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Babyshambles man comes to Wrexham

by Ben Davis on 22 January, 2009 | 0 comments

Adam Ficek
Adam Ficek

Musician and DJ Adam Ficek is most commonly known to the general public for his day-job as drummer in notorious British rock act Babyshambles. As a member of the band fronted by Pete Doherty, the most talked- and written-about rock star of our time, Adam has seen the best and worst of life at the casualty-laden core of the music industry. What many people don’t know is that he is a blistering artistic talent in his own right.

Roses Kings Castles is the moniker under which Adam performs and records his own unique catalogue of quixotic, chiming, and blissfully astute acoustic pop songs. Lost somewhere between Belle & Sebastian’s pastoral warmth and the hallucinatory six-string invocations of Syd Barrett, a typical Roses Kings Castles track is buoyed by the finest elements of classic British songwriting; by turns wry, beautiful, and bizarre.

Originally conceived as an outlet for Adam’s “need to create my own ideas when Babyshambles were on holiday,” Roses Kings Castles quickly became something more than a means of occupying himself whilst on hiatus. “I continually write, whether it’s big band arrangements, electro riffs or folk-pop songs. I just needed an avenue to walk down.”

Roses Kings Castles plays Central Station, Wrexham on Wednesday 28th January 2009.

Let’s take a look at the ace support for the gig, Craig Williams and Cal Roberts.

Craig, from Wrexham, is a singer-songwriter who has the precious ability to capture even the most ignorantly noisy audience within a second of his lyrical prose’s passing through the speakers. Cal, from Bagillt near Flint, has been living most young songwriter’s soggy dream of late. In the past 6 months he has been personally invited by Pete Doherty to play at one of his shows in Austria and subsequently a handful of shows in London and also bagged himself a support slot for The Courteeners.

Tickets are £6 and are available from Yales Café Bar, www.seetickets.com or the support acts. Doors are 7:30pm.

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