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Get Hip celebrates it's 8th anniversary on Saturday 9th March with The Mourning After at The Green Room, Green Dragon Studios Theatre Yard, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1JZ.
Sheffields finest The Mourning After were the first band to play the Get Hip night and we look forward to welcoming them back to the club which will be their 7th Get Hip appearance.
As well as the band you'll have the Get Hip DJ crew spinning the vinyl with a mix of sounds, everything from 60s Soul, Latin, R&B, Hammond Grooves, Garage & Psych, Funk, Ska and other cool sounds. Advance tickets are £5 + booking fee (£8 on the door). Doors open at 8pm (band on around 9pm) and the music goes on till midnight. Since it's the clubs anniversary night there will also be a FREE GET HIP CD available on the door for early arrivals.
THE MOURNING AFTER:
A passion for 60’s Garage/Beat/R n B was the catalyst that bonded The Mourning After in 1987.
This passion was evident at their debut gig at The Take Two club in Sheffield after which they were offered a residency playing with all the charting indie bands of the time…..Primal Scream, Psychic TV, Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine etc.
They quickly became THE live band to watch in the north of England and in one case literally brought the house down when a show at The Broken Doll in Newcastle had to be stopped after the ceiling caved in from the weight of the crowd jumping around.
As reputation of their frenzied gigs spread Captain Sensible came to see for himself. As the band staggered off stage he immediately asked them to record an LP for his Deltic record label.
The band hit Wemeenit Studios in Barnet. The session produced by Captain Sensible and engineered by Steve Broughton (The Edgar Broughton Band) resulted in 14 tracks being recorded in a day. All seemed to be going great for the band until a phone call outlining Deltic had gone bankrupt brought them back to earth.
Mystic Beat Records heard of their plight and started a 2 year battle to get back the tapes from the Wemeenit session as the band continued to gig up and down the UK. Upon acquiring the tapes it was found most of the guitar and vocal tracks had been wiped off and had to be recorded again. This was done in Sheffield at Ian Burdon’s (The Human League) home. Photo’s and artwork were sorted and the record pressed. Then for reasons that remain a mystery to this day, the owner of Mystic Beat shelved the LP. Apart from a handful of promo copies it still sits in boxes above a record shop in Sheffield.
Undefeated The Mourning After bounced back releasing 10 singles over the next 5 years and continuing to perform their wild shows until 1999 when after the closure of most of the great live venues in the UK they called it a day.
THE END……………..or maybe not?
Out of the blue in 2008 Tryptic Records contacted the band and asked if they had any material for a single. The band who had remained friends recorded 3 tunes and followed it up with tours of France and Spain.
Enjoying being back together they returned to Purple Pit Studios to begin their 2nd LP ‘Tall, Dark & Guesome’ which was released by Screaming Apple Records in 2014.
The bands 3rd album ‘The 10th Century’ was to follow in 2018 on Heavy Soul Records featuring 12 original tracks and probably the bands best songs to date. The following year the band put out their 14 single ‘You’re No Good’ the front cover of which featured a photo taken from a Get Hip night at The Georgian Theatre.
Since then the band have released another 3 singles and an EP and in 2023 Detour Records put out a LP/CD ‘Do Your Thaang’ (The Weemeenit Sessions) which is taken the original tapes of the bands debut album from 1991.
Chris Blackburn guitar/vocals
Scott Cardwell bass/vocals
Lee Radforth organ/vocals
Stace Austin drums
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