5 shows confirmed so far for 2018.
1st up return of Richard Strange’s Doctors of Madness in March with supports from Sister Paul, Lilibud and Sally Wheatley which is a unique collaboration between ex penetration guitarist and Band of Holy Joy frontman Johny Brown – not to be missed.
“The missing link between David Bowie and the Sex Pistols” – I don’t really need to add much to that!!
Busy in April with shows from John Owtay, Chords UK and The Galileo 7.
John Otway might now have reached the ripe old age of 65 but he’s still as mad as a box of frogs who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona. Never a dull moment and yes he will play Really Free!
Chords UK are the latest version of a band who formed as punks embers were dying out and the Mod revival movement was beginning to grow. They were lumped in with the mod scene and played with The Jam a lot but in truth they were just a really good band who played fast melodic pop music. Best known for the anthemic Maybe Tomorrow.
The Galileo 7 feature Allan Crockford who was an original member of Medway rockers The Prisoners and when not playing in Graham Day & The Forefathers records and plays live as The Galileo 7 and play psych-tinged, garage-flavoured, Medway-tainted power-pop that will “Tear Your Mind Out”
May sees the return of kirk Brandon’s Spear of Destiny with support from kirk’s partner in crime Stan Stammer’s band Crazy Pink Revolvers and King Mojo.
Spear of Destiny have a new album out this year entitled “Tontine” and will be airing tracks from it but as ever it’s the olies that get the crowd moving. Not sure “Preacher” will get an airing but I love this clip from Switch which was one of the finest live music shows on British TV in the Eighties.