London five-piece band Eliza and the Bear (James Kellegher, Callie Noakes, Martin Dukelow, Chris Brand and Paul Kevin Jackson) are gearing up for their UK tour which sees them performing at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester,  on 6th October as part of their 20 date headlining run throughout September and October.

The band released their EP Light It Up on 3rd August through Mi Familiar Music, which follows their critically acclaimed singles It Gets Cold (which appropriately formed the soundtrack to the BBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics coverage), Brother’s Boat and Friends (also to be found on the Bulmers Cider summer advert).   James Kellegher commented of the EP “Light it up is about making a positive change to your way of life and when times get rough, doing something about it”.  The band has also been championed by Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton amongst others.

The group, which has previously supported Twin Atlantic and Paramore (at Hayley’s request!) on tour, has built a reputation for energetic live sets and huge choruses and has enlisted a legion of fans since bursting on to the scene in 2013.  They also supported AWOLNATION to huge acclaim at Manchester Academy in May.


The full tour listing:

19th September –              Brighton, The Haunt

20th September –              Southsea Fest, Sussex

24th September –              Cardiff, Clwb lfor Bach

25th September –              Bristol, The Fleece

26th September –              Bedford, Esquires

27th September –              Underground Festival, Gloucester

29th September –              Oxford, O2 Academy

30th September –              Nottingham, Bodega

2nd October         –              Sheffield, Leadmill

3rd October         –              Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill

4th October         –              Liverpool, East Village Arts Club

6th October         –              Manchester, The Ruby Lounge

7th October         –              Edinburgh, The Electric Circus

8th October         –              Glasgow, King Tuts

9th October         –              Aberdeem, Lemon Tree

10th October       –              Dundee, Buskers

11th October       –              Middlesbrough, Twisterella Festival

12th October       –              Leeds, The Cockpit 2

14th October       –              Birmingham, O2 Academy

15th October       –              Leicester, The Scholars Bar

16th October       –              London, Islington O2 Academy

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