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The Gold Needles

The Gold Needles

5 piece powerpop band with hints of psych, signed to legendary US label,
Jem Records. We have released 3 albums and contributed to 3 compilation
albums – the latest ‘Jem Records Celebrates Pete Townshend’ is due for
release in August. We have received extensive global airplay including
Little Steven’s Coolest Songs In The World and our video for ‘If I
Needed Someone’ closed The Beatles Fest last year. We have also played
prestigious gigs with The Monochrome Set, EXTC and Darling Buds. We make
our 3rd appearance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club in May.


Our influences include The Beatles, Byrds, Cars, Love, The Motors and
We have been reviewed in Record Collector Magazine and received
excellent reviews for our last album in Shindig! And Vive Le Rock
Magazines. We have also received numerous online reviews and featured on
many radio shows as far reaching as New Zealand and New Mexico.


  • Simon Dowson - Vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Burbage - Lead guitar
  • Carl Slaughter - Bass and harmony vocals
  • Justin Davidson- Drums
  • Mark English - Keyboards, percussion, backing vocals


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