with: Ambition demolition
Thursday 27 June 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£11.50 in advance £13.50 on the door
999 are an English punk rock band, formed in London in December 1976. From the period of 1976 to 1985, the line-up of 999 consisted of Nick Cash (vocals, guitar), Guy Days (lead guitar), Jon Watson (bass guitar) and Pablo LaBrittain (drums). LaBrittain was temporarily replaced in 1980 by drummer Paul Edward aka ‘Ed Case’ while he recovered from a motor accident. Bassist Jon Watson left the band in 1985 and was replaced by Danny Palmer, who was succeeded by Arturo Bassick in 1991.
Between 1978 and 2007, 999 released fourteen singles and twelve studio albums. Five of the singles released by 999 between 1978 and 1981 charted within the Top 75 in the UK Singles Chart, with one further single released by 999 in 1978, “Homicide”, charting within the Top 40. In addition, as a result of extensive touring in the United States in the early 1980s, the band’s third and fourth studio albums: The Biggest Prize in Sport and Concrete, each charted on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Despite having formed in 1976, 999 have only experienced two permanent changes to their original line-up and has continued to record and play live, leading AllMusic to describe the band as “one of the longest-lived groups of the punk era.”
- Nick Cash – lead vocals and guitar(1977–1982, 1983–1987, 1993–present)
- Guy Days – guitar and vocals (1977–1982, 1983–1987, 1993–present)
- Pablo LaBritain – drums (1977–1982, 1983–1987, 1993–present)
- Arturo Bassick – bass (1993–present)
Ambition Demolition was formed in April (2016) with Alan Cattermoul on guitar & vocals, Clive Buff Cooper on Bass & vocals and AL Stone on drums. Some good fun Punk Rock tunes followed, and in less than four months we had managed to get together an albums worth of 12 songs!! Our first 6 track EP, Punk for Life, was recorded at the end of 2016 in true DIY style and is available from the band. We have a bit of variety in our locker so hopefully there’s something for everyone in the set!?!?! Also, we have more songs in the pipeline, and it’s really nice to have the pleasure & option of moving the songs around to suit every situation!! We had our first gig @Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham Glos. Saturday 24th September 2016 with lots more gigs now played supporting, amongst others, UK Subs, The Lurkers, Subhumans, DeRellas, Hands Off Gretel, and Reno Divorce from the States. We’ve also played a number of festivals in 2017 including Bash the Bishop, Degeneration, Juzbcuz, No More Heroes, and Rebellion. Many more gigs in the pipeline and we’ll put flyers for all those and more up on here as soon as we can!! We’ll have merchandise at all gigs too, so keep your eyes open for that and a new album in the pipeline.