Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar present
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
The Labour Club, Earl & Charles, Northampton NN1
Masters of Budvar 5:6
From Birmingham, Rock City...
THE DAVE KUSWORTH GROUP
Dave Kusworth is one of the greatest, most affecting UK rock songwriters of the past twenty years. Who says so? Alan McGee, Bobby
Gillespie, Slaughter Joe Foster and me, for a start.
A Creation Records stalwart, Dave began his globetrotting career as a founder member of Duran Duran (!) before going on to work with the
legendary Subterranean Hawks, the Dogs D'Amour and, of course, the late, great Nikki Sudden, with whom he crafted a series of classic
albums under the name of The Jacobites.
Possessed of a perfectly-pitched lyrical touch and a seemingly endlessly inventive way with a three chord trick, Kusworth occupies a
territory somewhere between Johnny Thunders and the Only Ones' Peter Perrett, with perhaps a touch of the Captain Jack Sparrow there in the
Expect classic glam/punk rock and heart-shredding ballads when Dave and his mighty electric band take to the stage.
CHARLIE BARNARD & THE NEON POP ORCHESTRA
Charlie actually made his Masters of Budvar debut opening for Kusworth when he first played the club a couple of years ago. Now he brings
an electric band to showcase songs from his new album Ivory Serpents & the Starving Tree, which is about to be released on Northampton's
sterling SkyEyeSea Records label.
The darkly playful UK psychedelia has been touched and leavened with the influence of Bob Dylan, and more recently, certifiable Birmingham
indie legends, Felt.
I shall be hosting and playing the records, with a bias towards glam and punk anthems of the seventies.
The whole thing is free to all, so it would be nice to see a few friendly faces there.
DJ from 8:30pm
Bar open until midnight
Garden for smokers - but don't miss the bands...