THIS Friday (March 1) the Foxlowe Art Centre's resident not-for-profit indie and alternative music promoters, The Situation, have another great night lined up, with three more outstanding original local acts: Gravity Dave, Elly Kingdon, and Interlinked...
Headlining are Gravity Dave, a Leek based original prog-punk-indie-rock band. Drawing on the artistic flare of prog, the socialist punch of punk and the tight back-beat and melody hooks of rock and indie, Gravity Dave combine and subvert these influences with one ear to the ground to create a new epic, catchy, relentless and unique sound.
Simon Edwards, spokesman for The Situation, said: "Gravity Dave are one of the most original acts to appear on the local scene in the last year. They will be showcasing some new material at this event, and a new drummer."
Elly Kingdon is a local folk-punk singer-songwriter, from Congleton, who plays baritone ukelele on stage. She said: "I like singing about things like feminism, The Muppets, public transport, Stoke-on-Trent, bands I like and learning to grow up."
Steve Hammersley, The Situation's band-booker, added: "Elly is entrancement incarnate - a great friend of The Situation, and not to be missed - her songs are her banter are very entertaining."
Interlinked are opening the evening's entertainment. A young band from Leek High School, they play their own brand of 'Alternate Rock' - very fresh and energetic.
Mr Edwards said: "Catch these guys now, at the very start of their musical adventure - they are sure to go far."
The Situation's events take place on the first Friday of most months of the year at the Foxlowe Arts Centre.
Their May event, however - The Situation's Big May Birthday - which is part of Leek Arts Festival, will be on Sunday May 5, and is an all-dayer, with 15 plus acts in twelve hours. More details will be released next month.
Admission for the Friday March 1 event will be £2 on the door.
Doors open at 8.30pm, first act onstage at or around 9pm, winding down around 11.30pm.