Saturday, 12 April 2014

Retro Man Blog Presents: Graham Day & The Forefathers + The Len Price 3 + Galileo 7 at The Half Moon Putney June 06th

We are very proud to announce another Retro Man Blog Night at The Half Moon Putney, this will be a Medway Garage Rock night on Friday June 06th featuring Graham Day & The Forefathers, The Len Price 3 and Galileo 7. This is in conjunction with the excellent new book "The Kids Are All Square, Medway Punk & Beyond 1977-1985" by Ian Snowball and Bob Collins. Copies of the book will be on sale at the gig and hopefully the authors will also be there to sign copies.

Graham Day & The Forefathers by Paul Slattery
Graham Day & The Forefathers are the crucial ingredients of The Prisoners, Prime Movers, Solarflares and The Gaolers extracted and squeezed into one stripped down power trio. Cranking out choice live cuts from four Graham Day-fronted bands, The Forefathers (triple) distil 30-odd years of high quality song writing, low-fi production and high energy performance to their stripped down garage-rock essence. After a handful of dates as the Prime Movers, Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard, now rechristened Graham Day and the Forefathers, are unashamedly pumping out the best material from all the line-ups, including the Prisoners, with an uncompromising verve and energy, undiminished from their earliest days.
Graham Day & The Forefathers by Paul Slattery
The Len Price 3 are an adrenaline pumped pop band from England, forged in the traditions of their Medway Delta roots. They are a revelation to those who encounter them, encompassing all of what you would want from a band in one invigorating sonic experience. Their dazzling live performances feature a thunderous set of well-honed melodic nuggets played at breakneck speed, complete with shiny pop hooks and chrome glazed harmonies. But dig a bit deeper and you will find a rich lyrical content that is full of acid tongued lyrics and wry social observations. With each album and single release receiving glowing reviews and every live show leaving behind a highly satisfied audience full of enthusiastic devotees, The Len Price 3 are fast becoming a true national treasure…

The Len Price 3 by Paul Slattery
As well as bashing the bass in Graham Day & The Forefathers, Allan Crockford also plays guitar, sings and writes the songs in his psych-tinged four-piece garage-pop combo, Galileo 7. He'll be doing a double shift on June 6th as they warm up early-comers before the evening's power trio extravaganza. Also featuring Mole (from the Higher State) on bass, Russ Baxter (Secret Affair) on drums and Viv Bonsels on organ, their 3rd album 'False Memory Lane' is out in a few weeks.

Galileo 7 by Paul Slattery
Tickets are only £13.50 in advance but are strictly limited to 200 so please book now "to avoid disappointment" as the old cliché can get tickets in person directly at The Half Moon (to avoid any booking fee) or at their ticket booking link here.

You can listen to our announcement about the gig and hear some great tunes from The Prisoners and Thee Mighty Caesars as well as an exclusive track from Galileo 7's forthcoming new album "False Memory Lane" in Episode 13 of Retrosonic Podcast. There's also music from The Chocolate Watchband, The Sonic Jewels, The Movements, The Afex, The Uniques, The Clique, Otis Clay, Fogbound, The New Alchemy and another exclusive, this time from the excellent Modern-day French Ye-Ye Beat group Les can listen in and download for free below or visit our Soundcloud page for the whole archive of previous episodes. 

Gig Poster designed by Eric Boitier at Flying Lunchbox with Graham Day photo by Paul Slattery.

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