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Vinny Peculiar

24th October 2019

8.00pm

Salty Dog
23 High Street
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 5BY

£8.00

Vinny Peculiar at the Salty Dog

Bio

UK-based singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar, aka Alan Wilkes, has been described by Uncut Magazine as ‘an under-sung national treasure’. He grew up in Worcestershire and trained as a nurse before signing to Manchester cult label, Ugly Man Records (former home to Elbow).

He has since put out twelve albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty- year career and toured with various bandmates including ex-members of The Smiths, OASIS, The Fall and Aztec Camera.

Touring his latest album Return Of The Native

In the early 1970s, an inspired North Bromsgrove teacher encouraged Wilkes’ talent and desire to be a professional musician. That teacher was MOR pop singer Clifford T Ward who went on to sell a million copies of the single Gaye and was signed to John Peel’s Dandelion Records. Vinny pays tribute to him on the new album in the gently poignant Singing Schoolteacher.

Stuffed full of Peculiar’s trademark lyrical poigiancy & absurdity, Return of the Native is a warped storyteller’s record that will resonate with fans of Ray Davies, Eels and Robyn Hitchcock. Vinny Peculiar writes of transition, readjustment and re- engagement. He says, ‘it’s about the past and the present and how they collude and collide in the imagination.

Press

'The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough’ - Irish Times

‘Part-Pulp, part-Kinks, and very much part-Peculiar, this is observational, punk-tinged songwriting at its best’ - Hot Press ****

‘an under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT]

‘a warm hearted Morrissey’ [Q Magazine]

More

http://vinnypeculiar.com/

 

Tickets £8.00

Doors 7.30pm for 8.00pm start - 10.30pm curfew


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