China Bears and Bridges Tickets

The Boileroom, Guildford
Saturday 20th Oct 2018 12:00am
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China Bears at The Boileroom
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"A bunch of strong sounding melodies" Steve Lamacq, BBC 6, 2018
"Such good song-writers" Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing, 2018
"Brilliant, I wish I sounded like that at my stage of their career" Frank Turner, 2017

China Bears formed in Somerset in 2015 by twin brothers Ivan and Frazer. The line up was completed after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford later that year. Drawing influence from bands such as: The National, Dry The River, Frightened Rabbit and Snow Patrol, China Bears create misery anthemic indie combining ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyric writing. They've currently released 3 singles independently with airplay from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Steve Lamacq on BBC radio 6, John Kennedy on Radio X and Melita Dennett on BBC Introducing.

After spending the last couple of years extensively playing around the UK they have had notable support slots bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, Declan Mckenna, The Big Moon. Having just released their new single 'Night Calls' earlier this year China Bears have a summer full of shows and festivals including slots at Neverworld and Victorious.

China Bears are currently based in Buckinghamshire

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13 Stokefields
Guildford
Surrey
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The Boileroom team are curators of emerging, national and local music, community and creative arts events since 2006.
When the venue was first founded in 2006; the team were committed to bringing some of the most diverse and talented artists across all genres of contemporary music.
Twelve years on, and the venue has grown from their driving principle to create an inclusive space for all walks of life to enjoy the culture of live music.
The venue nurtures the future leaders of the music industry as well as emerging artists; and former employees and interns have gone on to become CEOs, A&Rs, Production Managers, TMs, touring sound engineers, booking agents, and so much more.

ARTISTS
10 Mercury Music nominated artists, BBC 2 Folk Award Winners, MOBO Award Winners, Ivor Novello Award Winners, BBC Sound Of Artists, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
Over the years we’ve had Ed Sheeran, Foals, The Bronx, Marmozets, First Aid Kit, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Fairport Convention, The 1975, Bastille, David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan OBE, Lucy Rose, Wolf Alice, Sugarhill Gang, Lee Scratch Perry, You Me At Six, Declan McKenna, Laura Veirs; and The Amazons to name a few.
AWARDS
Music Week Spirit of the Scene award 2018 // Best Entertainment Venue: Best Bar None Awards 2017 // Best Entertainment Venue: Best Bar None 2016 // Best Entertainment venue: Surrey Life awards 2016 // Overall winner and Best Independent Pub: Best Bar None awards 2015 // Trude Adler Award: John Connell Awards 2010.

VENUE CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Steve Lamacq BBC6 Music show’s live broadcast for IVW 2018 at The Boileroom // M.D Dominique Frazer included in Wegottickets Indie 50 2017 // Live tracks recorded at the venue for IVW 2018 first live LP for Record Store Day 2018 // 100th venue to achieve bronze status for Attitude Is Everything charter of best practice

EXTERNAL EVENTS
Always The Sun Festival in Stoke Park, Guildford, Vintage Guildford markets at Guildford Cathedral and Holy Trinity Church; Lewis Watson at St Mary's Church, Martin Carthy & David Swarbrick at Holy Trinity Church; curating stages at Magic Summer Live 2013, Redfest, Staycation Live, the Guildford Beer Festival; Guildford Artist and Makers Festival; and Neverworld.

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