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Hard Rock Hell 9

Hafan y Mor Pwllheli – Stage 2 Saturday 14.11.15.

Saturday was the day of rain, but undeterred by the weather, we set off to see the first band of the day MORE. MORE are described as “the ultimate New Wave Of British Heavy Metal tribute band formed from previous MORE members and guest guitarists”.

Mike Freeland - MORE

Another 80’s band set to carry the party on were Chariot, a four piece metal band from London and if you hadn’t woken up by now, Chariot certainly made sure you were awake now!

John Smith - Chariot

The afternoon had Trespass, Supercharger, Sky Valley Mistress, City of Thieves and Colour of Noise keeping us rockers entertained and that they certainly did. Stage 2 was a strong stage on Saturday, speaking to some of the guests they had pretty much planned to stay on stage 2 most of the day enjoying the bands.

Danny B - Trespass

The Picturebooks were one of the bands that I had been waiting all weekend for and are a duo from Germany with a very unique bluesy rock sound. Philipp, despite having an injured shoulder due to a motorcycle accident gave it his almighty all on the drums and the crowd really welcomed them and enjoyed it just as much as I did. With the unfortunate news of the Paris attacks on Friday evening, Fynn announced a minutes silence would be held, which was a very moving moment for everyone. Find out more about why they did this in my interview with the guys.

King Creature, Dendera and Lawless carried the evening on, and what an evening it was aswell!

Paul Hume - Lawless

Stage 2 was now very busy as the crowd geared up for Those Damn Crows. Those Damn Crows are a five piece rock band from South Wales who playing their album pretty much in its entirety including their new single “Fear of the Broken”.

Ian Shiner - Those Damn Crows

Chase The Ace closed Hard Rock Hell with an awesome set. You can’t really put a genre on these guys as they are a little bit of everything and appealing to a wide audience, which was very apparent as people were cramming in to watch stage 2. They all had a great stage presence, especially Roi Vito Peleg – I don’t know where he got his energy from, but it was tiring just watching him.

Roi Vito Peleg - Chase The Ace

Review by Toni Reed with photography by Neil Reed. Interview by Toni Reed and Jay Hawkins.

Sky Valley Mistress


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Sky Valley Mistress exclaimed ‘Getting the call to play some of our biggest shows with one of the most bad ass bands that are around, how could we say no?! We’re going to show those Sons of the South how us northerners roll.’

Sky Valley Mistress’ new EP, ‘Rivals, Hounds & Rebel Sisters’ is a short but direct 3 track EP that is filled with riffs, hooks and more riffs. Combined with vocals that ooze sultry sophistication and a thunderous rhythm section, this is a record from a band that has found their sound and is ready for the world to hear it.

With clear influences from legendary rock and roll bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the band have applied this classic, mature craftsmanship to their songs with a powerful and assertive edge, giving them a refreshingly familiar sound.
Along with the release of their EP, the band have also released a music video for the lead single, ‘Smoke Fairy’, featuring a masked teenage gang of rebels taking their new member on a journey of initiation, on the back of their pickup truck.

Sky Valley Mistress are: Kayley ‘Hell Kitten’ Davies – Vocals: Squire – Guitar: Maxwell Harvey William Newsome III – Drums Russell ‘Russell’ Russell – Bass.

To order ‘Rivals, Hounds & Rebel Sisters’.

The Cadillac Three & Sky Valley Mistress March Tour dates:

4th Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms – SOLD OUT
5th Glasgow, Cathouse –
7th Leeds, Key Club – SOLD OUT
8th Norwich, Waterfront Studio – SOLD OUT
9th Southampton, Talking Heads – SOLD OUT
10th London, Dingwalls – SOLD OUT

Sky Valley Mistress headline shows:


13th Liverpool The Albert Hotel
14th Bolton The Albion
21th Leeds The Fenton
27th Clitheroe Rose & Crown
28th Northwich Lostock Club


4th Chorley Leigh Arms
5th Bolton The Alma Inn
10th Stockport LIVE Stockport
16th Altricham Cinnamon Club
17th Darwen The Crown Pub
18th Lancaster The Yorkie
24th Salford Wangies

What the press have to say:

‘SKY VALLEY MISTRESS mean business as they come swaggering out of Blackburn to set hips shaking and pulses racing with a blend of dirty blues and raw rock and roll’. – The Blues Magazine.

‘Their sound remains defiantly stripped down, fuzzy and dirtier than a ghetto dumpster,’Rhythm Magazine.

‘They show their generation the way that rock and roll should be done,’Filtered Magazine.

‘Sky Valley Mistress are a cacophony of rock n’ roll excellence,’Manchester Rocks.

‘Davies is your archetypal front-woman, alluring, hypnotic and nonchalant, she can even do Alison Mosshart better than Alison Mosshart,’The Funky Moped.

‘the best thing you’ve never heard. is the best thing you’re likely to discover in 2013,’Pop! Blerd.

‘Sky Valley Mistress are a rare breed and should be celebrated,’Quenched Music.

‘They play a visceral mix of White Stripes style blues tinged rock and roll and lead singer Kayley “Hell Kitten” Davies has a voice of soul and power that belies her years,’The VPME.

‘With Kayley ‘Hell Kitten’ Davies on the mic, she’s soulful, sultry and absolutely smouldering. Instrumentally, they’ve done the 60s legends of the genre proud as well as indulging in the full flavour of contemporary inspirations such as Band of Skulls and The Dead Weather. If you like getting down ‘n dirty, give this a go’.Kat Jackman, Huffington Post.

‘They play rock n’ roll in its simplest, yet most effective form. Despite only being three of them and no bass, they certainly know how to pull off tunes to fill a field.” Rocksound Transmission.

‘Sky Valley Mistress scream rock and roll with their bold sound. Vocalist Kayley “Hell Kitten” Davies has one hell of a powerful voice that nearly breaks the amps. And has a real fuck you attitude too, which compliments their music really well,’Dead Press.

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