Derv Gordon (of The Equals)
So What, The Knast, Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band
Fri Jul 21 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$20.00 - $25.00
Derv Gordon, the lead vocalist of the The Equals, in his 1st Seattle performance.
Formed in the UK in the 1960s The Equals many classics include “Baby Come Back”, “I Get So Excited”, “Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys” and “Police On My Back”, which was covered The Clash. The many covers of thier songs include Ty Segalls recent cover of“Diversion”. The Equals were a pioneering mixed race group that while popular in Europe never performed in The United States. While their best known member is Eddie Grant (Electric Avenue), Derv has always been their lead singer.
Dervs first ever U.S performance in 2017 performing to a sold out crowd at The Elbo Room in San Fran. As with that performance, he will backed by Bay Area band So What. Their debut album, “Hard Gum” is on Just Add Water Records. Bandleader Jason Duncan is also currently working on the first ever Equals biography, slated for publication in 2017.
He was born June 29, 1948, twin-brother of Lincoln Gordon.
One finds the band’s sound as more of a "lost 45" than a revivalist act, whilst keeping the sound fresh, and bridging old and new.
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109