Saturday, October 24, 2015

Punk Rock and Roll Art Show - Underdog Art Gallery - Opening Party 17 October 2015

 So here we are having a great time at the Opening of The PUNK ROCK AND ROLL ART SHOW  curated  by MARTIN STACEY who plays in a band called the BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS...

 Gaye Black (Adverts)
There were paintings, sound sculptures, illustrations, photographs and dreamy spooky collages by musicians whose roots are British Punk Rock...

The atmosphere was full of joy and laughter .... old friends reuniting ... remembering old friends (and venues) gone before us ... spirit of DIY, colourful hair, great outfits ... a spirit of caring (especially for what's going on in Denmark Street) ....

 Before we go to the video tape of the LIVE MUSIC and DANCING section... Let's have a look around.

I asked Chris Musto and Glen Matlock to give us a picture: 

Jane Palm-Gold's illustrations of London:
Sex Pistols at rehersal

Jane Palm Gold 


Sarah Pink and friend

Chris Spicer  and Susanne
looking at the Ray Lowry
 work by Taurus Trakker Drummer Alison and Singer Martin
Taurus Tarkker

Taurus Trakker
Steve Jowe was there from Rude Mechanicals, before he went off to play some Halloween gigs with his other band in Atlanta, Georgia
Steve Jowe from Rude Mechanicals

Jane, Fiona, Gary and Henri

Artist Paul Slack (UK SUBS) Charlie Harper also exhibited (not shown)
Chris Bashford

Chris Bashford
fabulous painter

There was also work by John Taylor (Ultravox), Charles Chaos (The Jerks), Neil Gabbitas (THE REBELLES currently - make sure you see this band if you can) - His photograph sales include a donation to the Air Ambulance;  Andy Last (Witchdoktors), Joni Belaruski (The Great Malarkey), David J Deaves (Queen B), Gordon McHag III (Subway Gallery), Sarah Pink, Andi Bone, Sunny Warrington, Nicky Tesco.

Not sure who the fuck painted this one or what the fuck it was called...

.... it matched Spizz's outfit
Spizz (photo by Spizz)

The DU pitched his kit stage left in front of the glittering panels by artist Gerry Laffy's (from a band called Girl) and played some groovy tunes


Gerry Laffy

Allegra took the stage and sang, accompanying herself playing the harp:

THEN THE ACTION MEN took the stage

To our JOY the Action Men took off their Monkey Masks and put on white coats and danced AGAIN!

Followed by SpizzEnergi - in his shiny shiny boots and dazzling home-made shirt and flashing teeth - yes teeth! - performing as a two-piece with guitarist Luca Comencini.

Henry Scott-Irvine took the microphone and reminded us about the awful situation on Denmark Street - London W1 - our town's Tin Pan Alley - where the Stones rehearsed, where David Bowie hung out, where the Sex Pistols rehearsed, where you get your guitar and drum kit, where the 12 Bar used to be and where the leases all have got shortened clauses now cuz developers want to move in and flatten the lot - GRRRRR -   

The Bermondsey Joyriders had something to say about that:

   Underdog Art Gallery Underneath ARCH 6 on Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, SE1 3JW

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