Pete Fij Terry Bickers
St Pauls, Worthing.
Unreserved Cabaret Seating & Standing allocation
This event is for over 14s only - No refunds will be issued for under 14s.
The release in 2014 of ‘Broken Heart Surgery’, the debut album from Pete Fij / Terry Bickers, was met with widespread acclaim as the two former Creation Records artists put their more indie-rock pasts (Adorable / Polak for Fij and House of Love / Levitation for Bickers) behind them to write a series of beautifully bruised songs of heartbreak and loss, that drew comparisons with Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, Richard Hawley & Johnny Cash.
The long awaited follow up, ‘We Are Millionaires’, released July 10th on Broadcast Recording, sees the duo still circling around a lake of melancholy, but there are signs that the two have their eyes on the horizon where maybe, just maybe, there might be an escape to a happier world. Whist Pete Fij (“The best lyricist since Jarvis Cocker last put pen to paper” The Independent) continues to display his fine gallows-style humour, Terry Bickers continues to remind just why he was labelled a “rock god” alongside Johnny Marr or Bernard Butler by the likes of the NME some 30 years ago with his sublime guitar playing, as he delicately picks out textures and tones, adding beauty and depth.
Pete says “It’s a home town show for me, so this will mean just that extra bit to me, and I hope we can show my Brightonian buddy Bickers that Worthing can give it’s noisy neighbour a run for it’s money. If I were designing a larger venue that would best suit our music, then St Paul’s would pretty much be the blueprint for it; the acoustics & atmosphere are second to none.”