Sunday Matinee: 11 September - Howie Reeve & Helen McCookerybook

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A Sunday Matinee gig perfect for the whole family, we're honoured to be hosting two stalwarts of DIY music in the UK, Howie Reeve & Helen McCookerybook.
Doors from 2pm.
Helen McCookerybook was a founder member of pop punk band The Chefs in Brighton in 1979 and later Helen and the Horns, both of which were regulars on BBC Radio 1’s John Peel show. After a 25-year break, she started playing solo in 2005, and has since released six solo albums of her own material. BBC6 Music’s Gideon Coe is a fan. She has collaborated with artists such as Vic Godard, Gina Birch, Martin Stephenson , Austrian artist Robert Rotifer, and Lester Square (of the Monochrome Set). Helen tours regularly and has played venues across the UK from Ullapool in the north of Scotland to Brighton on the south coast of England. She will be playing material from her next album, Drawing On My Dreams, as well as songs from her back catalogue.
Website: Helen McCookerybook
"Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk and avant-folk. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan." (Chris Joynes)
"Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow's DIY community…a breathtaking bass player." (Nicola Meighan, The Herald)
Previous collaborations include Andy Kerr (NoMeansNo), Mike Watt (Minutemen/The Stooges) and GW Sok (The Ex).
“Double Rainbow is not an easy listen at times, at all. But it is one that, if you give it enough attention, does begin to take a hold on your soul. It is a document of a kind of music that has long stood on its soapbox in squats and unseen spaces around the world. And the two musical protagonists, Howie Reeve and Kumio Kurachi, are part of a wider tradition of underground troubadours and gleemen, musical ranters and shakers, who hold audiences through their strength of character.” (Richard Foster, The Quietus)