The Small Fakers (a tribute to The Small Faces)

THE SMALL FAKERS (A TRIBUTE TO THE SMALL FACES) at The Fleece Fri 28 June 2019 from 07:00 pm

The journey started around the time of the 2006 Small Faces convention where Matt got up and did a few numbers with the band 'Dan's People' - Dan being their drummer. The idea was now firmly planted in Matt's mind and started to grow. Dan knew 'Ronnie-a-like' Neil after standing in on drums for his band 'The DB5's' and Matt had previously been in an originals band with Jon 'Hammond' Gray, so they didn't have to look far for the right organ grinder!

After getting ourselves together, we rehearsed hard and in February 2007 we did our first gig and launch party in London's 229 The Venue. We got some great reviews and feedback which left us with a positive afterglow and a good stepping stone to the future of the Small Fakers.

In 2009, Mr Dean Rees climbed aboard the Fakers bus as our new master of the Hammond organ. Jon still joins the band on tour when they play their Ogdens Nut Gone Flake shows, playing backup keyboards and looking after the visuals.

We have been joined on stage (or did we join them?) at various times by Small Faces, The Who & The Faces drummer Kenney Jones, original Small Faces organist Jimmy Winston, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, 60's session guitarist Graham Dee & 60's blues & soul vocalist Chris Farlowe and performed a selection of tracks live on Brighton Beach with the cast of the musical All Or Nothing.

Highlights for us so far include playing at the Isle of Wight Festival, Carnaby Street Small Faces plaque unveiling, the Small Faces Conventions, Butlins(!), meeting many of the Marriott family, playing at Stan Lane's birthday, as well as meeting some top people: John Hellier, Val Weedon, Stan Lane and Mick Taylor who have helped us along the way.

Notes: All Ages (under 16s must be with an adult)
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Tickets: £15.50  

 

The Fleece, 12 St Thomas St, Bristol, BS1 6JJ.

Unless otherwise stated this is an all ages venue (under 16s must be accompanied by a adult)

Since The Blue Aeroplanes acquired The Fleece in May 2010 it has been rescued from eternal damnation as a "once great" and turned into "one of the best venues in the UK"

Relaxed atmosphere, a massive bar that is never more than 2 deep and an outside smoking/drinking/chatting area. Towns with huge arenas and stadiums would probably kill to have a venue like the Fleece in their midst.

There was a time when we'd have said the days of seeing a big band in such a small venue are gone but the hard work put in by the Aeroplanes coupled with the prestige that surrounds The Fleece means that those days are well and truly back.

A massive refurbishment at the start of 2013 means the venue can now claim to have "luxurious" toilets (at least in live music venue terms!)

With the demolition of the main entrance lobby and the installation of larger toilets the capacity has now increased from 330 to 450.
Despite being a national touring circuit venue, The Fleece regularly books local bands. If you'd like a gig email gigs@thefleece.co.uk for more details.

It is possible to buy E-Tickets for this event. This means they will not be posted to you. Instead, you just log in to your account, find the event in your orders. Click "View" and print the 'ticket' on an A4. You will need a printer connected to your computer as you MUST produce this on arrival at The Fleece, where it will be scanned or matched to the Box Office list

Unless otherwise stated Door time is 7.30pm

 

Address: 12 St Thomas St, Bristol * Click on the address to launch google maps.