28 Sep 2011
Jez Kerr live @ The Bowery 30 Sep 2011 
The London launch of debut solo album by A Certain Ratio's Jez Kerr, Numb Mouth Eat Waste takes place at The Bowery in London this Friday 30 September. Tickets are 10.00 advance (or 15.00 with a special offer including a signed copy of the album). Support comes from The Institute of Modern Love and doors open 19:30. See you there!

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The Bowery
36-38 New Oxford Street
London WC1A 1EP
Tel: 020 7580 3057

More details on Jez Kerr's Facebook

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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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