I'm very proud to be involved in helping to promote a special gig at the famous Half Moon
in Putney on Friday October 14th. The night will include performances from three excellent bands that I have featured on the Blog, The Len Price 3, The Jetsonics and The Past Tense.
Tickets are a bargain at £5.00 advance £6.00 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.
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 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.
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!
You can read more about the history here
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
Telephone: 020 8780 9383
Ticket bookings (Ticketweb): 08444 77 1000