Sunday, 8 July 2012

This Thursday, a blues-punk double bill: Bermondsey Joyriders & Taurus Trakker in Whitechapel

This Thursday 12th July at the Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel, forming part of the venue’s ‘Vintage Rock’ season, there's a double dose of blues-punk in the form of East End rockers, the Bermondsey Joyriders, and slide ‘n’ sax-fuelled West London punks, Taurus Trakker.

The Joyriders are a ‘77 supergroup of sorts, comprising of Gary Lammin (vox/guitar, formerly of Strummer protégés The Little Roosters), Martin Stacey (bass, ex-Chelsea) and Chris Musto (drums, ex-Johnny Thunders’ Oddballs). In May the band received an very approving 8/10 review from Classic Rock for second album ‘Noise & Revolution’ - an ambitious concept piece which features spoken word narration throughout from 60s counterculture icon and MC5 manager John Sinclair. With John now home in Motor City, the band have drafted in NME legend Charles Shaar Murray to do the honours on stage and provide live narration at The Rhythm Factory on Thursday, which is pretty cool.

Taurus Trakker are led by Martin Muscatt, a man inspired to pick up guitar after seeing his cousin Mick Jones onstage at some of The Clash’s earliest shows. The band is fleshed out live by the visually captivating presence of Allison Phillips (ex-Raincoats, Alternative TV) behind the kit, Chris McDonald on bass and X-Ray Spex man Dave Wright on saxophone.

See you there!

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