Autobiography launch tour
The Humdrum Express Ian Passey presents... Songs, poems, hats and glasses... He's released four albums of anger, passion and wit (All Aboard, Little Victories, Elevation Of Trivia and Clone Town Blues). Live work has included gigs with Half Man Half Biscuit, John Cooper Clarke, Bob Mould, The Wedding Present, Hugh Cornwell, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls, Chas 'n' Dave, John Otway, Vic Godard & The Subway Sect and The Wombats. Recent singles Festival At Home and Cryptic Self Pity have both been championed by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6music drive time show. This show is FREE TO GET IN
MeMe Detroit and her band will once again be storming the stage to perform songs from the forthcoming debut album "Live to love you'll love to live" at The Civic centre, Stourport. Debut single "Stand up you're living", released on SoulRock Central records, is now available for download and with rave preview reviews of the forthcoming album coming in thick and fast, this show is not one to be missed. "With her dulcet tones and catchy riff driven melodies, Singer/guitarist/songwriter, MeMe Detroit will ease any worries whilst leaving you feeling ever so slightly dirty."
Admission £6 on the door
All-day fundraiser for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Sounds Like: Billy Bragg, John Cooper Clarke, Half Man Half Biscuit, Television Personalities
Bio: The Humdrum Express is the musical vehicle for Kidderminster based singer/songwriter Ian Passey.
Up-tempo exasperation, poetic put-downs and bitter-sweet tales of delusion.
He's released four full albums (All Aboard, Little Victories, Elevation Of Trivia and Clone Town Blues).
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“A Birmingham ex-pat now based in Kidderminster, amusingly tagged as an ‘insensitive singer/songwriter proffering up-tempo exasperation, poetic put-downs and bitter-sweet tales of delusion, Ian Passey (above) fronts (indeed, is) THE HUMDRUM EXPRESS. Working with multi-instrumentalist/producer Mick Lown, he’s just self-released his third album, (Failed Escapes From The) Clone Town Blues, described in the press release as ‘a mix of wit, social commentary, bandy legs and glasses’ with subjects that include depressing urban homogeneity (Clone Town Blues), unsigned band rivalry (Roll Out The Red Carpet), the seemingly irreversible trend of media-interactivity, a musical essay on modern football (Fans Lost Forever), depressing 80s band reunions (Back In The Day) and, on Give It A Whirl, the tragic death of Michael Lush who, some may recall, died in 1986 while rehearsing a bungee jump for the Late Late Breakfast Show. ”