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Break ranks and be bowled over by brigadiers at the Brook, Chatham

Date: 03/06/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

PART OF FUSE MEDWAY FESTIVAL - Saturday, 31 May to Saturday, 14 June Brigadier Ambrose, one of Medway's brightest young bands and current bastions of Radio One will headline The Brook Theatre, Chatham on Saturday, 14 June, 7.30pm. In the last 18 months the band has released three singles, which have attracted the attention of BBC DJs Huw Stephens, Stuart Marconie and Phil Jupitus, resulting in a session at the corporation's fabled Maida Vale studios. The four-piece have been called a merging of Pavement and Belle and Sebastian, although Syd Barrett, Super Furry Animals and The Kinks at their village green height equally spring to mind. Melodic, witty and refreshingly unconcerned about fame and fortune, Brigadier Ambrose is musically an ego-free zone, although swords are often raised when the conversation turns to science, cricket, cheese or Reeves and Mortimer. Tickets for the gig are £5, with support coming from another Medway-based band - Wait for Tomorrow. To book phone box office on 01634 338338, email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk or visit www.fusefestival.org.uk. Fuse Medway Festival is a celebration of arts and creativity in Medway. Spanning three weekends of great live performances and exhibitions, the festival includes theatre, indoors and out, cabaret, music, visual arts, dance and a hamper-full of fun for families. Visit www.fusefestival.org.uk to download a free brochure and uncover the full line-up. Alternatively, call box office on 01634 338338 to request a hard copy.