Originally formed in 1985, The Godfathers have stamped their own brand of rock ‘n’ roll, capturing punk and blues with edgy guitars, foot-stomping beats and, at times, low down dirty vocals. The band went on hiatus in 2000 to reform 8 years later, still led by Peter Coyne on vocals and with their original line up. They’ve continued to tour ever since with a few lineup changes along the way.
2015 saw the band celebrate their 30th anniversary year with the release of a double A-side single, ‘Till My Heart Stops Beating / Rewind Time’, and a headline show at London’s 100 Club where they played 30 songs, one for each year.
Last year saw the five-piece London outfit release a new album with their current line up entitled, ‘A Big Bad Beautiful Noise’. Sharp-suited and booted with more than a hint of the mob about them, they take to the road for an extensive UK tour this month, bringing them to the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough on Sunday 25th February for what promises to be an entertaining night.
Main support comes from Middlesbrough band, King Mojo. Taking their influences from the beat and garage sounds of the 60s, coupled with 70 punk rock, this four-piece released their debut album ‘Do Not Feed the Dancing Bear’ at the tail end of last year.
Also on the bill are Sedgefield-based alt-rock band, Ratty and The Watchers, featuring singer-songwriter David Pratt with an original set of songs with, as they put it, a little ‘wolf rock’ mixed in.
Tickets, priced at £12.00 in advance, are available from the venue or by calling 07769 258035. Last year’s show sold out so it’s important to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.