14 May 2006
Silent Partners Word of Mouth Tour 2006 
Silent Partners have confirmed 4 dates on their Word Of Mouth Tour:

Saturday 10 June - The Vine, 13 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU (+ DJ Dermo + after party @ The Mixing Tin, advance tickets only: ring Jack on 0798 444 9361)

Saturday 17 June - Old No. 7 'Cherry Bomb Disco' Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2PX (for ticket info ring Leo on 07869 257 652)

Friday 30 June - The Attic, 29 Warner St, Accrington, BB5 1EA (advance tickets only: ring Paul on 0787 057 3678)

Friday 7 July - The Bierkeller, 77 Piccadilly, Manchester City Centre M1 2BU

More dates to be added soon. www.silent-partners.info

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"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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