The’s and The Voo-Dooms

Sat 26 Oct 2024



£25* Standing | £30* Seated



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The’s and The Voo-Dooms

An explosive double bill featuring the all-female Japanese trio from Kill Bill!

About The’s…

The’s are an all-female Japanese rockin’ garage trio band from Tokyo who play the UK every so often. The band consists of Yoshiko Fujiyama on guitar and lead vocal, Chellio Panther Omo on bass and Sachiko on drums.

The’s music draws from multiple genres of American music, including rock and roll, surf, rockabilly, doo-wop, punk rock and psychobilly. According to Yoshiko “Ronnie” Fujiyama, the band wanted to “deconstruct rock ‘n’ roll into punk music by using distortion and noise and screaming.”

The’s became known in the West after their appearance in Kill Bill Vol.1 in which they performed “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield”, “I’m Blue” (a cover of The Ikettes’ song) and “Woo Hoo” in a Tokyo club, “The House Of Blue Leaves”. On the Special Bonus Features of the Kill Bill Volume 1 DVD, one of the specials featured a live performance which shows the’s singing “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield” and “I’m Blue” during filming of the movie. The’s song “The Barracuda” is featured in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift soundtrack.

According to Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino, he discovered the music of the’s after hearing it in an urban clothing store in Tokyo, hours before going to the airport. Tarantino asked if he could purchase the CD from the store, as he had no time to go to a music shop. When the shop assistant on duty refused, the manager was called. When Tarantino offered the manager double the retail price of the CD, he acquired it!

About The Voo-Dooms…

London’s Voo-Dooms have been turning heads and flipping wigs up and down the country over the course of their so-far-pretty-damn-short existence. Medway-style garage is their ouvre, so grab yer deerstalkers, pinstriped shirts and bone necklaces and get ready to rediscover that magical nexus point at the meeting of 70s punk, 60s Brit invasion and 80s video nasties.

The Voo-Dooms purvey a Trash, Rockin’ Voodoo, Garage Punk sound, perfect to get any bone-a-shakin’-and-a-twistin’, sending mummies into a frenzy throughout the land.

Somewhat a supergroup, The Voo-Dooms feature Garage Punk veterans Bruce Brand (The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, The Headcoats, The Masonics, etc), Dan Whaley (The Dustaphonics, The Charles Napiers, The Diaboliks, etc), Dave Prince (The Sundowners, The Untamed and The Hi-Fis) and Mick Cocksedge (The Untamed, Cordwood Draggers and The Dead Bone Ramblers), each carving their own name on the musical hall of Doom!

This event is a fundraiser for community radio station Phonic FM.


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