16th November 2023 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm Ramsgate Music Hall - CT11 8NJ

Abdoujaparov return to Ramsgate on November 16th for a double-headline show alongside fellow punk-rockers Headsticks!

Ex Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine man Les Carter’s band Abdoujaparov have been touring worldwide for the past two decades, making friends, breaking stuff and generally making a big racket. Headsticks, meanwhile, are simply a slice of life… one part rock, one part folk, mixed with the spirit of punk!

Formed on October 19th 1998 by ex-Carter USM guitarist Les Carter (aka Fruitbat). Abdoujaparov‘s musical foundations are the joyous and shambolic influences of 1977 punk rock. The music is raucous, fast and sometimes a bit country. The lyrics are rude, tender, funny and frequently a little unwell.

The band Abdoujaparov is named after a professional cyclist from Uzbekistan, who was famous for being extremely competitive in sprinting. In fact he was so determined that he would often knock other riders off their bikes with his unusual and erratic riding style. My favourite incident was when he run over a policeman who was trying to take photos at the Tour De France. He was banned from cycling two years ago for drugs offences.

Headsticks‘ distinct brand of punked up roots rock and roll blends barbed lyrics, anthemic choruses, and addictive melodies to create passion infused performances oozing honesty, integrity and raw energy, all delivered with a wry humour. Live performances, as well as their debut album ‘Muster’ and follow up album ‘Feather and Flame’ continue to receive rave reviews from pillars of both the world of folk and world of punk and it is little wonder that their unique style is attracting attention from near and far as the band continue their epic crusade to say it like it is!

Whether it’s the full throttle, heart pounding stompers, the anthemic singalongs or the haunting acoustic ballads, Headsticks deliver an experince like no other band, built on honesty, integrity, bloody hard work, and a passion for what they believe…

“A triumphant return. It’s a different Abdoujaparov; a more mature sounding band, even, but any changes are for the better” Real Gone Rocks

“A sparkling collision of folk and punk. Headsticks really do sound like no-one else… this band is going from strength to strength” The Morning Star