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Fri, 07 Oct



Limelight// A Ritual Spirit + support

A Ritual Spirit. Including support from Royal Bloom & Jeanice Lee.

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Limelight// A Ritual Spirit + support
Limelight// A Ritual Spirit + support

Time & Location

07 Oct 2022, 20:00 – 08 Oct 2022, 00:00

Ayr, 38 Carrick St, Ayr KA7 1NS, UK

About the event

A Ritual Spirit burst onto the alternative scene in 2013 with angsty debut album Carnival Carnivorous, including the singles The Way I Died and Visceral Decay. Subsequent UK tours followed as the boys played from Aberdeen to London and anywhere they could in between, sharing stages with the likes of Warrior Soul, The Rocket Dolls and Sworn to Oath.

Martin joined the tribe on bass and backing vocals in the summer of 2016 and from there A Ritual Spirit went on to headline the Moshville Times Stage at Wildfire Festival 2017 and reach Bloodstock's Metal To The Masses Semi-Final in Glasgow the same year. In 2018 going one better, roaring into the Grand Final and claiming victory - earning a slot at Bloodstock Festival 2018 playing on the same bill as Gojira and Judas Priest.

New guitarist Fuzz joined in early 2019 and this current line-up embarked on several short tours of Scotland and North England before releasing The Antidote EP that November - hailed as "The best thing the band has achieved yet" by one reviewer and "Oozing class from start to finish" by another.

2020 saw the band play a sold out home-town Primordial Radio Presents show, helping raise over £1000 for charity, and complete a short tour before lockdown put a halt to proceedings. Several online shows followed, notably at Breaking Bands Vi{rtual}2 Festival and Frontline Festival Scotland. During the pandemic Oli, Martin, Fuzz & Dave returned towriting and post-lockdown recorded part one of a two part album - Elements I.

With several singles dropped, starting with Zion in October 2021, A Ritual Spirit notched up well over 2000 worldwide radios plays in the subsequent 6 months including multiple spins by Wyatt Wendels on Planet Rock and Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio.

Elements I is released on Friday 13th May 2022 and Elements II will follow at a later date.

A Ritual Spirit proudly endorse:

Skull Strings:

Balbex Drumsticks:

Royal Ten Clothing:


“Tasty riffs & catchy vocal melodies that make you want to chant along”


“These boys blow the roof off the tent with their balls to the wall rock'n'roll outlook”


“A band definitely worthy of further investigation”


A Ritual Spirit are based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Current line-up: Vocals/Guitar: Oli Bowker Bass/Vocals: Martin Gray Lead Guitar: Fuzz MacIntosh Drums: Dave Cumming

Royal Bloom are an amped-up yet introspectiverock/grunge band based in Ayr. The high-octanethree-piecehave been making an impact in theScottish music scene since mid-2016, with their 6track Debut EP 'Under The Bridge' (2016) andmore recent single releases ‘Flakes ofSnow’ (2019) and ‘Bittersweet’ (2020).

•Featured in: Stencil Mag x2, STV, Rock andRoll Traffic, The New Hellfire Club &Ayrshire Post

•!Under the bridge’was a hit, topping theRock Charts on Clap Charts in February 2019 for 73 days as well as !All N All’ reaching no3.

2018 was an exciting year, with the DIY grungeband executing theirfirst headline tour inScotland. They’ve also performed at notoriousvenues including King Tuts Glasgow, O2 ABCand The Garage Glasgow.

With their ten-track debut album currentlyunderway, Royal Bloom are ready to show whatthey are capable of and have plans to perform inall regions of the UK and beyond. After a longperiod of growth, preparation and capturing theirsound, this album marks the new era for RoyalBloom.


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