AD Roots presents:
AD Roots Live Music
Shana and The Ninjas + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Handstand Parade
The After Dark: Reading's Best Kept Secret for live music.
Entry is £4 online / £6 on the door
We have some real funky Live Music for ya'll tonight!
Shana & the Ninjas
Who Killed Nancy Johnson
After the event, all guests obtain free entry to our Club Night 11pm - 2.30am.
The After Dark Club 112 London Street Reading RG1 4SJ
0118 957 6847
Shana & The Ninjas are a four piece funk rock band from Guildford/London. We write big tunes, with funky riffs and rocky breakdowns. We take huge inspiration from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus and Rage Against The Machine.
We have played all around venues in Surrey, London and Reading, with many planned in the future. We always get the crowd excited and moving, and bring an exciting, groovy vibe to every gig.
We recently recorded some demos which are attached below! We hope to do some more professional recordings in the near future and release some songs across all major platforms .
Here is a link to our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shana-and-The-Ninjas-223900061556895/
Here is a link to our instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shanaandtheninjas/
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act.
"It's really worth getting to see these guys" - Punkarolla
Influences include The Ruts, Wire, Magazine, Black Flag, Fugazi, Killing Joke.
"Powerful yet melodic... this lot would be well received up Blackpool on the Rebellion line up" - Lights Go Out
The songs - apart from one cover that pops up in the live set from time to time - are original.
"A brilliant band... full of energy... a really cool post-punk feel" - New Music Saturday
Formed in Reading (UK) in 2015 from the embers of punk/pop band Nancy Johnson, the change of name mirrored a development from the frat-boy approach of Nancy Johnson to a more edgy and aggressive sound.
"A style that is quite unique... pour out a huge amount of energy... if you get the chance, go see ’em" - Plasma Music TV
Since 2016 the band has gigged at multiple venues in Reading, Basingstoke, Oxford, Guildford, High Wycombe, Kingston, London, Brighton, Chatham, Southampton, St Albans, Colchester and Cirencester, releasing their first EP, Cops and Robbers, in January 2017.
"Spiked with amphetamines... a band that embraces punk's origins as well as influences from the last four decades" - thePUNKsite
In late 2017 WKNJ made their first visit outside the UK with a couple of dates in Milan, and played a set for BBC Introducing LIVE.
"Quality stuff" - IssuePunkZine
In 2018 they toured France, released their second EP, Flat Earth Theory, followed by an eponymous full-length CD-only album that collects all their recorded work so far, including remixes and material not released elsewhere.
"Well worth checking out" - 4.52am
Most recently (September 2018) they released a single, They Reap, for Musicians Against Homelessness. A vinyl release via Sounds of the Suburbs is incoming late 2018/early 2019.
"Jaw-droppingly good... more hooks than a deep sea fishing line" - Scene Sussex
Who Killed Nancy Johnson are Stefan BALL - vocals; Pete MOULTON - guitar; Mark WREN - drums; Julien BRUINAUD - bass. The question mark is optional.
"Bloody good... shades of Killing Joke" - RG New Music
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