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Saturday, December 9th, 2017
7:30 AM
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Saturday 9th December 2017 - Dandy brings Pioneer of Punk Vic Godard and his group Subway Sect back to Manchester for one night only at Gullivers.

Anyone who was there will remember the fantastic show Vic and the 'Sect put on for us back 2015. So we are delighted they are returning to play for us again this December.

2017 has already seen the band releasing the fantastic single 'I'll find out over time' with more promised soon.

2015 year was a great one for the band with the release of their critically acclaimed album '1979 Now!', a string of successful gigs and another delightful session for Marc Riley's BBC 6 music show.

Vic Godard was one of the architects of British Punk, he featured at the inaugural 100 Club Punk Festival in 1976 at the suggestion of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren. They were taken under the leaky wing of Clash manager Bernie Rhodes and accompanied The Clash on their 'White Riot' tour in 77. Their reluctance to record turned them into the nearly men of UK punk. One of their only releases of the New Wave era 'Ambition' went on to be a cult classic being hailed by none other than David Bowie as single of the year 1978.

By the time the Sect went into the studio, Vic had started his restless, eclectic musical journey from Lounge Jazz, Garage rock & Northern Soul including albums with Edwyn Collins (he sings and plays on Mr Collins' 'A Girl Like You'), Paul Cook & Roddy Frame as well as the aborted Musical 'Blackpool' with Irivine Welsh.

Quotes:

"I fell totally into that thing Vic Godard said 'We oppose All Rock N Roll', Avoid all these cliches" Lawrence, Felt (Mojo Magazine, May 2012)

"Whenever Godard adopted a style it became a genre and when it became a genre ... he did something else The Daily Telegraph, London

The greatest living Englishman Marc Riley (The Fall), BBC 6Music