KIRK BRANDON has confirmed a string of live dates for 2019, including shows with SPEAR OF DESTINY, THEATRE OF HATE and THE PACK.
SPEAR OF DESTINY were formed in 1983.
The current line up of Spear is the longest serving to date and features Adrian Portas (New Model Army / Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy / The Cult / The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind) on drums. Long time Brandon cohort Steve Allan-Jones will be covering the keyboards.
The current live show pulls on songs from all 35+ years of SOD. They will perform at The Parish in Huddersfield on May 3rd.
In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate. Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John “Boy” Lennard, who revolutionised the band’s sound with his haunting sax lines.
Kirk, Stan and John will be joined by current Spear Of Destiny band member Adrian Portas (New Model Army) on guitar and Chris Bell(Hugh Cornwall) on drums to pay homage to the iconic TOH sound. They will perform at Greystones in Sheffield on May 19th.
The origins of The Pack started with the original band – the Pack of Lies. It consisted of Kirk Brandon, John Fuller (An old school friend) and a Scottish drummer called Rab Fae Beith. They rehearsed and got the songs together at John’s uncle’s house in Stanmore.
The Pack itself was formed sometime in 1978 in Clapham, South London amongst the punk anarchist scene set amongst the backdrop of the totalitarian government of Margaret Thatcher – at a time when the country stood at the abyss of total chaos.
The band perform at The Fulford Arms in York on June 9th.