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Listings for September 30th, 2011

APPEARING ON Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Reads [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Fresh from recording their debut album ‘Stories from the Border’ with top Producer Jim Spencer (The Charlatans, New Order, The Cribs, Jonny Marr, Kid British) working alongside Joe Duddell (string and brass arranger extraordinaire for the likes of Elbow and James)… ‘the reads’ make a welcome return to their favourite local venue – bringing a bag full of regressive/progressive/electro/folk/rock with them!

Having been together (in some form or other) for 10 years, the band finally had the opportunity to record their first album in Summer/Autumn of 2010, fulfilling a lifelong dream… with a little help from their friends.  Each song evolved and improved throughout the recording process, which just got better and better.  The string and brass arrangements on several of the tracks were the icing on the cake… and watching them being performed by professional, classical musicians was all a bit too much to take in!!

The finished album is something that the band are really proud of and – after such a fantastic experience – the reads are preparing for 2011 to be a great year and hope to share their music with as many people as possible.

For more information, visit www.thereads.co.uk