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Fri 14 April 2017, 20:00 – 23:00 BST
Emerging from the suburbs, street corners and shadows of Bournemouth and Poole in early 2011, Empire Affair became a byword for high energy, emotional soaring, melodic indie rock in the town and beyond.
Comprising of lead singer Neil Tallant, guitarist Jack Woolston, guitarist & synth player Matt Park, bassface Tom Parrett and drummer Darren Sheppard, the 5 members wrote, recorded and gigged relentlessly until June 2015. Releasing 3 EPs, ‘Red Light’ (2011), ‘Sparks In The Dark’ (2012) and ‘Pangs’ (2014) the band were well known on the local circuit having topped the bill at 3 consecutive ‘Bandalism’ shows at the Bournemouth o2 Academy.
Other notable highlights include touring Croatia twice, supporting The Hooisers and Frankie & The Heartstrings and playing to a sellout crowd for a Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds aftershow party at Scala, London.
For night only, they are yours once again playing this one-off gig in aid of prostate cancer UK.