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Having already supported the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Subways and Ash, it’s clear that Flashfires are already making all the right moves. Able to count the likes of Huw Stephens and Jo Wiley as supporters, the London-based four-piece are turning heads wherever they go.

That however, should come as little surprise to anyone that’s familiar with the band’s razor sharp riffs, funk-fuelled rhythm section and idiosyncratic vocal delivery. With previous single ‘Manshark’ grabbing the attention of the aforementioned Huw Stephens, while establishing Flashfires trademark aesthetic: classic rock aesthetic kicking and screaming in to the contemporary, disregarding any of the pomp with which the genre was once synonymous. 

Next single ‘Circus Boy’ produced and mixed again at J Street Recorders in Sacramento (California) by Brian Wheat; bassist of US legendary rock band Tesla, sees on such aesthetics. Its crunchy guitars soon joined by a bold bottom end that shows that Flashfires aren’t here to mess about. Verses appear restrained, understated even, lulling listeners in to a false sense of security before its explosive chorus shows just how far Flashfires have come in the short space between releases.

Bold, brash and unafraid to throw their weight about, Flashfires are a band on the brink of blowing up and ‘Circus Boy’ could very easily be the sound of them doing exactly that.

The band obviously have exceptional talent in writing great rock songs and stand out for me was ‘Circus Boy’ and the beautiful ‘Champagne on Mars.’ A super set from the boys
— Global Media @ 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

Flashfires Press Information:

Alexander Gonzato

Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar

Fraser Roskilly

Lead Guitar and Bass

Jonathan Cullis

Rhythm Guitar

Toby Bartlett

Drums, Percussion and Piano


Flashfires, a four piece rock band, are starting to make waves in the alternative rockscene. With their ear for infectious melodies and energetic live performances, this youngband are winning over fans up and down the UK. All this after only releasing one single -‘Manshark’ - which featured on Hew Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 show. Supporting bands such as: Catfish And The Bottlemen, ASH, The Hoosiers, The Subways, Toploader and TESLA at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

With a hotly anticipated new EP set for release - recorded in the heart of Sacramento, California with producer Brian Wheat of US rock band Tesla and J Street Entertainment - and a live Abbey Road session, the sky is the limit for Flashfires.

Jo Wiley (BBC Radio 2) - “much promise me thinks...”

Working alongside Brian has given the band a new dimension. Our live shows are like no other and the songs? Well they speak for themselves
— Alexander Gonzato - Lead Singer


J Street Entertainment & Record Label

Artist Manager - Brian Wheat - briantwheat@me.com

A&R - Dean Robson - jimmydeanrobson@mac.com

Booking Agent - Beating Hearts Agency - terrisian@beatingheartsagency.com

Press Contact

Online - Dave.beech@scruffoftheneck.com

Radio - emma@plugginbaby.com

Artwork and photography:

Oliver Halfin - 2018 Shots

Travis Harwood - 2019 Shots

Fraser Roskilly - Circus Boy & Champagne On Mars single artwork

Army Of Few - E.P. artwork

EP - Additional Information

All songs written by Flashfires; except - Quicker Than The Eye (Flashfires & Wheat)

Arrangement by Brian Wheat & Flashfires

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Brian Wheat at J Street Recorders, Sacramento, California

Overdub, additional vocal, guitar and bass recorded on ‘The Rig’

Mastered at Sonic Ranch Recording Studio, Tornillo, Texas by Marco Rameriz

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