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Bongo Beat Rocks UK! Dave Rave + Plastic Heroes on Tour!

May. 11th, 2011

Dave Rave + Plastic Heroes team up for the
2011 International Pop Overthrow Festival
Liverpool + London

The critically acclaimed Bongo Beat label returns to the UK
for its annual showcase tour as part of the travelling
International Pop Overthrow Festival.

2011 Gig Schedule:


Cavern Club. Monday. May 23. Front stage. MIDNIGHT
Cavern Club. Tuesday. May 24. Back room. MIDNIGHT

Bull & Gate. Sunday. May 29. 8pm
(part of the Shindig Magazine showcase!)

NEW!!! Dave Rave is now performing at Haslemere Fringe Festival
Sunday, May 29, afternoon show, details tba


Cavern Club. Monday. May 23. Front stage. 10:45pm
Cavern Club. Tuesday. May 24. Back room. 10:30pm

Monday. May 30. Bull & Gate. 11pm 

all IPO UK schedules and info:


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
authentic rock'n'roll wildman. 
Dave's new lp, "Live With What You Know", was shortlisted for
Best Rock Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Stay tuned for his Italian tour dates in July - including
the Festival Beat festival with The Undertones and Guitar Wolf!

"...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

"Much of his rep rests on his spells with hugely successful garage rockers Teenage Head and his own power pop alchemists The Shakers, but his CV is truly staggering. His solo catalogue includes fantastic albums like ‘Everyday Magic’ and the ‘lost’ album ‘Valentino’s Pirates’ which was originally released on vinyl by the Russian (!) label Melodiya before ending up out of print (and growing in legendary status by the day) for a decade.

Running parallel to these releases has been Rave’s career as a much in-demand session musician with his credits including work with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Wynn and Alex Chilton. ... as with all Rave releases – it rewards your input with some of the most glorious melodies you’ll hear all year. It’s yet another essential Dave Rave album and one you’ll enjoy living with for years to come."

- Tim Peacock, whisperinandhollerin.com


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.

Their new single is: "Fake Revolution" from their forthcoming album, due
later this year

“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

"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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