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For The Benefit of… ft Sleaze, Cosmo Pyke, Morgan Noise and many more
December 16, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - December 17, 2023 @ 2:00 am
Having won the support of BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq on their previous single British Beef, after a chance meeting at last year’s Glastonbury Festival, South East London’s self-proclaimed ‘Alcoholic Sons of Satan’ SLEAZE are back .
Described by Scratchy’s Simon Bromide as “like The Clash mugging Jarvis down some Sheffield back alley or The Libertines covering Je T’Aime”, Daffodils is a true story about a failing relationship says writer & lead vocalist Dave Ashby, who’s half-heartedly trying to save the situation with some stale flowers whilst tranquilising himself using whatever poison his demons care to offer up.
Describing themselves as ‘Post Pub Kebab Shop Glam Rock from SE London’, SLEAZE are David Ashby (vocals), Bede Trillo (bass), Jack Fussey (guitar), Al Grumble (keys) & Phil Lloyd (drums). With influences ranging from Waylon Jennings to Warren Zevon via Nick Lowe, David Bowie & Marc Bolan plus visual splashes of Hockney & Steadman in there too, SLEAZE came together naturally & hitting their stride after lockdown made their writing more about the song, rather than the racket a band can make in a sweaty venue. Combining ballads with a punk backing has created a unique sound – think ‘Pop music distorted though photocopiers & analogue lenses.
Cosmo Pyke is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and artist from London. He gained widespread acclaim for his 2017 EP Just Cosmo which was co-produced with Fraser T. Smith, in association with 70Hz Recordings. Cosmo’s later releases are via his own label, Pykrete Records
With live appearances at Brixton’s Windmill, The Bimble Inn, Port Eliot, Beautiful Days (Exeter) & Glastonbury’s Strummerville, the band have been winning over new fans in droves, while their songwriting talents have led to the co-writing of Bobby’s Boyfriend on Fat White Family’s Serfs Up album & Florence Welch covering Dave’s song Girl With One Eye from his previous band The Ludes on her album Lungs.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF.. will also feautre solo folk artist Jonathan Greet, a mega suprise band that we cant tell you who they are but when you see them you will be amazed 🙂 , and Mogan Noise who will be bringing a bit of rocknroll blend into the night
All musicians are coming together to celebrate our dear friend , Jonny Ray ( Jonny Ray & The Wasters) who is turning 50 on the night and he will be our mighty host.