Across the pop spectrum
T’S a long and busy Bank Holiday weekend ahead as far as local music is concerned commencing on Thursday, April 2, which sees the start of the Yuck Rocks Festival at the Crown and Treaty pub on Oxford Road, Uxbridge.
A total of 18 acts with genres ranging right across the pop musical spectrum. Starting with indie soulsters Moxie Kicks on Thursday evening and culminating at around midnight on Sunday, April 5, when rapper Rame Dalton ends the four day extravaganza. Here’s a rundown of what your £5 (per night) entry fee can access you. Thursday spells a sad goodbye to local legends The Megadudes as they play their last gig ever. Who knows, an abundant attendance may change their minds. Being flanked by Moxie Kicks, The Silver Stags and House of Thieves this proves to be an impressive opening night.
The Harlings headline Friday, April 3. BBC Radio London’s indie guru Gary Crowley highly rates The Harlings who have recently appeared on his evening rock show. Tyrants from Harrow, Ask and Decoy Jet share the bill.
Although not local but certainly not from the big apple are Blackburn’s own New York Tourists. They top Saturday 4th April’s menu. NYT are loud and lively as their ever growing local following will verify. Last Orders, Dolls, Redwood and a duo known as Pip and Tom also stomp the boards. Quirky works of ska/soul genius emanate from Triplets From Counterfeit @ The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton The Muttz Knuttz @ The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes Big Al and the Blistering Buicks @ The Dolphin, Rockingham Road, Uxbridge Roight Sez Ted @ The Brushwood Inn, Harlington Road, Hillingdon Mentallica (Tribute) @ Tropic, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip Devestation @ The Black Horse, High Road, Eastcote
Undersound @ The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton The Power of Soul @ The Three Steps, High Street, Cowley Tina Turner Tribute @ The Olde Crowne, Station Approach, Hayes Hot Legs @ The General Eliott,
Outer Space. Will Pie and his band kick Sunday, April 5, into the cosmos with a dancey set. Singer/ songwriter John Donegan, hippy punks RDM and female rockers Lips also perform before rapper Rame Dalton bring the festivities to a close.
There will be, of course, fine music from the Yuck deejays between acts and yours truly will be spinning the virtual decks on Sunday. It’s free entry on Sunday before 10pm and £5 after.
Now if you’re local to Hayes then there’s also a live indie rock music event happening on Saturday 4th when Zealous Yen plus The Watchmen, Crown Frankie, and Sometime Next Week play at The Angel on Uxbridge Road, Hayes.