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Introducing... The Events

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BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing... at The Luton Carnival 2008

The Luton Carnival 2008 takes place this year on Monday 26 May. For the first time ever, BBC Introducing... will have a stage on Market Hill, showcasing the best in unsigned local talent.

The line-up

The BBC Introducing Stage will be hosted by BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Gareth Lloyd and local DJ Aiden will play in between bands.

12.00 - 12.40: Third Law

13.00 - 13.40: The Ruby Shoes

14.00 - 14.40: Sunflies

15.00 - 15.40: Drive Like Casey

16.00 - 16.40: Elements of Refusal

17.00 - 17.40: Till Seasons Fall

18.00 - 19.00: Imicus

BBC Introducing... in Beds, Herts & Bucks has teamed up with local music promoter PDM to select the finest unsigned local talent Luton has to offer.

The chosen bands will play on the BBC Introducing... stage at the Luton Carnival 2008, which will be situated on Market Hill. The stage will be hosted by BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Gareth Lloyd.


The current incarnation of Imicus formed at the turn of the year 2005. A single release "Breathe" followed in the spring of '05, with an album "Resolution" coming on 24 June 2005.

From this point onwards the band hit the live circuit playing some popular and high profile shows. Building a very strong following along the way Imicus are one of the hardest working Luton bands and headline our stage because, quite simply, they are a major band in waiting, and probably won't have to wait too long either.

Till Seasons Fall

A five piece rock/metal outfit who gain from having a female vocalist. Influences include Killswitch Engage, Evanescence, As I Lay Dying and Avenged Sevenfold. New to the Luton scene, having formed in late 2007, they are building a strong reputation and are the youngest of the bands playing the stage, helping to showcase the next generation of Luton bands.

Elements of Refusal

They play melodic hardcore put together with a remarkable level of intricacy and attention to detail both light and dark, and played with diamond-like precision and a constant desire to evolve further. Add to that an unpredictable live performance bursting with energy, passion, intensity, and a genuine love for music and you have a band not afraid to give up blood, sweat and tears for their art, pouring their hearts into every beat, every riff, every gig.

Drive Like Casey

Considered by many to be the most under-rated band in Luton's music scene DLC's brand of "eclectic punk rock" (NME) has earned them support slots with some of the nation's best including: Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Longview, Jetplane Landing, The Ordinary Boys, Towers Of London and Tiny Dancers.


Sunflies is a critically acclaimed alt. rock band building a solid reputation for their passionate performances and catchy, yet meaningful songs. Influences include The Cure, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Muse and Joy Division. It's Goth / Grunge / Post-Punk / Pop / Rock with a social message and at times a strong political edge.

"If Arcade Fire had a scuffle with Placebo, they'd form the hybrid that is Sunflies. The dark indie-rock band purvey a crunchy crescendo of vocal tenderness, with crashing guitars and subtle harmonies." Kate O'Flaherty, NME, 24th February 2007

The Ruby Shoes

Modern Glam Rock - think The Rolling Stones, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, The Raconteurs, QOTSA, The White Stripes, Kasabian, Eagles Of Death Metal, Kings of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. This means that you've a band that is a refreshing change in a scene obsessed with the next big thing. No gimmicks just good music played well.

Third Law

Third Law are long term members of the local scene and in their current incarnation they have set new standards for themselves and other bands to aspire to. Like Neil Young meets Gun's 'n' Roses, they project power and poeticism in equal measure.

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