NEWS UPDATE – MONDAY 7TH AUGUST 2017
We now have Instagram – Click the link thumbnail at the top of this page
and give us a follow.
We also now have our own official You Tube channel and our first upload
is the full promo video for our first single ‘Winner’. Again, click the
link thumbnail at the top of this page to view our channel…….please
subscribe, and let everyone know to hit our channel and subscribe.
NEWS UPDATE – MONDAY 31ST JULY 2017.
Our slot at this years SPLENDOUR FESTIVAL opening the MAIN STAGE for
KAISER CHIEFS, BUSTED & TONY HADLEY could not have gone any better, we
had an amazing crowd and it was SPLENDOUR FESTIVALS biggest attendance
to date with 25,000 tickets sold!!!
So, as the dust starts to settle on what has been a turbulent and
triumphant past 6 months, we have to start to look ahead and plan what’s
We have a few plans and some very cool things in the pipeline, which we
will be announcing very soon, but to pave the way for these things to
happen some things have to be cast aside.
On the live gigging front, nothing is changing, as always this is our
job, our livelihood, our passion and we will maintain the same busy
touring schedule as we always have.
On the recording side of things however, some things have to be
We did originally intend ‘THE CHOSEN ONE’ to be a trilogy, and the
second part was scheduled for release this Halloween. This is now not
going to happen. Our schedule with all the things that happened around
ROCK CITY & SPLENDOUR FESTIVAL just didn’t allow us the time to get into
the recording studio to make a start on the project and we also feel
that with all that’s happened and the forthcoming release of our
original album ‘Occupational Hazard’ on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all
major online stores on 25th August 2017, now is not the time to be
recording and promoting a new covers album.
We are unsure as yet whether we will continue to record THE CHOSEN
TRILOGY at a later date, or various other projects may take over and it
may have to be permanently shelved.
With this in mind, there cannot be a launch party for an album that is
not coming out so our Halloween Show on Tues 31 October 2017 at Forest
Town Arena will now not be going ahead as planned.
We are, however, in talks for our biggest Headline show to date at a
really cool venue which again has seen many a huge name perform there
over the years, and we hope to have some news on that for you very, very
soon……….such a tease!!
We would like to thank our band brothers for all the hard work they put
in, helping us make our Splendour set as awesome as it was, Kev Beal,
Graham Alexander & Matt Walters, you all gave a top class
performance……..we can’t leave it like that can we?????
More soon!! xx
NEWS UPDATE – FRIDAY 21st JULY 2017
BROTHERHOOD SINGLE ‘WINNER’ AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD & STREAM NOW!!!
Our first official single release is out now. Winner, along with an
acoustic version B side is released today through all the major online
stores & streaming sites. We need as many of you to download / stream /
leave reviews and share the love. Tell your friends & family, be our
word of mouth, and help us get the ball rolling to raise our profile
To purchase and download the single, below are the 3 biggest internet
stores you can get it from (click the banners to be directed to the
Also, it is available to stream if you have streaming accounts and below
are the 3 biggest internet sites that you can listen to it on and add to
The full album ‘Occupational Hazard’ including a never before released
bonus track ‘WASTE OF TIME’ will be released on the same platforms on
Friday 25th August 2017. Anybody wanting a physical copy (that’s a CD
with a full 20 page lyric booklet) of the album ‘Occupational Hazard’
then the only place to get this is through our Merchandise page on this
website or at a live show…..the CD version doesn’t contain the bonus
Tomorrow we open Splendour Festivals Main Stage for KAISER CHIEFS,
BUSTED & TONY HADLEY, we are going to be doing lots of radio, TV, press
during the day also and as soon as we know what channels you can
watch/listen on we will let you know through our social media……part 2 of
our DEAN JACKSON BBC Interview will be broadcast live from Splendour at
9pm tomorrow night just as the KAISER CHIEFS hit the stage, you can
listen to this LIVE on BBC RADIO Nottingham / Derby / Lincoln &
We have so many more announcements to make and so many more things we
have to do, it’s finding the time to get everything done that needs
doing at the moment…..exciting and extremely busy times at the moment,
but we will do our best to keep everybody updated.
Don’t forget….. #Everybodysawinner…..spread the word.
NEWS UPDATE – 26TH JUNE 2017.
BROTHERHOOD SIGN DEAL TO DISTRIBUTION COMPANY.
WINNER TO BE RELEASED AS A SINGLE ON ALL MAJOR ONLINE PLATFORMS.
We always said it would be the single, well now it is going to be.
Winner will be released as a single on all the major online platforms (I
Tunes, Amazon etc) and you will even be able to stream it on all major
streaming sites (Spotify etc).
It will be released on Friday 21st July 2017, which is the day before
our gig with Kaiser Chiefs & Busted at Splendour Festival.
It will also have a PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED acoustic version of Winner as
the B Side.
All links to where you guys can download both versions will be posted
here and through our social media closer to the release date, that’s
when we need you guys again to download, stream, spread the word, leave
a review, basically anything you can do to help us launch our first
NEWS UPDATE – 11TH JUNE 2017.
BROTHERHOOD WILL PLAY SPLENDOUR FESTIVAL AS A FULL BAND.
We are excited to announce that our Splendour Festival appearance on
Saturday 22nd July will be as a 5 piece band. We have adopted 3 new
brothers to make the band line-up with us, allow us to introduce them to
From L to R: Graham Alexander, Bass & Backing Vocals: Matt Walters,
Drums: Kev Beal, Guitars & Backing Vocals
Here is a short biog from each of the band members and links to find out
more about them:
GRAHAM ALEXANDER, Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals.
Graham has known and worked with both Ant and Matt long before
Brotherhood started, Graham has always been involved in one way or
another with them. He really is their 'Brother from another Mother'
Having been Ant (and Kev's) bass player in their original heavy rock
band 'Saigon Kiss' in the early 1990's, Graham has continued to play in
many acts both on the club circuit, cruises, and the tribute scene which
has seen him perform all over the world including Las Vegas, USA, India,
Croatia, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi to name but a few!
Grahams high energy stage presence and powerful bass style will give
Brotherhood’s sound even more drive and it is his immense pleasure to be
Graham can be found and followed on Facebook:
MATT WALTERS, Drums.
Matt started playing on the pub & club scene when he was 17 with Ready
Rock-steady and intuitive, Matt started drumming from an early age in
church/gospel, school and show bands. While learning to play, Matt was
heavily influenced by the rock grooves from bands such as Led Zeppelin,
AC/DC and Nirvana, however you will often hear jazz and funk cleverly
integrated into his playing style.
Currently, Matt plays in the band 'Part-E' with his brother Tom and
their two friends Katie and Chloe performing hits from the 60s through
to modern day.
You can find them on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/parteband or on
KEV BEAL, Electric & Acoustic Guitars & Backing Vocals.
Kev is a Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter with over 3000 live performances
to date. He has done all kinds of shows from Holiday Camps to Festivals
such as Pentrich Rock & Blues and Americana .
He is currently working the Pub & Club circuit in the Glam Rock tribute
‘Near Az Glam-It!’ and as the solo artist ‘Max D’Lux’.
Kev has written many songs and was delighted when Brotherhood chose to
co-write with him ‘A Love That Should Be’ on their current debut
original album ‘Occupational Hazard’
Kev’s association with Ant & Matt goes back way before Brotherhood
began, he has performed with them at past concerts when they have
required a session guitarist and is ecstatic to be ‘The Chosen One’ to
play live with Brotherhood at Splendour Festival – It is going to be
Find out more about Kev on Facebook:
Brotherhood are currently in rehearsals
for Splendour and it is sounding AMAZING!!! You don’t want to miss this
opportunity to catch most of the songs from ‘Occupational Hazard’
performed as a full band.
Gates for Splendour will open at 11.30am on Sat 22nd July and
Brotherhood will open the MAIN STAGE at 12.30 for what promises to be a
memorable 30 minute set.
TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST, you need to book now to avoid missing out on
the biggest gig in Nottingham’s yearly calendar……..and Brotherhood open
Get tickets here:
NEWS UPDATE – WEDS 17TH MAY 2017
BROTHERHOOD ARE CONFIRMED AS MAIN SUPPORT TO THE HOOSIERS
As if getting the coveted opening slot on SPLENDOUR FESTIVAL MAIN STAGE
at WOLLATON PARK, NOTTINGHAM on SAT JULY 22nd opening for KAISER CHIEFS,
BUSTED & TONY HADLEY wasn’t enough, we can now announce that BROTHERHOOD
have been confirmed as the MAIN SUPPORT for THE HOOSIERS on THE LAKES
FESTIVAL, BURGH LE MARSH, nr SKEGNESS on SATURDAY 8TH JULY.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SPLENDOUR
FESTIVAL POSTER & LINE UP
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE
LAKES FESTIVAL POSTER & LINE UP
If you zip over to the TOUR DATES
section, ticket details and links have now been added for SPLENDOUR
FESTIVAL. We expect to add ticket details & links for THE LAKES
FESTIVAL very soon, so please check back.
There is absolutely no doubt that this is the biggest year of
BROTHERHOOD’S career to date, with a hugely successful set to a stunning
& deafening audience reaction on ROCK CITY’S MAIN STAGE under our belt,
TV, Radio, Newspaper & Magazine Promo being undertaken at every
opportunity and our song Lover receiving it’s first radio play on BBC
There is a lot more promo lined up, and some more videos are heading
your way soon. We are working very hard to keep the momentum going and
there are going to be lots more announcements and surprises coming your
way over the coming weeks and months through our website and/or our
social media pages, so make sure you stay tuned into our world and join
us on this crazy ride we are on at the moment.
More soon. Keep up!!
NEWS UPDATE – FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017
BROTHERHOOD TO OPEN THE MAIN STAGE FOR KAISER CHIEFS,
BUSTED & TONY HADLEY AT SPLENDOUR FESTIVAL
Unless you have been under a rock this past week, we are sure you have
heard the news that we won Nusic’s ‘The Future Sound of Nottingham 2017’
at Rock City ’s Main Hall last Sunday night. This week has been full of
all sorts of radio, TV, magazine & newspaper promo and much
celebrating. There needs to be a big website update and more
announcements made, but we are juggling everything around at the moment
because we don’t think we have ever been so busy……and that is saying
Brotherhood play the main stage at Splendour Festival with Kaiser
Chiefs, Busted and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley on Saturday 22nd July at
Nottingham’s Wollaton Park and this festival will have THIRTY THOUSAND
PEOPLE in attendance!!!
We are going to be releasing a lot more details in the coming days, and
some more exciting announcements are on the way, so please bear with us
as we work our way through this huge list of things that need doing.
Check back soon.
NEWS UPDATE – MONDAY 1ST MAY 2017
ROCK CITY & SPANKY VAN DYKES : LET’S ALL HAVE A PARTY!!
WE’RE PLAYING ROCK CITY’S MAIN STAGE THIS SUNDAY AND WHATEVER THE
OUTCOME, THIS IS AMAZING FOR US, OUR FANS, FRIENDS & FAMILY, SO WE ALL
DESERVE A HUGE PARTY!!
The Final of the ‘FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM 2017’ is this Sunday (7th
May) at Nottingham’s iconic ROCK CITY in the MAIN HALL on the MAIN
STAGE. We could get on the same stage as KAISER CHIEFS & BUSTED amongst
some other huge names but once again we stress that we cannot do it
alone, we need you to come to this show in your droves and go crazy as
it is on public reaction as well as judges votes.
There are 6 acts on in total (BROTHERHOOD, HASHTAGOBI, ROE GREEN, THE
DANDYLIONS, ONE GIANT CAUSEWAY & KELSEY SHAW) and every single one of
them deserves to be there, they are all great, the promoters, and
ourselves want to make this an amazing experience for all the acts on,
so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, give all the other acts some respect when
they perform too. This SHOULD & deserves to be an amazing experience
for every single act that has come this far.
DON’T FORGET: This is a FREE event, NO TICKET NEEDED, it’s 14+ only,
DOORS OPEN at 6.30pm and the first act is on at 7.00pm precisely, NO
RUNNING ORDER WILL BE GIVEN as every act deserves a fair listen and some
audience respect, so please get here early and get a great spot down
near the front. The CROWD REACTION will be read by a decibel meter at 3
times throughout the night, ONCE AT THE START, ONCE AT THE END, ONCE AT
RANDOM, this is when you hear the name BROTHERHOOD you have our kind
permission to go APE SHIT!!
The ‘WINNER’ will be announced on the night and they will then go on to
open the MAIN STAGE at the SPLENDOUR festival in Wollaton Park and share
the same stage as KAISER CHIEFS & BUSTED.
SPANKY VAN DYKES AFTER PARTY: No matter what the outcome, we’re
having an after show knees up and ‘SPANKY VAN DYKES’ have kindly
supplied us with a private VIP balcony area for our AFTERSHOW party, you
are ALL WELCOME and this is also FREE ENTRY.
It’s a stones throw away from ROCK CITY , just make a left as you come
out of ROCK CITY and walk 50 yards down the hill and you are at SPANKY
VAN DYKES. Just let them know at the bar you’re there for the
BROTHERHOOD after party and they will point you to the right area. As
soon as we’re released from ROCK CITY as we may have to do a small
amount of PROMO or interviews after the event we will be down to join
We’re told the curfew at ROCK CITY is 10pm but usually events like this
can finish quite a bit before the curfew so whatever time it finishes,
head down to SPANKYS and we will be there as soon as we can. They have
great drinks promotions and you can get REAL ALES or some cheeky
cocktails or just go for it on the SHOTS…….I’m sure we will be having
quite a few with you guys!!!
The after party will go on until MIDNIGHT.
CLICK HERE to see the
AFTERPARTY promo flyer.
This is it guys……see you down the front at ROCK CITY , let’s all go for
NEWS UPDATE – THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 2017
BROTHERHOOD ARE ON THE TELE – TONIGHT!!!
Hey guys, this whirlwind of promotion we are currently entangled in
takes us to NOTTS TV tonight. We will be on the show NOTTS TONIGHT that
goes out live between 5.30 – 6.30pm. We have been informed that we will
be interviewed and will also do a live performance of a previously
unheard acoustic arrangement of our song Winner at sometime between 6
and 6.30pm tonight (27 April).
This all goes out LIVE on NOTTS TV and you can find the channel if you
are in the Notts area on FREEVIEW 7, SKY 117 & VIRGIN 159. It will also
be added eventually to the ON DEMAND section of the NOTTS TV website at
www.nottstv.com just click to play NOTTS TONIGHT THURSDAY 27TH APRIL
2017 when it is added to the ON DEMAND section of their website.
If you are not in the Notts area and have SKY TV and you do want to tune
in live or record it here is how to add NOTTS TV manually into your
To add Notts TV to your “Other Channels” section on your Sky+HD Digibox
then simply do the following…
· Press the “SERVICES” button on your remote and then keep pressing the
“LEFT ARROW” until you see “OPTIONS” highlighted.
· Now press the “DOWN ARROW” on your remote and on the middle menu keep
pressing the “LEFT ARROW” until you see “ADD CHANNELS” highlighted.
· Now, press the “DOWN ARROW” again and a few boxes will show up at the
bottom which you have to enter details into.
· In the appropriate fields enter the information required. To move
through the fields simply press the “UP ARROW” and “DOWN ARROW” keys.
· In the FREQUENCY field enter the 11464
· The next three fields are toggle fields, i.e. you use the “LEFT ARROW”
and “RIGHT ARROW” keys to change the values.
Polarisation – H
Symbol Rate – 22000
FEC – 5/6
For Sky Q the procedure is slightly different.
You need to add it to your main box, not through a mini box.
Press the home key on your remote
Scroll down to Settings then press the select button
Scroll down to Manual Tuning
Enter your PIN if requested
The details required are as below
Symbol Rate: 22000(22.0 Mbaud)
Mode: DVB-S, QPSK
Let’s not forgot that all this promotion is being done to try and get as
many supporters for us as possible through the doors of ROCK CITY on
SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017.
WE NEED YOU ALL THERE.
There is also gonna be the afterparty of all afterparty’s and you are
all invited to that too……..more details on that to follow soon.
Tune in people #teambrotherhood
NEWS UPDATE – WEDS 12TH APRIL 2017.
BROTHERHOOD WILL PLAY ROCK CITY’S MAIN STAGE ON SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017.
FREE TICKETS & FREE ENTRY – WE NEED YOU THERE!!
Hey guys, huge thanks and congrats all round, we made Rock City’s Main
Stage together, and not only that, we finished the public vote in 1st
place with the highest number of votes ever received thanks to you.
We are down from 67 initial entries to the last 6 and we all battle it
out in the Final in the Main Hall of Rock City on Sunday 7th May.
The winner will be announced on the night and they will then go on to
perform at Splendour Festival in Wollaton Park, Nottingham with Kaiser
Chiefs, Busted and many other big names on Saturday 22nd July.
WE STILL MASSIVELY NEED YOUR HELP, NOW MORE SO THAN EVER.
How the vote works in the Final is a mixture of public reaction (how
loud you cheer & how many there are of you, a decibel reading will be
took several times throughout the night to create an audience score) 5
top record industry judges will also be scoring separately.
The audience & judges scores will be combined to create a final score.
We cannot stress how important it is for us to cram as many Brotherhood
fans and friends into Rock City as possible, so we ask you all to come,
bring ya friends & family and go absolutely mental with us!! Anyone
over the age of 14 can come, but no under 14’s are allowed.
Rock City is bang in the middle of Nottingham City Centre, there are no
tickets needed for the Final and it is FREE to get in, so just turn up.
Doors open to the public at 6.30pm and the first finalist will be
onstage at 7pm prompt, so don’t be late. There will be no running order
announced so we don’t know exactly what time we will be on, but just be
there in the mosh pit ready to go nuts when we hit the stage.
There are loads of hotels in Nottingham City Centre just a stones throw
from Rock City (Travelodge, Holiday Inn, Britannia) just Google it as
there are some really cheap hotel deals, come and make a proper night of
it with us.
Win or not on the night, we are still going to have the after party of
all after party’s and ask anyone that comes down to join us around town
for drinks afterwards until the small hours, so if you can and want to
party with us make sure you book Monday 8th off!!! If you do have work
the next day, we would still love your support in the Final and it will
all be over by 10pm(ish) so please still come down to Rock City and give
us some much needed support!!!
Click the link below to see the official Facebook event created by Nusic
who are the promoters of the event.
CLICK HERE TO READ OFFICIAL EVENT NOTICE
Please come along and help us in one final push, we can only do this
TOGETHER…..there’s strength in numbers!!
We are also going to be getting quite a lot of publicity over the coming
weeks which will include PRESS, RADIO, TV, BBC this will include
interviews with us and airplay of our songs, we will try to post on our
Social Media pages (Facebook & Twitter) when these are going to be
happening so you have a chance of tuning in. We will also be
interviewed this coming weekend (Easter weekend) when we are in Skegness
on a four day run on Coastal Sounds Radio. We don’t have an actual time
slot as yet as we have to arrange it around our schedule this weekend,
but again we shall post the details on Facebook & Twitter as soon as
they are finalised.
NEWS UPDATE – SATURDAY 8TH APRIL 2017
‘THE FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM 2017’
Did we make THE FINAL at ROCK CITY , NOTTINGHAM (Main Hall)????
Click the link below and listen to the podcast from 11am on Monday 10th
April 2017, that is when we all find out.
Click Here for Podcast
Once again a massive thanks for your support on voting for us in ‘The
Future Sound Of Nottingham 2017’ to give us the opportunity to play at ‘
ROCK CITY ’ Nottingham in the main hall!! The same stage that has held
epic concerts by Rock & Pop royalty over the years…..the likes of ‘Ed
Sheeran, Guns’n Roses (The original line up on the Appetite For
Destruction tour!!), David Bowie, U2, Oasis, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Green
Day, The Goo Goo Dolls, Foo Fighters, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Blur
and 1000’s more and we ain’t talking tribute acts here, we’re talking
the real deal!!!
Rock City is still Nottingham’s premier music venue and still continues
to host huge concerts today with the likes of Busted, Rag N Bone Man,
Stormzy, Sam Smith, The Kooks, the list goes on and on and on. So to
tread the same boards as some of the legends that have performed there
would be amazing.
But have we done enough, did we get enough votes?? It was looking great
24 hours before voting finished and Brotherhood were over 600 votes
ahead of 2nd place (you only need to finish in the top 4 to secure a
place in the Final at Rock City). The voting then went blind for the
last 24 hours, so nobody knows the final results yet, not even us.
So, when will we find out you all keep asking and we can now reveal this
is how to find out who has made the final.
New Music Podcasts, The Results of who has made the final and who will
be performing at Rock City, Nottingham are announced exclusively from
11am Monday 10th April 2017 by listening to the podcast at the link
We will of course announce here eventually, but we won’t be announcing
the results on our website or social media pages until a few days after,
so please have a listen to the podcast!!
Click Here for Podcast
NEWS UPDATE – WEDS 29TH MARCH 2017.
HELP US GET TO ROCK CITY ’S MAIN STAGE IN THE FUTURE SOUND OF
Hey Guys.... Its that time again when we need YOUR help.
We have been entered into a poll
for Nottingham based acts that write their own material. Our song
‘Winner’ from our Album 'Occupational Hazard’ has been submitted to a
judging panel involved in the music industry.
Out of 67 submitted entries we have had it confirmed that we came joint
1st in the judges scoring putting us through to the Semi-Finals which is
a massive surprise to us.
This is now where you guys come in........
Out of 14 other entries that have gone through to the Semi-Finals it is
now down to a public vote, the winner of which has the opportunity to
secure a slot on the Main Stage at this years Splendour Festival
supporting 'Kaiser Chiefs & Busted' which of course would be a massive
thing for us.
So once again we are asking you ALL to get your families/ friends/
cousins/grandmas/pets and yourselves to vote Brotherhood, also share the
hell out of this post.
CLICK on the link below, hit Brotherhood, then scroll down and include
your Name and Email as votes will only be counted that can be verified
as human votes, you will receive a confirmation email asking you to
confirm your vote. We’ll keep posting updates here and the voting ends 1
week today (Weds 5th April at 11.59pm)
We can't do this without you guys, much love and thank you in
advance....Ant & Matt xx
Click Here to Vote
After you vote here you will be emailed a link to confirm your vote. You
must follow that link or your vote will NOT be counted (it may take up
to an hour for that email to come through, so please be patient). This
process stops spamming, and helps maintain the integrity of the vote.
Click Here to Vote
NEWS UPDATE – SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2017
After our mammoth 5 week holiday in Jan/Feb we are now back in the full
swing of all things Brotherhood. We are back on the road and are going
to be touring just as heavily for the whole of 2017 (with just a couple
of weeks out at the start of July for our mid year holiday). Recording
has already begun again for the second instalment of our Chosen Trilogy,
and once again we have set a deadline that recording and mixing must be
completed by late August early September to meet the release date that
we have announced as Halloween. Yet again, we are gonna be up to the
stones in it, so we better get back to it. See ya out there!