providing passionate musicians with passionate promotion

About us

About us

Pete Cole has worked in music industry marketing and promotion for 25 years. He brings to Blag Promotions his passion for people with musical talent and his wish to do the best for them so that they receive the recognition and success they deserve. Together with John Peddie, an experienced musician and video artist, and Paul Eaton, who specialises in graphic and web design, Blag brings together the support you need for promoting yourself in todays market.

How we can help

How we can help

Although it's never been easier to record and develop your talent, it's still very difficult to get it noticed. There is much competition out there, so it is essential to give yourself the best chance. Blag Promotions can promote you with cost-effective music press, marketing and advertising, together with social media. We can also arrange photography, videos and websites.

Who we work with

Who we work with

If you are a musician or a band who has the passion for the music you make, but don't necessarily have the resources, the time, the contacts or the know-how to market yourself, we'd love to hear from you.
Over the years we have worked with and helped promote many musicians and these include: Inter, @tomika, Jay Leighton, Raglans, Power Of Dreams, Cactus World News, Satellite State, Signal Fires, Thirst, Elmor, Race Car Hearts and Wob. We are also proud to have been able to assist the charities British Heart Foundation, Lupus UK, Emmaus Project, Love Hope Strength and Your Sanctuary with successful charity gigs.

About us

About us

Pete Cole has worked in music industry marketing and promotion for 25 years. He brings to Blag Promotions his passion for people with musical talent and his wish to do the best for them so that they receive the recognition and success they deserve. Together with John Peddie, an experienced musician and video artist, and Paul Eaton, who specialises in graphic and web design, Blag brings together the support you need for promoting yourself in todays market.

How we can help

How we can help

Although it's never been easier to record and develop your talent, it's still very difficult to get it noticed. There is much competition out there, so it is essential to give yourself the best chance. Blag Promotions can promote you with cost-effective music press, marketing and advertising, together with social media. We can also arrange photography, videos and websites.

Who we work with

Who we work with

If you are a musician or a band who has the passion for the music you make, but don't necessarily have the resources, the time, the contacts or the know-how to market yourself, we'd love to hear from you.
Over the years we have worked with and helped promote many musicians and these include: Inter, @tomika, Jay Leighton, Raglans, Power Of Dreams, Cactus World News, Satellite State, Signal Fires, Thirst, Elmor, Race Car Hearts and Wob. We are also proud to have been able to assist the charities British Heart Foundation, Lupus UK, Emmaus Project, Love Hope Strength and Your Sanctuary with successful charity gigs.

About us

About us

Pete Cole has worked in music industry marketing and promotion for 25 years. He brings to Blag Promotions his passion for people with musical talent and his wish to do the best for them so that they receive the recognition and success they deserve. Together with John Peddie, an experienced musician and video artist, and Paul Eaton, who specialises in graphic and web design, Blag brings together the support you need for promoting yourself in todays market.

How we can help

How we can help

Although it's never been easier to record and develop your talent, it's still very difficult to get it noticed. There is much competition out there, so it is essential to give yourself the best chance. Blag Promotions can promote you with cost-effective music press, marketing and advertising, together with social media. We can also arrange photography, videos and websites.

Who we work with

Who we work with

If you are a musician or a band who has the passion for the music you make, but don't necessarily have the resources, the time, the contacts or the know-how to market yourself, we'd love to hear from you.
Over the years we have worked with and helped promote many musicians and these include: Inter, @tomika, Jay Leighton, Raglans, Power Of Dreams, Cactus World News, Satellite State, Signal Fires, Thirst, Elmor, Race Car Hearts and Wob. We are also proud to have been able to assist the charities British Heart Foundation, Lupus UK, Emmaus Project, Love Hope Strength and Your Sanctuary with successful charity gigs.


News

Farnborough Groove 11 is on it's way!

Article published in the Farnborough News and Mail on 16 June 2017, with an update on the forthcoming Farnborough Groove 11 release.


Atlantic Fire release debut single

Crafted in 'synth-soaked melodies', Running Out is the debut single from Atlantic Fire and is available now from all major download sites, as well as from the bands own label, UX Records. There is an album on the way. Formed in 2015 and hailing from Guildford, the four-piece comprises brothers Gary Nicks (vocals/guitar) and Ryan Nicks (drums/synths/backing vocals), together with Will Gray (lead guitar/synths/backing vocals) and Ian Cooke (bass/synths). You can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for information and updates, or get in touch with us here at Blag.


LHS gig success

We are pleased to announce that the Love Hope Strength Foundation benefit gig, held at Farnborough FC on 15th October, was a great success and £1,150 was raised. 52 swabs were also taken and we are grateful to all volunteers. A big thanks to the bands that took part, everyone who has given their service and all those who attended.

LHS concert now expanded

Further bands have been added to the bill on 15 October. Along with Phobia, Modern Art Theives and Caged, there will be Wob, I-Jay and The 4 Marys. DJ will be Billy Liberator and the Compere will be Andy Clark. Doors will open at 5pm with a curfew of midnight. Order tickets here.

Phobia to headline concert in aid of Love Hope Strength

Blag Promotions, along with Farnborough Groove, are once more proud to promote a concert in aid of the cancer charity, Love Hope Strength. Headlining this special event on Saturday 15 October at Farnborough Town Football Club will be Phobia. Having supported the likes of Blur, Manic Street Preachers and Mega City 4, this will be these punk poppers first gig in nearly 25 years. They will be supported by Modern Art Thieves, mod types formed from the ashes of The Perfect Circles, Blue Velvet and Toys In The Attic; and also the rock-pop-metal act Caged, who later evolved into @tomika, playing their first gig in over 18 years; DJ will be Billy Liberator. Advance tickets will be a mere £7 (plus booking fee), from WeGotTickets, and £9 on the door. You can find out more about Love Hope Strength, the work they do and fundraising events, at their website, www.lovehopestrength.co.uk. If you wish, you can contact the venue, Farnborough Town FC, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough on 01252 541469. We are thankful to Audio Visual I.T. Solutions for the PA and lights for this event. For any further general information, you can contact us.


Wiz gig review

There's a great review of the recent Wiz benefit gig by Dawn Bovingdon on the Everything Indie Over 40 website. Read it here.

Wiz gig update

After a great night on Saturday 16 January, a total of £515 was made for the Forward for Wiz Trust. On behalf of ourselves and Rose Coloured, Blag would like to thank the bands and all who attended and helped promote the gig. Thank you.

Gig for Wiz

In memory of Darren 'Wiz' Brown, the late singer of Mega City Four, there will be a special concert at Farnborough Football Club on Saturday 16 January 2016. Headlining will be Deadcuts (featuring Mark Keds, ex-lead singer with Senseless Things), supported by I Plead Irony. Jonathon of Feet First will be DJ at the event playing a range of indie classics. All profits will go to the Forward for Wiz Trust, a charity aiming to help musicians in various ways.
The gig has recently received media attention and Steve Lamacq has given it a plug on his BBC Radio 6 Music show.

The article pictured here on the left was published in the Farnborough News and Mail on 6 January 2016. Click on the image to read a larger version.

The Best of Farnborough Groove available now

The Best of Farnborough Groove Volumes 1–10 is now available for download from iTunes. Featuring a total of 31 tracks and priced at only £5.99, the album comprises songs featured on the albums that were originally released between 1991 and 2004. You can find more information on the Farnborough Groove website.


Great compilation on Rose Coloured Records

Blag cannot recommend this local compilation enough... head over to Rose Coloured Records to order.


Contact

We will be glad to chat about what you need and what we can do – with no obligation. Please email us at pete@blagpromotions.com or call Pete Cole on 07802 683738.