NEWS: Foxy Shazam Announce UK Tour

Inimitable rock ‘n’ soul sextet Foxy Shazam have announced their first full UK tour in support of the international release of their self-titled Sire Records album on October 25.  Produced by John Feldmann, Foxy Shazam is the Cincinnati, OH band’s major label debut. The album is preceded by the release of the band’s first UK single, the infectious ‘Oh Lord’ on October 11, 2010.

Earlier this summer Foxy Shazam brought their good times mobile to the UK where they performed at the Reading/Leeds Festival plus support slots for Lostprophets and Motion City Soundtrack.  This followed the band’s previous UK trip supporting Hole earlier in 2010.  The band were hailed by Virtual Festivals, Alter The Press  and Total Guitar as highlights of the Reading/Leeds Festivals.

Citing influences as varied as Marvin Gaye, Elton John and “Born To Run”-era Bruce Springsteen, Foxy Shazam have been creating unique, genre-defying music since they formed in 2004.  From the anthemic “Unstoppable” to doo wop power ballad “Bye Bye Symphony” , the swooning “Connect Me,” and Rob Cavallo produced, Justin Hawkins featuring “Count Me Out”,  Foxy Shazam is an amalgam of blues, soul, and brash pop bound by a no holds barred punk-rock aesthetic.

Foxy Shazam UK dates are as follows:

Mon 1st Nov       Night & Day Café, Manchester
Tue 2nd Nov        Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Wed 3rd Nov       The Cockpit, Leeds
Thur 4th Nov       HMV Institute, Birmingham
Fri 5th Nov            Club Metropolis @ The Louisiana, Bristol
Sat 6th Nov          The Leadmill, Sheffield
Sun 7th Nov         Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Mon 8th Nov       The Borderline, London

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NEWS: Foxy Shazam Announce UK Tour Dates

UK Dates include Reading & Leeds festivals and support slots with Lostprophets and Motion City Soundtrack. 

“There’s been a steady trickle of rock’n’soul bands coming out of America this decade, but none of them have had the mind-blowing potential of Foxy Shazam…. Their ability to knock out killer tunes, wickedly witty wordplay and exuberantly maximalist sound (Andrew WK meets Dexys meets Springsteen) has already caused ripples, but it’s on stage that they’ll really blow your mind. Foxy Shazam are the band who ought to be all over next summer’s festivals, painting smiles on everyone’s faces.” The Independent

Inimitable rock ‘n’ soul sextet Foxy Shazam have announced the international release date  of their self-titled Sire Records album for October 11, 2010.  Produced by John Feldmann, Foxy Shazam is the Cincinnati, OH band’s major label debut. The album is preceded by the release of the band’s first UK single, the infectious ‘Oh Lord’ on September 27, 2010.

To support the single and album, Foxy Shazam will be bringing their good times mobile to the UK giving fans a chance to experience their notoriously rambunctious live show.   The band will be performing at the Reading/Leeds Festival plus 3 London shows – including support slots for Lostprophets and Motion City Soundtrack.  This follows the band’s previous UK trip supporting Hole earlier in 2010.

Citing influences as varied as Marvin Gaye, Elton John and “Born To Run”-era Bruce Springsteen, Foxy Shazam have been creating unique, genre-defying music since they formed in 2004.  From the anthemic “Unstoppable” to doo wop power ballad “Bye Bye Symphony” , the swooning “Connect Me,” and Rob Cavallo produced, Justin Hawkins featuring “Count Me Out”,  Foxy Shazam is an amalgam of blues, soul, and brash pop bound by a no holds barred punk-rock aesthetic. 

Foxy Shazam UK dates are as follows:

Wed 25 Aug                       Shepherds Bush Empire              Supporting Lostprophets
Thur 26 Aug                      Underworld                                      Supporting Motion City Soundtrack
Fri 27 Aug                           The Flowerpot                
Sat 28 Aug                          Leeds Festival                                   Festival Republic Stage
Sun 29 Aug                         Reading Festival                              Festival Republic Stage

‘Oh Lord’ is released September 27.

NEWS: Motion City Sountrack give a little help

Minneapolis’ “Motion City Soundtrack” are doing a bit of charity work! They are offering fans the chance to enter a competition to win part of a $3,500 pot of funds to their chosen charity. All you need to do is submit a video now telling them what your “Little Help” cause is about and what you will do with the grant money to help out those in need.

Do you want more info – take a look here.

GRANT AWARD WINNERS will be chosen by the band from the 20 most voted entries by fans and will receive a cash grant prize to kick start their “a little help” cause plus a visit from Justin Pierre to give a little help!

FIRST AWARD: $2,000

SECOND AWARD: $1,000

THIRD AWARD: $500

and

10 RUNNER UP WINNERS will get a signed My Dinosaur Life 7” Deluxe box (signed by band and Joe Ledbetter) and a “Give A Little Help” T-shirt!

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