Across the pop spec­trum


Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

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.

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