Stones n’ Roses’ Britrock reunion hits Birmingham

Spoof US rockers team up with local heroes.

American tribute band with a difference Stones n’Roses have teamed up with local heroes Independent Country to provide an unforgettable free night at Norton’s in Digbeth on Wednesday 10th November.

Stones N’ Roses are the most unique and ridiculous UK-centric musical act to come from America since Spinal Tap. The one-of-a-kind group plays the Stone Roses catalogue perfectly while dressed as Guns n Roses, then mixes their songs with bits of classics by the Rolling Stones, GnR and more. With a twin-guitar attack, the Roses’ songs have never rocked harder onstage but it’s the seamless mashups and medleys that make it revolutionary and hilarious enough to warrant crossing the pond for. The Shiiine On Weekender made them one of the only American acts ever invited to their annual festival, which they’re
reuniting to play later this year.

Despite the joke being completely lost on their fellow Americans, their debut video, Mersey Paradise City/Water’n’Fall, was shared by popular music site Slicing Up Eyeballs and 30,000 sets of eyes worldwide gazed upon them on its very first day. An untested UK-indie music comedy act specifically made for a British audience but hailing from the USA is simply unheard of but the Manchester Fringe Festival took a chance on them in 2017. Thanks to a glowing Louder Than War feature story, a false rumor involving all-midget Smiths tribute band Morrissette and a polarizing promotional video with 80,000 views, the California band packed UK clubs from London to Glasgow for one single, glorious tour and then disappeared…until now.

And if that’s not outrageous enough, they’ll be appearing with Independent County, who take the finest indie sounds and serve them up country-style.

Stones n’ Roses with Independent Country at Norton’s, 39-45 Meriden Street, B5 5LS, Wednesday 10th November.