Attic Theory supported by The Crichtonites

Liverpool Alternative Groove Rock to rock your socks off!

Saturday, 2nd October 2021
The Vault Arts Centre

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New name, new beginning for the Liverpudlian based rock band.

Remaining members of Matchstickmen (Holier Than Thou Records), Lewis Wright and Peter Donnelly are joined by guitarists Tim Cunningham (Rain May Fall) and Matt Lawler, Kenny McArthur on bass and Matt Simon (Limehawk/Guns N’ Roses Tribute - Guns2 Roses) on drums.

The band continue their musical journey as ATTIC THEORY.

The new line-up will perform their self-proclaimed genre of Alternative Groove Rock, Attic Theory are as grungy as one can be without losing the rock 'n' roll charm.

The inspiration behind the name Attic Theory was taken from an episode of Elementary – a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.

Vocalist Lewis Wright explains, “In an episode of the show, Sherlock states that the human brain is like an attic. A storage space for facts. But because that space is finite, it must be filled only with the things you need to be the best version of yourself. We thought this was fitting with everything that was going on and decided it was time to leave the past in the past - New name, new beginning”.

Since forming in 2017, the band have performed a selection of high profile support slots for Terrorvisionthe SoapgirlsSaving Abel, Psycho VillageTragedyDerange and Seattle legends Candlebox and have performed at Rock N' Roll Marathons, Biker Festivals and horror and tattoo Conventions across the country.
Attic Theory toured with Elvana (Elvis fronted Nirvana) at a variety of O2 Academy venues and hit the road with American Rockers, Tantric across the UK and Europe.

Attic Theory were crowned ‘BEST NEW BAND’ at Planet Rock Radios ‘The Rocks 2020’ awards. 

’The Rocks’ is Planet Rock’s seventh annual celebration of the greatest British and international rock music and every single category at The Rocks is voted entirely by the fans! 

After tens of thousands of votes from across the world, Def LeppardFoo FightersThe Who and Slash are also among the big winners at ’The Rocks 2020’. 

"Best New Band’ is always one of the hardest fought categories", vocalist Lewis Wright reflects on their win – “We are incredibly honored to take home the award for ‘Best New Band’. We could not have done this without the support of our fans… our ‘Theorists’, our family and our friends And everyone who voted for us. It means the world to us.

The band have also worked with music consultants Rob Town (Stampede PR, Panic Cell) and Toby Jepson (Little AngelsWayward Sons) from Lightning In A Bottle to help get the best out of the band by attending workshops and monthly online consultations. 

All members of Attic Theory have earned themselves an array of prominent gigs over the years, opening for acts such as Electric SixThe QuireboysGraham BonnetINMETaking DawnUli Jon RothThe AlarmSkinThe TrewsSupersuckersCrowbar, Diamondhead to name a few and have graced the same festival stages as Maximo Park, Reverend and the MakersThe Real ThingJohn Power, DodgyJohn Head and Toploader plus many more. The band has also supported a number of high profile tribute acts including The Thin Lizzy ExperienceKings Ov LeonPearl JemNirvana UK, Guns 2 RosesStone Temple PiratesAngry Hair (Alice In Chains Tribute) and of course, Elvana.

Attic Theory will be be supported by a new local band called The Crichtonites. They are a classic rock and metal cover band that only do it for the pies! This will be the boys debut gig, so please be gentle with them! Each member of the band have been in previous bands heralding the length and breadth of the UK

The Crichtonites formed in September 2019 and were ready to take South West Scotland by storm but were scuppered in their tracks by the dreaded Corona Virus. Their influences stem from punk, stoner, thrash, NWOBM, blues and rock! Their main concern on the night will not be playing well it will be getting Ian Gray away from the bar!

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Bookings close: October 2nd 2021


The Vault Arts Centre
40 Victoria Street
Newton Stewart
United Kingdom

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The Vault Arts Centre is located in the former bank building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart, between Boots Chemists (to the right) and Avocet (to the left).

A regular bus service (X75/500) runs through Newton Stewart, with stops on Victoria Street just a short walking distance from the venue.

Parking is available on Victoria Street, however we would recommend parking at Riverside Car Park, on Riverside Road, in order to reduce congestion.  Riverside Car Park is within a short walking distance of the venue.

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