The Glitter Band Plus Captain Sensible

17th December 2010

Location:  The Classic Grand, 18 Jamaica St, Glasgow

Tickets:  £14

After many years living under the cloud of Gary Glitter’s spectacular fall from grace, The Glitter Band are striking out and taking back the songs they performed, and that were the soundtrack to an entire generation.

Captain Sensible was born as Raymond Burns in Balham, London on 24 April 1954, moving to Croydon later on where he became interested in guitars.

His first steps on the ‘showbiz’ ladder were taken in a covers band called Oasis.  Sensible then joined Croydon legends the Johnny Moped band before co-founding punk rock band The Damned in 1976 on the suggestion of his work colleague Rat Scabies who had just become the band’s drummer.  Fulfilling a number of positions during his tenure (bassist, lead guitarist, keyboards) Sensible would eventually become one of the band’s main songwriters.  And how can we forget his signature headwear – “a red beret”.

The Glitter Band were the musicians who backed Gary Glitter on his hit records under the direction of the late great Mike Leander, and then went on to have a string of international Top 10 hits in their own right, including Angel Face, Goodbye My Love and Let’s Get Together Again.

After many years living under the cloud of Gary Glitter’s spectacular fall from grace, The Glitter Band are striking out and taking back the songs they performed on and that were the soundtrack to an entire generation.

Those songs will NOT be allowed to disappear into the mists of time because of the actions of one selfish individual. SHOUT IT LOUD AND SHOUT IT PROUD, HEYYYY!

Tickets are £14, available from www.tickets-scotland.com