Indie Rock band CUD will take to the stage at Docks Academy on Friday 12th May 2023, with support from Kingsway!
Friday 12th May 2023
Age Restriction - 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets | £14+BF
The audience for this show will be standingAll ticket sales handled by See Tickets.
Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, and The Mekons, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy.
Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter, bass and Gogs Byrn, drums.
CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, front-page NME coverage, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.
Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again, with a further reunion following in 2012 (now with original guitarist and key songwriter Mike Dunphy) and continue to find an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage.
Website - https://cudbandblog.wordpress.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CUDband
Twitter - https://twitter.com/cudband
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cudband/
Kingsway are a 5-piece unsigned Rock ‘N Roll band that fuse together punchy and raw sounds with powerful and melodic vocals. With inspirations coming from The Rolling Stones, The Strokes and Jimi Hendrix, their songs have a distinctive groove element that gets pulses racing and feet moving. The band are looking at taking their music all over the country and 2023 looks to be the year that kickstarts that journey.
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kingswayinsta/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/kingsway_band
Tickets are now on sale priced at £14, plus the standard See Tickets commission. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets.com. Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you may be able to claim a refund from Seetickets, if your reason for cancellation is covered by their terms and conditions. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note this event is for people aged 14 and over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone aged under 14 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 14s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.
Docks Academy has a wheelchair-accessible lift which provides access to the first floor. We are committed to making the venue accessible to everyone and we endeavour to accommodate all access requirements within the constraints of our historic building, and health and safety regulations. Please do contact us prior to your visit so we are aware of your access needs. Email email@example.com or phone 07733244110
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