VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT
"I fell totally into that thing Vic Godard said 'We oppose All Rock N Roll', avoid all these clichés"
Lawrence, Felt (Mojo Magazine, May 2012)
"Whenever Godard adopted a style it became a genre and when it became a genre ... he did something else" (The Daily Telegraph, London)
Vic Godard is a vocalist, Subway Sect frontman, songwriter and postman.
Vic and Subway Sect make a welcome return to The Thunderbolt, after a few years away. Don't miss the chance to see "the greatest living Englishman"
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GLAXO BABIES: Formed in Bristol in late 1977 and named after the British pharmaceutical giant who allegedly inoculated thousands with a toxic vaccine, the band's pioneering mix of metallic guitar, dubbed-out rhythms and shamanistic chants found its way into the bloodlines of generations on both sides of the pond. Naturally, Glaxo members later joined The Pop Group and Maximum Joy. The band split in the mid 80s but reformed a few years ago, with Tony Wrafter's son, Oscar, now on vocal, they remain as exciting a live prospect now as they did 40 years ago.
THE CHARLIE TIPPER CONSPIRACY: The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy have a Bristolian pedigree as long as your arm. Lead singer Tim was in both the Flatmates and the Five Year Plan in the late ‘80’s, before joining the Beatnik Filmstars* for most of the ‘90s. In the 2000s he headed up Forest Giants and then took part in the Short Stories.Guitarist Jon Kent was a founder member of another of Bristol’s C86 squad, the Groove Farm, as well as being the original guitarist for the Filmstars.Bassist Geoff Gorton played in the Harpoons, then later Rorschach and major label outfit Santa Cruz. Drummer Simon Harris played in a number of Bristol’s lesser punk bands back in the late 70’s and then the Dangerous Roundabouts.
The band formed in July 2013, under their original name The Charlie Tipper Experiment. The name was chosen with a view to changing it every few years, in part to keep things fresh and in part to pay homage to those other great pioneers of the changing name, SPIZZ
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