The International Swingers (Glen Matlock/Clem Burke/James Stevenson/Gary Twinn) Australian Tour @ Metro Theatre - Transit Lounge

The International Swingers (Glen Matlock/Clem...

Glen Matlock
(Sex Pistols / Rick Kids / The Faces)
Clem Burke
(Blondie / The Romantics/ Eurythmics)
James Stevenson
(Generation X / Chelsea/ The Cult / Gene Loves Jezebel/ The Alarm)
Gary Twinn
(Speedtwinn / Twenty Flight Rockers / Supernaut)

Who haven’t these guys played with ?

Glen, founding member of the Sex Pistols, wrote ‘Pretty Vacant’ and ‘God Save The Queen’ the two songs that turned the music industry upside down and inside out. Formed The Rich Kids with Midge Ure, Steve New and Rusty Egan, played bass on Iggy Pop’s Soldier album and The Damned’s Not of This World album and is now Playing with Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan and Mick Huchnall in The Faces.

Clem, founding member of Blondie and still with the band today but has found plenty of time to play or recorded with the absolute legends of the music industry. Imagine having Pete Townsend, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Nancy Sinatra on your CV and a few others like ‘The Romantics’,’The Tourist’ Eurythmics’, ‘The Fleshtones’, ‘The GO-Go’s’, Hugh Cornwell Band and is known as Elvis Ramones when he plays with ‘The Ramones

James is the teenage wonder kid from London who joined his first punk band as a teenager in 1977. Chelsea was the band and their punk legacy was the song ‘Right To Work’. After Chelsea James went on to play with a host of UK artists including Kym Wilde, Generation X, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Cult and The Alarm. When not playing in bands James spends time writing music for TV including the UK hit show Hollywood Men, writes for the UK Guitar and Bass magazine and is also a vintage guitar expert and collector, last count was around 30 vintage guitars.

Gary’s first recording sessions was a song called ‘I Like it Both Ways’ which resulted with his Australian band Supernaut having a top 5 single and Album the song was banned by many radio stations across Australia because of the songs contents and title. Gary moved to London in 1980 and formed bands like HoneyDrippers, Twenty Flight Rockers, Speedtwinn and Dead Horse and played with the likes of Rat Scabies, Glen Matlock, Mark Laff and Derwood Andrews. Here are some of the movie sound tracks that Gary has featured on.

• SPEEDTWINN'S song 'That's The Way' and DEADHORSE'S song 'Fools Holiday' featured in the film RICKY! THE MOVIE
• SPEEDTWINN'S song 'When The Dust Clears' featured in the film AFTER GRACE
• 2 Honeydippers song's featured in the film The Marsh starring Forest Whitaker
• The Honeydippers - 'Hoy, Hoy, Hoy (Rockin On Christmas Eve)' featured in the film Ladder 49 starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix
• Twenty Flight Rockers - 'Fall In Love With You' featured in Sharing The Secret
• The Honeydippers - 'Rock Santa Rock' featured in the film I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus starring Connie Sellecca and Corbin Bernsen
• Honeydippers featured in Roswell episodes and the film Last Exit To Earth
• Supernaut - ‘I Like it Both Ways’ featured in the film Sample People starring Kylie Minogue

The Tour Set List *(subject to change on the night)
Pretty Vacant Sex Pistols
Dancing With Myself Billy Idol
Hanging On the Telephone Blondie
I Like It Both Ways Supernaut
Ooh La La The Faces
Fall In Love With You Twenty Flight Rockers
All The Young Dudes Mott The Hoople
Call Me Blondie
Union City Blue Blondie
Burning Sounds Rich Kids
Jealous Gene Loves Jezebel
Spaceball Ricochet Speedtwinn
Fool's Holiday Dead Horse
Out Of Control Twenty Flight Rockers
Stay With Me The Faces
Pills New York Dolls
Born To Lose The Heartbreakers
C'Mon Everybody Eddie Cochran/Sex Pistols
God Save The Queen Sex Pistols
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone Paul Revere & The Raiders
Brand New Cadillac The Clash
No Fun The Stooges
Something Else Eddie Cochran/Sex Pistols
I Fought the Law The Clash


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Metro Theatre - Transit Lounge (The International Swingers) 09 December, The Charles Hotel 17 December, Fly By Night Club 16 December, Grand Boulevard Tavern 15 December, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel 07 December, Kings Beach Tavern 11 December, The Coolangatta Hotel 10 December, The Zoo 09 December, Metro Theatre - Transit Lounge 08 December, The Corner Hotel 03 December, Barwon Club Hotel 02 December