THE GALLERY: Wood and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19

Words by Ed King / Pics by Aatish Ramchurn

On Saturday 2nd March, Wood and Nails headlined at The Flapper – with support from Dearist, George Gadd, and Last Light.

Promoted by Surprise You’re Dead, the gig was a raucous celebration of Wood and Nails’ latest single ‘Searching for an Exit’ – which you can wrap your grubby little music-for-free ears around here. Or better still, click here to buy something from the band in question and keep them in diamond crusted plectrums. Or food. Or whatever it is that artistes need to survive these days.

But by all on and offline reports, recollections, fervent cries and night terrors of loss and longing, the evening was a rip-roaring success. So much so, in fact, that the Birmingham Review front line reporter has been missing in action ever since… if found, please return to BRHQ.

Luckily, we had more troops in the crowd – a man who shall now and forever be referred to as ‘photo ninja’, for his Matrixesque ability to weave through a mosh pit whilst messing about with that all important ISO.

And as for the rest of you, indulge yourselves in some glorious gig shots from Saturday 2nd March at The Flapper in THE GALLERY – featuring headliners Wood and Nails, alongside support acts Last Light, George Gadd, and Dearist. There are a few picked cherries to begin with, then the larger mosaic gallery – so viddy below my droogs, such a gromky shoom horrorshow:

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

For more on Wood and Nails, visit their Spotify artist profile by clicking here – or to visit the Wood and Nails Facebook page for more info and links, click here.

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Dearist – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

For more on Dearist, visit www.facebook.com/DearistUK

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George Gadd – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

For more on George Gadd, visit www.georgegadd.bandcamp.com

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Last Light – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

For more on Last Light, visit www.soundcloud.com/lastlightuk

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Dearist – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Dearist – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Dearist – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Dearist – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Dearist – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

George Gadd – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

George Gadd – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

George Gadd – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

George Gadd – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

George Gadd – supporting Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

Woods and Nails @ The Flapper 02.03.19 / Aatish Ramchurn

All photography by Aatish Ramchurn / Aatish Photography.

For more from Surprise You’re Dead, including further event listings and online ticket sales, visit www.surpriseyouredeadmusic.co.uk

For more on The Flapper, including venue details and further event listings, visit www.theflapper.co.uk

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