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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Event: Ducks Deluxe feat. Brinsley Schwarz


Following the closure of the Nags Head Blues Loft in 
High Wycombe , all forthcoming classic rock events booked there will henceforth move to the Arts4every1 Centre.

First up? A return to the wonderful days of pub rock, Sean Tyla's rollicking combo Ducks Deluxe are back! Special guest is the equally renowned, some may say legendary, Brinsley Schwarz - not the whole band, sadly, but the guitarist who formed the band and gave them their name. One of the original and best Brit pub rocks bands, Ducks Deluxe tore up the script and brought rock & roll back to the people with tracks like Coast to Coast, Fireball, Don't Mind Rockin Tonight and Daddy Please, Please, Please and It's All Over Now.

Formed in February 1972, with ex Brinsley Schwarz roadie Martin Belmont on guitar, former Help Yourself collaborator Sean Tyla, also on guitar, and Help Yourself bassist Ken Whaley, drummer Tim Roper and former Flamin' Groovies roadie Nick Garvey. Playing more energetic music than most others on the London pub-rock circuit, the Ducks recorded two tracks at Man's Christmas party, one of which, "Boogaloo Babe", was released on a double 10" album Christmas at the Patti, their first appearance on record. In 1973 the band signed to RCA and released their first single, Coast To Coast, written by Sean Tyla and Nick Garvey. The debut album Ducks Deluxe was released in early 1974, and "captured something of the fire and excitement that the Ducks' live act' This was followed by Taxi To The Terminal Zone. The band recorded its first Peel Session in April 1974 and former Nashville Teens bassist Micky Groome joined.

Ducks Deluxe toured all over Europe became stars in France and promptly quit with a final show at the 100 Club in 1975. They started out in 1972. Then they took a sabbatical for a while...When they re-formed the band permanently in 2008, Martin Belmont and Sean Tyla wanted to return to the Ducks Deluxe's original format as a two guitar rock and roll band. Unfortunately, drummer Tim Roper had tragically passed away in 2006 and bassist Nick Garvey had declined to sign on again. Into the breach came the awesome rhythm section of Jim Russell, formerly of the Wild Angels, The Inmates and Scotty Moore Trio and ex-Doll By Doll, Jackie Leven bass maestro, Kevin Foster. 
They are joined by a very special guest, good friend and one-time Duck, Brinsley Schwarz on guitar. They will be airing some old Ducks material as well as a handful of Brinsley Schwarz favourites from back in the day.


www.arts4every1.com, TEL: 01494 445517

www.wegottickets.com, www.stargreen.com, www.ticketweb.com, Counter Culture Records (Wycombe) and Ruby Moon (Wycombe)

Nearest station: High Wycombe (Chiltern Rail) Nearest tube: Amersham (Met Line and Chiltern Rail) then no. 4, 52 or 62 bus to Wycombe town centre. Please refer to Sunday timetable.

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