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 involved 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 (Birmingham & Wolverhampton) in various venues inc The Asylum, The Mill, Devils Dog, Dead Wax, O2 Academy, O2 Institute, KK Steelmill, The Flapper, The Sunflower Lounge amongst others, run various 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.

History of shows: 1000+ shows in 9 years!

Sleep Token, Lorna Shore, Bad Omens, Testament, Ministry, Holding Absence, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Yob, Melvins, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Gaerea, Ithaca, Bleed From Within, Spanish Love Songs, Stray From The Path, SWMRS, Mushroomhead, INME, Boston Manor, Thy Art Is Murder, Counterparts, Scene Queen, Alien Ant Farm, Fit For An Autopsy, Soil, Author & Punisher, Carnifex, Pallbearer, Insane Clown Posse, Defeater, Our Last Night, After The Burial, Mom Jeans, Fozzy, Phil Anselmo, Stand Atlantic, Static-X, Dope, Knocked Loose, Rolo Tomassi, Carcass, Weedeater, Northlane, Normandie, Agnostic Front, Thank You Scientist, Obituary, While She Sleeps, MGLA, Saint Vitus, Winterfylleth, Anaal Nathrakh, Health, Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Roam, Korpiklaani, Overkill, Truckfighters, The Ataris, King 810, Blues Pills, Loathe, Amorphis, Kerbdog, Insomnium, Follakzoid, Madball, Dan Smith (Listener), Wand, Mutoid Man, Hotel Books, The Wytches, Bossk, Sick Of It All, H2O, Napalm Death, Solstafir, The Dear Hunter, Electric Callboy, Earth, Nothing, Being As An Ocean, Gouge Away, Despised Icon…