Liverpool’s The Wicked Whispers have pulled a lot out of the bag during their first year. Besides doing two UK tours, releasing their debut EP on limited 10” vinyl (now goldust!), playing a series of festivals and building a loyal following leading up to their Liverpool and London EP launch shows this summer the band also put on their own event called ‘The Butterfly’s Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast’ at The Static Gallery in their hometown of Liverpool.
The night was their first official show and drew a large amount of attention. It was the official unveiling for The Wicked Whispers with the addition of special guests dressed up inside a very elaborate evening of ’60s West Coast inspired pyschedelia. Taking to the stage The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown gave a legendary performance along with aa hand picked selection of local talent in support from El Toro and Eve Petersen (Ex - The Little Flames). Will Sergeant (Echo & The Bunnymen) was on DJ duties whilst visual delights were provided by Howard Be Thy Name (artist, performer and projectionist). The evening was compared by BBC introducing’s Dave Monks topping off a sell out success and offering something a little different to Liverpool’s gig goers.
Almost 12 months on, the band are planning another event and have put together something really special indeed.
This years line-up includes:
THE MAGIC BAND
THE WICKED WHISPERS
THE LUCID DREAM
VISUAL LIGHTSHOW : TOWYN ROBERTS (THE GRATEFUL DEAD/SHACK/THE CORAL)
DJ : PYSCHEDELIC SOUNDS FROM EDGAR ‘SUMMERTYME’ JONES (THE STAIRS/THE JONES’S/FREE PEACE)
COMPARE : DAVE MONKS (BBC INTRODUCING)
Tickets are £17.50 and go on sale MONDAY 1ST AUGUST 2011 VIA www.tickline.com