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Pete Fij - Solo Retrospective

Worthing, W Sussex

A rare solo show from Pete Fij as he looks back on 25+ years of making music with a retrospective of his work. Pete Fij(alkowkski) was the singer, guitarist in Adorable (Against Perfection 1993 / Fake 1994) on the legendary Creation Records label, who topped the indie charts with their post-shoegaze / pre-britpop singles such as Homeboy & Sunshine Smile, before he joined up with his brother Krzys to form 1 Little Indian band Polak (Swansongs 2000 / Rubbernecking 2002) which took in influences from the likes of Beck, Radiohead & dEUS. Fij went into musical exile having what he now describes as 'a musical breakdown' before re-emerging to widespread critical acclaim with 2 albums recorded together with the celebrated House of Love guitarist Terry Bickers (Pete Fij & Terry Bickers : Broken Heart Surgery 2014 / We Are Millionaires 2017). With a voice compared to Lee Hazlewood, Lou Reed & Richard Hawley, Fij has also built up a reputation as an intelligent and talented songwriter (the best lyricist since Jarvis Cocker last put pen to paper The Independent), and a meandering life lived pursuing dreams on the fringes of the music business has given him the requisite experience to fill his work with a resigned charm, and also, more importantly, the ability to attach that feeling to songs of forlorn lusciousness The Arts Desk. To celebrate being on this earth for 50 yrs, Pete Fij is embarking on a series of UK & European dates in the spring of 2019 where he will play songs from his back catalogue interwoven from some of the stories behind them, as well as tales from his life. This will be a unique opportunity to get up close and very personal as Pete opens his heart through stories and song. Post show there will be a DJ set. Tickets are £5 for Cellar Arts Club members / £7 for non-members Reviews for 'Broken Heart Surgery' 2017 These unfailingly lovely late night reflections stalk the same territory as the 3rd Velvet Underground album, Richard Hawley, The Lilac Time, and ballad mode Jesus & Mary Chain Uncut Lush melodies and driven by Pete Fij's worn yet honeyed voice, both mask and enhance the ennui Classic Rock Minor key, acoustic introspection (Hawley, Lloyd Cole-ish) done so beautifully it's as if they're singing to 1 another in the dustlight of a pub back room; strumming, crooning, nursing collective memories Mojo Deceptively simple, direct, beautifully constructed and timeless odes to love and dreams, lost and still bubbling and refined it with an English approach to song writing that takes the influences of Roy Orbison, Scott Walker's less cheesy 60s output and Richard Hawley Americana UK A sweetly gloomy affair with Fijalkowski's languorous tales of fatalist romance and lives slowly going nowhere Q Stunning OHM
6 Apr, Sat At 7:30pm
Worthing, W Sussex
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