///// THE OUTCASTS [live]
The Outcasts were formed in Belfast in 1977 by three brothers, Martin, Colin and Greg Cowan and Getty (Colin Getgood).
They recorded 8 singles, 2 tracks on 2 EP’s and 3 studio albums; 2 singles, 2 EP’s and 1 album were for the legendary ‘Good Vibrations’ record label and 1 track got day time national radio air- play and reached no. 53 in the UK charts.
They recorded 3 sessions for the famous broadcaster, John Peel, appeared 3 times on national tv music programmes; the Old Grey Whistle Test, Jool’s Holland’s The Tube etc.
The band toured regularly in the UK and Europe and took part in the legendary punk festival in Leeds in 1981; Christmas on Earth.
They split in 1984.
The Outcasts reformed in 2011 to play Rebellion Festival, which they have been invited to play every year since and are playing again this year; 2017.
They are featured in the critically acclaimed and BAFTA nominated movie, Good Vibrations, they are also featured in an Arte documentary [ a popular art series made in France ], which was shown in 2014 in France, Belgium and Germany; also a number of compilation and live albums have been released.
They have toured constantly in the UK, Ireland and across Europe and will be playing a number of festivals this year [this is part of their 40th Anniversary Tour], lncluding North West Calling in Manchester, Rebellion in Blackpool [the largest alternative festival in the world], Ivry Sur Seine Festival in Paris, Punk & Disorderly in Berlin and Belsonic Festival, with SLF and The Stranglers in Belfast..
/////AVIDA DOLLARS (Sheff).
/////THIS IS NOT A DRILL (Sheff).
more tbc….. it’s not ’til November