Welsh rock sensations Scarlet Rebels have come top of a 33,000 strong poll for Band Of The Year 2019.
The poll is carried out each year by the popular and respected, Great Music Stories which broadcasts a weekly rock radio show on Meridian FM and across the internet. Previous winners have included, The Quireboys, Massive Wagons & Those Damn Crows.
Not only did Scarlet Rebels win Band Of The Year but they were also finalists in the Album Of The Year (Show Your Colours) and Single Of The Year (Heal) categories.
Frontman, Wayne Doyle, said of the award, “We’ve listened to Guy’s (Guy Bellamy producer) show for years. I remember being sat listening to the count down in 2017 when Those Damn Crows won it. It was just as we had recruited Josh and Chris into the band and decided on a name change. I thought to myself, if we can be in the mix then we’re doing something right. I never ever thought we’d end up winning it.
“To follow in the steps of The Quireboys, Massive Wagons, Those Damn Crows and The VirginMarys is such an honour and quite daunting too. We are going to work even harder to make sure we live up to the title.
“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to every single person who has voted and supported us this year. You’ve no idea what it means to us. We’ll see you on the road.”
Scarlet Rebels released their latest album, SHOW YOUR COLOURS through ROAR Records in August 2019.
Here’s what they are saying about Scarlet Rebels…
We really like this brooding yet punchy, confident new one from Welsh melodic rockers Scarlet Rebels. Polly Glass, Classic Rock Magazine
A truly outstanding release – 10/10 Geoff Wootton, Powerplay Magazine
‘Show Your Colours’ is quite possibly the most impressive new rock album of 2019 – 5/5 Album of the month Guy Bellamy, Great Music Stories
Scarlet Rebels manage that most seductive of combinations… hard-as-nails guitar chops and the kind of soaring, alt-infused choruses that instantly places them in a contemporary light. Classic Rock Magazine
‘Show Your Colours’ is an album packed full of melodic, invigorating and emotive rock tunes that lift the senses, and illustrate the accomplished musicianship of the band. From the ballsy and political opener that punches you in the face, to the slowly building, powerful ‘Heal’, there is something for every rocker here. No wonder these guys are pulling crowds and building on their solid reputation as incredible songwriters and performers. Down The Front
Scarcely giving the listener space to breathe, they fire off a series of frenzied riffs and pummelling choruses, giving them an anthemic harder edge while keeping a melodic handle on it. It’s a classic rock shakedown from the valleys. Hugh Fielder, Classic Rock Magazine
Scarlet Rebels LIVE – TICKETS: www.fatsoma.com/tmr The band have a whole raft of live dates set up that includes a co-headline tour with Revival Black that runs from Jan through to May and sponsored by Planet Rock.
Sat 30 Nov – The Rock Den, Hatfield Fri 17 Jan – The Station, Cannock Sat 18 Jan – The Victoria, Swindon Fri 24 Jan – Jimmy’s, Liverpool Sat 25 Jan – Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend Sun 26 Jan – GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead Thur 30 Jan – The Black Heart, London Fri 31 Jan – Trillians, Newcastle Sat 01 Feb – Bannermans, Edinburgh Fri 07 Feb – Albert’s, Nottingham Sat 08 Feb – Nightrain, Bradford Fri 14 Feb – Brickmakers B2, Norwich Fri 21 Feb – Jimmy’s, Manchester Sat 22 Feb – Waterloo, Blackpool Sat 29 Feb – The FaceBar, Reading Sat 07 Mar – Route 44, Birmingham Sat 14 Mar – Hangar 18, Swansea Fri 20 Mar – Woolpack, Doncaster Sat 21 Mar – Rocking By The River 3, Livewire Venue, Saltash Fri 27 Mar – The Musician, Leicester Sat 28 Mar – The Boulevard, Wigan Sat 04 Apr – Audio, Glasgow Fri 17 Apr – Corporation, Sheffield Sat 18 Apr – Live Rooms, Chester Sat 02 May – Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli