HOPE CITY ROCKERS Live Rock Jukeb​ox from the North-East

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HOPE CITY ROCKERS Live Rock Jukeb​ox from the North-East

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Hope City Rockers are here to entertain!

With years of gigging experience between them, the Hope City Rockers are guaranteed to bring something different to your pub/party/wedding. 

Hope City Rockers are here to entertain!

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With years of gigging experience between them, the Hope City Rockers are guaranteed to bring something different to your pub/party/wedding. 

Meet the band

Dave Rose

A band as lively as Hope City Rockers needs a frontman that really stands out. Dave “Axl” Rose is that frontman. Somewhere between Brian Johnson and Axl is where you’ll find Dave’s vocals. He’s been singing for years, and can cover just about any band we put in front of him. 

A man of many voices, although he hasn’t yet been able to find the one that says “this round is on me lads.”

Great voice, bad jokes, worse stage outfits, he leads Hope City Rockers onwards and upwards, owning the stage (or corner of the pub) like he was born to do it.

Favourite bands – Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Queen, Guns n Roses.

Robin Stimpson

Rob is our bass player. We took Rob in as a stray, he used to hang around at gigs and try to help out setting up our gear. We found out he’d been kicked out of his last band for wearing leopard skin pants and a snakeskin boots. He likes his glam does Rob…. his last band however was an Abba tribute, so he’s a work in progress for us. 

He’s 8ft tall, answers to the name treebeard, and has a bass in every colour to match his pants. We like him, even though he parks like a girl and sings like Barry White.  

Favourite bands – Thin Lizzy, Journey, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Abba

Stephen

Stephen is Hope City Rockers young guitar slinging hotshot. Easily identifiable by his outgoing personality and happy-go-lucky attitude. Like most guitarists he spends hours looking for “his sound.” He believes the “sound” he’s looking for is all in his amp, and subsequently has gone through 17 guitars and 24 amps in the time we’ve been together. When you hear him though, you’ll realise his search was worth the effort. You’ll hear blistering guitar runs and note perfect solos, on a different guitar every week.  He’s been voted in the top 2 guitarists in the band, a title he’s trying to hang onto. Rob our bass player now has a guitar too though, and can play 3 chords… watch out Stephen! 

​Favourite bands – Iron Maiden, Blackstone Cherry, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Steel Panther

Patrick

Patrick is our drummer. Best we have. Only one on we have thank God. He’s our solid powerhouse at the back. Although once he gets going you’ll swear he’s right beside you, he’s loud! Most drummers cheat on their bands with another few bands…. not our Patrick. Warehouse bodybuilder by day, Hope City Rockers drummer by night. 
He has the only drum kit we’ve seen with a built-in crisp bowl,  although he’s now super fit and an MMA contender.
Favourite bands – Mastadon, Ramstein, any other death metal group you can think of.

Lee

Lee is Stephens guitar playing partner in crime. Slightly older and better looking than Stephen, Lee has guided Stephen in his guitar buying, amp buying, girlfriend choosing, and most importantly his stage outfits. Whereas Stephen is Hope City Rockers perfectionist, well Lee isn’t. A much looser guitar playing style, guaranteed to earn a couple of “looks” from Stephen at every gig. Les Paul into a Marshall (or sometimes a Stoneham) at every gig, 80’s rock forever!! 

Favourite bands – Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Led Zep, Manics

Meet the band

Robin Stimpson

Rob is our bass player. We took Rob in as a stray, he used to hang around at gigs and try to help out setting up our gear. We found out he’d been kicked out of his last band for wearing leopard skin pants and a snakeskin boots. He likes his glam does Rob…. his last band however was an Abba tribute, so he’s a work in progress for us. 

He’s 8ft tall, answers to the name treebeard, and has a bass in every colour to match his pants. We like him, even though he parks like a girl and sings like Barry White.  

Favourite bands – Thin Lizzy, Journey, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Abba

Stephen

Stephen is Hope City Rockers young guitar slinging hotshot. Easily identifiable by his outgoing personality and happy-go-lucky attitude. Like most guitarists he spends hours looking for “his sound.” He believes the “sound” he’s looking for is all in his amp, and subsequently has gone through 17 guitars and 24 amps in the time we’ve been together. When you hear him though, you’ll realise his search was worth the effort. You’ll hear blistering guitar runs and note perfect solos, on a different guitar every week.  He’s been voted in the top 2 guitarists in the band, a title he’s trying to hang onto. Rob our bass player now has a guitar too though, and can play 3 chords… watch out Stephen! 

​Favourite bands – Iron Maiden, Blackstone Cherry, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Steel Panther

Patrick

Patrick is our drummer. Best we have. Only one on we have thank God. He’s our solid powerhouse at the back. Although once he gets going you’ll swear he’s right beside you, he’s loud! Most drummers cheat on their bands with another few bands…. not our Patrick. Warehouse bodybuilder by day, Hope City Rockers drummer by night. 
He has the only drum kit we’ve seen with a built-in crisp bowl,  although he’s now super fit and an MMA contender.
Favourite bands – Mastadon, Ramstein, any other death metal group you can think of.

Lee

Lee is Stephens guitar playing partner in crime. Slightly older and better looking than Stephen, Lee has guided Stephen in his guitar buying, amp buying, girlfriend choosing, and most importantly his stage outfits. Whereas Stephen is Hope City Rockers perfectionist, well Lee isn’t. A much looser guitar playing style, guaranteed to earn a couple of “looks” from Stephen at every gig. Les Paul into a Marshall (or sometimes a Stoneham) at every gig, 80’s rock forever!! 

Favourite bands – Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Led Zep, Manics

Music

You want a rock singer with a siren that sounds like Brian Johnson or Axl and then some? A bass player kicked out of glam bands for being too glam? Two guitarists with licks slinkier than their hips? Or a drummer that might just be the best damn drummer in this band?

You’ve just found Hope City Rockers!!

With thanks to one of the crowd we want to share this video at our gig at The Turbinia. We’d grown tired of the stage so decided to join in the dancing… here’s everybody apart from our poor drummer leaving the stage and looking for mischief!! 

It’s not pro-quality video, but it is a pro-quality band! 

Here’s a snippet of The Who, with a bit of Led Zep thrown in for good measure. We change the setlist every week, with over 3 hours of music to pick from. 

Gigs

We’ve played all over the north-east of England, and are happy to travel further afield. Get yourselves onto the CONTACT page to send us a message, tell us where you want us to play and we’ll try and make it happen. 

August 2018

Friday 10th – The Burn, Houghton-le-Spring

Saturday 11th – The Grand, Bishop Auckland

​Friday 17th – Cross Keys, Washington

Sunday 26th – The Royal, Trimdon

 

September 2018

​Sunday 9th – White Lion, Houghton

Saturday 29th – GW Horners, Chester-le-Street

 

October 2018

​Saturday 13th – Acklam Steels Club, Middlesbrough

 Saturday 27th – Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

 

November 2018

Saturday 3rd – Blackhall Navy Club, Blackhall

Saturday 1oth – Private Party

Saturday 24th – Private party 

​Friday 30th – The Crown, Whickham

 

December 2018

Saturday 1st – The Springfield, Darlington

Friday 7th – Lambton Arms, Chester-le-Street

Saturday 8th – The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

New Years Eve – Acklam Steels Club​

 

March 2019

Saturday 16th – Duke William, Skelton

 

August 2019

Saturday 3rd – The Britannia, Houghton-le-Spring

 

December 2019

Saturday 14th – The Britannia, Houghton-le-Spring

Contact

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