A Double Headline of Female Fronted Rock Featuring:
Mallen on stage 8.30pm
Fallen on stage 9.50pm
Right from the dramatic intro of their set, Fallen recreate the epic, dark and lush sound of Evanescence, combining heavenly, soaring vocals and hard-hitting guitars with orchestral, choral and electronic elements.
Fallen are currently the only Evanescence tribute act in the UK and the band members all have many years gigging experience behind them. The person filling the Amy Lee slot, Kyle Newman, is a classically-trained professional vocalist and the keyboard player, Rob Lindop, is also a professional musician.
Formed in November 2013 by Derby bass player Keith Phillips, the band has subsequently gone from strength to strength and is now playing at some of the biggest and best music venues in the UK.
Playing songs from all three of the most well-known albums, Fallen accurately reproduce the sound of this innovative, unique and genre-setting band.
Mallen were more than a little humbled when asked to play an acoustic set on the forum stage before Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe during Mötley Crüe’s farewell tour. Granted, an acoustic set would be a far cry from the wall of sound this Midlands (UK) hard rock band usually produces. But for legends like Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe … they decided just this once, the dials could go from 11 to 10.
Formed in late 2013, the empowering, anthemic music of songwriter Dann Pritchard and the captivating vocals of frontwoman Kelly Jane were brought to life with the addition of bassist Dean Ellis and drummer Tom Crowfoot. A mutual love for Hot-rods, "Greasers" and heavy rock gave Mallen the fuel for inspiration and the band set to work on their first EP.
February 2015 saw the release of Mallens debut EP "Ignition" which was well received between reviewers and radio stations alike. This sparked a stream of gigs for the band, including some great opening slots for bands like Toseland and Funeral for a Friend as well as the slot at the LG Forum stage at the Birmingham NEC during Mötley Crüe ’s farewell tour. After which, guitarist Rhys Broomhall joined the band. With the retirement of Dean from the playing circuit left a very big hole to be filled within the band. However a challenge that was not daunting to bassist Joe Horton, who raised the bar to the next level for the band.
November 2016 Mallen released the single "Jack of Cards". Recorded and produced by David Radahd Jones ( ex Heavens Basement), "Jack of Cards" set a new bar for Mallen's sound. Groove filled riffs, sweeping, melodic verses and punchy choruses create a song that fans of Halestorm and Alterbridge would love.