20 October 2011Kevin Hewick live in Leicester Autumn 2011
On Saturday 22 October he plays The Donkey in Welford Road in what will comprise the world debut of Liberation Doll, his new band with Sally Barker, drummer Lee Allatson and bassist Ian Crabtree. Admission is only five of your British Pounds. Liberation Doll will release its debut album in 2012.
Then, on Monday 7 November, Kevin will play a show with his old friend Patrik Fitzgerald at The Musician in Clyde Street. This gig will also feature the first live appearance in over a decade by Ruth Po! of Po! fame. Tickets for this one are £7 in advance from wegottickets.com or £8 on the door.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography