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TERRY AND GERRY

After 27 years the Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry are reforming for a tour in honour of their biggest fan, the late John Peel. They will be playing all over the country in February/March 2017

BBC disc jockey and avid fan John Peel promoted the band when apparently by chance he picked out their demonstration tape because his wife’s best friends were also known as Terry and Gerry. He thought the coincidence was too great to ignore! The band recorded four critically acclaimed sessions for the John Peel show and got a very fond mention in his autobiography.

In the mid-eighties the four piece band released six singles and one album. ‘From Lubbock to Clintwood East’: Each went to Number One in the indie charts. Reviewing their single on Radio One Morrissey declared ‘I love it!! Don’t know why!!’ The band toured extensively in the UK, Europe and America gathering fans from Joe Strummer of ‘The Clash’ to Shane MacGowan from ‘The Pogues’.

Terry and Gerry regularly appeared on radio and TV, including sessions for ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ and ‘The Tube’, they wrote numerous theme tunes for Central TV and were the subject of a 30 minute documentary by the legendary film maker Norman Hull, which aired on British Television in July 1986.

Still as energetic and vibrant as ever they continue to chronicle the lives of the people from the city they love, Birmingham.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£10 on the Door

Tickets: £9 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008  www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

 

 

THE VIBRATORS

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The Vibrators are a British punk rock band that formed in 1976. They were one of the pioneering punk bands that played at London’s Roxy Club. They headlined in January 1977, supported by The Drones. In March 1977 the band supported Iggy Pop on his British tour. Later that year they backed ex-Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter. Now in 2011 the band celebrate THIRTY-FIVE YEARS of making records and touring heavily, in 2010 the band did more than 130 gigs. Get ready for many more years of PURE MANIA!

http://www.thevibrators.com/

THE MYSTERY CHORDS: Bristol Punk classics!

https://www.facebook.com/MysteryChords/

POLKA DOT SOCKS: Brash young Bristol pop punk maestros!

https://m.facebook.com/Polka-Dot-Socks-695276910627611/

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£8 on the Door

Tickets: £7Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk


THE MONOCHROME SET + The Hepburns

Celebrating 40 years since the band's formation, The Monochrome Set return to The Thunderbolt to promote their forthcoming album due for release in Spring 2018.

Featuring original members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. 

The band's early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels' well known 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation. 

Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures.

After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing four new, critically acclaimed, studio albums, the most recent, 'Cosmonaut', on the German 'Tapete' label in September 2016.

http://www.themonochromeset.co.uk/

Support from The Hepburns

The Hepburns are a Welsh indie band from Llanelli, Wales. Formed in 1985, they have been signed to Berkeley-based label Radio Khartoum since the 1990s, following a two-year tenure at Cherry Red Records from 1987-1989. They toured the US and Scandinavia in 2007.
Born of the post-punk indie boom of the early-80s, but with their roots in the 1960s, their sound is a curious amalgam of indie guitar pop with Burt Bacharach and Jake Thackray, a style they refer to as ‘Thackarach’.
The Hepburns are due to release their eleventh studio album In the Mean Time on Radio Khartoum in February 2018. The current line-up is: Matt Jones (guitar/vocals); Mike Thomas (bass); Les Mun (drums); Sue Reece (keyboards); and Cris Haines (brass).

Admission: £12 on the Door

Tickets: £11Adv + bf from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

IAN PROWSE & AMSTERDAM - 25th Anniversary of Pele's 'Sport Of Kings'

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25th Anniversary of Pele's 'Sport Of Kings'.

2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the 2nd (and final) Pele album 'The Sport Of Kings'. Longer and more expansive than the debut many hard core Pele fans will tell you it's their favourite out of the two Pele studio albums.

Made at Rockfield Studios by legendary producer Jon Kelly (Prefab Sprout, Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Deacon Blue, The Beautiful South) the album contains classics such as Fat Black Heart, Understanding Sadness & Beside the Fields as well as Don't Worship me & Land of The Free (hits in Holland & Belgium).

Huge live favourites Name & Number and the archetypal Pele showstopper, The Pain of A Drinking Song also feature.

To celebrate the album will be remastered and re-released and a full UK tour undertaken.

Ian and the band will play a classic 1993 Pele set featuring plenty of Sport Of Kings era songs, Fireworks tunes as well as Amsterdam & solo favourites.

https://www.facebook.com/ian.prowse.5

http://www.amsterdam-music.com/

www.facebook.com/RaidThePalace/

amsterdam-pele.co.uk

Doors Open: 7.45pm Admission:£10 on the Door

Tickets: £9 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

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