People say rock is dead … Well its alive & well in North London as De ShamoniX drag it kicking & screaming to the masses!
Since the realease of their EP in ’08 De ShamoniX have progressed into an electrifying live act that should be seen & heard by anyone who believes in the rock ‘n’ roll dream & wants to hear great songwriting that pulls no punches with the law, society, the so called free world & anything else that comes within lip-shooting range.
Hard melodic riffs, driving bass & pounding drums make these boys a must see live act … De ShamoniX live hard & play harder.
“A perfectly formed rock band who owns any stage they play on.” (Indiesexual)
“good and fine , strutting and posturing like Mick Jagger on Special K.” (Fly)
“Primal Scream, BRMC, Rolling Stones. A masterclass in slinky wasted rnr” (Bugbear)
“Sexy rhythm n blues” (Spoonfed)
My name is Nellie Bell. I sing, write songs, play the piano..arrange and produce music and become quite a tech wiz or nerd.. or geek or maybe all of the above.
I love all kinds of music. Right now I am totally into anything that is soulful, real and has piano in it and a good beat. I grew up listening to hip hop, jazz and soul and my mum and dad loved Elvis and Whitney Houston! I loved Jill Scott, Eryka Badu, Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan, Aretha and Nina Simone. I then grew to love Miles Davis and started listening to BB King a lot.. then came Diana Krall and then later.. a singer called AYO. I love her lyrics and her flow. I also love Florence and the machine, Tom Odell, Robin Thicke, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake.. and anything that makes me feel something.. move and groove or cut deep to inspire me, like Kate Bush.
I am on a mission to play every piano in London and film it using my ipad and put it on youtube, I call this, “Nellie Bell’s Piano Sessions Around London”. Feel free to follow me around and let me know if you know of any pianos I can play and then Ipad cast them on my channel.
This autumn we are thrilled to present the Westway Round The UK Tour with Rum Shebeen, The Supernovas and Beans on Toast. Each night will be headlined by a local band we have been working with. We’re also delighted to have Don Letts DJ-ing for us in Bristol.
In Sheffield and Manchester we will be joined by Thee Deadtime Philharmonic, in Leeds by The Yalla Yallas, in Glasgow by Chomsky Allstars and Newcastle by the Jukebox Allstars.
Our home coming show will be an all-dayer at The Flowerpot in London where we will be joined The Riff Raff, Nimmo & The Gauntletts and Sound of Rum.
“Over seven dates – from Sunday 10th October to Sunday 17th October – ‘Westway Round The UK’ will bring a selection of fast-rising bands, picked from this year’s Strummerville campfire sessions at Glastonbury, Lounge On The Farm, Secret Garden, Endorse It and the Goodwood Vintage Festival, to venues around the UK. As well as showcasing local Strummerville supported acts in each town.
The tour begins at The Boardwalk in Sheffield (formerly the Black Swan – where the Clash played their first ever live gig) and will rouse your musical palette every night until the tour culminates at The Flowerpot in Kentish town, with an all-dayer not to be missed. Get tickets for each event early to avoid disappointment.”
“The work of Strummerville includes funding for new musicians, providing a DIY platform for un-signed artists to showcase their music, The Rinse Academy, campfire sessions at UK festivals to showcase new talent, rehearsal space and so much more.
This year will see the first ever Strummervile national tour kicking off on October 10th with Rum Shebeen, The Supernovas and Beans On Toast all cramming into the Strummerville bus.”
Strummerville is a registered charity that was set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death. Strummerville gives opportunities to aspiring musicians and support to projects that create social mobility through music.