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Balaam and the Angel on Saturday 16th May 2020
Please note, this event has been postponed until 14th Nov 2020.
Post Punk Legends, Balaam and the Angel are heading back to Bedford Esquires to be part of the venue's 30th Anniversary celebrations...
As children in Motherwell, Scotland, the Morris brothers worked in the entertainment industry as part of a cabaret act. They moved south to England to Cannock, Staffordshire, where they formed Balaam and the Angel.
Initially the band self-released a series of EP's and an album entitled Sun Family via their own Chapter 22 label and played some tour dates opening for The Cult. This caught the attention of Virgin Records, who signed them and released their debut album, The Greatest Story Ever Told. They toured in the United States with The Mission, Kiss and label mate Iggy Pop.
A second guitarist and the first non-sibling, Ian McKean of Twenty Flight Rockers, was added to the band in 1988. The band began to move away from gothic rock music styles into a sound that had more in common with hard rock. With their new-found style, they recorded the album Live Free or Die.] This was soon followed up in similar style when they recorded Days of Madness, before leaving Virgin Records. Their song 'I'll Show You Something Special' appeared on the soundtrack for the film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Music Genres: 80s, Alternative, Punk, Rock
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