added: 12 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
PRS for Music today announces that one of the UK's greatest and best loved indie bands, Supergrass, will receive a PRS for Music Heritage Award on 3 October at the site of the gig where they were signed.
The Jericho Tavern in Oxford is renowned for its support of local live music and where Supergrass performed regularly during their early years.
Supergrass founding member, Mick Quinn said of the Jericho Tavern:
'Everyone aspired to play the venue back in the day and I remember seeing my brother's band This Way Up play there as early as 1983. We received our first positive reviews as Theodore Supergrass at the Jericho in 1994, when the promoter Maccy burst into the dressing room after our gig telling us, 'You've got it!' Soon after, the feeding frenzy of record company A&R men started.'
The group formed in 1993 and their first single, the era-defining Caught by the Fuzz was released in 1994. They went on to carve out an idiosyncratic niche in British rock music over six studio albums, achieving a string of hit singles including Alright, Going Out and Pumping on your Stereo. The three piece of Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey, officially joined later by Gaz's brother Rob Coombes, announced their split in 2010 to pursue other projects.
On the 3 October, a plaque will be erected on the wall of the Jericho Tavern. All four members will be reunited to receive this honour and celebrate the seminal Oxford music scene.
PRS for Music established the Heritage Award scheme in 2009 to recognise important live music venues where iconic bands and artists first performed. Previous awardees include Blur, Elton John, Soul II Soul, UB40, Snow Patrol, Faithless, James and Jethro Tull.