Mon 9th Nov at 7:30pm 2020 to Mon 9th Nov at 11:00pm 2020
The Leadmill in Sheffield, United Kingdom
Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Bellshill near Glasgow in 1989. The band was founded by Norman Blake (vocals, guitar), Raymond McGinley (vocals, lead guitar) and Gerard Love (vocals, bass), all of whom shared lead vocals and songwriting duties until Love's departure in 2018. As of 2019, the band's lineup consists of Blake, McGinley, Francis MacDonald (drums, vocals), Dave McGowan (bass, vocals) and Euros Childs (keyboards, vocals).
In concert, the band usually alternate among its songwriters, giving equal playing time to each one's songs. Although often pegged as alternative rock, the group have incorporated a wide variety of elements from various music styles in their songs.
Teenage Fanclub have had a succession of drummers, including Francis MacDonald, Brendan O'Hare and Paul Quinn, who left the band after recording the album Howdy!. Quinn was replaced by the returning Francis MacDonald. Keyboardist Finlay MacDonald (no relation) has also been a member. As of September 2016, the band have released ten studio albums and two compilation albums.
The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running live music venue and nightclub. It first opened its doors in 1980 and has hosted some of the biggest live acts in the world. It has been voted as Sheffield’s best live music venue on numerous occasions and has also won national awards including from the NME and Live UK.
The Leadmill now programs live music, club nights, comedy, theatre, arts events, sport and more!