Tom Meighan

"Alias Kid are the band rock and roll needs. Heart, soul and fire. The world is their's if they want it."


Album: Revolt to Revolt

Alias Kid, Revolt to Revolt

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EP: Smoke and Ashes

Alias Kid, Smoke and Ashes

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EP: Zara Henna

Alias Kid, Zara Henna

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EP: Dirty Soul

Alias Kid, Dirty Soul

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Shaun Ryder
Happy Mondays / Black Grape

"They're an exciting band and all good lads. A great songwriting team and they're all stand up comics too."


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Andrew Loog Oldham
Rolling Stones Manager

"Alan McGee has a great new band, Alias Kid, who slide between the 60's and the 70's with ease. I just hope they say no to Downing Street."


Just when you thought guitar music had dropped off the radar completely, along come Alias Kid, an all-male, 5-piece, rock 'n' roll band from Manchester, who blew that notion out of the water. The band is comprised of Maz Behdjet (Vocals, Guitar), Sean O'Donnell (Guitar, Vocals), Nick Repton (Bass guitar), James Sweeney (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals) and Colin Ward (Drums).

Alias Kid's story begins at their first gig at the Ducie Bridge in Manchester, October 2013. By their 3rd gig in November of the same year, they had been signed by music Mogul, Alan Mcgee (Oasis, Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream) to his highly regarded Creation Records.

Alias Kid by Asupremeshot Photograph ©Asupremeshot

From then to now, Alias Kid have secured fantastic support slots with Liverpool's Cast, Shaun Ryder's Black Grape, and 90's music icons, Happy Mondays on their extensive 2015 tour. This charismatic rock-quintet are certainly breaking in to the industry with a bang. Five working class lads, who managed to work their way up from the bottom (and written some brilliant tunes whilst they were at it).

Recording their debut album during summer 2014, the band was now armed with an array of rock 'n' roll anthems to wow the music scene. In Feburary 2015, their debut single 'Dirty Soul' was released, which gained praise from XFM's Danielle Perry, citing it as XFM's 'track of the week'. 'Zara Henna' and 'Smoke and Ashes' both received Radio 6 airplay and the band went on to record a live, stripped back version of 'Smoke and Ashes' for Manchester's Evening News which can be found here: here.

Alias Kid by Asupremeshot Photograph ©Asupremeshot

Their debut album 'Revolt to Revolt' was released late May 2015 and was widely well received by not only their already growing, dedicated fan-base, but by local and national press alike, such as The Mirror, The Star, MEN and various music magazines, such as Louder Than War, Subba Cultcha and Music OMH.

"We've been working towards this point since we were all at school and it still shocks us how far we've come" commented frontman Behdjet, "We're working class lads who have never been in it for the money or fame and it's still all about the music to us. Every time something mad happens and we achieve something amazing, it just blows us away. We're so grateful because we put in so much graft to get here."

Alias Kid by Asupremeshot Photograph ©Asupremeshot

Alias Kid have been heralded for their loud, explosive, energetic live shows, spotted with witty on- stage banter and crowd involvement and across summer of 2015, not only did AK play various gigs across the UK, with sold out headline Manchester dates, the band also played across various UK festivals, such as Kendal Calling, Wickerman, Standon Calling and the huge, Isle of Wight festival, gaining a larger, more powerful fan-base along the way.

"Our live sound defines us" Says O'Donnell, "It's our live shows that really get people going. I think our record is great and it was produced by a lot of amazing people, but I don't think anything can encapsulate that raw energy that I think we give off live. Playing gigs and festivals is what we live for, being there, seeing the crowd, hearing them calling our names and singing our songs is just mental."

Alias Kid by Asupremeshot Photograph ©Asupremeshot

Currently working on new material, the AK boys continue their frequent gig slots across the UK and overseas and have just commenced their first ever headline tour which stretched over March/April and SOLD OUT, with dazzling reviews which cited the boys as the next big thing. Alias Kid will be bringing their energy and rock anthems to plenty of festivals across summer 2016, including Bingley Music festival and Kendal Calling to name a couple, and having confirmed a support slot on Black Grape’s winter UK and Ireland tour, the boys are certainly not planning on slowing down – if you're a fan of loud, lively gigs and a bit of rock 'n' roll attitude, you won't want to miss a chance to see them.

Despite their growing success, these five confident, ambitious lads have remained humble throughout their continuing triumph. If they continue they way they're going, the sky is only the limit for these boys!

Words by Hannah Leeland

Clint Boon
XFM / Inspiral Carpets

"Alias Kid have the potential to be one of THE great Manchester bands. ... they're as exciting as Oasis As edgy as Kasabian. As soulful as the Verve. I love 'em to bits"


7th Dec 2016 @ 14:02

Back on the road today for the final stretch of the Black grape tour. We kick it off TONIGHT at the ElectricBallroom Camden... can't wait! Our only London date of the tour. Don't miss it! AK x

28th Nov 2016 @ 13:35

Another amazing set of gigs with Black grape across Scotland last week. Massive thank you to all the venues, all the people who came down early to catch us, and of course the BG lads themselves 🙌🏼. Next, we play London's Electric Ballroom on 7th Dec. Don't miss it! AK x

19th Nov 2016 @ 12:41

Great couple of gigs with Black grape at O2 Academy Liverpool and The Welly Club. Can't wait to do it all again next Tuesday! First we play Riverside Newcastle, then on to smash a string of dates across Scotland 👊🏻 Onwards... AK x

16th Nov 2016 @ 11:15

Amazing start to the Black grape tour last weekend. Two great gigs, followed by a belter on the Main Stage at Shiiine On Weekender. We've been recording some new songs along the way, and TOMORROW we hit O2 Academy Liverpool. Friday night, catch us at The Welly Club in Hull. See you down the front... AK x

12th Nov 2016 @ 11:36

Brilliant start to the Black grape tour last night at The Waterfront Norwich. Great to be back on the big stages with the BG lads 🙌🏼. First gig down, 2 months to go - make sure you don't miss out! Catch you all later at Cambridge Junction... AK x

One To Watch
Loaded Magazine

"Alan McGee's latest protégées brim with Manc swagger and anthems aplenty. These are the Happy Mondays for a new generation."