We officially formed back in 2019. Dan Griffiths (Guitar) and Josh Grainger (Drums) have been friends since school. Dan later discovered Sam Fuller on bass and Matteo Di Marco’s Italian frontman swagger on one of our many crazy drunken nights out in Nottingham. We had all been in local bands before and knew each other within the scene. We played our first show at the Old Salutation Inn in Nottingham back in July 2021, supporting the Needful Things, and since then we’ve seen more and more people coming to our shows. We played Derby and Nottingham in November back-to-back, and both shows were packed!
If you had to come up with a name or subgenre to define us, I’d call us 21st Century British Sleaze. We love everything to do with 80’s glam/sleaze! We listen to lots of other types of music – basically anything that rocks! But for us, the kind of sleazy rock that makes you want to throw a party with your mates that you won’t remember after you’ve come to, will always rule our hearts. We grew up on the likes of Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Firehouse etc…, so if you’re a fan of any of those bands there’s a good chance we’re right up your alley!
Venomous Rose – Mr Rock N’ Roll (28th Jan 23)
Venomous Rose – Never Walk Away
Venomous Rose – The Devil Is A Friend Of Mine