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The Pre-Amps are a 4-piece British Retro-influenced Pop/Rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

They specialise in performing covers from the 1960s, covering the likes of The Beatles, The Kinks, The Byrds, Roy Orbison, The Hollies, Jeff Beck and The Monkees to name but a few, whilst combining distinctive 1960s-style vocal harmonies and retro Rock & Roll instrumentation to create a real nostalgic experience that’s sure to get you up dancing!


In early 2024, the band expanded their repertoire to include a full set of 1970s material including artists such as Elton John, The Sweet, T. Rex, David Bowie, Tony Christie, Smokie and Mud amongst various others. They now offer either a full 1960s set, a full 1970s set, or a mixed party set under the name 'Amp It Up! with The Pre-Amps'.


Known nationwide for their impressive vocal harmonies and their up-beat, feel-good choice of material, The Pre-Amps have made a big impression on the North East music scene through touring the local pub/club circuit since they left 6th Form College in 2017 and spent time furthering this in the North West during 2017-2020 whilst studying Music Production at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, Lancashire. The group is currently playing regularly at various venues and festivals across the UK and overseas where they are continuously gaining a solid reputation as a hard-working, professional and entertaining live act.

They gained great exposure after playing on the front stage at the world-famous Cavern Club, Liverpool for the first time in March 2018 and supported the Small Fakers in the Cavern Club Live Lounge in March 2019, subsequently being asked to return by the venue on several occasions.



In August 2022, The Pre-Amps played on the same bill as The Quarrymen, The Merseybeats and The Pete Best Band at 'Best Fest' at The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool and were a big hit with the audience. The band are currently enjoying delving into the Warner Leisure Hotels circuit as well as the likes of Haven and Pontins holiday parks and are garnering high praise from both staff and audience members alike.

In May 2024, The Pre-Amps played in the USA for the first time at the world-famous 'Abbey Road On The River' festival in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They were a big hit with the audiences and were on the bill with the likes of Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean), The Cyrkle, The Fab Four and many others.

The band’s self-produced 2017 and 2019 ‘Covers’ albums have been received very well and have been highly praised worldwide for capturing the essence of the times and reminding people of “the good old days”.

The Pre-Amps’ first original single ‘Doesn’t Change’ was released on The Label Recordings on 19th December 2019 and received a great deal of national airplay on stations such as BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio London. The track also gained numerous positive reviews and online press coverage.


The band has since released lots more original music which can be found on all streaming platforms.

Listen to The Pre-Amps' original music on Spotify:

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