Blackballed at The Palladium Club

Event Date: Sat 10 August 2019

Blackballed are an English rock band from Manchester. Formed in 2012 by New Model Army guitarist Marshall Gill, his brother Leon and Tom Wibberley.

A scorching desert crossroad, vultures circling high above three heat shimmering ratrods, windows down in the haze.

Winding around the sound of roaring engines, hard hitting rock riffs and filthy blues grooves, wrapped in a gauze of pyschedelic soulfullness.

A squeal of acceleration breaks free from a blast of streaking colour and scorching tyres, exploding into one huge melting pot of highly tuned, well oiled musical mastery.
That my friend is the sound of Blackballed....

Blackballed's sound has been built by experienced musicians Marshall Gill (Guitar/Vocals) brother Leon (Drums/Vocals)and Tom Wibberley (Bass) who have appeared in their own right at the Pyramid Stage, Maida Vale, Sonisphere and toured Europe, Australia, Brazil and America

In the middle of all this, sometime and somewhere in 2012 the brothers Gill realised that their "faffing about" in between their discussions of lamps, baggage and fish bands had resulted in a shed load of ideas and riffs they were keen to explore.
So began the hunt for a bassist. Tom Wibberley soon completed the triad and Blackballed emerged with support gigs for Phil X (Bon Jovi) and Triggerfinger just weeks later.

As Blackballed's reputation quickly grew their live shows rose in number and the band recorded a self titled EP in early 2013 to meet demand, setting off on an 11 date tour of Germany the following year. They returned with a sold out merch box and full order book which they used to fund the recording of their 10 track album Collosus, mastered in 2015 by Bunt Stafford Clark.

A sharp silhouette, blistering performances, razor sharp musical skills and ear worm riffs..
Make no mistake. Blackballed are fresh blood in an anodyne world.


  • The Palladium Club
  • Lower Gunstone
  • Bideford
  • Devon
  • EX39 2DE

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