Very Special Guests:
Balaam and the Angel

Balaam and the Angel, from Cannock, West Midlands. formed in 1983, Initially the band self-released a series of EP’s and an album entitled Sun Family via their own Chapter 22 label and played on three tours with The Cult, culminating in an iconic appearance on the Channel 4 music programme, The Tube. This caught the attention of Virgin Records, who signed them and released their debut album, The Greatest Story Ever Told. It peaked at No. 67 in the UK Albums Chart in August 1986.They toured in the United States with The Mission, Kiss and label mate Iggy Pop

A second guitarist and the first non-sibling, Ian McKean of Twenty Flight Rockers, was added to the band in 1988. The band began to move away from gothic rock music styles into a sound that had more in common with hard rock. With their new-found style, they recorded the album Live Free or Die. This was soon followed up in similar style when they recorded Days of Madness, before leaving Virgin Records. Their song ‘I’ll Show You Something Special’ appeared on the soundtrack for the film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. During this period, they toured the UK with Aerosmith and played many headline tours around the UK with appearances at Reading Festival

They have been playing selected dates over the past 10 years both their own headline shows and as guests to The Mission, Fields of the Nephilim an appearance at Kirk Brandon’s Westworld Weekend in 2021

They are back and keen to bring their always special live show to everyone again, they recently released their first live album entitled ‘That’s Not The Real World’ on their own label Chapter 22 Records