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Bongo Beat Express Tour 2009!

May. 7th, 2009


BONGO BEAT EXPRESS TOUR 2009

London, Liverpool, Paris, Hamburg



For 2009, the Bongo Beat Express Tour strips it down to the

basics: Rock and Roll.


The critically acclaimed Bongo Beat label returns to the UK

for its annual showcase tour, this time venturing out to Paris

and Hamburg as part of the adventure.


http://www.bongobeat.com



This Year's Team:



DAVE RAVE (ex-Teenage Head)

A rock legend who combines the best of

Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe with

the pop power of The Flamin’ Groovies!

From New York to Liverpool to Paris and Hamburg; don’t miss this!

Dave will be previewing a new song, "Streets of Liverpool", inspired

by his experiences and friendships playing in Liverpool over the years.

An exclusive MP3 is available to media on demand.


"...over the years we have witnessed his musical vocabulary

growing and expanding beyond all recognition and

in his own small way he has carved out his own place in musical history."

- Dave Cowling, Americana.UK


http://www.dave-rave.com


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PLASTIC HEROES (uk rock and roll)

Pure pop energy! Their debut album (Escape The Lower End)

was selected for first round nominations for the

2009 Grammy Awards, Best Rock Album.

The Plastic Heroes are part of the new British pop underground;

infectious melodies that swagger atop uncompromising loud guitars.


“Something inherently, unashamedly superb about 'Escape The Lower End'.

Hooks aren’t just drenched, they’re submerged; guitars don’t ring, they clang;

and punk/pop attitude doesn’t just exude, it oozes”

- Tony Clayton-Lea - The Irish Times


http://www.myspace.com/plasticheroes


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RALPH (beatnik pop)

Bongo Beat leader Ralph Alfonso mixes

up pop, beatnik garage rock and Billy Fury.

As heard on BBC Merseyside.


"...you're never quite sure what in hell Ralph will present you with.

Typically, his three songs here: the Bo Diddley-esque tribute to being

on the road with cool groups in the '60s in 'Vox Guitars',

the mutant Hamell On Trial-meets-Patrik Fitzgerald of

'Gene Vincent Died In My Arms Last Night' and the drifting,

supper club jazz of the cool 'Goodbye Jack Kerouac' suggest that

Ralph ever shaking hands with a recognised musical 'direction'

is unlikely at best.

But then, when it's this fascinating and anarchic, who cares? "

- Whisperin & Hollerin.co.uk


http://www.myspace.com/ralphalfonso


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"In these days of shrink wrapped units, the truly original artist

is increasingly becoming an endangered species.

Music fans must fight to preserve labels like Bongo Beat,

if only to ensure that original artists have a home."

- Michael Mee, NetRhythms.co.uk

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THE TOUR DATES


London:

Tues, May 19: "Let 'em Eat Gak" @ TOMMY FLYNN

55 Camden High Street, NW1

Free admission before 8pm


Dave Rave

Plastic Heroes


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Liverpool:

Wed, May 20: CAVERN PUB

Bongo Beat Records/Viper Label Showcase

International Pop Overthrow Festival

Free Admission


  9:00pm Good Intentions (special guests)

..9:45pm RALPH

10:30pm Plastic Heroes

11:15pm Mike Badger (special guest, ex-La's)

12:15pm Dave Rave


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Liverpool:

Thurs May 21. SPECIAL AFTERNOON ACOUSTIC SHOWS.

The Grapes Pub. Mathew Street.

Come join us for great food and drinks and rock'n'roll!

Free Admission


3:30 Dave Rave

4:30 Marc Plastic (Plastic Heroes)


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Liverpool:

Thurs, May 21, CAVERN CLUB

Bongo Beat Records/Viper Label Showcase

International Pop Overthrow Festival

On the Beatles Stage, front room

Free Admission


  9:15pm Good Intentions (special guests)

10:00pm RALPH

10:45pm Mike Badger (special guest, ex-La's)

11:30pm Plastic Heroes

12:15pm Dave Rave


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London:

Friday, May 22: "The Glory Hole" @ CABLE ST STUDIO

566 Cable St, London E1W

2nd Floor

Free admission


Dave Rave

Plastic Heroes


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Paris:

Saturday, May 23, OPA BASTILLE

9 rue Biscornet, Paris

Free Admission


Dave Rave

Plastic Heroes

Miss-Ils (Special Guests)

Ralph


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Paris:

Tues, May 26, GIBERT MUSIC RECORD STORE

34 bd Saint Michel

Acoustic Performance


Plastic Heroes


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Hamburg:

May 25, 26, 27


Ralph Alfonso & Dave Rave are in Hamburg for

promotional activity and recording.

To arrange a meeting or further information,

please contact Ralph directly.



For photos/audio/etc

Contact:

Ralph Alfonso,

Bongo Beat owner

ralph@bongobeat.com





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