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Brett, Carl and John host birthday bash for Mr Jack

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:00 05 October 2010

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by Peter Sherlock It seems like a long time ago now that Suede s Brett Anderson was the hippest, sexiest, skinniest frontman in British rock music. Long before Oasis, Pul

by Peter Sherlock

It seems like a long time ago now that Suede's Brett Anderson was the hippest, sexiest, skinniest frontman in British rock music.

Long before Oasis, Pulp and Blur became the three-headed figurehead of Britpop, the man's arse-slapping dance routines, glam-stomping tunes, and lyrical tales of dysfunction in suburbia, made for the most exciting show in town.

The band's eponymous debut, with its androgynous snogging front cover and string of indie anthems, was masterful, whilst its darker, baroque follow-up, Dog Man Star, was even better.

Fleet-fingered and floppy-fringed guitarist Bernard Butler left during the making of that album and it was never the same again.

Suede carried on regardless with three more records, but sadly, it was a march into irrelevance.

For those who still remember those early years of unrivalled brilliance, Anderson's appearance at the Village Underground in Shoreditch tonight (October 8) will be an exciting occasion.

He is joined by former Libertine and Dirty Pretty Thing Carl Barat and Jon McClure, of Reverend and the Makers fame.

The evening marks the culmination of month-long celebrations marking whiskey distiller Jack Daniels' birthday.

Each headline artist will perform a number of their own tracks as well as covers they have chosen for the occasion, with the backing of a band of Nashville greats that includes David Hood from Muscle Shoal Sound and Wayne Carson, renowned for his work with Elvis.

Tickets to this exclusive, intimate gig can be obtained from the website www.thejdset.co.uk

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