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Eddie & The Hot Rods are out on the road in 2020 in memory of their legendary lead singer, Barrie Masters, who passed away in October 2019.
Playing as The Hot Rods as a mark of respect the shows will see bassist Ian ‘Dispter’ Dean take on the duty of lead vocals. With drummer Simon Bowley, and guitarist Richard Holgarth this line up of Eddie & The Hot Rods backed Barrie Masters for nearly 20 years, making them the longest serving line up in the bands history.
Special guests are Department S and Duncan Reid & the Bigheads
Department S formed in early 1980 ,their first single Is Vic There? was a massive hit later that year . A second single Going Left Right also made the UK top 40 .
Duncan Reid is best known as the singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers.
The Hot Rods
Eddie and the Hot Rods began life in 1976, when four teenagers from Southend on Sea got together, and playing their own style of fast energetic rock'n'roll/r'n'b, were soon a big hit on the London pub scene. Catching the eyes and ears of the music press and the major record companies, they were soon signed up by the legendary Island Records and went on to have three hit albums and three Top 40 UK singles including the Top 10 hit 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'. There have been numerous TV appearances worldwide and they have filled almost every major venue in the UK. A success in the USA too, they have toured alongside The Ramones, Tom Petty, The Police, Squeeze and Talking Heads.
See 10 tour dates featuring The Hot Rods
Post punk legends Department S have moved on since the days of Is Vic There? and Going Left Right.
See 8 tour dates featuring Department S
- 112-114 Magdalen Street
- NR3 1JD