Stackridge – The Final Bow Tour this Friday at the Atkinson

Prog Rock, Psych, Beatlesque Power Pop, Folk Rock or even the precursors of Britpop?

And that’s not even including their early 80’s skinny tie New Wave stint in the UK and USA Top Twenty Charts as The Korgis!

Either way James Warren and Andy Davis aka Stackridge are an unmissable live act with a pedigree that stretches to over 40 years of making eccentric, perfect , quintessentially English Music. Aided and abetted by long serving musicians Glenn Tommey (Keyboards) , Eddie John (Drums) and Clare Lindley (Violin and Guitar) they embark on their last ever tour of the UK this autumn.

Your last chance to see the band that put the West Country and the “Bristol Sound” firmly  on the music map of Great Britain way before Massive Attack and Portishead and who the BBC’s Stuart Maconie described as “truly timeless and uncategorisable”.

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Supported by Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, is busy writing for his ‘much anticipated’ second album which is to be released this year. His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his new band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens. Steve grew up surrounded by great music and at a young age he used to listen to LP’s from his father’s eclectic record collection, mostly blues records, The Beatles and his favourite, Led Zeppelin.

“He’s fantastic”. –  Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page (Wembley Arena)

At 14 he began to write his own songs on guitar and piano. He started a band with his friends at 17, ‘Lost Sons of Davros’. From the ‘Lost Sons’ came ‘Boa’ with a few new members including Steve’s sister Jasmine – they created two great albums – their first single ‘Duvet’ was the title track to the Japanese multi award- winning animation series Manga ‘Lain – Serial Xperiments’. They toured the States, the UK and after much partying, Steve decided to follow his own path. Along the way he saw how amazing and deep life really was and wanted to reflect that in his songs.

In the past few years, he has ‘guested’ at Wembley for Bad Company, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and the Robert Randolph Band. Tours have included support slots for Bad Company in the UK and Japan and his own headline dates in the UK and Canada. Steve has recently supported The Deborah Bonham Band and Midge Ure on their respective tours in the UK and Europe. In 2014 year he joined Bad Company/Lynyrd Skynyrd for their coast to coast US Tour.  

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Friday 6 November 2015 – 7:30 pm
The Atkinson – Theatre
£18 / £16 concessions plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales.

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