The Cuban Heels performed for the first time since the 80s at last night’s SPIRIT OF PUNK celebrations for RIG Arts’ Inverclyde Music Heritage project.
Véloniños guitarist Laurie Cuffe was joined on stage by band mates John Milarky and Nick Clark with drummer Lesley McLaren supporting them behind the kit. The energetic set list included “Smok Walk”, “Sweet Charity” and the band’s interpretation of the Petula Clark classic “Downtown” amongst others.
As part of these celebrations an exhibition with photography, press clippings and memorabilia from Inverclyde’s vibrant music scene of the 70s and 80s is also on display at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock until Friday 19th July 2019.
Here’s a glimpse at just some of The Cuban Heels and Shakin’ Pyramids pieces being featured:
We wanted to let you know that Laurie will be joining his band mates from The Cuban Heels for a one-off gig (and their first since the 80s!) at The Spirit of Punk, an upcoming celebration of Inverclyde’s 70s and 80s music scene taking place at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on 12th July 2019.
We’re excited to be joining James King and the Lonewolves at CCA Glasgow on Saturday 14th January 2017!
CCA Glasgow is a very special venue for us, we played our first live show there as part of Ceòl’s Craic Americana Night in September 2013 and returned two more times in September 2014 and September 2015. We can’t wait to play at the venue again in January with James King and the Lonewolves.