Mirrorman presents… @ Joiners, Southampton

It’s no secret that The Joiners venue in Southampton has been host to many worldwide talents, the list including including Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, Green Day, Muse and many, many more. For this reason the venue was voted by NME as Britain’s Best Small Music Venue in 2013. Come the 18th of August, five great up and coming bands will be performing on the same stage as such greats in an evening courtesy of Mirrorman. The bands that will be performing are The Gillies, Brash Bullets, Antigerone, Makeshift and The Subterraneans. Together, the bands cover a range of genres ensuring there will be something for everybody on Thursday evening. Below, we give a rundown of the acts set to perform on the 18th.


5The Subterraneans: 7:45pm – 8:15pm

The Subterraneans, ‘the stylish, superb Coventry-based band’ (Glastonbury Review) are a 5 piece who cover rock classics including U2, Killers and Kings of Leon. The group have also backed british punk icon Hazel O’Connor for no less than ten years as well as backing other artists such as Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker, Pauline Black, Rankin Roger, Neville Staples and Vince Hill. The band formed in 1998, a combination of two prior bands Dangerfield and Baby on Board. The Subs became Hazel’s backing band in 2004 subsequently recording a live DVD of her greatest hits and touring with her, the tour being highlighted by an incredible performance at Glastonbury. The group has also appeared on live television, performing ‘Hit me baby one more time’ with Hazel on ITV in 2005.

If you’d like to read a comprehensive list of The Subterraneans accolades, then visit the about section of their social media page at the following link:

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4Makeshift – UK: 8.30pm – 9pm

Makeshift is a band comprised of four – Andrew Musalo on guitar and vocals, Dan Burke bass and vocals, Austin Barrow on lead guitar and finally Matt Mangione and are a punk-rock band with pop undertones. They have been likened to bands such as Blink 182 for their sound. The group originally hail from Long Island, New York, but are soon to be local, performing in Southampton at the Joiners with Mirrorman presents… They will be on stage from 8:30pm to 9pm.

If you’d like to learn more about Makeshift, visit their websites at the following addresses:

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3Antigerone: 9:10pm – 9:40pm

Antigerone, a three piece instrumental rock band from Southampton and recent winners of the Winchester 2-13 Battle of the Bands formed in June of 2010. Comprised of Andy Burnett on guitar, Steve Lawrence on drums and Matt Smith on bass, the trio have been together ever since and have been performing live gigs over the past two years around the South Coast of England. Their first EP – aptly named Antigerone – was recorded in drummer Steve’s garage in Southampton in 2012. Containing four tracks – I’ll Remain a Mystery, Life Extension, Antimatter and It Doesn’t Just Disappear, their EP is still available to buy at one of their live gigs. The group’s main influences include Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age and Weezer, among others. The band will be on stage from 9:10pm to 9:40pm.

If you’re interested in attending and would like to listen to more of their music beforehand, it’s available to listen to at on their soundcloud at

For more information on the band, visit their Facebook page at 

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2BRASH BULLETS: 9:50pm – 10:20pm

Brash Bullets are a bare-bones, do-it-yourself punk rock band that pride themselves on creating original tunes in an age of mass produced modern-day music of the mainstream. In their own words, ‘An in-yer-face, no holds barred punk rock band hailing from Southampton, Brash Bullets present their style of punk which is honest, aggressive and for the masses to enjoy.’ On vocals is Andrew Defiant, on guitar and back vocals is Otto, Buzz is also backing vocals and bass and on drums is pickles. With a ‘Madness’ tinge underneath the madness and tracks such as I Want To Be A Crocodile and Glue Your Mouth Shut, Brash Bullets are a unique band that have ska-like vocals overlaying alternative punk-rock tracks. The group will be on stage from 9:50pm until 10:20pm.

If you’d like to check out their music, their soundcloud can be found at

Their social media page can be found at

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1The Gillies: 10:30pm – 11pm

The great thing about the Mirrorman presents.. evening is the diverse range of genres the night offers. The Gillie’s, for example, offer an alt country, folk and acoustic taste to the night in contrast to the heavier punk rock and pop groups. Comprised of Susan Turner on vocals and tenor guitar and Mark Gilly Evans on guitar, together they create an Americana influenced folk duo hailing from Norwich. They are also songwriters, writing their own songs centred around love, loss and twists of fate. The Gillies will be playing from 10.30pm to 11pm.

If you’d like to learn more about the duo, visit their website and social media pages at:

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The show is for ages 14+ and charges a £5 entry fee for all five live acts, whether you buy the ticket from the performers websites or from the venue website in advance. The link to purchase your tickets can be found here: