Singer 'punks' it up at Soho club gig

Eugene McGuinness played a frenetic live show in London last night (February 10), continuing his tradition of playing a punk-era cover at his shows in the capital.

Following on from Klaxons last week, the Liverpool singer-songwriter played the White Heat club night at Soho strip bar Madame JoJos, on a bill that also included newcomers We Were Promised Jetpacks.

As well as playing current single ‘Fonz’ and ‘Moscow State Circus’, McGuinness also played a version of the Ramones‘Judy Is A Punk’, which following his rendition of Elvis Costello‘s ‘Pump It Up’ at a pre-Christmas show in Clerkenwell, continued his tradition of playing a ’70s classic at his London shows.

“I just really adore ‘Judy Is A Punk’,” McGuinness told NME.COM afterwards. “The Ramones are a bit of an obsession at the moment, we were a bit worried it was going to be a bit shit but we nailed it, I reckon.

He added: “It was our best gig in ages.”

Eugene McGuinness played:


‘Rings Around Rosa’

‘Wendy Wonders’


‘Moscow State Circus’

‘Those Old Black And White Movies’


‘Judy Is A Punk’

‘I Want Action’