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Ed Tudor-Pole / Mardigras Bombers / The Onions

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 8:00pm
 
Singer. Musician. Movie star. TV presenter. Mr. Ed Tudor-Pole has done it all. From performing Who Killed Bambi? and The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle on the 1980 film of the same name, through appearing in the likes of Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, to storming the charts with his band Tenpole Tudor
 
Catch him here at The Continental for a fabulously intimate live solo set, with special guest supports. 
 
If you think that punk music should be like a McDonald's burger, i.e. utterly predictable, then your view differs from Ed's! "The spirit of punk has always been there - it's something to do with rebellion, like. Jerry Lee Lewis or Keith Richards. Just happens that in 1976 they named this spirit 'Punk'!" says Ed.
 
 
Tenpole was glad to find out what he was at last, for he'd been playing guitar and trying to write great songs in that spirit since he was a boy, long before 1976 came along. "Punk is an attitude not a form of music, ask Steve Jones!" says Tudor-Pole.
 
"I date back to the birth of punk rock when it was all about being original and creating your own look, before the time when it became a competition to see which band could sound the most similar to another! I've always rebelled against uniformity. If it is just a simple formula then it is not subversive, and if there is no subversion, ladies & gentlemen, it ain't Punk!"
 
"At the moment I’m trying to see how much excitement can be generated with a man, a guitar, and an audience. If you have to label what I play, call it Rock'n'Roll. Ever onward my fellow beings! Avoid stagnation: whatever else it is, Punk is surely anti-stagnation? By the way, all your views on what punk represents are as true & valid as mine, however different, we all think our opinion is the right one, but who can judge? Come and see me play, I’m getting good now, but ultimately, it's down to YOU how good the gig is!"
 
The man. The myth. The legend. Ed Tudor-Pole!
 
Plus special guests MARDIGRAS BOMBERS 
 
 
Mardigras Bombers are yet another top-notch act on the impressive STP Records. If you've ever wondered what an album would be like if you took a punk rock grounding and threw in smatterings of early Iron Maiden, dashes of The Who and a pinch of white reggae you'd get something along the lines of 'Come On In!' And that's only a taster of what musical joys are held within this album.
 
Plus special guests THE ONIONS 

 
This Preston-based band’s repertoire of Guitar-Driven Indie Covers, include songs from the sixties to the noughties, played with their own darker edge. 
 
Doors open at 8pm on Saturday 30th November 2019. 
 
Tickets are £10 and are available online NOW from
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Available in person from the venue (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772) from next week
 
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