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ABOUT


Surprise You’re Dead Music is an alternative independent promotions company. Set up in 2014 by Director Ian Shaw for his love of Rock, Metal, Punk, Hardcore and every genre in between.

Ian has been in live music since 2003, putting on shows, running live music venues, involved in Record Label PR, Booking Agent and many other roles.

As Surprise You’re Dead Music, we promote live music across the midlands in various venues inc The Rainbow, Slade Rooms, O2 Institute, O2 Academy, Sunflower Lounge and The Flapper, run 3 live music venues around the UK, supply reps for other promotions companies, and get involved in Marketing and PR for national promotions companies within the Midlands and beyond.

If you’re interested in what we can offer as a venue, promoter or a band contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

History of shows: 250+ shows in 2 years!

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Yob, Melvins, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Moose Blood, SWMRS, Mushroomhead, INME, British Lion, Alien Ant Farm, Soil, Pallbearer, The Quireboys, Defeater, Our Last Night, Heavens Basement, The Hell, Fozzy, Single Mothers, Psychostick, Weedeater, Chuggaboom, Winterfylleth, Anaal Nathrakh, Stick To Your Guns, Boston Manor, Roam, Korpiklaani, Overkill, Truckfighters, Blues Pills, Amorphis, Kerbdog, Insomnium, Follakzoid, Dan Smith (Listener), Wand, Mutoid Man, Dorje. Heck, Hotel Books, The Wytches, He Is Legend, Psychostick, Skarlett Riot, Karma to Burn, Capsize, Bossk, Breed 77, Dog Fashion Disco, Sick Of It All, Hawk Eyes, Kagoule, Solstafir, WSTR, Ramming Speed, Johnny Craig, The Dear Hunter, Eskimo Callboy, Press To Meco, Acid Mothers Temple, Caspian, Closure In Moscow, The Red Paintings, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Vintage Caravan, Earth, Purling Hiss, Nothing, ’68, Astroid Boys, Being As An Ocean, Dead!…

EVENTS


Shaded + Hey Charlie
Mushroomhead
The Wedding Present
Crobot
Victory Lane
Black Tongue
Palm Reader
Gruesome
Junior
Sithu Aye
After The Burial
Thank You Scientist
Led By Lanterns
ZU
Slow Crush
Stand Atlantic
Frankie & The Witch Fingers
Lincoln Durham
Inme
Chon
Rivers Of Nihil
Cassels + The St Pierre Snake Invasion
Static-X
Shvpes
Tigress
Press To MECO
Gender Roles
Proud Mary
Pelican
Oso Oso + Prince Daddy & the Hyena
Jonah Matranga
Conjurer
Evil Scarecrow
Blanket
Impericon Never Say Die!
Agnostic Front
Northlane
Stray From The Path
Sumo Cyco
Dinosaur Pile-Up

CONTACT


Registered Office


Surprise You’re Dead Music Ltd
Zellig 304
Gibb Street
Birmingham
B9 4AA