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Marblehead Johnson


Marblehead Johnson recreate the swagger and the vibrancy of classic 90's Brit Pop. Think Oasis, Supergrass, Blur, The Verve and Ocean Colour Scene and you'll be on the ball.


This style of music has rightly achieved classic status and is done real justice by this superb band.


You'll get the on stage attitude of the originals but you'll benefit from an offstage professional approach that is achieved by superlative musicians who actually perform for a living - no egos here, just fantastic entertainment at a reasonable price.

Festivals, clubs and larger pubs will really benefit from having this band on the bill. They also play at many private functions and parties - so talk to us today about Marblehead Johnson and we'll hook you up.

Some of our previous clients include;

  • Support band for Mark Morriss of The Bluetones (Chester)
  • Thorn Lighting (Durham)
  • Julia Charles Event Management (Milton Keynes)
  • Llangollen International Eisteddfod
  • Bathgate Procession and John Newland Festival (West Lothian)
  • Alexander's Jazz Theatre (Chester)
  • Yellow Fish Event Management (Brighton)
  • MJM Event Management (St Asaph)
  • Dee Rocks Music Festival
  • The Great Llangollen Show
  • March of the Mods (Teenage Cancer Trust Events)
  • Nightingale House Hospice
  • The Cavern, Liverpool

 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Rock and Roll Star - Oasis
2.One to Another - The Charlatans
3.Marblehead Johnson - The Bluetones
4.Sit Down - James
5.Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
6.Richard III - Supergrass
7.Country House - Blur
8.Slight Return - The Bluetones
9.The Riverboat Song - Ocean Colour Scene
10.Live Forever - Oasis
11.Sonnet - The Verve
12.The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
13.Wonderwall - Oasis
14.The Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
15.The Changing Man - Paul Weller
16.Local Boy In The Photograph - Stereophonics
17.Some Might Say - Oasis
18.Parklife - Blur
19.Alright - Supergrass
20.Disco 2000 - Pulp
21.Rocks - Primal Scream
22.Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
23.Champagne Supernova - Oasis
24.Charmless Man - Blur
25.In A Room - Dodgy
26.Blinded By The Sun - The Seahorses
27.Chasing Rainbows - Shed Seven
28.Tramps Vest - Stereophonics
29.Cast No Shadow - Oasis
30.There She Goes - The LA's

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Marblehead Johnson

After carrying out extensive internet research for a britpop tribute band we choose to book Marblehead Johnson for our wedding and we genuinely couldn't have picked a better band for the occasion. From start to finish the guys had us all up dancing, singing and reminiscing of the 90's era with an array of awesome, hard hitting and incredibly accurate britpop classics. What a fantastic show they put on for us and if only we had been given a pound for every guest who commented on what a great band we had sourced! In addition to their undeniable musical talents, the way that the they dealt with our enquiries and kept us informed throughout the booking process was first class, something that we really appreciated during the stress of organising a wedding. A massive thank you to Marblehead Johnson - we truly hope to see you guys smashing out the tunes again some day. A.Bowers, Cardiff

Marblehead Johnson

I engineered for Marblehead Johnson earlier this year and was impressed. They are professional in their conduct and have a well balanced sound with excellent attention to parts and instrumental tone. They interact well with the audience and have a solid stage presence that is appropriate to the genre of music that they play. I would not hesitate to book them for an event I was organizing and would look forward to mixing them again. A.Dickinson, Oswestry D.Byrne (Brighton)

Marblehead Johnson

Marblehead Johnson are awesome! We were looking for a band to play live at Sarah's 30th birthday party with a 90's Britpop theme, and after an extensive search MHJ stood out as the top contender. They travelled several hundred miles to be at the gig, and rocked the house. Unanimous rave reviews from our guests and Sarah had her best birthday ever. Clear information and friendly comms as well mean that I would book them again in a flash and recommend highly to others! S.Sheldon (Wrexham)

Marblehead Johnson

As a musician myself I have seen many bands who perform cover versions. Some are good and some are bad. Marblehead Johnson are exceptional in that they perform the hits of a genre and generation which is absolutely flawless and accessible to all who hear it, but with a unique twist. Be it an Oasis song, a Blur track or an Ocean Colour Scene number, Marblehead Johnson's version actually sounds like the original. Their ability to emulate the song to perfection is what sets these guys apart from any act I've ever seen. When their vocalist sings, he genuinely sounds like Liam Gallagher, or Damon Albarn, or Paul Weller. His ability to mimic the singers is quite surreal. There are a lot of tribute bands on the scene who take a band and perform their hits, but I have never seen a band who are literally a tribute to an entire movement -Brit Pop. I booked them recently to perform at a private function and they brought the house down - truly remarkable and highly recommended. L.Slater (Manager, The Star Inn, Llangollen)

Marblehead Johnson

Hi Guys, What a fantastic gig you really blew me out of the water, brilliant selection of classic britpop songs you put a lot of energy in to it, very exciting to watch, got the crowds singing and dancing along and a bonus got them spending over the bar too. It was the first time I had seen you and was very impressed, lead singer was great a real show man interacting with the audience, such a pleasure meeting a genuinely talented group. I will definitley be booking you again and highly recommend you. P.Hughes (Dee Rocks Event Management)

Marblehead Johnson

Thanks a million for last night. Absolutely superb. Had texts and emails all day saying how good you boys were. Top Job!E.Stace (Northop Hall)

Marblehead Johnson

I've seen some top tributes in my time, but hey, Marblehead Johnson what an AWESOME TRIBUTE BAND, all you venues across the country these boys take some beating.I.Barton (Telford)

Marblehead Johnson

Marblehead Johnson are awesome! We were looking for a band to play live at Sarah's 30th birthday party with a 90's Britpop theme, and after an extensive search MHJ stood out as the top contender. They traveled several hundred miles to be at the gig, and rocked the house. Unanimous rave reviews from our guests and Sarah had her best birthday ever. Clear information and friendly comms as well mean that I would book them again in a flash and recommend highly to others!D.Byrne (Brighton)

Marblehead Johnson

After carrying out extensive internet research for a britpop tribute band we choose to book Marblehead Johnson for our wedding and we genuinely couldn't have picked a better band for the occasion. From start to finish the guys had us all up dancing, singing and reminiscing of the 90's era with an array of awesome, hard hitting and incredibly accurate britpop classics. What a fantastic show they put on for us and if only we had been given a pound for every guest who commented on what a great band we had sourced! In addition to their undeniable musical talents, the way that the they dealt with our inquiries and kept us informed throughout the booking process was first class, something that we really appreciated during the stress of organising a wedding. A massive thank you to Marblehead Johnson - we truly hope to see you guys smashing out the tunes again some day.A.Bowers (Cardiff)

Marblehead Johnson

It?s March and still raining. I?ve trawled through some serious procrastination to decide where I?m going tonight; at least three decent live music offerings in Chester that I know of. And I?m sure the others were brilliant. Marblehead Johnson are, in their own words, a ?tribute to the British Britpop music scene? and a ?powerful combination of passion and quality.? A tribute band, to me, equals lunatic professionalism. To tribute a whole scene is a big ask. Good covers bands are rare enough, taking that enormous and unlikely step beyond random amateur recreation. But these guys really do tick the box of perfectionist, professional curators though. Friday night was time travel night with a set list that captured the point where British alt-rock got (largely) happy and popular (in a good way). A guitar dominated, looping and lurching opener with Ocean Colour Scene and The Riverboat Song; polished and convincing. Second song in and I?m braving the dance floor with the pointy shoed brigade. A few songs further and they offer me proof of their professionalism. A very-very-very long time ago I was lucky enough to make it into Brixton Academy and unfortunate enough to catch James on a sincerely off night. And I?ve heard James and Sit Down many times since: at home, on the radio, in DJ sets and covered-more-than-it-should-be. One of those beautiful songs that gets tired through over use. And on this particular Friday night I heard it come alive; all vitality restored. There were the things I expected; a good dose of Blur and Oasis both, Stereophonics, Bluetones and more, then some referencing back to foundation stones with The Who and The Jam. Marblehead Johnson switched between styles and musical voices with conviction; into acoustic things and seamlessly back out again. The magic of seeing grown men dance without a pint in hand happened repeatedly through the two sets. On any given set you pray for that one song you don?t see coming; the track you might flick through on the album that becomes something else entirely live. So it was with Blur?s Charmless Man. That perfect Blur poetry, simple, direct and delivered with energy. Marblehead Johnson are a good distance from being charmless. They are careful collectors and curators of songs; fine musicians and performers.!A Blogger's Review by R.Dixon of Marblehead Johnson at Alexander's Jazz Theatre, Chester

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