29th September 2016 0 By DJ Pixie

Today we ventured down to the MFN in Shipley Gate in Nottingham for R.A.C.P.A’s 10th Year Anniversary.

RACPA is an organisation which stands for Rock Against Child Pornography & Abuse UK.

This organisation puts on charity events to help survivors and victims’ get counselling and the help they need in a variety of ways.

They put on support groups which offer info on issues surrounding sexual abuse, abuse within childhood – both in the cyber world and real world.

They offer tutorials on parental monitoring software, safe browsing, how to spot grooming and other educational platforms for children.

All tutorials are accessible to everyone.

We arrive at the venue to a warm welcome from the organisers, and fellow festival goers.

Outdoors there is a vast array or merch, tombola’s, confectionary stands.

To the back of the venue is a large field/camping area with toilet facilities.

Indoors there are more merch and confectionary stands, and a nice bar to the front of the venue, to the back of the venue in another room is the main hall area with stage, a marvellous little layout indeed.

1st band of the night were Theia who are a 3 piece self signed rock band from Burton Upon Trent UK, they have a very fresh vibe and sound a lot like Alterbridge meets The Treatment.

These guys are fresh-faced making waves on the music circuit with their catchy riff filled music that has so much bounce you can’t help but feel the buzz these guys create.

Seeing these guys live for the first time made a great impression.

These young lads shine on stage showing pure talent and showmanship, i cannot wait to see these guys again.


Up next are Psychobabylon who are a 5 piece heavy rock band who hail from Selby/Leeds UK.

These guys pack a punch here on stage, with front man Rusty leading the way with his vocals he complete dominates the stage.

Signed to ‘Plague Dog’ record label they prove their worth as a well oiled machine as they totally tear up the stage with chunky riffs, drums unleashing hell as they pound out a heavy thunderous beat with booming bass to match.

These guys are a band not to be reckoned with.



 Next are JD&FDCs, well what can we say about these guys who hail from the Midlands UK?

These guys are a self signed old school punk rock band who have been around the block a few times and are still hitting it hard.

Like most bands these guys work hard and play hard, their guitar work throughout their set is very inclusive, working alongside JD’s vocals which are very interesting and have a distinct sound.

The energy these guys exert on stage shows that these guys mean business, throughout their set they show they that thrive off playing in front of a live audience.

The chemistry between the band is fantastic to watch, as each instruments sounds seem to just melt with another, their music just becomes one like an intoxicating drug (don’t do drugs kids they are bad!).

Really loving the vibe these guys create i will definitely be catching up with these guys again!


Next are the fabulous The Idol Dead.

After seeing these guys for the first time at SOS Festival 2016, i have definitely become a fan of these guys.

This 5 piece Glam Punk Rock band from Leeds UK are so bouncy and fun, its hard not to like them.

Having toured around Europe and the UK this band have earned an almighty fan base one to which they should be proud.

With fresh grooves and slick tones, the buzz created on stage by these guys is going to be a hard act to follow.

Firing on full barrels this band is going places, these guys have the potential to play big stages at major festivals, they have the likability factor as well as the desired look and fantastic tunes they create it’s a wonder no one has snapped these guys up yet.

Watch this space; these guys are ones to watch out for!


Hitting the stage next are Dakesis who are a Prog Power Metal band from Birmingham, these guys symphonic harmonies mixed with elegant operatic style vocals really create an element of mystery within their music.

With combining characteristics of traditional metal and symphonic metal there is an uplifting sound which is powerful yet entrancing.

With fast paced guitars and light bass along with harmonious vocals, melodies fill this theatrical set.

If you’re a fan of Epica then you will love this band.


Last band of the night are Captain Horizon who are an alternative rock band from Birmingham.

Signed to Rocksector Records these guys produce an interesting set of diverse songs.

With a new wave/grunge/groove feel this band are weirdly delightful.

In terms of sound, Captain Horizon have a distinct sound which cannot really be pigeon holed as they produce an array of songs with different sounds and styles, and its this uniqueness which has led them to achieve their mark on the music scene.

Their loud/soft dynamic has helped them gain popularity within the industry, and their set here tonight proves that by wooing the crowds with their ‘non conformist attitude’, to play music that some people may not see as the norm, but its music that people enjoy listening to.


We have thoroughly enjoyed being asked to come to this event and taking part and reviewing and interviewing the bands here at RACPA’s 10 Year Anniversary event, it has been a fantastic weekend enjoyed by all.

Great bands, great music and great people, so from all of us at All About The Rock – Thankyou!

We fully support RACPA and the great work they do!

See link for more information on the work they do!


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