Bad Touch are a young UK based rock band who formed 7 years ago whilst some members were still in school or college. Like most bands the early years were spend toiling away in local pubs playing covers of some rock classics whilst at the same time introducing some of their own compositions into an ever expanding set. During these formative years the band began to get noticed and soon due to their dynamic live shows became favourites at many local venues.
Eventually the bands original material took precedence and it was not long before they recorded their first EP at the Leeders Farm Studio – home of local heroes The Darkness.
The desire to get their music to a wider audience led the band to seek gigs around the country and this was instrumental in the band being awarded an Exposure Music Award in 2012 for their live show and being invited to play at Hard Rock Hell for the 1st time.
2013 was a great year for the band building up to a tour of the UK with The Quireboys and winning the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest which won them a set on the hallowed turf of Donnington Park at Download 2014.
2014 saw the band step up to become regulars at many venues around the country. Tours with Bonafide, The Electric Boys and Tyketto gave them a great education in performance and this combined with some high-profile sets at festivals such as Download, Steelhouse, Legends of Rock and Hard Rock Hell has shown that the band can deliver the goods time after time.
In 2015 band record their debut album at Foel Studios and the completed ‘Half Way Home’ released on 27th April was universally well received and gained great reviews,
2015 was also a great year for touring with the band completing an 18-date UK tour with The Answer as well as UK tours with Tyketto and Snakecharmer with shows gaining praise from fans and critics alike.
2016 saw tours with Jared James Nichols and The Kentucky Headhunters in June and July, a summer which also saw them record their second album ‘Truth Be Told’ at Mnwci Studios in South Wales during the summer. To support the release of the album the band then undertook their first UK headline tour before playing Planet Rockstock in early December.
The band announced a new lineup at the beginning of 2017 – Rob decided to step down and concentrate on his growing business interests and he recommended a young guitarist named Harry Slater to take his place – a great choice on Rob’s part as Harry is a superb player.
2017 is even busier so far, with a successful Planet Rock Roadstars tour alongside Broken Witt Rebels already completed and a Spring tour with Blues/Rock legends King King. Plenty of summer festivals are already booked in too.
All in all things are looking very bright for these hard working guys. So if you’re into live music at its finest with the vibes of Led Zep and Black Crowes check them out whenever they play in your town or city – you will not be disappointed.