Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ever since that day

This month, it's ten years since The Associates' Billy McKenzie took his own life. As a tribute and celebration of his work, there's to be a special gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday 28th March - the day after he would have been fifty.

Amongst the highlights is the first-ever live appearance of British Electric Foundation with their music of quality and distinction; Electric Soft Parade; Subterraneans, featuring a guest appearance from Paul Haig. Haig's not been on stage since 1989, which makes it even more than a rare appearance by the Josef K man. More acts to follow; tickets out now; all profits going to a charity, Sound Seekers, which works with deaf children in the developing nations.