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7pm, Friday 18 July 2014

The Beautiful Game + Long John Laundry + The Tax


91-95 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL

18 +

Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the door

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The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game are a British rock and alternative band from Camden, North London. The band have been together since 2008 and have opened for The Bluetones and played alongside Reef.

Their single “Getting By But Only Just” has won the song of the week on the Best of Myspace charts and was reviewed by NME Radio.

The band’s influences include Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Libertines, The Jam and The Strokes.


Long John Laundry

Long John Laundry has been in the making for some years with several line up changes before the recording of WILD EVIL. The bands roots stem from various paths which have all seemed to, by chance, met at a cross roads.

Long John himself has for the past 5 years has been whipping up song and dance in the London alternative punk blues music scene with some 300 gigs under his belt as part of the Silver Brazilians (South London Punk Blues Rockers). With not just their own sell out shows the band have also supported acts such as Wilko Johnson, The Charlatans, The Jim Jones Revue and The Block Heads along with stints in the USA, Germany and Sweden at various festivals and tour venues with The Zills. Taking some well earned time out to work on Solo projects the Long John Laundry Band was born firstly as a Slide Blues jamming machine with Long John on Guitar, Jules Haffegee on bass and Vince Street on drums – all former Brazilian band members.. Things started to hot up in the rehearsals studios in deepest east London and soon Long John put pen to paper (I decided to put down the album I had been waiting to write for some time its primarily about my time living back in L.A. – the people, the good times… I just let it all roll out.) As the band hit the studio the departure of Vince Street saw the arrival of Matt Banham on drums and additionally the arrival of the multi talented Nick Mailing on Piano and Lead guitar… Things soon became obvious that this band had a feel and vibe that gave everyone a chance to get involved and put their name on the bands sound joining the band with Tenor Saxophone Mr. Jools Lawrence and Genna Marabase on Alto Sax the album was 9 months in the making and was Produced by Nick Mailing with over the shoulder input from Long John Laundry.


The Tax

The Tax are a new take on synth pop: a 5 piece Anglo – Welsh – Pan European act who blend old school song-writing of the 60’s with the synth-lines and pop dreams of the 80’s. THE TAX are a melting pot of A-Ha, Maroon 5, Buggles, The Feeling and ELO. BBC Radio 2’s Alex Lester said on his show, ‘This Band is technically endowed to the extent of being blissful!’ THE TAX have played The Cavern (twice) mastered their first EP at Abbey Road (with Pink Floyd producer Alan McGee on the controls), toured Budapest & Prague and won the Fame Games Internet Radio competition judged by Tony Iommi.

The Tax features the songwriting talents of George C. Hill (Wales) on vox and guitar and Peter Jennings (keys), Stevie Watts (Essex) on guitar, with Pietro Randazzo (Sicily) on drums and Katy Zee (Hungary) on bass. THE TAX album Cazenove Road was recorded and produced in Wales by Tim Hamill (Duffy & Manic Street Preachers) and is sure to find favour where catchy hooks, synth melodies and upbeat tales of good thwarting evil are always in vogue.

Support for The Tax includes Alex Lester on BBC Radio 2, Gary Crowley on BBC London 94.9 FM, Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales and Amazing Radio’s ‘Featured Artist’ section twice over.