Derv Gordon (of The Equals)

Derv Gordon (of The Equals)

So What, Baby Shakes

Fri, May 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Derv Gordon (of The Equals)
Derv Gordon (of The Equals)
Styles at The Controls and Todd-O-Phonic Todd proudly present in his first ever East Coast appearances, Derv Gordon, the lead vocalist of the sensational band The Equals.

The Equals are best known for their huge 1968 smash hit “Baby Come Back”. Other well-known songs by The Equals include “I Get So Excited”, “Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys” and “Police On My Back”, which many discovered via The Clash’s cover version. Many current acts have been heavily influenced by The Equals, including Ty Segall, who recently covered their single “Diversion”.

The Equals were a pioneering mixed race group that never performed in The United States, though they were extremely popular in countries such as Germany and The Netherlands, as well as their home in The United Kingdom. While their best known member is Eddie Grant (who as a solo artist hit big with “Electric Avenue”), Derv has always been their lead singer.

Derv made his first ever U.S. appearance earlier this year, performing to a sold out crowd at The Elbo Room in San Francisco. As with that performance, he will backed by a fantastic Bay Area band, So What, who themselves owe a huge musical debt to The Equals. So What has just released their pulsating debut album, “Hard Gum” on Just Add Water Records. Bandleader Jason Duncan is also currently working on the first ever Equals biography, which is slated for publication later this year.

These performances will not merely be shows they will be events!
So What
So What
They call their sound "Hard 'gum", as in hard bubblegum- the kind the cuts the roof of your mouth. Brand new group playing Junkshop Glam/Bubblegum/Proto-punk insanity. They are the 4-headed bastard child of The Equals, Jook, and pre-disco Giorgio Moroder. So What is:

Jason Duncan (vocals/lead guitar)
Jeff Glave (rhythm guitar/vocals)
Omar Perez (bass guitar)
Rob Green (the drums/vocals)
Baby Shakes
Baby Shakes
Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. Formed in 2005, they’ve released 4 singles, a 10” heart-shaped EP, a singles collection, and two full length albums including the brand new Starry Eyes. They have toured the US, Japan, and Europe. Baby Shakes have shared the stage with The Romantics, The Boys, Shadows of Knight, The Undertones, Barracudas, Protex, Black Lips, Paul Collin’s Beat, among others.
Venue Information:
Monty Hall
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
http://wfmu.org/montyhall