Updated Wednesday 15th November 2005
Hertford Marquee Club: This Weekend
|The Hertford Marquee|
THURS 17TH NOVEMBER
7:30 TILL LATE. £5
The couldn't get it together for John Peel Day Better Late Than Never Show with
Raw, rollicking rhythm ‘n’ beat trio with the singer from the MILKSHAKES and drummer from THEE HEADCOATS
Whipsmart guitar popsters featuring the Hertford’s own, legendary Sir Mark Flunder of McTells, TV Personalities and Cee Bee Beaumont fame
Featuring Stu from the McTells and continuing the Peel tradition with their superb, quietly crafted songs
The McTells (at 8pm)
...reforming on the grounds that they’re going to be there anyway, Hertford’s The McTells achieved fame on the international pop underground and Peel airplays galore between ’86 and ’94 with their brand of “eccentric English primitive pop”.
More about these bands below
FRI 18TH NOVEMBER
8 TILL LATE. £5 ADV. £6 DOOR
The 66 Kicks
Hugely popular Herts beat combo back with a vengeance. A three-piece that adds up to ten
My Echo + Harley
+ Matt Scales
Formerly of The Gaff
SAT 19TH NOVEMBER
8 TILL LATE. £5 ADV. £6 DOOR.
Laddish indie rock
solo punk/rockabilly singer songwriter from WGC
Booking and info on 01992 414242.
Sportique‘s second single was voted into John Peel’s 1998 Festive Fifty, and they recorded three sessions for his show.
“Sportique are boldly, defiantly English, singing about what they see because to assume any other perspective would be fraudulent. Surprisingly, the band remain all but invisible at home while their records are released to international acclaim by California's Matinée Recordings. Still outside looking in, still using the small but mighty forum of the pop song to make a bad situation seem better - if only for two or three minutes. Sportique might not always sound this way, but they will probably always feel right for the times.”
The McTells were from Hertford, and between 1986 – 1994 contributed to the International Pop Underground with their brand of “eccentric English primitive pop”. The McTells first play on Peel was from a fanzine flexi-disc in 1986.