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:

INME, British Lion, Pallbearer, The Quireboys, Defeater, Our Last Night, Heavens Basement, The Hell, Single Mothers, Chuggaboom, Winterfylleth, Anaal Nathrakh, Truckfighters, Blues Pills, Kerbdog, Insomnium, Follakzoid, Dan Smith (Listener), Wand, Mutoid Man, Dorje. Heck, He Is Legend, Psychostick, Skarlett Riot, Karma to Burn, Capsize, Breed 77, Dog Fashion Disco, Hawk Eyes, Kagoule, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, 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.

Events


Audacia
The Browning, It Lies Within, Blessing A Curse, Only Memories & Exiles Of Elysium
Only Memories
Nick Oliveri
ANNISOKAY
POLAR
Drawstring
Press To MECO – Performing ‘Good Intent’ in full
Disparity
All At Sea
EMP!RE
Plini + Disperse + David Maxim Micic
SIENNA SKIES
Devilskin + Sumo Cyco
Sonic Boom Six
The Early November
Dreamshade
Sealclubber
Borders + Faces Of Eve
Russian Circles + Cloakroom
Armored Saint
SYDM Showcase: Beaumont
Slaves (US)
Hundredth + Landscapes + Silent Planet
Eat Me
Lay Siege
OKKULTOKRATI
Havok + Warbringer + Gorod + Exmortus
Jesse Lawson (Ex-Sleeping With Sirens)
Big Business + Whores
Holding Absence
Toseland
Alunah
Nathan Gray Collective
The Ghost Riders In The Sky & WACO
Freeze The Atlantic, Templeton Pek & The Decoy
Twelve Foot Ninja
(Hed) P.E
Muncie Girls
Deafheaven + Youth Code
BENT LIFE
Black Spiders
Darkest Hour + Venom Prison
Drones
Beans On Toast
Napalm Death
Beans On Toast
He Is Legend
Bossk & OHHMS
Monolord

Contact


Registered Office


Surprise You’re Dead Music Ltd
114 Bradford Street
105 Kinvara Heights
Birmingham
B12 0ND