8th June 2024 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm Ramsgate Music Hall - CT11 8NJ

We’re honoured to welcome classic cult outfit The Monochrome Set to Ramsgate on Saturday 8th June!

A delightful discography that started in the 70s, having influenced the likes of The Smiths, and the band are still going strong today. A very special show awaits!

“The greatest pop band you may never have heard of… the Monochrome Set quite happily swerved the mainstream for a pressure free cult status where they can do exactly what the fuck they want” Louder Than War

The Monochrome Set are currently touring to promote their latest album of ‘Marc Riley Sessions from 2011 to 2022.’. The band feature original Monochrome Set members Bid (guitar/vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with Athen Ayren on keyboards and Stephen Gilchrist on drums.

The Monochrome Set formed in 1978, and were heavily influential in the post-punk scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels’ well known “Pillows and Prayers” compilation.

Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings. After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing seven new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. Now in their 46th year, they are beginning a new series of gigs promoting their latest album and playing songs old and new.

“The Monochrome Set continue to release clever, beautiful, quirky and thoroughly entertaining albums. They are fast becoming the most consistently brilliant band from the late seventies still releasing and performing music, with a back catalogue that most bands would kill for” Louder Than War

“Dry whimsy and melodic ingenuity… arose from the late ’70s British punk scene, and their records helped inspire the Smiths”Pitchfork

“A tour de force of wit and musical imagination… a definitive work of the post-punk/new wave era”All Music