Colour of Noise Confirmed To Play At Download 2015

UK rockers Colour of Noise have been confirmed to play at this years Download Festival on Sunday 14th June, 2015, further solo dates to be announced soon. From Little Angels’ Bruce John Dickinson comes a new rock band called Colour of Noise, steeped in the tradition of the late 60’s British blues boom, and early 70’s stadium rock. Joining Bruce is singer Matt Mitchell (Pride and Furyon) and Randy Nixon on drums (Magic Bullet Band, Jeevas, Straw). The band also features Dan Electro on rhythm guitar and ‘Silent’ Ben Daniel on bass.

Colour Of Noise describe themselves as from the school of classic rock and wear their influences of Free, Bad Company and Led Zeppelin amongst others, fully visible on their collective sleeves – ‘great songs recorded in the old fashioned way’. They use carefully chosen vintage and custom guitars, backline and record onto two inch tape.

Colour of Noise are launching their debut album through PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan website that allows fans to participate and be part of the making of the album. As well as signed CDs, vinyl and merchandise, Colour of Noise’s PledgeMusic campaign includes studio visits, updates and exclusive tracks – including when you sign up to the Pledge campaign an immediate download of their first single ‘Head On’:

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Interesting Fact : Matt and Bruce met for the very first time at the Download Festival in 2012 when they were performing with Little Angels and Furyon respectively
More Information on Bruce John Dickinson and Matt Mitchell.

Bruce John Dickinson was previously in Little Angels. Through the late 80’s and early 90’s, Little Angels achieved 11 top forty hit singles and 4 Top 20 albums – including a #1 with 1993’s much acclaimed ‘Jam’.

Little Angels toured across the globe with Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top and Aerosmith. The band ended in 1994 and reformed in 2012 for a triumphant return at Download festival. This was followed up with their own headline tour, culminating in an appearance at the 2013 Isle of Wight festival supporting Bon Jovi.

Bruce is also a founder/director of the much respected and award winning British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) franchise of music colleges and the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME). Alongside Colour Of Noise activities, Bruce continues to work in Music Higher Education writing degree courses and ‘making the academic case for rock n roll’.

Matt Mitchell was a founder member and lead singer songwriter of cult melodic rock act Pride and more recently the highly respected Furyon. Furyon played Download in 2012 and Bloodstock Festival and have enjoyed support from Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazine. Matt and his band have a healthy and loyal audience of discerning rock and metal fans.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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