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Dec 9th 2016 @ New Cross Inn

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, December 9th, 2016
7:00 PM
New Cross Inn
London, United Kingdom

An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to host The return to London of 999 plus special guests.

Doors 7pm.
£10 Advance / £13 On the door (ticket link above, no booking fee).
Sorry but there is no guestlist.

999 are an English punk rock band, formed in London in December 1976. From the period of 1976 to 1985, the lineup of 999 consisted of Nick Cash (vocals, guitar), Guy Days (lead guitar), Jon Watson (bass) and Pablo LaBrittain (drums). (As a result of injuries sustained in a motor accident, LaBrittain was temporarily replaced by drummer Ed Case aka Paul Edwards in 1980.) Jon Watson left the band in 1985; being replaced by Danny Palmer, who remained with the band until 1991. Palmer was replaced by Arturo Bassick, who remains the bass player with 999 to this date.
999 will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2016, the reason for their longevity is not airplay, massive publicity, hype or even a major recording deal but word of mouth and that "word of mouth" now extends to nearly every country on earth.
999's debut single, "I'm Alive", was "a headlong rush of anti 9 to 5 rebellion complete with a bruising power-pop punk guitar attack and rent-a-yob pitched-in vocals."
"A ferocious live band, the group harnessed every iota of their stage performance for the studio, turning in an album that zips past at the speed of light, in a blur of chant-worthy choruses and pogo-able riffs."

With support from:

The Bermondsey Joyriders
Claiming all the credentials of a bonafide ‘77 super group, The Bermondsey Joyriders is a band pooling the hard-won experience and history of three veteran punks. Founding members Gary Lammin (vocals / guitar) and Martin Stacey (bass) cut their teeth in the Joe Strummer-produced Little Roosters and Generation X precursors Chelsea respectively, whilst recent recruit Chris Musto (drums) is a sticksman of some credentials - having previously played with Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer and Nico, to name but a few!

A Post-Punk vision of the future whilst embracing the past ... Taking the post-punk blueprint of bands like Joy Division and Magazine, the frozen intensity of early Banshees and the art-school nihilism of the Velvets through to the Stooges, Morgellons have created a sound that, although rooted in a rich musical past, has a relevance and urgency that marks them out as something very different from their peers.

Stone Heroes
5 piece post punk band from Sarf Lundun.
Formed in 2012 and influenced by the likes of Penetration, Killing Joke, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Velvet Underground.
Into playing music - having a laugh and keeping it real!
Two EP's "Foundations" and "Construction(s)" were released in 2013, their current release is called "Insane".

Passionate tunes, sinister undertones and a pop punk sensibility infused with a hint of the troubadour, playing Rock, New Wave, Prog Pop, Punk.
They have released their first album and produced a video for the opening track ‘Say Hello’ in collaboration with the Aardman stop motion animator Tine Kluth.

The Blue Carpet Band
Powerhouse five-piece garage blues punk rock'n'rollers based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with early New York punk, The Cramps and The Stooges, think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy, on a mission to bring back good real music to London then the world.