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Section 25 / X.O.Dus / Kevin Hewick

Saturday, 24 November 2012 - 6:00pm - 11:25pm

 

 
Tickets £8 advance - £10 on the door
 
Special offer - £5 entry for all SoundBytes:Un-Convention delegates (with provided flyer).  
 
A special night celebrating the legacy of Manchester's Factory Records with 3 acts who recorded for the label, headlined by Section 25. 
 
Tickets are £8 advance from The Continental Bar, Action Records Preston, Preston Tourist information and on-line from egottickets.com, seetickets.com and ticketline.co.uk.
 
The evening will start with a film presentation from 6pm - 7.45pm featuring Factory-related archival footage.
 
There will be a short break to clear the seating and them music will start at 8.15pm with sets from Kevin Hewick, X.O.Dus and Section 25.
 
SECTION 25
 
 
Formed in Blackpool by brothers Larry and Vin Cassidy in 1978. Section 25 were initially mentored by Joy Division, and went on to record four albums for Factory Records between 1980 and 1986. The first of these, Always Now, combined post-punk textures with spacey psychedelia, produced by Martin 'Zero' Hannett. Their third, From The Hip, produced in 1984 by New Order's Bernard Sumner, explored electro terrain, and spawned the oft-sampled techno hit 'Looking From A Hilltop'.
 
After a lengthy hiatus in the late 1980s, Section 25 eventually regrouped to release fifth album Part-Primitiv in 2007. This was followed by Best Of collection Dirty Disco in 2008, and a string of powerful live shows across Europe and America.
 
Outstanding sixth album Nature + Degree arrived 2009, on which SXXV were joined by Beth Cassidy on vocals and keyboards. Sadly Larry passed away in February 2010, having completed work on new album Retrofit, released to great acclaim September 2010.
 
Now recognized as a leading genre band, Section 25 continue to play across the UK,Europe and America.The band contributed three tracks to the recent Warners/Rhino box set Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992, while the oft re-issued From The Hip was lauded as one of '1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die' by The Guardian newspaper. The group also feature prominently in recent definitive Factory biography "Shadowplayers".
 
Latest release ,the 'Invicta' EP on Hacienda Records Colour, Movement, Sex & Violence and Inner Drive released Oct 2011.
Section 25 in 2012 are Vin Cassidy, Beth Cassidy, Steve Stringer and Stuart Hill.
 
X.O.DUS
 
 
Best known for their 1980 Factory dub single 'English Black Boys' (produced by Denis Bovell), X.O.Dus are a Manchester roots reggae band founded by members from Hulme and Moss Side. Formed in the mid 1970s by brothers Honey and Leddy Ricketts, along with Trevor Bell and Dave Reid, X.O.Dus aimed to play a more political/progressive style of reggae, fresh, young and British. Talent spotted by Joy Division manager Rob Gretton, they were the sole reggae band to work with Factory. Now back together following the release of archive CD album English Black Boys.
 
KEVIN HEWICK
 
 
This special night will also include a set by Leicester singer/songwriter Kevin Hewick. An early creative spoke in the Factory wheel, championed by Tony Wilson, Hewick contributed to the Factory Quartet double album in 1980, and also recorded with members of Joy Division/New Order.
 
SAT 24TH NOVEMBER 2012 6PM 
 
TICKETS £8 ADVANCE, £10 ON THE DOOR // CONTINENTAL BAR 01772 499 425 // PRESTON VISITOR INFO, THE GUILD HALL 01772 253 731 // ACTION RECORDS 01772 884 772 // TICKETLINE // SEETICKETS // WEGOTTICKETS
 
 

 

 

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