with: Vinny Peculiar
Thursday 17 May 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£8 in advance £10 on the door
You can’t talk about Wreckless Eric without mentioning his enduring hit Whole Wide World – covered in stadiums and sheds from Aberdeen to Alabama – but there’s more to him than just that. With over 40 years of recording and touring behind him he shuns the dictates of nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away. His 2015 album ‘amERICa’ was an urgent reminder of what he’s about, and new album Construction Time & Demolition is a musically complex trawl through the psyche of a man with plenty to say and nothing to lose. It’s always been that way: loud, dissonant, lyrical and gently melodic – cogent music for desperate times.
Singer-Songwriter and Poet 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 twelve albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty-year career and has regularly toured band, solo and duo shows.