PALE-faced synth rocker Gary Numan tees up a limited edition DVD featuring promo videos and TV footage from his 33-year-career with an O2 Academy shift tomorrow.
Just 3,000 copies of June’s Machine Music: The Best Of Gary Numan DVD will emerge, with the plane-loving muso road-tripping hits such as I Die You Die, We Are Glass and The Fall again.
The show follows a recent city visit from younger brother John Webb who received pro cycling treatment at Sheffield’s Claremont Sports Medicine and Performance Centre in preparation for his London to Brighton night ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The ride, the night after the gig, is a fitting tribute to Cedric Sharpley, Gary’s former drummer, recently claimed by a heart attack.
Crash-ing in on comeback
THE death of bassist Steve Dullaghan put The Primitives – the act behind the international indie hit Crash – back on stage after 17 years.
Now Tracy Tracy and gang return with Echoes And Rhymes, an album of covers of songs by obscure, female-fronted ’60s groups and artists such as Dana Gillespie, Polly Niles, Sandy Posey and Laura Ulmer.
The Primitives followed successful 1988 debut album Lovely with singles Really Stupid, Stop Killing Me and Crash, plus the albums Pure and Galore, before splitting in 1992. Their 2009 comeback gig led to a tour and an EP last year.
Opening their Doncaster Leopard show tomorrow is Cardiff pop act The School ahead of their new album and a Harley gig on June 11.
Lend Glenn a big hand
KITCHEN sink popsters Squeeze may be at Sheffield’s O2 Academy this December but band co-leader Glenn Tilbrook pays a solo visit to Plug tomorrow.
The man who, with writing partner Chris Difford, turned in global top 10 hits such as Cool For Cats and Up The Junction left in 1998, releasing solo albums Transatlantic Ping-Pong and Pandemonium Ensues.
Two of his band The Fluffers now star in a reunited Squeeze and Glenn’s gigs can be unconventional.
After work with Mike Peters’ cancer equipment-buying Love Hope Strength charity he trekked Everest and Kilimanjaro with other musos.