September 2010

The Autumn months have arrived so what better way to warm your cockles than coming indoors to one of London's new pop-up venues: The Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park. Valkyrie, Ben, Will and Attila are all frantically gathering nuts, fruit and eating carb-laden foods to ensure the warmest of calorie-fueled hugs that they can muster. The atmosphere will be so warm that you'll want to put off hibernation for at least another week or two we guarantee.

Das Fluff + Bee Stings + Parking Offence

The Silver Bullet, 5 Station Place, London N4 2DH
(opposite Finsbury Park Station)

Sunday 3 October, 7pm til late





June 2010

Mannequin SocialExperience Bee Stings as you've never seen them before: stripped down, laid bare and intimate. Let Valkyrie's succulent coos glide over you like a waterfall of kisses. Feel a quiver of desire as Will parts his legs to pluck and scrape at his wooden instrument. See Ben ham-fistedly hammer away on his organ.

Basically, Attila's on holiday and we're doing a gig anyway. Will's on cello. See you there, OK?

Mannequin presents...

Betty (as seen on The L Word)
+ Substatic, The Voyeurist, Maighread, Bee Stings, Cinnamon Antics, MDMX

Thursday 8th July, 7pm - 1am

83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

£10 in advance from Mannequin Social



February 2010

Gig! Koochooloo at Bardens Boudoir

Come to Bardens Boudoir on Saturday 24 April to get in touch with your inner lesbian, hear your favourite Bee Stings tracks being played at a high volume with spontaneous quirky mistakes, drink, dance, be merry and wake up feeling all achy but satisfied. Here's the lowdown:

Koochooloo @ Bardens Boudoir
36 - 44 Stoke Newington Road
London N16 7XJ

Sat 24 April, 8pm-late (onstage 11pm)

£5 before 11pm, £8 there on in

It's a mixed gay/straight night and it's a club night so bring your dancing shoes!




August 2009

Bee Stings hard at workBee Stings announce the imminent arrival of their second album. Recorded over 12 months at their studio in Hackney, it includes old favourites Gold Digger and A Little Life, eight new tracks and a murderous take on a jazz standard. It will be available as a free download from this site from Monday 28 September, which also happens to be Brigitte Bardot's birthday. Coincidence?

Bee Stings will be celebrating with a launch party and gig in Stoke Newington on Friday 2nd October (which is Sting's birthday, but that really is a coincidence). The party is free for everyone on our mailing list, so sign up here to get your invite.



May 2008

Bee Stings on (very short) tour

Catch your merry Bee Stings this weekend at:

Fri 23 May 10pm-late
£5 advance

The Plug, Matilda Street, Sheffield S1 4QD (supporting Bison) INFO MAP

Sat 24 May

Brewery Tap, Harbour Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 2LZ INFO MAP


March 2008

Next Gig: Cafe de Paris, Friday 2 May

Cafe de ParisWhat better place to witness the sensory delights of Bee Stings than in London's most lavish and decadent of venues, Cafe de Paris. Located in the heart of London a stone's throw from Leicester Square, it once played host to Ken "Snakehips" Johnson, and Samantha Mumba popped along more recently. With a barrage of great new songs to unleash, it's a gig that's not to be missed. Check out for more information and click here for flyers to print out, giving you cheap entry (FREE before 7pm).

Fri 2 May 6:30-10:30,
£5 b4 8pm

Cafe Rocks @ Cafe de Paris, 3-4 Coventry Street, London W1D 6BL




January 2008

Bee Stings at Cross Kings, Sat 26th

Kings are hardly ever cross, except for King Kong, and Jonathan King, probably. However, that's no reason to have anything but the upmost faith in the forthcoming Bee Stings gig at Cross Kings (near Kings Cross) on Saturday 26 January. The night is hosted by the endearingly obnoxious Turning Worm, and features live music from Winners, some other band (TBC), Bride and Groom (who you may recognise) commandeering the decks and your friendly Stings rounding off the night. And it's quite a pleasant venue too - see! Yes, yes, it's late January and you're skint. Boo hoo. Get down to the venue and put some high-octane happiness into your life.

Sat 26th January Turning Worm @ Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1 0AX INFO , MAP



December 2007


Buttoned Down Disco's F*ck NYE Party - click for more infoWhat are your plans for New Year's Eve? Overpriced club? Sparklers in Trafalgar Square? Why punish yourself? Buttoned Down Disco take their insatiable party spirit to one of central London's finest club/venues on 30th December for what promises to be the best anti-NYE party you could possibly hope for. It's FREE ENTRY before 10pm, and for that princely sum you get four top quality bands (including Bee Stings, on at midnight), plus three other rooms playing party tracks spanning pop, indie, electro, funk... basically, music that will make you deliriously happy. And there's a cinema room and drinks deals before midnight. Verily, it will a fine old night.

As always, the venue is top secret until the day of the event, whereupon you'll receive an email telling you where to gather - contact Buttoned Down Disco here to receive an invite.

Sun 30th December Buttoned Down Disco F*ck NYE Party, @ secret London location INFO, MAP




November 2007

**STOP PRESS*** Bee Stings perform at Metro, Oxford Street on Monday 19th November.

Onstage at 8pm. Mail us here to put your name on the £3 guest list. Map here

Next London Gig: BoxBot at Bethnal Green WMC, Sunday 2nd December

BoxBotIf your idea of a fun Sunday afternoon involves gathering with likeminded souls to build robot costumes from cardboard boxes, egg cartons and toilet rolls, strapping yourself in to your new cybernetic skin and dancing the night away to a blurry succession of live music, robot opera, games, films, art and DJs, we can reveal the most amazing and wonderful coincidence. So do we! What's more, you, us and everyone else gets a chance to do exactly that on Sunday 2nd December at the BoxBot all-dayer. The day's activities start at 2pm, with Bee Stings taking to the stage at 8:30. And remember, small pets make great robots too.


October 2007

Next London Gig: Diablesse @ Lark in the Park, Sunday 11th November

London Fetish FairBee Stings strap themselves in for some salubrious fun at Diablesse, the official aftershow party for the London Fetish Fair. Featuring live music and DJs brought to you by the Organ team, the Club is hosted by Mistress Rebekka Raynor and will feature a totally private indoor playspace with a marquee tented courtyard along with a music area and a friendly bar. If it all gets a bit much for you, Ben has agreed to chaperone a solemn pilgrimage to the church presbytery where he was born, just a few doors down the road at number 157 Copenhagen Street. Or Hokenbacon Street, as he used to call it before he learnt how to say Copenhagen. Anyway, the point being...

Sun 11th November, onstage 7:30 Diablesse @
Lark in the Park,
60 Copenhagen Street, N1 0JW
£10 (mail us for guest list)

August 2007

Watch the Pressure video on
Organ TV

Subba Cultcha PodcastThe video for Bee Stings' debut single Pressure (Running Away) receives its first airing on national TV on Wednesday 5th September. Tune in to Organ TV on SKY channel 160 at 10.30pm on Weds 5th (or catch the repeat: Sunday 9th, 11.15pm, Sky 883). The video was produced and directed by the band and highlights the worrying consequences of misusing home chemistry sets.

Next London Gig: Proud Galleries, Wednesday 29th August

Catch Bee Stings live at Proud Galleries, Camden on Wednesday 29th August. This great venue has only just established itself as the coolest place to spill beer on a Razorlight, and already it's off to new pastures – it's closing two days after our gig. So get down there on Wednesday so you can reminisce fondly about how much better it was in the good old days.

Hosted by Turning Worm, the revenge-hungry revolutionaries of underground music, the night comprises a pair of insectoid bands followed by an abomination: Bee Stings take to the stage at 8:30pm, sandwiched between Daddy Long Legs and headliners Yeti – a band who have almost nothing to do with

Weds 29th August, onstage 8:30 Turning Worm @
Proud Galleries, Camden NW1 8AH
£6 on door


June 2007

Next London Gig: Friday 13th July

Don't panic: lots of good things can happen on Friday 13th, such as a Bee Stings gig at their spiritual home, the Water Rats Theatre near Kings Cross. Ben was born near there, you know? Expect new songs, excessive merriment and big, dirty love from your favourite maximalist pop band. Open from 7pm-2am, with Bee Stings taking the stage at 11pm. Map here. £6 with flyers available here.

Click for flyers to print




March 2007

Debut Album Launch Party, Thursday 7th June

Bee Stings are proud to announce the release of their debut album, Life by Misadventure, available now from iTunes, our online shop and selected Fopp stores. Recorded over two years in three studios and featuring fourteen musicians, the self-produced album is a true labour of love that we can't wait for you to hear. Read a glowing review from Subba Cultcha here. Then read another rapturous review from Hecklerspray here.

To celebrate, Bee Stings cordially invite you to join them at The 100 Club, Oxford Street on Thursday 7th June to be part of the birthing ceremony of their album. Live music comes courtesy of Bee Stings, label-mates Schmoof, debonair deviant Antony Elvin, plus DJ sets from Dollyrocker (Buttoned Down Disco), DJ Choccy (Queer Council) and the Tits of Death Rock Action DJ Team. Download flyers here. Join us for some after-show fun with Miss-Shapes @ Ghetto straight after the gig.

  Life by Misadventure


13th November 2006

Bee Stings' Debut Single Out Now

Click to go directly to our shopBee Stings are proud to announce the release of their debut single Pressure (Running Away) on Council Pop Records on 13th November 2006, available to buy from iTunes or our online store. Remixes come from Dead Stereo (aka Bimbo Jones), Transonic Storm, Idiotech and label-mates Schmoof, with artwork by the mysterious Mr Bartle. Watch the video here or on our Myspace page.

Click to launch store or download iTunes software


12th November 2006

Club Fandango on 7th December

Catch Bee Stings live at a venue near you.

Click for flyers to print

Thur 7 December Islington Bar Academy
Sat 9 December Brewery Tap, Lowestoft
Sat 16 December Prince Albert, Brighton
Fri 5 January 2007

Lippy @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

Fri 16 February 2007 Buttoned Down Liveshow
93 Feet East, London
Sun 11 March 2007 g3 magazine 6th birthday party
Cafe de Paris, London


19th October 2006

Live Shows

Thu 9 November Ginglik, Shepherd's Bush
Sat 11 November Borderline, Soho

Click for large flyerBee Stings celebrate the launch of their debut single with two London shows: on Thursday 9th November at West London's premier underground converted toilet, Ginglik in Shepherd's Bush, and on Saturday 11th at Borderline in the heart of the West End. The band are on at 8.30 on both dates so get down in plenty of time and don't make any plans for the morning after. Click for flyers to view or print.

1 Shepherd's Bush Green,
London W12 8PH

Thursday 9 November
Doors 7pm
On stage 8.30

£4 with flyer

Flyers here
Map here

Orange Yard
(off Manette Street), London W1D 4JB

Saturday 11 November
Doors 7pm
On stage 8.30

£5 with flyer

Flyers here
Map here



28th September 2006

Live at Islington Academy Bar

Click for flyers

Bee Stings
+ The Matchsticks + Deaf Stereo

Isington Bar Academy
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS

Wednesday 18th October
7pm - 11pm, onstage 8pm

£4 with flyer

Map here
Flyers here


6th September 2006

Live at Discovery @ Too2Much, 27th September

Click for flyers to print

Bee Stings
+ Girl Friday + Richard Pallot

Discovery @ Too2Much
1 Walkers Court, London W1F 0ED

Wednesday 27 September
Doors 7.30pm

£8 on the door

Map here
Flyers here



31st August 2006

Next London gig: 5th September at Club Fandango @ Dublin Castle

Click for flyers to print

Bee Stings
+ The Hedrons + New Adventures + Ejector Seat

Club Fandango @ Dublin Castle
94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN

Tuesday 5 September
Doors 8pm, Onstage 10pm

Map here
Flyers here



23rd August 2006

Next London gig: 30th August at Islington Bar Academy

Click for flyers

Bee Stings
supporting Kharma 45

Islington Bar Academy
1st Floor, N1 Shopping Centre, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel

Wednesday 30 August
Doors 7pm, Onstage 8pm

Map here
Flyers here


3rd August 2006

UKmusicsearch Review

Online fanzine UKmusicsearch use words like "impressive", "frenetic" and "pop nugget" to describe Bee Stings' songs, and "real star in the making" in reference to Valkyrie. Read the full article here.



26th July 2006

Next London gig: 22nd August at Pop

Click for flyersWhere else can you see your favourite maximalist pop band perform in kitsch 70s-styled surroundings a boulder's throw away from Oxford Street at 7.30pm on a Tuesday while enjoying the heady delights of a happy hour that lasts until 9pm? There is nowhere else. This is it.

Bee Stings
+ loads of other bands

14 Soho Street, London W1D 3DN

Tuesday 22 August
Doors 7pm, Onstage 7:30 WE KID YOU NOT!

Map here
Flyers here


19th July 2006

Spread Eagle on 25th July

Click for flyersBee Stings' next live outing is on Tuesday 25th July at the Spread Eagle, the exact point where London's trendiest and seediest inhabitants converge. Come to hear booty-shaking pop songs, and perhaps stuff a handful of fake notes into Valkyrie's garter.

Spread Eagle
2 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA

Tuesday 25th July

Flyers for printng here
Map here





30th June 2006

Hoxton Bar & Grill on 18th July

Click for flyersBee Stings' next live outing is on Tuesday 18th July at the Hoxton Bar & Grill. Order drinks from your future husband/wife, pick a fight with a Hoxtonite, take a swing on the dancefloor with your very own bulldozers of pop (hi) and be tucked up with a cup of cocoa before midnight. Click here for flyers.

Hoxton Bar & Grill
2 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU

Tuesday 18th July
doors 7.30pm, onstage 9pm

£4 with flyer

Flyers for printing here
Map here




2nd June 2006

Next London gig: Thursday 29th June

Bee Stings
+ Neech + Paperadio + Lecuna House

Thursday 29th June
Doors 8pm - Onstage 9pm

Buffalo Bar
259 Upper Street
Highbury & Islington tube
Click here for map

£4 with flyer
available here

Click for flyers

Get out your diaries and permanent markers and make a big Bee Stings shaped pattern on the day that is Thursday 29th June. You might also want to write "Buffalo Bar - just outside Highbury & Islington tube station". Or you could just click here to download flyers to print out. See you there!

30th May 2006

Subba Cultcha interviews Valkyrie

ValkyrieValkyrie answers some of life's imponderable questions, covering everything from quantum physics to Angelina Jolie, and even sheds some light on the Bee Stings sound along the way. Read the interview here.


15th May 2006

Honey Trap at the 100 Club

Click for flyersBee Stings host the first ever Honey Trap club night at 100 Club, Oxford Street on Thursday 1st June. Very special guests include The Priscillas and Hey Gravity, DJ sets from Schmoof and the Tits of Death Rock Action DJ Team plus a mind-boggling assortment of tricks and treats to kickstart your summer. Click here to download flyers.




24th April 2006

Bee Stings on your iPod

Subba Cultcha Podcast - unsigned up & comingHear Bee Stings' rock anthem Most as part of the inaugural podcast from Subba Cultcha, champions of the UK's underground rock scene. Drag the left button below into iTunes software to sign up for regular updates and to transfer to your iPod, or click the right button to stream directly from the website. Read the full track listing here.


13th April 2006

Next London gig: Wednesday 26 April

Your next appointment with Bee Stings is on Wednesday 26th April at Number 10, a stone's throw from Westbourne Park tube station. Witness the spectacle of five bands squeezing into one of London's most intimate venues. Support comes from Ryez, Conway Story, Sleeping Years and My Octopus George.

Wednesday 26th April
Number 10

10 Golborne Road, London W10 5PE
Doors 7.45, onstage 10pm
£5.50 with flyer





25th March 2006

Club Fandango on 12th April

If you're struggling to contain your enthusiasm for the delight that is Bee Stings live, let Wednesday 12th April be the night you give into temptation. Bee Stings return to the Water Rats for a night high-octane musical indulgence, hosted by the relentlessly fantastic Club Fandango. Download flyers from printing here. More details at

Role of Honour

Chewbaccarach rips into another easy listening classicThanks to everyone who helped make our album completion party on 24th March the best live show we have ever had the pleasure of performing - thanks to our fantastic supporting acts Tits of Death and Chewbaccarach, to our guest performers Ivan, Robbie, JJ and Joy, to Mel, Marcus and everyone at Plum Promotions, to Yuki, Eve, Burns, Pablo and Ivan for manning the t-shirt stall and video cameras, behind-the-scenes help from Annette, Oliver and Paul - and to our audience who were enthusiastic, plentiful and generally wonderful in every possible way. Photos of the night will be up on the site soon, but in the meantime we hope you'll be happy with this picture of the original and best one-Wookie band, Chewbaccarach.




10th Febraury 2006

London Calling

Bee Stings, poised at the precipiceAfter a break of more than a year, Bee Stings will be returning to the London live circuit with a bang on Friday 24th March at Water Rats, Kings Cross. This gig is not one to miss: an album's worth of new songs, a new line up and more explosions, tumbling dwarves and intoxicating pleasure than you've ever seen in a 200-capacity venue. Download flyers for printing here.

Album Talent Call

As the final touches are being lavished onto Bee Stings' debut album, the band require some extra special talents to bring harmony and balance to the proceedings. Do you have what it takes? They're looking for:

- Opera singer
- Vet or vetinary nurse
- Remixers
- Video artists, set designers, choreographers, fashion/graphic designers, photographers, milliners and anyone else with a flair for making stuff that looks fantastic.



Spring Tour

Ah, the joys of spring. Get yourself down to your local entertainment establishment on these here dates. More to be announced soon.

Monday 20 February Mojos Bar Reading
Saturday 11 March Brewery Tap Lowestoft
Saturday 18 March Vic Bars Newquay
Friday 24 March Water Rats London
Friday 31 March Actress & Bishop Birmingham
Wednesday 12 April Water Rats


Wednesday 26 April Number 10


Friday 26 May Brewery Tap Lowestoft
Thursday 1 June 100 Club London
Saturday 17 June Prince Albert Brighton
Monday 19 June Sunrise Festival Somerset
Thursday 29 June Buffalo Bar London

Bee Stings are now on Myspace - go visit them here.

Join our mailing list here.



20th December 2005

Winter Lock-in

December and January will see Bee Stings barricade themselves into the studio with just a kettle and a copy of Deborah Addington's A Hand in the Bush for company. They hope to emerge in February with a completed debut album, ready to astound and delight music lovers the world over.



Tour de Force

Bee Stings at Plan B, BrixtonA big thanks to everyone who made it to Bee Stings' shows in November. The band made lots of new friends, met some great bands, drove 1,190 miles, survived two breakdowns, got one parking ticket, lost one hat, had 16 arguments, appeared on the radio four times, got drunk six times, met an excitable puppy and a spider-eating cat and had a thoroughly ace time. You'll find photographic evidence of their exploits on our Gallery page. BB Stings still misses his hat, though. If you know its whereabouts please get in touch.

Where am I?



2nd December 2005


Radio Activity

On 30th November Bee Stings' song Pressure Tank was played on Splash FM as part of the White Room Track Review, where three unsigned bands compete for the listener's vote. Visit to hear the competition and vote for your favourite, and tune in between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday 14th December to see whether the voting public agrees with you. Splash FM is available in Southeast England at 107.7FM or online at



28th November 2005

TalkSport Hat Trick

Hello to all those who've found their way to the website after hearing Bee Stings on TalkSport on Thursday morning. This was the band's third appearance on Mike Mendoza's show, after winning the vote with Pressure Tank on 10th November and again with Most on 17th. You can hear all three songs in full length on our Listen page.



Autumn Tour Continues

Bee Stings at Royal Park Cellars, LeedsAfter some great gigs up and down the country, the final date of Bee Stings' autumn tour is on Tuesday 29 November at Plan B in Brixton alongside The Ryes and Second Sun. This will be their last live show until the New Year, so don't go missing it.

Tuesday 29 November onstage 9pm

Plan B 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY

£4 with flyer




20th November 2005

Autumn Tour

Bee Stings kick-started their autumn tour with three gigs in Lowestoft, London and Sheffield over the weekend, topped off by a night huddled up in the broken down van telling ghost stories until Sheffield's garages opened for business. It's not over yet, though: catch Bee Stings at the following events this month.

Friday 25 November Leeds
Tuesday 29 November

Brixton, London
(flyers available here)




1st November 2005

New Line Up

AttilaOn 30th July BW Stings was sadly taken from Bee Stings' tender bosom by the winds of time, leaving the band with the unenviable task of finding a new drummer to fill his shoes. Salvation eventually came in the form of Attila, a man whose sole purpose in life is to beat the crap out of resonant objects. Read his biography here.

Bee Stings have also been recording with a dizzying assortment of brass and string players, vocalists and anyone else they've happened to meet on their travels. Sneak previews of Bee Stings' debut album are currently available on the Listen page.

Bee Stings Autumn Tour

After 10 months' hard graft in the studio, Bee Stings are salivating with anticipation at the prospect of getting on the road this autumn at venues up and down the country. Be one of the first to hear their new songs at:

Friday 11 November Lowestoft
Saturday 12 November Lewisham, London
Sunday 13 November Sheffield
Friday 18 November Swindon
Friday 25 November Leeds
Tuesday 29 November Brixton, London



28th August 2005

Synth Heaven/Cable Hell

This week Bee Stings have been busying themselves with an assortment of weird dusty old magnificent sounding synths kindly supplied by the folk from Schmoof. The Roland System 100m deserves a special mention, offering as it does the combined pleasures of classic analogue synthesis and nineteenth century telephone exchanges. The band are delighted to announce that their basslines are now sounding raunchier than ever before, and have decided that the 100m is a fair swap for the strap-on they loaned to Schmoof four years ago and haven't seen since.


New stuff to click

Can't remember what Bee Stings look like? Remind yourself here.

Check out the sneak previews of tracks coming soon to a Bee Stings album near you here.






17th July 2005

Research and Destroy

Work on Bee Stings' debut album has now entered a critical phase. With 14 songs sculpted to perfection, all that remains is to record the vocals, drop in some guitar and bass parts, gather up a plentiful supply of strange synths, stringed and bellow-powered instruments and mix them all together using arcane Soviet military technology. Get a sneak preview of the results on our Listen page.

Can't remember what Bee Stings look like? Remind yourself here.


Cherish released on 12" vinyl

Valkyrie's collaboration with ILS has been released as the lead single from his latest album, Bohemia, available on Distinctive Records. Cherish is available on two 12" singles, one featuring mixes by ILS and Adam Freeland, the other featuring Vicious Circle. You can also hear Bee Stings' own version of the song - known to Bee Stings fans as Most - on our Listen page.




10th May 2005

The Audio Mangle

Recording of Bee Stings' debut album continues with increased vigour after early signs suggest that it is going to be very good indeed. There are 13 songs currently destined for inclusion, including live favourites Most, Apollo 69 and Ninjas vs Aliens, plus six brand new songs. One of these was premiered at February's gig in Cargo, although its working title - Weevil Knievel - will probably change at some point.

New Stuff to Click

Check out the band biography and special interest pages here.


Valkyrie Goes Solo

To anyone who's heard something eerily similiar to Bee Stings' rock anthem Most on Radio 1 recently, no you're not imagining it. The band's singer Valkyrie has teamed up with breakbeat producer ils on the track Cherish, which uses the same vocals as Most (currently available for download on our Listen page). Cherish appears on ils's brand new album, Bohemia, and is due for single release soon.





6th March 2005

On The Record

Recording of Bee Stings' debut album is well and truly underway. The band spent a week recording drums at their studio and in a local church, putting them in good stead for the Armageddon Wall of Death drum sound they're hoping to achieve. These recordings will spend the next few weeks in the blender before work commences on laying down guitar, bass and vocals.


We Need Your Help

Arguments have already broken out over the title of the album - so far, everyone in the band hates everyone else's suggestions. The only exception is that BB Stings really likes Billy 's Vagina In Your Hands, but it turns out that it wasn't a serious suggestion and BWB doesn't actually like it himself. Have you got any better ideas? Email your suggestions to





17th February 2005

Bee Stings Debut Album

A big thanks to all those who made it to Cargo on 16th February to catch the band in action. Bee Stings are now taking a break from live outings to concentrate on recording their debut album, scheduled for release this autumn. If they get stuck with anything they might need your help, so be sure to visit again regularly and collect any good song names, interesting sounds and lewd pictures you find along the way.


New Stuff

The electro-fuelled Real and live favourite Most are now available for download on our Listen page. This is also the place to watch footage of Bee Stings' performance at Metro Bar, with excerpts from Hope..., Ninjas vs Aliens, Apollo 69 and Earthquake.

Check out photos taken at recent performances at Marquee Club and Water Rats here.




January 2005


Live in London

Your next appointment with Bee Stings is on...


Wednesday 16th February

83 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
7pm til 12pm - onstage 8.30pm
£3 with flyer
Get a map for the venue here.

Download flyers for Cargo, 16th February






22nd November 2004

London Live Dates

Bee Stings will be contorting themselves into classic rock poses at the following venues:

Friday 3rd December

19-23 Oxford Street
7.30pm-10.30pm, £5 with flyer
Get a map for the venue here.
Download flyers for printing out here.

Tuesday 22nd February

83 Rivington Street
Get a map for the venue here.



Bee Stings In Action

Check out photos taken at recent performances at Marquee Club and Water Rats by clicking here.



3rd September 2004

Marquee Christening

Bee Rock lets rip at the MarqueeA big thanks to everyone who came down to Leicester Square on Tuesday 31st to witness Bee Stings be the first ever band to play at the newly relaunched Marquee Club. Special thanks goes to Allan and all at Plum Promotions for inviting us, and to Nathan for providing an endless supply of beer. This venue will go far.




Making Tracks

Bee Stings are back in the studio this week, working on new songs and recording some old favourites. Keep an eye out for the results on our Listen page. Meanwhile, Valkyrie and Billy have been out making a good impression on the music industry, which apparently involved skateboarding on the tube before passing out the platform at Highbury and Islington station. For these acts of heroism and bravery, we salute you.



27th August 2004

Bee Stings play the Marquee

Bee Stings are proud to announce that their next live date will be at the brand new location of the legendary Marquee Club on Tuesday 31st August. Running since 1958 in Oxford Street, Wardour Street and Charing Cross Road, the venue has seen the biggest names in rock tread its boards. After a brief period in the Angel, its new owners are bringing the Marquee back to the heart of Soho.

The venue officially opens on 1st September, but Bee Stings will be playing a private showcase gig to friends and industry members the day before. This is a strictly guestlist only gig, but if you feel you've been rudely denied an invite please drop us an email at

The Marquee feels the power of 80s rock

Marquee Club
1 Leicester Square
Tuesday 31st August
Doors 8pm, onstage 9pm

Get a map for the Marquee Club here.

Get on the guestlist by sending your full name (by Monday 30th) to


7th August 2004

Drowned Rats

Bee Stings rock the Water Rats TheatreBee Stings thank all those who came to the Water Rats on Friday to help make it possibly the most fun and definitely the most sweaty gig they’ve done to date. The band are now looking forward to working through the stockpile of song ideas they’ve built up over the last couple of months, including one about rubber fetishes and the criminal justice system. Come back soon for more photos from the gig and news of future appointments with your loving, caring Bee Stings.


3rd August 2004


The Power of Flowers

A dishevelled party-goer discovers Sunday mornings aren't for himLast Sunday's filming of the video for Half Human was generally considered a success, although BB Stings got a bit sunburnt, and if anyone spots three large balloons with a video camera dangling underneath please could they get in touch as soon as possible. A week of video editing beckons as Bee Stings hope to premiere their latest visual adventure at their performance at the Water Rats on Friday.



27th July 2004


Hookers and Hyacinths

Columbia Road flower marketBee Stings are proud to present the video for Apollo 69, which is projected behind the band at concerts and now appears on the Listen page. In preparation for next week's concert at Water Rats Theatre, they'll be waking up extremely early on Sunday to shoot a new video for their uplifting darkcore goth riff-fest Half Human at Columbia Road flower market. Come along on Sunday to be an extra in their film, or on Friday 6th to see the finished results.




20th July 2004


Slappers' Delight

You six of them for a pound in LiverpoolBee Stings has just completed a mix of their juicy R'n'B workout Apollo 69, which has been delighting audiences at Bee Stings shows since its first outing last summer. Look out for the video featuring cheap tarts, space exploration and a phone box, which appears projected above the band at Bee Stings gigs, and should be appearing on our Listen page very soon.




12th July 2004

Live in London

After five months locked in Honeyscope Studio, Bee Stings returns to the stage a little hungry and confused, but with new songs, new moves and a new-found inner strength. Witness for yourself the fruits of their effort on

Friday 6 August
Water Rats Theatre
328 Grays Inn Road
London W1CX 8BZ
Doors 8pm
Onstage 10pm

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Big Willy Bee rides the ringIn a brief break from songwriting and squabbling, BB Stings and Billy Byers Jr spent last week in Turkey. When not plotting schemes against Valkyrie and BW Stings, they found Turkish pop music interesting but a little morose, and enjoyed feeding chicken drumsticks to turtles. They also hatched a plan to open a chain of bars called Jonny Pisshead to cater for English tourists throughout the world.