If you were in London between 1987-1991 , you may remember a popular club night called Loose Lips which was started by Sue and Fiona in 1987 on Wardour Street. Later on, the night relocated to various venues around Soho.
Loose Lips became known for pioneering new music coming out of the thriving underground scene, and was also a popular hang out for well-known musicians, such as Lemmy, Nasty Suicide, The Black Crowes and Izzy Stradlin amongst many others.
During its four to five years of existence, it also showcased many up and coming bands, such as Gunfire Dance , Kill City Dragons and The Stuntcocks, which featured Les Riggs and Timo Kaltio (Cheap and Nasty), Rene Berg, Danny Garcia (The Rise and Fall of The Clash), Jim Bishop as well as Dave Tregunna (Sham 69, Lords of the New Church, Tango Pirates) Ronnie Rocka and Darrel Bath, to name but a few of the many musicians who took part in these great unrehearsed jam sessions in the true spirit of rock’n’roll.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, the reason for this post, isn’t to reminisce about the good old times, but to let you all know Loose Lips is back again, for one night on Saturday 4 May at the Archangel in Kensington, London.
Two great musical acts are playing:
Tango Pirates who I have written about on this blog twice. The band features former Lords of the New Church and Kill City Dragons members Danny Fury and Dave Tregunna, as well as lead guitarist Timo Kaltio (Cheap and Nasty).
The fun starts at 8PM and goes on until 3AM so be sure to attend! Entry is only £4 which is a fantastic deal for a great night out in London.
To keep up to date with any upcoming news, and to share your own memories of Loose Lips (and photos if you have any) please go like their Facebook page here.
To give you a teaser of what you can look forward to on the night:
A live video from Tango Pirates performing their song Dark Star (about the legendary Stiv Bators)
Title track from Nick Marsh’s solo album A Universe Between Us.