with: The Purple Shades
Date(s) - Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost: £7.50 in advance £10 on the door
Tickets: Buy on-line
Worcester singer/songwriter and poet Vinny Peculiar [aka Alan Wilkes] returns to the Mars bar with a newly assembled local band performing songs old and new and from the highly acclaimed current album ‘Silver Meadows [fables from the Institution]’. ‘A strange brave yet captivating album’ ***** Daily Mirror ‘If there’s a better singer songwriter operating in the UK we’ve yet to hear of them’ **** IRISH TIMES ‘An enthralling album and a remarkable achievement’ Penny Black Magazine****
Vinny Peculiar has been variously described as – ‘An under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT Magazine 2014] – a warm hearted Morrissey [Q Magazine 2014] and the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough [Irish Times 2014]. He’s released eleven albums of outsider pop music to considerable critical acclaim.
Peculiar has collaborated with Bill Drummond [KLF, SOUP ART], and his various bands have included ex members of The Smiths, OASIS, Aztec Camera & The Fall. He formed Parlour Flames with ex OASIS rhythm guitarist BONEHEAD and their eponymous 2013 album continues to gather plaudits. Live shows have garnered comparisons to Eels, John Cooper Clarke and the more pastoral elements of The Kinks.
He’s opened for British Sea Power, Edwyn Collins, The Killers and Luke Haines amongst many others and is a former compere on the Glastonbury Acoustic Stage.
Current album Silver Meadows is currently in development as a stage play.
Vinny Peculiar songs make you laugh and cry and think all at the same time…TOM ROBINSON BBC 6Music
‘A well-measured introduction to an under sung national treasure’ UNCUT MAGAZINE
‘The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and poet Roger McGough and some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Wreckless Eric’ IRISH TIMES
This fifteen-track album from the Salford based singer songwriter is frankly, unmissable. A real joy. AMERICANA- UK
Crashing poppily through Vinnys world of nostalgia and insight every song stuffed to the gills with melody and eccentricity, clever, funny and wonderfully weird’ R2 MAGAZINE
‘If Tony Hancock had made pop records they’d have sounded like this’ UNCUT MAGAZINE
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