Celebrating Birmingham's Popular Music History
if thats me its Mike Davies
now doing brum beat (the beat) on line as well as birmingham101.com
On 17 July 2010 there will be a gathering at The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Kingston Row, Birmingham to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Dexys Midnight Runners debut album ‘Searching for the young soul rebels’. The album featured the No.1 smash ‘Geno’ and top ten hit ‘There, There My Dear’
Original band members will be in conversation with Gavin Martin (Talking Musical Revolutions). Gavin is a former writer and film critic at the NME and is now Daily Mirrors music editor.
Joining Gavin on stage will be Dexys photographer Mike Laye who will be displaying images from that period, and Anthony O’Shaughnessy, the man with the suitcase on the front cover of the album ‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’, his remarkable story will be told for the very first time.
Also on stage, reading a piece about Dexys especially written for the event, will be Paolo Hewitt. Paolo is a music journalist and author with ‘Paul Weller, The Changing Man’, ‘The Jam: A Beat Concerto’ and ‘The Soul Stylists: Six Decades of Modernism, from Mods to Casuals’ just a few of Paolo’s published and critically acclaimed releases.
Live music will be provided by Midlands based band Stone Foundation (www.myspace.com/stonefoundation). The band will be performing songs which were inspired by Dexys debut album.
The climax to the event will see original band members joining Stone Foundation on stage to perform Dexys tracks together for the first time in 30 years!
So, due to the capacity of the venue, you are strongly advised to book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Tickets available via http://www.birminghampromoters.com or http://www.seetickets.com.’
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