35 years since they formed in Yeovil, Somerset, The Chesterfields are back for a short run of UK dates.
The Chesterf!elds came to prominence as part of the ‘C-86’ scene of bands along with The Wedding Present, Primal Scream, The Soup Dragons and more. They released two albums “Kettle” (1987) and “Crocodile Tears” (1988) before splitting in 1989. The newly reformed group also now feature Andy Strickland of The Loft & The Caretaker Race.
The Waltones are also reforming for this short UK tour. Hailing from Manchester, the band released four classic singles “She Looks Right Through Me”, “Downhill”, “The Deepest” and “Spell It Out” on Medium Cool Records and one album in 1989 before splitting the following year, Guitarist Mark Collins went on to achieve worldwide success with his next band, The Charlatans.
Rodney Allen was label-mates with The Chesterf!elds at the Subway Organisation where he released one album “Happysad” (1987). He later joined the Blue Aeroplanes.
Dai-Nichi are Seiko Nemoto (Bass and Vocals) and Yuko Yamasaki (Guitar and Vocals). Together they play a form of artpop/postpunk with echoes of bands like Gang Of Four and XTC.
DJ for the night will be Johnny Dee, the man who inspired The Chesterf!elds seminal single “Ask Johnny Dee”.