I’ve been meaning to write a blog about Pete Bentham and the Dinnerladies for a while and every time I see them I make a mental note to jot down some scribblings. Sadly, being a multimedia node as I am, I’m constantly pulled in a dozen different directions by work, social demands and the 360.
However, the release of a first video in the shape of Lorry Driver and the announcement of an upcoming gigs that feature Mr B – he of the famous and brilliant Inner-City Sumo – and the ladies means it’s a good time to start.
The gang often play Free Rock’N’Roll at the Caledonia every other thursday night alongside a variety of other pub-rock/punk-rock/power-pop types in a sweaty, noisy and always-enjoyable atmosphere.
It’s pretty eclectic stuff, and there’s an eclectic audience to match. I always think of the scouse-pub drunken singalongs that any history of the city describes whenever I’m there, especially when Bentham’s anthemic choruses kick in.
There’s also a Love Music Hate Racism gig coming at Bumper where Pete and the Dinnerladies will feature. Catch it – you’ll be singing the songs in your head for weeks after.
Here’s The Lorry Driver Song video. It’s not my favourite, but it’s still dead good:
NB. This post marks my first real efforts with Apture – that’s what all the embedded links are about if you’re wondering.