The book has the details of gigs dating back to the s including shows by David Bowie and Alice Cooper. A little piece of music history has been uncovered at Newport Centre. The venue, which has welcomed a huge of acts and bands, including Run DMC, Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Kasabian, over the years, has now been reacquainted with a book which dates back to the s. And this book was used to record all information about those musical mega stars who'd played at the Newport venue, including dates, tickets sold and prices which modern-day gig goers might be surprised at. Roger Broome, who was ly the centre's events manager, dug out the book just in time to show the 20 year gap between one rock star's Newport shows.
The city already has a rich musical heritage - here's the pick of those carrying the torch for the next generation. Newport is a city with a rich musical heritage and a long history of world-famous artists kick-starting their careers here. A longtime epicentre of rock and roll, the city has seen countless, legendary performances and has played a part in launching artists from Green Day and Iron Maiden to Muse and the Stone Roses to fame.
The city was even dubbed as "the new Seattle" in the early s because of its thriving music scene. Yet even without bands from elsewhere, Newport has so much homegrown talent that it is hard to keep track of. From Feeder and Skindred to Goldie Lookin Chainartists who were born and raised in and around Newport are enjoyed the world-over.
And the city is currently brimming with up-and-coming talent making a name for themselves in the scene. In no particular order, here's our list of bands and artists from in and around Newport that you need to keep an eye on. Already flagged up by Kerrang! The four-piece band, from Newport and the surrounding valleys, are currently ed to Cardiff-based indy label Pretty Hate.
Last year saw the release of their debut EP, and they are currently fresh off the back of their second UK tour.
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You can listen to them here. A folk band which has established a devoted following in Newport and beyond since their formation inRusty Shackle combine guitars, the fiddle, the banjo, trumpet, bass and vocal harmonies.
Having regularly toured in the UK and internationally, including a performance at Glastonbury, Rusty Shackle wear their Newport upbringing proudly on their sleeves.
This is no clearer to see than in their song Newport Rising, which as the title suggests talks about the historic Newport Uprising of The band recently celebrated their tenth birthday, and are currently taking their energetic live act across the UK. Already well-established in the South Wales rock scene, Everyday Heroes' blues-inspired hard rock has shades of Metallica and Stone Sour to it.
After winning a battle of the bands competition in Cardiff inEveryday Heroes played at the world-famous Steelhouse Festival in Ebbw Vale, sharing a lineup with rock heavyweights The Darkness and Thunder.
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You can check them out here. A favourite with Newport County fans and music critics alike, Jack's firey guitar and raw vocals are reminiscent of bands including Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys. You can listen to him here.
What do you get when you mix hip-hop and funk with rock 'n' roll and blues? Their eclectic mix of inspirations jump out in their unique sound, as well as Harvey's thick Newport twang. The band has three EPs to date, and you can listen to them here. Releasing his debut EP last September, Robertson's mixture of soul and folk has already been recognised by M People's Heather Small, who he supported on her tour in Appearing on The Voice back inTobias accumulated a dedicated following as part of Boy George's team. He has spent his time since performing across South Wales and working on his own music, which you can listen to here.
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This self-described "Energetic Indie Groove" band hail from Caldicot, starting life in and going on to tour across the UK. With inspirations ranging from Rage Against the Machine to The Arctic Monkeys, their music explodes with a furious, funky energy. Their two EPs are full of strong bass-lines and super catchy hooks, and their latest single Pocketful of Wisdom has a great psychedelic, disco vibe.
Keep an eye out on their Rocker for upcoming show dating. Listen Newport them here. Another folk band who are an established name in Newport's music scene, Apple Tree Theory take country and folk music and add a reggae twist to it. The band's four members between them manage to masterfully juggle the banjo, mandolin, double bass, washboard, guitar and vocals.
This three-piece rock band released their debut self-titled album last year, self-described as reminiscent of rock music of a "bygone" era. The album, which features live production, is full of authenticity and a sound which will take you back to music as it was before super polished, high production values became the norm.
Having already headlined Le Pub several times, Finding Aurora have caused a huge splash in their relatively short time as a band. Since forming, they have been regulars in Newport's music scene, regularly performing across the city. What's On. By Sian Burkitt Trainee multimedia reporter, Newport. Want Newport news straight to your inbox? Invalid Something went wrong, please try again later.
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