31 May 2006
Kevin Hewick's live summer line-up 
Kevin Hewick is one of the guest vocalists featuring in a concert at The Paradiso, Amsterdam on Sunday 4 June. This is a tribute show to Kevin's old friend the late Adrian Borland. Each of the guests will be singing 2 songs from the newly released album 'The Amsterdam Tapes' and 2 songs by Adrian's hugely under-rated 80s outfit The Sound. Other vocalists appearing include Mark Burgess of The Chameleons and Carlo Van Putten of The Convent / White Rose Transmission. Adrian's father Bob Borland will be present too.

Kevin follows this up on Wednesday 7 June with a slot at Alan McGee's infamous Death Disco at the Notting Hill Arts Centre in London. Manchester band Movement and The Sessions also play.

Then, following two off-the-wall dates in his native Leicester (Druidic Britskiffle with Mr. Plow at The Attik on 21 June and his usual full 3-hour plus set of 30+ original songs and much audience interplay at The Twisted Toucan on 5 July 5), Kevin will be delighted to welcome Section 25 into the Leicestershire midst at The Attik on Friday 7 July. Kevin will be playing a set and the decks will be manned by members of the Falling Leaves Sound System.

Kevin says "If it's anything like the fantastic night we had at Poulton-le-Fylde on 19 May we shall be well pleased. Hopefully there will also be a couple more Section 25/Hewick shows in the near future."

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