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Band of Holy Joy

Band of Holy Joy

Sat 15 October Sat 15 October

Saturday 15th October ’22

Cafe / Bar open from 18:00
Onstage from 20:00

Formed from the ashes of an unrecorded ’77 punk band, Speed, Band Of Holy Joy’s initial musical forays were largely in the domain of industrial bricolage and occasional bursts of madness.

By the time they began releasing records under their own name in the 1980s, the band’s humanist tendencies came to the fore, with astounding portraits of people on the periphery, resulting in such classics as Rosemary Smith, Mad Dot and Don’t Stick Knives In Babbies Heads.

The sharp sensibilities of founder and leader Johny Brown eventually led to a star-making deal with Rough Trade, a few near hits and career momentum shattered when the label collapsed mere days after what might have been the band’s breakthrough album.

Slowly, a new Band Of Holy Joy has blossomed. The band operates, well, differently. In some aspects, they’re an art collective. Inspired by the possibilities which burst forth after punk, the band’s expression takes many forms. Visual artist Inga Tillere plays a large role in shaping the band’s aesthetic and live events, and in musical foil James Stephen Finn, Daryl Holley, Brenno Balbino and Peter Smith. Johny’s poetic vision transcends expectations without resorting to desperate reaches into esoterica.

The Band Of Holy Joy model of today is a sleek beat outfit that owes as much to indie music in the proper sense of indie as it does to the Brechtian connotations of past Band Of Holy Joy incarnations. They have lineage but never dwell on it preferring to forge forward. They have a history too but never let it drag them back. For the past few years they have been quietly growing and gestating and now they have emerged fully reborn with renewed purpose of sound and vision.

PERSONNEL:
Johny Brown [vocals] | James Stephen Finn [guitar] | Peter Smith [keyboards] | Daryl Holley [drums] | Brenno Balbino [bass] | Inga Tillere [visuals]

www.bandofholyjoy.co.uk

TICKETS

£12 advance*
£14 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

MEAT PLATTER

Salami, Chorizo, Prosciutto Ham, Sundried Tomatoes, Hummus, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Carmelised Onion Chutney, and Salad.

Platter for One – £9.00 – Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75
Sharing Platter for Two – £17.95Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50

VEGAN PLATTER

Falafel, Hummus, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Caramelised Onion Chutney, and Salad. (VGN)

Platter for One – £8.50 (VGN)Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75 (V)
Sharing Platter for Two – £16.50 (VGN)Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50 (V)

We take great care to prevent cross contamination of allergens in our kitchen but due to the layout and operation we cannot guarantee that your order is 100% free of allergen ingredients. Please make a member of staff aware of any allergies when placing your order. Thank you!

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.