Percy's Cafe Bar proudly presents...
dragSTER are a Dirty Sleazy Fast Hard Working Punk Rock Garage Band.
“dragSTER bleed and sweat a rock n roll intensity that anyone lucky enough to witness them live will attest to”
Formed in the dirty back streets of Coventry, disenchanted with the watered down piss of popular music dragSTER went into a cycle of relentless writing and touring. Within a year of forming they had been produced by Rat Scabies (THE DAMNED) and were managed by Jah Wobble (PIL).
Singer Fi was invited to front the world renowned musical collective PIGFACE on a 40 date US tour.
Three studio albums and hundreds of live shows under their belt including festivals in the UK and Europe mean dragSTER have built up a huge following of loyal fans. dragSTER hold up a mirror to the world, a sleazy, distorted, broken mirror.
Their fourth studio album is set to be released this year with a full UK tour and dates in the Czech Republic.
Their influences are 50s rock n roll, 60s garage, 70s/80s punk, 90s grunge
Elvis, Eddie Cochrane, Wanda Jackson, MC5, Stooges, The Damned, Misfits, Sex Pistols, The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, Mudhoney, Supersuckers, Social Distortion.
Fi - VOX
Diesel - GUITAR
Tom AK - BASS B. VOX
Ben Kelly - LEAD GUITAR
Ryan Murphy - DRUMS
Trailer Trash EP - Self release 2005
Step Into The Death Ray - Noisemaker Records 2006
Here Come The Meat Robots - STP Records 2010
Dead Punk - STP Records 2014
“In a world inhabited by bands with nothing to say dragSTER are a vital force” KERRANG!
“Punk rock ‘n’ roll genius” - Vive Le Rock
“Fi trashes the ‘punk -seen it all before’ shite spouted by the barely breathing UK music press…” - LTW
“There have been some extraordinary rock ‘n’ roll storms in recent times but few can be said to have come close to the fire and flare of dragSTER’s Dead Punk”-The Ringmaster Review
“Everything the group does seems to be a peak – every live performance we’ve seen is just better than the last. They’ve made a pretty damn powerful name for themselves because they’re a damn powerful group”- Cat On The Wall
Support comes from...
The Poly-Esters are a Grunge/Riot Grrrl/Punk band from Blackpool. England.
After playing in a number of different bands over the years and becoming friends through the Blackpool music scene, it was only natural that Kez, Catlow, Natty and Elliska would eventually form a band together. The Poly-Esters was born on a cold and wet January evening, inside an old brick kiln back in 2014. Inspired by the likes of L7, Babes in Toyland, and many artists of the 90s Riot Grrrl movement, they set out to make the music they loved and have a good time doing it.
Natty left the band in January 2018 and they are now touring and writing as a three piece. Their sound has clear punk, grunge, and hardcore elements, with a combination of heavy riffs, solid drums, shared vocals, and wildly passionate performance.
"They have a solid rock sound with a grungy edge, reminiscent of such bands as Babes in Toyland and L7. Most definitely a band to watch."
"Exhilarating and infectious songs, dynamic stage presence, and acerbic wit." The Waterloo News.
"One of the best performances of the year." www.fungalpunknature.co.uk
"I’d be amazed if The Poly-Esters weren’t snapped up by a major label pretty soon... they also look every bit as cool as they sound." Johnny H, Uber Rock.
"These are not just women who can play, these are women who can play really well." www.hopecollectiveireland.com
"I wanna be a freaky friend of the Poly-Esters!" www.studsandpunks.co.uk
"Many a good fuckin' tune!" Fungal Punk.
"The quartet has been stirring up an eager fuss for their riot grrrl/grunge punk fuelled rock ‘n’ roll as evidenced by their storming performances... We often label bands as ones to watch but with The Poly-Esters watching is too late." The Ringmaster Review.
"Sexually aggressive." Jennifer Finch, L7.
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