Verbal Warning return to the Sandy Pate Sports Bar at One Call Stadium this Friday (27 November) for another energetic night of old-school Punk Rock, New Wave and general mayhem.
Although the band have played at One Call Stadium before, this will be the first appearance for the blistering new line-up, which has injected a new energy into a band already known for their high-octane performances.
Verbal Warning will take to the stage at 9pm and the bar is open until midnight. After almost 10 years of playing gigs up and down the country with an unchanged line-up, drummer Ian and guitarist Lee gave notice they were leaving.
However bassist Paul Warning (Paul Tomlinson) and singer John Warning (better known locally as Chad sports’ editor John Lomas) were quick to recruit new faces and in came Ant Warning (Ant Smith) on drums and Tone Warning (Ant White) on guitar.
Six months rehearsing with the new line-up saw the band become invigorated and Chad sports’ editor and lead singer John Lomas is delighted with how the new-look band is taking shape.
“It’s been a real boost to have the new boys join us,” said John.
“It’s like a marriage ending and the buzz of a new relationship. The new lads have come in with new ideas and enthusiasm and their playing is fantastic.
“We have just started writing a new album of our own stuff which I don’t think would have happened with the previous lineup.”
Since the formation of the new-look band, Verbal Warning have already played large festival stages in Tewkesbury, Derby CAMRA National Winter Beer Festival, the old Victorian bandstand in the grounds of Nottingham Castle for the Robin Hood CAMRA Beer Festival and the Long Eaton Carnival marquee. This alongside dozens of pub gigs.
Friday night’s gig will see them perform a mix of original material written by the band, as well as a number of covers such as hits from Stranglers, Green Day, Sex Pistols, Undertones, Clash and Ramones to Jilted John, ACDC, The Monkees, Cockney Rebel, The Jam and The Specials.
To see more of the band, visit their website at www. verbalwarninguk.com or like their Facebook page to keep up to date with their gig guide.