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


Bong
Annisokay
Rough Hands & God Complex
Hawthorne Heights, Shvpes & Mark Rose
Ohhms & Boss Keloid
King Goat & Outshine
Macka B
Coast To Coast
Anti Flag, Cancer Bats & Worriers
Will Haven
Ghost Bath
Boy Jumps Ship
Caligula’s Horse
Devilskin & The Fallen State
Blood Command
Impericon Never Say Die! Tour
Bob Wayne
Toska
The Algorithm
Milk Teeth
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
Beyond Creation, Gorod, Entheos & Brought By Pain
Pagan & Phoxjaw
Silent Planet & Acres
UK Subs
Napalm Death
PVMNTS, The Bottom Line
HED PE
Luke Rainsford
Stick To Your Guns, Counterparts
WSTR, Between You & Me and Hey Charlie
Greywind
Abigail Williams, The Infernal Sea & Martyrium
Skeletonwitch & Mantar
Revocation, Archspire, Soreption & Rivers of Nihil
Solstafir
Stone Broken
Buckcherry, Hoobastank & Adelitas Way
P.O.D. , Alien Ant Farm & 68
Cellar Darling
Long Beach Dub Allstars & Jaya The Cat

CONTACT


Registered Office


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