5 Jun 2017
The Railway Children and The Wendys live @ Audio 
The Railway Children, The Orchids, The Wendys live @ Audio, Glasgow

The Wendys are late additions to an excellent bill on Saturday 17 June at Audio in Glasgow alongside The Orchids and headliners The Railway Children who continue their reunion gigs which started last year.

Tickets priced 15.00 in advance are available now via Tickets Scotland

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The Railway Children
The Orchids
The Wendys [via archive live video stream]

Audio
14 Midland St
Glasgow G1 4PP

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The Wendys 7.45pm - 8.10pm
The Orchids 8.25pm - 9.10pm
The Railway Children 9.30pm - end

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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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