Sham 69

Sham 69

THE CREEPSHOW, Gallows Bound

Mon, February 13, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Sham 69
Steaming into 2014 the band finished a successful first part of a World Tour 2013, and within 2 month's they started the 2nd part of the tour Scandinavia and Europe with 15 more countries to go. The band had just released their last album THEIR FINEST HOUR along with their new film THIS BAND IS SO GORGEOUS about the bands successful tour of China which has been premiered around the world at various film festivals and continues to do so.
The band which was formed in 1975, to which its original founding member and guitarist Neil Harris still remains today. With hits such as BORSTAL BREAKOUT and HEY LITTLE RICH BOY being performed in 76-77, the band went on to have others such as HURRY UP HARRY, ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES and the anthem IF THE KIDS ARE UNITED.

The band has had many line up changes but the most notable was Jimmy Pursey's departure following his sacking in 2006, in which he was immediately replaced by the now vocalist Tim V.
Tim V's reign saw him take the band from its lowest point to get it touring worldwide with 3 successful selling albums along with World Tours and major festivals...and he has clocked up more shows than any other previous line up.
The band currently features along with Tim V and Neil, the bands longest serving drummer at 28 years behind the kit for SHAM 69.. Ian Whitewood.
On Bass guitar we have Al Campbell, Al who has a pristine pedigree in Punk after serving 13 years with the UK SUBS and also playing guitar with both MARKY RAMONE and JAYNE COUNTY AND THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS.
Last but not least the band decided upon returning to SHAM 69's original format of 2 guitarist's and so on Lead guitar we have Tony Feedback. Tony is most noted for leading the Mod revival in 78-79 with his band LONG TALL SHORTY and his string skills saw him join the ANGELIC UPSTARTS during their most successful period.

Now with such anthemic songs as SING WHEN YOUR WINNING making the charts both here in the UK and Europe and other songs in the last 4 years such as LAST GANG IN LONDON being used in movies the band have achieved so much against the tide. The band who are praised for kicking arse onstage and at a ripe age are dumbfounding audiences world wide with their passion and total stage presence.

So this is SHAM 69 now and though many have scoffed at their existence they have come to regret it having been overwhelmed by the power of the performance.

The band new single SING WHEN YOUR WINNING is now out on I-TUNES and the video is available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHND90hpHnk

It also features on the soundtrack of the new Brit flick ST GEORGES DAY!!!


www.officialsham69.com
THE CREEPSHOW
THE CREEPSHOW
It's true what they say. You can't keep a good band down.

For the past 8 years The Creepshow have been smashing the whole world in the face with their brutaltastic mélange of punk, country, psychobilly and good old fashioned rock n' roll. They've toured the world, sold a metric shit-ton of records and blown the faces off a ga-zillion fans…But the road to punkrock infamy hasn't all been paved with rainbows, unicorns and gum drops. Over the years, the band has been fraught with innumerable hardships along the way. From robberies and wrecks to line-up changes and countless personal obstacles, this band has lived through it all. And you know what? Instead of crying in their beers and whining like assholes, they got more strongerer, more awesomer, more determinated and a whole hell of a lot angrier.

Which brings us to the title… "Life After Death" is the fourth full-length from Canada's reigning heavyweight champions of macabre, horror-soaked radness. Self-produced with the engineering magic of longtime friend Steve Rizun at Drive Studios (The Flatliners, Dillinger Four, Ill Scarlett, Protest The Hero etc), "Life After Death" is a sonic ear-gasm of debauched delights. Eleven venom-drenched bangers run the gamut of themes ranging from bloody revenge (duh) to unconventional love to the joys of cocktails to defiance in the face of insurmountable adversity and back again. This is the redefined, renewed, resurrected Creepshow at their very finest.

Praise from the press gallery:

"The album is nothing but good, rollicking, blood-soaked fun. Highly recommended.!" – All Music

"Most importantly, however, it finds them branching into new lyrical territory, resulting in a formidable pastiche of twang, balladry, fire and maturity beyond the genre's restricting horror-influenced slap-and-shuffle confines. " – Exclaim

"The Creepshow have pushed the boundaries, which has worked in their favour and will keep fans listening to their music for years to come- just maybe not when the lights are off." – The Examiner

"At this pointing in the game The Creepshow can do no wrong. They might not have the most original premise, but their growing thematic awareness and tight melodies make for one hell of a psychobilly romp with little to no equal. A must have for creeps and punks alike." -PunkSite
Gallows Bound
Being raised in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and stemming from three chord punk rock provides for a unique twist on traditional instruments. With their first album "Empty Flask, Empty Heart", the songs are described as an "aggressive yet melodic collection" ranging from fast and punchy tales of rambling and love, to dark and soulful songs birthed from whiskey and regret.

"Their live set is performed as impeccably as their studio set, and you really can feel how much energy, love, and emotion is poured not only into their writing, but into their performance."
"Their live set is performed as impeccably as their studio set, and you really can feel how much energy, love, and emotion is poured not only into their writing, but into their performance."
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804
http://www.alexsbar.com/