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The Storys are set to start touring for the second time with Sir Elton John but this time all over Europe. Extra performances will include the legendary Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival on June, 23rd. News update also include a feature of their song ‘Be By Your Side’ from their debut self titled album in a forthcoming episode of One Tree Hill, one of the largest US TV series. The song will also be featured in the band’s second album (Korova/Warner), which is to be released to coincide with their European tour.

Fiction Plane have just played a special gig in London before they hit the road this week with reunited Police on their worldwide tour. The band has just released their first single ‘Two Sisters’ available for download on iTunes & the album ’’Left side of the brain" (Bieler Bros) is out on May 22nd.

Susy Thomas has been gigging intensively & playing radio sessions in the UK since the release of her debut album ‘ In The Morning’ last year. She is about to get into the studios and record her second album.

The Deadbeats return with a new single ‘Hotel’, which is now available for download on HMV Digital, ITunes, MTV, MyCokeMusic (NI), Napster UK, Oxfam Big Noise Music, Tiscali, Virgin Digital, etc. They are also currently playing a few gigs including Glasgow Capitol, 17th May, London 100 Club – 26th May, Wigan Club Nirvana, June, 1st, Manchester Academy, 9th June.

After their recent sell out gig at King’s Head in Fulham supported by Fiction Plane, Mann Friday are to record new songs that are to be released later on this year.

Singer Songwriter, David Saw is currently touring throughout the UK including Brighton, Southampton & the prestigious London Glastonbury – Acoustic Stage on June, 24th.

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Fresh from playing the XFM Outbreak Festival, Mann Friday is the latest addition to the Use Your Ears experience and the London based band already have a big following. We feel it won't be long before we have some very good news to report.

The band is already topping the unsigned band charts with 3 number 1's as voted by the public. They created a huge buzz when they played the Edingburgh Fringe Festival and have broken the attendance record at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, sold out gigs at the Halfmoon Putney and a near capacity Saturday night headline at the Barfly. Add to this their radio play and feature on Sky News and you know this is a band to use your ears on.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS - Bush Hall, London

Rob Burrell - vocals/guitar
Ryan Koriya - backing vocals/bass
Justin Cocks - backing vocals/guitar
Lior Dar - drums

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Susy is a singer/songwriter and has just finished putting together her debut album 'In the Morning' with the acclaimed producer Mike Choi.

Susy has worked with some of the industry’s most established figures, including Dave Stewart, Lestyn Polson, Roger Taylor and the late Michael Kamen. Such encounters not only provided inspiration, but extended Susy’s musical knowledge and influenced the artistic path she has chosen.

Susy will be giving us a preview of her debut album and playing an acoustic set at our next UseYourEars Live Music Night on the 22nd March.

- Bush Hall, London

Susy Thomas - vocals/guitar

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The Storys is four singer songwriters all taking lead vocals on different songs, their sound is both fragile and intense, underpinned by a dark lyrical edge. They can turn from tender country-tinged ballad one minute to an as-wide-as-the-ocean stomp the next - in the same category as classic harmony vocal bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and The Beatles, all of whom also had multiple singers.

The Storys have signed worldwide to Warner Music and their Korova label will be releasing the next single "Be By Your Side" on March 13th and the album on March 27th. The Storys will also be the 'special guests' on Elton John’s forthcoming 11-date UK stadium and arena tour!

PHOTOS & VIDEOS - Bush Hall, London

Interview - Photos - Video of the night - Clapham Grand

Steve Balsamo - vocals/guitar
Andy Collins - vocals/bass
Dai Smith - vocals/guitar
Rob Thompson - vocals/guitar
Brian Thomas - drums/percussion
Alan Thomas - keyboards/mandolin/banjo

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The Deadbeats
The Deadbeats - Video of Clapham Grand Live Music Night
The Deadbeats have a new single
coming soon!

Winners of the Glastonbury Unsigned competition, Manchester based The Deadbeats are set for great things. Think Bob Dylan meets Neil Young delivered by Mancunian Kings of Leon.

'The Deadbeats are currently signed on a single deal with
Concrete Recordings'

PHOTOS & VIDEOS - Bush Hall, London

Interview - Photos - Video of the night

Animal Hudson - drums
Sam Hammond - vocals/guitar
Jo Dudderidge - vocals/keys
Dom Kozubik - bass
Luke Daniel - vocals/guitar

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Fiction Plane
David Saw at the Music Night
Buy the Fiction Plane EP "Bitter Forces and Lame Race Horses"

Rock quartet Fiction Plane are back from their tour of Japan and have their EP which features the cuts "Bitter Forces", "Tolerate", "Patience" and "The Author Lies," available for purchase. The release was produced by Paul Corkett, known for his work with The Cure and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds among many others.

In 2003 the band released its MCA debut album, "Everything Will Never Be OK." the set is led by the track "American Standard," which was mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent (U2, Oasis, Bjork).

Interview - Photos - Video of the night

Joe Sumner - vocals/bass
(Joe is the son of the talented musician and former Police vocalist Sting!)
Dan Brown - bass/Keys
Seton Daunt - guitar
Pete Wilhoit - drums

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Some singer songwriters have great lyrics others have great melodies David has them both. Add to this a look which would be at home on the poster adorned walls of Stereophonics, Coldplay, Travis fans and the mix is perfect.

2004 was a year of constant gigging up and down the country with loads of solo performances both acoustically and with his band, plus opening support slots for Robert Cray, Eric Bibb, Ray Davis, Mike & The Mechanics and Paul Carrack, plus festivals such as WOMAD with Chris Difford.

Interview - Photos - Video of the night

David Saw - vocals/guitar
Peter Saw - drums
Judie Tzuke - bass