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Bugbear’s R&R- Happy Ever After Starring Terry And Gerry by Tony Bugbear on Mixcloud

Terry And Gerry are of course the seminal, thinking, drinking man’s skiffle cowpunk indie pop n roll group. Where Buddy Holly meets zippy infectious punk tood and pure big hearted Brummie joie de vivre… and eveyone’s a winner…Fresh from their rapturously received tour support with none other than The Quo, yes as in Status Quo, Bugbear tear Gerry Colvin away from Rick Parfitt’s pad and all the supermodels and starlets sipping pink Champagne n that and get him on the blower for an interview at Shoreditch Radio. Terry and Gerry initially reformed in 2014 after a 27 year hiatus, to ply a show in honour of their biggest fan, the late unutterably great John Peel. Status Quo famously played at Peel’s wedding come to think of it so while we ponder the zen-ness of all this why not kick back and enjoy the show. Be rude not to, it’s chock fulla good music naturally…And another thing….

From La Belle France, where they know a thing or two about Le Rock, Natacha B, Bugbear’s very own seeker of truth with a sharpened pencil and an enquiring mind has been tracking down musicians performing in The Dublin Castle sooncome and grilling them for your greater enlightenment. Not literally grilling them you understand, although, haha, there have been a few over the years we’d quite like to give the old Joan Of Arc treatment to…anyway read on dot dot dot.

Friday 22nd May Dublin Castle

New Vinyl + Centre Excuse + Hands Of Industry + Alias Kid

New Vinyl- Rootsy Americana infused indie-blues-rock with a bit of a nod to Kings Of Leon but it’s a gritty Northern indie take on them groovy inbreds. Centre Excuse- Eyeless In Gaza or Stuart Moxham (Young Marble Giants) spring to mind here, or maybe Colin Vercombe (Black)…In creating a blend of Electronic synthesizers and rock influences, a new energetic dynamic sound has already seen them in the vanguard of an emerging breed of underground electronic artists.
Centre Excuse has independently released one 6 track EP ‘All Systems Go’ and 6 singles, gaining coverage on local, national and Internet radio & press. Performing at some of the best venues across the UK and with over 600,000 views on YouTube….
Hands Of Industry- with the nod to Heaven 17 in the name we know we’re in the indie electropop realm here, harks back to early Human League too, especially the vocals, whilst the keys are on a Depeche Mode trip and there’s some nice solid live drums. There’s a bit of a goth element too..think late ’80s Sister Of Mercy in particular… HOI make a very convincing noise.
Alias Kid- ‘by far the next big band coming out of Manchester’…. They are causing a huge stir up north and we want to extend our fan base down South.…got that Manc monkey classicism for sure…
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Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door

Natacha B talks to NEW VINYL READ ON CLICK ON MORE…

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« I’m Danny Allison. Lead singer and songwriter in New Vinyl. My career so far consists of hundreds of gigs, festivals and parties. A lot of stories to tell, celebrity parties and sleeping rough in London, a few fights and a few more gigs combined with songwriting and New Vinyl releasing our debut EP on 8th June 2015. »

What pushed you into music in the first place, and what are your main influence musically speaking ?

« I was 18 and stuck in the wrong world full of bad men and bad things… Long story… I loved music and I played the guitar and loved gigs and festivals. I always had a song in my head and felt like something needed to break out of me. I wrote my first song and never looked back. It was an exciting way out and it still is. »

I saw a picture of you with a member of Kasabian (Sergio Pizzorno). Have Kasabian made a big impact on your music ? Are they close friends ? Any plans for a musical collaboration?!

« We don’t know Kasabian. I had my picture taken with Sergio after I was invited back stage at his Leeds arena gig. He was very pleasant and intelligent and very hospitable. He might remember me as I was the only one there who drunk the JD dry. I don’t have any scoops unfortunately or any plans to collaborate. Maybe one day. I love their music but I’ve always stayed away trying to sound like other bands especially Kasabian as so many other bands jumped on the band waggon. »

Do you have some scoops about new concerts, new songs, news records, new label … ?

« We played a final show on a haven campsite last year and with it being a special occasion for them we had some drinks arranged. We arrived early in the afternoon and the weather was glorious. We made a decision to have a few drinks in the local town and then play the show. Big mistake. The few drinks turned into a session which meant by the time we went on stage 9 hours later we weren’t in the best state we’ve ever been in. The unfortunate thing was my guitar cut out and my drummer started playing the song. I couldn’t play anything but the whole band proceeds to carry on. Bearing in mind were playing in front of families who want to see something great I decided to make do and put on a show. The amp was kicked over, bum notes, beats and swear words flying all over the place and I ended up flat on my back singing into the mic like Iggy pop. It wasn’t the best performance and due to the complaints and very upset mums and dads, security thought it a good idea to drag us off stage and close the curtain. I thought it was a good idea to jump out of the way and step in front of the curtain only to be booed off the stage like a pantomime baddy. »

Do you have an anecdote to share us ?

« Not my finest moment but definitely a good rock and roll moment for the scrapbook. Almost like the time I had a fight with Finley Quaye at Gail Porters house after singing a duet with him… I don’t think he liked my singing voice. Oh well you can’t please every Jamaican Scottish yardy rockstar now can you. Silly boy tried to knock me out… He diddn’t get very far but the party was over… »

Saturday 23rd May Dublin Castle

Rubbish OasisTributeBand + Luna Rosa

Rubbish OasisTributeBand- An Italian Oasis tribute with that puzzling name…what the fooook I’m not arsed you might say in an arsey monobrowed Gallagherian manner as you drain another can of stella- but last time round they packed out the DC with joyful fans almost drowning out their Liam G with the singalong effect. Not to be missed for mean and women of a certain going down the hall like a cannonball vintage and a shakermakertastic disposition….

Luna Rosa- spiky angsty rock pop with crisp values and a yearning vocal coming on somewhere between The Police and New Model Army with a good dose of Cribs like righteousness and vim.

Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door

Natacha B talks to Rubbish-Oasistribute

« Rubbish formed in September 2009 in Montecatini Terme, beautiful city near Florence. Since the first gig on March, 12th 2010 Rubbish got a lot of satisfactions by performing all around Italy and Europe, abroad and becoming the official tribute band of Oasismania, fan club of the Gallagher brothers known worldwide. The members are: Andrea Fonti (lead vocal), Federico Mancosu (guitar, vocals), Marco Accorroni (guitar), Giuliano Simone (bass), Sergio Simoned (drums). »

What pushed you into music in the first place, and what are your main influence musically speaking ?

« We are five guys who love music and rock, some of us have their project of original music. The influences are the ones of rock, especially the British one, obviously starting from The Beatles, through The Stone Roses, Britpop and at the top of the list there is the passionate love for Oasis. The fondness for music and Oasis brought us to create this Gallaghers’ tribute band. »

Has the infamous 2009 conflict and subsequent antagonism between the Gallagher brothers affected your performance?

« The split of Oasis doesn’t influence our performances, it is just the reason of our existence! Oasis don’t exist anymore at the moment, and it’s up to us to try to make people dream at our gigs as much as possible, like they were at an Oasis’ concert. »

Do you have some scoops about new concerts, new songs, news records, new label … ?

« If you are thinking about some news about Oasis world, well, the most recent is that it seems Liam is working on a solo project in the same way as Noel is doing. About Rubbish, the forthcoming news is our third gig in London, in Camden Town at the renowned Dublin Castle, where Oasis’ enemies (Blur) played! We are going to come back there on May, 23rd! »

Do you have an anecdote to share us ?

We want to explain why we named ourselves ‘Rubbish’. This is not actually an anecdote, but we want to talk about that because a lot of people tell us “You’re not rubbish at all, you’re great!” Well, we named ourselves ‘Rubbish’ because it is a word that both Liam and Noel use very often in their interviews or during their gigs. It’s the word that sums up a bit their attitude, the one of criticizing everyone or everything because they are the top! It’s a different name rather than the usual ones like “Supernova, Radio Supernova, Wonderwall,” etc., right? For sure our best experiences are the events organized by Oasismania, our promoter and first Oasis fan page in the world. Their nights are always unique and unforgettable, our crowd, the Italian one, is always amazing and they never let us down! Moreover, we have great memories of our last gig at Camden Town last November… People who were there highly exceeded any expectation. We managed to pack the venue! This proves how much we are doing well and how much they appreciate us in the homeland of Rock. The best compliment we received was in Camden Town, when an English fan said to us: “I don’t know how it’s possible, but you are better than any other Oasis tribute band in our country”! For us it was amazing. »



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