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Sporkful review of Life's A Gamble

February 13, 2015


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Album Review: The Amplifires Life's A Gamble





One of the nice things about doing reviews is seeing the bands that you ta...

Music Emissions review of Life's A Gamble

February 13, 2015





The group has a sound, which is described as punk. 


The Sunday Alternative Podcast #25

February 13, 2015




The Amplifires new single played on Nottinghams Sunday A...

Schwindy's indie music spotlight: The Amplifires

February 13, 2015


Gary Schwind Orange County Music Examiner



Life's a Gamble will be available on 22 December

Coffee Jingle Records



Life's A Gamble review on Lizzies Lowdown

February 13, 2015




Album Review: The Amplifires - Life's A Gam...

Japanese band review at

February 13, 2015



The Amplifires (ジ・アンプリファイアーズ)

music-islands / January 11, 2015



The Amplifires (ジ・アンプリファイアーズ) – Life’s A Ga...

Music Bank review of The Amplifires – Gimme Shelter

February 13, 2015





The Amplifires – Gimme Shelter

DivaShane  November 10, 2014 Music Reviews  0 Comment...

Bluesbunny review of Life's A Gamble

February 13, 2015





The Amplifires


Title: Life’s A Gamble
Catalogue Number: Coffee Jingle Records
Format: Download 
Release Year: 2014



In these difficult econom...

Emerging Indie Bands The best new bands from around the world

December 14, 2014



Emerging Indie Bands
The best new bands from around the world



The Amplifires

December 10, 2014...

The Amplifires sign to Coffee Jingle Records

November 13, 2014


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FACEBOOK                          TWITTER                          REVER...

Radio Interview on Preston FM

October 2, 2013


Dave Scott-Gilson



Between 2pm and 4pm Thursday 3rd Oct interview with Dave Scott-Gilson - go to web site and click on...

Number 10 on Nashville Universe!

August 28, 2013


Nashville Universe!

Number 10 on Nashville Universe!


not bad after one day

The Amplifires at The Fishpond

November 8, 2011


The Fishpond

Signed to USA label Dysfunktional Records Matlock-based band The Amplifires released their third album ‘SWALK’ in February this year.

Lo fi guitars, pu...

Realsoundsok Blogspot

June 28, 2013


Greg Fidgeon, Realsoudsok


Your name:


Sharon Clancy

Where are you from?


Matlock, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire UK


Artist Connection Podcast Episode 015 - Sharon Clancy The Amplifires

September 17, 2011


Artist Connection Podcast

Sharon is the singer with the UK band The Amplifires. We recently had a very cool Sunday morning phone conversation, and I am eager to share it with y...

Gig launches new open mic sessions

August 26, 2010


Matlock Mercury

A CHART-TOPPING Matlock-based band are due to play a rare unplugged gig on Saturday – to help establish a new open mic session.



The Amplifires will b...

Rock-n-Roll ain't always pretty, Pittsburgh Music Examiner USA Tour Interview 2009

October 10, 2009


Rebecca Campbell, Pittsburgh Underground Music Examiner

October 11, 2009

Dirty, warped and crooked floor boards with matching booths, walls tainted with a decade worth of cigarette residue, locals silhouette...

A few comments from our US Tour

August 29, 2009


Folks of the US of A

Potsdam NY, USA

you put on a great show at La Casbah - Keep the rock alive and come back this way soon!



They're coming to America: an interview with The Amplifires, Peter Taboni, Buffalo Underground Music Examiner

August 17, 2009


Peter Taboni, Buffalo Underground Music Examiner

The Amplifires, an alternative/indie rock band from the United Kingdom, consists of members Sharon Clancy, (Bolsover in Derbyshire, England), vocals,...

20 Questions...

July 14, 2009


Q1, Who are you & where are you from?

Sharon ( vocals ) - My name is Sharon and I come from 25 Castle Lane in Bolsover, and this is my b...

BOUND FOR THE STATES: Matlock rockers The Amplifires are heading for a US tour.

May 4, 2009


Matlock Mercury

ROCKERS The Amplifires will be burning up the stage at venues across the area this month – before jetting off on a USA tour.


The Matlock-based band wi...

Album Review: The Amplifires, Fire On The Moon

The debut album from Nottingham based band The Amplifires is surprisingly satisfying. This album ticks all the right boxes; a driving tune in the form...


May 24, 2009



I had no idea what to expect from this band who were totally new to me and so was left me with no preconceived thoughts.


After initial spins I found...

Oklahoma Music Mag Interview

January 14, 2009


Oklahoma Music

1. How did the band come up with the name "Amplifires"?


We had a list that included names like ‘The Shy Tots’, ‘The Prissy Teens’ and ‘Chicken Sex Fou...

The Amplifires - review of Fire On The Moon

December 30, 2008


Kevin White, Matlock Mercury

With a growing reputation on the gig circuit and recent success on the internet download chart Reverb Nation local band, The Amplifires, release their...

The Amplifires break into top ten

October 13, 2008


Matlock Mercury

The Amplifires break into top ten




Published on 14/10/2008 11:22


A Matlock based rock band has broken into the top te...

Outdoor sounds in Matlock

August 25, 2008


Tim Watson - Derbyshire Times

Punk rock legends The Amplifires gave a powerpop performance at an outdoor gig in Matlock park.


Families were treated to a mix of punk, rock and blues...

Radio Orphans Podcast 229

August 24, 2008


Radio Orphans Podcast 229

Hello, episode 229 of the Radio Orphans Podcast contains the following independent music for your listening pleasure:

"Windspun Day" by The Amplifire...

All it takes is 3 chords and a dream! - Review: The Amplifires - Fire On The Moon

January 8, 2009


Wildy Haskell - Wildy's World, New York

The Amplifires have quite the pedigree. The Matlock, Derbyshire, England foursome has rubbed elbows on stage with some big names in British Rock N Rol...

Pre-launch gig for band

July 13, 2008


Matlock Mercury

PUNK rock legends The Amplifires will be playing a pre-CD launch gig in Cromford on Friday.


The Matlock based four-piece, made up of vocalist Sharon C...

Turning up levels on punk rock mix

February 22, 2008


Matlock Mercury

An energetic mix of punk, rock and blues can be expected when The Amplifires hit the stage in Matlock.


The Derbyshire based four-piece, made up of voc...

The Amplifires

June 20, 2007


Matlock Mercury

This Matlock-based four-piece have been playing together for more than 18 months.


The group comprises Sharon Clancy - vocals, Steve Rawlinson - guitar...

Band launch debut album

January 31, 2007


Matlock Mercury

MATLOCK band The Amplifires launch their keenly awaited debut mini-album featuring songs played in their popular live set with a CD launch gig on Satu...

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