ANDY ROURKE of THE SMITHS DJ Set With Tim Woolvett and The Hot Mess DJs
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Tickets: $15.00 +S/C, , 09:00PM, 18+
Andy Rourke, as the former bass player of The Smiths, spent his early years honing his bass and guitar skills. He joined several rock groups including the funk group, Freak Party, alongside his school friend, John Maher a.k.a Johnny Marr. Rourke went on to play and record with many talented artists in the years following The Smiths, including Morrissey, Sinead O’Connor, The Pretenders, Badly Drawn Boy, and Aziz Ibrahim.
He formed Moondog One with Oasis’s former guitarist Bonehead, which also involved Mike Joyce and Craig Gannon, and he created the unique bass super-group Freebass in 2005 bringing in Peter Hook, formerly of New Order and Joy Division, and Gary Mounfield “Mani” of The Stone Roses & Primal Scream.
Currently, Rourke DJ’s worldwide and has his own radio on the New York based East Village Radio every Monday. The show is called Jetlag, which is also the name of his newest collaboration with Olé Koretsky. The two have put out a couple remixes including a remix of “Breakneck Speed” by Tokyo Police Club and they are currently working on an LP together. While the Smiths have no intention of reuniting, Andy Rourke continues to lend his genius within music industry.
Rourke will bring that musical genius to the republik for a DJ set on September 15.