Healthy Junkies + The Systematics + Support Healthy Junkies Parisian Lead singer Nina Courson met British guitarist Phil Honey-Jones in 2009 in the venue Punk in Soho, both of them were in separate bands at the time. Before long sparks were flying and songs began flowing, the shared influences of the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, The Doors, Blondie, Killing Joke and Sonic Youth playing a big part in the direction of the music. Inspiration has come from far and wide and lyrically the lines between autobiographical and fiction are blurred and merged. I suppose if there was a specific aim it would be to capture and bottle the essence of certain music from the past and release it kicking and screaming into the now. Phil and Nina were soon joined by Adam Lewis on drums, who recorded the first 2 singles then left to be replaced by Steve Nightmare. Tjay Tarantino joined on Bass guitar. They played their first gig together at an all day punk festival in Brighton in September 2010. Since then the band have played many gigs all over the U.K. including headlining the new band stage at Rebellion punk festival in August 2012 and supporting the legendary Walter Lure in London, which they supported again in August 2013. 2013 started off quite well as HEALTHY JUNKIES signed to STP Records for the release of their second album "The Lost Refuge" that came out in August 2013, the launch party being at Rebellion Festivals in August, and they had a change of line up, joined by Danny Fury (Lords of the New Church, Sham69) on drums and Dave Renegade on bass. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Healthy-Junkies/128020360589230 The Systematics George met Roxanne when studying English Literature in Marple, bonded over a love of Cider and The New York Dolls. It was then when they decided to start a rock and roll band. Met Mark when he answered an add for a stunt guitarist posted in Johnny Roadhouse and Gaz followed when he moved the flat below Roxanne. https://www.facebook.com/TheSystematics LittleCrazy Littlecrazy was formed in 2010 by Jamz Pringle and Daz Rodgers who were reunited school friends. The Band has been through various line-up changes but each time the level of the band has gone on to greater heights. Now - in 2013, Littlecrazy has many goals and with the dedication and talent of the new band line up they will achieve them. Jamz - Ambitious and talented songwriter/guitarist with a flair for making the impossible possible. He is the vision that is Littlecrazy. Daz - Ear bashing drummer with an eye for perfection and precision. Roxi - Little lady with a big pair of lungs. She has an edgy and powerful voice and also delivers her own brand of sass to the stage. DNO - The true Rockstar of the band who has the passion and drive to make the guitar come alive on stage before your eyes. Smurf - The music-hungry Bass player who thrives on everything that is Littlecrazy. He brings his own flamboyant Bass playing style to the band that completes the Littlecrazy sound. Already this year, Littlecrazy has headlined the main stage of Sheffield 02 Academy with an audience of 1200; and following on from the success of that gig, played at the Motorpoint arena for the Sheffield Steelers entertainment breaks to a crowd of 8000. This gig was filmed for their new Demo video, ‘So Why’ - with the Sheffield Steelers. Doors 8pm Show 9.30pm £4 adv / £5 otd Tickets available www.penelopes.info
Were playing 12.30pm -1pm
The Systematics are supporting The Black and Reds
Label: Red Zephyr Records
Bio: THE SYSTEMATICS are a girl fronted rock and roll band from Manchester, recently been getting air play on BBC Introducing and been out supporting legends The Buzzcocks. They have also had their track ‘Beat up my brow’ featured on Man City Football Club’s Citybeats music mixing App.
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