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The Hard Toms Punk Tribute to Tom Jones & The Kensington Hillbillys Tribute To The Clash @ Linsmore!
This is going to be such a cool night at the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth) and it's definitely a night for Punk Rock fans! Friday September 23, Lets Get Punk'd at the Linsmore, as we are welcoming for the very first time, The Hard Toms and their Punk Rock Tribute to Tom Jones! Headlining the night, we are bringing back for the first time in over a year, The Kensington Hillbillys "The Crooked Beat" Tribute to The Clash! The buzz for this shows is outstanding and we guarantee it's going to be a really cool atmosphere in the Linsmore that night!
Opening Lets Get Punk'd night at the Linsmore Tavern are The Hard Toms who will be playing a high energy, punked up set-list of Welsh singer and legend Tom Jones! Tome Jones became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then, he has sung many forms of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul music and gospel – and sold over 100 million records. This is kind of ironic, as Tom Jones has dabbled into almost every style of music, except for punk rock, who The Hard Toms will absolutely entertain you with their cool variations of Tom Jones's classics! Tom Jones has had thirty-six Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and nineteen in the United States; some of his notable songs include "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "She's a Lady", "Kiss", and "Sex Bomb".
The band features: Chris LaBonte (guitar), Steve Whitehouse (bass and lead vocals), Chris Parkins (drums) and Raphaël Désilets (trumpet)
The Linsmore is so excited to welcome back one of Toronto's legendary bands, The Kensington Hillbillys who will be ready to rock and they are bringing their unique tribute called The Crooked Beat to Punk Rock legends, The Clash!
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and rockabilly. The Clash is one of the most influential bands ever and were definitely pioneers in Punk Rock! The Clash released 6 studio albums between 1977 and 1985, with many hit songs that are still being played today.
Early 2012 , Toronto's Kensington Hillbillys were invited back to Japan's largest rock festival " Fuji Rock ". Having performed at the festival the previous year, the band was well aware of the close relationship between The Clash and their Japanese fans and thought it would be a great idea to record an album of Clash covers. The resulting recording was called The Crooked Beat. The songs are arranged and performed in the unmistakable Kensington Hillbillys style. The band continues to perform shows as " The Crooked Beat "- their salute to the music of The Clash.
This is really going to be a special night and to see two top notch Tribute bands, Punk Rock fans and Tom Jones fans, you will be in for a real treat! Tickets are only $5 in advance, $10 at the door! Buy tickets at the bar or at www.linsmoretavern.com