Dub Pistols + Special Guest
14 April 2017
Start times: 20:00
Tickets: £14 Advance/ £16 DoorBook tickets online
Box office: 01453 760900
support Other Animals
As they gear up to celebrate 20 years of riotous marauding, the Dub Pistols are prepping their seventh as-yet-untitled album in 2017 and there’ll be a documentary about the band dropping at some point in the year, too. And they’ll be out on the road, as usual, of course — the hardest working band in showbiz.
A kind of 21st century equivalent of 2-Tone acts The Specials or The Beat, the Dub Pistols are the quintessential festival band. They’ve worked with vocal legends like Rodney P, Busta Rhymes, Gregory Isaacs, Terry Hall, Lindy Layton, Akala and Horace Andy, while the band’s mainstays are fiercely loyal and dedicated. An unorthodox collective of musicians who each have their own personal interests and solo projects, when they come together to form the Dub Pistols some dubwise magic happens.
Back in the day, front-man Barry was quite wild — he wasn’t nominated for Muzik Magazine’s ‘Caner Of The Year’ award in the late ‘90s for nothing. Onstage, he still likes to party along with the crowd who are lapping up a Dubs set, but he still holds it down in the run-up to those shows — he’s not a 24-hour party person any longer. Or is he? Join us on the 14th April to see how wild these guys can be!
+ support Other Animals
The band who hail from Melbourne, Australia bleed big choruses with heartfelt emotion and soaring vocals which makes you think they drink from the same well of invention to the likes of Radiohead and Jeff Buckley. ‘Oh Lordy’ is a perfect sentiment to that with its roaring melodies and crushing guitars.
“Other Animals take the audience through a bizarre, yet touching set with songs of loss, anarchistic rants and psychedelic adventures; they capture what it is to be an open-minded individual who is sick of pop music — sick of disingenuous, formula-based, crowd-pleasing music.” Dave Adams, Singer