• 11
  • 06
  • 2016
  • 07.30
  • pm
  • Ballroom

WIRE-SOUND & THE GIG CARTEL Present Federal Charm With guests Gorilla Riot & Wintergreen

Please note this is an 18+ event

2015 was a very fine year for Federal Charm :


1) ’Across The Divide’, their second album, was released

and met with critical acclaim both here and abroad :


No holds barred, fiery, inventive rock ’n’ roll’ – Classic Rock


‘Across The Divide is huge – in sound and in talent.

Nothing short of ear-candy’ – Fireworks


2) UK shows with Black Star Riders, Joanne Shaw Taylor

and UFO to, again, highly positive reviews.


and 3) Slots on the main stages at the Minehead Giants of Rock,

The Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness, and at Hard Rock Hell 9

in Pwllheli to rapturous applause.


Federal Charm are one of the most animated, loud, raucous

bands on the UK circuit today. A great set’ – Blues Matters


2016 is shaping up in a similar manner with Giants Of Rock (again),

a Planet Rock sponsored UK tour in March with Australian rockers Tracer, and the second release from ‘Across The Divide’ ‘Guess What’ – play-listed at Planet Rock for 6 weeks to coincide and still getting spins.


Federal Charm are full of twin-guitar twists and stop-start rhythms. Their original take and fresh direction on the classic rock curve has turned many. They draw from a deep well – from The Allman Brothers to Led Zeppelin, stopping off on the way to pay a call in at Free and Thin Lizzy, the revamp-blues of The Black Keys and the contemporary bluster of Rival Sons. But hey! Don’t just take our word for it…




‘Swaggering riffs, sleazy slide flourishes and cinder raw vocals

with a confidence that is utterly winning’ – Classic Rock


‘You need big balls to do this stuff justice, and there are four XXL pairs here’ – Blues & Soul


‘Great riffs. Fantastic musicianship. Phenomenal vocals. Really

good songs. Their big sound cannot be restrained’ – Amazon


‘Federal Charm raid the Delta masters, apply Seventies chest hair and frog march the result into the 21st Century’ – Classic Blues


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