Ash's Tim Wheeler entertains a 200-strong crowd in Lynchburg, Tennessee as part of Jack Daniel's birthday celebrations, Saturday October 18. backed by a band made up of local country musicians, Wheeler later performed alongside the other artists on the bill - electro star Roisin Murphy, The Young Knives' House Of Lords, and The Stranglers' Hugh Cornwell.
Ash's Tim Wheeler performs a gig overlooking the Jack Daniel's distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Saturday October 18. In 2007 Ash announced that they would not be releasing any more albums, only singles. "The way people listen to music has changed - with the advent of the download the emphasis has reverted to single tracks", explained Wheeler.
Ash's Tim Wheeler performs alongside former Stranglers vocalist/guitarist Hugh Cornwell as part of Jack Daniel's birthday celebrations in Lynchburg, Tennessee, October 18.
Ash's Tim Wheeler onstage in Lynchburg, October 18. Interesting Tim Wheeler fact: in 2004 he made an appearance on Bob Geldof's Band Aid 20 single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', as a backing vocalist.
Young Knives bassist House Of Lords (real name Thomas Dartnall) strikes out on his own, onstage in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Appearing as a lead vocalist for the first time, Dartnall performed Young Knives track 'Turn Tail' as well as a series of covers, including Pixies' 'Wave Of Mutilation'.
Thomas Dartnall, aka Young Knives' House Of Lords, onstage in Lynchburg, October 18. The bespectacled bassist admitted to feeling nervous before the show, complaining that he was unsure of what to do with his hands without a guitar to play. However, his performance ended up being the best-received of the whole evening.
Roisin Murphy onstage in Lynchburg, October 18. NME's Jamie Fullerton described her as resembling "a sexy female tin soldier swished to life with a magic wand". For a full review of the Jack Daniel's bash, head to NME.COM/THEOFFICE.
Young Knives' House Of Lords, Lynchburg, October 18. In May 2008 Young Knives became the first band since the 1970s to record from their first take, straight to vinyl. The track was an acoustic version of 'Turn Tail', recorded at Westbourne Studios, London, which appears as one of the B-sides on the single.
Roisin Murphy, formerly of disco oddballs Moloko, shares a microphone with ex-Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell. The two artists shared the stage with Ash's Tim Wheeler and Young Knives' House Of Lords for a raucous cover of Them's classic track 'Gloria', written by Van Morrison.
Roisin Murphy onstage in Lynchburg, Tennessee. In October 2007 the electro vocalist was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery following a bizarre accident on stage in Russia. Murphy severely damaged her eye socket after cracking her head on a chair while on stage at Moscow's Ikra club.
Hugh Cornwell, Lynchburg, October 18. Since disbanding The Stranglers in 1990, Cornwell has released a number of solo albums. He is also a passionate cricket fan. In 2001 he appeared on Radio Five Live, performing a live acoustic version of Stranglers track '(Get) A Grip (On Yourself)' with the then England batsman Mark Butcher on guitar.
The finale of the Jack Daniel's birthday gig saw all of the artists join each other on stage for a cover of Them's 'Gloria', backed by a band of local musicians, The Silver Cornet Band, whose frontman is pictured here taking lead vocal duties.