a gig that will get your feet moving

The Gutter Brothers
The Gutter Brothers

The group once described by Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson as ‘The loudest skiffle band in history’ are to play at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath on Friday, November 15.

A Gutter Brothers gig is a joyous occasion – the infectious energy and enthusiasm of the band is guaranteed to get feet moving.

Larger than life frontman Tony Green with his gravelly New Orleans drawl adds a swampy southern feel to the genre hopping style of the material, from rock to funk to country to blues to ska, vividly animating the evocative and occasionally cartoon-esque lyrics.

The Gutter Brothers are best known in the UK for the soundtrack they provided for the Only Fools and Horses 1991 Christmas Special, Miami Twice, which included their unique cover of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s Summer in the City.

They were the first band to play live on MTV Europe in 1988 and toured the UK, Europe and the USA between 1988 and 1993 alongside bands such as Blondie, Jools Holland, Dr Feelgood, Steve Harley and many more, gaining them cult status and a large and devoted fan base.

The band split up in 1993 but the high level of interest prompted the band to reform, record a new album and continue performing.

The latest Album, named El Krusho, is available on all major download sites.

Doors open at The Fishpond at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 in advance from WeGot Tickets and £12 on the door. The Gutter Brothers will be on stage from 8pm.

n The Churchfitters will be in concert at Tansley Village Hall on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 pm.

The Brittany-based English folk trio went down a storm last season. The recipe for their lively shows includes a variety of unusual and home-made instruments, humour, and bags of toe-tapping fun.

Call the box office on 07748 545287.