Brave Rival Release New Single/Lyric Video

Brave Rival, the multi-UK Blues Award-nominated rising stars, proudly announce the release of their second single, ‘Fairytale,’ from their eagerly awaited sophomore album, ‘Fight or Flight,’ set for release on August 16th.

Fronted by the dynamic duo of vocalists Chloe Josephine and Lindsey Bonnick, Brave Rival stands out with a distinctive edge. The band is rounded out by the instrumental prowess of Donna Peters (Drums, Percussion, and Acoustic Guitar), Ed ‘the Shred’ Clarke (Guitars), and Billy ‘Danger’ Dedman (Bass Guitar).

Vocalist Lindsey Bonnick describes the new single as, “A song filled with darkness but at the end of the tunnel there’s light.” Chloe Josephine elaborates, “It’s dark and heavy and poetically connects with the fairytale feeling of the mental health world. It’s relatable but it also rocks.” Guitarist Ed Clarke adds, “Fairytale started with a riff of mine, and Lindsey added the slow opening intro, with the chorus growing from there.”

Building on the success of their first single, ‘Five Years On’—Winner of Classic Rock’s Tracks of The Week who described the single as a “hooky, toe-tapping ode to overcoming the odds” and named Rush On Rock’s Red Hot Track of the Week—’Fairytale’ is set to continue Brave Rival’s ascent to rock stardom.

Following their recent tour as special guests on the 40th anniversary tour of British rock legends FM, Brave Rival is gearing up for an extensive tour throughout 2024. To celebrate the release of ‘Fight or Flight,’ the band will host a spectacular launch show at Dingwalls on September 12th, featuring special guests, the Deborah Bonham Band.

Catch Brave Rival on tour and witness their performances live. Metal Talk recently reviewed their London show, proclaiming, “One of the best bands in the country right now and one of our biggest hopes for the future. Music can and should be this breathtakingly good.”

2024 is poised to be a landmark year for Brave Rival with the release of ‘Fight or Flight,’ an album that elevates their signature sound to new heights. With influences reminiscent of Heart, Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac, Brave Rival is ready to dominate the rock scene. Don’t miss the chance to experience their breathtaking music live and be part of their extraordinary journey.


June 14th Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
June 15th Fareham, Ashcroft Centre
June 16th Worthing, The Factory
June 22nd Cranbrook, The Queens Hall
June 29th Chippenham, The Pewsham
June 30th Milton Keynes, The Stables (Matt Long Benefit Concert)
July 5th Wolverhampton, The Giffard Arms
July 6th Alfold Festival
Aug 2nd Nottingham, Bodega
Aug 3rd Buxton Blues Festival
Aug 4th Cambridge Rock Festival
Aug 10th Ledbury, Lakefest (VIP Tent)


Aug 16th Oxford, The Bullingdon
Aug 17th Tilford, Weyfest
Aug 31st Petersfield, Festival Hall
Sept 6th Newcastle The Cluny
Sept 7th Sedgefield, Parish Hall
Sept 8th Stamford, Mama Liz’s
Sept 12th London, Dingwalls (Album Launch Show)
Sept 13th Dudley, Lamp Tavern
Sept 19th Leicester The Musician
Sept 25th Leamington Spa, Temperance (Sold Out)
Sept 26th Derby, The Flowerpot
Sept 27th Southampton, The Brook
Oct 4th Hastings, The Carlisle
Oct 5th Frome, The Tree House
Oct 6th Looe, Cornwall Rocks Festival
Oct 11th Stockton-On-Tees, Blues at the Bay
Oct 12th Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival
Nov 24th Sheffield, The Greystones
Nov 25th Barnoldswick, Music & Arts Centre (Sold Out)
Nov 26th Barnoldswick, Music & Arts Centre
Nov 28th Morecambe, The Platform
Nov 29th Aberdeen, Cafe Drummond
Nov 30th Troon, Winterstorm
Dec 1st Edinburgh, Bannermans
Dec 2nd Kinross, Green Hotel

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Photo credits – Rob Blackham

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