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Damned Associated - Miscellaneous Live Performances

This list is not intended to be a definitive list of shows by Damned or ex-Damned members - instead, some of the noteworthy projects by members / former members of The Damned, that have not been listed elsewhere on these pages.


2016

Brian James and Friends

Wednesday 6 July 2016 - 100 Club, London

Set: Walkin' Around Naked, Becoming A Nuisance, Born To Kill, Somethin' Floatin', The Twist, Alone, The Regulator, You Try, Slow It Down, Method To My Madness, The Last Time, Neat Neat Neat. encore - I Feel Alright, New Rose.

Comments: Brian James show celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the first ever show by The Damned. Support from Black Bombers. During the Brian James set - lead guitar Brian James throughout, Austpig (Austen Gayton) bass throughout, Mark Taylor keyboards as necessary, Pilly Lamf (Alan Pilly Pilsworth) on drums for 'Walkin' Around Naked' to 'Neat Neat Neat', Rat Scabies on drums for 'I Feel Alright' and 'New Rose', Brian James lead vocal from 'Walkin' Around Naked' to 'The Regulator', Dirty Al (Alan Clayton) lead vocal for 'You Try' to 'Neat Neat Neat', Dirty Al and Ginger Wildheart shared lead vocal for 'I Feel Alright' and 'New Rose'.

If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me (live show featuring Rat Scabies)

10 March - 16 April 2016 - The Young Vic, Waterloo, London

Comments: If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me - this live show, conceived by Jane Horrocks and Aletta Collins, features the music of The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, The Human League, The Buzzcocks, Soft Cell and more - Running time one hour, advertising states - 'Jane Horrocks stars in an extraordinary new show - part gig, part dance piece. Jane sings her own gritty and soulful versions of the new wave music she grew up with in the North West.' With Fabienne Débarre, Conor Doyle, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Jane Horrocks, Kipper Eldridge, Mark Neary, Lorena Randi, Rat Scabies, Michael Walters.

2015-2017

The Mutants (with Rat Scabies)

Comments: Having recorded as part of The Mutants in 2014 (for the July 2015 album release 'Tokyo Nights'), some live appearances have been made… including 12 June 2015 at The Basebent Bar & THREE, Tokyo, Japan. A further recording was made during late 2015 (and early 2016?) ...so more live shows to come? Update: As at early 2017, Rat Scabies continues to play live with The Mutants.

2011-2013

The Members (with Rat Scabies)

various

Comments: Rat Scabies became the permanent drummer with The Members from 2011-2013. Extensive touring included UK, European, Australian and New Zealand dates.

2009-2013

Brian James and Rat Scabies (together)

various

Comments: Rat Scabies and Brian James have continued appearing together in recent years. Initial performances included supporting the Eagles of Death for 2 dates in November 2009 and appearing at The Legendary Labour Club during February 2010. During 2012 they toured extensively under the billing 'Scabies & James play Damned Damned Damned' (first show being 3 March 2012 at the Hog and Hosper in Pontypool, Wales). Initially the band included bassist Austpig from Flat Pigs and vocalist Chex from Murder of Crows. By June of 2012, Texas Terri Bomb had taken over vocal duties. Although a planned US tour for April and May of 2012 was cancelled, they have also played shows outside the UK - noteably Japanese shows in June 2012 and a Belgium show during October of the same year and some French dates during 2013.

2006

Brian James, Rat Scabies, Mani and Casey Chaos

Thursday 6 July 2006 - 100 Club, Oxford

Set: New Rose, Help, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Stab Your Back, Feel The Pain, Sick Of Being Sick, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, Neat Neat Neat, I Feel Alright.

Comments: This event was a collaboration between artists to cellabrate the anniversary of The Damned's first performance, at the 100 Club, 30 years earlier. Support from The Sex Pistols Experience and TV Smith.

2005

DKT/MC5 (with guest appearance from Dave Vanian)

Tuesday 14 June 2005 - Zodiac, Oxford

Comments: Advertising at the time indicated that Dave Vanian was to be a guest of DKT/MC5 along with Handsome Dick Manitoba and Gilby Clarke, though for reasons unexplained he did not appear.

Monday 13 June 2005 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Comments: Advertising at the time indicated that Dave Vanian was to be a guest of DKT/MC5 along with Handsome Dick Manitoba and Gilby Clarke, though for reasons unexplained he did not appear.

Sunday 12 June 2005 - Donnington Park

Comments: Download Festival. Advertising at the time indicated that Dave Vanian was to be a guest of DKT/MC5 on the Snicker's Stage along with Handsome Dick Manitoba and Gilby Clarke, though for reasons unexplained he did not appear.

Saturday 11 June 2005 - Luckau, Germany

Comments: Berlinova Festival. Advertising at the time indicated that Dave Vanian was to be a guest of DKT/MC5 along with Handsome Dick Manitoba and Gilby Clarke, though for reasons unexplained he did not appear.

2004

MC5 (with guest appearance from Dave Vanian)

Sunday 8 August - Zepp, Osaka, Japan

Comments: Sonic Festival. Dave Vanian joined the band on stage to sing 'Tonight'.

Saturday 7 August - Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan

Comments: Sonic Festival. Dave Vanian was advertised to guest with the MC5 at Tokyo on their tour schedule - however, this appearance did not take place.

2003

MC5 (with guest appearance from Dave Vanian)

Thursday 13 March 2003 - 100 Club, London

Set: Skunk, Gotta Keep Movin', Shakin' Street, Tonight, Looking At You, High School, Poison, The American Ruse, Rocket Reducer No 62 (Rama-Lama Fa-Fa-Fa), Sister Anne, Ramblin' Rose, Kick Out The Jams.

Comments: Dave Vanian sang lead vocals for 'Tonight', 'Looking At You' and 'High School'. Other guest vocalists in the evening were Nicke Royale (on Gotta Keep Movin' and The American Ruse), Lemmy (on Sister Anne) and Ian Astbury (on Kick Out The Jams). Available on the 'Sonic Revolution - A Celebration of The MC5 DVD'.

2002

Lords Of The New Church

Saturday 25 May 2002 - The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames

Set included: New Rose.

Comments: Following the departure of drummer Ozzy from the newly reformed Lords Of The New Church, Rat Scabies joined the band for this gig. They finished the set with 'New Rose'.

1996

The Misfits (featuring Dave Vanian)

March 15 1996 - Rio's Bradford

Comments: Rumours abounded about DV fronting the Misfits. DV turned down the offer, but this gig was advertised as The Misfits featuring Dave Vanian.

1992

Rene Berg

Saturday 30 May 1992 - The Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertising for the time showed this gig as Rene Berg featuring Bernie Torme & Rat Scabies with support from Ragweed.

1988

The Stink Insects

Saturday 7 May 1988 - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertising for the time showed this gig as Voodoo Child with special guests - Ozric Tentacle, Stink Insects (featuring Rat Scabies & Brian James) and Zoodoll.

1986

Lemmy, Wurzel (Motorhead), Rat Scabies (The Damned) and Mick Green (The Pirates)

Tuesday 2 September 1986 - Dingwall's, Camden, London

Set: Please Don't Touch, Money, Shakin' All Over, Let It Rock.

Comments: Part of Boss Goodman's testimonial concert.

1984

Hanoi Rocks

Tuesday 5 June 1984 - Powerhouse, Birmingham

Comments: Rat Scabies and Roman Jugg joined Hanoi Rocks on stage for 'Looking At You' in the encore.

1983

Foxes & Rats

Friday 23 September 1983 - Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London

Set: unknown.

Dave Vanian

Saturday 23 April 1983 - The Scala Club, Kings Cross, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as 'No Rest For The Wicked - An All Night Event', with doors to open at 23:15, this show was intended to feature musical performances by Brigandage, Blood And Rose, David Vanian, The Carcrash International. Additionally, The Wetpaint Theatre Company were to perform "Camberwell Beauty", a film / films were to be shown, and the night was to include a juggler, a magician, a yodeller, and a belly dancer. It is presumed for the moment that this event went ahead, but whether or not with the intended participation of Dave Vanian remains to be verified.

Foxes & Rats

Friday 18 March 1983 - Greyhound, Fulham, London

Set: unknown.

1982

Foxes & Rats

24 to 28 July 1982 – Trewillis Farm, Coverack

Set: unknown.

Comments: Alice And The Mad Hatters Summer Rock Ball. Precise date unknown, likely to have been a Sunday.

1981

Foxes & Rats

June 1981 - Stonehenge

Set: unknown.

DamnedDeadSham Band

Wednesday 10 June - The Basement Bar, Clarendon Hotel, London

Set: Sonic Reducer, Borstal Breakout, Neat Neat Neat, Get It On, Sick of Being Sick, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Pills, Ain't Nothing To Do, New Rose, If The Kids Are United, Sonic Reducer.

Comments: A Damned gig that wasn't actually The Damned. Gig advertised as The Damned... One-off special featuring Rat Scabies, Brian James, Stiv Bators, Kermit and special guests plus 2 support bands. Unclear where the name DamnedDeadSham Band came from... other advertising?

The Satellites

Friday 27 February 1981 - Acklam Hall, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Rat Scabies occasionally drummed for The Satellites - this was one such show.

The Germans (with Rat Scabies)

Thursday 19 February 1981 - Hope & Anchor, Islington, London

Set: unknown.

Ruts DC

Wednesday 19 November 1980 - Dunelm Ballroom, Durham

Set: unknown.

Comments: A Ruts DC show, with a noteable Damned appearance. The Damned joined Ruts DC on stage for a 5-song encore consisting of 'New Rose'. 'Love Song', 'Babylon's Burning', 'Shakin' All Over', and 'Burglar. Apparently, Captain Sensible was naked and pee'd over the crowd at the front of the stage'.

The Satellites

Friday 30 January 1981 - The Basement Bar, Clarendon Hotel, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Rat Scabies occasionally drummed for The Satellites - this was one such show.

1980

The Satellites

Tuesday 23 September 1980 - The Kensington, Russell Gardens, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Rat Scabies occasionally drummed for The Satellites - this show was advertised as featuring Rat Scabies. Support was intended to be The Fatterlites.

1979

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

Wednesday 27 June 1979 - Mudd Club, New York City

Set: Chatterbox, Pipeline, Chinese Rocks, Too Much Junkie Business, London Boys, All By Myself, Let Go, Do You Love Me, Seven Day Week, MIA, Born To Lose, One Track Mind, I Wanna Be Loved, Bright Lights Big City, Just Because I'm White, I Can Tell, Great Big Kiss, Keep A Knockin', Tears On My Pillow, Can't Sit Down.

Comments: Rat Scabies joined the band on Stage to play on 'Keep A Knockin', 'Tears On My Pillow' and 'Can't Sit Down'.

1978

Doctors of Madness (with guest appearance from Dave Vanian)

Thursday 26 October 1978 - The Music Machine, Camden, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Doctors of Madness show supported by Cabaret Voltaire. Dave Vanian and TV Smith both joined Doctors of Madness on stage for some numbers. Apparently, 'a very pissed Captain Sensible' invaded the stage at some point - 'to do some push-ups for no apparently good reason.'

Vicious White Kids (featuring Rat Scabies)

Tuesday 15 August 1978 - The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London

Set: C'Mon Everybody, (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone, (Don't You Give Me) No Lip Child, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Belsen Was A Gas, Chatterbox, Tight Pants, Something Else, My Way

Comments: From Wikipedia - 'Sid Vicious was due to fly to New York and needed some funds, so after bumping into ex-Pistol Glen Matlock one day they decided to do a gig together. Matlock recruited his Rich Kid bandmate Steve New on guitar and The Damned's Rat Scabies completed the line up on drums. Nancy Spungen sang backing vocals but after hearing her at rehearsals, Matlock made sure her microphone was not plugged in on the night of the gig. The name of the band came from an amalgamation of Sid Vicious, The Rich Kids and Rat Scabies' part-time outfit The White Cats'.

White Cats (featuring Rat Scabies)

Sunday 23 July 1978 - Roundhouse, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support slot to Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Shirts believed to have been second on the bill.

Tuesday 18 July 1978 - Dingwall's, London

Set: unknown.

Sunday 16 July 1978 - Nashville, London

Set: unknown.

Doctors of Madness (featuring Dave Vanian)

Tuesday 2 May 1978 - Top Rank, Sheffield

Set: unknown.

Sunday 30 April 1978 - Top Rank, Sheffield

Set: unknown.

Friday 28 April 1978 - Eric's, Liverpool

Set: unknown.

Sunday 23 April 1978 - Top Rank, Sheffield

Comments: Probable error or rearranged, as 30 April and 2 May gigs also advertised for this venue.

Sunday 23 April 1978 - Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead

Set: unknown.

Friday 21 April 1978 - St. John's College, York

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Jermz.

Thursday 20 April 1978 - Rock Garden, Middlesbrough

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 19 April 1978 - Barbarella's, Birmingham

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 18 April 1978 - 'F' Club, Leeds

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Monday 17 April 1978 - Outlook, Doncaster

Set: unknown.

Saturday 15 April 1978 - Triad Centre, Bishops Stortford

Set: unknown.

Friday 14 April 1978 - Penthouse, Scarborough

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 11 April 1978 - Rafters, Manchester

Set: unknown.

Monday 10 April 1978 - Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Sunday 2 April 1978 - Marquee, London

Comments: It is unclear how many numbers Dave Vanian sang on - he was not on stage for the entire gig. He is known to have sang 'Don't Panic England' during the main set, and around a verse and a half of 'New Rose' during the encores.

White Cats (featuring Rat Scabies)

Wednesday 26 April 1978 - Strand Lyceum, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support to The Rich Kids.

April 1978

Comments: White Cats supposedly played a mystery tour of the UK.

1977

Drunk & Disorderly (Kelvin Blacklock (vocals), Keith Levine (guitar), Steve Turner (bass), Rat Scabies (drums), Richard Sohl (keyboards))

Thursday 15 December 1977 - The Rainbow, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Supporting The Clash

Wednesday 14 December 1977 - The Rainbow, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Supporting The Clash

Rat Scabies & The Runners (Kelvin Colney (vocals), Denise Mercedes (guitar), Steve Turner (bass), Rat Scabies (drums))

Sunday 4 December 1977 - The Greyhound, Croydon

Set: unknown.

The Rat Scabies Band (Kelvin Blacklock (vocals), Denise Mercedes (guitar), Steve Turner (bass), Rat Scabies (drums))

Saturday 3 December 1977 - The Speakeasy, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Replacement for The Speedometers who were originally booked to play the venue.

The Tyla Gang

Sunday 27 November 1977 - Hope & Anchor, London

Comments: Rat Scabies joined The Tyla gang on stage for their performance at this venue.


Selected Miscellany
The Damned Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords Captain Sensible
Unresolved issues Site updates


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