The origins of the Last Pedestrians lie in the Mid 70’s Nottingham groups ‘PLUMMET AIRLINES’ and ‘GAFFA’. The latter playing innovative pop jazz and the former (signed to Stiff Records) playing twisted pub rock. In the early 80’s an amalgam of both groups ‘THE ATOMS’ mutated through various projects, ‘LEFT WING REDNECKS’ and ‘THE CRABS’ and then ‘THE LOOSE CANNONS'.
Then, in The Turf Tavern in Nottingham, a Commuter (Harry Stephenson) was joined by the Last Pedestrian (Wayne D. Evans) and the band in it's current form started to emerge. Gradually other musicians abandoned their vehicles and started to walk side by side with Harry and Wayne. Now the Last Pedestrians is a strong five piece band howling at the moon and whispering to the stars and telling it how it is... so 'TEXT YOUR GRANNIES!' and 'LETS GET NAKED AND BOOGIE!'
The Last Pedestrians maintained a constant weekly residency in Nottingham between 2002 and 2012 playing at The Turf Tavern, The Bell, The Dragon, The Royal Children and The Lion...Since then they've been playing monthly at The Navigation on Wilford Street where they still play on the first Sunday of every month. They also play monthly at The Lincolnshire Poacher on Mansfield Road. That's well over 500 gigs in the same city since they started... Come and see for yourself... All their gigs are still packed out.
Here are The Last Pedestrians recording 'Not Dead Yet' by Phil Jackson:
The songs are self written - "Beefheart meets Tom Waits in Dub Jamming with the Grateful Dead just as Johnny Cash came to visit".
For a chance to see The Last Pedestrians live visit the gig page
Battle of a Simple Man
Line Up:Harry Stepehenson - Guitar, Lead Vocals and SongsWayne D. Evans - Double Bass, Vocals and SongsPhil Jackson - Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals and SongsPaul 'Beano' Summers - Piano and OrganRichard Kensington - Percussion and Vocals