Roots Around The World


Saturday 14 October
8.30pm (Doors 8.00pm)

Chichester Inn
38, West Street
Chichester PO19 1RP

Tickets  £12.50


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the standard lamps


Fresh from supporting THE WHO (for the second time!) on their 2017 UK dates...

...The Standard Lamps believed that it was about time music went back to basics, by which they meant, back to the sound of the rock and blues bands that influenced them such as The Who, Dr Feelgood and The Jam.

The band built up a strong local following in Kent and in January 2014 at The Forum in Tunbridge Wells supported the Wilko Johnson Band. Wilko’s then manager, Lisa Climie, approached them to support Wilko and Roger Daltrey at a one-off show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire the following month.

Following this, ‘The Lamps’ (as they are affectionately known), went on to support The Who on their Who Hits 50 arena tour in 2014. Reviewing them alongside The Who at Leeds, Mojo Magazine acclaimed The Standard Lamps as “Tight and bluesy”, adding that they, “At times look and sound uncannily like The Who of 40 years ago”. They then appeared alongside The Who, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and The Kaiser Chiefs at Hyde Park in June 2015, and in September 2015 and April 2016 they supported The Bluetones on their 20th anniversary tour.

Get Ready To Rock hailed their, “strong melodies and songs”. Commenting “You can see why they have landed such prestigious support slots” adding “these songs should help the band get more established with their Modern blues/rock with a heavy nod to the classic Who sound”.

They released the single ‘The Model World’ in October 2015 which had plays on BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long show as well as being play-listed on 6Music, Planet Rock and having spot plays on Absolute radio. The Lamps released their second album ‘Long Lost Love’ in April 2016 to rave reviews and the guys are currently working on material for their 3rd release.