Sun May 2 2021
7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)
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Inglorious + Mercutio
Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion. Nathan thought to himself, “Why are those classic albums so awesome?” He realised it was because “the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy." “Not only in rock but in Motown and even classical music they tracked everyone in the room at the same time,” adds Nathan. “The air movement from a bass drum, that same excitement you get when you perform, and that's exactly how I wanted the album to feel." Nathan wanted all his fellow musicians in the room at the same time, no click tracks, no auto tune and no overdubs. He wasn't willing to compromise. Says Nathan - "For so long people have been hiding mistakes, singers using auto tune to make them sound perfect, double tracking to make it sound bigger and using click to play in time. There is none of that on this album. Our albums are about vibe, feeling, excitement, energy and performance of songs we all wrote together. That's how it came out that day and it will never be exactly the same again. We captured a series of moments that make up our debut album." Inglorious is composed of the inimitable frontman Nathan James, guitarist Danny Dela Cruz who partners Dan Stevens in an Inglorious dual axe attack, renowned Brazilian bassist Vinnie Colla, and drummer Phil Beaver (who was once signed to Mick Fleetwood’s label while still at school) A line-up that heralds a brand new era for the rising British stars.
Inglorious completed their second album in summer of 2016 when the had a few free weeks from a
80 show touring run that saw them tour the UK and Europe with The Winery Dogs, The Dead Daisies, Last in Line and Steel Panther. Recorded at the world famous Parr St studios, Liverpool and engineered by Tony Draper. The studio the band tracked live in was the one that Coldplay recorded the clocks album in. The band wanted to keep the live energy like the first album but this studio took it to a whole different level of sound quality. The debut album attracted a lot of great press and praise. Queens Brian May said “You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant - very Classic! And the musicianship is stunning. Amazing vocals, by the way!” The follow up album was released on May the 12th and made the UK official midweek top ten and hit number one in the official UK rock chart. The album was mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley who has worked with the likes of Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa and Black Stone Cherry to name a few. Kevin said " This is the best British band since, well I could say the Darkness but I really mean Led Zeppelin, amazing singer, amazing band. The Bands 3rd album, recorded at Parr Street Studios again, mixed again by the legendary Kevin Shirley.
This one has it all. A couple of up tempo songs, a more metal routed song, a 6-minute epic, 2 ballads, 1 acoustic and the other big riffy bluesy stuff we are becoming known for. It’s a much darker feeling album and the artwork will reflect this too. The band were in the studio in May to do this, this was released Jan 2019, followed by an album launch tour.
2018 Nathan spent a successful winter touring with Jeff Wayne’s Musical version of War of The Worlds, something he is hoping to do again.
The start of 2019 and a successful Spring tour, the band toured the UK and Europe, including the best and most prestigious festivals in the summer of 2019
2020 sees the band in the studio for Album 4. In the middle of Lockdown, this is an album they are never going to forget, keeping the 6ft rule, they produced an album of pure quality. Recorded in Cardiff with the renowned producer Romesh Gogandoda this album is at another level.
The album is due out early 2021, with a UK tour to follow.
After a series of successful singles in 2019/20 with new frontman Ross William Wild, Mercutio are set to
release a 4 track EP in December, a full album in March 2021 and a UK tour in April/May 2021, supporting
A world class singer with a musical theatre background, Ross made his live debut with the band at
2018 Camden Rocks festival. The band lineup is completed by guitarist and founding member Fabio Staffieri
and drummer Francesco Lucidi. Francesco recently starred as the drummer in Elton John’s band in the critically
and commercially acclaimed “Rocketman” film.
Their critical and commercially acclaimed third single, Slap Bang, was a Track Of the Week in leading globally
rock website www.loudersound.com (tied to Classic Rock magazine) and was also playlisted on Planet Rock
radio in the UK. The band are represented for promo by Duff Press (KISS, Def Leppard, Marilyn Manson).
Currently working on their first album with Ross, Mercutio are signed to independent label Diverge Records
run by composer and producer Gianluca Cucchiara, and backed by producer Giovanna Romagnoli (Academy
Award for Cinema Paradiso).
The band is really excited to go on tour with Inglorious for the second time!
Inglorious + Mercutio
Sun May 2 2021 7:00 PM
(Doors 6:30 PM)