Sat 2nd Feb at 7:30pm
The Monochrome Set
@ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton
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Featuring founding member Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band's early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance onthat labels' well known 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation.
Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures. After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing five, new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. This year, the fortieth anniversary of the band's formation, sees the release of a six disc box set of their complete recordings from 1979-1985 and a brand new, studio, album "Maisieworld", both on the German "Tapete" label.
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