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Duncan Reid & special guestsView Event on Facebook
March 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm till March 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
Duncan Reid & the Big Heads There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the ‘Ramone’ nom-de-plume. Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid is one of those people.
As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation.
Fast forward to 2016 and Duncan’s new group The Big Heads, are powering their way around the globe and astounding audiences from Buenos Aires to Berlin to Dublin and back again. Montevideo, from the Big Heads’ debut album Little Big Head, has earned Duncan the keys to the Uruguayan capital (the only other musicians to achieve this being Elton John and Paul McCartney). The band has been joined onstage by members of Europe, German mega group Die Toten Hosen and TV Smith of The Adverts.
The Fuckwits Formed in Sheffield in 2005 with the intention of recreating the authentic flavour of the seminal punk bands of the late 70’s
Bones Park Rider After meeting down the front of a Cardiacs gig in Sheffield in 2007, three survivors of the 1980’s/90’s Sheffield alternative scene decided to take up arms once more to attempt to rid the world of the bland, insincere over sanitised piffle that passes for “alternative” music at present.
The BPR name was taken from an iconic late 70’s skateboard wheel. A name sure to resonate with a similar demographic who would remember it. They didnt.
After capturing a vocalist a debut album was created and released in 2011 called “Two Degrees of Separation” (A statement on the village quality of their home city)
Static Kill started in January 2011. Mick and I had been in covers bands before but wanted something different. We decided to go without drums, so we could be more DIY style, turn up, plug in and play. For the first 18 months we just played covers and it went down well, but we were desperate to play our own songs. The decision was made to drop all covers and go with 100% originals and we’ve never looked back.