11.04.: Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos [GBR] + Nervous Twitch [GBR]

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Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos
Johnny Kowalski And The Sexy Weirdos have traveled thousands of miles on both sides of the road in the past 4 years or so. With electric gritar, wild forest fiddle, 5 ton drums, solid brassifications and dobry dub bass they have honed a live show full of upbeat numbers with influences fed directly from eastern Europe, Jamaica and the last 50 years of Rock’n'Roll.

The whole band perform with swagger and without shame. Their purpose is to coax, seduce and tantalise audiences into the joy of dancing with abandon.

In early 2014 The Sexy Weirdos worked with respected producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert PlantLee Scratch Perry (official)The Destroyers) to record their 10 track second album Kill the Beast, the follow up to their self recorded primary release Victory for the Monsters. In addition to airplay onBBC Radio 6 Music, and making a string of music videos supported by their wonderful hometown crowd, the band has been committed to playing gigs outside of the Birmingham area. This has gained them a widespread and loyal fanbase, with appearances at festivals and packed out venues across Europe during multiple tours.

Playing all kinds of venues in England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Czech Republic, the road has been kind to the band. Enjoying special and profound moments such as 200 Italian activists singing the antifascist anthem ‘Bella Ciao’ back at them after they threw it into a medley at the end of an outdoor gig up on Verona’s old city walls, or playing a set to local Roma families in the main square of an abandoned fortress town in the Czech Republic, in a way completing the circle of the music’s journey via an English interpretation.

With a summer of gigs, an album to promote and new songs being road tested and refined, Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos are a band in fine fettle and ready to rise to the challenge of taking their fun and carefree spirit where the world will have them.

Nervous Twitch

“Paying homage to the Ramones and their favourite 60s girl-groups via the medium of punky pop songs. And, make no mistake, that’s a perfectly fine thing to be. There’s actually a bit more to the Twitch than that might suggest, though – that extra bit of proficiency and imagination a band needs to make them stand out.”
(Louder Than War)

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