Brave Rival

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September 25, 2022


The Square Tower

The Square Tower Broad Street Old Portsmouth Hants PO1 2JE

02392 382888

“One of my favourite new discoveries this year!”

(Joe Bonamassa)

Show Date: Sunday 25th September 2022

Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.

Tickets £15 each (£18 on the door if not sold out).

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We’re delighted to announce that Portsmouth’s hottest band, the UK Blues nominated Brave Rival, are kindly stepping into the breach to replace our cancelled Thomas Gabriel show - and we couldn’t be more thrilled as this young band have been garnering rave reviews nationwide from press and reviewers alike for their dynamite live performances and stunning debut album!

“What Heart might sound like if they joined the Tedeschi Trucks Band!”

(Classic Rock Magazine)

Brave Rival are the South East’s brand-new rip-roaring rock and blues Machine. Hailing from Portsmouth, the UK Blues Award Nominated band features the powerful and beautiful twin vocals of Chloe Josephine and Lindsey Bonnick.

On lead guitar, providing dramatic guitar solos and crunching rock riffs is Ed “The Shred” Clarke. And holding it all together is the rhythmic backbone, the self-proclaimed engine room of Billy Dedman (bass) and Donna Peters (drums).

Drawing influence from the likes of John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Tedeschi Trucks, Brave Rival offer a style and sound that you’ve always known, and yet never heard before.

“Two powerhouse, duelling, female lead vocalists totally owned the stage!”

(Jace Media)


Since their inception in the summer of 2019, Brave Rival have gone from strength to strength, featuring in Raw Ramp Magazine as one of the 'Top 20 Bands To Watch In 2020' and nominated for 'Breakthrough Act 2019' by Get Ready To Rock Radio.

Tipped as one of Joe Bonamassa’s “favourite discoveries this year” the future is looking incredibly bright for this young up and coming band.

A successful set on the introducing stage at the 2022 Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Skegness saw them win the competition, securing a deserved place on the main stage in 2023. The relentless gigging and hard work in 2021 has also paid off for the band with a UK Blues Award Nomination for Best Emerging Blues Band.

“Brave Rival are a band on a meteoric rise, firing on all cylinders and are about to take the world by storm. Their unique combination of beautifully harmonic, soulful vocals, epic guitar solos, pounding drums and powerful bass serves up an infectious sound that is not to be missed.”

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