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Mergener Hof & Muttis Booking proudly presents:
UK Subs + Special Guests: Nasty Rumours
on their „Tour 2023“
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
Doors: 19:00 o´clock / Show: 20:00 o´clock
@Mergener Hof (Trier, Germany)
With 2017 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, circa summer 1977.
Starting out as The Subversives, the name was shortened to The Subs and then changed to U.K. Subs, whilst early line-ups merged their high-speed R&B sound into punk.
October 1977 saw Charlie joined by Nicky Garratt on guitar, and it was the Harper/Garratt song writing partnership that would go on to collaborate on the band’s most successful record releases. Through 1977 and 1978 the band played shows all over London including the infamous Roxy punk club, building up a fiercely loyal and sizeable following. Their first ‘recorded’ output was on the ‘Farewell To The Roxy’ LP.
This bought them to the attention of John Peel who was obviously impressed enough to offer to finance their first single. However, City Records ended up releasing their first brilliant single, C.I.D, in September 1978. It became a huge indie number 1 hit. In 1979, they signed to Gem Records and surprised everyone by becoming one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands, with seven consecutive UK Top 30 hits between 1979-81 – Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She’s Not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party In Paris and Keep On Running. They also scored two UK top ten albums – Brand New Age and Crash Course – establishing themselves throughout the world with a heavy touring schedule that still continues to this day.
Led by the indefatigable 72 years young Charlie Harper – now venerated as the godfather of UK punk – the band has continued to improve through various line-ups and record companies.
Still touring worldwide, they maintain that true spirit of punk rock continuing to inspire each subsequent generation of fans. There has never been any division of fan and band with the Subs, and Charlie’s unrelenting love of his audience and music shines through. This is something that galvanized listeners of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music show to vote them as the most respected of Punk ‘icons’, to win the 2010 Punk World Cup.
With a fabulous line up in place of Charlie, Steve Straughan on guitar, Alvin Gibbs on bass and Jamie Oliver on drums, the U.K. Subs continue to entertain, enlighten and enthuse with blistering recordings as well as their ever-popular enthralling live shows.
Like a vintage wine – the U.K. Subs just get better and better.
+ Support: Nasty Rumours
Auch nach 40 Jahren stehen die UK SUBS weiterhin auf der Bühne um den Punkrock der ’77er auf der Bühne zu feiern.
Inspiriert von The Damned und der Geburt des britschen Punk, begann Charlie Harper zusammen mit Nicky Garrat Songs zu schreiben, die sie die ersten Jahre in sämtlichen Lononder Clubs, darunter auch das Roxy, präsentierten.
Mit City Records an der Seite war es möglich ihren ersten Indie Nummer 1 Hit zu veröffentlichen, C.I.D. 1979 unterschrieben die UK Subs bei Gem Records und wurden, zur Überraschung aller, eine der erfolgreichsten Punkbands mit sieben aufeinaderfolgenden UK Top 30 Hits: Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She’s Not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party In Paris and Keep On Running.
Zusätzlich landeten sie mit den Alben Brand New Age and Crash Course in den UK Top 10.
Mit dem 73-jährigen unermüdlichen Charlie Harper am Gesang – der als Godfather des Punk gefeiert wird, haben die UK Subs viele weitere erfolgreiche Albumveröffentlichungen und Touren hinter sich. Jedes Jahr, fast durchgehend, touren sie um die ganze Welt um den Spirit des ’77er Punk aus England zu vermitteln.
Mit dem fantastischen Line Up bestehend aus Charlie Harper am Gesang, Steve Straughan an der Gitarre, Alvin Gibbs am Bass und Jamie Oliver am Schlagzeug, ist es weiterhin das Ziel der UK SUBS ihre Fans zu begeistern und eine fesselnde Live-Show zu bieten.
Wie ein edler Wein werden die UK SUBS besser und besser.
Charlie Harper – Gesang
Steve Straughan – Gitarre
Alvin Gibbs – Bass
Jamie Oliver – Schlagzeug
+ Support: Nasty Rumours

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