Aug 11, 2012 | 07:30PM - 11:30PM
The Motels, When in Rome UK, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Escape Club, Bourgeois Tagg Sat, August 11, 2012
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)
Location: Visalia Fox Theatre 300 Main Street Visalia, CA, 93291
Admission fee: $25-$75
A Flock of Seagulls-
A Flock of Seagulls are an English New Wave band originally formed in Liverpool by brothers Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and Alister "Ali" James Score (drums), with Frank Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).The group had a string of international hit singles including "I Ran (So Far Away)", "Space Age Love Song," "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" and "The More You Live, the More You Love", and became notable in the 1980s for their MTV video for the song "I Ran (So Far Away)".
The Motels were a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer", each of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song "Total Control" reached number 4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis, in 1998; as of 2009 she continues to appear under Martha Davis & The Motels or The Motels with various line-ups.
When in Rome UK-
Original When In Rome vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann appeared on When in Rome's debut record in 1987 that includes the smash hit “The Promise”. Clive and Andrew are also the original vocalists appearing in the music video “The Promise”. The song was featured at the end of the popular movie, Napolean Dynamite. They have joined together with percussionist Rob Juarez and guitarist Danny Phillips to form When In Rome UK.
Gene Loves Jezebel-
Gene Loves Jezebel are a gothic rock band from the early 1980s founded by identical twin brothers, Michael and Jay Aston. After releasing 12 studio albums since 1983, the band is once again making it's way to the U.S. to embark on a nation wide tour.
The Escape Club -
The Escape Club formed in London, England in1982 from the remains of two bands; The Expressos and Mad Shadows. Both bands had done quite well on the gig circuit, especially the Expressos who had released some singles and seemed for a while to be on the verge of going on to bigger things until their record company was caught hyping their next release. Johnny and Milan suddenly found themselves without a band. Trevor and John had formed Mad Shadows and were beginning to build up a following, when their drummer left .Milan seemed the obvious choice as a replacement and they asked him to join. The band carried on and were slowly filling increasingly larger venues until their keyboard player announced that he was leaving to join Talk Talk. This was a severe blow, without his keyboards the songs all started to sound a bit dodgy and within four weeks the band had lost it’s hard-earned following. Time to start again. John had been playing bass in Mad Shadows but wanted to start playing guitar so the band had asked Johnny, Milan’s fellow refugee from the Expressos, to join as the new bassist.