The Dirty Strangers w/ Brian James of The Damned at The Underworld Camden
The Underworld Camden
174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0NE
General Admission: GBP 15.00
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Underworld Camden proudly presents:
The Dirty Strangers w/ Brian James of The Damned
plus DJ Paul Chukles
Doors - 6:00pm, Price - £15.00 Adv.
Tickets - http://po.st/TheUnderworldTIX
The Dirty Strangers - www.facebook.com/thedirtystrangers
The Dirty Strangers were born in the mid '80s - led by singer, prime motivator and chief songwriter Alan Clayton. Based in Shepherd’s Bush - one of West London’s most cosmopolitan boroughs: a bit rough around the edges though once home to the BBC, forever the land of HMP Wormwood Scrubs and Queens Park Rangers FC... The band were on a mission: carrying a torch for rootsy rock'n'roll as invented by Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Chuck Berry but laced with a little bit of Otis Redding soul and a side order of punk attitude.
Clayton has remained the band’s heart and soul ever since, being one of those rare stars whose profile is somehow inversely proportional to the respect granted him by others. The list of famous names who have worked alongside him is long and impressive.
In the early days of The Dirty Strangers he recruited both sometime Chuck Berry sideman ‘Scotty’ Mulvey to play keyboards (the Irishman is still in the band to this day) and guitarist Paul Fox (the man who made all that noise in the seminal punk outfit The Ruts, and who sadly passed away in 2007). When the self-titled Dirty Strangers debut album was released in 1987 it featured guest appearances from Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, as well as contributions by Mickey Gallagher of Ian Dury And The Blockheads. Also featured were stunningly soulful vocals by Angie Brown - who would tour with the band and later see top 10 action as a member of dance legends Bizarre Inc and Motiv8.
When The Dirty Strangers released West 12 To Wittering (Another West Side Story) - album number three in 2009 - Clayton’s appeal hadn’t dimmed at all as Richards and Wood again chipped in on...
Artists: The Dirty Strangers, Brian James, DJ Paul Chukles