The Men They Couldn’t Hang Final London 30th Anniversary Gig + The Deportees + Matty James
Exclusive London show!
2014 has been The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s 30th anniversary year. Three decades since ‘Green Fields of France’, their epic début single shot to number 1 in the NME Independent Music Chart. At the same time, Maggie Thatcher was crushing the mine-workers, an event recorded in the Men’s poignant elegy, ‘Shirt of Blue’. This is a song the band still play in 2014, its meaning altering with the years.
Drummers may come and go (as did original bassist Shanne Bradley), but TMTCH’s line-up has remained steady since 1986. Stefan Cush, Swill Odgers, Paul Simmonds and Ricky McGuire remain The Men They Couldn’t Hang. With the addition of long-time associate Tom Spencer on banjo and guitar and Nick Sputnik on drums and washboard, plus Bobby Valentino on fiddle and Clark Gable impressions, The Men intend to do serious damage tonight, as they always do.
7pm Doors open
7:15pm- Matty James (30 mins)
7:55pm- The Deportees (40 mins)
8:45pm- TMTCH (to 10.15pm)