Richard Strange presents An Accent Waiting to Happen
A once in a lifetime chance to see an extraordinary man.
Since his proto-punk rock band The Doctors of Madness Richard Strange was first unleashed on an uncomprehending public in 1975 (the band was supported by the Sex Pistols, The Jam and Joy Division). He has been a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London’s cultural life.
Now comes his solo show An Accent Waiting To Happen.
Internationally renowned and currently in Japan, Richard is looking forward to performing
in Hull for the first time during Hull’s year as City of Culture.
Supported by Rich and Lou’s Loudhailer.
Expect a hi-energy acoustic set from Loudhailer Electric Company’s Rich and Lou – songs of road trips, movies and Sci-Fi.
What they say about Richard Strange:
Paul Morley (Broadcaster): “In my Version of Rock History, Richard Strange looms a lot larger than Pete Townsend”
Joe Elliott (Musician, Def Leppard): “The Doctors of Madness were the best! Blue hair, sequinned eyelids, a guitar that spelled out “KID”, space-age vaudeville that tipped this 16-year old kid over the edge! One of the most original songwriters & performers of my generation.”
James Nesbitt (Actor): “12 years after first meeting him, just thinking about Richard still reduces me to a state of near hysteria…and terror. He restores one’s faith in the ability of the human spirit to soar.”
Vic Reeves (Comedian) “If you have never heard (Richard Strange’s band) the Doctors of Madness, you should. Musically they are the Velvet Underground, New York Dolls with shades of glam, hippie, prog and punk all rolled into one, yet are still totally original. Vastly underrated, they should have been huge. Pure genius.”
Adrian Dannatt (Critic): “Strange must surely be the funniest man in London…It is impossible to spend any time within his looming majesty without being engulfed in gales of health-inducing mirth and a sense of fraternal bohemian bonhomie long lost to our ambitious and crassly commercial times.”
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Doctors of Madness