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Grant Sharkey – Rational Front
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5.80
TAPE are very excited about the return of the incredible GRANT SHARKEY. The double bass playing, singing song-writing organism based in the south of the UK is on a mission to release an album every 6 months for 20 years, he is uncompromising in his subject choice. 2015’s album ‘5/40: GOON’ was a musical about the life-cycle of a Nigel Farage. ‘6/40: Ignoramus’ saw Grant set up his own nation. ‘7/40: Hot Lumps!’ focused on Climate Change, the COP21 Paris Accord and war. ‘8/40: All The Rage’ was a specific album focused after the EU Referendum at the nonsense coming out of the tabloid newspapers – in this case, writing the well-hidden private London address of Rupert Murdoch in to the lyrics of each song and distributing it whilst on tour. He is known for songs such as ‘I’m Sorry To Hear You’re A Racist’, ‘The Clown’, ‘URSS!’ and ‘Uncle Twinklefingers’ (about the Murdoch press).
With a live show that engages, enrages and delights audience, in the last year Grant has given a TEDx Talk, opened for Mike Watt (minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges), Mr. B. The Gentleman Rhymer, Dodgy, Nick Harper, and Andrew O’Neill (comedian). As well as completing two nation-wide tours (in his Smart car), totalling 150 shows last year. RADICAL YOU! (vol.1) will be supported by a 50+ date tour (some supporting The Lounge Kittens from April-August 2017, taking in house shows, venues, punk dives, cabarets and Glastonbury Festival.