Tuesday 15 December, 2015
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Due to popular demand Fire Records & Earth Recordings have announced A THIRD SHOW on December 15th – celebrate Christmas with Wreckless Eric and Howard Eynon
Legendary British singer/songwriter Eric Goulden AKA Wreckless Eric returns to London for two intimate shows to perform his new album, joined by Anglo-Australian acid folk artist Howard Eynon. The event will be Howard’s first ever UK date and his first show in 40 years, promoting the 40th anniversary of his one and only record ‘So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam’
Doors at 7.30pm and tickets available here
Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat. Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first and some people can’t take it! Thirty seven years of touring has left him in good shape and now he’s coming to town.
“Wreckless Eric is a hero to all those of us who love a good kitchen sink drama set to music. He takes the strangeness in the everyday and sets it to song. Like Ray Davies, Kevin Ayers and Ian Dury, he is a truly great British songwriter” – Phil Alexander, editor in chief, MOJO magazine
“A sound that Joe Meek would have killed for” – Q Magazine
“Le Beat Group Electique…a blast of sonic honesty, soul-bearing poetry married to Alan Freed-approved rock ‘n’ roll” – Asbury Park Press
“…flashes of pre-stardom Beatles, Jonathan Richman, Syd Barrett, Bobby Fuller, and the stripped-down side of Robyn Hitchcock. But mostly it’s like Wreckless Eric” – The Vinyl District
Howard Eynon was born in the small market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire and then moved to Chichester. When he was eleven, his family moved to rural Tasmania. Settling on a dairy farm in the small town of Deloraine, Howard grew up milking cows, driving tractors, riding horses and blowing up tree stumps with gelignite and would often spend days on end in the bush without seeing another living soul.
Howard Eynon has only released one album so far in his career, the cult acid-folk classic ‘So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam’ (1974). Originally released on Basket/Candle Records, the album was out of print since the original pressing, and became one of the rarest and most sought after albums in the genre. In 2014 Earth Recordings reissued the record for the first time in 40 years, reaffirming its cult status among the acid-folk community.
“Truly unique and bizarre… one of the world’s most sought after acid-folk private presses” Vice/Noisey
“His Anglo-Australian twang gifting another level of weirdness.. Eynon displays his percussive Richie Havens-esque guitar talents to the full” Record Collector
“A startlingly diverse album, cohesive in its mystical vision” Under the Radar