This is an archive of the band profile for Mr Shiraz.
Mr.Shiraz are one of the hardest working bands in the industry and in 2005 were crowned champions at the prestigious Mean Fiddler/Futuresound tournament and went on to play at the illustrious Carling Festival weekend to a packed, enthusiastic audience. The success of the show was evident when they were once again asked back to play the following year.
Shortly after Mr.Shiraz were in heavy demand again with European tours including festivals across Belgium, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and many more. After successful tours the band signed a recording contract with "Triumphant Sound" in the UK and "Firestorm Records" in the US which allowed their album "I'm Invincible, I'm Built Like A Sherman Tank, Somebody try and STOP ME" to be sold in major stores world-wide.
Soon after the album was launched, the band received airplay across Europe (including Radio 1's "Lock-Up" & Xfm) and magazines such as Metal Hammer, Big Cheese & Kerrang! were soon giving Mr.Shiraz glowing reviews for their adrenaline fueled live shows.
The band now had an ever growing fan-base which was now demanding a US tour and Mr.Shiraz were promptly signed up with a premier California based booking agent M.I.A. Management, who arranged a demanding 4 week east and west coast tour, which also led the band to be offered a place at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
But that was then and this is now....
2011 sees a very different sounding Mr.Shiraz. The band have been through a transformation in the way of line-up, and in terms of sound. The band have ditched their ska/punk image and have come back to the studio to record a very different and personal album called "Chemistry". It's a very much more mature and driven sound that has had reviewers of their live shows comparing the new "Mr.Shiraz" to that of The Bronx, Faith No More & Rage Against the Machine.
"Chemistry", is in the final stages and will be released nationwide in October 2011. The new album will also be followed by a major tour encompassing a full UK/European Tour in 2011 and a full east and west US tour in 2012.
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