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Much respected BBC Dj Tim Robinson
Described the band " Exciting the hell out of us" - Tim Robinson BBC

"Hell of a band!"

Former head of BMG Italy

Described the band as

"One hell of a band" - Carlos Basil

"Great band!"

Florence of "Florence and the Machine"

" This one great band!"

When they played on the same bill. - Florence and the Machine

"Only a matter of time"

Radio station TSM radio.

" It is only a matter of time until this band is a household name" - TSM radio

"NACA Press Release"


Direct access to the largest live music marketplace in the world

11 November 2009:
Following the successful launch in September, the International Network for Entertainments & Campus Activities (INECA) it delighted to announce that The Arkanes have been selected for the main stage showcase opportunity reserved for a UK act at the 50th anniversary NACA National Convention 2010.

The slot was hotly contested with over fifty enquiries from which a shortlist of four acts were selected- The Arkanes coming through as the ones most likely to succeed in the highly competitive US College scene.

Playing high energy rock with clear influences by the likes of The Who, Oasis and The Vines, the band hail from Merseyside and were formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Chris Pate, with guitarist Adam Sheeran and bassist/vocalist Lee Dummett in late 2007, completing the line-up more recently with the addition of Andy Long on the drums.

Although all still in their twenties, the band aren’t hanging around and 2009 has been a seminal year for them: By the end they will have played more than 80 concerts in the UK, Switzerland and Germany including a few festivals and touring across Europe.

Also during 2009 they have recorded 11 songs in Germany with André Horstmann (Neuwerk13 Studio), but perhaps their crowning glory will be the Finals of the Peoples Music Awards. This online competition is decided by public votes, and having beaten several hundreds of bands to make it through to the last 5 of the competition, the band are now down to the last two and are close to being crowned as The Peoples Favourite Band of 2009- the results are announced soon so watch this space.

2010 is set to get better however as the band head off for their NACA National Convention showcase in front of over 2500 bookers and music programmers from campus’ across the US, each with significant budgets and committed to booking the best acts that perform at the event.

The Arkanes are the only UK act appearing at the event, some hopefully they can secure a major slice of the $32million being spent on artists and performers over the 5 days of the convention.

They have also now secured US agency representation from college booking specialists Auburn Moon Agency and the stars certainly seem to be aligning in their favour.

Their moment in the USA spotlight comes on 15 February 2010 and we wish them well.

For more information, band pictures & biog please contact: Luke Fitzmaurice
INECA European Development Mgr



The Arkanes have just released their first anticipated release called "Dont act like you know me". on worldwide digital release and physical in Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) soon in Switzerland.

Their Single 'Sharpshooter' went straight to no:28 on the Dutch Indie Charts.

Radio stations

BBC Radio 6 (Introducing)Tom Robinson show (England)
Dune Fm Southport 107.9 (England)
Radio 3 (Spain)
Lochbroom FM 102.2/96.8 (Scotland)
98.8 Leith Fm (Scotland)
Sunny Govan 103.5 FM (Scotland)
KBRE in Merced, California; (US)
WAQX in Syracuse, New York;(US)
WOSC in Salisbury, Maryland;(US)
WEGW in Wheeling, West Virginia;(US)
WHBR in Parkersburg, West Virginia;(US)
WAMX in Huntington/Ashland, West Virginia;(US)
WTFX in Louisville, Kentucky.(US)
CISM 89.3 FM Montreal (Canada)
TOAST ON FIRE show Tue, 6-9 a.m. @ FSK, FM 93,0/101,4 (Germany)
Tonkuhle Fm 105.3 (Germany)
Horizonte FM (Chile) (Internet radio) (Internet radio) (Internet radio) (Internet Radio)


No.1 Charts for 2 weeks running for the Unchart Show.

"Peoples Music Awards" Finalists (Last 2)

Best of Independent bands
Undiscovered Network Show (Radio) US



The Arkanes are a four piece Alternative/Rock band from Skelmersdale just outside Liverpool. Founded by Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Pate in late 2007 the band was made complete with Guitarist Adam Sheeran, Bassist/Vocalist Lee Dummett and Andy Long on the drums..

The band have been described as an 'Untouchable live act', with high energy live performances Recorded by Multi Platinum engineer and a producer/owner of Neuwerk13 studio's in Germany (André Horstmann) The Arkanes first round of recordings went on to establish The Arkanes as one of the hottest alt/rock bands of 2009/10.

The bands first EP “Dont act like you know me” is now on Digital Release world wide and physical (In Stores) in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Single 'Sharpshooter' went straight to no:28 on the Dutch Indie top 40 charts.

The Arkanes have been included in a Liverpool's Sound City's festivals CD called the “Best of the North West” which was distributed at this years SXSW festival to all VIPs and music industry personnel attending the festival.

The Arkanes have received airplay on Major radio Stations around the world such as BBC Radio 6, Radio 1 (Zane Lowe), XFM, CISM FM Canada, RNE Radio Spain and Horizonte radio in Chile to name a few.

• Finalist at this years Peoples Music Awards 2009 (Last 2)with the winner to be confirmed in April 2010. The Awards was judged by Tony Platt (The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin,Bob Marley) Mick Glossop (Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Lloyd Cole, Van Morrison) and by no less than two great Dj's John Kennedy (Xfm) and Alex Baker (Kerrang Radio)

• The Arkanes have been accepted as the only UK band to showcase their talent at 2010 NACA National Convention which took place in Boston, US. This will see the band touring the US college and University circuit in 2010 some dates are already up.

You can see the band at this years Dewey Music Conference in the US plus Liverpool Sound City, Pigeon festival and Cockermouth Festival.