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Listings for October 17th, 2013

APPEARING ON Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Deaf School – Cancelled due to bereavement [+]

We are sorry to inform you that due to bereavement this show has been postponed to a later date.

SEE Tickets will be refunded directly. If you have bought from the venue, please contact us to arrange refund.



Deaf School

Deaf School are an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1973. Between 1976 and 1978 they recorded three albums for the Warner Brothers label, in an art rock style that had its roots in cabaret, moving towards a harder punk rock sound. The band split in 1978 but have since been recognized as an important influence on many British musicians. According to Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson: “They revived Liverpool music for a generation.” The journalist, author and founder of Mojo, Paul Du Noyer, went further: “In the whole history of Liverpool music two bands matter most, one is The Beatles and the other is Deaf School.” Nearly all its members went on to enjoy successful careers afterwards, notably guitarist Clive Langer, who would produce Madness and Dexys Midnight Runners (two non-Liverpool acts who cite Deaf School as an influence). He would also co-write (with Elvis Costello) the song ‘Shipbuilding’. Clive Langer and Elvis Costello discuss the writing of Shipbuilding in a BBC Radio 4 programme, Soul Music, first broadcast March 2013.