Tickets £25 (£20 concessions) from Salisbury Arts Centre.co.uk
Telephone bookings 01722 321744.
£1 booking fee (per transaction)
Doors open 5.30pm, performance starts 6pm
“A musical extravaganza to celebrate the legendary cult musician, composer and producer Tim Smith. Formed in the late ’70s, his band Cardiacs were a thrilling combination of punk rock and psychedelic pop. The Alphabet Business Convention is a gathering of affectionate friends, fans and ex-members of Cardiacs performing music to bend and reshape your brain – in a good way!
By extra special request, the evening is headlined by extraordinarily diverse American musician Rob Crow. His band features members of Gong, Knifeworld, Scritti Politti and North Sea Radio Orchestra. This is a rare UK performance.
William D Drake (ex-Cardiacs) performs an eclectic set on his harmonium, drawing songs from Sea Nymphs as well as his own solo work.
Shrubbies , featuring Dominic Luckman (ex-Cardiacs) on drums, re-form especially for the event.
The evening is drawn to a close by legendary snooker player and DJ Steve Davis playing a set of interesting alternative music.
But it doesn’t end there! All proceeds go to Tim Smith who suffered a heart attack and two strokes in 2008.”
Prog magazine December 2016
by Rob Hughes
November 2016 (December 2016 issue)
The complete recordings of The Sea Nymphs will be released on Friday 4th November 2016.
Pre-order your copies of On The Dry Land and Sea Nymphs from 22.00 hrs Friday 16th September 2016 at Cardiacs.net
Elegant tee shirts bearing the striking album artwork, may also be pre-ordered at Cardiacs.net , for shipment on November 4th.
We joyfully announce, the fabled ‘lost’ second Sea Nymphs album, written and recorded by Mr Tim Smith, Mr William D Drake and Mrs Sarah Squid-Smith (circa 1992), and titled ‘On The Dry Land’, will be available to pre-order on 16th September 2016 at cardiacs.net .
Their eponymous first album ‘Sea Nymphs’ is to be re-released, pre-order on 16th September 2016 cardiacs.net .