CRAZY COWBOY LIVE EVENTS

UPCOMING GIGS

18
JUN

Eric Bell Darrell Bath Electrics Trio

Eric Robin Bell (born 3 September 1947 in East Belfast, Northern Ireland)[1] is a Northern Irish rock and blues musician, best known as a founder member and the original guitarist of the rock group Thin Lizzy on hits such as Whiskey In The Jar, The Rocker and Little Darling. After his time in Thin Lizzy, he briefly fronted his own group before joining The Noel Redding Band in the mid-1970s. He has since released several solo albums and performs regularly with a blues-based trio, the Eric Bell Band. Eric's last album, 'Exile', featured a beautiful tribute to his good friend, the late and great Gary Moore, called 'Song For Gary'. Live, this song sends shivers down your spine. The Crazy Cowboy cites it as one of the greatest live music experiences of his 50 years! Eric has a brand new album due out in October this year, and we cannot wait for it!

Darrell Bath is probably a good contender for the accolade of “coolest CV in rock ‘n’ roll”. Having started out in the late ’80s with the UK Subs when they were trying to break away from their punk shackles to form a new glammed up rock ‘n’ roll sound (listen to Japan Today and Mad Cow Fever albums for proof), he then went on to co-form the excellent Crybabys with former Boys guitarist “Honest” John Plain, before getting the call from Tyla to replace Jo Dog in the early ’90s Dogs D’Amour line-up (specifically, the rather fantastic More Unchartered Heights Of Disgrace album). Since then he’s served with The Quireboys, The Vibrators, the late Nikki Sudden, Gary Lammin (Bermondsey Joyriders) and The Peckham Cowboys among countless others, as well as putting out a number of excellent solo albums, the latest being 'Roll Up'.

Deep breath. Anyway, Roll Up is Darrell’s first solo effort since 2003’s Love And Hurt. While that album was a much mellower effort than what we’ve got used to from him (still a fine effort mind), it gives me great pleasure to tell you that Roll Up is a much more upbeat affair. As soon as the Stonesy strut of Dancin’ With The Devil’s Goombah kicks in, you could easily believe this was the long-awaited fifth Crybabys album. It’s In The Music which follows it is a bit more mellow, but the “glass half full” lyrics definitely show that this is a good positive album and sets the tone for the next half hour or so.

From thereon in, Roll Up is a pure joy to listen to. Slimline Jim could easily be a new Crybabys song, or maybe an out-take by Gary Lammin’s ’80s band The Little Roosters, while the countrified Dirty Rocky Road, the woozy Rat Palace and the seven minute Eye For An Eye (the latter two of which could almost be In Cold Blood/ Que Sera Sera era Johnny Thunders) provide a good dose of variety to keep you hooked right until the harmonica honking Mick ‘n’ Keef stomp of Man Monkey brings proceedings to a close.

In short, this album is a warm gift to all those music fans who love Keef, Thunders, Spike, Tyla and the other lovable rogues who always seem to come up with the best rock ‘n’ roll. Darrell can congratulate himself on a job well done with this one.

Opening the evening's proceedings are Electrics, an excellent and exciting band from West London, fronted by the brilliantly-named Alan Blizzard. And yes, that's his real name. Electrics support The Dirty Strangers on a regular basis in London, play a similar brand of music as The Dirties, and we're delighted to be able to add them to the bill, for what promises to be a night that Reading has rarely seen!

13
JUL

Bad Touch, Rainbreakers

Crazy Cowboy is delighted to have secured an extra special night for Reading with Bad Touch, currently one of the most in-demand and busiest touring bands in the UK.
Support comes from our good friends Rainbreakers, who have toured with an illustrious range of bluesmen over the last year, and we love em! So will you!

Bad Touch originally formed in 2010 when the band members were still in college. In their formative years, they played local pubs and performed covers of some rock classics, and gradually began to compose original material. Over the last few years, Bad Touch have started making a name for themselves and built a reputation for their dynamic live shows, making them one of the “must-see” acts at many local venues.

In 2012, the band recorded their first EP at the Leeders Farm Studio – home of local heroes The Darkness. The desire to get their music to a wider audience eventually led the band to perform gigs around the country. In 2012, the band won the Exposure Music Award in 2012 for their live show, followed by an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell for the very first time.

2013 was a great year for the band. They toured the UK with The Quireboys, and won the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest. In 2014, they toured with Bonafide, The Electric Boys and Tyketto, and played many festivals, including Download, Steelhouse, Legends of Rock and Hard Rock Hell.

In 2015, the band recorded their debut album, 'Half Way Home', at Foel Studios. Released on 27th April, the album received rave reviews from the rock press.

2015 was also a great year for touring, with the band completing an 18-date UK tour with The Answer, as well as UK tours with Tyketto and Snakecharmer. Bad Touch’s live shows garnered them praise and support from fans and critics.

In June 2016, Bad Touch embarked on a UK tour with Jared James Nichols, followed by a UK tour in July supporting the Kentucky Headhunters.

In July 2016, the band recorded their second album “Truth Be Told”, which was eventually released in December of that year to great critical acclaim. In November they embarked on a joint UK tour with the Australian band “Massive”.

The following year, during March and April, Bad Touch toured the UK with Broken Witt Rebels under the Planet Rock Roadsters banner and followed this with a UK tour in April and May supporting Britain’s award-winning blues rock band King King. During the tour, Planet Rock radio play-listed the band’s single “99%” which was remixed for radio by Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Killing Joke, Bad Company).

They have a busy summer ahead of them, playing numerous festivals including Ramblin’ Man, Camden Rocks, Wildfire, Amplified, Cambridge Rock Festival, Weyfest, and many more. They recently announced a UK tour supporting The Kentucky Headhunters in October 2017, which will be followed by a further UK tour with special guest Mollie Marriott in November 2017.

15
JUL

KilliT, Those Damn Crows, Dead Man's Whiskey

KilliT, Those Damn Crows, Dead Man's Whiskey. Tickets on sale NOW!

21
JUL

The Dirty Strangers, Last Great Dreamers, Fargo Railroad Co

The Dirty Strangers, Last Great Dreamers, The Fargo Railroad Company, Matty James Cassidy will bring a show to Keighley, the likes of which has never been seen before!

The night kicks-off with an acoustic set by Manchester-based Irish troubadour Matty James Cassidy.

Originally a drummer in pubs and clubs across Ireland from the age of 13, Matty moved to England a few years later and picked up the acoustic guitar.

He has now self-released two albums and played hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe, including major festivals.

He has also worked with Pat McManus, of Mama’s Boys; Ricky Warwick, of Thin Lizzy; and Tyla J. Pallas, of The Dogs D’Amour.

His work is described as “heart-felt, sing-along, tale-telling, rabble-rousing songs you can hang your hat on.”


The Fargo Railroad Co. out of Sheffield have distilled the southern country vibe, tapping into an Allmans/Skynyrd/Creedence sound and their debut studio album called This One's For You (after a warts n’ all live offering recorded on only their ninth gig) is a stunning document that couples real life front porch stories and historical fictions – all, incredibly, from England’s rainy north!

Musically the foursome – Jody Davies, Andy Dye, Mike R & Smack – hit the sweet spot pretty much throughout, never over-playing, imbuing every note with emotion and passion.

This One’s For You is great from start to finish – in fact, it’s hard to isolate highlights… but here are a few: Drinking Game, delivered so laconically that you almost miss the hilarious lyrics of boozy caution. Shotgun Wedding should have been an acoustic Georgia Satellites hit. The Well – rendered so well on the aforementioned live album – is just as touching in the studio, telling the tale of brothers fighting on opposite sides of the American Civil War. Black Rain and Arizona Dust are so authentically American that it makes no sense they were written and played on the other side of the world. Whirlwind sounds like John Fogerty and Bob Dylan and Tom Petty collaborated on a song (come to think of it, it almost has a certain Travelling Wilburys vibe to it).

The music industry in 2017 is a strange beast. Technology gives bands the affordable chance to record without record labels being involved, but more often than not a ‘local band’ will only get heard amongst local people. HAHAAA! Not so... Crazy Cowboy is bringing The Fargo Railroad Company across Yorkshire, to Keighley! With luck, many more music fans will give This One’s For You a chance, as this is an album so good it deserves a large audience far and wide. Spread the word, people!

LAST GREAT DREAMERS

Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are best band you’ve probably never heard. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album Retrosexual, a love letter to the early '70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for 'best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.
In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since in 2015 toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie & in 2016 opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & 'Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the TBFM/HRH radio network charts.
Promoting their latest album Transmission From Oblivion, which has received rave reviews in Classic Rock & Vive Le Rock to name a few, this Spring LGD have just completed a hugely successful 16 date UK tour as special guests to The Quireboys plus have played the main stage HRHAOR Festival in UK & Ibiza!
Influences & comparisons are diverse & include the likes of T-Rex, Mott, Hanoi Rocks, The Kinks, Green Day & Cheap trick, what’s for sure is that their live energetic show will be full of powerful & catchy pop songs, full of energy, emotion, grit & glamour!


Coming on last, but definitely not least, at The Exchange, will be the one, the only, The Dirty Strangers.

Led by singer/songwriter, Alan Clayton, The Dirty Strangers play rootsy rock’n’roll as invented by Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Chuck Berry but laced with a bit of Otis Redding soul and a side order of punk attitude.

Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have appeared on 2 of their CDs, and Keith Richards guested with them at The Royal Albert Hall. 'We’re the same, you and me, except you didn’t get the breaks', Richards said to Clayton one night.

Over the years Clayton has found himself recording at Keith Richards’s Redlands home, travelling the world as part of the Stones’ inner circle, recording with legendary MC5 guru and beat poet John Sinclair, playing with late sax titan Bobby Keys at his last ever club show, and hosting the Dissenters’ Gallery series of events that saw former Clash members Mick Jones and Topper Headon reunited on stage for the first time in years.

Clayton has also sung with the Brian James Gang, the original Damned guitarist being an old friend, and indeed Brian James made a jaw-droppingly brilliant appearance with The Dirties at the Camden Underworld just last month, and he features on the band's superb new CD single release, 'T'Troublemaker/S.B.C.L', which will be on sale at the gig. 'S.B.C.L.' stands for 'Shepherds Bush City Limits', is a play on the Ike & Tina Turner 'Nutbush' song, and is The Crazy Cowboy's favourite Dirty Strangers song!

While the Keith Richards connection has been a major element in his life, Clayton’s own story has followed a fascinating trajectory, which always returns to the Dirty Strangers.

Quireboys fans in particular will be very familiar with Alan ... if he's not touring with his own band, big Al will nearly always be spotted running the show on The Quireboys' relentless touring schedule - chief Roadie, band compere, driver - you name it, he does it, he's the Guv'ner! He also sports an exceedingly cool hat at all times, and is a massive QPR fan! To his immense credit, he has great knowledge of Robin Friday, Reading most legendary footballer from the 1970s, and this is one of the reasons why The Crazy Cowboy admires him so much!!!!

Come on down to The Exchange on the 21 July - it's a fantastic venue, run by an exceptionally good man, and with the line-up we have here, it's going to be one special night.

22
JUL

The Dirty Strangers, Trucker Diablo, Matty James Cassidy

The Dirty Strangers, Trucker Diablo, & Matty James Cassidy - what a fabulous night of live music we have lined up for Cardiff, one of our favourite cities.

The evening will kick off with an acoustic set by Manchester-based Irish troubadour Matty James Cassidy.

Originally a drummer in pubs and clubs across Ireland from the age of 13, Matty moved to England a few years later and picked up the acoustic guitar.

He has now self-released two albums and played hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe, including major festivals.

He has also worked with Pat McManus, of Mama’s Boys; Ricky Warwick, of Thin Lizzy; and Tyla J. Pallas, of The Dogs D’Amour.

His work is described as “heart-felt, sing-along, tale-telling, rabble-rousing songs you can hang your hat on.”

Next up will be Northern Ireland rockers Trucker Diablo, who recently released their latest single, 'Fighting For Everything'. It's clear that the engine hasn't been idling and that the truck is once again hurtling in the direction of rock's big time.

'Fighting For Everything' bears all the Trucker Diablo hallmarks that have made the band so popular on both the local and international scene – laden with spiky riffs, filled with thunderous drums and packing a monster chorus. Tom's vocals are as razor sharp as ever and the guitar licks and solos remain vicious yet melodic.

Trucker seem to easily manage that enviable achievement of capturing the power and enthusiasm of their live shows on record, which is no mean feat. 'Fighting For Everything' will undoubtedly become a live gig favourite.

The band's new album, also called 'Fighting For Everything', will be released shortly via a Pledge campaign, a system which is becoming a very effective and direct way for bands to reach their fan base and has so far proved highly successful for Trucker Diablo.

Coming on last, but definitely not least, at Fuel Rock Club will be the one, the only, The Dirty Strangers.

Led by singer/songwriter, Alan Clayton, The Dirty Strangers play rootsy rock’n’roll as invented by Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Chuck Berry but laced with a bit of Otis Redding soul and a side order of punk attitude.

Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have appeared on 2 of their CDs, and Keith Richards guested with them at The Royal Albert Hall. 'We’re the same, you and me, except you didn’t get the breaks', Richards said to Clayton one night.

Over the years Clayton has found himself recording at Keith Richards’s Redlands home, travelling the world as part of the Stones’ inner circle, recording with legendary MC5 guru and beat poet John Sinclair, playing with late sax titan Bobby Keys at his last ever club show, and hosting the Dissenters’ Gallery series of events that saw former Clash members Mick Jones and Topper Headon reunited on stage for the first time in years.

Clayton has also sung with the Brian James Gang, the original Damned guitarist being an old friend, and indeed Brian James made a jaw-droppingly brilliant appearance with The Dirties at the Camden Underworld just last month, and he features on the band's superb new CD single release, 'T'Troublemaker/S.B.C.L', which will be on sale at the gig. 'S.B.C.L.' stands for 'Shepherds Bush City Limits', is a play on the Ike & Tina Turner 'Nutbush' song, and is The Crazy Cowboy's favourite Dirty Strangers song!

While the Keith Richards connection has been a major element in his life, Clayton’s own story has followed a fascinating trajectory, which always returns to the Dirty Strangers.

Quireboys fans in particular will be very familiar with Alan ... if he's not touring with his own band, big Al will nearly always be spotted running the show on The Quireboys' relentless touring schedule - chief Roadie, band compere, driver - you name it, he does it, he's the Guv'ner! He also sports an exceedingly cool hat at all times, and is a massive QPR fan! To his immense credit, he has great knowledge of Robin Friday, Reading most legendary footballer from the 1970s, and this is one of the reasons why The Crazy Cowboy admires him so much!!!!

Come on down to Fuel on the 22 July - it's a fantastic rock club, run by exceptionally good guys, and with the line-up we have here, it's going to be one special night.

23
JUL

Grace Solero, Whiskey Rebellion, Matty James, Jody Davies (Fargo Railroad Co)

Grace Solero, with The Whiskey Rebellion, Jody Davies of The Fargo Railroad Co and Matty James Cassidy

The evening kicks-off with an acoustic set by Manchester-based Irish troubadour Matty James Cassidy.

Originally a drummer in pubs and clubs across Ireland from the age of 13, Matty moved to England a few years later and picked up the acoustic guitar.

He has now self-released two albums and played hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe, including major festivals.

He has also worked with Pat McManus, of Mama’s Boys; Ricky Warwick, of Thin Lizzy; and Tyla J. Pallas, of The Dogs D’Amour.

His work is described as “heart-felt, sing-along, tale-telling, rabble-rousing songs you can hang your hat on.”

The Fargo Railroad Co. out of Sheffield have distilled the southern country vibe, tapping into an Allmans/Skynyrd/Creedence sound and their debut studio album called This One's For You (after a warts n’ all live offering recorded on only their ninth gig) is a stunning document that couples real life front porch stories and historical fictions – all, incredibly, from England’s rainy north!

Musically the foursome – Jody Davies, Andy Dye, Mike R & Smack – hit the sweet spot pretty much throughout, never over-playing, imbuing every note with emotion and passion.

This One’s For You is great from start to finish – in fact, it’s hard to isolate highlights… but here are a few: Drinking Game, delivered so laconically that you almost miss the hilarious lyrics of boozy caution. Shotgun Wedding should have been an acoustic Georgia Satellites hit. The Well – rendered so well on the aforementioned live album – is just as touching in the studio, telling the tale of brothers fighting on opposite sides of the American Civil War. Black Rain and Arizona Dust are so authentically American that it makes no sense they were written and played on the other side of the world. Whirlwind sounds like John Fogerty and Bob Dylan and Tom Petty collaborated on a song (come to think of it, it almost has a certain Travelling Wilburys vibe to it).

The music industry in 2017 is a strange beast. Technology gives bands the affordable chance to record without record labels being involved, but more often than not a ‘local band’ will only get heard amongst local people. HAHAAA! Not so... Crazy Cowboy is bringing The Fargo Railroad Company down to the Midlands, and Leicester! With luck, many more music fans will give This One’s For You a chance, as this is an album so good it deserves a large audience far and wide. Spread the word, people!

The Whiskey Rebellion is here! Hailing from Leicester, this busload of brigands, ragamuffins and downright scoundrels is hellbent on a warpath straight to your eardrums. Performing their blend of sweat-soaked upbeat folk – with a dash of gypsy spice – the band have been making waves and gaining slaves across the midlands.

Only together since January 2016, the group has already acquitted themselves with a solid body of material, performing with the immensely popular Irish folk-punk pedlars Ferocious Dog, and at Y Not and Ragged Bear festivals, to name but a few. Recently they took part in a supreme night of music, fire and magic at The Soundhouse in Leicester, with The Brandy Thieves. Crazy Cowboy witnessed this historic event, and immediately felt duty-bound to invite them on to our journey.

With many more gigs lined up, and a full album of swinging shanties well in the works, these maverick musicians surely have great things to come. Watch this space – or better yet, propel your posterior down to their latest gig, where you can leave your seat and get on your feet, to some sweet cyrillic harmonies.

Grace Solero are a band not short on star talent. Singer and guitarist Grace herself possesses a visceral voice of astounding range, and a presence and poise as a performer that points to past dance, acting and gymnastics training. In the group she lends her name to, her star quality is matched by that of California-born, London-based lead guitarist Dan Beaulaurier, whose style displays a rare mix of technical mastery and real soul. Completed by a powerful rhythm section, their sound taps into the emotional intensity and light/dark dynamics with an infusion of ferocity and fragility.

03
AUG

Tyla's Dogs D'amour, Swampstomper and Boss Caine

With support from Swampstomper & Boss Caine
In association with Runnin' Blue

https://www.facebook.com/events/1687763594865843

04
AUG

Tyla's Dogs D'amour and Nicotine Pretty

With support from Nicotine Pretty
In association with Runnin' Blue

https://www.facebook.com/events/356383198097080

05
AUG

Tyla's Dogs D'amour and The Midnight Dogs

With support from The Midnight Dogs
In association with Runnin' Blue

31
AUG

Eric Bell, Last Great Dreamers

Featuring the legendary former Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell, famous for his sensational playing on Whiskey In The Jar, and revered by guitar greats across the world. A true great.

Eric Robin Bell (born 3 September 1947 in East Belfast, Northern Ireland)[1] is a Northern Irish rock and blues musician, best known as a founder member and the original guitarist of the rock group Thin Lizzy. After his time in Thin Lizzy, he briefly fronted his own group before joining The Noel Redding Band in the mid-1970s. He has since released several solo albums and performs regularly with a blues-based trio, the Eric Bell Band.

Also featuring Last Great Dreamers, fresh from a hugely successful tour with The Quireboys and some highly anticipated dates with The Dirty Strangers. They're on a roll....

Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are the best band you’ve probably never heard. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album Retrosexual, a love letter to the early '70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for 'best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.
In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since in 2015 toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie & in 2016 opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & 'Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the TBFM/HRH radio network charts.
Promoting their latest album Transmission From Oblivion, which has received rave reviews in Classic Rock & Vive Le Rock to name a few, this Spring LGD have just completed a hugely successful 16 date UK tour as special guests to The Quireboys plus have played the main stage HRHAOR Festival in UK & Ibiza!
Influences & comparisons are diverse & include the likes of T-Rex, Mott, Hanoi Rocks, The Kinks, Green Day & Cheap trick, what’s for sure is that their live energetic show will be full of powerful & catchy pop songs, full of energy, emotion, grit & glamour!

Further very special guests to be announced very shortly.

01
SEP

The Main Grains, Last Great Dreamers, The Idol Dead

Age restriction 14+ only.

Crazy Cowboy's Camden Rocks 2017 reunion for the North! THE MAIN GRAINS! LAST GREAT DREAMERS! THE IDOL DEAD!

THE MAIN GRAINS

Danny McCormack returned last year with fellow rock n roll hooligans and sonic assassins - guitarists Ben Marsden (ex- Modern day Dukes) and JJ Watt (ex - Spill 16 & Whiskey Haze) along with drummer Ginna Rhodes (ex - Psychobabylon & Phluid) to form THE MAIN GRAINS - quality purveyors of what they refer to as Northern Punk Rock. 'Natch a must for all fans of The Wildhearts and The Yo-Yo's here is a band infused with what rock`n`roll is truly all about - seriously bad-ass riffage, shout and reply choruses with a power pop edge and punk rock energy and attitude. A melting pot of The Ramones, The Wildhearts, Phil Spector, Blondie, and full of what so much of today's bands miss out on totally - FUN !!!

While 2016 wasn't the best of years due to Danny suffering both an aneurysm and complications following it, which has led to the loss of his lower leg, the band still managed an unannounced debut at the NLC Rocking For The Children event in April 2016, followed by successful shows at the Camden Barfly, and Camden Rocks festival, along with some dates with Ginger Wildheart and Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors in the summer, closing out the year with a great run of shows round the UK with The Wildhearts. They've carried on in 2017 in the same way, with their Camden Rocks appearance on 3 June set to be a major highlight of the year, and more very exciting plans in the pipeline!

Since the band launched the official video of Unscrewed in January 2016, it has had thousands of views and hit the Number 1 slot on TBFM Online for over a month. Online blogs and magazine rave reviews for "Don`t Believe Everything You Think" have poured in from the UK, Europe and the USA - here is just a few of the things they have had to say so far :

Classic Rock Magazine: There’s definitely something to be said for sticking to your strengths and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this debut seven tracker from former Wildheart and Yo-Yo Danny McCormack – straightforward, no-nonsense punk’n’roll.

The Soul Of A Clown: Songs like that and “I’d Rather Be In California” make you feel like you have met up with a great long lost friend, who has already bought you a pint!!

Uber Rock : "Here comes the first great white hope of a punk rock`n`roll record that 2016 has offered us and, in true championing of the underdog fashion, at its head one of rock`n`rolls coolest characters - Danny McCormack. It`s a punchy slab of rock`n`roll that checks every box and doesn't rely on sentiment to inspire and excite".

Midland Rocks: The Main Grains could become one of the pre-eminent punk ‘n’ roll units the UK has to offer.

Pure Rawk: The Main Grains come with an impressive rock pedigree and "Don't Believe Everything You Think" is, as you would expect, a confident shot across the bows from them.

More Than Music: " Remember when The Wildhearts crafted perfect three minute punk rock songs with a distinct pop edge - imagine The Ramones jamming with Cheap Trick and throw in a fair dollop of the New York Dolls sleaze and Stooges riffola - that is exactly what Danny McCormack and his new band have achieved, absolutely essential stuff from minute one"

Zcine Online : " A refreshing example of what real punk should sound like - savagely catchy and honest to the core"

The Angels Wear Red : "It has been a while since I have heard a UK rock band produce such a joyous racket - dumb-ass punk rock`n`roll that invokes the spirit of all the best of everything from The Ramones to The Undertones................we gotta get these guys across to New York..............and soon !!!"

For all the latest on The Main Grains, more details are on www.maingrains.com and via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

LAST GREAT DREAMERS

Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are the best band you’ve probably never heard. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album Retrosexual, a love letter to the early '70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for 'best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.
In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since in 2015 toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie & in 2016 opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & 'Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the TBFM/HRH radio network charts.
Promoting their latest album Transmission From Oblivion, which has received rave reviews in Classic Rock & Vive Le Rock to name a few, this Spring LGD have just completed a hugely successful 16 date UK tour as special guests to The Quireboys plus have played the main stage HRHAOR Festival in UK & Ibiza!
Influences & comparisons are diverse & include the likes of T-Rex, Mott, Hanoi Rocks, The Kinks, Green Day & Cheap trick, what’s for sure is that their live energetic show will be full of powerful & catchy pop songs, full of energy, emotion, grit & glamour!


THE IDOL DEAD

Ok, how does one go about writing a bio for a rock n roll band without either sounding like an aspiring journo hopped up on sugary drinks spoutin’ hyperbole like some demented PR machine or resorting to tired clichés and delusional fantasy?
Well, let’s try honesty.

When Tim Jeffs saw Polly Phluid bounding about on a festival stage with his former band, Phluid, he thought ‘I’d like to be in a band with him one day’ … and, never a man to miss an opportunity, a few years later he got the chance and invited Polly for a jam.That Jam included Tim’s mate Nish on drums – the three fellas got along like a house party aflame and before long some pretty cool tunes were stomping round the room demanding attention.Best form a band then … and they did. .
Miguel Luque landed in Leeds to study music less than a month later and, spotting and ad in shop, applied for the bass player job.

He was the only applicant – and was absolutely perfect.

Polly struggled on as singer/rhythm guitarist until KC Duggan came screaming into the fray throwing big chords and razor-sharp cheekbones around the place.

This is when that ‘band magic’ happened and these 5 lads thought they were really on to something.

They were right – The Idol Dead became a ten legged, riff-hungry entertainment machine – with songs catchier than Ebola and melodies sweeter than sugar-dipped strawberries.

Tours were booked, pics taken and an album recorded – The Idol Dead were getting’ good reviews and building up a fan base.

They played festivals, jetted off to Barcelona to play for Miguel’s home crowd and even supported a few of their heroes.

However, all things come to and end – Mig was accepted to study Jazz in London and reluctantly left the fray – but not before the Idol’s visited a tattooist and scarred their rock n roll identity on their bodies forever.

The Idols were gutted, they were happy that their friend was following his dream, but how were they gonna keep this shit real and carry on …

… step up to the plate Dan Sugden.
He couldn’t have been more different from Miguel – a tee-total, man-mountain hewn from the very rock of Calderdale, but he fitted in perfectly and before long had an ‘IDOL’ scar of his own.

Now, with Miguel riding shot-gun in spirit, and Dan hammering the rumblehammer for all it’s worth The Idol Dead are looking into a bright new future and planning the rock assault of the decade … keep your eyes on these boys, they’d love to rock your world.

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ABOUT

Just a bunch of die-hard music fans, bringing kick ass artists and bands to Berkshire

Crazy Cowboy Events live for finding the artists killing it on the music scene right now, and booking them to play at your favourite Berkshire venues. We’re thinking wild gigs, intimate acoustic sets and more, experienced at some of the greatest Reading rock haunts like The Facebar.

Home to Bracknell and Woodley-born pop-rock band, The Hoosiers, dance-punk Reading band Does It Offend You, Yeah?, and of course, Reading Festival, Berkshire’s got music game. And we’re on a mission to bring the biggest music monsters BACK, to play all year long.

Contact

Wanna play? We’re always looking for the next biggest name in Berkshire. Drop us a line at the address below for all general gig enquiries.

Wanna watch? Thirsty for a night out that promises only crazy good music? Follow the link for booking your gig tickets.

Wanna cover an event? Get in touch with the Press email address for event coverage, up-and-coming artists and to find out more about Crazy Cowboy Events.