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Gina Birch

Tuesday 21st March 2023

Helen McCookerybook + Grant Lyons (DJ)

At The Hope & Ruin

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £15 + booking fee / £19 on the door

Melting Vinyl presents:
Gina Birch +Helen McCookerybook + Grant Lyons (DJ)
The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
£15 + booking fee / £19 on the door
Doors 8pm / Start 8.30pm
Age restrictions – 18+


Gina Birch

In celebration of upcoming debut record ‘I Play My Bass Loud’ out via Third Man Records in Feb 2023, Gina Birch of beloved band The Raincoats will be joining Melting Vinyl for this very special solo headline show.

As one-half of the Raincoats’ core duo since 1977, Gina Birch is a punk icon with a pop sensibility, an art-schooled adventurer who has painted, filmed, and performed by her own rules for over 45 years—using her visual art to tell stories, charging raw recordings with concepts. Her history converges onto her first solo album, I Play My Bass Loud, its title evoking her singular approach to her instrument as well as an ethos. She won’t hang back, or play a supporting role. She is now taking centre stage.

Outside of her many accomplishments with pioneering feminist post-punk act The Raincoats, Birch has developed her artistic endeavours through embarking on a solo artist career.

As a musician, Birch’s solo material delves into multiple stylistic realms including post-punk, art-rock, punk rock, experimental, lo-fi, electronic, and experimental proving her creative position as one of contemporary music’s most exciting and relevant soloists.


Helen McCookerybook

Helen’s 1979 punk-inspired band The Chefs was formed in Brighton. Now solo, her album Drawing on My Dreams was released in 2022.


Grant Lyons (DJ)

Grant Lyons is an Iceland infatuated record collector and general music nerd who has lectured in Music Technology, managed bands, owned a record label and recording studio and curates his own website on music, travel and food.