Chatteris to host Ouse Valley Singles Club
They’ve supported Chas and Dave, warmed up for Sir Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats and the likes of Pete Doherty, The Wonderstuff and John Otway – and now the Ouse Valley Singles Club are heading for Chatteris.
They’ll be playing at The Sportsman in Fairway on Saturday, April 4.
Known mostly for their Fenland anthem “Girl from The Fens” – check it out on YouTube if you have yet to hear it – they’ve graced festivals like Boomtown, Bestival, Rhythmtree, Nozstock, Mosley Folk, Lunar, Truckfest, Rhythms of The World, Lodestar, Henry’s Little Big Gig, Harlequin, Maui Waui, Green Meadows and Glastonbudget and entertained hundreds of ‘petrol heads’ at Silverstone Woodlands for both the F1 and the Moto GP weekends.
OVSC have recently released their fifth studio album. If you have yet to catch their live show and have not seen them perform you are in for a treat.
Influenced by 1950s skiffle they combine this with the energy and spontaneity of punk and the swing of rock and roll, whilst mixing in Raggamuffin Reggae flavours.
This is then layered with hysterical observational accounts of everyday tales of woe, interlaced with a razor sharp observational narrative.
Often crossing the parameters of what is deemed to be politically correct but keeping it very tongue-in-cheek they put on a live show you are unlikely to see anywhere else that’s been described as ‘George Formby meets The Clash’ – a kind of ‘Vaudeville Music Hall meets the Working Men’s Club’.
Tickets are £10 and available from: www.seetickets.com/event/the-ouse-valley-singles-club/the-sportsman-chatteris/1480638 or from The Sportsman bar.
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