Supergrass are set to re-unite next Wednesday (October 3rd) in order to honour Oxford venue the Jericho Tavern.
Oxford has a small, tight-knit music scene. Home to iconic acts - step forward Radiohead - and cult heroes - hello, Tallulah Gosh - the city has fostered an artistic community which rests only a handful of venues. Next week, one of those venues is set to be honoured for its role.
PRS For Music are set to award Supergrass with a heritage plaque, to sit above the city's famed watering hole The Jericho Tavern. Founding member Mick Quinn commented: “Everyone aspired to play the venue back in the day and I remember seeing my brother's band This Way Up play there as early as 1983. We received our first positive reviews as Theodore Supergrass at the Jericho in 1994, when the promoter Maccy burst into the dressing room after our gig telling us, “You've got it!” Soon after, the feeding frenzy of record company A&R men started.”
Guy Fletcher, PRS Chair commented: “It’s a rare talent that epitomises the feeling and energy of an entire decade. Supergrass were so much a part of our soundtrack to the 90’s and the guys worked incredibly hard. Their output was impressive and it is a genuine privilege to be presenting the group with this well deserved award. Oxford is an important hub for British music and live music venues like the Jericho Tavern need to be celebrated. It’s going to be a really special day.”
Taking place on Wednesday (October 3rd) the full line up of Supergrass are set to re-unite for a special ceremony at the Jericho Tavern. As if that wasn't enough, frontman turned solo performer Gaz Coombes is set to return to the city tomorrow night (September 28th).
Playing a date at the O2 Academy, we have a pair of tickets to give away. If you fancy entering simply Tweet @clash_music with the tag #supergrassoxford.
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