Sham 69 (pursey/parsons/tregunna/guy)

The real SHAM 69 Jimmy Pursey, Dave Parsons, Dave Tregunna! Beware the snides and fakes, ignore the bitter slander, listen to the lyrics and the meaning, enjoy the Real Sham sound.

Formed in London in 1976 Sham 69 set out making pogo-friendly, anthemic punk with a fiercely working class agenda, issuing a statement of intent with the independently released ‘I don’t wanna’.

Signing to Polydor the band released ‘Borstal Breakout’ in early 1977, but what really took their terrace chant appeal to the masses was the subsequent trio of hit singles ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’, ‘If the kids are United’ and ‘Hurry up Harry’.

Now back playing occasional gigs the show is as full of energy as it always was.

What better way to spend a Saturday night!

Rockaway Beach # 32 The Crybabys (xmas Ding – Dong)

.Rockaway Beach Xmas Ding – Dong ….With The Fantastic Crybabys Featuring Darrel Bath ( x Dogs d’amour, Vibrators) And Honest John Plain( The Boys) .. Plus Rockaway Favs The Black Bullets ,,,, With Timmy DeRella On The Decks Spinning The Best Punk Rock / Trashy R+R /New Wave / Glam Rock … In Town … Its Gonna Be One Hell Of A Knees Up ….

The Monochrome Set

We welcome The Monochrome Set back to Manchester, celebrating 40 years since their creation. They released their latest critically acclaimed album, Maisieworld, in Spring 2018, showing they have no intention of resting on their laurels!

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.

They last played Manchester in 2017, treating us to a cracking set at a packed Gullivers.

Sex Pistols Experience

The Sex Pistols Experience are The Worlds No1 professional tribute to the most outrageous & controversial band of all time. From their early beginnings performing pubs & clubs around England, they went on to make Worldwide reputation built from over 1,000+ performances. Having done extensive tours of the U.S.A (almost 100 U.S.A shows), toured throughout Europe, & Brazil South America, taking in cities from New York to Los Angeles, El Paso to Seattle, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, & Maringa, Berlin, Barcelona to Bradford & everywhere in-between.!

So convincing is the live show that the BBC, Sky TV, Channel4, Fox TV (in the U.S.) & lately the new movie ‘Who Killed Nancy?’ (out now on DVD) have all hired this band for re-enactments in film & T.V documentaries as the Sex Pistols/Sid & Nancy.

‘The Sex Pistols Experience’ are the only band to of had the thumbs-up of approval from the original Sex Pistols. Whilst on tour in America they were invited as ‘special guests’ on Jonesys Jukebox’ – the acclaimed radio show of Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Spending the afternoon being interviewed & playing a few Pistols favourites live on air together to million’s of listeners throughout Los Angeles & across the Worldwide web!
They appeared with Glen Matlock at the Worlds only Pistols convention day in Liverpool Cavern Club in 2006.
Then Granddaddy of Punk, & infamous leader ‘Johnny (Rotten) Lydon’ himself gave the seal of approval in 2008 at the Sex Pistols Hammersmith after show party in London when front men ‘Johnny Rotter’ & ‘Johnny Rotten’ finally came face to face, with mutual respect shown all around… “Well good luck with it” – Lydon said as they parted.

Sid Vicious’ guitarist ‘Steve Dior’ performed live with them on stage at the legendary 100 Club, & the band tour regularly with ‘Ed Tenpole Tudor’ star of the Sex Pistols movie ‘The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle’, (bookings with Ed Tenpole as special guest can be arranged).

Their show has perfected the look and sound down to every last detail as they sweat out every ounce of energy to make sure each concert is as dynamic, explosive, & exciting as the real deal. They have captured perfectly all the spirit & energy of the Sex Pistols at their blistering peak 1977 period, blended with the ability of the seasoned musicians of their later reformation tours.
A rare chance to hear all the classics live from one of the most influential albums of all time – ‘Never Mind
the Bollocks’. Ripping through gigs with rousing renditions of ‘Pretty Vacant’, ‘God Save The Queen’, ‘Anarchy in the U.K’, & ‘Holidays in the Sun’. But also taking influence from ‘The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle’, & Sid’s Vicious solo album ‘Sid Sings’. No stone is left unturned with a few surprises, B sides & rarities thrown in the mix.

The Sunday Times ‘Style magazine’ voted ‘The Sex Pistols Experience’ as one of the ‘Top 50 Hottest things to see’ in summer 2008 – right above the ‘Download festival’ & right behind the re-formed Led Zeppelin..! They gained recognition in Las Vegas – the entertainment capital of the World – as ‘Pick of the Week’ of acts to see over the likes of Guns & Roses & Barry Manilow! Thereby elevating themselves to the top of the tree amongst the World’s most popular tribute bands. If you’re a Sex Pistols fan, this then this is the only worthwhile alternative – Who killed Bambi? – We did.! The Sex pistols Experience – a tribute to be proud of.!

Some Previous Clients include:-

Film & T.v appearences:-
.Sky T.v ‘Death By Excess’ series, Sid & Nanacy re-enactments
.Sky Biography channel – Sex Pistols (re-enactments)
.B.B.C T.v ‘Blood On The Turntables’, documentary, Sex Pistols re-enactments
. Universal Music – Chaos, X-Pistols Seacret History, The Dave Goodman story
.Fox T.v (u.s.a) Fox-rocks T.v Show
.Ch4 T.v Sex Pistols Re-enactments
.Ch4 The Salon (As The Pistols)
.BBC2 ‘The 70s’ filmed in live in Caerphilly
.T.V commercial soundtrack (Timms Tunes), Adelaide Australia,
.Demon music group Dvd ‘Sex Pistols -An alternative history’ (Worldwide release)
.Soda Pictures (Cinema & Dvd) ‘Who Killed Nancy’ Movie, Sid & Nancy (Worldwide release)

Corporate events:-
.Iceland foods group 40th Birthday with Peter Kay & Marc Almond, Birmingham NIA
.Proud Galleries, London, Sid Vicious Photographic Exhibition
.Fresh Karma Clothing, (private event) Los Angeles
.Sony Music, Rock’n’roll Swindle Dvd Launch Party
.Orion Books ‘Sid Vicous No-one is innocent’ (Alan Parker) book release party (see page 249)
.R.A.F ‘Hope For Heros’ Events (various R.A.F bases)
.Numerous weddings & birthdays
.Record Collector Event – Olympia, Barcelona
.Keep Britain Tidy Group (Anti-flypostering campaign)

Live highlights:-
.B.B Kings Club, New York
.The Beach Resort, Las Vegas, headline show
.Cains Ballroom, Tulsa (infamous Sex Pistols venue from the 78 tour)
.Longhorns Ballroom, Dallas (infamous Sex Pistols venue from the 78 tour)
.House Of Blues Chain U.S.A
.Regular re-booking @ The 100 Club London
.Butlins ‘We Love The 70’s’ Weekender events (Skegness/Minehead)
.Performed many overseas dates & tours inc:-
U.S.A (almost 100 Dates), South America, Spain, France, Germany, Austria,
Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Holland, Belgium, etc..

Some Festival appearances:-
.Bulldog Bash
.Mathew Street festival, Liverpool
.Guildfest 2011
. Old Punks Festival Czech Republic 2011
.Glastonbudget Tribute Festival 07 & voted back for 08, & again in 2012)
.Trutnov Festival Czech Republic, 2nd Headline (20,000 People)
.Extrememusica Festival Spain (12,000 People)
.Revolution Rock Festival Spain (18,000 People)
.Wickerman Festival 2010 (15,000 people)
.Vfm Scooter Rallies (U.K) Events, Derbyshire, Blackpool & Skegness
.Motor Cycle News (M.C.N) Events, Butlins
.Chopper Club U.K (private events)
.Red Devils M.C. Club, Slovakia
.Mod’s V’s Rockers Biker Club, Longhorns Ballroom Dallas, Texas

The Peacocks

The Peacocks are a Swiss rockabilly influenced, upright bass driven punk rock band from Winterthur founded in 1990. The trio consists of Hasu Langhart on the guitar/vocals, Jürg Luder on drums, and Simon Langhard on the double bass

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Club Velocity Presents Jake Morley

Jake Morley can certainly claim all the right credentials of a singer-songwriter. White male with a beard check. Lucy Rose booked him and Ed Sheeran to play to 25 people upstairs in a pub check.
Whilst they seem ten-a-penny, this only helps us highlight those that really speak to us.

A loyal following put Morley firmly in this category. Debut album Many Fish To Fry (2012) brought to mind Paul Simon and Newton Faulkner with its refreshingly unpretentious lyrics, hooky melodies and implausible guitar playing.

The richly-layered production of follow-up The Manual (2016) leaned more on Elbow or Gotye, while a stripped back third album goes deeper into the singer-songwriter space of Anais Mitchell and John Martyn.

Morley has earned a reputation for fearless live shows, particularly as one of the best lap-style guitar players in the world. Combining guitar, piano and drums into one instrument with seemingly impossible dexterity, he is an artist to be seen as well as heard.

But it was his incisive songwriting that initially led to a residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, where he built his audience, and gained exposure on Radio 2, 6Music and Radio X, before releasing a critically-acclaimed debut album.

Hundreds of worldwide stages and shows have been clocked up since then, empty to buzzing, Aberystwyth to Zurich, with sellout shows at London’s Bush Hall, Canada’s biggest festivals, and support slots at the Hammersmith Apollo.

The years since the release of first album Many Fish To Fry have taught him many lessons, evident in the introspective maturity of second album The Manual.

In it, Morley explores his relationship to the world around him, and to his own mind even inviting the listener to glimpse a duet with his subconscious. There are still the playful melodies reminiscent of his debut, but with richly-layered arrangements, hidden depth and a vulnerability to that captures audiences of all ages.

Currently recording material for a third album, and touring widely, Morley is one of the UK’s most distinctive and interesting songwriters at the top of his game.

Burnt Tomorrow
Your fave local forward thinking folk punks. Acoustic set

Rockaway Beach #31 The Primevals

Starring Garage Punk Legends THE PRIMEVALS, With A Storming New Album “Dislocation” (Detroit Garage And Raw Punk Rock – Vive Le Rock) plus Rockaway Favs The Witchdoktors + Punk Rock/ Garage Trash/New Wave / Glam Rock Spinning on the Decks With Timmy DeRella … What A Night .. Rockaway Beach The Best Punk Rock n Roll Club In Town

The Men They Couldn’t Hang

`The Men They Couldn’t Hang came together in 1984 to perform at the alternative music festival in Camden town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boot Hill Foot-Tappers. Paul Simmonds, Philip ‘Swill’ Odgers and his brother Jon, veterans of the Southampton based pop-punk band ‘Catch 22’, met Pogues roadie Stefan Cush whilst busking in Shepherds Bush in London. Their early line up was Stefan Cush (Vocals, Guitar), Paul Simmonds (Guitar, Bouzouki, and Keyboards), Philip Odgers (Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle, and Melodica), Jon Odgers (Drums, Percussion) and Shanne Bradley (Bass, Flute). Championed by the late John Peel their first single, a cover of Eric Bogle’s ‘Green Fields of France’ (1984), became a big hit on the UK Indie charts and a staple of Peel’s festive 50. Their first album, “Night of a Thousand Candles”, was released in 1985. It includes the singles ‘Ironmasters’ and ‘Greenback Dollar’. Signing for MCA the following year, they recorded their second album, “How Green Is the Valley”, produced by Mick Glossop. Included on this album are the singles ‘Gold Rush’, ‘Shirt of Blue’ and ‘Ghosts of Cable Street’.
In 1987 Shanne Bradley left the band and was replaced by Ricky McGuire, famous for touring with punk legends the UK Subs at the tender age of 17. With their third release in 1988, “Waiting for Bonaparte”, The Men They Couldn’t Hang were starting to achieve recognition across Europe for their political comment and raucous live shows.
One year later, they followed up the success of “Waiting for Bonaparte” with their fourth album, “Silvertown”. In 1989 they played to over 250,000 people in Estonia as communism started to crumble and followed this with an unforgettable Reading Festival appearance. At the height of their career, TMTCH recorded the brilliant “Domino Club” (1990) produced by Pat Collier however, this was to be their last studio album for a while as in early 1991, after a blistering farewell tour the band called it a day.
The split didn’t last long as the band were invited by Vince Power to appear at his 10th anniversary celebrations for the Mean Fiddler venue in London and the band performed occasional gigs including a fantastic 2 ½ hour 10th anniversary gig of their own in 1994.
By 1996 much to the delight of their fans, TMTCH reunited permanently. They returned with a new power and excitement to their music. “Never Born to Follow” is an excellent work which includes the single, ‘The Eye’. Shortly after this, they released the “Six Pack EP” (1997), followed by their ‘Best Of’ collections, “Majestic Grill” and “The Mud, The Blood And The Beer” (both 1998). In 2003 the band released the self-produced album The Cherry Red Jukebox” to much critical acclaim and this was followed by the Pat Collier produced Devil on the Wind in 2009 featuring long-time associate Bobby Valentino on fiddle and introducing Tom Spencer of the YoYos and the Loyalties fame, son of musician and author the late John B Spencer on banjo. The band spent much of 2010 and 11 touring this across the U.K. and Europe including festival appearances alongside The Levellers and headlining a roots festival in Slovenia.
2012 saw the release of an album from Stefan Cush’s new band, the Feral Family and Paul Simmonds was recording and touring with renowned roots singer Naomi Bedford as well as numerous live dates for TMTCH. The latter including appearances at Mike Peter’s The Gathering, and festival appearances alongside Billy Bragg and Adam Ant to name but a few. They headlined the 10th anniversary commemoration of Joe Strummer’s Acton Town Hall show which also featured a special guest appearance by Hard Fi.
2013 saw the release in March of Swill’s solo album The Godforsaken Voyage – produced by the legendary Mick Glossop. As well as appearances by the band at several festivals, including the Folkpunkrock festival in Berlin in February, they were pleased to do a tour of the UK in the Spring supporting Stiff Little Fingers which included St Patrick’s Night at Glasgow Barrowlands.
2014 marked the band’s 30th anniversary and the band saw out their anniversary year with the release of their ninth album, ‘The Defiant’ which was funded via a successful Pledge campaign that raised over 200% of its target and was produced by Pat Collier. Recorded during savage bouts of drinking, mess, ribald reminiscence, raucous recreation and a week of bed and board at a South London flophouse, it features such traditional themes as piracy, fascism, fishing and a little touch of romance in Henry V’s invasion force of 1415. It undoubtedly reinforces the band’s reputation as both originators and unique pillar of the roots rock renaissance, as well as one of Britain’s finest ever bands.
Previewed with a sold out London show at Shepherds Bush Empire in April that won rave reviews in The Guardian and on The Arts Desk, the teaser ‘Night Ferry’ EP that saw significant specialist airplay on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, BBC Scotland and BBC Wales, plus a number of summer festival appearances.
They closed their 30th anniversary year with another show at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Easter Saturday 2015 before launching into various festival appearances during the summer, finishing in December with 2 sell out shows at the Borderline and the return of Jon Odgers on drums.
Swill also launched his own successful Pledge campaign to make an 18 track album available to Pledgers only, these tracks will be whittled down to 10 for the commercially available release which is due September 2016.
2016 sees more shows and festival appearances including a return to Rebellion in August, and 2 more Christmas shows at the Borderline.
Then 2017 will see a return to our spiritual home of the Shepherds Bush Empire for an Easter Saturday show to mark the band’s 33rd anniversary as well as a new Pledge campaign to fund to the making of the band’s tenth studio album.

Lizzie And The Banshees + Family Of Noise
Lizzie and the Banshees are the UK’s premier and most authentic tribute band to Siouxsie and the Banshees at the height of their success,
providing that raw intensity the Banshees had, that revolutionised the music industry.
Performing all over the UK and Europe since forming in 2012 and the band have been touring ever since.
Three shows at the 100 Club in London including the 40th anniversary tribute to the 1976 punk festival.
Tours of Germany including Cologne, Essen, Hameln and Hamburg.
The visual interpretation with their hit after hit Siouxsie and the Banshees show succeeds perfectly in capturing the sound, look and feel of the Banshees.
Expect Spellbound, Arabian Knights, Christine, Dear Prudence, Hong Kong Garden, Happy House, Cities in Dust and many more…

Family of Noise
Local faves Family of noise .
.Purveyors of post punk / alternative rock instrumental noise nuggets and advocates of 3 being the magic number
Bauhaus, Killing Joke, Joy Division, The Stranglers, New Model Army, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Southern Death Cult, Theatre of Hate