LONDON and MANCHESTER, England, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
In this new prime-time BBC Four series from Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros. Television Production UK Ltd Company), comedian Rhod Gilbert hosts the programme in which he embarks on a road trip across the country, on a mission to find the UK's Best Part-time Band.
To help Rhod on his sonic journey, he recruited Ultravox front man, Midge Ure, who heads home to Glasgow before taking in a tour of Northern Ireland and Wales. Championing the north of England is former New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook, and in the south of the country, Rhod is accompanied by legendary Soul II Soul producer Jazzie B. Along the way, they discuss the joy of service stations, rock 'n' roll tour antics, riders, band dynamics, musical influences and some of the untold stories behind these music legends' greatest hits.
In 2006, one Japanese punk, one French punk, one Spanish punk, and one Caribbean tennis teacher got together to form the world's greatest rhythm & blues party band. You couldn't make it up.
London's R&B-punk sensation is always making fun times where ever they go. With a repertoire encompassing many of the greats of the '50s and '60s you won't be able to help but move your feet. The King howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley chasing his coat-tail and with Andre Williams trying to offer up some of his bacon fat. This man never stops shakin' and twistin' and groovin' while the Cumberland 3 (former members of the Ulcers, Chinese Lungs and Parkinsons) play their own branded mix of vintage rockabilly desperate rock'n'roll and a bit of soul with fire, energy, gusto and fun!
King Salami play constantly all over Europe, sharing the stage with the Pretty Things, the Trashmen, the Standells, the Mummies, the Bellrays, the Cynics, etc...they have also despoiled the pristine lands of Japan, China, Australia and the US.
About Dirty Water Records
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 188.8.131.52's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.
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