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Reverend Horton Heat + The Delta Bombers

Wednesday 6th May

Academy 2

Rockabilly Night Live Presents DIRECT from the U.S.A. - A double bill spectacular with two of the greatest rockabilly acts of all time! This is an invitation for you to join rockabilly fans from all over the UK to ROCK HARD and DANCE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW! With the energy these bands pump out; there just might not be one!

These rockers may hail from America, but they might as well be time-traveling space cowboys hitting The Passenger Shed with the atomic impact of a meteor at full speed. and SPEED there will be! With blistering guitar pickin’, thumpin’ slap bass and tight drum beats fillin’ up the night, it will be like the roar of super charged hot-rod engine at full blast.

Opening up the show we have Midlands based band, The Deadshots. The Deadshots, bring their own unique energy and style to the stage! This band are full of raw, high energy!

To fill in between these legendary showmen, our very own DJ Rock Ape will keep the energy. If you are a fan of Rockabilly, Psychobilly, old school Rock’n’Roll or anything in between, this a night you don’t want to miss out on!

 

Reverend Horton Heat

Get ready to be converted to the evangelical as the Reverend Horton Heat preach the Gospel of Rock’n’Roll. Experiencing these rockin’ tribal rhythms, that transcend time from the early 1950s way into the future, will transform even the most hardcore rockabilly fan. Get ready for the rockin’ High-Octane, Spaghetti Western Wall of Sound that is everyone’s favorite preacher.

With 11 studio albums to date, these rockers from the great state of Texas, have more than put their mark on history: They have slammed into the history of Rock’n’Roll with meteoric force and pumped pure nitro into the old hot-rod engine of the genre. When they take the stage of The Passenger Shed, they will surely deliver what they preach, in the form of pure, brain-melting guitar solos, wild stage antics, and plenty of un-apologizing attitude! Get ready for the sermon of your life!

 

The Delta Bombers

What do you get if you fuse 1950s Rock’n’Roll with swampy blues, red hot country, and high powered rockabilly? The answer is the highly explosive and by no means safe contraption that has been annihilating stages all over the world for over a decade! This hard touring band has been tearing up crowd after crowd in 26 countries with their take-no-prisoners attitude and super-charged energy, and does not seem to stop for anything or anyone. And they certainly won’t slow down when blowing up The Passenger Shed in Bristol! — Directly from Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s The Delta Bombers!

Their 4 studio albums bear testament to the virtuous musicality of these four rockers, but it’s live on stage that their music really spits flames. From powerful vocal abilities of Chris Moinichen, the scorching guitar riffs of Andrew Himmler, the floor rumbling bass lines of Gregorio Garcia, to the earth shattering drum beats of Micah Malcolm, The Delta Bombers will blow you away with their raw, All-American roots music!

 

The Deadshots

Based out of DeadShot Towers in North Worcestershire, somewhere midway between Redditch and Bromsgrove in the Midlands, this four piece are touring the country lighting up audiences in venues, halls, clubs and fields from Scotland to the South West of England. Playing their own compositions (mostly) along with the occasional cover of a classic and sometimes an unexpected song from anytime from the 1950’s to today. 

Their current album, “Wanted”, was released in January 2019 on Western Star Records. It gained network and international radio play from its first week of release.

 

Giant Rooks

+ Special Guests

Thursday 7th May

Academy 2

The Undertones

+ Special Guests: Hugh Cornwell Electric

Friday 8th May

Academy 2

The Undertones emerged from Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974, the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. Even by the standards of that decade, Derry was not the rock and roll capital of anywhere and with no live bands worth watching, they learned their trade by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry but most of all from listening to John Peel’s show on BBC Radio One.

Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978 on Terri Hooley's Good Vibrations label in Belfast. A copy was sent to the legendary DJ John Peel and he liked the track so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show!

Eventually signing to Sire Records, ‘Teenage Kicks’ was re-released, resulting in the band's first appearance on Top of the Pops.  Over the next five years, John O’Neill, his younger brother Damian, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty and Michael Bradley crafted numerous punkpop gems and would go on to release 13 singles and 4 studio LP’s, before disbanding in May 1983.

In 1999 The Undertones reconvened, without Feargal Sharkey, to once again perform their two-minute, three and a half chord songs to a new generation of fans in Derry. Fellow Derryman Paul McLoone replaced Sharkey on vocals and his vocal prowess and electric onstage presence soon convinced any doubters that he was more than capable of doing the job.

After much consideration the band released an LP of new songs called `Get What You Need', which was critically acclaimed by Q magazine, Uncut, Rolling Stone and Hot Press. Songs like ‘Thrill Me’, ‘I Need Your Love The Way It Used To Be’ and ‘Everything But You' showed that the art of writing short, sharp songs had not been lost over the previous two decades.

Live The Undertones present a glorious set of classic tracks taken from what are considered by many fans and critics to be some of the best punk albums of all time, adding to them a
whole bucketful of their iconic guitar pop hits & anthems, Get Over You, Jimmy Jimmy, My Perfect Cousin, You’ve Got My Number, Julie Ocean, Wednesday Week, and, of course, Teenage Kicks.  

Fell Out Boy

Fall Out Boy Tribute Act

Friday 8th May

Club Academy

65daysofstatic

+ Special Guests

Friday 15th May

Academy 2

An Evening With Peter Hook & The Light

Joy Division : A Celebration Performing the Albums Unknown Pleasure & Closer

Saturday 16th May

O2 Apollo Theatre

Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather

Plus Support

Saturday 16th May

Academy

Morgan Heritage, Cocoa Tea & Romain Virgo

DJs: Rory Stonelove / Luv Injection / Megatone Foundation Doctor C / Natural Mystic / Hosted by: Asha D

Saturday 23rd May

Academy

Skipinnish

+ Special Guests

Friday 29th May

Academy 3

Pinked Floyd

Saturday 30th May

Academy 3


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