Band Of Holy Joy play The Devil Has A Hold On The Land Gig/Event 27th May 2018 at Bones And Pearl London

The Band Of Holy Joy are on great live form at present and there is a chance to catch them when they head up a quality line-up at Bones And Pearl venue in London on 27th May 2018.

Following on from their well-received Funambulist We Love You album last year (a great review by Gus Ironside here), the band (led by charismatic singer Johny Brown) have been tearing it up on stage, the great new material slotting in perfectly with their classic songs.

A bit like what a North East born Vic Godard would be like fronting Dexys, which is one of my glib phrases I suppose, but it will give you the gist. I caught them in fine fettle supporting the Doctors Of Madness at the Lexington last year, a class act in all respects. Here’s them playing the track that gave this event its name….

This gig also features a stacked and talented supporting bill, with a DJ stint from the Subterraneans, plus performances/art from Ali Makiavelli, Howlround Versus Time Attendant, Mystery Cult No 2, Steph Horak, Hector Gannet, Anne Garner, Ben Con Cello Band and Coldlips. Phew….you are certainly going getting your money’s worth and it promises to be a great night. But you don’t need to hear anything more from me, here’s the organisers’ take….

The Devil Has A Hold On The Land is a bark in the night, a cry in the dark, a flowering of light in another room. It’s a protest of affairs, an initiation of transgression and a wanton birthday celebration, it is call to arms as entertainment. It has live musical performances by The Band Of Holy Joy, Howlround and others, an art happening by Mystery Cult No 2, an hour or two of disco balaeria from Ali Makievalli and much more from 6 to 2am over 2 floors of Bones and Pearl warehouse at 60 Markfield Road Tottenham on the bank holiday Sunday of May 27 costing ten pound admission fee, it may well give you the charge you’re looking for, it may give you the night of your life, it may well not, for The Devil Has A Hold On The Land, come hail louder and help break a few spells…

Doors are open at 6pm and the event runs onto 2am, ticket prices being £10 apiece and the wegottickets link is here.


Band Of Holy Joy are on Facebook here and a Tumblr page for the gig is here

Bones And Pearl’s venue Facebook page is here here

All words by Ian Canty (with thanks to Glenn Airey) – see his author profile here

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