PREVIEW: Punk at the Pavilion - Sham 69 hit Yorkshire coast with Whitby Pavilion gig on November 22
Punk icons Sham 69 will rock and roll back the years to celebrate and perform greatest hits and other songs from the era in Whitby.
BUY TICKETS: Punk at the Pavilion - Sham 69 is at Whitby Pavilion on Friday, November 22, doors 7pm and show from 7.30pm. Tickets are £18, plus booking fees - visit www.whitbypavilion.co.uk, call the ticket line on 01947 458899 or buy in person at Whitby Pavilion Box Office.
One of the foremost respected and most successful punk bands - formed 44 years ago in Hersham - Sham 69 went on to stack up five top 20 singles, including If the Kids Are United and Hurry Up Harry.
They performed on the BBC’s Top of the Pops and went on to appear in the rockumentary film, D.O.A.. The original unit broke up in 1979, with frontman Jimmy Pursey moving on to pursue a solo career.
In 1987, Pursey and guitarist David Parsons reformed the band, joined by a new line up. Although subsequently going through a number of line-up changes, Sham 69 remain active and are still playing gigs.
Sham 69 now hit the Pavilion in Whitby this Friday, November 22.
Original members including iconic singer Pursey will be playing a set list including their greatest hits and classic songs from the punk era.
They are enjoying something of a renaissance as their unique brand of punk and social comment is being heard by a new audience whilst older followers are keen to relive the great atmosphere the band create.
Sham 69 have a reputation for energetic performances with singalong classics, celebrating punk rock and all that catapulted the band to success in the 1970s. The band also include current songs in the set ensuring a mixed bag of what they describe as ‘up and at it’ music.