Apr 2016

Sad news - Tim is leaving!

Due to the ever-increasing demands on his time and the fact that he finds our table manners increasingly intolerable, Tim has sadly decided to leave SOR. He feels not only that he can no longer commit to the band in the way that he would like, but has also found that the people he works with in the West End and his own musical projects can all handle cutlery with much greater aplomb....(more)

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We will therefore all be taking a course in etiquette and will simultaneously search for a much more ill-bred replacement. Most importantly we will continue to be great mates, as long as Tim doesn't have to eat with us.
Jul 2015


We've just won 2 categories at this year's Hollywood Songwriting Competition!! We also had 2 finalist placements and 4 further nominations, making 8 placements for 8 different songs!
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Winner in 2 categories: New Age - All At SeaComedy/Novelty - Rolled In Glitter
Finalist in 2 categories: Unsigned - Nietzsche TonightInstrumental - Why Is It?
4 Nominations in 3 categories: Blues - Except Valerie, Unsigned - Everything I'm Not, Jazz - Just Won't Do and All Of You
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Phil Danter
May 2015

Winners!! Indie International Songwriting Contest!!

We've just won another songwriting competition, this time it's the Indie International Songwriting competition 2015 - we've been awarded 1st place in the Jazz/Blues category for 'The More You Look'!!!

Jul 2014


1) Sunday August 31st, 2.30pm at 'The Old Joint Stock' in Birmingham (4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY)

2) Sunday September 21st, 8pm at 'The 100 Club' in London (100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL)

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Phil Danter
Mar 2014

Straight On Red nominated for The Exposure Music Awards 2014

We've been nominated for best act in the Easy/Lounge/Acoustic category of the Exposure Music Awards (in truth, we are all easy)!! Ceremony on March 30th! Wish us luck!!
Nov 2013

Second album due for release March 17th 2014

We're delighted to announce that we've just finished the final stages of mixing and mastering our second album, 'Round 2', which will be officially launched on Monday March 17th!! You'll be able to buy it on this site!

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We're also going to be playing some of the new songs from this album at a gig at The Roadhouse in Covent Garden Piazza on Sunday 15th December, at 6pm (yes, 6pm....it's an early start....don't be late!!). It's free to get in!!

Aug 2013

Straight On Red WINS UK Songwriting Contest!!!

We've just heard that we've WON the jazz category for the UK Songwriting Contest 2013 for 'Nietzsche Tonight'!!!
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The song was also a shortlisted Finalist in the Adult Contemporary category, and another of our songs 'On File' was a semi-finalist in both the Jazz and Adult Contemporary categories!! World domination follows!!


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Phil Danter
Apr 2013

Our very own 'Rent Boy'

Opening tonight, our very own vocalist, Tim Prottey-Jones performs with the 20th Anniversary Concert Tour of the rock musical, 'Rent'. 'Break a leg!' to the cast for tonight! See you in B'ham Tim!
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Tim can be found in the ensemble and singing the parts of 'Gordon' and 'Steve', as well as being the male soloist in 'Seasons of Love' alongside a cast of seasoned West End performers, including Brian May's muse, Kerry Ellis and Tim's pal and fellow contestant from the ITV show 'Superstar', Rory Taylor. 
Apr 2013

"Get Well Soon" to our Key's Player, Kris

Unfortunately we've had to postpone this weekend's recording session due to our keyboard player's hernia operation......
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which isn't very rock 'n' roll....why couldn't he have gone into rehab? That would have been so much cooler to report! Panic not, we've rebooked the studio for July!
Feb 2013

We are heading to the recording studio! Get the glitter ready.

It's getting exciting in the SOR camp... New material is taking shape nicely, & we have confirmed dates to retreat to the studio very soon...
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to get these tracks polished, rolled in glitter & recorded for your audio delectation later in the year! Follow the highs, lows and mishaps of the studio sessions as we'll be blogging throughout... 
Tim Prottey-Jones
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