It’s a sad day for the Kent music scene. To add to the sad loses of bands such as Save Target As. and Promise Me Tomorrow, Tyrannosaurus Alan are calling it a day.
Tonight at the Beacon Court in Gillingham Tyrannosaurus Alan will play their last ever gig. For four years the band have pedaled their unique sound, built on ska, punk, hip-hop plus more other genres than there are words for. During their four year life span Tyrannosaurus Alan have even played across Europe, playing over 680 gigs or one million by their own count. They’ve rocked crowds from our own Kent to places like London, Bristol and Newcastle. Across the channel they’ve made friends in countries such as France and the Netherlands. All this has gained them over 5000 fans.
Musically the seven piece have released one album, Campaign, which received high praise including this from one unknown reviewer.
“here’s a notice to you all: the band’s album, ‘Campaign’ (picked up tonight), is storming. It’s skacore with a wit and intelligence, and just a bloody big sound, and it’s very reminiscent of tonight’s headliner. This band will be followed closely next year.”
Tyrannosaurus Alan also have a track free to download called S.T.B. Beyond Kent however the ska scene has lost a vibrant and entertaining presence. The band have played with the likes of Imperial Leisure. Tyrannosaurus Alan have achieved international airplay and played a Maida Vale session for the BBC, voted one of the best punk sessions recently.
Catch them tonight and hear what all the hype was about at the Beacon Court, Gillingham with Slaves, AvaGrace and Clay Pigeon.