With the weekend fast approaching, Warrington Music Festival is here again! With some tickets still left for Sunday’s exclusive gig with Reverend and the Makers, alongside The Lightening Seeds, we give you the lowdown on all the acts.
Reverend and the Makers debut album The State of Things (2007) helped them gain success in Britain, as well as spawning UK Top 10 single “Heavyweight Champion of the World”. The band released their second album, A French Kiss in the Chaos (2009), which led to the band being invited to support Oasis on their final tour, playing venues such as Wembley Stadium.
The band’s third studio album, @Reverend Makers was released in 2012, and the band’s fourth studio album, Thirty Two, was released in 2014. In the buildup to the album Jon Mclure travelled the country playing acoustic gigs in fans living rooms which they won through Twitter. On the supporting tour, which Jon titled ’32 House Gigs’ there was a wedding proposal, a dog named after him and much television and press interest. The 32nd gig was held in Sheffield’s Winter Gardens. The album debuted at number 5 in the midweek chart before ending the week at number 13 becoming Reverend and the Makers fourth top 20 album in a row. The release coincided with a full UK tour in support of the album.
So, if you are in the town centre before or after the event, you may be lucky enough to see Jon McClure pitching up his acoustic guitar elsewhere.
The Lightning Seeds frontman, Ian Broudie is part of the fabric of British pop culture. He was the studio magician behind the legendary Echo And The Bunnymen and has lately produced for The Coral and Zutons. With The Lightning Seeds, he brought the pop world a string of classic hit singles, including ‘Sense’ (featuring ‘The Life Of Riley), ‘Jollification’ (with ‘Lucky You’) and ‘Dizzy Heights’ and of course the brilliant football song (‘Three Lions’) still bellowed out from the terraces at England matches.
Joining them both is a regular face in Warrington, Clint Boon. Inspiral Carpets’ keyboard player/vocalist/songwriter who’s more recently recognised through his work as a radio presenter on Radio X/XFM Manchester.
For the last 20 years, Clint has carved out a successful career as one of the UK’s most sought after club DJs. His weekly Saturday night at Manchester’s South Nightclub is now in it’s fifteenth year, the longest running weekly club night residency in the city. He also DJs around the UK and internationally. Clint Boon is also a regular guest DJ at Friars Court.
Running order for Sunday 29 th May:
Clint Boon – 6-8pm; Lighting Seeds 8:15 – 9-15pm; Reverend and the Makers 9:30 – 11:00pm
To find out more about each artist and to read in-depth interviews, pick up the current Warrington Guardian (19th May)