Legendary British rock & roll group The Godfathers make an appearance at Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Friday 19th June as part of the band 30th anniversary tour. The band were formed in 1985 by brothers Peter & Chris Coyne and quickly earned a serious reputation for their electrifying brand of primal rock & roll & their incendiary live shows around the world.
The Godfathers unleashed the storming rocker ‘Birth School Work Death’ as a single in ’87 & scored a US Billboard top 40 hit after massive college radio airplay & heavy MTV rotation.
The Godfathers’ mob inspired image, raw lyrics & guitar-driven, edgy rock & roll sound was in direct contrast to the clean, synthesized sounds that mainly dominated the mainstream charts at that time & foreshadowed the Brit-Pop/Rock resurgence of the early 1990’s.
The Godfathers have become increasingly influential in recent years with Top 5 American artists Local H & Spoon releasing cover versions of Godfathers’ classics “Birth School Work Death’ & ‘This Damn Nation’ & Mars Volta citing The Godfathers’ primal rock & roll sound as a direct influence on their ‘Noctourniquet’ album.
The band re also releasing a brand new 7” double A sided single featuring the new tracks REWIND TIME and TILL MY HEARY STOPS BEATING
Support comes from The Iron Hearts. Tickets are available from the venue & on line from SEE Tickets.