DHP Family & The Americana Music Association Presents:
The Last Hurrah: A Tribute To Barry Everitt. Featuring: Danny & The Champions Of The World, The Snakes and The Alan Tyler Show
Live at Borderline, Soho
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketweb.
14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
The Last Hurrah for the Borderline is in honour of Barry Everitt, who promoted the Borderline for a decade back in the 1990s, takes place on Friday 26th July.
“The UK American a scene owes a lot to Barry Everitt as a pioneer in bringing great bands to the Borderline throughout the 1990s and often giving UK Americana artists their first gig – he was a champion on new music and helped many music fans discover artists they still love today. Through Barry the Borderline became known as the Americana (Alt Country) venue to play at, it only felt right to host a night in his honour now we know this iconic venue is closing” Stevie Freeman CEO Americana Music Association UK.
“The Americana community is strong in the UK and this is in no small way down to Barry Everitt. Barry always supported Teenage Cancer Trust so all money raised by this event to celebrate and honour both Barry and the venue”.
We are pleased to announce performances by
DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD – Former Grand Drive frontman comes together with his fine band of merry men to pay their respects.
THE SNAKES are back. Variously dubbed the ‘new heroes of British country rock’ and ‘Muswell Hill’s own Whiskeytown’, they took an extended hiatus in the wake of their third album The Last Days Of Rock & Roll which had shown them expanding on their established alt-country repertoire of Stonesesque country swagger and soulful Celtic folk to take in the dirty rock & roll of Mott The Hoople and Mink DeVille, while sharing a bottle of bourbon with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan along the way. In the interim Simon Moor and Johnny O’Sullivan have been exploring late 60s psych-pop as the Hot Snake Time Machine, and guitarist Richard Davies has recorded a solo album. Earlier this year they reconvened at Nick Beer’s studio in Wiltshire along with original drummer Dan Tilbury, and with Nick – previously a studio Snake – on keyboards. Now they’re ready to return as a fresh-minted five-piece and where better to kick-off than at the Borderline.
THE ALAN TYLER SHOW – Rockingbirds frontman Alan Tyler’s acoustic country music show, featuring Patrick Ralla on guitar, banjo and vocals and Jim Morrison on fiddle. “The Borderline was the pivotal London West End venue for country and Americana, and Barry Everitt it’s leading light. It’s sad to have lost Barry to cancer, and now the venue as well. But I am looking forward to singing some songs down there and raising a glass to Barry one last time”
Compered by BEX MARSHALL-EVERITT – wife of Barry Everitt, Bex is a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Four time European Blues Award Nominee for Female Acoustic Artist, Bex is taking time out from her International touring schedule to play here one last time. “It means the world to me that the people Barry welcomed, encouraged, mentored and supported is being celebrated one last time, that all the love and effort, fairness and kindness that Barry put into the shows, building the Borderline’s reputation is being remembered. The tribute gig is a celebration of the respect and dedication Barry had, not only for the people HE believed in who made great music but who deserved it! And now in his absence, how much he is painfully missed and still very much loved. He was such a decent person who loved the music makers, wherever they came from and whatever they were. He dedicated a huge part of his time to making it work for them…the Last Hurrah will be another sold out show with his name on it!!! Hallelujah xxx”
TICKETS £10 IN ADVANCE
IN AID OF THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AND SUPPORTED BY THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION UK