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Eugene Butcher Founder Vive Le Rock Magazine & Lead Vocalist of Desperate Measures
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Splash Stories hosted a special Vive Le Rock podcast with editor and Desperate Measures frontman Eugene Butcher ahead of The Resurrection : The Vive Le Rock awards show on April 6 2023 at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. Vive Le Rock is the world's only Rock n' Roll Punk & New Wave Magazine celebrating punk, glam, new wave, garage, ska and the darker side of alternative rock and is published 10 times annually.
The Vive Le Rock Award show will feature three unique sets by legendary acts. The headliners are none other than goth punk legends LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH. Joining the band of The Damned's Brian James, Sham 69s Dave Treganna and Clash drummer Terry Chimes, will be the one and only Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks on vocals. Michael was a great friend of Stiv Bators and the perfect fit to take his place for this one-off performance.
“The Shepherds Bush Empire was an old variety gig which is what I think the Vive Le Rock show on April 6th is gonna be” states Brain James. “A bunch of different acts doing sensational sets, its got all the makings of being a fun, memorable night and a good excuse to play some old Lords songs dedicated to the one and only Stiv Bators.”
NEVILLE STAPLE, from The Specials will lift the roof off with a live set of rudeboy classics with his extraordinary band, and East End street punk/West Ham United legends the COCKNEY REJECTS will rock their classics in a fast & furious awards set.
The all-star house band, THE VIVE LE ROCKERS featuring Paul-Ronney Angel and members of Ruts DC, Jim Jones All Stars and Urban Voodoo Machine will back artists including MILLIE MANDERS, BAD BARBEE – Elizabeth Westwood (WESTWORLD) and Jennie Belle Star (THE BELLE STARS), JIM JONES and GIRLSCHOOLs Kim and Jackie. Compere for the event will be Vice Squad frontwoman and trailblazer BEKI BONDAGE with special mystery presenters and guests.
“It’s always an honour to be asked to participate in a prestigious Rock ’n’ Roll event, especially when the invitation comes from a man like Eugene who has a bigger quiff than Alvin Stardust,” laughs Beki! “I’d originally planned to go to the VLR awards and get pleasantly hammered but now I’ve been collared into doing some actual work I will have to go easy on the sauce. Hopefully the night will descend into beautiful chaos, gongs will be given, songs will be sung and planks will be spanked and a great time will be had by all!”
VIP packages are available that include a limited awards T-Shirt, VIP access, after show party ticket and Vive Le Rock annual. This is the punk rock & roll show of the year so get your tickets now:
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