in various bands from the age of 18. Influenced initially by bands such as Oasis and Blur, I have a love for all British guitar bands from the 60’s to present day from The Beatles, The Jam, The Stone Roses and Kasabian. Mostly playing lead guitar and vocals, my band The Beautiful Game released their debut album Line The Streets was released in 2017. In 2018, Panic! At The Disto were formed to play covers to the masses.
Alex tried learning the guitar but, due to laziness, decided it was too hard so dropped two strings to remain with four. Now he plays the bass to a reasonable standard and only forgets a handful of notes each time. Taking his stage presence from a falling giraffe, Alex fills the stage with the deep notes and enjoys to throw in a dodgy vocal or two. He also thinks he is a rapper so watch out for that.
I started playing music when I was 6 years old and not stopped since. Music to me is a universal language that everyone can understand and has influenced me to “attempt” to play as many instruments as possible. Recently, we had the opportunity to form a Malcolm Hollis band and although I was a little late to the party, it’s been a great success and something that I hope you will enjoy! P.s whoever produces the loudest scream when we have finished our set will receive five of the Queens finest pound coins, game on.
Barney hails from the north west of England and takes his musical influence from local heroes and worldwide stars alike. His favourite artists include The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Band, and anything Northern Soul.
Some guy called Jim once said that Rock n Roll is the sound of angels telling the truth. Some other guy said Rock and Roll keeps you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency....im like, let's just smash up some guitars and make a hell of a noise, preferably after the show!
A Construction Rock veteran trying his luck with a new bunch of music hopefuls.
Kay brings German precision to the art of bass. Expect a flea of style topless performance from the KLH technical director.
All I want to do is build! Was my first chart hit! Max Fuller—drum Even though I'm a jazz-trained drummer, I cut my teeth playing rock' — Max Fuller. Definitely not Jimmy Chamberlin.
Formed from the disbanded ruins of Canary Wolf and the BIM Zombies ready to do disco and planning to do their first cover version!
Maurice requested that a Tragedy song be sung following the tragic death of Jose Antonio Reyes: Maurice only knows one - Canary Wolfs classic song against vehicular road deaths -so - Road Rage (something old).
Barry came up with the riff for Funtime Frank — the BGs most recently written song inspired by a ductwork contractor, a scafolder, and London Town in the late '70s, no one knows what this song is about — but Barry does (something new).
Robin has always been a big admirer of Nick Cave and so when asked should the band play 'How deep is your love' — replied with 'shut your gibb - if we have to do a paint by numbers song let's do Red Right Hand by NC' (something borrowed).
Gary replied to an advert in the Evening Standard — 'The BGs require an artist to perform live at the Construction Rocks concert' — he is one of a recent gaggle of Vincent Van Gough forgers (painting by numbers no doubt) and so requested that the BGs cover the sad anthem penned by George Norway and the Jazz — Van Gough's Dream (something blue)