Venkman, Greg Bird, El Burro, George IV, Lichfield, Sunday, April 8. Free entry.

Posted on 05 April 2012 by Mizzle

Off-kilter funksters Venkman mark a return to the stage with an Easter Sunday fun-fest in Lichfield this weekend.

The band’s taken a live hiatus since the end of 2011, after recruiting two new members on keys and guitar. The gig on Sunday, April 8, will be their first with the new line up.

Venkman, which also features ex-Mr Nobody bassist James and diminutive diva Kate McQuaide, are currently working with local producer John Sambrook, from Dusted Productions, on their first EP, scheduled for national release later this year.

Venkman have hand-picked their support slots for Sunday’s show, plumping for two of Birmingham’s brightest hopes – noisenik duo El Burro and Sunset Cinema Club soloist Greg Bird.

Bird plays a mix of synth-driven Prince-pop, interspersed with sexy bass and smooth guitars, whilst El Burro create Cardiacs-inspired cartoon soundscapes punctuated with intelligent lyrics and hilarious costumes.

George IV, Lichfield, Sunday, April 8. Free entry. Doors open at 7pm.