We have been forced to change the date for our show at Jagz Ascot to Friday 2nd November. Tickets will be available soon along with confirmation of our special guests.
Jagz Ascot date change 2/11/18
Website Update and T-Shirt Sale
We have finally made some time to update the website with biogs for our amazing new band mates. Check out the About page and learn about Erics passion for the violin and Marks days in South African hotels. It all makes fascinating reading.
We always have special offers in our web store but as we get close to the release of the new album we need to clear the shelves of the white “Bedlam” T-Shirts. We have reduced these to just and amazing £5.00 plus P&P. We only have a few small and XL left. When they are gone they are gone.
New Album News
We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing our third studio album in November this year and that we will be recording at Outhouse Studios in Reading with the amazing John Mitchell at the controls.
We are so excited about working with John and we know he is going to push us hard, challenge us and help us deliver an amazing record.
For those of you who are not acquainted with John, he is an extraordinary musician and producer. He joined It Bites in 2006 as guitarist and lead vocalist and writes and plays with Arena, Frost, Kino, and Lonely Robot to name but a few.
Just some of Johns production credits include: Kim Seviour, Steven Wilson, InGlorious, Enter Shikari, and Touchstone.
As you may know we have been “road testing” some of our material at recent shows. This will continue at HRH AOR our next show on March 9th and then on May 5th at the Heaven and Hell Festival in Sheffield, before we get into the summer festival season.
We can’t give you any specific release information yet but please keep your eye on future newsletters as you our Roommates will be the first to hear. Our social media feeds will carry news from the studio as it all happens along with the by now obligatory silly photos.
A busy year
2018 is already looking busy for us, as we try to cram in recording and releasing our third studio album along with festival dates and a tour in the autumn. We don’t have a release schedule for the new album that we can announce yet but as soon as we can we will let you know. To get advance knowledge of that and other news etc please sign up to our news letter (the form is at the bottom of our front page).
Shows booked so far this year include:
March 9th: HRH AOR Pwllheli North Wales
May 5th: Heaven & Hell Festival Sheffield
June 9th: Festival TBA
July 26 – 29th: Cambridge Rock Festival
August 18th: Savfest Progression The Shed Leicester
September 9th: The Secret Widget Festival Isle of Wight
We are also in the very early stages of planning a tour to support the release of the new album. If there is a venue you would like us to play then please get in touch!
We will of course confirm full details for these and confirmation of festival dates and times on our Gigs page as we have them.
November Live Sidcup and Leicester
After a brilliant show at The Robin 2 opening for Focus, we have started rehearsals for two November shows that will feature longer sets and some new material. First off we play The Iron Horse Sidcup on 11th November and the Prog for Peace event. The Far meadow, Konchordat and The Gift are on the bill with music from 4.30 happy hour til 7pm and we are due to be on stage at 8pm. Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 on the door.
Moving on to the 25th of November we play our final show of the year at The Musician Leicester and Danfest7. Always an eclectic and excellent line up, Danfest is promoted by the inimitable Danny Mayo and promises to be a brilliant couple of days. We play Saturday afternoon and again the set will feature new material. Full stage times etc will be announced as soon as we have it.
Cambridge Rock Festival
We are thrilled to confirm that we have been invited to play the wonderful Cambridge Rock Festival on Thursday 3rd August 2017. The festival has moved venue this year to a new location and the line up is fabulous….with FM, Eddie and the Hot Rods ( Andys fav’s) Atomic Rooster etc etc. Full ticket details can be found at http://cambridgerockfestival.co.uk/.
Live DVD Trailer
We are delighted to reveal the trailer for our live DVD that will be released next year. The pictures are looking fantastic courtesy of Skooch Media, the sound is awesome thanks to Platform Studio Official. If you were at The Robin 2 back in October with Fireworks Magazine then here is a reminder and if you were not, well here is a taste of what you missed. Either way you can pre-order here button. We hope you enjoy!! We are really rather excited.
16 November 2016
To celebrate the first anniversary of ‘Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam’, we’ll be running a very special offer. Next Sunday, 20th November – the anniversary date – you’ll be able to download the whole album for the utterly miserly sum of £1.00.
In addition to this, we are also extending this offer to our 2012 debut album, ‘Open Fire’, as well.
That’s a lot of music for £2!
You’ll be able to order next Sunday from our Bandcamp page.
12 November 2016
Wow! suffice it to say, we were thrilled with our return to Bilston and can’t wait to share the DVD with you.
A fantastic review here by Tony Colvill with Fireworks Magazine.
Work is currently underway on the DVD by our good friends at SkoochMedia, and we will let you know very soon when pre-orders will open.
4 July 2016
Just a few things to update you on. Firstly, we are releasing another digital single from the Bedlam album. Here is what our record company have sent out:
Release digital single – ‘As Crazy As It Seems’
“As crazy as it seems, we are in this all together….”
In these troubled times, never have a song’s lyrics seemed so apt, Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce some light amongst all the gloom. Today sees the digital release of the track As Crazy As It Seems, from UK melodic rock band The Room.
Taken from the band’s impressive second release Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam, this single epitomises the rich musical heritage at the heart of The Room’s progressive tinged rock – a combination of impressive musicianship, catchy hooks and thought-provoking lyrics.
The band invest major time and energy in all their releases, taking accepted AOR and melodic rock norms and ripping them up to start afresh with a more focused and intense take on the genre.
The reviews have been equally as impressive:
“Two albums in and The Room are already a band who can discard phrases such as ‘showing promise’, ‘much to build on’, or ‘could be exciting’. Beyond The Gates of Bedlam already delivering a fully realised vision that’s sure to captivate those with an ear for seductive melodies, biting lyrics and songs that manage to remain deep and involving while being catchy as hell.” – Steven Reid (Sea Of Tranquility)
As Crazy As It Seems can be downloaded, pay what you want, at the Bad Elephant Music sales site: https://theroomuk.bandcamp.com/track/as-crazy-as-it-seems-radio-edit
The full length version is of course available on the album. We wondered, can you help us make it go viral on the web? Please retweet and share as much as you can.
Secondly an update on shows for you, and we need you to put one in particular in your diaries and that is The Robin 2 Bilston on Oct 23rd. This is such an exciting and really important show for us and we need the room to be rocking. More news on the show and the exciting news in the next few weeks.