The Pretty Things live at Strings Bar & Venue
Strings Bar & Venue, Newport.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
After more than 45 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging
force in rock and roll. Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished
energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans,
whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base.
Their career is a tribute to righteous, unswerving convictions, always chosen over a quick buck. It is
no surprise that guitarist Dick Taylor chose to leave The Rolling Stones, which he had formed with
Mick & Keith, to pursue a more raw level of energy with The Pretty Things. And they still retain that
energy, as befits one of this country’s most exciting live acts, whilst their recordings and song-writing
maintain the same levels of inspiration and innovation that were set back in 1964, with the world’s
first and best ever “Garage” anthem – “Rosalyn”.
Under-rated and often overlooked, The Pretty Things have had a seminal influence on rock music,
which is more far-reaching than any casual observation would suggest, and their career is littered
with many groundbreaking “firsts” - most of which are not universally known or recognised. Their
diverse and unexpected history has spawned countless imitators, many of whom have seen greater
commercial success than their heroes, but The Pretty Things remain the original and the best.