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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
DUCKING PUNCHES If you were lucky enough to catch Ducking Punches' frontman, Dan Allen, on tour with Frank Turner a couple of years back you will know that a Ducking Punches solo set is a rare treat not to be missed! With songs that weave between love and death, friendship and mental illness, Ducking Punches was originally the solo project of singer and guitarist Dan Allen. Before the days of the full band line-up we all know and love, Dan toured his songs practically non-stop, making a name for himself as one of the most talented songwriters and live performers in the DIY punk scene. These days you are more likely to see Dan from the back of a packed sweaty venue as he and the rest of Ducking Punches entertain an always adoring crowd, but Dan's unique songwriting and stage presence still shines through, leaving fans jumping at a chance to watch him perform solo. Although often compared to the likes of Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Sam Russo, Dan truly has his own sound, and is in his element playing to a live audience, be it a festival stage at Reading or Download, a pub floor show, or a Holland squat! As well as solo releases on "Aaahh Real Records" and "Lockjaw Records", Ducking Punches released "Dance until you Sleep" on Bomber Records in 2014 before moving on to release "Fizzy Brain" on Xtra Mile in 2016. Dan has toured the UK, Mainland Europe, and America extensively both solo and with the full band. It's a rare thing to see a Ducking Punches solo show these days with the band's ever growing popularity and busy schedule, so be sure not to miss the opportunity when it arises! WEB https://www.xtramilerecordings.com/ArtistDetails?Aid=XMR_AR_143 FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/duckingpunchesuk MUSIC https://duckingpunches.bandcamp.com/ SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/artist/0GMwjEjIPIP4188Hyrjm69 YOU TUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3T_4Y7Rwpc JAKE MARTIN Jake Martin is an energetic and charismatic folk punk singer/songwriter from the UK. Jake intelligently blends the art of story telling; depicting tales of life, love, and the road, with dark satire, politics, and his own cheeky brand of cider fuelled humour. Add Jake's witty ability to captivate and animate any room of strangers, his memorable sing along anthems, and the occasional bit of furniture climbing, and the result is an electrifying every show like it's the last performance. For the last 2 years Jake has toured relentlessly across the UK, mainland Europe, Australia and America sharing stages with the likes of Ferocious Dog, Roughneck Riot, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Louise Distras, Smokey Bastard, Gaz Brookfield, Nick Parker, Billy Liar, Doozer Mcdooze, Sean McGowan, Maelor Hughes, Rob Lynch, The Slackers, and The JB Conspiracy, to name a few. What Jake brings is a message of individuality, of rage turned to contemplation, of social comment and a gentle disdain for those still star struck by scene and celebrity. But more than that these messages are grafted on to songs that are so memorable, so accessible and so great that you will be singing them on the way home from the gig long before you revel in playing the CD the next day (Dave Franklin-Dancing about Architecture) Stories of life on the road and a love affair with touring, Jake Martin paints vivid a picture. If you get the chance to catch him live, don't hesitate!" (Tom Simpkins- BBC Introducing ) WEBSITE https://jakemartinmuzic.com FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/jakemartinmuzic MUSIC https://jakemartinmuzic.com/music--2 SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KYqWLTz9cngfpIpniw1SR YOU TUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6IP6Q7B8l0 Opening up the evening will be the wonderfully talented JESS SILK from the Black Country. Jess is a very exciting new talent and a must see! FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/JessSilkMusic MUSIC https://jesssilk.bandcamp.com YOU TUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_li_L2gpgYE