This will be The Fallen Leaves 8th headline show at The Westgarth Club that I have promoted (plus 2 support shows, one at The Westgarth, one at The Georgian. Also a headline show in Newcastle to boot as well ) .
Why so many shows?
Well quite simply they are one of the best live acts around who simply excel especially at what has now become the band’s second home.
The band believe in keeping things simple both live and in the studio. They have released 4 albums plus a compilation album of selected tracks from the recorded output. They have also just released a live album recorded at the legendary Hope & Anchor in London entitled Maximum Minimum and (if there’s any left) it will be available to but at he show on Saturday.
You should know the manifesto by now but just in case:
“Simple Songs For Complex People. Punk Rock For Gentlemen. No Jeans. No t-shirts. No Cover-Versions. The Fallen Leaves believe in the DIY Punk ethos. Song, Sound and Performance are all. Recordings are live, minimal overdubs. As the self proclaimed champions of the glorious underachievers The Fallen Leaves ask you to remember … Simple and easy are not the same thing. “
What do they sound like?
A cross between The Who and The Ramones might just cover it.
Tickets are £7 in advance plus any booking fees or it’s £9 on the door,
Tickets are available from the Westgarth Club itself (check for opening hours. Online from SEE Tickets. In person from Sound It Out Records in Stockton.In person from the box office of Middlesbrough Town Hall and on line via their web site here
Original support act The Moron-O-Phonics have had to withdraw at their guitarist is stranded in America. King Mojo were added to the bill but had to pull out for “personal reasons”.
Thee Strawberry Mynde have stepped up and will be the main support. At the time of writing it’s not been possible to find a second suitable band to open up. We’re still trying but it’s likely now at this late date it will just be the one support act.
The next show features Goodbye Mr MacKenzie. The band were extremely popular in the late Eighties/early Nineties but never quite managed t make the final breakthrough. Three core members of the band, Martin Metcalfe, Fin Kelly & Derek Wilson have played together since in various incarnations but most notably as The Filthy Tongues and reaching great acclaim in doing so. Now the MacKenzies are back and joined by guitarist Big John Duncan with Rona Scobie alongside. The band have played a number of sell out shows and this is the only show in the North of England.
PUNK ROCK FOR GENTLEMEN What do they sound like? Punk / Mod / Garage / Beat If you can imagine a cross between The Who and The Ramones you might get somewhere close…. “Sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop” What does the Manifesto say? No jeans. No t-shirts. No cover-versions. The Fallen Leaves believe in the DIY Punk ethos. Song, Sound and Performance are all. Recordings are live.Minimal overdubs. As the self proclaimed champions of the glorious underachievers The Fallen Leaves ask you to remember ……
Final show of the year is a co promotion with the good folk at Tees Music Alliance and features Mancunian legends A Certain Ratio. The band are on a high at the moment having played numerous festivals over the summer promoting the entire back catalogue being re-issued on Mute Records. The band are touring through the Autumn/Winter and play at The Georgian Theatre on December 6th.
Formed at the outset of punk, pioneers of what became post punk the band have influenced a host of old and new bands and still thriving today 40 years.
We had a great night in the newly refurbished Green Room in Stockton on Friday 27th September when The Cyanide Pills, The Filth and The Continental Quilts played. All 3 bands were excellent. It was a great turn out on a cold and wet night with the gig not far short of being a sell out. Hopefully these excellent photos taken by Steve White will give you an impression of how good it was!
First confirmed show of 2020. A co promotion with the good folk at Tees Music Alliance and The Georgian Theatre, Stockton. The return of the one, the only Pete Wylie on March 27th. Tickets available from The Georgian now and from Fast Forward Ticket links soon.
Kitty Daisy & Lewis play at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on Saturday 8th June (Doors 8pm) Tickets £15 advance here
The Durham siblings can play just about any instrument going and routinely change around during a set likely to consist of punk-infused pop, R&B, jazz, soul, blues, ska, country, rock ‘n’ roll and more.
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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The band have also just released their new single, a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed Delivered” as part of the project celebrating 60 years of Motown.
The Pack play in Newcastle next Friday night, 7th June, and it promises to be a great gig. Advance tickets without booking fees available from the Kirk Brandon web site in the link below. https://kirkbrandon.com/shows