Nirvana UK is a touring Nirvana tribute band based in the West Midlands, formed by die-hard Nirvana fans who love nothing more than recreating Nirvana’s live music and look for other fans. The band strives to be as close to the real deal as possible, including the same clothes, instruments, effect boxes, drums and preamps that the band used, to ensure they recreate the distinctive Nirvana sound.
Jez – Kurt Cobain
Dan – Krist Novoselic
Jon – Dave Grohl
On December 1, 2018, Nirvana UK played the Channel Island of Jersey for the first time at the enduring landmark venue known by islanders simply as the Splash. To say Nirvana UK made a strong impression is to put it mildly. Requests from music fans for Bubblebrain Records to invite them back to Jersey haven’t let up since. It was electrifying to witness such a deep, faithful interpretation of Nirvana’s music, and evident that the trio had a blast performing at this show.
Such an amazing night guys! Just recovered now! Do you have some dates when Nirvana UK will be back again? Maybe I’ll have to book a few days off to recover! So good! Best night at Splash since the old school nights! 🤙 🕺🏽 👽 — Mish Matthews
Massive thanks to everyone who came out to our SOLD OUT show last night at Watersplash Jersey. That felt like a proper old school Nirvana club gig, moshing and casualties start to finish. AMAZING!!! — Nirvana UK
Thanks to Watersplash Jersey for the venue, Raw Audio for the stage and sound, Flavio Martins for the lights, DJ Pip for hip tunes, David Bailey for stills photography, Gary Law for audio recording, Chris Almond for video, and James Dolan the event manager. Supporting acts on the night were Howl and Vagus. Ticket sales powered by Book It.
Howl played a set of their brand of heavy rock, loaded with creamy distortion and high-powered rhythms. In this video they perform From the Ashes to the eager Splash audience.
Vagus, known for proggy, krautrock-influenced epics, presents a mutated sound further towards incisive, fiery pop rock. We Salute You is one of two new songs the band delivered in their set.
Big thanks to David Bailey for these photos of the show. David has brilliantly captured the atmosphere and action of the night. Thanks to the bands who made it a night to remember!