30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Club Velocity presents 'Draw Blood' album launch party

£5 (advance) www.wegottickets.com

A folk trio from the South of England, Little Red (Ian Mitchell, Ben Gosling and Hayley Bell) are a musical outfit inspired by Neil Young, 
PJ Harvey, First Aid Kit and Elliot Smith. They write and perform songs of a dark and playful wit with passion and sincerity.

Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing Berkshire, BBC Introducing Oxford.

They release their new album 'Draw Blood' on May 1st
on All Will Be Well Records


Here is some blurb on Jack.....

When I started singing and performing live around 10 years ago I decided to take on a new name to do so. The main reasons for this I guess, were firstly to create a stage persona that would give me the confidence to do so and secondly to have a name that had a meaning. I decided on a name that I had originally heard back in the 90's when some friends of mine from different bands played a few gigs together under the name Jack Cade. They explained at the time that he was an historical Kentish figure who had led a rebellion up to London. This story always stuck with me, however ten years ago there was hardly anything on the web about him so I had to go digging in the local library for more info. In general the information is a little sketch in places but the gist of the story is this. In 1450, fed up with the way that Henry VI and the various corrupt members of the nobility were treating the general population and basically screwing them for as much as possible, to fund the Hundre!
d Years War war with France, a rebellion or protest march started out from the Kent Sussex border and made it's way to London. Along the way it gathered a growing number of disillusioned people and at it's head was Jack Cade. Now it appears from what I've read that the name Jack Cade was a name that was given or used possibly after the event as the story grew. Some items I have read say the name was ascribed to a John Mortimer or John Aylmere, anyway Jack Cad was the name used, which to be honest sounds more poetic. The rebellion made it all the way to London, making camp on Blackheath from where they sacked parts of the city of London. They eventually negotiated a truce with Henry VI gaining agreements that various grievances would be addressed. As is the way of these things as soon as the rebellion had been disbanded the King renounced what he'd agreed, rounded up the leaders and executed them. The thing that struck me the most about this story was the fact that some 600 !
years on this story has so much resonance now, all you need do is subs
titute the royalty and nobility for the governments and investment bankers of today. 


An alt-folk four piece combining heartfelt introspective songs with driving basslines and inventive percussion. Starting life as the acoustic project of songwriter Lee Switzer, the band have come together and developed a unique sound that brings his lyrics to life between moments of intimate acoustic folk and full on panic. 

Main Hall
Sat 16 Jun, 8:00pm to 11:00pm

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