“Jazz, isn’t that just a series of mistakes diguised as musical composition?”David St. Hubbins(1992)
“I could never quite understand cocaine, you can’t get a hard on, you can’t sleep and you grind your teeth, what the fuck is good about that?”Jon Bon Jovi(2000)
“One time we saw some hookers but when we got closer we realized it was Motley Crue.”James Hetfield(1989)
"If It Ain't Gonna Rock It Ain't Gonna Roll"Mike Tramp(2002)
“A kid once said to me “Do you get hangovers?” I said, “To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.”Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister(2006)
“Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way.”Axl Rose(1998)
“We believed that anything that was worth doing was worth overdoing.”Steven Tyler(1990)
The Bad Flowers formed from the depths of The Black Country in 2014 comprised of Lead vocalist and guitarist, Tom Leighton, who's riffs, fuzz emotive guitar and pure vocals have distinctive sound unlike anybody else. Bassist, Dale Tonks, provides a deep heavy groove and tasty bass runs that under pin Karl Selickis' chest pumping drums and impeccable feel. The combination of the three makes The Bad Flowers a force to be reckoned with, forging a sound steeped in the raw, passionate energy of the Black country's 70's heroes but all the time keeping it in this century.
This combination of raw power, passion and nostalgia has created a sound that's is described as Thunderous Rock'n'Roll by there loyal fans and reviewers alike. You can be sure that every time this power trio hit a stage your in for a rollercoaster of riffs, solid grooves and choruses that will have you singing all the way home and forever more, they make sure you don't forget them in a hurry.
In the formative years of 2014/15 The Bad Flowers rose to local fruition with their energetic live shows in the local pubs, clubs and venues cutting their teeth with the local older & experienced musicians and soaking up as much stagecraft as possible, also releasing Vicious Lullabies EP & Killing Time EP's
2016 saw a self titled EP including songs such as 'City Lights' and 'Big County' both of these songs were written whilst the band were on the road in Europe for their first continental shows in Austria and France, the EP also included 'Can you Feel It?' And 'Run, Run, Run' both high tempo modern tales of frustration.
That same year was a break through in terms of live shows too, Leaving the local venues in a wake of blood, sweat and ringing ears the band had the opportunity to open for Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs in Birmingham, then onward to extensive tours up and down the UK to packed venues with Crobot, Jared James Nichols and Scorpion Child as well as appearing at Hard Rock Hell festival.
2017 has since seen The Bad Flowers go on to continue their relentless live schedule with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown including a crazy night of raw blues and heavy riffs in a sold out Camden Assembely! Then on to shows with Dan Baird and The Homemade Sin, Toseland, a festival appearance at Wildfire in Scotland and crossing the channel for European shows in Germany at Wild at Heart, Berlin and Austria's Vienna U4 where such legends as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and even Prince have played. All of this has been in between recording a debut album at Vigo Studios Produced by Adam Beddow (Diamond Head)
Set for release In early 2018 with a double A side single being released late 2017 of brand new Tracks 'Thunder Child' and 'Lions Blood'. The upcoming album will be titled 'Starting Gun' and will show the huge progression The Bad Flowers have made in terms of sound and song writing, since their earlier releases over the past 3 years.
Tom Leighton - Guitar/Vocals Dale Tonks - Bass/Vocals Karl Selickis - Drums