Since forming in 2018 Bad Actress have delighted crowds all over the UK on tours and festivals that featured the likes of Van Morrison, GUN, Passenger, The Fratellies, Dan Reed Network, The Dead Daisies, Hardcore Superstar, Michael Munroe, Girlschool, Geordie, Grand Slam, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Emeli Sandé, Stiff Little Fingers, Ash, Sam Ryder, Tygers of Pan Tang and many more.
A mainstage appearance at Winterstorm (Troon) in
2021 was followed up with mainstage appearances at Bonfest (Kirriemuir) and Monsterfest (Inverness), and a show at Belladrum Tartan Heart festival (Highlands). And after headlining the second stage at Hard Rock Hell Sleaze 2022 at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, the band was nominated for the HRH Young Blood Award.
In April 2022 the hard hitting quintet joined Marco Mendoza (ex member of Journey, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies, Thin Lizzy and many more) on a UK tour. The tour was met with an incredible response so the band joined Marco for a second UK tour I n November 22. Every bit as successful as the previous one this ended with a killer show at The Underworld, London after which one reviewer wrote “A great young band with a lot of promise and dare I say it, Scotland's worthy Rock successors to Nazareth?”. This was reminiscent of a quote the band had received previously from Kev White of Where The Music Does The Talking - “...possibly the best band the country has produced since Nazareth.”Bad Actress have also played headline shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and their first sold out show in Inverness as well as touring Wales with US rockers, Hardline.
A succession of single releases throughout the pandemic years and beyond kept Bad Actress in the public eye and grew their following continuously.They included their own take on Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Run Rudolph’ in December 2021, which attracted a lot of attention including a slot on STV News. ‘Hellbound’ secured a No.1 slot on an Australian radio station’s daily top ten and was also picked up by BBC Radio. The video for ‘She’s Got Fire’ had 15k hits on YouTube in its first few days, and. ‘Hot Stuff’ (Sept 22) had more than 250 radio plays across four continents (including a No.2 in France) in its first month.