VILENTINE'S DAY - the Anti-Valentine's Day show. With Hank & The Wangford Bass Combo & special guest Brad Breath (Andy Roberts)
Hank & The Wangford Bass Combo & special guest Brad Breath (Andy Roberts)
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Hank Wangford is the grizzled Godfather of British Alt Country.
The Wangford Bass Combo features the Twin Basses of Spanner Robinson & Kevin Foster. Hank's pal Andy Roberts has a big old stash of broken hearted tunes.
Hank has spent a lifetime digging out nuggets from the dark underbelly of Country Music.
Vilentine's - dedicated to everyone who has been cheated on, twotimed, divorced and left in the lurch by a dodgy lover. Who better than Hank to cast a jaundiced eye on the sickly sweet sentimentality of Valentines Day.
Brad Breath brings his mellow Country baritone to his Glimpse of Gloom in the full Wangford assault on Valentine's.
Enough of the lovey dovey. More of the broken-hearted.
Out with the hearts and roses. In with being dumped and disillusioned.
This is where Country comes in.
If Daniel O'Donnell is the brightly scrubbed face of British country music then Hank Wangford is its guilty conscience, its dark and troubled grubby soul. Hank has picked at the miserable underbelly of country music for twenty eight years, inspiring others like Billy Bragg, The The, The Alabama Three and other alt.country musicians.
He has spread the word with his two ground breaking television series, Britain’s first on Country music, "Big Big Country" and "The A to Z of C&W" and his books "Lost Cowboys" and "Hank Wangford Vol 3 The Middle Years".