Worcester Music Festival Fundraiser
with: The Stiff Joints, Skewwhiff and The Humdrum Express
Saturday 5 September 2015
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
£3 Advance / £5 on the door
The Stiff Joints were really disappointed that they were unavailable to perform at this year’s Worcester Music Festival. So they asked us and Slap Magazine whether we could put them on a WMF warm up fundraiser gig.
The Stiff Joints
The Stiff Joints are a 10-piece ska army formed in 2009 by a close group of friends who grew up in Kidderminster, now nearly 5 years down the line their raucous infusion of ska, punk and reggae never fails to get a crowd moving. With two successful EP releases under the belt, (‘Rowdy & Stoned’ 2012 / ‘Circus on Repeat’ 2013), the band are now gaining serious momentum in the underground scene and look to build on this with a hectic regime of gigging ’til they drop. Come join the party!
Skewwhiff have played festivals and gigs extensively, honing the songs and set in preparation for their debut long player, Nice Little Upper, released in 2014.
Genre is always a poser when faced with such variety of sound, so the fact that Skewwhiff have not been out of place supporting bass legend Mike Watt’s brand of jazz/punk and Brit-pop pioneers Dodgy, demonstrates the difficulty in pinning a pithy label to this bunch of misfits.
“Brilliant angular indie-punk from Worcester.” Glastonwick.
The Humdrum Express
Up-tempo exasperation, poetic put-downs and bitter-sweet tales of delusion…
The Humdrum Express (aka Ian Passey) has released four albums and several EPs over the past 9 years.
Recent singles, Festival At Home and Cryptic Self Pity, have been championed by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6music show.
Live work has included gigs with Half Man Half Biscuit, John Cooper Clarke, Bob Mould, The Wedding Present, Hugh Cornwell, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls, and Chas ‘n’ Dave.