Eve-Marie Connolly

PREVIEW: The Undertones @ Parr Hall Warrington 11/11/17


Newsflash: The Undertones are coming to Warrington!

Originating from Derry, Northern Ireland in 1976, The Undertones (originally) made up of John O’Neill, Feargal Sharkey, Bill Doherty and Michael Bradly, brought rock and roll to a city that previously had little to offer. Listening to mail order records, reading the NME and most importantly taking note of John Peel on Radio One, John O’Neill was able to create the song Teenage Kicks (1978) which John Peel himself played twice in a row on his show, and credited  as his all-time favourite song until his death in 2004.

Subsequently, The Undertones continued their run of fame until 1983, when Feargal Sharkey left  to pursue a solo career, leading to the breakup of the band.

Fortunately for a new generation of fans, The Undertones reconvened in 1999, Sharkey replaced with Paul McLoone on vocals. In 2003, they released Thrill Me, which John Peel played twice in a row yet again! Following their 40th anniversary in 2016 and various vinyl remasters, it is a pleasure to see that the band are touring again throughout the UK including Parr Hall in Warrington and perhaps inspiring yet another generation of music lovers!

To hear John Peel’s first listen to Teenage Kicks click here (especially at 2.51!)

To hear Thrill Me click here

To see other UK and Europe tour dates click here

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