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October 2010

Thursday 14th October

The Orchestra Pit presents:

Vic Godard and Subway Sect

We Come As Aliens

The Orchestra Pit is very proud to be hosting the launch night for Vic's latest album - "We Come As Aliens" on Overground Records - his first with this current Subway Sect incarnation containing Kevin Younger, Gairy Ainge and Mark Braby (although a sadly out of action Gary will be replaced on the drums by Mark this evening with Dan Ashkenazy from The Bitter Springs stepping in to cover bass duties). Vic has proved to be one of the most durable and inventive artists to emerge from the original 1976 punk scene continually pushing and blurring boundaries with his mix of northern soul, swing and punk rock spirit. Raise yer Tetleys for a true original.

Plus very special guests

A spirit of collaboration is promised for later on in the evening from Vic's old sparring partners The Bitter Springs, but meantime enjoy what our good friends at Penny Black Music described as "that sentimental slush incorporating everything from heart torn ballads to rollicking pub rock tunes, melancholic electro pieces to cod calypso numbers and 60s Gallic-influenced duets to old-fashioned music hall songs as well as much else in between".

Yusuf B'Layachi, Emma Bennett and Tim Greany comprise the trio that is Dear Thief (who shall be releasing their debut album 'Under Archway' next month on our very own Orchestra Pit Recording Company label). we love 'em, and so should you, so make sure you don't turn up late.

Kicking off this evening's musical box of delights, and setting the tone for some co-opting of other band's musicians Mr Richard Sanderson will lead out his original 1978 punk combo Drop who have reformed specially for the occasion (the last time they played live was 2002). He will be joined by original keyboard player Neil Jones with Andy Coules on bass and Mark Braby on drums.

St Aloysius Social Club
20 Phoenix Road