Ipswich: Homecoming gig for Rory and Ned

Rory and Ned

Rory and Ned - Credit: Archant

Tomorrow night sees the return to Ipswich of ex-pats Rory Littleboy and Ned Rundell, playing St Jude’s Brewery Tavern as part of a tour to promote their debut album Fighting Music.

Ben Brown, aka Mick Squalor.

Ben Brown, aka Mick Squalor. - Credit: Archant

Formed just over two years ago, they started life as an acoustic duo, performing low-key dates in and around Ipswich. Deciding to pursue their music further, they put a pin in a map and moved to Liverpool with a three-year plan to become rock and roll stars.

Despite a less than enthusiastic response to their raucous brand of anti-folk they persevered, recruited local drummer Sam Downes and have built up a loyal following on the Liverpool club scene with their energetic live show.

Fighting Music was launched on November 2, along with Outside and Work, Rory and Ned’s new video, which can be watched at http://vimeo.com/78437993

Dingus Khan frontman Ben Brown will join Rory and Ned again at St Jude’s, St Matthew’s Street, where he will be playing an acoustic set as Mick Squalor.

Although better known for anarchic stage antics with his band, Ben’s been building a reputation for his solo show, with recent unplugged performances at deconsecrated churches showing off the highly developed songwriting skills underpinning the Dingus Khan rock onslaught.

He will be sharing songs from his debut solo album, Live at the Battle Royale, set for release on Antigen Records in November.

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The gig runs from 8pm-midnight. Tickets are £3 from www.antigenrecords.com and will also be available on the door.

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