Arches Venue, Coventry, The Arches Industrial Estate, West Midlands
In 1999 our group began as a covers band playing a varied repertoire of current and classic anthems. Our set included several Stereophonics tracks and it soon became apparent that Shane had the same vocal range and a similar voice to Kelly Jones. So in the summer of 2000 we decided to venture into the world of tribute bands and Stereosonics were born under the original first name of Replicaphonics!
The band mastered the large catalogue of Stereophonics songs and began to perform live on a regular basis. Even playing a fantastic gig at the Working Man's Club in Cwmaman, Wales; where the Stereophonics played their first ever live show, due to it being Kelly, Richard and Stuart's home town! the band had the great pleasure of being joined onstage by Stuart Cable Stereophonics former drummer - which is a personal highlight for all band members. Stereosonics received many compliments that evening regarding Their performance, even being told that Shane sounds like Kelly by Mrs Jones herself! (kellys Mother Beryl) they continued to perform over the years and became renowned for providing great entertainment that could not be rivalled unless you had an audience with the band themselves.