Performing: The Undertones
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
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The Undertones emerged from Derry in Northern Ireland in the whole punk, boom of 1977. The line up featured John & Damian O’Neill, Michael Bradley, Billy Doherty and Feargal Sharkey.
It wasn’t until 1978 that their pop fizz bombs were finally preserved on vinyl, with the classic debut single ‘Teenage Kicks’, The song so enamoured influential Radio One DJ John Peel that he announced it to be his ‘favourite record of all time’, and played the single incessantly. "Teenage Kicks" has subsequently come to be considered one of the best rock songs of all time.
The Undertones shared a musical commonality with The Ramones and Buzzcocks, wherein their songs were distilled to an addictive core, but still finding time for lyrical invention and musical flair.
The band earned a reputation as a ‘singles’ act par excellence, with cracking 45s such as "Here Comes The Summer’, 'Jimmy Jimmy', 'Julie Ocean', 'It's going to happen' ‘You’ve Got My Number (Why Don't Use It)’, and ‘My Perfect Cousin’.