Following in the footsteps of The Stone Roses, Guns N Roses and the great Color me Badd, Imperial Cars presents, for one night in August, four bands reunite to raise money for MHA – Eastleigh Live at Home at The Talking Heads, in Southampton. The bands are Armchair Athletes, Unorthodocks, Saucy Jack and The Currents.
MHA is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for 17,800 older people throughout Britain. They are one of the most well-established care providers in the sector and amongst the largest charities in Britain delivering services to older people for 75 years.
ARMCHAIR ATHLETES are a 6 piece band, made up of three guitarists (Bass, Lead & Rhythm), drums, Keyboard and a Lead Vocalist. The founder Bob Richmond and the Lead Singer were previously part of a successful band called “The Stealers” having played in venues such as the Brook and the Alresford Festival. Armchair Athletes play primarily original material written by Bob Richmond, although the band are very capable of playing covers if required.
The material is a real mixture of soulful ballads to light rock with an anthem feel, all with great lyrics and musicality. The lead Singer Adam, is Southampton’s very own “Rag n Bone Man” both in stature and vocal ability.
UNORTHODOCKS are three former members of The Docks, Reggie Bryant, Andy Scaysbrook, Gareth Sharp and a new arrival Steve Waddy from The Rising. During their ten years of gigging and recording The Docks gained a reputation for great live shows and earnt themselves a loyal and fervent following. Expect more of the same from Unorthodocks whose new sound is a mix of heavy blues and riotous anthems! You won't be disappointed.
SAUCY JACK ramshackle, rambunctious, ruffian rock 'n'roll from some cheeky scamps. After four years the guys return to play toe tapping fun filled Rock n Roll with a few Jagger Bombs thrown in along the way.
THE CURRENTS were formed in 2007 when the original members met each other in the rock city of Virrat, Finland. The musical style of The Currents could be described as ränttätänttätää-rock with strong British influences. The Currents just play honest rock/pop. This will be the first show in the UK since 2012 for The Currents having all moving away to pursue individual musical projects.
The date for the gig is the 23rd of August and doors open at 7.30pm at The Talking Heads in Southampton. Entry is free but donations would be greatly appreciated to contribute to the vital running of MHA. Come along!