Sat 15th September Live Music: The Underdog with The Stukas
BlackDog Musik presents...
The Stukas return with their first rip-roarin’ ThamesBeat / PowerPop show in forty years.
Long Tall Shorty perform their irresistible Mod/Punk crowd pleasers for the only time in London this year.
Scarborough’s finest Psych-Surf Power Trio - The Sub-Gents - make a rare foray to the capital. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th 2018. Tickets £10 adv. £12 door.
https://www.facebook.com/events/625541014447635/ THE STUKAS There are various bands called The Stukas - this information relates to the U.K.outfit.The Stukas formed in Muswell Hill, North London in 1976 and disbanded in 1978. The members were Paul Brown (Vocals), Mick Smithers (Lead Guitar), Garry (Raggy)Lewis (Rhythm Guitar), Kevin Allen (Bass) and John Mackie (Drums). Initially promoting themselves as a Beat Combo, their repertoire comprised Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues standards with a smattering of originals.
Over time, the original material became predominant. The music papers at the time labelled them 'Power Pop' and 'Thamesbeat'. They gained a large and loyal following, initially playing the London pub circuit, but progressed to clubs and colleges around the U.K.Releasing singles on the Chiswick and Sonet labels. They never bothered the charts, and, following a regretted decision by manager Jazz Summers (as documented in his autobiography 'Big Life'), they split up and pursued other musical avenues. Having recently made contact via social media, they have decided to reform to play a one-off gig at The Underdog. Unfortunately, Mick Smithers haslost the use of his left hand, so lead guitar duties will be performed by Fletcher Stewart of The Subterranean Gentlemen.There were never any video recordings of the original band, but their audio recordings can be accessed on youtube by searching for 'Stukas Sport' LONG TALL SHORTY Long Tall Shorty were one of the earliest mod revival bands, formed in August 1978 from the ashes of the punk rock band Ben E Dorm & The Tourists. Initially called The Indicators, the line-up was: Jimmy Grant (bass), Mark Reynolds (drums) and Tony Perfect (guitar/vocals). After Keith Mono joined in October 1978, The Indicators were offered a support slot to Sham 69 at the Electric Ballroom in Camden.