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40th Anniversary Tour: The Stranglers + Nine Below Zero
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Stranglers embark on a 'Ruby Anniversary' tour across the UK in Spring 2014. The band intend to feature a selection of material from every studio album of their 40 year career, from their debut album Rattus Norvegicus to their most recent acclaimed album, Giants.
One of the great stories from the punk generation, with their own highly original sound that combined a brilliant melodic touch with a genuine dark aggression and an effortless cool. The Stranglers are a pivotal band from those inspirational times and have been acknowledged with their recent BBC Proms appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. Their continued run of album success has marked a long, controversial and pioneering career.
"On this, the occasion of our Ruby anniversary, I would like to take this opportunity to stick my fingers up to everyone who wrote us off and dismissed us. However I would like to thank those who saw beyond the words of the critics and drew their own conclusions. He who laughs last laughs longest AND loudest. Next year we will make a lot of noise with our friends..." - JJ BURNEL – The Stranglers.
Seventies punk icons whose rat-infested songs plagued both the album and singles charts through the subsequent decade. Their compounded musical talents and enthusiasm, infused with large doses of charisma and dark notoriety goes more than a little way to explaining why The Stranglers have survived the vagaries of the music business. These days The Stranglers have at their core original members Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Dave Greenfield (keyboards), Jet Black (drums) and Baz Warne (guitar), with the lead vocals shared between Warne and Burnel (Burnel singing the songs he originally recorded as lead vocalist, and Warne performingthe numbers originally sang by Hugh Cornwell). 2010 saw the release of a new double CD retrospective, containing at least one track from each of their 16 studio albums. They also released a live DVD and album recorded at Hammersmith Apollo.
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Nine Below Zero are one of Britain's most respected R&B bands, famous for their no-frills, punchy and direct approach. Frontman Dennis Greaves, with his rasping vocals and stinging guitar work, is joined by fellow-founder Mark Feltham on harmonica, and a driving rhythm section of Brian Bethell (bass) and Brendan O'Neill (drums). Their gigs are energetic affairs: non-stop, thrill-a-minute parties.
Nine Below Zero celebrate their 35th year in Oct/Nov 2014 with a special anniversary tour, featuring the original classic line up of Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham, Mickey Burkey and Brian Bethell.
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Venue: Alhambra Theatre
35 Canmore Street
KY12 7NX 56.069809, -3.457956
→ Dunfermline Town 5 min walk