Proud Camden is preparing itself for a Mancunian invasion on Thursday 31st May when it hosts a unique tribute night to The Smiths to coincide with the opening of photography exhibition, Manchester: So Much To Answer For.
Promoters, All Night Long, have lined up The Smiths’ drummer Mike Joyce to headline the launch event taking place at Proud Camden making "Panic: A Homage to The Smiths" a must see for all fans of Morrissey and The Smiths. As well as the special DJ set from Mike, there will be live music from two bands on the rise – Hoodlums and Hatcham Social. Both bands are busily rehearsing cover versions of The Smiths’ hits to pay their respects to a band which has consistently been cited as one of the most influential acts to emerge from Britain in the 1980s.
Marking the 30th anniversary of The Smith’s formation, the exhibition by renowned photographer Kevin Cummins is a fantastic retrospective of The Smiths that opens to the public from 1st June. Cummins’ exhibition will be at Proud Camden until July 15th and includes his catalogue of the band’s publicity stills, countless magazine shoots and candid behind the scenes shots of Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce as they took their distinctive post punk music around the world. Cummins’ work also depicts the Manchester of the 80s, and the exhibition boasts a collection of stark, melancholy cityscapes which capture the cultural, social and political climate that gave birth to Indie music. Manchester: So Much To Answer For, documents The Smiths, the city and the aftermath.
Tickets for the launch gig, Panic: A Homage to The Smiths, are available now from Proud Camden