compiled by Andy Lowe
Advance prices shown, door prices may vary slightly - All doors 7pm.
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Friday 19th December GOLDBLADE + TV SMITH + EASTFIELD + ANABOLLIC STEROIDS + late set VIVA LAS VEGAS £8 in advance London Callin presents
Saturday 20th December THE MEMBRANES + FAERGROUND ACCIDENTS + THE NOVEMBER FIVE + MINISTERS DEAD + late set SPACEWASTERS £8 in advance London Callin presents
Sunday 21st December open mic hosted by VINCE McCANN
Monday 22nd December CRAIG TEMPLE + LAINE HINES + WILL STAPLETON + THE BRANDY ROW BAND + THE DYING SHAMES £3 NFT Records presents
8:00 Craig Temple
9:15 Laine Hines
10:00 Will Stapleton
10:45 Brandy Row Band
11:00 The Dying Shames
Tuesday 23rd December TBC
Wednesday 24th December CLOSED
Thursday 25th December CLOSED
Friday 26th December CLOSED
Saturday 27th December 16 GUNS + THE BLEACH BOYS + DOG ROTTON + TARAH WHO? + more tba £6 London Callin presents
Sunday 28th December S.E.X. + WHITE PIGEON + more £5
S.E.X., aka Savage Excellence), are rightly known as Welsh underground rock legends. Lead by OTT singer/composer and frontman Phil Jones, the band plays unique and original rock with a twist. In addition to being able to pull a classic cover version out of the bag when needed, the emphasis is strongly on Phil and the band's original material.
Ongoing since the early 1980's, the band have built up an impressive back catalogue that includes over a dozen singles, 8 studio albums and a brand new compilation album!
Career highlights include:
Two entries in the Australian Radio Charts.
A early publishing deal in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
London performances in the Marquee, Covent Garden and The Royal Standard.
Radio airplay in the US, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland and Gibraltar.
Over 2000 (!) gigs that include supporting legends such as Wishbone Ash, Hawkwind, Eddie and the Hotrods, Glen Matlock and Roy Harper.
The first S.E.X release was the cassette only EP 'Lost Virginity' on January 19th 1985. The songs were "Sorry I Loved You", "Violence In F#" and "The Overlord Of Rampant Rock". It went on to sell over 1000 copies at gigs alone!
In 2008 S.E.X. toured Japan and in 2009 released their 8th album on the 10th of July entitled 'Scurlage And Jowl'. This album, together with the new 'Sorry I Loved You...' best of CD, is currently available at gigs and via online stores.
Recent years have seen the band's original albums reissued on factory-pressed CD with improved artwork, remastering and bonus tracks!
Check out the band at www.myspace.com/sexwelshrock
'White Pigeon is a fun, all-out hard-rock band who have major glam influences that seep into their symphonic sound. A fusing of Europe and Whitesnake along with a healthy dose of humor shows White Pigeon to be a powerful force in the Guildford rock scene. Their sound is accessible to fans of more mainstream music, but at the same time its cheery riffs and old school feel should attract many a metalhead. In particular, quite a few of the guitar riffs seem to be in the Iron Maiden vein, the band's influence is also mirrored in some of the more epic compositions, namely in the epic, eponymous track "White Pigeon". Overall this band is very tight and has a lot of solid riffs and sounds that will engage many a listener. Seemingly destined to be great, White Pigeon's dynamic sound will capture you and not let you go. Any fan of classic metal, glam, the NWOBHM or hard rock in general should love these guys. Go check them out!' - Two Guys' Metal Reviews
Monday 29th December THE LONDON SEWAGE COMPANY + CHRIS POPE & THE Uks + KULT 45s + THE COFFIN DODGERS + introducing ROSIE ALENA £6 London Callin presents
Friday 2nd January THE GREASY SLICKS + THE UNMENTIONABLES + THE VALVES + ATTITUDE £6 Chog Town presents
Saturday 3rd January NOYADE + BUCKETS OF COURAGE + more tbc £6 Rucktion Records presents
Sunday 4th January open mic hosted by VINCE McCANN
Wednesday 7th January THE FALLEN LEAVE + MANDEVILLE + BEN COCKETT + late set THE BULLETS £6 London Callin presents Minimum R&B
THE FALLEN LEAVES are continuing their monthly MINIMUM R&B Wednesday residency, building a new following in THE ROOKERY OF ST GILES
8.00 Ben Cockett - Musician / Artist. Mod Rock n' Roll on acoustic guitar, all his own songs. Also paintings of swarms of bees in oil on collage plus other artworks.
10.00 Fallen Leaves
Punk rock for gentlemen
"This valve amp, treble-to-the-max rave-up would have had the mid-'60s Who or Pretty Things bricking it backstage at the Embassy Club" - Mark Paytress (Mojo)
"This sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop will doubtless appeal to the same authenticity-starved youngsters who have made Billy Childish their king" - Stewart Lee (Sunday Times)
"a confrontational cacophony of clashing rock'n'roll destroyed and reassembled with strange and awkward angles. The same, but different." - Plan B
11.00 The Bullets
Friday 9th January HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS featuring VIVA LAS VEGAS + THE ROCKETS + WITCHDOCKTORS London Callin' presents...