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Carlito and The Drug Store Cowboys The Ivy House Sunderland 28 January 2012

Carlito and The Drug Store Cowboys The Ivey House Sunderland 28 January 2012
Carlito (Carl Stephenson) is the son of Sunderland born Jazz drummer Ronnie Stephenson, house drummer at Ronnie Scott’s Club in the 60s. He formed The Drug Store Cowboys in Holland a few years ago, and has recently returned to Sunderland to form a new version of the band. Last night was their debut gig, and was full of friends and relatives. Luke, guitarist in the new Cowboys, is Davy’s mate; so we went along to support them on their first night. Carlito is a high energy performer from the mould of Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger; think of The Damned, The Dead Boys, The New York Dolls, Captain Beefheart and The Stooges allĀ rolled into one. The set was a mixture of originals, other than a version of The Velvet Underground’s Waiting for the Man, and the encore of The Stone’s Sympathy for the Devil. LukeĀ also got to perform three of his own songs. The sound mix wasn’t great at times, but Carlito’s manic performance made up for it. Davy got me the setlist. The guys play the White Room in Sunderland soon (see flyer to the left, which Davy designed).

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