I thought I would help give this gig a bit of a push, firstly because it involves so many people I know, not to mention the fact that some genuinely great bands are involved, and secondly because the venue itself still seems very reluctant to actually put gigs on their website. Anyway, Easter Sunday , The 8th of April, will see a wonderful cross section of Swindon’s musical great and good descend on the 12 Bar for an all day shindig and general party to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Okay, not the religious bit, though the man behind the even, none other than young Plummie, fancies himself as a bit of a messiah. so maybe it’s not that out of keeping, date wise.
So what have they got lines up for you. In the front bar there is a wealth of solo acts from the sweary and highly charged antics of Pete Monkey, to the country-esque vibes of Black Sheep Apprentice front man Skiddy. And as well as the man himself it will also feature sets by David Lynch, Marky Thatcher, Nick Felix and Drew Bryant.
The main stage is where all the big noise will be. There will be punk from The Useless Eaters, Indie from The Fixed and balancing the line between will be the “Pindy” sounds of The Vooz. Alice Offley will be adding a touch of elegance to the proceedings with her piano driven dream pop and band of the moment SkyBurnsRed dishing out wonderful swathes of Gypsy Metal…. once you have heard what they do you will understand what i mean.
The whole night is rounded off with the beautiful cacophony that is The Racket, think The Libertines kicking the dying breath from Brit-pop and doing so with a slightly baggy Mancunian swagger and you are on the right lines. All that and it’s only £3. Bargain.