IanMcNabb of the Icicle Works Plays Brentford

Another of Helen Martin's Gigs at St Paul's

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St Paul's Parish Centre
St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s Road
Brentford TW8 0PN.

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St Paul’s Church plays host to Ian McNabb, supported by Phil Martin and Swill Odgers, this Saturday.

The gig is the latest to be held at St Paul’s Church, TW8 0PN, which has enjoyed a growing reputation as a venue for gigs in recent years.

Ian McNabb was the singer/songwriter for the Icicle Works and has performed solo in recent years, including performing with former Beatle, Ringo Starr, while Phil Martin and Swill Odgers, lead singer of “The Men they Couldn’t Hang” will be the supporting act celebrating the release of an album and EP respectively.

Ian said: “Helen got in touch with me and asked if I fancied doing a show. It was to originally happen in June but I decided I would go on holiday so we had to move it but then I decided not to go on holiday.

“We do the gigs if we think it’s the right thing to do. I’m always gigging because I’m playing solo and I can do it whenever I want.

“I’m really looking forward to it because I’ve don’t think I’ve been to Brentford before and the idea of playing in a church makes it interesting.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Phil play as well because I understand he’s really good.”

The Icicle Works had some hits with "Love is a wonderful colour", "Birds Fly (Whisper to a scream)", "Evangeline" and "Understanding Jane", while McNabb has also performed with Ringo Starr, an experience which he cherishes to this day.

 “I’ve known Ringo’s family for a long time and we’ve been very close friends over the years and there’s been a couple of occasions when Ringo’s son asked me if I fancied doing a couple of shows with them, charity one offs, and I played bass in a couple of those. There’s not many people who can say they got to play Beatles’ music with a Beatle. It’s still really iconic and beyond exciting and it was so much fun.”

“I always dust off the Icicle Works for anniversary gigs so we did shows in March and April. We were only together between 1981 and 1988 but the music seems to live on in people’s hearts and they still like it. Most of the singles didn’t get that high in the charts at the time but seem to be getting better now and I think that’s because it harks back to the time when people used to go to a shop and buy records.”

The doors open at 7:15pm, with the music starting at 7:45. For more information on this and future gigs produced by Helen Martin, visit http://www.helenmartinproductions.com/.

Tom Moore

July 7, 2011

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