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The Twang to play East End T-Mobile Street Gig

The Twang

Story by Jack Foley

T-MOBILE continue their successful series of Street Gigs with NME Award winners The Twang, who will be clocking in and rocking out in the heart of London’s East End on May 2.

These five boys from Birmingham like to keep it real, so have agreed to play this unique gig back at the scene of where they filmed their first video for debut single Wide Awake – and real fans of the band will know exactly where this is.

Martin Saunders said. “We wanted to do something for our first music video that reflects what we are about. This gritty East End club reminds us of where we used to rehearse in Birmingham, and shooting there let us have our mates be part of our video.

“We have had some great times in London so far but filming our first video in a room full of pissed up and partying friends was proper ace!”

The band have received widespread critical acclaim, embarked on a sell out tour and won the coveted Philip Hall Radar award at this year’s NME Awards.

The Twang’s T-Mobile Street Gig will welcome just 200 fans to see what makes them tick!

This unique venue is steeped in history and still totally traditional in style. What goes on inside the venue, however, is traditionally NOT so traditional – and is viewed as perfect for a T-Mobile Street Gig!

Tickets are strictly by invite only. To be in with a chance of getting on the guestlist, music fans must register online at from Monday, April 23 until Friday, April 27.

Already in its third year, T-Mobile Street Gigs 2007 kicked off with a fabulous circus-themed gig with Mika in a big top at Berkeley Square, in London, and has since followed up with Scotland’s The View playing Edinburgh Castle,Lady Sovereign giving a pole position performance at a go kart track in Leeds and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly getting in tune with his fans aboard a train.

The 15 unique T-Mobile Street Gigs last year included The Strokes performing among dinosaurs at London’s Natural History Museum and The Rakes in a Kebab Shop.

And 2007 promises to be an incredible year for T-Mobile Street Gigs. Not only will it be bigger and better than ever before with 20 gigs taking place, but it will be visiting more cities across the country, so watch this space…

If you’re not lucky enough to attend then you can tune into the new series of Transmission With T-Mobile on Channel 4 on June 1, 2007, to see highlights of The Twang.