30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This Weekend's Events (6th to 8th February)

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Hi Everyone

You know, dear reader, I did have a little pre-amble planned for this evening's little missive from us to you, however, life has rather got in the way, either there are three rivers between my house and my day-job or my bus appeared to have crossed the same one several times...

However, regaredless of whether or not a narrator's pre-amble appeals to you, or even if it does, we have somethihng special for you at the Rising Sun this weekend!

Just the one event this weekend.  On Friday we bring you the first TRIBUTE NIGHT of the year

Anyone who has been to a Rising Sun Tribute Night will already know the deal. Every three months we pay homage to a much-loved band or artist.  Everyone picks a song or two, practices them for a bit, then gets together again on Tribute Night to play them to a crowd - always with fascinating results. The next Tribute Night’s hero is announced at the end of the evening. It’s a simple but winning formula and is silly amounts of fun.

The winter 2015 edition of Tribute Night sees us doing battle with MARC BOLAN and T-REX.  We’ll be throwing ourselves into a state of T-Rexstacy and celebrating the songs of Marc Bolan, from mystical flower child to electric glam warrior.
 
With his pretty Botticellian face and curls and whimsically glamorous image, Marc Bolan fronted T.Rex and generated fan hysteria in the early- to mid-’70s reminiscent of Beatlemania. A well known scene-making mod, Bolan began releasing solo singles in the mid-’60s and enjoyed minor success with the outlandish group John’s Children. Tyrannosaurus Rex recorded its debut album in 1968, blending familiar acoustic textures with unfamiliar exotic instrumentation and highlighting Bolan’s lyrics, a heady concoction of myth, fantasy and magic – some might say utter nonsense. As a flower-power band, Tyrannosaurus Rex earned a sizeable underground following, but with a truncated name and expanded line-up, T.Rex achieved widespread mainstream success, embracing a full-blown glam rock attack and influencing countless hard rock, heavy metal, punk and Britpop bands to come.
 
We'll be open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start and as usual, there will be no charge on the door, but  we suggest you keep £5 or more aside for when the friendly people with hats circulate the room, the bar, the hallway, the porch, the little bit of pavement out the front, and the smoking pen out the back.

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)
 
Have a nice weekend!

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