Short notice perhaps, but well-worth fitting into your diaries… Glasswerk London’s biggest headline act to date Nic Armstrong closes the night tomorrow, after support from three quality bands – read up on them below.
Wednesday June 2nd,
Upstairs at the Highbury Garage, 20.00
(opp. Highbury and Islington tube station)
Nic Armstrong (10.15)
Born and raised in Newcastle, Armstrong grew up on an early diet of early Beatles, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan. Moving to Nottingham in the late 1990’s he set about writing songs that reflected his classic tastes. However it wasn’t until a primatively recorded demo found it’s way to One Little Indian via a Dazed and Confused talent competition that Armstrong’s talents found a purposeful outlet.
His Broken Mouth Blues EP was released in February, and he has toured with The Ravonettes and Dogs Die in Hot Cars (twice). Having been forced to pull out of supporting Morrissey on his US tour, a support slot for Nancy Sinatra has been arranged, as has a tour with The Bees. A brilliant live performance will guarantee that no-one goes home disappointed.
“Unarguably brilliant” – I.D.
Armstrong is easily as good as any of the new traditionalists” – The Independent
The Great Statesmen (9.35)
With their laid-back chilled indie-pop. The Great Statesmen look set to be the perfect main support for headliner Nic Armstrong. Incredible technical ability and more than an ear for a great catchy tune, the Great Statesmen look set to become big in 2004
The band has been working with production duo Robin Datta and Ben Lord, aka Mushka. “Working with Robin and Ben has really helped shape the tunes into a set that really works” says guitarist Matt Prk. “We’ve got the variety and dynamic to really take the audience with us”.
Street Regal (8.50)
Street Regal has been described by Drowned In Sound as “A ten-legged, testosterone fuelled, turbo-charged machine, smoking and playing itself into rock oblivion!” and Radio 1 claimed Street regal “Rock like a rhinoceros invading a glass factory”. More impressively they were acclaimed by none other than Bob Geldof as “The best f*****g live band I've seen since the Pistols”.
“…the best band I have ever seen live” – Terry James, Presenter Q103FM
“..a staggering amount of self-confidence and the tunes to back it up too… epic sounding” – The Fly Magazine
Kingston Road (8.15)
Young London band Kingston Road open proceedings tonight. Describing themselves as a very upbeat rock/funk/punk band, Kingston Road are relatively new to the London circuit, but have already built up a large local following. Completing a very strong Glasswerk London line-up, we welcome Kingston Road to the Glasswerk community.
Wednesday 2nd June is going to be a truly awesome night with some fantastic bands, so why not come along to The Garage on Highbury Corner (opposite Highbury & Islington tube) when the doors open at 8pm, have a beer and watch the show.