Midlands based hard rock band THE BAD FLOWERS whose debut album “Starting Gun” was “filled with hulking-great guitar riffs, grandiloquent drumming, and roaring vocals…” have teamed-up with Stockport-based FEDERAL CHARM who play “feathered ‘n’ smart” rock ‘n’ blues that reminds us of 1970s Led Zeppelin — to co-headline a Planet Rock Presents tour in the UK starting at the Thekla Bristol on Wednesday 19th September finishing up on Sunday 30th September at London’s Borderline. Dates below.

Smart rock ‘n’ blues – Federal Charm. Photo Credit © Simon Reed Musical Pictures
Tickets are already on sale from and from the bands.

The sound of Bad Flowers sits “halfway between Thunder and Bad Company…” in other words, their sound-style is a bucketfull of stalwart bluesiness, with ever-fizzing guitars and intoxicating vocals. The Bad Flowers played at several music festivals during the last year, including Steelhouse, Stone Free, Hard Rock Hell, followed by Planet Rockstock in December.

After a successful Planet Rock Roadstars tour with SIMO and Aaron Keylock in December 2016, Federal Charm worked on new songs and recorded demos in Wales. These demos eventually led to a change of formation a few months later. Founding members Paul Bowe (guitar) and L.D. Morawski (bass) recruited 23 year old Southampton vocalist, Tom Guyer, and top Manchester drummer, Josh Zahler. With red-hot energy, the revitalized team of Bowe, Morawski, Guyer & Zahler went to work: bonding, writing and recording. The band also opened shows for UFO, Y&T and for Thin Lizzy’s legendary Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous.

The band’s co-headline UK tour with Bad Flowers is timely, as the band will preview material from their new album “Passenger” [to be released autumn 2018.] Fans who pre-order the album will get the first single “Choke” as a digital free instant grat track. The album can be pre-ordered via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The CD will be available on the merch desk when Federal Charm tour with The Bad Flowers from Wednesday 19th September.

Main Image Photo Credit © Mark Varney


Thekla, Bristol Wednesday 19 September

Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd Thursday 20 September

Rock City Basement, Nottingham Friday 21 September

Classic Grand, Glasgow Saturday 22 September

The Live Rooms, Chester Sunday 23 September

The Deaf Institute, Manchester Monday 24 September

The Parish, Huddersfield Wednesday 26 September

Think Tank, Newcastle Thursday 27 September

Corporation, Sheffield Friday 28 September

O2 Institute 2, Birmingham Saturday 29 September

Borderline, London Sunday 30 September

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