Stop Ecocide: Pretty Things’ Phil May and Dick Taylor

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Venue: The Stroud Subscription Rooms


Date:Fri 25 Oct 2019

Price: £21.50

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With special guests Arthur Brown, The Grimshaws and Rupert Brown
Legendary 60s rock band The Pretty Things were revered by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, and are said to be the first people to hear Sgt Pepper when the Beatles recorded next door to them at Abbey Road.

Although the band The Pretty Things performed their last fully electric gig at the O2 Indigo room with guest stars Van Morrison, David Gilmour and Bill Nighy in 2018, lead singer Phil May and guitarist and founding member Dick Taylor are still performing.

For this show Phil and Dick are teaming up with the equally legendary Arthur Brown whose hit single “Fire” sold over one million copies when it was released in 1968.

During live performances and in the black and white promotional television clip, Brown performed the song wearing a burning helmet.

They will be joined by the hugely talented team of JC and Angelina Grimshaw plus session drummer extraordinaire Rupert Brown.
This line-up brought the house down at last year’s “All Wight Now” fest, which was a celebration of fifty years of The Isle of Wight Festival. They are expected to do the same for this very special Stroud gig.

It will be an evening of rootsy blues, British R&B, psychedelia and mayhem – not to be missed!

This magical concert has been arranged by the publishers of Ecolibrium Now, a beautiful anthology of art, photography and poetry by Stroud folk, as well as ecology articles from thought leaders including Jonathon Porritt and the late Polly Higgins.
The event will raise awareness and funds for the Stop Ecocide: Change The Law campaign (https:www.stopecocide.earth) which was launched in Stroud in 2017 by Polly Higgins, earth lawyer and visionary.

Polly dedicated her life to creating an International Law of Ecocide to protect the earth from ecosystem destruction. The Stop Ecocide team are now collaborating with Stroud Town Council for Stroud to become the first Earth Protector town

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