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Rock 'n' Roll
The Wave Pictures are strange: an indie rock band with absolutely no indie rock influences. For years, all we’ve listened to has been the classic blues and rock and roll of America in the 50s and 60s. And yet, we’re always disliked those retro acts who slavishly copy the look and the sound, the haircuts and the fonts of the past, but miss the unfettered spirit of the music they love. We have a style of our own already, the way your eyes have a colour. We don’t want to be a blues band. But the blues is there, at the invisible core of everything we do. We love it.
You see, these days the kids like their music to be made by machines, even when it pretends otherwise. The kids don’t seem to fear the machines (as I do, having been so profoundly affected at a young age by the first two Terminator movies) and so they happily switch on their computers and listen to robots singing. Well, one day those robots will rise up and kill us all. Listen instead, kids, to The Wave Pictures, the band that will someday soundtrack the resistance. We are the real thing, you know. The only reason the press haven’t noticed is that they are besotted with the machine music of robots, too. Ah, but no robot could swing the way Franic Rozycki swings his tugboat bass on a mighty blues-rock anthem such as “Now I Want To Hoover My Brain Clean” or “Panama Hat”, which will not sound right until it is heard crackling through a broken radio in a burned out basement after the robot apocalypse, a last little sign of human life on earth. The resistance starts here.
Bar & Live Music Venue
On Friday & Saturday nights, Clarks buzzes with a vibrant party atmosphere and live music from the area's best pop & rock cover bands followed by our resident DJ until 2:15 am.
It's the perfect venue for an informal party with areas to reserve for celebrations and gatherings of all sorts & sizes, from hen nights to birthdays to retirements to reunions. If you want the place to yourself, Clarks can also be hired for private functions and events.
Away from Friday and Saturday, the renowned Sunday Song Club is an intimate and lively acoustic night with a blend of invited guests and open mic - a great way to wind down the weekend. Midweek, Clarks also plays host to an eclectic range of gigs from established and emerging artists both touring and local.
The drinks range reflects modern trends with cocktails, gins & craft beers to the fore while the kitchen serves great value pub food with an emphasis on chef's own recipes.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.