Rob Jones

Cardiff bound

The Art of Punk and New Wave by NME photography legends Chalkie Davies and Denis O’Regan is heading to Cardiff and YOU could be there…

‘The Fine Art Of Punk & New Wave’ hits the road, the largest photography exhibition tour of its kind, celebrating 40 years since the birth of a music genre that shook the world. MINI showrooms are transformed into stunning art galleries each evening. Organised by music exhibition specialists Off Beat Lounge, the tour features the work of 1970’s New Musical Express (NME) photographers Chalkie Davies & Denis O’Regan, ensuring the definitive visual record of the period. 1977 saw punk explode, with debut albums from The Damned, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Jam & Elvis Costello to name but a few. Blondie, The Ramones and Iggy Pop arrived from America and the 1970s ended with a bang!

This one-night-only event, on Tuesday 20th February 2018 with either Denis O’Regan or Chalkie Davies in attendance for VIP ticket-holder-only Q&A sessions, will take visitors back to arguably the most rebellious period ever seen in the music business. Featuring over 40 raucous live performances and whacky off-stage moments, along with a glimpse into the austere times that gave birth to punk and new wave, these events follow Off Beat exhibition tours that have featured Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie & Queen to national acclaim in recent years.

All events will run from 7:30pm to 9pm for standard admission tickets, with VIP ticket holders gaining early access from 6:30pm for a ‘Question and Answer’ session and private viewing.