Stars show for Carbon/Silicon

Sienna Miller, Rhys Ifans, Manics and Hard Fi at London gig

Carbon/Silicon, the band fronted by legendary punks Mick Jones and Tony James, were joined by a host of stars including Sienna Miller, James Dean Bradfield and Rhys Ifans on Friday (Febuary 29) at their club night in London.

The band, who are set to head off to America this week for a 21 date tour, have been playing a Friday night residency, called Carbon Casino, at the Inn On The Green, in Ladbroke Grove, since mid-January. The evening sees a host of support acts play then Carbon/Silicon take to the stage. Carbon Silicon choose their set-list according to the spins on a Wheel Of Fortune.

On Friday, the seventh club night, tracks chosen included (fittingly) The Clash‘s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ – as spun by Welsh actor Ifans – plus new single ‘Why Do Men Fight?’. Boho chic actress Sienna Miller, Hard-Fi‘s Richard Archer, veteran punk poet John Cooper Clark and Scouse rock hero Pete Wylie were also on hand to offer spins.

There was a Sopranos theme to the night and when Carbon/Silicon took to the stage to play the show’s theme tune ‘Woke Up This Morning’ they werew joined by the song’s writers Alabama Three.

Support on the night came from ‘American History X’ director Tony Kaye who played with an acoustic set, Hello Kitty and new NME Godlike Genius winner James Dean Bradfield who, along with Tony James covered The Ramones’ ‘Sheena is a Punk Rocker’.

Details of the next club night will be announced soon.