The Downliners Sect Tickets

100 Club, London
Thursday 19th Mar 2020 7:30pm
Maximum of 6 tickets
Over 18s only

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AGMP presents
DOWNLINERS SECT
+ special guests: THE MASONICS
+ support: THE FALLEN LEAVES
+ DJ: Lee Grimshaw
‘We were quite influenced by the Downliners Sect’ - David Bowie

‘The first British R&B I heard was the Downliners Sect. I heard the Pretty Things later but the Downliners Sect were IT’ - Van Morrison

Contemporaries of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, the Downliners Sect was formed by deerstalker-hatted rhythm guitarist Don Craine in the spring of 1963. Their brash and exciting brand of R&B soon gained them a residency at London’s Studio 51club where they recorded their first E.P. ‘At Nite in Great Newport Street’, now a rare collectors’ item. A version of Jimmy Reed’s ‘Baby What’s Wrong’ became the unit’s first single for EMI and entered the charts in its first week of release. This was followed by ‘Little Egypt’ which brought international interest and took the band into the Swedish top 10.

The group went on to record many classic R&B singles as well as three albums, ‘The Sect’, ‘The Country Sect’ and ‘The Rock Sects In’ which is notable for the inclusion of ‘Why Don’t You Smile Now’ which was part-composed by Lou Reed and John Cale prior to their founding of The Velvet Underground. A ghoulish E.P. ‘The Sect Sing Sick Songs’ also gained them much notoriety and a blanket radio ban. After the release of the Graham Gouldman penned ‘Cost of Living’, a one-off Pye single ‘I Can’t Get Away From You’ the group disbanded.

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100 Oxford St
London
UK
W1D1LL

Venue age restrictions:

Over 18s only

Bus routes that stop directly outside the Club are:
7, 8, 25, 55, 98, 176 and N8, N25, N176, N207

Buses that stop 30 metres away are: 10, 73, N73.

Nearest Tubes are:

Tottenham Court Road ( Central & Northern Lines)

Oxford Circus ( Central, Victoria & Bakerloo Lines)

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