The Rebel

Our new video single The Rebel is online at youtube.com/theamateursuk and the single itself will be available to download on the 31st January 2011. here is the itunes link to our store:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-amateurs/id152050343

Check out our new website theamateurs.co.uk and spread the word for us on facebook and other social media sites! Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and see you all on the road!

The Amateurs

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Hole In My Soul – Out Now

Our brand new single, ‘Hole In My Soul’ is available to download from Monday 6th December on iTunes, along with our previous EP, ‘Homesick’.

Fresh from a host of national UK tour dates with Eliza Doolittle, we are back in the studio and working hard on material for our debut album.

Sound Of Bamboo (Wacom) 10,000 EUR – Online Competition Winnings

Competitions for bands are a fantastic way to increase exposure and reach new audiences; we saw the ‘Sound of Bamboo’ competition on Myspace and thought it was a great opportunity to get our music heard.

Winning the competition out of so many entries across the globe meant a lot to us. It’s great to know that our music is out there, and we’re proud to have the Sound of Bamboo brand champion our track, ‘Saturday Night’ – which is also available to download on iTunes.

As a thank you to all of the people that voted for us, along with the 15,000 Sound of Bamboo subscribers, we are giving away a brand new signed Yamaha Pacifica guitar, donated exclusively by Yamaha to The Amateurs for our Christmas competition.

Competition details can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/theamateurs

Eliza Doolittle Tour, Scotland, 2010

We played two great shows this past weekend at Edinburgh University and St. Andrews University in Scotland with Eliza Doolittle. We had a blast with Eliza and her band and would like to thank everybody involved for making it an unforgettable experience. But most of all we would like to thank the audience for making us feel welcome and who shouted and screamed their way through our set.

You can see tour photos at this link………

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=295005&id=7547023063

Upcoming Shows

Next event The Amateurs will be appearing at is RUN TO THE BEAT 10:30 26th September. 14,000 runners will run for charity and will be based around the Greenwich area of London. Ministry Of Sound are also lending their DJ skills to the event so should raise a lot of money for the charities involved you can find out more info here……..

http://www.runtothebeat.co.uk

Next show after that is in our home town of Brimingham and will be playing the IMPACT night at O’Neills on Broad Street. Here is the Facebook Event.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130727736974263&ref=ts

IMPACT is a free showcase event of local music. This is a free event, everyone is entitled to a free drink of their choice and get to see a pick of local upcoming musical talent.

http://www.oneills.co.uk/oneillsbroadstreetbirmingham/music/

The Amateurs are on stage 21:45 – 22:35

After that The Amateurs will be travelling up to Scotland to support ELIZA DOOLITTLE on two of her University dates. These are gonna be amazing shows which i’m sure we will have an amazing party with you! If you know anyone at those Uni’s please let them know!

22nd October…….Edinburgh University

23rd October……..St Andrews University, Fife.

More exciting news will be released in the coming weeks so keep an eye on this space!

The Amateurs are the SOUND OF BAMBOO

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Press Release from Wacom!

Wacom is excited to announce the winner of its ‘Sound of Bamboo’ competition on MySpace.com to find a piece of music for its Bamboo brand video. Chosen from entries spanning five European countries, The Amateurs from the UK scooped the top prize for their song ‘Saturday Night’. The ultimate winner was crowned by a panel of music experts from across Europe, following an online vote through the social networking site, where several thousand votes were cast. Not only will ‘Saturday Night’ be used with Wacom’s Bamboo clip in related marketing activities, but The Amateurs also get to spend a huge €10,000 on music equipment from Music Store.

Launched in April 2010, the ‘Sound of Bamboo’ competition was open to anyone and all genres of music. The panel of five jurors from across the music industry spectrum ultimately chose from a shortlist of three entries voted for by the European MySpace community. The runners up were Big Bang Factory from France and Chasing Pete from Germany.

Alan Branch, jury member and UK based producer, engineer, writer and musician says: “I’ve been really impressed with the quality and quantity of entrants to this competition. It has been a great platform for aspiring artists. With The Amateurs, we have chosen a band which we believe has got a great hit potential.”

May 2010

We have three shows at the start of may to let you all know about!

6th May, THE LAUNCH-Charity event, Rainbow warehouse, Birmingham.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=367827516094&ref=share

7th May, Severn Valley Festival, Kidderminster, Worcs.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114705135214848&ref=share

8th May, City Showcase, Lee Store, Carnaby Street, London.

http://twitter.com/cityshowcase

All information for these shows can be found on our face book page! http://www.facebook.com/theamateurs

Get involved where you can, we will be showcasing our new material and hope to see you there for a party!

Last Night’s Gig – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

Thanks to all who supported us on our first gig of the year. It was a ripper and we had a superb time and a great reception for new guitarist Alex! We got to play a few new tunes as well so we are well happy.

Below are some photos… Check out the website for the next show!