Get Ready to Go to a rocking weekend at Craufurd Arms

MPMC Craufurd Arms
MPMC Craufurd Arms

Nineties Britpop titans Republica will be bringing an ear splitting weekend at The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, to a crescendo on Sunday, May 4.

Republica dominated the charts in the 90s and exploded back in 2013 with a new EP, UK tour and festival slots.

Between 1996 and 1999, Republica sold an incredible three million albums and clinched Top five slots in the UK, America and Europe with platinum sales across the globe, while their hit single Ready to Go soared to Number One in 18 countries.

Ready to Go featured on more than 300 films and adverts and Wes Craven selected their hit single, Drop Dead Gorgeous for the soundtrack to his hit movie Scream.

The band’s iconic and fiery frontwoman, Saffron, Tim Dorney (keyboard),Johnny Male (guitar) and Conor Lawrence (drums) rode the Britpop wave of female-fronted rock bands like Sleeper, Elastica, Garbage and Lush, injecting it with their self-dubbed “techno-pop, punk rock” sound.

General admission by e-ticket costs £10 via the Craufurd Arms website www.thecraufurdarms.com.

In total there will be six bands at Stratford Road, Wolverton, venue.

> Peartree Bridge Family will be performing on Friday, May 2. They have been described as playing “Bl**dy loud rock and glam covers that’ll blow yer mind”.

The band features “Sex God” Rob who is famed for his ability to “drink, swear and sing, all at the same time”.

You might not want to invite him – or his musical mates – to tea with the vicar.

> Orange Jonny, also appearing on Friday, formed in 2012 after two brothers got together with the intention of starting a band and taking older brother Nick Harper’s songs out to the public domain.

Nick had spent several years writing with, and touring as front man for Milton Keynes based rock band Duke Of Marmalade and with them boasted many achievements including working at Paul Weller’s recording studio and headlining festivals up and down the country.

He made the decision to move on and immediately started writing with his brother Logan ‘The Bear’ Harper on bass.

> Rage Against the Machine tribute “Enraged” will be playing on Saturday as will Rammlied, a tribute to German industrial metal band Rammstein, from Berlin.

> On Sunday Indie covers band No Hot Ashes will be rocking the venue.

Visit www.thecraufurdarms.com for details.