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A sextet hailing from the postal areas of Sunderland, England - Social Room champion an anthemic ‘in your face’ sound that is reminiscent of the UK’s most loved indie rock n roll bands.

Led by the captivating frontman Matty Smith, 2018 has seen the band really come into their own.  The well-received EP ‘Bright Star’ was produced by none other than Dave Stewart of ‪Eurythmics‬ fame, and a number of festival performances have seen the band share the main stage with the likes of ‪Happy Mondays‬, ‪Kaiser Chiefs‬, and Ash.

Currently amongst the critically acclaimed ‘This Feeling’ roster of bands,  the lead EP track ‘Bright Star’ was recently awarded the This Feeling Track of the Week on Gordon Smart’s Radio X show.  Having just played a sell-out hometown show in-front of 400 raucous fans, the band will see out 2018 with a number of nationwide tour dates with popular mod revivalists ‘The Spitfires’.

With the same tour to roll on into early next year, 2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for the band, affirming Social Room as one to watch in 2019.



Matty Smith

Vocals / Guitar


Adam Potts



Chris Leonard

Piano / Synth


Alex Gunn



Tim Harker



Simon Bewick




Brightstar (EP) - 2018

1 - Brightstar
2 - Let's Talk
3 - Kiss Me
4 - When Will I Learn
5 - Not Asking For The World


Be Forever Mine (Single) - 2016

1 - Be Forever Mine
2 - Take
3 - Great Escape


Let Me See You Work It (Single) - 2015

1 - Let Me See You Work It
2 - One More Round
3 - SR7


Victoria Gardens, SunderlandAugust 25th 2019
Camden Assembly, Camden31st August 2019
Sounds of Sunderland Festival, Sunderland28th September 2019
Shiiine On Weekender Festival, Butlin's Minehead15 November 2019



Dave Stewart

"Social Room are a multi-talented band that have worked hard at their craft, they use their musicality to create a perfect platform for the singer Matty Smith to deliver his authoritative vocals with a panache and swagger usually seen on arena size stages by the masters of rock and roll. There are very few new "rock stars" that appear on my Radar but the second I saw Matty Smith perform with the band I knew he was destined to join those noble ranks. Get ready to be a fan not only of Social Room the band and their music but of the raw honesty of the lyrics delivered by this down to earth Northern Lad whose destiny is written all over his face, as William Shakespeare said "It is not in our stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." This is the bands motto and they are proving it to be true."

Narc Magazine

"The band have refined their sound wonderfully, honing sumptuously catchy vocal melodies and dance inducing beats, while also retaining an authentic rock and roll swagger. Having performed some raucous gigs, supporting both local legends and some of the country’s best up and coming bands (including the infinitely hyped Yak recently), Sunderland six-piece Social Room’s penchant for indie rock with a touch of aggression – in the vein of Britpop heroes Oasis with the synthy sound of The Sunshine Underground – has made them one of the north east’s best under the radar groups."

Sun FM

"Social Room are set for big things in 2018"

Strange Noises

"They have melodies that make your heart beat and your feet unable to stop dancing."

The Brighton Magazine

"Up-and-coming band Social Room are here to save you from the perils of pop with their guitar-driven, arena-worthy anthems."

The Chronical

"Making waves in the North East with their upbeat indie rock ‘n’ roll music and the band are enjoying their success."

National Rock Review

"The precursor to the main event was rounded out by a superb set from Social Room. This six piece hailing from Seaham showed no signs of being daunted by the occasion and exuded confidence and swagger reminiscent of early Kasabian in places, they are one to watch out for indeed."

JoeWhereToGo Blog

"A genuinely talented local band with strong melody and solid vocals the band add sweeping synths for superb catchy tunes. Social Room evidently already have a good following already judging from the audience response. The Sunderland-inspired song SR7 brought to mind Robbie Williams (in a good way) and The Who, a cracking tune indeed. The band exhibit powerful song writing mirroring that of the superb This Ground Moves from Newcastle. By rights. This band should be all over the charts."

Peter Mann (The Northern Echo)

"To coin the line from their latest single, “Take all the time you need now,” couldn’t be any truer as they are taking their time in music’s spotlight and then some."

The Northern Echo

"What can only be described as an exhilarating and thunderous set from Wearside’s promising sextet."





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