Uncover: Vinny Peculiar
Friday 11 March 2022
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£8 in advance
Vinny Peculiar [aka Alan Wilkes] grew up in Worcestershire and trained as a nurse before signing to Manchester cult label Ugly Man records [former home to Elbow]. He’s since put out thirteen albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty-year career and has regularly toured band, solo and duo shows.
Variously described as – ‘an under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT] – ‘a warm hearted Morrissey’ [Q Magazine] and ‘the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough’ [Irish Times]previous work associations include Bill Drummond [KLF], Luke Haines [the Auteurs], Jah Wobble [PIL] and his various bands have included ex members of The Smiths, OASIS, Aztec Camera & The Fall. He’s also written and recorded as ParlourFlames, the band he formed in 2013 with ex OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead.
New album ARTISTS ONLY is released 10th Jan 2022,
‘If Tony Hancock had made pop records, they’d have sounded like this’ UNCUT MAGAZINE
Part Pulp, part Kinks, and very much part Peculiar, this is observational, punk-tinged songwriting at its best. HOT PRESS
Wildly witty with abject sadness and pathos in swathes, like a warm-hearted Morrissey no less’ INDEPENDENT
‘The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and poet Roger McGough and some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Wreckless Eric’ IRISH TIMES
‘A strange brave captivating album, matched by fascination, dark humor and warmth’ DAILY MIRROR
This fifteen-track album from the Salford based singer songwriter is frankly, unmissable. A real joy. AMERICANA- UK
Crashing poppily through Vinnys world of nostalgia and insight every song stuffed to the gills with melody and eccentricity, clever, funny and wonderfully weird’ R2 MAGAZINE
‘A well-measured introduction to an under sung national treasure’ UNCUT MAGAZINE
more info www.vinnypeculiar.com