Theatre of Hate Show Rescheduled.

The Theatre of Hate show that should have been taking place tomorrow (Thursday 16th December) has had to be rescheduled due to singer Kirk Brandon being involved in an accident and having to rest for 48 hours. (see statement below)

Apologies for the short notice but entirely unavoidable.

The show will now take place on April 13th 2022. All tickets remain valid for the new date or a refund can be obtained from the point of purchase.

Statement

“After taking a tumble and a visit to the doctors Kirk has been advised to rest his injured knee for at least the next 48 hours.Unfortunately that means we are going to have to postpone both TOH shows in Grimsby tomorrow night and Stockton on Thursday night.Kirk and the rest of the band are very much hoping we will be able to resume the tour in Manchester on Friday night. We will of course keep you all updated. Not too much luck coming our way at present so we must be due some in the next few days – please keep your fingers crossed for us…”

Next Show

The next (and final 2021) show features the return of Kirk Brandon’s Theatre of Hate.

Tickets here from SEE Tickets and also available from The Georgian Theatre, Sound It Out Records and Lucifers bar both in Stockton.

Stockton/Middlesbrough has become a second home for Kirk over the last 10 years having performed with Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny, solo akoustiK and with Dead Men Walking around 20 times.

He keeps coming back because people keep coming to see him play because they know what they are going to get. Never anything less than a full on show that doesn’t just rely on the golden oldies (they get played of course though!) but also new music that is as relevant and exciting as anything he has produced over the preceding 40+years.

There’s a multitude of bootlegs and semi official releases covering the band’s early days but in 2022 Cherry Red release an exhaustive 6 disc box set that covers just about everything ever released along side previously unheard material along with interviews with Kirk with Mojo’s Pat Gilbert along side sleeve notes. It will be available at shows or on line from Cherry Red here.

The old.

The new (ish)

The Space Agency Sat 11th Sept at The Westgarth Club

Saturday 11th September sees the return of The Space Agency to The Westgarth Social Club, our first promotion at the club since November 2019 – it will be nice to be back again.

Formed in 2002 by Simon Jones, a Middlesbrough lad born & bread but now a long term Hove resident the band also feature Hiromi Jones & Andrew Bowler.

Simon was initially in the band Vibrasonic who released a number of singles and 2 albums whilst managing to play with guitar legends Dick Dale and Link Wray.

The Space Agency play instrumental songs, no vocals and their sound is described loosely as “Psychedelic” but in reality it is just very unique music not dissimilar to the surf rock records of the sixties. Simon lists some of his influences that form how the Space Agency sound as “Psychedelic & Garage Punk records like The Electric Prunes, The Seeds, The Chocolate Watchband, The 13th Floor Elevators, Pebbles and Nuggets compilations, The Ventures & Surf Instrumentals”

The band have played The Westgarth a couple of times now and a great time is always had by those in attendance.

I’m sure there will be plenty of merch at the show or alternatively you can buy The Space Agency’s music on line here at their Bandcamp page.

There’s a really unique support band for the show called Bubamara

The bands Facebook page about section describes them as “Musica frizzante della Mediterranean” which according to Google translates as “Sparkling Mediterranean music”.

They are also variously described as folk punk, Sicillian skiffle, Cossack Ska and various other things. Sounds like a right melting pot and I’m really looking forward to seeing these lads play.

Tickets are available on line or just pay on the door.

The Meteors at The Georgian Theatre 30th September. Cancelled.

Unfortunately due to ongoing uncertainty around travel limitations and restrictions on access The Meteors have decided to postpone the upcoming UK tour. New dates will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date, anyone who requires a refund should contact their point of purchase.

Details of confirmation from Paul Fenech’s Facebook page below.

Filthy Tongues

I just want to thank everyone who made Saturday’s show featuring The Filthy Tongues (a) possible and (b) such a great night.

I really appreciate the hard work & support I receive from the staff The Georgian Theatre, Stockton both behind the scenes and at the shows. Thanks to Katie for making the sound great, everyone who bought a ticket (regardless of whether you actually made it to the show or not) especially those who travelled long distances to get here but mostly a massive Thank You to the band for agreeing to play in the first place and going out of their way to put on such a special show.

Without the bands, without venues who care there’s nothing left, we have to cherish and support them both.

There’s lots of great pics and videos knocking around from the show so hunt them down and ENJOY!