Where to find those hard to find resources
This is the handy Steamhead guide to finding websites and social meadia for various new and upcoming entertainment companies or resources.
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Audio drama companiesProducers of audio drama and audio books.
Big Finish ProductionsBig Finish Productions are a production company and publisher. They produce CDs, downloads and books.
They are perhaps best known for their Doctor Who ranges of plays (with its various spin-offs) but they also produce a wide range of audio drama featuring the characters from Torchwood, Sherlock Holmes, Blake's 7, Dark Shadows, Terrahawks, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Survivors, The Omega Factor, Callan and more.
Bands (original)Original material bands.
DIP were formed in the summer of 1998 by brothers Daz and Scott Lawson after teaming up with beverage supping buddy Craig Reynolds with the aim to create something fresh, distinctive & imaginative. The band drew on influences from the likes of Supergrass, Curtis Mayfield, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Jellyfish, Bowie, Faith No More, Albert King, T Rex and Blur etc but maintained their punkish attitude & twat-ish sense of humour - all big guitars smothered in a cheapo plastic pop coating.
Yankee and the Foreigners
From humble beginnings in 2015, Yankee & The Foreigners got their start busking in animal onesies at the Boston Common, and grew their sound from there. Y&tF indulges many aspects of "indie folk" music, which can take you from a relaxing cabin deep in the woods to a wild barn dance in a matter of minutes. Their sound is a combination of pop songwriting, American roots music (complete with soaring five part harmonies), and the carefree attitude that was bound to come from 5 college students parading around the public in pajamas. They liken their sound to what might've happened if Old Crow Medicine Show tried to be Half Moon Run, with a dash of the modern alt-folk movement carved by Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers. Y&tF has generally always had a larger international presence than a U.S. one (fitting for a band made up mainly of foreigners) as they have toured Canada and the U.K. relatively consistently over the course of their career together.
Bands (cover)Bands that play covers from an assortment of artists and groups.
CRAZY DIAMOND..CLASSIC ROCK COVERS. AND A FEW SURPRISES.
Formed in early 2010, Crazy Diamond embody the spirit of good time rock 'n' roll. Playing old and new classics with massive slabs of Sweat Bones and Bollocks. Kick it, yer bleeders!
Steve Naylor Band
Steve Naylor Band are a classic rock covers band, from AC/DC to ZZ Top it\'s all in their set. So if you\'re a Whitesnake fan,a Thin Lizzy fan or fancy your metal a little heavier on the side of Dio, the there will be something in the set for you.
SYNNER are a classic rock and metal covers band based in Nottingham UK. We play stuff by ACDC, Black Sabbath, Dio, Scorpions, Ozzy, Queen, Saxon, Thunder, UFO, Whitesnake, ZZ Top and many more besides.
Synner is made up of four seasoned professional musicians who have been (or still are!) members of some of the UK's best loved tribute bands including Sack Sabbath, Zu2, In For The Kill as well as a host of hard rocking original bands and have a wealth of experience.
Bands (tribute)Bands dedicated to performing the work of one particular artist or group.
DIIO - The Ultimate Tribute to Dio
DIIO is a tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio, formed of some of the UK's top tribute musicians from bands including Sack Sabbath, Hi On Maiden and Hell Bent For Priest. We play the very best of Dio, including all the greatest songs from his solo albums and the classics of Black Sabbath and Rainbow.
Sack Sabbath are the UK's finest, longest serving and most authentic tribute to the original masters of metal, Black Sabbath.
Sack Sabbath were formed in 2002, and in the past decade have delighted audiences across the UK and Europe with their stunning take on the classic era of Black Sabbath. Playing only the very blackest of Sabbath from the classic years 1970-78, they deliver a powerhouse performance with every song reproduced to perfection by some of the finest rock musicians in the UK and fronted by the best Ozzy impersonator in the business bar none.
And lets face it-you don't get better recommendations than from the Black Sabbath road crew! "I worked for the real Sabbath and they are like the real thing, you don't have to close your eyes, because Ozzy Oddbin has got it off to a Tee,, I go to their shows because it reminds me of all the fun I had with the real thing great night out, we love you allllllllllllllll" Les Martin ex stage & production manager, Black Sabbath. 1970-78
Looking for some new talent and productions to put on in your venue, well here is a good start point with new and upcoming theatre companies to watch out for.
Burnt Lemon Theatre
Let's misbehave! let's have a Riot! Burnt Lemon Theatre are a female led company of break-through artists who aim to launch work from gut to stage. Artistic directors Hannah Benson and Cara Baldwin bring the heat with a vision to create ballsy theatre (without the balls).
Chalk Line Theatre
Smashing Old Form To Create New Foundations Chalk Line offers raw and punchy stories based on human experience. Exploring the threshold between cinema and theatre, we aim to take audiences on a journey they have yet to have experienced, communicating through spoken word, electronic soundscapes and live video feed. An exploding cinematic pallet, with colours of politics and compassion, our work looks to create a new form which connects and uplifts urban communities.
Formed on the CT course at East 15 Acting School and selected as artists in residence at Arts Depot London, Hyperdrive Theatre are an emerging company of three who share a common passion of making work in the moment that is not defined by style but centred around story. Company members have worked at venues including Lyric Hammersmith, Ovalhouse, Bristol Old Vic, MIND Jersey and The King's Head Theatre. Our shows 'Splinter' and 'Dreamland" premiered at East 15's Debut Festival 2018. Our third show currently in development is 'Out', which begins it's research and development period in July with Arts Depot London. Finally, our first short film, 'The Regular Everyday' was the winner of The Fresh Faced Film Festival at Lyric Hammersmith and will be shown at Latitude Festival 2018.
Milk and Blood Theatre
Formed on the CT course at East 15 Acting School in 2018, Milk and Blood is currently enjoying sold out performances and standing ovations at the Edinburgh Fringe with The Dip.
VenuesVenues available to put on music or drama events.
The Bread and Roses Theatre
Home of the Clapham Fringe in its first and second year is The Bread & Roses, an award-winning and innovative fringe pub theatre.
A 60-seat fringe venue above The Bread & Roses Pub, the theatre programs a wide-spread variety of productions for local as well as far-reaching audiences. Equality, diversity and artistic quality are at the forefront of the theatre's programming, which features in-house productions as well as many visiting companies. The theatre regularly hosts touring shows and has worked with award-winning ensembles with decades of experience but also frequently welcomes and supports emerging theatre-makers taking their first steps. The programme includes new writing, contemporary revivals, reinvented classics and occasionally also devised work, improvisational theatre, comedy events, family shows and physical theatre.
Address: 68 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ
The Hope Theatre
The Hope Theatre is an award winning 50-seat venue above the world famous Hope and Anchor pub on Islington's Upper Street. The Hope opened it's doors in November 2013 with Matthew Parker taking the helm as Artistic Director in October 2014.
Although The Hope Theatre receives no public subsidy, it was the first Off West End venue to open with a house agreement with Equity, the UK's largest performers union, to ensure a legal wage for all actors, stage managers and box office staff working at the theatre.
The Hope Theatre is a place for audiences and companies to explore BIG ideas. We nurture and develop new producing models, working with exciting companies to present a mix of new writing, lost gems from well-known writers, re-polished classics and innovatively staged musicals.
Address: Above The Hope and Anchor pub, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL