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The Pretty Things

Saturday 5 7.30pmAugust


Strings Bar & Venue

Bowling Green Lane
PO30 1RR

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The Pretty Things


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Summer gets better and better as The Pretty Things head to Strings this august!

After more than 45 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging

force in rock and roll. Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished

energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans,

whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base.

Their career is a tribute to righteous, unswerving convictions, always chosen over a quick buck. It is

no surprise that guitarist Dick Taylor chose to leave The Rolling Stones, which he had formed with

Mick & Keith, to pursue a more raw level of energy with The Pretty Things. And they still retain that

energy, as befits one of this country’s most exciting live acts, whilst their recordings and song-writing

maintain the same levels of inspiration and innovation that were set back in 1964, with the world’s

first and best ever “Garage” anthem – “Rosalyn”.

Under-rated and often overlooked, The Pretty Things have had a seminal influence on rock music,

which is more far-reaching than any casual observation would suggest, and their career is littered

with many groundbreaking “firsts” - most of which are not universally known or recognised. Their

diverse and unexpected history has spawned countless imitators, many of whom have seen greater

commercial success than their heroes, but The Pretty Things remain the original and the best.

Tickets are on sale now, and sure to sell fast!

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