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


Astroid Boys – DJ/MC Set
Jinjer
Warrior Soul
Michael Monroe & Role Models
Sikth
Can’t Swim, Microwave
Santa Cruz
Luke Rainsford
Roam
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
In Her Own Words
Bloodshot Dawn
Miss May I, Fit For A King, Void Of Vision & Currents
The Bottom Line
DEAD!
Golden Void / Dommengang
Alien Ant Farm, Soil & Local H
Despised Icon, Malevolence, Archspire & Vulvodynia
Therion, Imperial Age, Null Positiv & Midnight Eternal
Hed PE
Carnifex, Oceano, Aversions Crown & Dismember
Stone Broken, Jared James Nichols & The Bad Flowers
Feed The Rhino
Mike Dawes
Satyricon
Testament, Annihilator & Vader
Rolo Tomassi

CONTACT


Registered Office


Surprise You’re Dead Music Ltd
Zellig 227
Gibb Street
Birmingham
B9 4AA