It's All Kicking Off Tour
The band was formed in 1975, and original founding member and guitarist Neil Harris – who formed the band with Jimmy Pursey – remained in this lineup, until his untimely death this 4 years ago. Neil, along with the other original members Albie Slider, Johnny Goodfornothing and Billy Bostik, performed live with such hits as Borstal Breakout and Hey Little Rich Boy prior to the band’s second lineup change in late 1977, and went on to have others such as Hurry Up Harry, Angels with Dirty Faces and the anthem If the Kids are United.
The band had many lineup changes but the most notable was Jimmy Pursey’s departure following his sacking in 2006, in which he was immediately replaced by the now vocalist Tim V, who took the band from its lowest point to get it touring worldwide with six successful selling albums along with World Tours and major festivals…and he has clocked up more shows than any other previous lineup. The band currently features along with Tim V, the bands longest-serving drummer at 36 years behind the kit for SHAM 69.. Ian Whitewood. Unique…yes of course as the only UK Punk act to have toured China…unless you count WHAM in the Punk genre.
On Lead Guitar we have Paul Brightman, who joined for the band’s US Tour in 2016 and on Bass Al Campbell who joined the band in 2009, and has a pristine pedigree in Punk after serving 13 years with UK SUBS and playing with both Marky Ramone and Jayne County and the Electric Chairs.
Now with such anthemic like songs as Sing When You’re Winning making the charts both here in the UK and Europe and other songs in the last four years such as Last gang in London and more recently Sign of the Times being used in movies, the band who are praised for kicking arse onstage are dumbfounding audiences worldwide with their passion and total stage presence.
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FACEBOOK: SHAM 69 TIM V
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