It's 20 years since the Britpop explosion, such a glorious time in our cultural heritage when guitar bands dominated the airwaves and topped the charts almost every week. And bands were even on the telly! London's most rock and roll club night reunites three bands who were big back then under one roof as THIS FEELING plays host to MENSWE@R, JAIME HARDING (MARION) and NORTHERN UPROAR, along with a DJ set from the official OASIS TOUR DJ (and Noel's best mate) PHIL SMITH.
Johnny Dean "This is the band Menswe@r should have been..."
Britpop legends MENSWE@R were on covers of Melody Maker and NME, all over the telly and radio and signing huge deals one week, imploding the next. Other members of the band went on to star in other bands (Stuart Black - Messiah, Chris Gentry - Vatican DC, Simon White - Finley Quaye, Tod Parmenter - Evan Dando) while original drummer Matt Everitt now works at 6Music (but first left Menswe@r to join The Montrose Avenue), but frontman Johnny Dean went quiet. Until now. Johnny has recruited a new lineup and will be pounding out all the forgotten classics including 'Daydreamer' and 'Being Brave' (the bands only top 10 hit) and the band's first new music in eighteen years.
MARION formed in 1993, in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Jaime Harding became friends with Joe Moss (the ex-manager of THE SMITHS). Joe assisted Jaime in the creation of a new group which Jaime already knew he wanted to call Marion. Joe taught Jaime the history of all kinds of music going back as far as 1920s blues , which he had previously done for Johnny Marr at the start of The Smiths . MARION frontman Jaime is still going strong despite battling years of illness and addiction. Loved by the likes of Radiohead, U2, Morrissey and Johnny Marr back in the day - 'Jaime was actually living the life that Brett Anderson was singing about and that Pete Doherty could only dream about, which was unfortunate for Jaime. He is such an incredible singer and an interesting writer'. Since 2013 Jaime has been playing guitar and writing under the friendship, help and guidance of again being managed by Joe Moss.
NORTHERN UPROAR formed in 1995 and initially disbanded in 1997 before reforming in 2006. They have released four studio albums and a number of singles, several of which charted in the UK Singles Chart. Their biggest selling single was the double A-sided "From A Window" / "This Morning", which peaked in the UK's Top 20 in February 1996 Back in the studio recording their fifth album, rousing indie-rock anthem specialists NORTHERN UPROAR are still going after the success of last year's Pledge Music-funded album 'All That Was Has Gone' and have their 3rd Pledge Campaign underway now - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/newalbum-2014
Queen of Hoxton (8pm to 2am, August 9th) – Menswe@r (live), Marion (live), Northern Uproar (live), Oasis Tour DJ Phil Smith (DJ set) & more
Tickets £5 adv (limited) / £6 before 9pm / £8 after
Adv tickets & info at www.thisfeeling.co.uk