Rock and roll has returned to West Hampstead!
This pleasant part of London has always played its part in musical
history, from The Beatles and Billy Fury at Decca studios,
to Joy Division’s legendary gigs at the Moonlight Club.
Now eccentric musician, writer and all round good egg John Moore
(Black Box Recorder & former drummer with The Jesus and Mary Chain) is
taking his place alongside The Fab Four, Fury and Ian Curtis with his
latest musical venture – a rockabilly/retro band & club night – the
brilliantly named Greaser 2000.
In the dark and dingy surroundings of The Lower Ground Bar, on West
End Lane, The John Moore Rock and Roll Trio (also featuring former
Jesus And Mary Chain musicians Phil King and Loz Colbert) play cover
versions of rock and roll classics from the likes of Bo Diddley, Marc
Bolan and Eddie Cochran. (The John Moore Rock and Roll Trio’s debut
album Roll Your Activator Volume 1 is out now). The fun doesn’t end
there – before and after the band, disc jockeys spin popular discs
from bygone days.
I turned up my jeans, greased up my quiff and headed down there last
night and I must say I had a great time. I even ended up doing rock
and roll dancing with a lovely couple from Leeds who were on their
holidays – yep, it’s that kind of night.
Simply Bryliant!Greaser 2000 takes place at Lower Ground Bar, West Hampstead – every
fortnight (the first one was April 15).