Devizes is getting good at this – Appealing to touring acts, who are willing to travel vast distances to play our quaint little town. After last weeks short-notice, unexpected addition of Mark McCabe (It’s OK, we were more than happy to have him back, after his excellent previous performance on Oxygen Thief’s 2012 tour) we have the pleasure of inviting fellow Scott’ Dave Hughes And The Renegade Folk Punk Band, to town.
In fact, it was our offer that prompted Dave to book a tour around our date, so we’re super proud to have given this tour a life of it’s own – and as usual it takes in some great cities, and we are once again the smallest town on tour.
“With clear shades of The Pogues, The La’s and Springsteen, they are clearly doing it right” Say Kerrang! so who are we to argue? Dave will be bringing a band with him, perhaps not a full band but a typical Lamb style stripped back band we’ve seen from the likes of Mick O’ Toole and Crazy Arm recently.
This is folk music firmly rooted in punk, often with a story to tell. A little bit of thought-provoking social commentary to it’s lyrics, shows Dave to be an intelligent and articulate song writer.
Support for the night is BAND OF THE UNDERHAND. Featuring Pete Assirati and Dave Earl in it’s ranks – these lot are the perfect foil for the head liners. A real muso band, the members can count a history of working with the likes of Squeeze et al’ – They’re not a band you will want to miss!
Opening the night will be recent USA bound singer song writer, LUKE DE-SCISCIO. Luke was lucky enough to be spotted performing, then hand picked to perform at a Jeff Buckley celebratory event in NYC! Luke was flying the flag for local music, since he’s only from Bath, with a brief tour and playing this now yearly event, to mourn the passing of Jeff. Those with a keen memory will remember Chip Daddy reworking one of Luke’s old songs? If not you can re-watch it >here< Otherwise, you may like to know that Luke is an ethereal type singer songwriter. Delicate, whispers over fragile guitars – a genuine experience!
8 – 8.30pm – opener…..
8.45 – 9.15 – Luke De-Sciscio
9.30 – 10pm – Band Of The Underhand
10.15 – 11pm – DAVE HUGHES and the renegade folk punk band