Tonic Presents: Kevin Rowland, Matt Deighton, Vinny Peculiar

2017 sees the reemergence of British folk’s most enigmatic lost son.

30th November 2017

7pm | The 100 Club | 100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL London, United Kingdom



Tonic at The 100 Club


Matt Deighton
You may recognize Matt Deighton from his time fronting Acid Jazz heroes Mother Earth; you may remember him as Paul Weller’s guitarist in the late 90’s, or Noel Gallagher’s
recommendation for who should replace him when he quit the European tour in 2000. Or maybe you don’t. For the past decade, the man they keep calling the natural successor to Nick Drake, Davey Graham and John Martyn has been himself more of a rumour – a murmur among musicians, songwriters and diehard music lovers who proudly display his rare vinyl releases like trophies. The list of articles in the press and online has continued unabated, forever asking the same question: Where is Matt
Deighton? As the Huffington Post discovered in their recent piece ‘The Resurrection of Matt Deighton’: He’s back.
Now he is finally releasing a lost classic written with Squeeze’s Chris Difford and recorded with Richard Causon, and applying the finishing touches to his long awaited new solo album. Yes, Matt Deighton is back, and as the Sunday Times declared –
“…it’s impossible to imagine fans of Nick Drake or John Martyn not falling in love
with him…”

Vinny Peculiar
Musician and poet Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes) has been variously described as – ‘An under sung national treasure’ (UNCUT Magazine 2014) – a warm hearted Morrissey (Q Magazine 2014) and the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough (Irish Times 2015). He’s released eleven albums of outsider pop music to great critical acclaim. His new ‘concept’ album Silver Meadows, Fables from the Institution is currently in development as a musical stage play. He has collaborated with Bill Drummond (KLF, SOUP ART), and his various bands have included ex members of The Smiths, OASIS, Aztec Camera & The Fall. Live shows garner comparisons to Eels, Devine Comedy and the more pastoral elements of The Kinks. He formed Parlour Flames with ex OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead in 2013 their acclaimed eponymous debut continues to gain plaudits. He’s opened for British Sea Power, Edwyn Collins and Luke Haines amongst many others and is a former compere to the Glastonbury Acoustic Stage.

Kevin Rowland
One of the true geniuses of British Pop. Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after their successful comeback in 2012 after 25 years hiatus, Kevin Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and in-demand
DJ. Playing for adoring audiences at clubs and festivals across the UK throughout the years, Kevin has also compiled the ‘Made to Measure’ compilation for Motown. For the past decade, Dexy’s legendary frontman and artistic visionary has developed a
different class of DJ set, expressing a deep love of classic anthems and an uncanny ability for uncovering neglected pop gold. Bringing to the club his unmistakable no-holds-barred emotional attitude which makes Dexy’s live performances so special, Kevin’s dj sets are unique. He is a true artist who keeps his revolution in total forward motion; what was, was – what is, is – and what will be will be, when he decides it to be.


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The 100 Club

100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL London, United Kingdom

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