Event Description

The band was formed by Neil Harris and Jimmy Pursey in 1975, alongside Albie Slider, Johnny Goodfornothing, and Billy Bostik. They performed live hits such as Borstal Breakout and Hey Little Rich Boy. Neil remained as guitarist until his untimely death four years ago. 

The line-up changed in 1977, after which they produced further hits, including Hurry Up Harry, Angels With Dirty Faces, and the anthem If The Kids Are United. 

Since then, the band has had many lineup changes, with the most notable being Jimmy Pursey’s sacking in 2006. He was immediately replaced by the now-vocalist Tim V.

Tim V’s reign saw him take the band from its lowest point to get it touring worldwide. With six successful albums sold, world tours, and major festivals, Tim has clocked up more shows than any previous lineup.

The band currently features Tim V, its longest-serving drummer, at 36 years behind the kit for SHAM 69, plus Ian Whitewood.

On lead guitar, we have Paul Brightman, who joined the band’s US Tour in 2016. Also included on base is Al Campbell, who joined in 2009 with a pristine pedigree in Punk. He draws on 13 years of serving UK SUBS and also plays with Marky Ramone, Jayne County, and the Electric Charis. 

Against all odds, the band has achieved in the past 4 years anthemic songs like Sing When Your Winning, making the charts both here in the UK and in Europe. Plus hits including Last Gang In London and, more recently, Sign Of The Times, being used in movies.

Unique…yes, of course, as the only UK Punk act to have toured China…unless you count WHAM in the Punk genre.

The band, who are praised for kicking ass on stage at a ripe old age, are dumbfounding audiences worldwide with their passion and total stage presence. 

So, this is SHAM 69 now. And though many have scoffed at their existence, they have soon come to regret it, having been overwhelmed by the power of their performance. 

Sham 69

Friday 6th September 2024
8:00 pm

£15 Advance Standing/Seated; £17 Door Standing/Seated