Vice Squad

at The Water Rats, London
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CLASSIC PUNK ROCK WITH VICE SQUAD AND NUFFIN' PLUS SLADY AT THE WATER RATS
VICE SQUAD - the female fronted UK Punk Rock band that delivers short sharp songs with incisive lyrics spat out over a thunderous rhythm and machine gun Rock ’n’ Roll guitars. Renowned for their high energy live shows the band deliver their set with passion and humour and have been touring and releasing successful albums since the1980s. The band are currently recording their new album ‘Battle of Britain’. Their last album ‘Cardboard Country’ was released on their own Last Rockers label and launched on the back of a very successful Pledge campaign raising funds for the Shelter homeless charity in line with the album title. Vice Squad is fronted by raucous voiced singer/guitarist Beki Bondage who was featured on the front cover of ALL the influential music tabloids back in the day. The band is 100% DIY and has no record company or management backing. Since reforming Vice Squad in 1997 the band has released several albums with powerful punk songs that are very well received by fans and press. In keeping with the DIY ethic the albums were recorded in the front room of Beki’s South London flat. Bugbear are overjoyed to bring Vice Squad to The Water Rats tonight, alongside...

NUFFIN' - On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin’ turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play 'Audition Night', only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an 'undiscovered' band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity. Roll on nigh on 40 years and by a series of happy collisions in hostelries Nuffin found themselves reforming their original line up for a charity gig. They enjoyed it so much they stuck at it, and recorded their original 1977 set and released as 'Crowd Control', one of THE punk long players of 2018. Nuffin now play every cool punk venue going from The 100 Club to The Dublin Castle alongside every great punk band imaginable from The Vibrators to Menace...or Vice Squad.....

SLADY - who are: Gobby – Singer/Guitarist, Jem Lea – Bass, Donna Powell – Drummer, Davina Hill – Lead Guitar/Singer. Yes ... the WORLD'S ONLY all female Slade tribute! What’s not to adore...C’mon Feel The Noize! In the short time since their conception, they have been playing to rave reviews, not least from the most hardcore of life-long Slade fans!

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Vice Squad

Vice Squad appearing at this event

Vice Squad are a female fronted UK Punk Rock band that delivers short sharp songs with incisive lyrics spat out over a thunderous rhythm and machine gun Rock ’n’ Roll guitars. Renowned for their high energy live shows the band deliver their set with passion and humour and have been touring and releasing successful albums since the1980s. Their latest album ‘Cardboard Country’ was released on their own Last Rockers label last year, the album is launched on the back of a very successful Pledge campaign raising funds for the Shelter homeless charity in line with the album title.  Vice Squad is fronted by raucous voiced singer/guitarist Beki Bondage who was featured on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids such as Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Record Mirror and Smash Hits. The band is 100% DIY and has no record company or management backing. Since reforming Vice Squad in 1997 the band has released several albums with powerful punk songs that are very well received by fans and press. In keeping with the DIY ethic the albums were recorded in the front room of Beki’s South London flat.

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Slady

Slady appearing at this event

The world's only all female tribute act to legendary 1970's Glam Rock group Slade. Slady have been packing venues out since their debut at the beginning of 2019, and future gigs are already rolling in for 2020. After seeing Slady at the Official Slade Convention, Slade drummer, Don Powell called them "Fantastic!" The SLADY set-list is ever changing and ever being added to... Songs performed include: Take Me Bak 'Ome, Cum On Feel The Noize, Look Wot You Dun, Skweeze Me Pleeze Me, Coz I Luv You, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, The Whole World's Going Crazee, The Bangin' Man, Just Want A Little Bit, Don't Blame Me, When The Lights Are Out, Everyday, Get Down And Get With It. Gobby Holder - Lead Vocals and guitar Davina Hill - Lead guitar & backing vocals Jem Lea - Bass & backing vocals Donna Powell - Drums

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Daddy Those Men Scare Me

Punk with pop sensibilities and structure.

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The Water Rats

  • 328 Grays Inn Road
  • Kings Cross
  • London
  • WC1X 8BZ

Website:
thewaterratsvenue.london
Phone:
020 7833 3312

Vice Squad image © Graham Hilling