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​CODA - a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's most authentic and exciting Led Zeppelin tribute band, replicating the sounds and sights of a typical Led Zep show like no other Zeppelin tribute band in the UK. They are the only proper four-piece Led Zeppelin tribute band in Europe that looks and sounds as close to Led Zeppelin as possible, featuring authentic-looking and sounding instruments as well as incredible, hand-made replica costumes that will take you back to the time when the Gods of ROCK ruled the world!

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saving grace

This is a long shot, but what a way to try and get the legendary Robert Plant back to Machynlleth, the town where he wrote one of the finest songs ever written; 'Stairway to Heaven.' 

“In the days when I first starting performing around the Black Country, it was very evident that each area was its’ own community/little town … and each community had its own venue: Dudley Town Hall, Stourbridge Town Hall, Regis Hall, Brierley Hill Civic, Old Hill Plaza, Tipton Baths, Queen Mary Ballroom,” Plant said in an interview with Dudley News earlier this month. “I played them all, mostly as a kid opening for the likes of the Hollies, Jean Vincent, Screaming Lord Such, the Fourmost … and others. So, with our band, Saving Grace, it’s for me a bit of a reminiscence to play the various communities from where we all hail.”

Robert Plant - Rolling Stone Magazine

Onstage, the former Led Zeppelin lead singer has been joined by vocalist Suzy Dian, mandolinist and guitar player Tony Kelsey, banjo and guitar player Matt Worley, and percussionist Oli Jefferson for a set that included traditional folk songs and a mix of modern covers, including a rendition of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch.”

We've made an enquiry to see if they can fit us into their UK tour.

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The billy thompson band

After reaching the final of the Young Jazz Musician of the Year competitions in both ‘96 & ’98, Billy became an integral member of seminal English Jazz/Rock outfit Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia with Jon Hiseman on drums. Billy has headlined twice at Ronnie Scott’s with Paraphernalia and toured Europe extensively featuring on 5 albums. 2008 also saw a tour of Japan with these incredible musicians. Comprising of Billy on Violin, Ivor Aldred on harmonica, Neil Browning guitar and accordian, Eryl Jones on guitar, mandolin and vocals and Greg Robley on bass, the Billy Thompson Band are thought of locally as being the foremost gypsy swing band in Wales, if not the UK. Having first performed at Mach 1 and after a 5 year break, it's a huge pleasure to have them back at BIG Mach.

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The Cocktail Kitties

Singing in three-part harmony whilst accompanying themselves on piano, electric double bass and light drums, the ladies play sophisticated Jazz & Latin standards. With songs from stars such as Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald, the sisters will bring the glamour and elegance of a bygone era to Big Mach. Singing in three-part harmony whilst accompanying themselves on piano, electric double bass and light drums, the ladies play sophisticated Jazz & Latin standards. With songs from stars such as Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald, the sisters come from 5 generations of musicians and have been singing together since childhood.  They have been professionals since 2000, performing throughout the UK and worldwide and have appeared many times on BBC television, ARD Television Germany and various radio shows.  The sisters have performed alongside such talent as: Will Young, Beverly Knight, Elaine Page, Hot Chocolate and Ruby Wax.

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tom hill's 70's Jazz funk machine

They've played with us at Mini-Mach several times and the audience cannot get enough of them. Performed by some of the Midlands' best-loved and well-respected musicians, Tom Hill and crew hold a light to the tunes of Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Dave Sanborn, The Crusaders and more. Supreme bassist and erstwhile voice-over artist, Tom, will add vocals with Bill Withers in mind. So put on your loons, roll up for some tunes and enjoy 'live' the amazing music of the funk masters; a feel good, fusion feast! Tom is well-known to Midlands audiences as sideman to the likes of Art Themen and Jean Toussaint. It will be a treat to see him take centre stage - Tom Hill, basses; Al Gurr, piano; Andy Shillingford, sax; Carl Hemmingsley, drums.

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dorchester duo

Professional musicians Charlie James (guitar) and Sharon Chloe (violin) formed The Dorchester Duo in 2008 after meeting at a live music event; one of our first performances was in the stunning Dorchester Abbey in Oxfordshire – hence the name – and in the intervening years we’ve gone on to perform at festivals, concerts, corporate events, private parties and weddings throughout the UK.  Classically trained, we share a love of all genres of music, combining classical pieces with rock and heavy metal, and our repertoire includes songs by Metallica, The Manic Street Preachers, U2, Shinedown, Led Zeppelin and others, which adapt well to violin and guitar.  We perform on electro-acoustic instruments which enable the unique sonorous beauty of the violin and guitar to be heard at an arena-sized volume!

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aziz ibrahim

Aziz-Ur-Rahman Ibrahim is a British musician. He was born in Longsight, Manchester to Pakistani parents and is best known for his work as guitarist with Simply RedThe Stone Roses and their former vocalist Ian Brown in whose band he regularly performs – both in the studio and live. He is also a member of the H Band with Marillion's lead singer Steve Hogarth and is involved in the writing of the second H Band album. He has also worked with Paul Weller, Steven Wilson and Asia. Aziz is reputedly one of the finest solo guitarists of his generation with special reference to his experimental work.

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more to be announced ...

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