The Wave Pictures
The Wave Pictures
Entry Requirements: All Ages
Oh it's been long enough now....The Wavies return to Ramsgate once again!
They are undoubtedly the ‘Don’s’ of the Music Hall, having played here more than any other band in our short history. The Wave Pictures bring unbridled joy to their performances as well as a true connection with the audience, anchored by startling musicianship and raw energy.
“Dreamlike, bluesy and unique" - The Guardian
Twenty years after forming in Wymeswold, Leicestershire as teenagers, The Wave Pictures have gone on to be one of the UK’s most prolific and beloved bands. Fond of classic rock, jazz and blues, they are also one of the most accomplished, with Tattersall’s guitar solos becoming the stuff of legend. They have collaborated with varying bright stars of the musical firmament, such as last year’s rock’n’roll surf-garage-rock project with Charles Watson from Slow Club, as new band The Surfing Magazines, or their ongoing partnership with ex-Herman Dune member Stanley Brinks, or the very close partnership with Billy Childish for 2015’s Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon.
In 2018 The Wave Pictures released two outstanding records, the most recent being Look Inside Your Heart - a warm, joyous record celebrating friendship, happiness and drunken party times. recorded late at night whilst inebriated back at the tiny Booze Cube Studio in Stoke Newington, live to reel-to-reel tape with no computers of any kind. The album is peppered with giggles and chatter, which adds a sense of spontaneity and place. The beloved trio of Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass), further demonstrate their tight bond, weaving effortless melodies with mind bending sonic and emotional force. Their music is poignant, witty, wise and wonderful.
"A hushed, spectral delight" - Uncut
"It's both epic and frivolous, rather like a gravitas-free Bad Seeds" - Q
"As his Tom Verlaine guitar tones drip forth like liquid gold, you can't help falling ever deeper beneath this record's spell" - Mojo