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BROKEN WITT REBELS – "GUNS"
RELEASED 17th JUNE 2016

ON TOUR WITH KING KING THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER 2016. (SEE DATES BELOW)


Photo Credit: © Steve Moulin

In the past few weeks, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham blues rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So much so that the band have rushed out new single GUNS to capitalize on fan driven interest.

It all started when a live version of previous single LOW was uploaded to their Facebook page, within 4 days the video had amassed an impressive 130,000 views. This caught the attention of viral content geniuses Buzzfeed, who invited the band into their offices to play a live streamed gig for their 1.3m strong Facebook group, part of their Music Breaks Series. Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any better, the GUNS video was elevated to the front page of YouTube. At the time of writing, the video has amassed over 420,000 views in less than one day.

Chosen by the fans, GUNS is now the second single to be taken from the band’s Georgia Pine EP  The EP is produced by Tom Gittins (Robert Plant) and was originally released on April 15th. First single LOW was a featured track of the week on Radio X, and play-listed on Planet Rock, who are now also supporting GUNS.

GUNS hooks listeners in with James Tranter’s expert guitar riff, before James Dudley’s thundering drums usher in Danny Core’s impassioned vocals and anthemic chorus. GUNS plays homage to their hometown of Birmingham with a melody and energy that tears through you, with the refrain. “Born and raised where Guns are made, they burn bright like a cigarette.”  

BWR’s bluesy southern tinged swagger has drawn favourable comparisons with Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys, while their legendary live shows frequently result in stage invasions with fans rushing the stage in response to the band’s famous shoes off war cry!

Broken Witt Rebels have just made guitar bands exciting again.


UK 2016 TOUR DATES

BOOK TICKETS ONLINE FROM:
www.brokenwittrebels.com

THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON
SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: £5.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
Book Online: www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01273 325793
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
11-12 QUEENS ROAD, BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX, BN1 3WA
www.drinkinbrighton.co.uk/hope-and-ruin

BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

ADULT WEEKEND TICKET: £55
BOX OFFICE: 08448 889 991
BOOK ONLINE:
http://bingleymusiclive.com/tickets
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
MYRTLE PARK, BINGLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE
http://bingleymusiclive.com

NAMBUCCA, LONDON
SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: £5.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
BOOK ONLNE:
www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0207 5610 815
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
596 HOLLOWAY ROAD, ARCHWAY, LONDON, N7 6LB
www.nambucca.co.uk

THE ROCKING CHAIR, SHEFFIELD
SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: £5.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
BOOK ONLINE:
www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0114 241 2345
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
23 FURNIVAL GATE, SHEFFIELD, S1 4QR
http://rockingchairbar.co.uk

NIGHT AND DAY CAFE, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: £5.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
BOOK ONLINE:
www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0161 236 1822
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
26 OLDHAM STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 1JN
www.nightnday.org

ZANZIBAR, LIVERPOOL
FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: £5.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
BOOK ONLINE:
www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE:  0151 707 0633
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
43 SEEL STREET, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, L1 4AZ
www.thezanzibarclub.com

BELGRAVE HALL, LEEDS
Saturday 1st OCTOBER

TICKETS: £5.00 / BOX OFFICE:  0871 220 0260
BOOK ONLINE:
www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0113 234 6160
1-1A CROSS BELGRAVE STREET, LEEDS, LS2 8JP
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
www.belgravemusichall.com

THE ROCKING CHAIR, SHEFFIELD
SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER

TICKETS: £9.90 / BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
BOOK ONLINE:
www.seetickets.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0114 241 2345
FACEBOOKTWITTER
23 FURNIVAL GATE, SHEFFIELD, S1 4QR
http://rockingchairbar.co.uk

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LONDON PROUD, CAMDEN
THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER

LEO'S RED LION, GRAVESEND‏
FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUEST

ALL TICKETS £20.00
24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

BRIGHTON, OLD MARKET
WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01273 201 801
BOOK ONLINE:
www.thegigcartel.com, TOM’S BOX OFFICE
FACEBOOK, TWITTER
11-A UPPER MARKET STREET, HOVE, BN3 1AS
http://theoldmarket.com/whats-on/

NORWICH, WATERFRONT
THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
UEA BOX OFFICE: 01603 508 050 / VENUE TEL: 01603 632 717
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com, UEA Tickets
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
139-141 KING STREET, NORWICH, NR1 1QH
http://waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io/

 SOUTHAMPTON, 1865
FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOX OFFICE: 01273 673 311 / BOOK ONLINE:
www.thegigcartel.com, See Tickets
VENUE TEL: 023 80 222 605 / EMAIL:
book@the1865.com
FACEBOOK, TWITTER
BRUNSWICK SQUARE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 3AR
www.the1865.com

FROME, CHEESE & GRAIN
THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 /
24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01373 455420
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com, Cheese & Grain
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
MARKET YARD, FROME, SOMERSET, BA11 1BE
www.cheeseandgrain.com

BILSTON, ROBIN 2 
FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: thegigcartel.com, ROBIN 2
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01902 401 211

FACEBOOK, TWITTER
20-28 MOUNT PLEASANT, BILSTON, WOLVERHAMPTON, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

CARDIFF, TRAMSHED
SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
CLARE ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 6QP
http://tramshedcardiff.com

EXETER, PHOENIX
SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01392 667080
FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM / PINTEREST
BRADNINCH PLACE, GANDY STREET, EXETER, EX4 3LS
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE
THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE:
01224 641 122
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
5 WEST NORTH STREET, ABERDEEN, AB24 5AT
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

EDINBURGH, QUEEN’S HALL
FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898

BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com, Queen’s Hall
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0131 668 2019
FACEBOOK / TWITTER / SOUNDCLOUD
85-89 CLERK STREET, EDINBURGH, EH8 9JG
www.thequeenshall.net

CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS
SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / 24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com, See Tickets
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0871 220 0260
FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM
HOMER HOUSE, 1 STATION ROAD, CHESTER, CHESHIRE, CH1 3DR
www.theliverooms.com

CLITHEROE, GRAND
SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20 / BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
18 YORK STREET, CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE, BB7 2DL
www.thegrandvenue.co.uk

 LONDON, ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY
TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER

TICKETS: £20.00 / BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 020 7527 8900
FACEBOOK / TWITTER
UPPER STREET, LONDON, N1 2UD
www.islington.gov.uk

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PLANET ROCKSTOCK, TRECCO BAY, WALES
THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER

Georgia Pine is the new 5-track EP from the British rock band that everyone is talking about – "Broken Witt Rebels". After delivering outstanding performances in 2015, the energetic, young 4-piece, who hail from Birmingham, are now looking to win over new fans with their infectious blend of rock and soulful blues.

Georgia Pine is authentic, rootsy, and real, and has serious hit potential.  Similarly to the new generation of contemporary and distinctive soulful roots rock bands like Alabama Shakes and Black Keys, Broken Witt Rebels strike a chord.


Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

The band pay homage to the sounds of old blues and Stax guitarists, but, at the same time, their unique approach to song-writing and recording gives the EP a fresh and modern authenticity that is entirely unique. 

The EP was engineered and produced by Tom Gittins, who has worked on recent recordings by Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin). Gittins cites the Rebels’ lead singer, Danny Core, as an amazing vocal talent in the tradition of Steve Marriot and Joe Cocker – a distinctive heart-wrenching vocal style that’s steeped deep within the inner core of blues and soul.


Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

The 5-track EP will become available for worldwide distribution in April, and is currently available for pre-order from the band’s official website brokenwittrebels.com. The first single, ‘Low’, will be released as a music video with a sound cloud link for free streaming on Friday 26th February.

With crunching riffs jabbed by soulful vocals these new songs have energy and force behind them that are hallmarks of something big.

2015 saw Danny Core (vocals, guitar), Luke Davis (vocals, bass guitar), James Dudley (drums) and James Tranter (vocals, lead guitar) play at the Camden Rocks Festival in London, as well as two Time Out London concerts including The Time Out Best of Rising Stars 2015 at London’s sold out Jazz Café. A tour as support act for American musician Brantley Gilbert has already been confirmed for May 2016.   


Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

Broken Witt Rebels have been featured on Richer Unsigned as Artist of the Week for 2016; as well as The Fred Perry subculture Spotify Playlist as The Ones to Watch for 2016, recommended by This Feeling who have tipped Catfish & the Bottle Men 2013, Bohicas 2014, Blossoms 2015.


Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

The lead single Shake Me Down from their previous EP has had over 113,000 streams on Soundcloud. This has earned the band features by numerous blogs and sites, including Fred Perry, hillydilly and Indie Shuffle.

Following its appearance at the top of the Hype Machine chart it was featured as Classic Rock Track of the Week


Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

'After rip roaring sets and sold out gigs, this Birmingham quartet has really arrived, combining the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues.' - Gigging

‘Fact! Broken Witt Rebels will make you want to crack open a bottle of whiskey. You’ve been warned. The band’s sound channels a nostalgic Memphis sound with gritty vocals, crazy guitars and sing-along chorus’ - Counteract Magazine

‘Blues sodden, sultry, humid music displaying all the solidity of a British rock legacy merged with confidence of an atmospheric Deep South soulful Americana’ - Black Soda

 

Broken Witt Rebels Online
Official Website | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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Peter Noble at Noble PR Consultancy
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