Gig: Wilko Johnson – Birkenhead – 5 Sept
Posted on: Saturday, Aug 23, 2008
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF GREAT BRITAIN PRESENTS…
WILKO JOHNSON + SUPPORT
05 SEPTEMBER 2008
To say Wilko Johnson (Dr. Feelgood/The Blockheads) has the energy of a man half his age would be unfair, as most couldn’t get near his level of manic unstoppabilty!
Johnson’s career began in the 1970s as a staple of the ‘pub rock’ movement as guitarist and founding member of Dr Feelgood. He soon developed his own choppy, percussive guitar style, inspired by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. The use of his fingers instead of using a pick allows him to play rhythm and lead at the same time, and allows him the freedom of being able to move around on stage in his jerky, almost unhinged style.
After leaving Dr Feelgood, Wilko went on to form the Solid Senders and play with Ian Dury’s Blockheads before forming his own trio – The Wilko Johnson Band – with Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Steve Monti (Curve/The Jesus and Mary Chain). Wilko remains one of the most exciting and individual guitarists on the circuit, catch his electrifying show at Pacific Road Arts Centre this September.
WILKO JOHNSON appears at Pacific Road Arts Centre on FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER at 8pm. For tickets contact Box Office 0151 647 0752. Book on-line at www.pacificroad.co.uk