20-20s were subject of a scramble

COLIN WILSON British rock band the 22-20s who have been described as “unquestionably the most exciting rock'n'roll rumble since the Gallaghers”, bring their UK tour to the Waterfront, Norwich, on Monday, October 25.

COLIN WILSON

British rock band the 22-20s – Martin Trimble (guitar/vocals), Glen Bartup (bass), James Irving (drums) and Charly Coombes (keyboards) – who have been described as “unquestionably the most exciting rock'n'roll rumble since the Gallaghers”, bring their UK tour to the Waterfront, Norwich, on Monday, October 25.

The 22-20s had yet to release a note when, in the middle of last year, word of their lacerating live shows reached the ear of Heavenly Records. In one of those unseemly scrambles for signatures the record industry thrives upon, the 22-20s rapidly became the subject of one of the biggest A&R scambles in living memory.

Earlier this year the band enjoyed success with the top 30 singles, Shoot Your Gun and 22-Days – both songs appear on the band's new studio album, 22-20s, which was released in September. The album looks set to raise the bar further with its dose of formidable, atomic-powered, soulful rock and roll.

Main support comes from Dublin girl Cathy Davey who will be showcasing songs from her debut album Something Ilk. The album features Cathy's new single Cold Man's Nightmare which is fast becoming a live favourite at Davey's recent UK dates with Supergrass.Nineteen-year-old troubadour Willy Mason hailing from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, will open the evening. Newly signed to Virgin Records, Willy releases his debut EP, Hard Hand to Hold on November 15. His debut album, Where the Humans Eat will be released in early 2005.

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at £7 in advance are available in Norwich from UEA Union, Waterfront, Soundclash and HMV. Credit card bookings: 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

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