STELLA GRUNDY – UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
With the critically acclaimed resurgence of Intastella having recently hit the USA chart, Stella Grundy’s show for Musicians Against Homelessness will be decidedly different. Stripped back and close up and personal this is very much Stella’s own gig and will feature some of her favourite songs, both old and new, plus some very special spoken word pieces.
ANDY J GALLAGHER
Andy J. Gallagher first hit London’s intimate music venues with punky avant-Britpop band The Shopkeeper Appeared. Fame beckoned with airtime plays on BBC Radio One and gigs with global superstars Radiohead, but Gallagher, ever-hungry for new creative experiences, headed off to explore the world’s music scenes collaborating with a host of characters, including Sparks’ guitarist Adrian Fisher.
This global odyssey triggered a torrent of creativity and Gallagher’s most inspired writing to date. When Roman Jugg, ex-member of seminal punk band The Damned, heard Gallagher’s new demos, he declared Gallagher a “lyrical genius” and insisted on producing his debut album, “Helicopter Dolphin Submarine.” Charged with raw, living vigour, an exuberance of personality and peopled by real world characters, Andy J. Gallagher’s debut LP has perfectly pinned down the zeitgeist of modern urbanites living in a wayward generation.
Wearing his influences from David Bowie to The Velvet Underground, Elvis Presley, The Kinks and The Ramones to name but a few, firmly on his sleeve, Gallagher’s dazzling lyrics and sparkling songs have been showered in praise by the media and legendary musicians alike.
The sound storm, art terror rock Carrie Lawson of the Fall, The Weeds, The E.P.I – A woman akin to a melodic hurricane and Selina Clements of The Upright Sinners and the E.P.I. is thunder made flesh.
Voice, guitar and drums – the two as one constitute Tuareg.
Unfamiliar with the word compromise they recently disarmed the crowd at the Dublin Castle Camden.
Unafraid and defiant they make their point through sound. Almost impossible to categorise they are closest to surf garage punk with a complex and challenging lyric that insists that you listen.
Tuareg are presently recording and performing through the country.
MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS
Our twin aims are to raise funds for the homeless charities Crisis in England, Scotland and Wales, and Simon Community in Northern Ireland; and to provide gig opportunities for up-and-coming bands