Saturday 7th August
BLOW UP at 4 Denmark St. (Basement), London WC2 (Map)
THE SOUND OF POP ART LIVE
PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs
Now in its 17th year - Blow Up in residency every Saturday night at its new basement venue on London's Denmark Street, only a stone's throw from the Metro Club (RIP) in London's legendary Denmark Street aka 'Tin Pan Alley'.
Resident Blow Up DJs and the occasional guest bring a mix of Orgasmic Pop 60s Mod Soul New Wave action. Expect to hear a selection of pop from Beatles to Bowie to Blur, 60s - Soul, Garage, Ska, Beat and Swinging Soundtracks.
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THE SOUND OF POP ART
Just confirmed for Saturday 7th August are The Sound Of Pop Art (acoustic set) and an opportunity to hear some genuine Beatnik Pop / Acoustic Soul of the finest order. Think, Odessey & Oracle The Zombies, Syd Barrett, Up The Junction Manfred Man, John Barry
TSOPA features; On vocals Mr Tony Jenkins, described as "an extraordinary vocalist with natural harmony in his head";
On guitar, Chris Free who previously wrote/played sonic guitar for one of the UK's first & finest beat punk groups The Users, and was asked to join Paul Weller's Respond label as songwriting duo A Craze, penning the 1983 UK summer soul hit for Tracie Young Give It Some Emotion; Decio Filho, an extra special guest guitarist from Brazil adding explosive colour and intuitive beatnik playing ; all accompanied by bass and percussion.
English to the hilt, Cambridge's T.S.O.P.A. see former The Users and A Craze guitarist/songwriter Chris Free (with Users drummer Andrew O'Hanrahan) propelling a trio who update Mod riffs and attitudes and pour sunny harmonies over them. Influenced by The Who, The Kinks and The Jam, they succeed in turbo-charging these time-honoured tropes with gung-ho gusto. Tony Jenkins sings of shopping centres and high street girls in a flurry of optimism. 'Visions Of You' and 'Let's Make Love in London' add a dash of Barrett/Bowie whimsy. Infectiously enthusiastic, this is classic boho pop: plenty invigorating
**** Chris Roberts - Uncut
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ADVANCE TICKETS: £6 + b/f from:
Stargreen • We Got Tickets • Resident Advisor • Gigantic • See Tickets • TicketWeb
ADMISSION: £6 b4 11.30pm with flyer / print out - £6 all night NUS - £8 otherwise
Map • Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
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