One of the great guitar players from the punk generation, Derwood, from Generation X (and the great lost band Empire – really influential on Stone Roses, Fugazi and DC hardcore- we did a feature on them in Louder Than War here )returns for his first UK tour for 20 years.

Derwood will be touring with Sean & Zander who toured as main support to Mark Lanegan on his European tour earlier in the year.

Here’s a link to Derwood playing Killed A Man from his album Tone Poet Vol II at his home in the Californian Desert:

Sean & Zander

Derwood Andrews

May/June 2015 Irish/UK Tour


Thrs 28 UK Dublin “Greenroom” @ The Academy

Fri 29 UK Derry Sandinos

Sat 30 UK Belfast McHughs Basement Bar

Sun 31 IE Myrtleville Pine Lodge


Mon 1 IE Cork BDSM

Wed 3 UK London Blues Kitchen (Camden)

Thrs 4 UK Cardiff The Full Moon

Fri 5 UK Southend The Railway Hotel

Sat 6 UK Euston Red Rooster Festival

Sun 7 UK Leicester The Musician

Tues 9 UK Newcastle Cluny 2

Wed 10 UK Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s

Thrs 11 UK Glasgow Broadcast

Fri 12 UK Manchester Night & Day

NTSOBC is delighted to announce a very special double headlining bill with Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss + UK legend Derwood Andrews. Despite their impeccable punk rock credentials-(Xander played with Joe Strummer, The Circle Jerks & The Weirdos , Sean with Throw Rag and Derwood with Generation X) the vibe is roots music baked in the Californian desert where they all live-They’re part of same desert scene that spawned Josh Homme, QoTSA, Mark Langegan, Desert Session, Eagles of Death Metal etc.

These shows will be the first time that Derwood has played in the UK & Ireland for 20 years and the welcome return for Sean & Zander following their European tour with their pal Mark Lanegan earlier in the year. Sean & Zander play as a duo and Derwood will play solo.

Derwood Andrews

Derwood Andrews is the original teenage hotshot guitarist who played in Generation X 1977-79 (the 17 year old Jimi Hendrix of the 1977 London punk scene!) and on their first two classic albums. After leaving Gen X Derwood formed Empire who are now credited with inventing Emo (Ian McKaye from Fugazi and Henry Rollins cite Expensive Sound by Empire as being a huge influence on the post hardcore US movement that morphed into Emo). Following Empire, Derwood formed Westworld and became a pop star on the back of their world wide hit Sonic Boom Boy. Derwood then turned his back on the mainstream music industry and moved out to the Californian Desert to play acoustic-electro country blues inspired by the desert environment.

Sean Wheeler

& Zander Schloss

Based on the resumes of vocalist Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) and multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, the Weirdos, Joe Strummer), you’d expect a rambunctious sound emanating from the Legendary Duo, but you’d be wrong. The two-piece play a hybrid of folk, country, pop, ragtime, bluegrass and gospel that includes all the frenzied energy and spirit of the duo’s aforementioned bands, but is executed with a soulful dash of Americana charm not often heard west of the Mississippi.

Sean & Zander on You Tube

Sean & Zander website & social media

This tour will be Derwood’s first show will be playing his first UK shows in 20 years in June……Check out this video for Killed A Man from his brilliant new album Tone Poet Volume II…..

For more background on Derwood and a great review of Tone Poet II go to…. and

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