12 Oct 2009
Hewick, Haynes and James @ Death Disco 
Kevin Hewick's new 'power trio', Hewick Haynes and James, make their London debut at Death Disco at the Notting Hill Arts Club on Wednesday 14 October 2009.

The line-up also features Dufour and the wonderfully-named Slut Cunts plus resident DJs Alan McGee and Danny Watson. Doors open at 7pm and it's free entry.

Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JQ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7460 4459

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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."

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