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Joe Ninety & The Leif Ericsson reunion gig
Posted: 14th May 2012
Tagged: Joe Ninety
A trio of Bombed Out Records bands and friends celebrate better days!
So, when Steve Hunter announced that he was moving with his family to Canada ideas started circulating amongst friends that maybe, just maybe, there should be a final Joe Ninety gig before he goes... Alas the notice was too short for our NYNS gig back in January but months later it’s finally happening...
If that wasn’t cause enough for celebration, just this week it’s been confirmed that The Leif Ericsson will also be reforming for the gig! Both bands toured together “back in the day” so it makes a bit of sense but some of us never even dreamed we’d see the Leif take to the stage again after they fizzled out years ago. Dave from that band is also moving away - to Australia in August - so again, it made a bit of sense that if it was going to happen it would need to be soon.
Add to this Steve’s other old band, The SWord (who also featured Matt from Dugong/The Brown Hound James Band), The Dauntless Elite and Bear Trade (ex-Blocko/The Mercury League/The Mingers) and you pretty much have the UK melodic punk gig of the year.
It all kicks off at The Packhorse, Leeds (where Joe Ninety played their first ever gig back in 1997) on the 15th June. I’ve not been this excited about a single gig for years! This is gonna be mint and I for one can’t wait!