7pm, Thursday 28th November 2013
Princes of Maine + PocketClub + Quarry from Prizeday + Torben Tietz
THE GEORGE TAVERN, SHADWELL, LONDON
373 Commercial Road, London E1 0LA
Tickets: £4 in advance, £5 on the door
Showroom Dummies is a London based power trio. Gigi (pronounced ‘gee-gee’ and he is not a girl!), Pharoah (now, that’s a name! he LOOOOVES tennis!) and Kevin (he speaks “Brezhoneg”) met at a warehouse party somewhere in East London. They were making some serious noise playing unconventional instruments (you know…those “never seen” instruments you’d find in the neighbour’s rubbish bin) until some drunken pointy shoes dude from Dalston said: “hey guys, what’s your band called?”. Whether he was fooling around or not, they took it as a sign. Since that day, they got better even though Gigi had to learn how to play keyboards with his feet (he is still learning though!). They have been creating imaginative, yet essentially simple tracks. Their lyrics are witty, truthful, declamatory, fun, profound, honest and light. Their sound is characterful, bold and confident. Not to be missed!
PRINCES OF MAINE
Princes of Maine a new band heralding from North London consisting of front man Oliver Cotton, Matthew Delany on bass, Liam Williams on lead guitar and James Firth on drums. Princes of Maine take influences from The Beatles, The La’s, The Libertines and Oasis creating there very own style of Indie/Rock and Roll. Catchy melodies, rock and roll guitar lines mixed with darker tones give this band a sound that is their own. It is the sound you have been all waiting for.
A Camden based four piece featuring a fervent front-man, wailing pop melodies and heartfelt hooks over raw riff based rock.
QUARRY (FROM PRIZEDAY)
Quarry, real name Vittorio Tolomeo, is the singer-songwriter of the band Prizeday. He formed Prizeday after his well acclaimed solo album ‘Prize Day’ got a lot of airplay in the USA and Europe. Heʼs an indie pop multi-instrumentalist who has recently launched his new solo side-project.
Prizeday toured successfully the UK this year to promote their EP ‘War Zone’, performing a highlight show at The Great Escape Festival and opening for The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. Their debut album will be released next year.
Quarry will be playing some shows in November and December in London to showcase both Prizeday’s music and his solo project,ʻbreezy pop with a kooky edge and some brisk playing in the way of something off a 1960s counter cultural musical meets indie pop of the ʼ90s like James maybe.ʼ