Cherry Red acts are a peach
(Thursday October 7th 1982)

INDEPENDENT London record label Cherry Red are to present two exhibition concerts in Kingston showcasing some of their best acts.

The gigs on October 8 and 9 will be at Kingston Polytechnic in Penrhyn Road and are part of a major tour organised by Cherry Red.

The Friday show is headlined by Manchester group The Passage whose album Degenerates has made the national charts. Their recent single XOYO received a lot of airplay and a new single Wave is released to coincide with this tour.

Lead singer Dick Witts may also be known to readers as a presenter of BBC 2’s Oxford Road Show.

Sharing the bill with The Passage are the Nuneaton duo Eyeless in Gaza and the poet and folk musician Attila the Stockbroker. Eyeless currently have an album Drumming the Beating Heart and single Veil Like Calm on release on Cherry Red. Their vocalist Martyn Bates recently completed a solo album entitled Letters Written.

Saturday’s bill is another interesting combination with cult band The Monochrome Set headlining.