The Carnegie Theatre, Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria
The Carnegie Arts, the premier music venue in West Cumbria, has once again pulled off another musical coup, attracting the Casbah Club. This veritable punk, new wave and rock super group, include within the line up current and ex members of The Who, The Jam, Big Country, Stiff Little Fingers and Dead Men Walking.
Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki spent nearly two decades in one of Scotland's finest rock bands Big Country. Bruce Foxton was a founder member of first generation punk/new wave's legendary The Jam. The Jam gave Big Country their first break on the British live circuit. Opening for them at Wembley Arena for five nights back in 1982, which were their final dates. Simon Townshend is brother of Pete and for the last 9 years has been a member of The Who. Simon and Mark were also in On The Air with Tony Butler, their band that preceded Big Country. This is the new Casbah Club.
In 2004, The Casbah Club experimented with a line up that consisted of both Bruce’s, Mark, Josh Phillips & JJ Gilmour. They played 17 gigs and recorded one of them live, which resulted in the acclaimed Eastworld CD Rom.
“When we set out initially with The Casbah Club, it was always going to be a matter of dipping our toes in the water” said Bruce Watson “unfortunately it didn’t work out so, JJ and Josh departed and Simon, who we wanted to work with in the first place said he thought we would make a brilliant band if we turned up the guitars. Mark, Simon and I have jammed and spoken about working together for years but other commitments have got in the way. Also we want to go back to basics with classic rock line up of guitar(s), bass and drums in the Great British lineage of The Who- The Jam- Big Country i.e.: classic British rock”.
Expect a plethora of classic songs from the Big Country and Jam songbooks, plus a selection of superb originals.
tickets: £14 / £12