Menace + Braindance + Jack The Lad
Saturday 09 March 2019, 6:30pm - 10pm
The Waterfront Studio
Menace first line up consisting of Charlie Casey (Bass) Steve Tannett (Guitar) Noel Martin (Drums) Morgan Webster (Singer) were London’s first generation no-nonsense boot boys, pre-dating Sham 69, who overtook them in terms of mass popularity, and the Cockney Rejects. They formed in 1976 at the Hope And Anchor in Islington when Webster met the other three members and were soon playing the Roxy. Their high-energy, unpretentious sets won them few admirers in the inkies, but they swiftly built a strong following that brought together both punks and skinheads. They’re often cited as the first to unite this potentially volatile mix. However, there was nothing premeditated about the audience they attracted. “Sham were more overt in their leanings towards skinheads,” Martin told me. “We had that crossover thing. We liked that idea.” Menace were initially signed to Miles Copeland’s Illegal Records and made their debut in August 1977 with ‘Screwed Up’ backed by ‘Insane Society’. Charlie Harper of the UK Subs bought the very first copy when he bumped into Martin picking up the first box of singles from Copeland’s office. It was good, honest, working class sloganeering (“If we’re the working class/Why ain’t we got jobs?”) and more musically adept than you might imagine. Sniffing Glue trumpeted that they “are the best punk band in England today!” after witnessing some highly charged early shows at venues such as the Vortex and Hope and Anchor. (www.menace77.co.uk)
Braindance is a Norwich based Punk band, originally formed in 1990. After a few changes in line up and 10 successful years of playing in a variety of countries including Europe and USA, they made the difficult decision to split in 2000. But they're Back!...In 2015 the group reformed with a new line up led by the bands original vocalist Sloss!
Jack the Lad
JACK THE LAD - play ‘British Classics’ the title of their debut album released just recently through Step 1 Music, the album getting rave reviews from magazines...Viva la Rock and On the streets online... The band cover Punk, Ska and Oi from the past including Cock Sparrer, Blitz, Ruts, Specials to name just a few - for your total satisfaction and indulgence plus now their own brand of classics. The band have been playing locally around East Anglia, Norfolk and Essex, London borders since 2012 and bring their own twist with an energetic, polished show that will blow punters off their bar stools!!!
Free entry to ticketholders to Meltdown club after the show (over 18s only)