Top name band performing at a club in Hitchin

Dub Pistols
Dub Pistols

There is a night of live music coming to Club 85 in Hitchin on Friday December 11.

The Dub Pistols and The Defektors will be at the club with doors opening at 8pm.

The Dub Pistols coalesced in the mid-’90s and initially surfed the big beat wave along with acts like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.

They had some minor chart hits like Cyclone and There’s Gonna Be A Riot on Concrete Records, remixed the likes of Moby and Limp Bizkit, and made dramatic inroads into America. Their debut album in 1998, Point Blank, cemented their position as party-rockers extraordinaire.

Barry Ashworth’s evergreen bunch of dubwise vagabonds have been rocking practically every festival in existence all summer, and yet have still found time to squeeze out a new album — their sixth.

The album is entitled The Return Of The Pistoleros.

Like their incendiary live shows, this new long-player is a riotous mix of dub, drum & bass, hip-hop, punk and ska. They’ll be heading out on tour this autumn in support of the new Pistoleros release.

The band is made up of Baz Ashworth, DJ Stix (Steve Hunt), T. K. Lawrence, John King, Jason O’Bryan and Jack Cowens.

Very special guest support for the event comes from North Herts based and Club 85 favourites The Defekters.

Tickets for the show are £13 in advance. To book visit

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