Two entertaining acts on Friday and Saturday
If you’re looking for something different to do during the close season, then why not pop down to the club for a superb weekend of musical entertainment?
Kingsmeadow Live is back with a bang this Friday and Saturday as headline acts UK Subs and the Neville Staple Band take to the stage.
Here’s a bit more about what you can expect this weekend:
Friday, 7 June: UK Subs with support from Kingston-based band Emergency Bitter and 16 Guns (Doors open at 8.00 pm – tickets £12)
Formed in 1976, The UK Subs were part of the original Punk movement in England and decades after late 1970s bands such as the Sex Pistols had disbanded, they are still going strong. Founded by Charlie Harper, who is still lead vocalist now, the UK Subs are one of the regular bands to play at the Rebellion Festival every year. The band had a string of top-40 hits in the late 1970s and featured several times on the John Peel sessions on BBC Radio One.
Saturday, 8 June: Neville Staple Band (Doors open 8.00 pm – tickets £15)
Neville Staple was a forerunner of the Ska movement and went onto find fame with The Specials. Though he no longer performs with The Specials, Neville still entertains at venues and festivals around the world with the band he formed in 2004. The formation of that band after coming back to these shores from Jamaica resulted in the critically-acclaimed album called “The Rude Boy Returns”. Neville’s biography called “The Original Rude Boy” chronicled his rise to fame and the foreword was written by pop music producer Pete Waterman, who was heavily involved on the Reggae scene in the 1970s.