If you love your freakbeat – or just love a good rock yarn – you might want to check out the screening of the Jesse Hector documentary A Message To The World.
60s pioneer Hector now makes a living as a cleaner at the Hackney Empire – a million miles away from his work with 60s freakbeat outfit The Clique, proto-punk bruisers Crushed Butler and The Hammersmith Gorillas. This documentary follows him on a journey around London, retracing his fifty years in rock n’ roll, right back to the early days skiffling at the 2 I’s in Old Compton Street at the age of just 12 through to the role he had in shaping punk – and the influence he had on the likes of Paul Weller, Billy Idol, Shane McGowan and Rat Scabies.
The film screens as part of the Raindance Film Festival, specifically on Saturday 4th October at the Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue at 12pm. See here for more details. And check out the trailer below: