Vinny Peculiar w/ Common Hall
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Vinny Peculiar‘s band play The Castle Hotel feat songs from ‘Silver Meadows’ & ‘How I Learned to Love the Freaks’ Manchester’s’
Common Hall opens the night.
Vinny Peculiar aka Alan Wilkes, grew up in Worcestershire and trained as a nurse before signing to Manchester cult label Ugly Man records [former home to Elbow]. He’s since put out thirteen albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty-year career and has regularly toured band, solo and duo shows.
Variously described as – ‘an under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT] – ‘a warm-hearted Morrissey’ [Q Magazine] and ‘the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough’ [Irish Times] previous work associations include Bill Drummond [KLF] and his various bands have included ex members of The Smiths, OASIS, Aztec Camera & The Fall. He’s also written toured and recorded as Parlour Flames, the band he formed in 2013 with ex OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead.
New album How I Learned to Love the Freaks drops Sept 2023
Press notes n quotes….
‘Wilkes is also one of those few songwriters that can wring genuine smiles and pathos out of ordinary memories’ IRISH TIMES
Part Pulp, part Kinks, and very much part Peculiar, this is observational, punk-tinged songwriting at its best. HOT PRESS
Wildly witty with abject sadness and pathos in swathes, like a warm-hearted Morrissey no less’ INDEPENDENT
‘The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and poet Roger McGough and some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Wreckless Eric’ WORD MAGAZINE