Marquis Drive

Date:Fri 27 Jan 2023
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1 (standing show)
Price:Early bird tickets from £7.50 | £18 adv

Earlybird offers!

The first 25 tickets will be only £7.50, after that there's a limited amount at £12.50. The offer will apply automatically in the basket.

 

Marquis Drive

From the deepest, darkest parts of the West Midlands comes the sound of frustration, dreams and hard work. Upbeat to the point of euphoria, anthemic choruses set amongst verses of everyday life. Yes, Marquis Drive just might help you to escape the 9 to 5 and remind you that there is a Friday just around the corner.

Formed under a wandering star somewhere next to a Weatherspoon's, this 7- piece Indie band are born of a mutual love of football, clobber, and of course great music. They boast a truly epic sound; big guitars, big vocals and big percussion. Having built up a strong reputation up and down the country supporting major acts such as; Ocean Colour Scene, The Farm, Reverend and the Makers, The Wonder stuff and many more, Marquis Drive have delighted crowds with a set crammed-full of powerhouse Indie anthems.

Their first release “Proud” was released on 29th February 2020 with Creation23 records. It reached number 2 in the official vinyl charts. John Kennedy and Chris Moyles of Radio X are fans of the track, with Moyles playing it on the morning show. This was just before the world starting shutting down and the band had decided to lock themselves down in a local Weatherspoon's.  Other releases followed: “Truth Don’t Shock” June ‘20, “Spaceman” Nov ‘20 and “21st Century Gospel” Apr ‘21.

Marquis Drive are an active band, developing a fanbase across the county. In 2019 they headlined Mosfest, Sheffield to a 5,000 strong audience. In 2021 following a successful support of Ocean Colour Scene at Bedford Park, they continued to support OCS with 4 nights at the Barrowlands, Glasgow in December. Marquis Drive played Creation Festival in May 2022 (20,000 capacity).

The number of streams the band has had isn’t too shabby either, over 780,000 in over 65 different countries! Marquis Drive are truly a worldwode phenomenon! Here’s what has been said about them:

“A proper fackin’ band.” Danny Dyer

“Instant anthem” John Kennedy, Radio X

“Marquis Drive had the whole venue bouncing and singing as they created a real festival atmosphere. Such was the buzz created, it would be tough for any band to follow.” Sheffield Star “Sunshine for your ears…If Marquis Drive keeps bringing out bangers like this…who knows how society is going to function in a civilised manner!” RGM Magazine

“The Britpop revival starts here.” Resolution magazine

“Sheer brilliance” Clobber magazine

“Massive hit” Chris Moyles & “Anthemic, love it” Gordon Smart, Radio X

“Great band, they have 5 more like this” Alan McGee

 

 

Plus support from...

Maze

The band started off life as a recording project between Paul Bassom and Gary Davis. After a while a whole body of work was written, promptly leading to the decision to record a debut EP. This EP would be entitled “From Start To Perfection” and was released in 2019. For this, the band bought in a lead guitarist, drummer and bass player.

After a one off gig to perform the EP and other songs live to an audience, the band decided to really give this a go after demand was high. This then led to a search for full time members and by early 2020 the full lineup of the band was complete and the second EP “Montrose Way” was released in July of the same year. In 2021/2 the band  played many more gigs and have released 3 brand new singles “In My Mind”, “Lucid Dreams” and “Are You Ready”.

 

The 48Ks

A British five piece Indie/Rock/Mod group who pride themselves on catchy original songwriting, memorable hooks and tight vocal harmonies. Their 3rd studio album was released in the Spring of 2022. The 48Ks are pushing forward, playing support slots for the likes of Cast, Big Country, Space, The View, The Enemy, Reverend & The Makers, The Hoosiers and many many more.

''Tunes are top, sounds abit like The Who with a bit of The La's. Good honest British guitar stuff'' Tom Clarke (The Enemy)

''Yeah I really like it. Really like the riff on The Weather Man. Good luck and I'll keep an eye out!'' Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South & The Housemartins)

"Very impressive! Great songwriting, production, musicianship. Lush harmonies. Sounds great. Quite a Liverpool sound dare I say, the La's, The Coral. Overall, broad appeal I'd say." Martin Coogan (The Mock Turtles)

"Excellent harmonies to go with insanely catchy beats… I think we should keep an eye out for this 5 piece as I see alot of potential there" Sheffield Music Scene

''The 48Ks, good songs, a little mod, a little rock & roll'' Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice)

“A proper fackin’ band.” Danny Dyer

“Instant anthem” John Kennedy, Radio X

“Marquis Drive had the whole venue bouncing and singing as they created a real festival atmosphere. Such was the buzz created, it would be tough for any band to follow.” Sheffield Star “Sunshine for your ears…If Marquis Drive keeps bringing out bangers like this…who knows how society is going to function in a civilised manner!” RGM Magazine

“The Britpop revival starts here.” Resolution magazine

“Sheer brilliance” Clobber magazine

“Massive hit” Chris Moyles & “Anthemic, love it” Gordon Smart, Radio X

“Great band, they have 5 more like this” Alan McGee

Earlybird offers!

The first 25 tickets will be only £7.50 and after that there's a limited amount at £12.50. The offer will apply automatically in the basket.

Doors price t.b.c.

Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.

Box office, bar and doors open from 7pm.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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