Young Knives’ bassist Thomas Bartnell, Ash frontman Tim Wheeler and pop starlet Roisin Murphy are among the names who gathered for the Jack Daniel’s Birthday JD Set in Lynchburg, Tennessee last night (October 18th).
The acts converged on the venue as part of a Jack Daniel’s birthday celebration. Each act were backed by the Silver Coronet Band, and were watched by an audience of very lucky competition winners. Henry Dartnell (stage name House Of Lords) opened the show with the Young Knives classic ‘The Decision’.
Covering the Pixies’ seminal track ‘Wave Of Mutilation’ as well as Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s ‘Glass And Concrete And Stone’. In the first of the nights collaborations, Dartnell was joined by Hugh Cornwell for a rendition of The Stranglers’ ‘No More Heroes’.
Further on in the night, Ash’s Tim Wheeler played a short set that included a dig at U2. “A lot of people say U2 are the best band in Ireland,” he laughed. “What a load of bullshit!”
The night ended with all the acts together performing the classic garage rock anthem ‘Gloria’.