Knox (The Vibrators)- From early records backing Chris Spedding thru the Feelgoods glam punk of We Vibrate thru Pure Mania in 1977, The Vibrators have always been the thoroughly accomplished and utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done at the time of the initial punk rock boom and still doing it now, albeit generally sans original frontman and rock n roll legend Knox Carnochan. Well tonight in The Fighting Cocks you are in for a righttreat, Knox will be playing a rare-as-Keef’s-teef solo set chock fulla all his beautifully hewn punk n roll romantique songs… Baby Baby, Disco In Moscow, Automatic Lover, 24 Hour People, Whips And Furs, Troops Of Tomorrow, what’s not to love? London SS– The London SS is a name spoken in legends of the UK punk scene of the 1970s. Although the band never released any material (but there are rumours of a tape, buried somewhere in the depths of Mick Jones’ old flat) they were arguably as bigger influence on the formation of the infant punk movement as the Sex Pistols. Former members of the London SS went on to form the Clash, The Damned, Generation X. And guitarist Brady is still in there, the living, breathing, drinking, chanting, rocknrolling epitome of the link between glam and punk, he originally trod the boards with Andrew Matheson in the esteemed and equally legendary Hollywood Brats. Step up for a night of pure British rocknroll heritage. Plus..Matt Grocott And The Shrives-The Clash and The Libertines and lots of fizzy punk but with an eye especially on the pop. Great singalong knockabout fun.Last year, two of the members from the band had the opportunity to record an album with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day and his son Joey Armstrong in Oakland, California at Jingletown Studios. They’ve just completed a second album. Punk joy in abundance.
Duke Street Big Band – An 18-piece big band playing jazz, funk and latin, featuring the tremendously talented Talia on vocals. With a repertoire spanning classics from Ellington, Basie, Mingus and Nestico, to some more modern delights, they’re sure to have the whole room bouncing by the end of the night. Duke Street’s gigs are always brilliant fun: don’t miss out!
With support from Dot’s Funky Orchestra Experience Band, a group of lively young reprobates who should really know better.