Stray + The Groundhogs

Sat Feb 29 2020

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sin City

14-16 Dillwyn Street City Centre Swansea SA1 4AQ

£16.25

Ages 16+

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Stray + Ken Pustelnik’s Groundhogs
Co-Headline Show

 

Stray + The Groundhogs

  • Stray

    Stray

    Blues-Rock

    Since forming way back in 1966 as a bunch of teenage Mods, Stray have pretty much been a constant presence in the UK live music scene, spearheaded by irrepressible showman and guitarist Del Bromham. By 1970, with only a change of drummer, they had carved out for themselves a burgeoning reputation as a hot live act and each of the four members possessed considerable prowess in their chosen field. Drummer Ritchie Cole hammered his kit like his idol Keith Moon, Gary Giles pitched in with some Funky bass runs and singer Steve Gadd was a frontman of no mean ability. As for Bromham, there wasn’t much he couldn’t do with a guitar.

  • The Groundhogs

    The Groundhogs

    Jazz

    It was customary for British bands in the late 1960s to have the blues – but it was only the Groundhogs who really battled them. Having started life in the early 1960s as a dues-paying, John Lee Hooker backing four, by the mid-1970s, they had become a trio who supported The Rolling Stones, had three Top 10 albums – only to develop a baroque quasi-funk, just in time for punk. Just as they finally won the battle, the war, so to speak, moved elsewhere.

    Essentially, the Groundhogs made music for generations of freaks, without being particularly freaky themselves. Based around the blues-derived playing of Tony McPhee, (never a drug-taker; his hobbies included mending electronic equipment), theirs was music that, if anything made a virtue out of this British reserve. Not just great musicians, the Groundhogs were also acute songwriters: and having sketched images of war, class obedience, suburban life, the band’s torrential playing was ripe to break free from them.

     

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Stray + The Groundhogs

Sat Feb 29 2020 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sin City Swansea
Stray + The Groundhogs

£16.25 Ages 16+

Stray + Ken Pustelnik’s Groundhogs
Co-Headline Show

 

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Ages 16+
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Terms & Conditions

This event is 16 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 16 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust.  A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com