Bang Bang Romeo
November 5 | 19:30£12
The ability to create a wonder-filled world of their own is one that has been possessed by some of music’s most exciting and memorable artists, from David Bowie to Radiohead and many more in between.
Doncaster’s Bang Bang Romeo are adding their name to that list, melding drama, dark euphoria, stratospheric tunes and cinematic finesse to transport their fans to another planet.
Fronted by vocal powerhouse Stars Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums) Bang Bang Romeo are a young propelling force for a new wave of UK artists and a strong and open voice for the LGBTQ+ community. Stars is being hailed as having a ‘once in 20 years voice’ and the band’s larger-than-life performances are driving audiences wild up all over Europe.
2018 saw Bang Bang Romeo play over 150 shows – their main stage-opening set at the Isle Of Wight Festival drew the biggest audience for a first-on act in the festival's history (according to John Giddings – festival owner). Their other main stage appearances included Tramlines, Victorious, second stage at Kendal Calling, headline slots at Y-Not & Truck and main stage at Doncaster, Cardiff and Leeds Pride.
For 2019 the band joined P!nk on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour – P!nk herself made the selection to include Bang Bang Romeo on the tour and the band played their hearts out to new fans at Wembley Stadium (2 nights) and Berlin Olympiastadion, in-amongst which they were interviewed by Sky TV on the Breakfast sofa. In addition to performing in front of 1.3 million people in the biggest stadiums across Europe the band performed to a frenzied crowd at Rock Werchter and were main support to Sting at the Montreux Jazz Festival and Foire Aux Vins Festival. At M.J.F. Shania Twain watched their show and is now a fan!
The band’s debut album A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy was released on November 1 st and went straight into the iTunes Alternative Charts at #4 and #29 in the overall iTunes Charts. They celebrated the launch with an appearance on Sky TV’s breakfast show ‘Sunrise’ and a full front-page with feature interview in Attitude Magazine.
Over its 13 songs, 'A Heartbreaker's Guide To The Galaxy' serves as an addictive, wider introduction to the band, packed with tracks that deliver rousing, anthemic hooks while carrying important and emotional messages. A highlight is the track ‘Love Yourself’ which was co written with and features Example (Global #1 artist). The song is being well received by radio and press and continues to deliver the band’s message of self-love and positivity. The beautiful artwork is designed by the bands drummer and graphic artist – a
perfect demonstration of the hard work and artistry that goes in to everything they do.
The band signed a worldwide deal with Better Noise (home to the likes of Blondie, Nelly Furtado and Papa
Roach) and for their debut album – recorded in Birmingham, New York and Los Angeles – they worked with
a roster of industry heavyweights, including producers and co-writers Example, Nicholas RAS Furlong (Avicii,
All Time Low), American Authors guitarist James Shelley and New York's Heavy (Goo Goo Dolls.
Meanwhile, the record has been mixed by Grammy winner Mark Needham (The Killers, The 1975), and
mastered by Howie Weinberg (Arctic Monkeys, Beastie Boys, The Clash). The band are currently working on
tracks with Rhianna and Calvin Harris writers.
The band played their biggest headline tour to date in the UK in October – in partnership with Live Nation /
Metropolis – and it was a sell-out success. Promoters from across Europe are inviting them back after seeing
their performances supporting P!nk and festival bookings for 2020 are already coming in, including SXSW
and Mad Cool.
Bang Bang Romeo have support from some notable industry bodies including: MTV BBC News & Radio, Sky
TV, Virgin Radio, Radio X, Solo Music, Live Nation, Marshall Arts, NME, The Independent, The Metro and
the list of supporters grows weekly.
“Anastasia is one of those rare performers whose powerhouse vocals are a perfect match for her exuberant
stage presence” – BBC News
“Sheffield soul-rock phenomenon who very nearly demolished the entire Blue Fin building with brilliantly
brash alt hits” – NME
“Biggest crowd for an opening act on the main stage in the history of the festival” – John Giddings, Solo
Music Agency/Isle of Wight Festival
“They sound just like a Tarantino soundtrack” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Gutsy rock and roll collides with Northern Soul” – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6
“Grand, scintillating bar-rock that could open up the heavens based off the magnitude of Anastasia ‘Stars’
Walker’s voice alone” – Billboard
“She is amazing, her voice is next level” – Tom Grennan, Recording Artist
“The most formidable front woman I’ve seen, talk about charisma, presence and a voice to match” – Gordon
Smart, Radio X
All this is what makes Bang Bang Romeo such a force to be reckoned with. A multi-talented UK band fronted
by one of the most remarkable vocalists and performers of the 21 st Century in the form of the torch-bearing
Anastasia “Stars” Walker, they are a unique and powerful proposition poised for global success.
This event date was originally Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 7:30 PM. All tickets remain valid for this performance on Friday, 5 November 2021 at 7:30 PM.