Better Late than never to catch Watford duo
FIRST off this week I’d like to draw your attention to The Late Day Breakers, from Watford. They played a powerful set in Camden on Friday when I went to see local ladies Lips support them at The Barfly. Some soul, some ska, some rock but all with their unique LDB stamp.
Plus they’ve added a horn section since I last caught them, some five years ago at The Crown and Treaty in Uxbridge. www. latedaybreakers.co.uk, will enhance your aural senses no end and I believe they’ll be back at The Crown and Treaty very soon.
Speaking of that very pub, on Oxford Road, on Friday at around 10.30pm you can treat yourself and experience a fine couple of creative musicians Alfie Pawsey and Joe Bailey, collectively known as Hard Actors. Labeling themselves, somewhat unjustly I fancy, as indie pop, this duo hail from East Anglia. Within their repertoire are some very wellrehearsed and well-arranged Purple Cobras @ The Brook House, Kingshill HayesAAvenue, The Reggulaters @ The Carpenters Arms, Uxbridge Road, Hayes True Gold (Tribute) @ Tropic, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip Jump The Gun @ The Crock of Gold, High Street, Ruislip
Undersound @ Ryan’s Bar, Boston Road, Hanwell Pack of Lies @ The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton The Stiles Band, The Three Steps, High Street, Cowley The Flyers @ Hayes and Harligton Conservative Club, Church Road, Hayes Little Rock @ YYe Olde Crowne,
songs that instantly resound like classics to the listener, who may be waiting for the rest of the world to catch on.
Vocally and harmonically precise, they generate an atmosphere of nostalgia for when the pop musician was the true Station Approach, Hayes Tail-Gator @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge Bible Code Sundays @ The Brook House, Kingshill AAvenue, Hayes artist, before the industry gave itself way too much control.
Hints of The Style Council, Radiohead and Marillion surface here and there. It’s free entry to the Crown and Treaty before 10pm and £5 after.