2 Feb 2010
ACR Brighton Concorde 2 stage times 
A Certain Ratio play a special benefit gig for the Children's Burns Trust on Sunday 7 March 2010 at the Concorde 2 in Brighton. The full line-up with approx stage times is as follows:

17:00-19:00: Phil Speller and Ash Huntington
19:00-19:30: Transformer (live)
19:30-21:00: Justin Robertson
21:00-22:15: A Certain Ratio
22:15-00:00: Danny Rampling
00:00-02:00: Steve Mac and Kenny Hawkes

As a special treat for those of a certain age, all the DJs will be playing old school house sets, circa 86-91.


Concorde 2
Madeira Drive
East Sussex



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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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