07 September 2013Stephen Wright: The Smiths and Friends
An exhibition of the photographs of Stephen Wright who is famed for his iconic images of The Smiths, New Order, Tony Wilson and Vini Reilly and many others has a solo exhibition at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead from 9-29 September 2013.
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