13 Apr 2004
Chill Out 
This is from Phil Jones Presents: The Durutti Column have announced a new gig at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 25 September 2004. Full details as follows:

Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP
Saturday 25 September 2004 at 7.30pm
£14 and £12 concessions
Box Office Tel: 01892 678 678
www.trinitytheatre.net

And this from Paul on the Yahoo DC group: The Durutti Column are lined up to play the 'Chill Stage' at this year's Big Chill Festival at Eastnor Castle, Malvern Hills, Herefordshire on the 30-31 July and 1 August 2004.

Thanks to Mike, Phil and Paul for info.

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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