Saturday 7 April 2012

Retro Man Blog night: The Len Price 3, The Past Tense & The Jetsonics at The Half Moon Putney May 04th - Start the May Bank Holiday celebrations off with a bang!

Poster designed by Sophie Lo

I'm very pleased to announce a return of the Retro Man Blog night to The Half Moon in Putney on Friday May 04th. Featuring three, three-piece purveyors of perfect three minute Garage Pop classics The Len Price 3, The Jetsonics and The Past Tense. Fresh from their trips to the seaside at The Retro Man/Podrophenia extravanganza at The Railway in Southend and the opening night of Vinyl In The Attic in Torquay - The Len Price 3 put their buckets and spades away and prepare to blow the candy floss away!
Tickets are a bargain at £6.00 advance or £8.00 on the night, kick-off is from 8pm, finish by 11pm.

3 Steps To Garage Pop Heaven
It's a case of "All The 3's" - a night of 3 minute garage-pop-punk-mod nuggets and melodies from 3 classic 3 piece line-ups headlined by the Len Price 3...!
This is a night that brings together all the truly great elements of The Half Moon's illustrious history and musical heritage. Three contemporary bands that reflect either the golden age of the Sixties raw R&B and Mod scenes or the high tempo energy of the Seventies Pub Rock boom.   

The Len Price 3 are a garage pop band hailing from the Medway Delta, home to garage rock heroes Graham Day (The Prisoners, The Gaolers etc) and Billy Childish (Milkshakes, Buff Medways) amongst others). Their sound is forged in the Medway tradition, fusing driving energy, catchy hooks and a raw 60’s garage sound. On disc and at live shows The Len Price 3 offer a truly memorable and invigorating sonic experience. Now with three unbelievably strong albums behind them and signed to Wicked Cool Records, run by Springsteen side-kick, and host of the Underground Garage radio station - Little Steven Van Zandt - this is a chance to catch the band in a perfectly suited venue.

The Len Price 3 - Photo by Steve Worrall
The Jetsonics offer a speedy and punchy mix of infectious tunes and raw beats. It’s a fine accompaniment to Sam’s gritty vocals. Their influences include old-style R&B, glam rock, first generation punk and a bit of powerpop – and the result is a decidedly British sound. Think The Yardbirds, Mott The Hoople and The Buzzcocks, all with a 21st Century tweak.

The Jetsonics - Photo by Paul Slattery
The Past Tense have a collective love of 60's beat, mod, psych, garage and punk - all coming together to make music that will hopefully appeal to many. With an enthusiastic take on the powerpop/mod revival sound of the 80's and a lively and fun nod to garage greats, past and present.

The Past Tense - Photo by Paul Slattery
 Legendary Venue

Not only is The Half Moon a fantastic boozer with excellent ales, friendly service and a great outdoor terrace, it is also a legendary venue in it's own right. Hosting live music Events since 1963, The Half Moon has featured an amazing array of talent over the years including: The Who, Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Steve Marriott, Pretty Things, Van Morrison & Dr. Feelgood.
It also saw the live debut of Kate Bush, she made her first apperance here in the late '70's!

Transport links are very good too, it is easy walking distance from Putney Bridge underground and Putney mainline rail stations.

The Half Moon
93 Lower Richmond Rd
SW15 1EU
Telephone: 020 8780 9383
Click here for Tickets 

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