Category Archives: Live Shows

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Extremely pleased to announce that Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are the latest confirmed show for 2019. Taking place at The Georgian Theatre on Saturday June 8th this will be one of the highlights of the summer.

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have come a long way since they broke through in 2006 with their second single, the exhilarating ‘Mean Son Of A Gun’. The trio of siblings, from a musical family – dad, Graeme Durham, an engineer at London’s Exchange studio, mum, Ingrid Weiss, the former drummer in post punkers ‘The Raincoats’ – have since then cemented their reputation with three critically acclaimed albums, 2008’s self titled debut, 2011’s ‘Smoking In Heaven’ and 2015’s ‘The Third’, and their fourth, ‘Superscope’, which is quite frankly their most accomplished to date.

Described as “a gift to those of us who still believe in magic,” London sisters & brother Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are an extraordinary trio of songwriters who can play any instrument they lay their hands on.

With sales of over a quarter of a million albums and sold out headline worldwide tours, they have also opened for Coldplay, Mark Ronson and Stereophonics.

Their latest album Superscope is a sparkling analogue production, recorded in their vintage studio in Camden Town. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis are often pigeonholed with the retro tag, but Superscope is no genre exercise. Yes, they are proud of their influences – R&B, blues, funk, jazz and soul – but their music is cast in their own image. “There’s no nostalgia, no recreation of past eras,” says Daisy. “It’s a mixture of all of our minds, a real melting pot.”

“And most importantly,” says Lewis, who never wanted to be a musician in the first place, “it’s a real gas”.

Starting out young, they have inspired audiences and gathered an impressive fan base from Amy Winehouse to David Lynch. Each rotating on different instruments with a live set that includes punk-infused pop, R&B, jazz, soul, blues, ska, country, rock ‘n’ roll and more, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis mix up genres to perfection!

Tickets are available NOW from all the usual outlets.

Spear of Destiny – New Show

Kirk Brandon Press Picture bt Simon DrakeThe latest show to be announced sees the return of old friends Spear of Destiny for a midweek Westworld warm up show.

The band are currently on a month long jaunt around America and are going great guns by all accounts. Once they return and are suitably refreshed the band head out on a small run of shows ahead of their incredibly popular Westworld weekend in Crewe. The tour kicks off with a return to the Westgarth Club in Middlesbrough.

The show will feature several tracks from the  classic “One Eyed Jacks” album which this year celebrates the 35th Anniversary of it’s release way back in 1984.

Tickets are available on line from SEE Tickets, from inside the club if you call in or can be purchased directly from the Fast Forward without booking fees or postage costs by using the paypal link below.

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Support comes from local band The Relitics who have established themselves on the local scene and beyond as well as playing several festivals along the way.

A Certain Ratio – December 6th

Latest show is a co promotion with Tees Music Alliance at The Georgian Theatre featuring A Certain Ratio on December 6th.

A Certain Ratio are proud to be a partner of Action Against Hunger’s MealTickets campaign, with £1 from ticketing fees on each ticket supporting the charity’s amazing work saving the lives of malnourished children around the world. http://againsthunger.uk/mealtickets

TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY AT 10AM.

Initially on line sales via the Georgian web site at http://bit.ly/2IbqcqO

 

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The Monochrome Set Georgian Theatre Nov 30th

Primordial soup: Andy Warren and Bid went to school together, Lester Square and Adam Ant both attended Hornsey School of Art. The latter two formed a band called “The B-Sides”, which Andy joined sometime in 1976. Bid also joined a couple of months later, and Adam left shortly after. Lester, Andy and Bid occasionally continued to write and rehearse together (it was around this time that some of the songs later to be used by The Monochrome Set were written, e.g., Goodbye Joe, He’s Frank, Puerto-Rican Fence Climber, Lester Leaps In), until Adam formed The Ants with Lester and Andy. Whilst Andy continued on with Adam to record the first Ants album, Lester left The Ants in 1977, to form, firstly The Zarbies & The Ectomorphs with Bid and Jeremy Harrington, and then The Monochrome Set with Bid (Jeremy joined later).

To quote the Asahi Evening News, 1993: “When B-Sides singer Adam Ant quit the band for an ill-fated solo career, The Monochrome Set was born.”
 
You could say the band were reborn, certainly rejuvenated in 2012 with the release of the first new material in nearly 20 years with the album Platinum Coils. Since then the band have been prolific releasing further new material in 2013 with Super Plastic City followed by Spaces Everywhere (2015) Cosmonaut (2016) and Maisieworld this year.
 
Support comes from The Cathode Ray who make a welcome return to Teesside after supports with BOHJ, Fallen Leaves and Wire. Tickets from venue or here: Fast Forward Shows via SEE Tickets