Something strange, something eloquent, refreshing, rhythmical and blissful. Accomplished originals band Strange Currencies present to you: Midlander Derby/Nottingham hybrid of rock, funk, blues and beyond. Sounds like…Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, progressive REM.
‘The incredibly creative and original STRANGE CURRENCIES will also be taking to the stage; prepare for PP Johnson’s resounding vocals and Claudine West’s extraordinary musical skills on the guitar, and mandolin, and basically any instrument! The dynamic of the two being ex-Rock band members but making beautiful Folk music together is delicious, strange, but intriguing. In a few words, it’s like Foo Fighters gone Peter Gabriel!’ Nusic 2017
December 2017 Rock Grand Final Winners and Indie Rock Winners for track ‘Carnival Of Fools’ on Ourstage.
The sonorous vocals of PP Johnson (Subway Circus, Under Twin Suns) This is rock music for the soul. The multi instrumentation of Claudine West (Subway Circus, Earth Tree Healing, The Idolins) emits rhythmical eloquence with alternative undertones. Lyrical diversity walks between parallel lines of the hauntingly uplifting. This creative originals band radiate powerful live performances. From their acoustic roots as a duo. In 2017 the band expanded and developed in to a fuller sound with roots in rock, funk and blues. Andrew Death (Wretched Elite) on guitar and Steve Canner on Bass. Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor, regularly joins in, adding some spontaneous harmonica. The versatile @strangecu have developed acoustic and electric sets: https://strangecu.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/automatic/
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The History: (Formed in April 2016.) Two ex-rock band members; One an insanely talented multi-instrumentalist Claudine West (The Idolins, Subway Circus) and the other a stunningly powerful vocalist. PP Johnson (No Empire, Subway Circus)
They began performing at local open mic nights to promote their music and have worked with local promoters such as ‘Roots Acoustic’ ‘Bad Time For Bonzo’ and ‘I’m Not From London.’
Band influences: The Who, The Doors, Smashing Pumpkins, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Bobby Womack, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Tori Amos, Sonic Youth, Black Sabbath, Rammstein, Jose Gonzalez, Suzanne Vega and R.E.M. (with the band name taken from the R.E.M. song)
They went on to complete a 27 acoustic local tour, almost split up. Then found an appreciative audience at aptly named, The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham. Which reinvigorated their passion to continue. In 2017 they added additional members creating their rock sound with optional acoustic sets.
Music Links : http://hyperurl.co/fvq7ck
Official Site https://strangecu.wordpress.com/
Debut Album ‘Making Monsters’ Released November 3rd 2017
Single ‘I’m Free‘ released 21st July 2017.
Single American Saviour, released December 3rd 2016.