A great night in store celebrating the friendship between the Irish and Basque nations.
NECK A six-piece ‘Psycho-Ceilídh’ band juxtaposing perfectly the swirling, spiritual abandon of authentic Traditional Irish music with the electric energy blast of a full-on, pumped-up-to-fe*k punk band and in the process, distilling the sound of two other mighty London rebel bands, The Clash & The Pogues, and carrying the torch on with their own unique London-Irish brew!
NO HOPE Old-school punk-rock band coming all the way from Aretxabaleta, a town in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque country for this, their only English gig celebrating their new album release!
BOTTLEJOB London slang, sounding like a bottle in the face, it refers to a coward or what the Cockney Rejects would call a ‘shitter’. Stand together and never run. The band is an unlikely mix of Irish and Basque but based here in London.
STEVE WHITE AND THE PROTEST FAMILY Great news. We’ve been trying to book this band for a gig for a couple of years now and it’s never happened till now! We’re totally thrilled to have them on board for the gig! After a difficult childhood, Steve White & The Protest Family officially came of age at Tommy Flynn’s in Camden on the 3rd December 2009. Led by songwriter Steve, their brash, witty, entertaining, often political brand of semi-acoustic folk/punk invokes comparisons with Billy Bragg when he used to be good. Frank Turner would hate it of course.
BRENDAN O’PREY Lead singer from London Irish Celtic Punkers THE LAGAN roped in to do a solo set. Expect a few Lagan favourites and a few choice covers as well.
Latest news is that there will be a ‘txalparta’ as well. That’s a ancient Basque instrument and ‘bertsolari’ which is a old way of telling stories by singing.
Admission is only a paltry fiver -yes £5! And all money raised will go to the dependants of political prisoners in The Basque country and Ireland!