Brit Rock Revolution
Saturday May 13th 7.00pm
Manette St, Soho, London W1D 4JB
London has become the vanguard of the scene. Bands have grown tired of constant venue closures, noise complaints and a bleaker future and have resorted to putting on gigs in basements, rehearsal rooms and even in the street.
Whilst tipping their hat to the past, these bands are not content to re-hash history, and have reinvigorated rock'n'roll with a new energy and much needed urgency, forsaking the bloated rock posturing of yesteryear.
With guerrilla shows, DIY festivals and independent record releases, The Brit Rock Revolution gives a much needed jolt to the UK's recently flagging grass roots music scene. This very special evening presents some of the best of a mind-blowing new movement.
Bands on the night include East London-based Aidan Connell with his 3 piece power trio The Electric Co. Having already clocked up plays on Teamrock, Planet Rock and Resonance FM, praise from Jeff Beck and supports with Gary Clark Jr and Seasick Steve, Aidan releases his stunning debut album GRIO on CD and vinyl – July 14th.
The raucous Pink Cigar bring together elements of Punk and New Glam in their cacophonous anthems for the gilted generation. The group have just completed a record with Mick Jones of The Clash alongside tours of Europe and the US.
Anglo-Italian Rockers Fireyed's energetic live show is captured on their debut album 'From The Ground Floor' which mixes angry blue collar moments with tracks that aspire to rock arenas. They've toured relentlessly, opening for the likes of Tygers Of Pan Tang and members of Iron Maiden.