PREVIEW: Midnight Bonfires + Byron Hare @ One Trick Pony Club (Moseley), 9th April ‘15

Event flyerOn Thursday 9th April, Midnight Bonfires & Byron Hare play the One Trick Pony Club in Moseley Village.

Entry is free, with venue doors open all day – music scheduled from 9pm to 11pm. For further venue & gig info, click here.

Taking over the ‘Old O’Neil’s’ pub in Moseley Village, One Trick Pony Club has been putting in place an ents calendar to rival/mirror/compliment the endevours of its neighbours.

Main with web colour bcg - lrPart of the bill is a bi-weekly Thursday night live gig promotion from Killer Wave – bringing B13 another ‘good chunk of mid week rock n roll’ at the revamped High Street venue.

Generously allowing everyone in for free (…crazy bast*rds) recent gigs have showcased Catbone, The Watchmakers, I Am Anushka, Fruit Tones & Spit Shake Sisters – alongside a veritably strong cast in support.

This week it’s the addictive & distinct Midnight Bonfires (think Devendra Banhart meets The Sonics), joined by ‘one of the newest, most exciting bands to come out of Redditch for nearly a decade’ – Byron Hare.

And for a bit more garrulous preamble, see below:

Midnight Bonfires
A stalwart in the city’s music scene, Midnight Bonfires have been steadily navigating the greasy pole since first releasing their debut single, ‘Misbehave’, in Oct 2011. Self described as ‘a band fusing folk sensitivity with rock and roll energy’, Midnight Bonfires are one of those rarities that Oxygen EP - Midnight Bonfiresmanage to spruce up each genre they get attributed to, whilst remaining genuinely identifiable. A part of Birmingham to be prouder of?

Their list of accolades and achievements include several notable supports (Johnny Marr perhaps the most bucket list) festival dates and media attention, which all kind of asks the question why we can still see them for free on a Thursday night in Moseley. Not that my pocket is complaining. Make hay audiences, make hay.

Listen to Oxygen EP by Midnight Bonfires – click here or on the artwork (left)


Byron Hare
Championed by the Reddich based Death or Glory Records, Byron Hare are a ‘Post Pop’ six piece – fronted by vocalist Jodie Ollis.

Byron-Hare-8001Covering some significant ground since their first live gig in May 2014, Byron Hare’s debut Sleep on the Fire EP came out on Death or Glory Records in December the same (last) year; six tracks long and with smatterings of a less psychedelic Jefferson Airplane.

Being picked up by more promoters and media around the UK, Byron Hare have a fruitful summer ahead of them – including a slot on the exquisite looking Lunar Festival bill. But for a saving of between £39-89 you can see them at One Trick Pony Club first.

Listen to/watch ‘Something Surreal’ by Byron Hare, from their Sleep on the Fire EP click here or on the band picture (above right)


Midnight Bonfires & Byron Hare play the One Trick Pony Club (Moseley) on Thursday 9th April – free entry all night. For more info visit

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