WENDY JAMES confirms series of UK shows, including new album launch gigs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:00

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WENDY JAMES' first UK dates for early 2016 have been announced with more to follow.

 

UK Dates 2016 confirmed so far:

 

Saturday 6th February - Leeds, Brundell Social Club
Friday 12th February - Glasgow, ABC2
Saturday 13th February - Kilmarnock, Bellfield Tavern
Monday 15th February - London, Rough Trade East - Album Launch gig
Monday 15th February - London Old Blue Last - Album Launch gig
Thursday 18th February - London, Brooklyn Bowl

 

The setlist will include songs from Wendy's new album, some choice cuts from previous solo work and some favorites from Transvision Vamp. The live band will feature Wendy James (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keys), Louis Elliot (Grace Jones) (Lead & Rhythm Guitar), James Meynell (Racine) (Bass), James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) (Drums) and special guest players.
 
Tickets are available from all usual outlets. For Rough Trade album launch gig please see: http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2016/2/1887

 

WENDY JAMES' new solo album, 'The Price Of The Ticket' was recorded in NYC and mixed in Berkeley CA. The players on this album are a bona-fide line-up from all-time Punk and New Wave bands - Wendy James on vocals, rhythm guitars and keys is joined by Lenny Kaye (The Patti Smith Group - Lead & Rhythm Guitar), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols - Bass), James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Drums), James Williamson (Iggy & The Stooges - Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar) and Steve Mackay (Iggy & The Stooges - Baritone Sax).
 
It's testament to the strength of 'The Price Of The Ticket' that it has attracted such a stellar list of players. The album has a distinct and unique thread running through a collection of quirky songs infused with melody and hooks. All songs are written and produced by Wendy James, tracks 12 and 13 are cover versions of songs written by Fred 'Sonic' Smith (MC5/Sonic's Rendezvous Band) and Bob Dylan respectively.
 
The album is available for pre-order now via Pledge Music at https://wendyjames.pmstores.co/