Hornet announce ‘Let’s Get London Rocking’ Shows











Hornet re-energise rock ‘n’ roll at its unpretentious best with a fusion of punk and metal having been described as a ‘21 year-old AC/DC with Henry Rollins on vocals!’

Hornet, consisting of Joe Thompson (Vocals), Tollef Rikje-Pearson (Guitar), Max Thompson (Bass) and Alex Burt (Drums), have enthralled audiences across the United Kingdom over 200 times having played shows at The Borderline, The O2 Academy2 Islington, The Barfly and monthly full-capacity shows at London’s intimate venue The Intrepid Fox.

“Rock is all about getting up on that stage, going all out and doing whatever you wanna do, we put on a wild, raucous show like no other.” says Bassist, Max Thompson, “Rock stars have to be outrageous, it’s all about grabbing people’s attention and that’s exactly what we do.” 

Hornet recorded their first demo with producer Jason Wilcock (Fightstar, You Me At Six) at London’s Stakeout Studios. Pedro Ferreira, Producer/Engineer of The Darkness’ multi platinum selling album ‘Permission to Land’ re-mixed Second Hand Smoke and Ade Emsley, who recently mastered Iron Maiden’s album ‘From Fear To Eternity’ mastered the track.

Pedro Ferreira said “Excellent live show… I see Second Hand Smoke as a big hit! I think your recordings sound great. You manage to capture all the energy of the band and that is the most important thing.”

“The world is crying out for a great rock ‘n’ roll band. It has been for ages. That’s why the time is right for Hornet!” adds Frontman, Joe Thompson. 

Hornet has received worldwide airplay and requests on Tom Russell’s 96.3FM Rock Radio, the ‘B’ List of TotalRock Radio, The Rock Show, 90.9FM L’Autre Monde and the ‘A’ List on 87.7FM Hastings Rock just to name a few.

Having played sold-out hometown shows at The Crypt where the likes of Gallows, Ash, Electric Six have played, Hornet have also shown they can grace the big stage having played The Underworld, The White Rock Theatre and The De La Warr Pavilion. 

“We are a band that will last, a band that can stand the test of time, a band that will be here in 30+ years’ time and will be remembered for having made our mark on the world like the other rock giants” remarks Tollef Rikje-Pearson. “We’re going to do it by working hard, by getting into people’s minds and not going away. We will prove to the world what we’re all about.”

Hornet work hard on and off stage and aim to be one of the biggest, multi platinum selling rock bands, their rise to super-stardom depends on one thing… whether a major label has big enough balls to take on this rock leviathan.


SED Records UK in association with Mean Fiddler defiantly announce the ‘Let’s Get London Rocking’ shows.


Thursday 27th September 2012 – Upstairs at The Garage

Thursday 29th November 2012 – The Borderline

Thursday 28th February 2013 – The Barfly

Support bands for ALL dates are still to be confirmed

General Information

Tickets: £8.00 (plus booking fees)

Doors: 7:00pm

Age restriction: All shows are 14+. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult with proof of age upon request regardless of advance ticket purchase.

On Sale Dates

Upstairs at The Garage – 9:00am on Wednesday 25th July 2012

The Borderline – 9:00am on Friday 24th August 2012

The Barfly (Still to be confirmed)

Tickets are available to buy from the venue box offices, online at www.hmvtickets.com, www.seetickets.com and www.ticketweb.co.uk or by phoning the 24 hour ticket hotlines:

TicketWeb: 0844 847 2465

HMV Tickets: 0843 221 0100

See Tickets: 0871 220 0260

More details can be obtained at www.hornetrock.com or www.facebook.com/hornetrock

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