Leader Of Down
with: Mirror Mirror and Jiksaw
Friday 20 January 2023
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£10 in advance £12 on the door
LEADER OF DOWN
The brainchild of Grammy nominated former Motörhead guitarist Würzel and bass player Tim Atkinson who after forming the band Leader of Down, busied themselves in a London rehearsal studio writing dozens of tracks in preparation for recording an album. They then recruited drummer, Steve Clarke (Ex Fastway) to join the ranks and continue preparing for the debut album “Cascade into Chaos”.
The name Leader of Down came from Würzel mishearing the lyrics to the Status Quo track “Down, Down” Würzel found this extremely funny as he had been singing the wrong words “Down Down, Leader of Down” for over 30 years.
The band started recording the initial tracks for the debut album which included a reworking of Würzel’s solo release from the 80’s “People say I’m Crazy” (B side of the single “Bess”). These initial sessions also included a track that was always intended for Lemmy to sing on, as Würzel said “ We think it would suit him”. This track eventually became “Paradise turned into Dust” with Lemmy finishing his recording at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles shortly before his own last drop of JD
Leader of Down have a worldwide deal with Los Angeles based label Cleopatra Records and have now recorded the follow up to “Cascade into Chaos” entitled “The Screwtape letters”, has been released throughout the world on Cleopatra Records and is available now.
Jiksaw are a four piece female fronted rock band from Worcester/Kidderminster.
All original music. Strong female vocals, hard riffs, melodic guitar with complex phrases and heavy rhythms.
The current line up of Mirror Mirror came together in September 2021. Performing songs we love to play and what we hope music lovers would like to hear. With our own take on songs from artists such as Led Zep, blondie, deep purple, judas priest, Fleetwood mac, nirvana, The Eagles etc. Mirror mirror is. Jane- voice. rich-guitar, simon -drums, rob -bass.