(CANCELLED) Straighten Out (The Stranglers tribute)
Saturday 18 April 2020
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£10 in advance £12 on the door
So, that’s it for a while then…
If you are booked to play at The Marrs Bar, or if you’ve bought tickets to see a band at The Marrs Bar, then at this point in time, consider the gig to be still happening – if it’s after April 27th.
If the ban is to continue past then I will cancel the next batch of gigs on a monthly basis until we’re through this kerfuffle…
We will at some point be given the date of our “release” – and whatever date that is, then I’m having the biggest mother f’kin release party ever.
I’m talking about a full weekend of music – a mini music festival if you will – from noon until the wee hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend we’re allowed to re-open, so to all my muso friends out there – let me know if you want to be part of it, we’ve got at least a month to plan it and I know you ain’t got a gig booked for that weekend yet 😂 – just waiting for Boris to tell me what weekend that will be.
Peace and love and if I can help you with anything just holler.
STRAIGHTEN OUT are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there…with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the ‘early years’ sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Mr. Greenfield himself in the 1970’s…!
The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal ‘attack’ from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: ‘Peaches’, ‘Hanging Around’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘5 Minutes’, ‘The Raven’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Straighten Out’, ‘Down In The Sewer’ and many more as they cover virtually the whole of the first three Stranglers’ albums and beyond…Straighten Out – live and unleashed – will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written…Straighten Out will put you back in that place…!
Bassist Shaggy and keyboard player Mick (‘The Doc’) were together in previous Stranglers tribute band ‘Four More Heroes’ and it was only natural that these two continued on after their demise to form ‘Straighten Out’ given their love of Stranglers music and the desire to keep playing live …they set the platform with the growling bass and swirling keyboard sound so essential to reproducing the authentic Stranglers sound …joining them are John on drums – he’s very good at a quick roll on the skins! – and Phil steps up to give you the ‘Hugh’ element to complete the fearsome foursome…Straighten Out are a ‘must see’ tribute band who’ll leave an indelible impression in your head.