The Forum presents:

Bad Touch

+ Electric black + AJQJ

The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Entry Requirements: 16+ (under 16s accompanied by an adult)
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-- Bittersweet Satisfaction finds Bad Touch with renewed purpose and determination. Recorded at The Marshall Studio in Milton Keynes, it is produced by the band, engineered by Marshall’s Adam Beer and Ollie Brightman, and mixed in Wales by Motörhead/Bring Me The Horizon producer Romesh Dodangoda.

A collection of classic rock anthems with heart and soul to spare, it’s sparked grand but relatable ambitions in the Bad Touch camp, a desire to give up the day jobs and dedicate their lives to rock’n’roll. However, it’s all about the live experience, the coming together of like-minded people to celebrate the healing powers of music and with that, a nationwide tour throughout Spring 2024.

Frontman, Stevie Westwood, is getting excited at the prospect, declaring:

“Here it is! Our “Bittersweet Satisfaction” Tour! We’ll be travelling the length and breadth of our fair isle bringing you all some brand new tracks as well as your favourite Bad Touch classics, to what’s sure to be a raucous party of feelgood rock’n’soul! We cannot wait to be back on stage, and to bring this album to you! This is going to be the biggest and baddest show of our lives… hands down… bar none! Parting with your hard-earned gig ticket money now may be BITTERSWEET… but we promise it‘s gonna leave you brimming with SATISFACTION! See you down the front!”

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Bad Touch are a young UK based rock band who formed 6 years ago whilst all the members were still in school or college. Like most bands the early years were spend toiling away in local pubs playing covers of some rock classics whilst at the same time introducing some of their own compositions into an ever expanding set. During these formative years the band began to get noticed and soon due to their dynamic live shows became favourites at many local venues.

Eventually the bands original material took precedence and it was not long before they recorded their first EP at the Leeders Farm Studio – home of local hero’s The Darkness.

The desire to get their music to a wider audience led the band to seek gigs around the country and this was instrumental in the band being awarded an Exposure Music Award in 2012 for their live show and being invited to play at Hard Rock Hell for the 1st time.

2013 was a great year for the band building up to a tour of the UK with The Quireboys and winning the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest.

2014 saw the band step up to become regulars at many venues around the country. Tours with Bonafide, The Electric Boys and Tyketto gave them a great education in performance and this combined with some high profile sets at festivals such as Download, Steelhouse, Legends of Rock and Hard Rock Hell has shown that the band can deliver the goods time after time.

In 2015 band record their debut album at Foel Studios and the completed ‘Half Way Home’ released on 27th April was universally well received and gained great reviews,

2015 was also a great year for touring with the band completing an 18-date UK tour with The Answer as well as UK tours with Tyketto and Snakecharmer with shows gaining praise from fans and critics alike.

Booking agents TKO are now working with the band so 2016 will be a busy year – they toured with with Jared James Nichols and Kentucky Headhunters in June and July and more touring is in the pipeline for the autumn.. They will also be recording their second album which is due to be released later in the year.

All in all things are looking very bright for these hard working guys. So if you’re into live music at its finest with the vibes of Led Zep and Black Crowes check them out whenever they play in your town or city – you will not be disappointed.

Electric Black are a hard rock four piece, playing guitar music to get stuck into. Ballsy riffs, rhythmical attack and vocal prowess set their sound apart from many other great guitar bands. Acutely self-critical and well rehearsed, Electric Black never disappoint with their live shows.