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Nik Turner of Hawkwind: Space Gypsy

Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 8:00pm
 
Nik Turner, one time front person and founder member of Hawkwind, the Thunder Rider, has been an innovative, spiritual and hugely entertaining performer in a number of classic bands.  
 
Here with the Space Gypsy band, he performs a collection of music from all the bands he has played with, including Hawkwind, the fantastic Inner City Unit (punkadelic, early to mid 80s) and Space Ritual (cosmic grooves, 2000 - current), as well as solo songs and a collection of dance, jazz and rock n' roll in that inimitable style that is all Nik’s! You'll be highly entertained regardless of your musical persuasion! Always fun, and here with this band he is really having fun…. 
 
 
“The band play awesome groovy space-rock, intergalactic dance grooves, hot funk, for all youse hipsters, flipsters and finger-poppin’ Daddies, and cool/torrid afro-cubano, latino licks for the Ladies, plus a whole lotta music from Nik’s repertoire of all the bands he’s had, and more, music with a sense of class, like a guy that knows how to treat a dame gotta have, and make ya wanna dance, so put on your anti-grav zoot-sootz, moon-dancing boots, your Quetzal tail feathers, shake dem biscuits, get down, get up, go wild, Rico mambo, get funked up, come to a gig, say hello, stay hi, rock out!!” 
 
 
Here Nik is playing with: 
 
Stevie ‘Hot Licks’ Jones – guitar – Swamprock, New Orleans Shufflers, Bitches Brewery.
 
Meurig 'D.W.' Griffiths - drums/perc - star drummer from Bristol, played with, Goldy, McAllister,  Nik Turner's Fantatic Allstars, Inner City Unit, Galaktikos
 
Gary ‘Slapper' Smart – bass guitar – played with Sewage, Madonna, Bhang 2 Rights, Kamiskazi, Nik Turner's Fantastic Allstars.
 
Chris ‘The Mekon’ Purdon – delatron, dikmikator, tri-wave progenitiliator, causing multiple orgasms, [don’t tell the mother-in-law], played with Inner City Unit, Space Ritual, Galaktikos, Desk-Top Cowboys.
 
Plus support from 
 
Quantum Beats
 
 
Hailing from Preston, this mash up of punk, space rock disco and dance has been entertaining festivals and the north west party scene and the occasional wedding for a few years now. This gig just gets better! 
 
 
Nik Turner comes to The Continental on Saturday 22nd July  2017. Doors open at 8pm. 
 
Tickets are £12 advance, £14 on the door. Available online NOW from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle 
 
In person from our bar (01772 499 425) or Action Records (01772 884 772). 
 
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