Something to look forward to

THE Shambles will be strutting their stuff in the latest music night at Matlock’s TwentyTen venue on Friday, March 4.

This is a fluid but talented collective of talented musicians who will be working the crowd up into a frenzy with the selection of knockout material.

On Saturday, March 5, the venue on Dale Road welcomes local band The Something? Andy and Leigh Page, formerly of Darley Dale rock outfit Glisten, teamed up with drummer Pete Grant and bassist Jamie Uphill to form The Something?; an indie band with attitude. With original drummer Pete moving to London in 2008, the band have recruited sticksman Jonathan “Smithy” Smith, formerly of Pressure fame.

Their first gig was played to a packed house at Darley Dale’s Square and Compass, where the crowd saw an explosive two-hour set comprising original songs penned by Andy, interspersed with a careful selection of some of the finest indie rock numbers from the last 20 years.

In June 2008, they recorded their first CD, a three-track, self-titled EP of original material containing the fan-favourite anthem You Just Might Shine. The Something? gigged extensively over the summer, returning by popular demand to Matlock’s Rendezvous and appearing at the successful Midfest in June.

In May 2009, they recorded their second CD titled This Borrowed Blue EP, featuring live favourites After Everything, Silver and, of course, This Borrowed Blue. They also managed to sneak a quick blast through of Iggy Pop’s The Passenger.

They have scheduled summer gigs for Mychoone Fest, Birchover Carnival and Andy has a solo spot at Y-Not Fest to look forward to.