If Brighton is your back yard, be grateful, the boys, turned up, played and destroyed the town.
The cheer that greeted Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen almost lifted the roof of The Garage. They then proceeded to lay waste to some of the Super$hit 666 songs as well as a storming cover of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’.
Celebrating 20 P.H.U.Q’ing years of the seminal second album from The Wildhearts, it is worth considering for a moment how this album came to be.
The Wildhearts next show is the Download Festival on June 10th
As I prepared to write up the review of The Wildhearts show at the Shepherds Bush Empire, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of seminal release ‘P.H.U.Q.’ , it was knowing that I would struggle to write anything but positive messages about the set and the band’s performance. These days, the Wildhearts are a safe bet. Not middle of the road, boring or even dull safe but safe in the knowledge that I’m always going to enjoy myself for the entire evening.
You know I love small venues. I love festivals as well but I love small venues because that’s the way we started. People nowadays start on television in a competition and by the time they get down to a 2,000 capacity venue, they’re thinking of retiring because its not big enough for them
CJ (Christopher Paul Persaud-Jagdhar) is a British singer/songwriter of Guyanese and Seychellois descent and is the lead guitarist with UK rock band The Wildhearts. He formed The Wildhearts with ex-The Quireboys guitarist Ginger (David Walls) and over the last 20 years we have seen a very turbulent yet productive band always on the verge of imploding