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The Reverend comes to Wrexham

by Ben Davis on 4 March, 2010 | 1 comment

Reverend And The Makers

Very occasionally a band comes along that stand for something real, speak the truth, while simultaneously creating mind-blowingly awesome music – Reverend And The Makers are such a band.

They are playing Wrexham’s Central Station on Thursday 11th March a part of their first tour of 2010.

An indie rock band based in Sheffield, fronted by Jon McClure, nicknamed “The Reverend”, the band rocketed on to our radars with their first single “Heavyweight Champion of the World” in 2007. The single reached number 38 in the UK single chart on download sales alone and their album The State of Things featured songs co-written and performed with Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, Tim Hampton of Bromheads Jacket and Steve Edwards.

Reverend and the Makers enjoyed an action packed 2009 with the release of their second album ‘A French Kiss in the Chaos’ featuring the singles “Silence Is Talking” and “No Soap (in a Dirty War)”. They supported Oasis on their massive summer tour (along with Kasabian and The Enemy), and performed a free gig at the Tate Modern to celebrate the launch of new climate change. They join us as part of their 2010 tour this March!

Jon ‘The Reverend’ McClure enjoys giving the fans something extraordinary when performing. He has been known to put on an acoustic gig in the car park of most venues, invited fans to a “backing singer evening” to help record vocals on an upcoming single, and he is heavily involved in the Instigate Debate group, offering to carry out private gigs in fans homes to anyone who contributes. These activities are the type of thing that McClure is becoming synonymous with amongst his fans…

!I like to go out on the streets every night after gigs with my guitar. We stopped a bit of traffic in the middle of Belfast and it obviously caused a bit of a stir. But I like to go outside with people, because a lot of bands talk about being for the people but actually after gigs they’ll be sat in their dressing room sipping mojitos, listening to people blowing smoke up their arses, whereas, I’m on the street every time…”

Support comes in the name of No Room For Heroes and The Capitals.

Tickets: £12 adv Doors: 7.30pm Over 14′s welcome
Tickets available from: Yales Café Bar, Wxm – 01978 358780, seetickets.com, ticketline.co.uk – 0870 444 5556. I.D may be required to purchase alcohol.

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