An Alternative Gathering head east for our first show at Hackney’s legendary Empire Bar with a cast of (mostly) old punks who should know better!
The Bleach Boys
A punk rock band originally from Hitchin in Hertfordshire who have been together since 1976.
Over the years, the band have released a series of records including in 1978 their 7 inch single “Chloroform”, which was featured in Record Collector as one of the most collectable punk singles.
September saw the band recording three tracks; “Tapeworm”, “Plastic Sex” and “No Moral Fibre”. Currently it is planned these will be released on vinyl and as downloads before the end of 2018.
Ok, we have had a few members which isnt suprising in 40 years, but we have two original members and an original roadie who is as much a member as any of us.
Call it proto-punk, call it garage-punk, call it rock ‘n’ roll… just call it fun! With a nod to the past and a wink at the future, Rebel Station from Swindon are the remedy to what’s been missing for so long: energy, honesty, humour, passion!
We all grew up with a love for the Stooges, MC5, Dictators, Sonics, Flamin’ Groovies, Damned, Clash, Ramones, Motörhead, Wildhearts; and with a respect for the newer bands flying the flag for great music. The writing’s fresh, original, topical, tongue firmly in-cheek… and it’s in yer face!
Mad.Inc was formed from the Ashes of Mad Mush, the band included Dave Leak on lead guitar and backing vocals .The band went through various changes in its active years , splitting after 5 years on the road They base their roots firmly In the clash camp of 1977. After 4 years Dave Leak wanted to reform the band but originator Marcus had had enough of the business . Wishing all the best to the new band he gave the permission to carry on in a new format which now consists of :
Dave Leak (ex bands include :Burlesque/ Die laughing/ Bad tune men/ Zed torque – currently in Stone Heroes ) on Guitar and Vocals
Fleagle (ex bands include: The Icon/Courtship Dance/Halloween Skys – currently also in Stone Heroes) on Bass guitar
Des Connolly (ex bands include: Brigandage/Creaming Jesus/Altered States/Junior Manson Slags – currently also in Stone Heroes and Shocks of Mighty ) on Drums
Gail Thibert (ex bands include : Adventures in Colour / Lost Cherees/The Pukes / CTRL – currently also in Sarah Pinks Gravediggers/Flowers in the Dustbin ) on Keyboards and Backing Vocals
We deliver fast, high energy, danceable Garage-Punk.
Gore Dinah was formed in Hackney in 2014 as a drums and guitar/vocals duo. The band radically changed direction with the inclusion of Rob Ivey (Incesticide) as a new drummer in 2015 but only really reached its full potential as a force to be reckoned with on the London Garage-Punk scene after Dani Joined as lead vocalist in 2016. The addition of Mick (Bass) and Reyson (Confusionario, Lazy Queen) further contributed to forging the band’s current identity.