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Si Da Jugfest – Raising Money for MacMillan Cancer Support
June 1, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pmEntry by donation
Join us for an evening of great music in support of Macmillan Cancer Care! Here’s the lineup so far –
Formed in 1979 by Steve Drewett, Newtown Neurotics began like so many others to attempt to get their clumsy fingers around three chords and ape the Ramones who were their heroes. Sporting Joey Ramone length hair Steve would sneer at cries of “Bloody Hippie” from the audience but after a couple of numbers nobody cared they just went into pogo frenzy.
The early stuff from the band like “Hypocrite” and “When The Oil Runs out” singles were both great melodic punk songs on the type found in the early eighties. See them perform live once more!
Slim Pickings are an 8 strong Reggae/Dub force. 2016 saw them release their debut single ‘Dem Fall’ with a video to boot, which has been highly praised. Many members bring to the table different inspirations and influences, from 70/80’s reggae, modern reggae to hip-hop. Still in the baby years the band have quickly picked up a strong following through venue and festival dates all over the UK.
Drawn together by their distinctly empty pockets and their collective love of reggae music, soon enough, a band was formed. Sometimes something just feels right, this wasn’t one of those times but they did it anyway! Rehearsals were missed and debts were racked up, cables broke and pedals packed up, but despite all adversity Slim Pickings came out stronger than ever, with their own unique style of energetic feel good reggae!
And more TBA!
MacMillan Cancer Care are there for people right from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond. They’re a source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you feel more like yourself.
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We are open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-3pm and 6-10pm. Happy Hour is from 5-7pm!