Top gig in Chunky Norwich tonight:
Wednesday 17th April
Doors 7.30pm, first band 8pm
Age restrition 14+ with conditions
Please bring ID for proof of age
"Rising like a behemoth from the sludge of the Stour Estuary, Dingus Khan are exactly what you'd imagine a band with a name like Dingus Khan to be. They consist of three drummers to keep your heart beating. Three bass players to keep your feet tapping. A singing guitarist to melt young girls' hearts. And an electric ukulele demon just to keep you on your toes. Let Dingus Khan play their rock and roll music my boy, and let them play it Hard and Fast. Then Slow and Steady. Then Hard and Fast."
Tears For Fears once sang of a ‘Mad World’. Neither of those people had reason to encounter the frankly beyond mental world of Dingus Khan, who come from Manningtree, on the very northern tip of Essex. Fully armed they number eight (that's E.I.G.H.T), including Ben Brown (lead vocals / guitar), Josh Court (electric ukelele), Tom Armstrong (bass), Adam Toms (bass), Alex Dunne (bass). Nick Daldry (drums), Paul Miller (percussion) and Gareth Burney (percussion). Apparently they have issues with turning down puppy-eyed musicians.
The first time they played Club Fandango was in late September 2011 at the Buffalo Bar. The stage could barely withstand the jaw-dropping, ear-popping, beer-slopping combination of pop nous, punk rawness, rawk riffs and dangerously casual choreography. Since then their hectic tunes and chaotic charm have served Dingus Khan alarmingly well, earning them a BBC Introducing session at Maida Vale for Steve Lamacq, slots at fierce panda's 18th birthday party at Cargo and at the Camden Crawl, a frothingly-acclaimed near-homecoming at Colchester Arts Centre, taking Latitude Festival by storm, a pencilled October album release and a forthcoming big shot showdown at Bestival..
TIED TO THE MAST
this will be the third time Brighton based Tied To The Mast will have performed in Norwich. The last time they were in Norwich they performed at The Waterfront as support to Little Comets sold out show and went down a storm. One of the tightest new live bands around.
THERE'S SOMEONE IN THE POND
There's Someone in the Pond are Tom Eagle, Fliss Kitson and Jack Teare, who got together at a party over a shared love of rock n roll, loud noises and cocktails. They play unpolished garage in the vein of Billy Childish, early White Stripes and The Trashmen.
Formerly friends, and now firm business associates with a mutual admiration for each other’s acumen, Horse Party began playing together in September 2012 and quickly realized that they were not only sexier than The Bangles, but also the greatest band who ever lived. Horse Party are based in Bury St Edmunds
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