‘Westway Round The UK’ – Strummerville’s first UK 'New Band' tour
Featuring Rum Shebeen, The Supernovas, Beans On Toast and more…
Sunday 10th October – Sunday 17th October
Strummerville - the ‘Joe Strummer New Music Foundation’ - announces first ever UK tour of new bands.
Over seven dates - from Sunday 10th October to Sunday 17th October - ‘Westway Round The UK’ will bring a selection of fast-rising bands picked from this year’s Strummerville campfire sessions at Glastonbury, Lounge On The Farm, Secret Garden, Endorse It and the Goodwood Vintage Festival, to venues around the UK. As well as showcasing local Strummerville supported acts in each town.
The tour begins at The Boardwalk in Sheffield (formerly the Black Swan – where the Clash played their first ever live gig) and will rouse your musical palette every night until the tour culminates at The Flowerpot in Kentish town, with an all-dayer not to be missed. Get tickets for each event early to avoid disappointment.
Bands on every night of the tour will be:
Beans On Toast:
The gravel voiced troubadour brings his sex/drugs/politics based songs to the masses, joined onstage by his new band... expect to laugh, cry and take a long hard look at the world we live in. www.myspace.com/sexdrugspolitics
Come in the form of four lads from Camden spitting out anthems to soundtrack the fast times and easy highs of life in the big city, driven along by amphetamine riffs and snarling sentiment. www.myspace.com/supernovan19
A tropical punk ensemble with lashings of soul complete the review - loaded with steel pans and swirling keyboards, nailed to the wall with the classic guitar bass drums combo and a singer with a move or two up his sweaty sleeve. www.myspace.com/rumshebeen
Plus local support acts (please see each listing for details).
All this and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause for the price of a round of drinks should be enough to drag the most jaded of gig goers out into the October nights… Oh and for all you Bristolians, legendary punk linchpin Don Letts will be on the decks at The Croft, you lucky, lucky people!
This seven-date stormer is bound to leave one hell of a trail of satisfied music lovers from the Westway (where the charity is based) to all around the UK.
Sunday 10th October - The Boardwalk, Sheffield - £5
Monday 11th October – The Croft, Bristol - £6
Tuesday 12th October – University (Mine Venue), Leeds - £5
Wednesday 13th October – King Tuts, Glasgow - £5
Thursday 14th October – In The City (Gullivers Pub), Manchester – / na
Friday 15th October – Digital (JukeBox Clubnight), Newcastle - £4/5
Sunday 17th October – The Flowerpot, London - £free
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