The Captains Cabin

This nautical pub was just off the Haymarket. As well as Apples and Snakes gigs, Billy Bragg also ran a night before he made it big. I was his keyboard stand on a few occasions.
There were some great line ups at Apples and Snakes in the early days, this flier from 1985 has Seething Wells, Levi Tafari, Little Brother, Porky the Poet, Nick Toczek, Surfin Dave, the Mad Kiwi Ranter and more.

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One thought on “The Captains Cabin

  1. marshwerg

    A year before this, Billy actually did an A&S gig at the Roebuck in Tottenham Court Road. A&S’s then-director says that, to her lasting regret, his demo tape ended up in a skip when she moved house a couple of years later.

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