At Vauxhall, we believe in British talent. So we’ve partnered with Independent Venue Week to help up-and-coming UK bands get on the road with our Vivaro on Tour initiative.
Independent Venue Week celebrates small music venues around the UK, and the people who run them. Throughout 2016 we've been getting on board with some great bands, following their journeys, enjoying exclusive backstage access, capturing on-tour shenanigans and offering tickets to gigs at tour venues across the country.
Since forming in 2008, Frankie and the Heartstrings have performed at Glastonbury, supported the Kaiser Chiefs on their UK tour, and become a BBC 6 Music favourite. They are known for supporting up-and-coming bands in their local area and have their own record store in Sunderland.
Dutch Uncles is a British indie pop band from Stockport. The band toured the UK in the Vauxhall Vivaro with the release of their fourth album O Shudder.
Formed in 2013, Telegram is a London-based four-piece indie band consisting of Matt Saunders (vocals, guitar), Oli Paget-Moon (bass), Matt Wood (lead guitar) and Jordan Cook (drummer). They have toured with big names including The Horrors, Temples, Palma Violets and The Wytches.
The Vauxhall Vivaro helped transport Yak between London, Liverpool, Sheffield and over to Amsterdam as they supported the start of The Last Shadow Puppets’ global tour. Formed in 2014, Yak have an unpredictable approach to music-making. Their supporting tour with The Last Shadow Puppets was followed by the release of their debut album, Alas, Salvation on 13 May, and their own UK headline tour throughout May.
Critically acclaimed Kent-based ‘dirty pop’ band, Get Inuit, hit the road to launch their 2016 UK tour with British indie rock band VANT. Named Radio X’s ‘Great X-Pectations’ act, backed by BBC Radio 1 with ‘Single of The Week’ on Huw Stephens’ show, and dubbed ‘ones to watch’ by DJ Annie Mac, Get Inuit are rising stars for 2016.
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