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Vic Godard and Johnny Britton

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The Portable Club

The Nightingale Room, Grand Central, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA

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An evening of conversation with Vic Godard and Johnny Britton. Vic's musical heritage goes back to the very early days of punk as the singer and songwriter in the hugely influential Subway Sect. This group of South West London teenagers obsessed with the Velvets, French film and Russian literature debuted at the legendary 1976 100 Club Punk Festival and were quickly snapped up by The Clash's manager Bernie Rhodes. On the White Riot Tour, alongside The Slits and The Clash the Subway Sect were a catalyst for the emerging new music across Britain, particularly in Scotland where musicians who would form Orange Juice, The Fire Engines and Josef K were all in attendance.

Vic's refusal to be contrained by punk's early brutality saw him move on quickly to other styles as his ability as an innovative musician and lyricist became clear.

His mercurial musical career has earned him endorsements by artists as diverse as Tracey Thorne and the Jesus and Mary Chain and collaborations with Edwyn Collins, Irvine Welsh and Roddy Frame.

Vic will be joined by old friend and current collaborator Johnny Britton, for a night of music and conversation with Portable hosts Andy Darling and Jon Wilde.




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