The Monarch, London, United Kingdom

Wednesday 29 March  7:30 PM   Room: Bar
FREE   Entry Requirements: 18+

Joe McCorriston

"Joe McCorriston is a folk/punk influenced Singer Songwriter from Lancashire, UK. He already has 3 albums to his name as well as many compilations and EP's, 2011’s EP “One Day” and 2012’s LP “Try As You Might”, 2014's "Sick & Sand", and the latest album "The Party We Came For", was released on 16th December 2016, receiving positive media reviews and featuring Joe’s official backing band “The Blockbuster Blues” for the first time..
His musical influences range from Frank Turner, to Simon and Garfunkel, to NOFX, to Bob Dylan and he gigs endlessly around the UK & Europe as he is building a following one-by-one.
2013 saw him tour the UK with Bristol folk hero Gaz Brookfield, as well as play at festivals such as Kendal Calling, 2000 Trees and Rebellion Punk Festival, whilst releasing a Split EP with Singer/Songwriter Ieuan Williams. In 2014, Joe supported Frank Turner at a secret show in the UK, after being personally asked to play. He also received a 5* live review in Kerrang! Magazine for that show.

As of January 2017, Joe has played 550 shows, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Despite just being armed with an acoustic guitar, his live show is flawlessly energetic and passionate. If he keeps his songwriting going at this pace, as well as constant touring, his hard work will surely pay off."

JW Edwards
"JW (Joe) Edwards is an independent composer/ multi-instrumentalist, writing under the belief of the importance of creating something that is 100% authentic to the said composer. Despite his busy schedule as a musician, Joe finds happiness in creating the art that is his music, spending almost all of his time furthering his ability in the variety of instruments he plays.
'I can’t think of many people who I wouldn’t recommend this album to’ - Dave Franklin, ‘Dancing About Architecture’"

B-Sydes -

"B-Sydes (AKA Ben Sydes) is a folk-punk singer-songwriter based in Cambridge/ London.
On his travels Ben has been lucky enough to share stages with Frank Turner, Gaz Brookfield, Ferocious Dog, Ben Marwood, Chris T-T, Beans On Toast, Dave McPherson, Sam Duckworth, Walter Schreifels to name a few.
B-Sydes played his first shows outside of the UK in December 2016, touring with Nick Parker on a 10 date tour of Germany.
After recording 2 EP’s, ‘Handshakes Turn To Headlocks’ and ‘Wrecked Vessels’, Ben released his debut album, ‘Constant Fictions’, in May2015 on Aaahh!! Real Records.
2017 will see B-Sydes will be once again back in the studio working on album 2, in-between stints on the road."