+ support: MAX SPLODGE (Splodgenessabounds)
Bad Manners formed in 1976 whilst still at school. Signing to Magnet Records in 1980 the band scraped into the Top 40 with their debut single “Ne-ne-na-na-na-na-nu-nu”, a cover of the 1948 song by Dickie Doo and the Dont’s.
The follow up single “Special Brew” went straight into the UK Top 10 at the height of the 2-Tone movement and was the first of many anthemic songs for which the band are known. In 1980 alone the band released two more chart topping singles “Lip Up Fatty” and “Lorraine” along with their debut album “Ska ‘n’ B” and it’s follow up “Loonee Tunes”.
Bad Manners became a constant feature in the singles chart over the next few years with tracks such as “Can Can”, “Just a feeling”, “Walking in the Sunshine”, “Buona Sera”, “My Girl Lollipop” and more.
Fiery Bird Presents Steve Pilgrim/Cow/The Velveteen Orkestra
In the fine tradition of the last 8 years of excellent,high quality gigs here in Woking we are delighted to continue with that and present to you another fantastic evening of music featuring:
Probably best known as drummer for Paul Weller (among others) Steve Pilgrim has been writing and recording since 2007. Steve released his fourth album ‘Morning Skies’ in the spring of 2017.
Acoustic driven and song-focused the albums feature a supporting cast of talented musicians, double bass, piano, trumpet and vocals. The recordings are simultaneously sad and celebratory, intimate and honest. There is time, these days to listen to music that lets you pause and breathe out; and hope that while music like that is still being written and performed with such truth, the world will keep turning.
Cow was formed in late 2006 by Mark & Maxine singer songwriters of the band. Along with Richi Morey and Tony Buss after playing several showcase gigs to highlight their compositions decided to record an album of their work, so in 2009 set about working on a 12 track album initially it was intended to be solely acoustic but as things progressed in the studio with the songs growing in texture and flavour the end product was a very earthy and organic acoustic pop and soul sound which involved drums keys and some Indian vibes.
Since then they have been lauded by Janis Long, toured extensively with Paul Weller and worked with artists such as Noel Gallagher, Steve Craddock and Steve Ellis. Their latest 4th album Steeple for The People is out now having received universal critical acclaim.
THE VELVETEEN ORKESTRA (acoustic)
Many of the Fiery Bird/Phoenix Regulars will be well acquainted with the work of Dan Shears and the Velveteen Okestra over the last few years supremely talented musicians who have supported the cause of this venue faithfully & soulfully to such an extent we have adopted these south London vagabonds and call them our own. We are delighted to welcome them to this fantastic line up.
The Velveteen Orkestra are a ragged-trousered rock and roll orchestra conceived in a leaky, shadow-veiled district of South London. Bellowing out from underneath the grey brutalist tower blocks named in honour of romantic poets is a sound that is both savage, yet elegant… animal, yet noble… honest, yet fantastical.
“an intoxicating brand of melancholic alternative rock with nodding acquaintances towards rockabilly and folk noir.”
£10 adv. £12 otd
Don’t forget. This Monday and every Monday is the Open Mic and Jam at the Fiery Bird. This offers a friendly atmosphere with a chance for everyone to join in for a few songs.
If you fancy booking a slot, drop us a message or just turn up.
PA, microphones, fully tuned piano, Cajon, amps, acoustic guitars, and electric bass all supplied.
Come along to celebrate the festivities with a lovely night of acoustic bands and singer-songwriters!You can find some more information on this months wonderful acts below:Water-shed
Doors open at 19:30 and music runs until 22:30 and entry, as always, is only £5!
Jackfest is back. We would like to thank everybody at Westfield Club but we are going to be teaming up with our lovely friends at the Fiery Bird, Woking’s premier new 1000 capacity venue in the heart of town for this one.The event will be in aid of Shooting Star Chase and this one promises to be our biggest yet. Bands confirmed for the night are as follows:
London based female fronted punk rock band.Influences include The Slits,Sonic Youth and Nirvana. Also Nathan from band hails from Woking. Latest album Forever is out now.
3 piece from Southend on Sea with raw banging energy. They play original garage punk citing Sex Pistols and Oasis as influences. New EP Off The Clock due out soon.
Woking based band born out of the soundtrack of P-Funk, G-Funk, Bee Gees and Space Jazz. Bringing their Gravy Bass back to Fiery Bird.
THE SHA LA LA’S
London based 4 piece steeped in mod & soul roots. Described as somewhere between Detroit and Canvey Island. Coming back for their 3rd Jackfest.
Rudeboy Productions Murph & Mabbs(Radio Woking)
Also on the night a raffle, auction and giveaways. Prizes to be won include signed albums, festival tickets and vouchers.
Tickets just £10 + booking fee from www.ticketweb.co.uk £12 on door.
The 2019 Mod event of the year in Woking
Local bands performing your favourite Mod, Ska, New Wave and Northern Soul tunes
THIS event is ALL about Teenage Cancer Trust, please dig deep and make this a fantastic result for the charity whilst we all have an amazing time! Ticket details following shortly..