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Deaf School returns to the Liverpool Everyman

Cult Liverpool new wave act Deaf School is set to perform two special shows at the Liverpool Everyman to mark the band's 45th anniversary.

Deaf School was formed at Liverpool College of Art in 1973 and garnered a faithful following both for its albums and live theatrical performances of ‘art rock’ and punk rock music in the mid-70s.

While the band originally split in 1978, it has been cited as inspiration by groups including Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Madness.

Deaf School reformed in 2006 for a gig to reopen Liverpool venue the Picket, and previously played the Everyman in 2009 and 2011. This will be the first time band members have returned since the theatre reopened four years ago.

Steve Allan, aka Deaf School’s Enrico Cadillac Jnr, said: “Deaf School and the Everyman theatre have a long history – beginning in the early 70s as regulars of the old Bistro, playing very early gigs there and hanging out at the fantastic Hooley’s Wake production pretty much nightly, to returning in the 2000s for some incredible sell out shows.

“It’s going to be very special for us to play the new version of the Everyman in September.”

Deaf School has recorded three new studio albums since the band reformed, most recently Let’s Do This Again Next Week, released last December.

The current line-up features original members Cliff Hanger, Bette Bright, Enrico Cadillac Jnr, The Rev Max Ripple, Frank Average and Ian Ritchie, and drummer Greg Braden who joined in 2013.

See Deaf School at the Everyman on September 21-22. Tickets from the website HERE.

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