U-WATT play great covers edgy originals plugged/unplugged
U-WATT play great covers edgy originals plugged/unplugged
U-Watt Mark IV
Our band is now U-WATT Mark IV since its beginnings as a band back in the mists of 2013, and from that time we have gone through several line-up changes but, more importantly, gone from strength to strength. U-WATT play great covers edgy originals plugged/unplugged, it’s as simple as that. We are happy to play gigs large or small from pubs to festivals, plugged or unplugged, whatever is required. We are available for functions; parties, weddings and do our bit for charity too.
A Rock Tsunami
We think of ourselves as a rock music tsunami because we are an energetic four-piece band. We like to play upbeat music. Furthermore, as we are scattered across Norfolk, we call ourselves a Norwich-based band. We love interesting rock music including covers and our own original material. Most of all we play music that we enjoy and as a result most people seem to appreciate what we do, judging by the reactions we get at gigs. If you would like to know more about U-WATT? check us out here. If you’d like to know where and when we are next playing a gig go here. This following song is an original U-WATT composition called Dry Your Tears.
Edgy Originals Plugged/Unplugged
When we say U-WATT play great covers edgy originals plugged/unplugged I guess you will be thinking – what kind of music? If you look at our promo flyer below you will see the sort of music we love to play. In addition to playing great songs by great bands we also like to put our own stamp on the music we play; so you will hear different arrangements of well-known songs made edgier as we incorporate rock riffs, driving beats and melodic harmonies that do not feature in the original tracks.
Established four-piece Norwich rock band
Established four-piece Norwich Rock Band
U-Watt Mark IV is an established four-piece Norwich rock band who first got together 21.12.2014. We have recently welcomed a new bass guitarist and vocalist to the fold which has brought new energy and material to the band. We are all passionate about and we participate in musical activity most of the time.
Alixandrea Corvyn is our talented lead singer, musician, songwriter and pro voice coach. She also fronts two other bands including Last July and has her own blog and recordings under the name Gothic Rock Goddess.
Shaun Wymer is our bass guitarist who sings backing vocals and takes lead on some songs. He was formerly the front man of the Cambridge Queen tribute band Stone Cold Queen.
Malcolm Birtwell is our guitarist, experienced musician, musical arranger and songwriter. He teaches guitar privately. He is chair of Rock the Lobster open mic and one of the main collaborators of Media.Imperfect.
Phil Bury McMurdock is our drummer, experienced musician, songwriter and the power on the drum throne. Formerly he was the drummer of D.A.M.
We all actively participate in all kinds of music. We all think music is an important part of our lives and it’s probably an important part of our listener’s lives too. Since we are all experienced musicians and three of us are probably older than the average age of a band musician, we like a lot of different and diverse music. We only play songs that we enjoy playing and songs that are a bit different. As a result we perform songs to our audience that other bands don’t play very often. Many of our followers like us for this reason, because we choose unusual material. Most of all, we almost always choose music that is not obscure, consequently we think you will find our music is often mainstream and very accessible.
Covers & Originals
We cover Muse, Foo Fighters, Evanescence, Royal Blood, The Automatic, James Bay and Paloma Faith to name but a few. We also play our own original material. Sometimes Alix or Mal write a melody or lyrics which we then work on collaboratively as a group; Phil and Fizz providing ideas on changes that need to be made such as with dynamics, lyrics, melodies or arrangement. Here is some more of our music on YouTube. Polonium Tea is a U-WATT original composition which is about being a smiling assassin. We recorded this song live at a charity gig.
Freddie Mercury has joined U-Watt? Well in truth, not quite. U-Watt Mark IV has recently welcomed Shaun Wymer to the fold as our new bass guitarist and vocalist. Shaun formerly fronted the tribute band Stone Cold Queen, so in a way Freddie Mercury has joined U-Watt. Shaun Wymer We are very glad that Shaun has …
U-WATT debut new unplugged repertoire U-WATT debut new unplugged repertoire. This will be atThe Mariners Tavern Great Yarmouth on 16.02.18. First of all U-WATT have been rehearsing hard to enable us to play completely acoustic gigs. Furthermore we will be playing our new unplugged sets at The Mariners 16.02.18. Nonetheless this does not mean we don’t …
Happy Birthday to U-Watt Last night U-WATT celebrated our birthday in style – we performed at The Brickmakers in Norwich. Admittedly there weren’t a great many people there to usher in the spring on the winter solstice; there were no ivy-festooned maidens, sadly, nor huggers of trees, but there was a small appreciative audience and …
Contact U-WATT by phone, email or via Facebook for live rock music at your events
You can contact U-WATT using phone, email or via Facebook. We endeavour to answer all enquiries as quickly as possible. We usually get booked up quite quickly for the year in advance. If you’d like us to play for you it’s best to enquire well in advance of your event. We are available for public gigs, private events and charity fundraisers. We have done a fair bit of work for local charities and one or two national ones; Nordoff Robbins for example.
U-WATT left to right are: Shaun, Alix, Phil & Mal
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