Nick Lowe's Quality Rock & Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets

NICK LOWE'S QUALITY ROCK & ROLL REVUE STARRING LOS STRAITJACKETS at The Globe Cardiff Wed 5 June 2019 from 7pm

Nick Lowe will bring his 'Quality Rock & Roll Revue staring Los Straitjackets' to Tramshed Cardiff on Wednesday the 5th June 2019.

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter (of at least three songs you know by heart), short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.

Starting with 1995′s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011′s The Old Magic, Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.”

His new 4 song EP Tokyo Bay features Los Straitjackets as his backing band Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the Jackets have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

Notes: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
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Tickets: £32.50   Hurry, only 5 of these left!

The Globe is a 350 capacity, beautifully converted cinema venue with both standing auditorium and balcony. It's located just outside of the town centre yet is still central and has plenty of on-street parking available both outside and on adjoining streets. Perhaps the only true 'mid-range' venue still operating in Cardiff and indeed much of South Wales, the venue is just as likely to host hot new bands as it is old favourites. Under new management as of early 2013, the programme of the venue has become much more varied and improved with new events being announced every week!

Address: Albany Rd Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 3NS * Click on the address to launch google maps.