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Heavyball are a hard rocking new tone band now based in London but originally from Nottingham. Formed in late 2011 when brothers Bigface and Habs Salisbury and school friend Johnny Iball, began to play together. 2014 saw them joined by Tom 'Stone Cold' Frost on lead guitar. The band’s sound is a modern interpretation of two tone and ska, with driving percussion and distinctive melodies. Influences include Viz, Shane Meadows and the story writing traditions of country and western.
Black Eye Diaries represents Heavyball's musical journey from their early recordings of 2011 to their latest releases of 2015; their complete body of work over three hectic years together in one album.
Their recordings have been championed by DJs BBC6 Music DJs Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson, BBC London’s Gary Crowley, BBC Ulster’s late Gerry Anderson, Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner, BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson and a personal endorsement from Jimmy Somerville for their unique interpretation the classic 80s hit Smalltown Boy.