Bottom of the Bottle is top of the pile

Pseudo Nympho. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)
Pseudo Nympho. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

FORGET Lord Gary of Barlow and the Diamond Jubilee concert, rock night Bottom of the Bottle has become such a popular institution in Harrogate for more than a decade now that I reckon its main man deserves a knighthood.

So, it’s time to say those fateful words - arise Sir DJ Trev!

The ultimate alternative and hard rock night returns for its annual Princess and Pirate event this Sunday at Rehab in Harrogate with a great live line-up - plus Trev himself.

Headlining are York’s swashbuckling melodic metallers Us Amongst the Rest with support from funk rock freebooters Pips, sleazy dockside powerpoppers Pseudonympho plus brand new cabin boys IV Words Lost.

(These are DJ Trev’s own words by the way, except for that bit about the knighthood).

Doors open at 8.30pm, it runs until ridiculously late and fancy dress will be rewarded.

EXCITING new band Strangers in Paradise, led by Steve Mosby of D’Nile reknown, won some new, big name fans after their live debut at The Cockpit in Leeds recently.

This genre-busting three-piece, who are to play at Monteys Rock Café in the third annual Fringe Crawl Day extravaganza at the end of July, were hailed by headliner Sam Forrest of Nine Black Alps thus:

“These boys have a big future ahead of them.” High praise indeed.

FANS of prog-rockers Wally, the only Harrogate band ever to appear on the legendary Old Grey Whistle Test, have both of their original albums out now in remastered form.

Originally on Atlantic Records, their eponymous debut and follow-up Valley Gardens are now out on the Gonzo label with bonus tracks and new sleevenotes by their biggest fan, Bob Harris.

ANYONE thinking of going to a show organised by Ont Sofa at Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough this Sunday night should take note that headlining band The Rozzers, the Police tribute band led by Sting-alike Owen James and including guitarist Phil Dean in the four man line-up, are shooting their new video at the gig, so get your best outfit on. Supporting from 6pm will be Lily Kerbey, Ricky Fleming and Minus 27.

Graham Chalmers