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With a long history of music and the arts, Birmingham is consistently producing new artists who are passionate about their sound. We wanted to share some newer Birmingham-based artists that have recently produced work that we think you’ll enjoy.
Rock N Roll Bands
1. Holy Youth
Since 2012, Holy Youth has been performing and creating music. They produced their album with Lolipop Records. In their bio, they make it a point to acknowledge that they are all just friends who want to do what they love: create music.
Members: Chris, John Paul, Stuart, Abby
2. Heath Green & The Makeshifters
Beginning in 2015, this band is a group of deep-felt musicians. They created their album with Alive Natural Sound Records. Heath Green has been in a multitude of Birmingham bands and throughout the area is known for his musical and songwriting ability. When the band comes together, Heath Green and the Makeshifters are sure to make you wanna dance to the beat.
Members: Heath Green, Joseph Nelson, Jason Lucia, Greg Slamen
Genre: Rock N Roll
Upcoming: On Saturday, September 22nd at 10 p. m. they will be performing at Nick Rocks.
3. St. Paul and the Broken Bones
This eight-piece soul band has become well-known nationally and made quite the name for themselves. Since their beginning this band quickly had a devoted following with their gospel tinge and retro-soul. Currently, St. Paul and the Broken Bones are on an statewide tour.
Members: Paul Janeway, Jesse Phillips, Andrew Lee, Allen Branstetter, Browan Lollar, Al Gamble, Chad Fisher, and Jeronne Ansari
Genre: Rock N Roll/ Soul / R&B /
4. Alabama Rose
As “the only female-fronted rock n roll quartet” in Alabama, this new band is making bold statements. With songs covering a variety of emotion, Alabama Rose is a “mean rock n roll machine.” She is going places and you do not want to miss out.
Members: Alabama Rose
Genre: Rock N Roll
Birmingham’s Singing Songwriters
5. Rebecca Egeland
Recently, this artist produced her first album in 2018 and recorded it at Ol Elegante Studio in Homewood. Rebecca Egeland is a singer-songwriter. With folk and soul, she displays the realities of loss and love. In her first album, she was excited to also record and spotlight some of her talented friends.
Members: Rebecca Egeland
Genre: Singer/ Songwriter
6. Love Moor
Born in Brooklyn, Love Moor grew up in Florida, but now claims Birmingham as home. Her latest album “Simp Girl” was made in 2017 and reveals this NeoSoul artist as she explores the ideas of sexuality, nostalgia, self-love and abandonment. With a mix of genres, Love Moor is sure to provide a chill and eclectic vibe.
Members: Love Moor
Genre: Alternative / R&B / Soul / Singer / Songwriter
7. Kyle Kimbrell
Still somewhat new to the music scene, Kyle Kimbrell has been making music moves since 2016. He has produced two EP’s. With a gritty and relaxed sound, this musician is making a name for himself.
Members: Kyle Kimbrell
Genre: Singer / Songwriter
8. Taylor Hunnicutt
With a soulful country sound, this singer songwriter combines her storytelling abilities with natural musical talent in order to create beautiful music. Taylor Hunnicutt blends genres and allows the music to flow through her.
Members: Taylor Hunnicutt
Genre: Singer / Songwriter / Americana
Upcoming: On Sunday, October 14th, Hunnicutt will be performing at Pepper Place for Breakin’ Bread in Birmingham, AL.
Birmingham’s Other Genres
9. Early James and the Latest
Early James and the Latest has a deep gritty sound with blues and roots mixed throughout. This duo produced a self-titled EP in 2018, and are gaining traction.
Members: Early James and Adrian Marmolejo
Genre: Blues / Country / Folk / Jazz
As a five-piece progressive metalcore band, Erra shares beautiful lyrics and emotions with their audience. They have an international crowd as well as a strong devoted following. Playing since 2009, this Birmingham band found inspiration for their name from the Akkadian god of war and plague, homonymous.
Members: Jesse Cash, Alex Ballew, Sean Price, JT Carvey, and Conor Hesse
Genre: Progressive Metal Core Band
11. (the) Dead Sea Flowers
A fairly new band, (the) Dead Sea Flowers have an intimate following. They have been playing together since 2010 but recorded an album with Lathelight in 2017.
Members: Bloom, Loop, Sea, and Vi
Genre: Psychedelic / Electronic / Punk Rock
12. The Brook + The Bluff
In 2016, The Brook and the Bluff came together as a four-man band. Quickly, they were recognized nationally for their vocal harmony and beautiful combination of instrumentals, selling out shows from early on. With a bright future ahead of them, The Brook and the Bluff will continue touring and creating music.
Members: Joseph Settine, John Canada, Alec Bolton, and Fred Lankford
Genre: Alternative / Indie
Upcoming: On Wednesday, November 21st, The Brook and the Bluff will be performing at Saturn in Birmingham.
Support our Beloved Birmingham Based Musicians
For Birmingham natives hearing the sound of beloved friends, families, locals who understand the love and admiration for this city is unlike anything else. Let’s continue to support our Birmingham musicians while they work hard to bring us fresh tunes.If I missed an up and coming band with recently released music that has traction, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.