1st February 2009
SCOTT H. BIRAM
Rock 'n' Roll ain't pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self proclaimed 'Dirty Old One Man Band' successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk and godless metal. Biram ain't no dour ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. HELL NO!!! His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin' and hollerin' is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his 1959 Gibson guitar and pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot. The remainder of this one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables.
Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism.
Scott H. Biram wont die. On May 11th, 2003, one month after being hit head-on by an 18-wheeler at 75 MPH, he took the stage at The Continental Club in Austin, TX in a wheel chair - I.V. still dangling from his arm. With 2 broken legs, a broken foot, a broken arm and 1 foot less of his lower intestine, Biram unleashed his trademark musical wrath. When Scott H. Biram took the stage at his 2004 SXSW festival showcase right after Kris Kristofferson he was quoted as growling "They said that was a hard act to follow....I'm a hard act to follow motherfuckers!!" The stunned crowd looked on.
POCKET OF 3
"The Pocket" are a four-piece that love to entertain, fusing a broad range of funk, blues, and old school rock n roll with impromptu jams in their live performances. Mixing guitars, vox, bass, drums and sax / clarinet, their sound ensures a groove.
THE OLD ROMANTIC KILLER BAND (Acoustic)
Signed to Bad Sneakers Records and their debut album ' The Swan With Two Necks' released last month to much critical acclaim, this is a band to catch intimately now before its too late. With upcoming radio sessions and also nominated for XFM's best debut's in 2008, The Old Romantics are justifiably begining to prove their point.
This show will be Harry playing alone, giving a raw stripped down version of his rock, grunge and dirty blues mix.
Here is what a few sources have to say....
"The Old Romantic Killer Band are what rock should be: loud, angry and over before you can take a breath..." - N.M.E
"The Old Romantic Killer Band are the real deal; a genuinely exciting prospect who surely won't remain under the radar for much longer" - Drowned in Sound
Tickets £6 adv / £7 Door
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