Those rather nice people at Spinningchilli would like to present an enjoyable evening in Brighton on the Saturday 25th August 2018 at The Green Door Store.
After a storming gig at The Prince Albert on the 10th February, The Fallen Leaves – who are Reverend Rob Green (vocals with an English accent), Sir Robert Symmons (sniper guitar), Matthew Karas (Bohemian bass) and Brett Buddy Ascott (dangerous drums) – are set to return to Brighton.
The Fallen Leaves formed in 2004. Guitarist Rob Symmons was a member of the original groundbreaking Subway Sect and drummer Buddy Ascott played with The Chords.
They perform a superb mixture of punk, mod, 60’s garage and beat, thus if you can imagine a cross between The Who and The Ramones, then you are part of the way there.
The bands latest offering comes in the form of a new album entitled ‘What We’ve All Been Waiting For’ and it’s tracks are ‘Prodigal Son’, ‘I’m A Man’, ‘Lavender Girl’, ‘Funny World’, ‘Taking A View’, ‘All That Glitters’, ‘Promised Land’, ‘Motorcycle Girl’, ‘Good Man’. The album and their other material can be purchased HERE.
Support on the night at the Green Door Store will be from 1977 punk group London.
London is a four piece punk band formed in London in 1976. The original line-up was Riff Regan (vocals), Steve Voice (bass/vocals), Jon Moss (drums) and Dave Wight (guitar). Jon Moss had briefly been the drummer in The Clash before leaving to form London.
In 1977 they recorded two singles, a 4 track EP and an album ‘Animal Games’ for MCA Records. Most of their songs were written by Riff Regan (including the first two singles ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ and ‘Summer of Love’) or by Riff Regan and Steve Voice. All their records were produced by Simon Napier-Bell (who was also their manager) at the IBC Studios in London.
They toured extensively throughout 1977, including a major UK tour with The Stranglers. Their final gig was at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street on the 8th December 1977. The band broke up shortly afterwards and MCA released their album ‘Animal Games’ in early 1978.
Following the split, Jon Moss first joined The Damned and then formed Culture Club with Boy George. Riff Regan released solo records on MCA and Epic before becoming a comedy writer under his real name of Miles Tredinnick; Steve Voice formed a new band The Original Vampires and Dave Wight following stints in Metro and Holly and the Italians reverted to his real name of Colin Wight and became an academic (recently appointed Professor of International Relations at Sydney University). Simon Napier-Bell went on to manage George Michael and Wham! before becoming a best selling author.
The band returned in 2008 with original members Riff Regan (vocals) and Steve Voice (bass/vocals) as well as new Londoners Hugh O’Donnell (guitar/vocals) and Colin Watterston (drums). The band released a new studio album Reboot in 2012. In 2015/16 Rick De’Ath played bass in the band.
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