Thursday 11th November
Booking fee: £1.50 (per transaction)
General admission – standing with some very limited unreserved seating.
Age requirements: 18+
Two generations of rock ‘n roll history collide in this very special event!
Original members of 60’s rhythm ‘n blues legends The Pretty Things will be collaborating live on stage with young up-and-coming Carlisle based group Hardwicke Circus. They’ll be performing a short run of dates across the country – we are lucky to be hosting them at The Lighthouse.
To many people, The Pretty Things were more than just a band, although their writing, recordings and performances touched many people through the years. They were an ethos, and a spirit that inspired many in their wake. There could never be a Pretty Things line-up without co-founder and mentor Phil May (1944 – 2020), but the spirit lives on, not least through Phil May’s oldest friend (bosom buddies since the age of 4) and fellow band-member: Wally Waller.
When original Rolling Stone, and other Pretty Things’ co-founder Dick Taylor left the band for 10 years in 1969, it was Wally that stepped up to the plate and together with Phil, and under the guidance of producer Norman Smith (The Beatles, Pink Floyd etc.) they wrote and produced what is arguably The Pretty Things’ best finest ever album: ‘Parachute’.
Wally still has plenty of gas in the tank with new songs and ideas flowing freely. With full legitimacy he still plays many of the Pretty Things’ songs he helped to create, and also some exciting new repertoire that springs from the same font.
Wally has recruited young Carlisle band Hardwicke Circus who have been influenced by The Pretty Things among others and will back Wally on this very special run of dates.