Sham 69 (Original 1977 Line-Up)
Formed in Hersham in 1975, Sham 69 became one of London's must-go-see bands. Their first single, 'I Don't Wanna', produced by John Cale (formerly of Velvet Underground) was released on Step Forward Records in '77, its success prompted Polydor Records to sign them up. Jimmy Pursey, founder member and singer with the legendary punk band, has reformed the band with Dave Parsons (guitar), Dave Tregunna (bass). Due to popular demand, they return for select gigs, to play Classic Sham and new material.
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The Rezillos are a classic 70s punk band from Edinburgh, Scotland, reunited and reformed for the new Millennium. Best known to many for their 1978 British Top 20 hit 'Top Of The Pops' as well as the classics 'Destination Venus' and 'I Can't Stand My Baby' and '(My baby Does) Good Sculptures'. They released the single 'Out Of this World' on CD, download and 7" vinyl on December 1st 2011. In March 2015 they released they're long awaited (37 years!) second album, ZERO, which was univerally hailed as a worthy follow up. They toured this album supporting The Stranglers round the UK, toured the US and Canada in May and again in July 2015 and ended the year with a two month headline tour throughout the UK. Original members Fay Fife, Eugene Reynolds and Angel Paterson are augmented by Chris Agnew on bass and Jim Brady guitar.
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The Ruts DC were formed in 1981 by the rhythm section and guitarist of The Ruts. The Ruts had had three whirlwind years of success and much critical acclaim - excellent releases included the singles "Babylons Burning" ,"Jah War"," Something That I Said" and "Staring At The Rude Boys" and the albums "The Crack", "Grin And Bear It" and "Animal Now'. The late great John Peel at Radio 1 strongly supported the band's debut single "In A Rut", which was released on the label 'People Unite' by reggae band Misty In Roots, as they shared the common fight against racism and the National Front. They were later invited to play live for him, and their 1979 "Peel Sessions" set was eventually released as a 12-inch in 1986. The band continue to tour extensively and record, with 2016 album "Music Must Destroy" being voted 'Album of the Year' by Vive Le Rock magazine.
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Anti Nowhere League
An infamous group of hardcore punk rock anarchists, Anti Nowhere League have been living the punk lifestyle for over two decades. Lead singer Animal and his friend Magoo formed the band in 1980, and promptly got arrested at their very first gig. The history of the League is littered with brushes with the law, rock and roll misbehaviour and very loud music. There have been band break-ups and reformations aplenty, but Animal and his chums can be found plying their wares to this very day.
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Goldblade unleashes the musical equivalent of a full-on beach assault incorporating heavy artillery, landing craft and an assortment of nuclear field weapons. With a fierce intelligence and a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit Goldblade are like no other band. John Robb, like some punk-ass James Brown, charges the band into the thick of battle. Prepare to be irradiated by their high-energy glam-soul-punk sound.
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Dirt Box Disco
A five piece alternative / glam punk band from the Midlands.
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North East three-piece influenced by Minor Threat with deep street punk roots.
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Hung Like Hanratty
Hung Like Hanratty are the most talked about band on the circuit. Heavily influenced by 1977 punk attitude and bands like Toy Dolls, Macc lads, Pork dukes, Damned etc, Hung Like Hanratty are top of their game. What you see is what you get.
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Duncan Reid is the former bass player/singer/live front man with legendary punk group The Boys. Following the release of his acclaimed solo album Little Big Head he has headed out on tour with band Duncan Reid and the Big Heads.
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In Evil Hour
In Evil Hour have been playing together in various guises since 2003. Featuring gravelly vocals, energetic live shows and hard-hitting punk rock melodies, they are a volatile hardcore-inspired collision between punk rock and politics driven by a disdain for the apathy and ignorance that pervades modern culture.
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