Represent: All The Action

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June, 2012

Catch up on all the action from Represent...



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Wednesday 15th August





Over nine nights the Represent stage has hosted many of the world’s best-loved bands. They came in all shapes and sizes, from Plan B’s full backing band to The Bots’ two man show but on the closing night Nas proved that sometimes all you need is one man and a mic to captivate a crowd.

The night went across the full spectrum of hip-hop, starting with the old school referencing Children Of The Night who matched up on point rhymes with infectious on-stage energy and started the show with a bang. Moving things across the pond Speech Debelle started her set with a lively rendition of ‘Studio Backpack Rap’ from 2012’s ‘Freedom of Speech’. With her signature delivery and tight live band it was easy to see why she won the Mercury prize a few years back.





Representing another side of the UK sound grime MC Kano bounced on stage to an uptempo rendition of 2005’s ‘Reload It’. The urban music landscape has changed massively since then but Kano amply proved he is still one of the best MCs the UK has to offer. The crowd agreed, with a surprising number of people knowing all the words to what seemed like the whole set. He pulled in long-time sparring partner Ghetto for the last couple of tracks who responded to the rising temperature by ripping his shirt off and dropping some of his trademark quick fire delivery.

You could feel the wave of excitement surge across the room as Nas took to the stage, backed up by DJ Green Lantern blasting out the opening notes of ‘The Don’ from this year’s ‘Life is Good’. He didn’t make the fans wait long before heading in to classic territory though with ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’, ‘N.Y State Of Mind’ and, of course, ‘Represent’ all making an appearance. Up on stage he looked in his element playing in this intimate setting, even noting on the mic that, “Careers start at clubs like this”. The whirlwind tour round his extensive catalogue finished with the poignant ‘Bye Baby’, written about his high profile divorce with Kelis. Another emotional moment in nine nights that have been packed full of them.

That’s the final show wrapped up, but don’t forget video highlights can be found for all shows at youtube.com/converse and stay tuned to facebook.com/converse


Tuesday 14th August




Like any good gig heavy metal tees were like badges of honour at last night’s show, of course most of them were for Overkill the 80s thrash legends who headlined. It’s fair to say the whole night was the loudest and most intense we’ve seen at Represent and that was exactly what the crowd wanted. Kicking things off early on newcomers Wet Nuns proved they were a force to be reckoned with in such hallowed company, in spite of a few technical issues they won the crowd over and got the mosh pit moving.

The Safety Fire switched things up a little sonically powering through high-octane versions of ‘Animal Kingdom’ and the epic ‘Huge Hammers’ amongst others. By this point the drinks were flowing, the temperature was rising and people were ready to go crazy for Leeds boys Pulled Apart By Horses. It was clear they had a lot of fans in the crowd who rushed to the front when they started. Playing tours with legends like Muse and Biffy Clyro has obviously helped them hone their performance and on-stage swagger and tracks like ‘V.E.N.O.M’, ‘Yeah Buddy’ and ‘High Five’ giving the headbangers in the front row exactly what they came for.





Then, a brief break for the gloriously-named DJ Skill Wizard showcasing metal from across genres and decades while Overkill’s army of technicians prepared the stage for the main event. The insanely fast guitar work of ‘Come and Get It’ heralded a rock and roll rollercoaster over the next hour with Overkill showing The 100 Club they still know who the blow away a crowd. After a loud, high intensity hour they closed with the spectacularly rowdy ‘F**k You’ and that was that.



Stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates.


Friday 10th August





In a landmark year for Jamaican culture around the world this edition of Represent was an explosion of the best the island has to offer past present and future. First act Manchester’s Janice Graham Band offered up a distinctly British take on reggae roots, pairing up Northern swagger and sharp lyrics with a carnival atmosphere.

That atmosphere stayed the whole way through the night, with the legendary Trojan Soundsystem filling the gaps between live acts. Leaders of the new school of UK soundystem culture The Heatwave lived up to their name, firing up the crowd with an impeccable selection of dancehall and reggae new and old. The set was littered with their own re-edits and of course the vocal stylings of MC Serocee, if you closed your eyes you could have been at Notting Hill Carnival a month early.



Up next and also connecting Jamaican and UK heritage Natty brought his unique soulful sound to a seriously appreciative audience. He expertly blended good time vibes with social commentary and held the crowd captive for the duration of his set, showcasing classic material from ‘Man Like I’ against newer work, all sounding fresh.

Toots opened with the massive ‘Pressure Drop’ barely even getting a chance to sing any of the words as the crowd took over in a mass chorus. The man himself was backed of course by the mighty Maytals, playing all the hits like they were just written yesterday and backed by two powerful female singers on vox.

The party atmosphere continued through a soulful take on ‘Reggae Got Soul’ and the feelgood throwback vibes of ‘Sweet and Dandy’. Looking sharp in shades and his now trademark waistcoast Toots proved beyond any doubt that he hasn’t lost any of his mojo, in spite of some of these songs being almost forty years old. Closer ‘Monkey Man’ capped an evening of pure positivity and celebration in the truest Jamaican fashion.

Stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates throughout the rest of the shows.


Thursday 9th August





There are always several directions a stage invasion can go, fortunately this one went very well indeed. First off, the crowd had been invited by none other than Santigold herself during her enormous breakthrough hit, ‘Creator’. A full on party ensued with what seemed like half the crowd busting their best moves on stage trying to keep up with Santi and her spectacular dancers. The rest of her set included other classics from 2008’s eponymous ‘Santigold’ like ‘L.E.S Artistes’ and great new ones like this year’s big hitter, ‘Disparate Youth’. There was also a selection of her best guest spots like the incendiary ‘Hold The Line’ by Major Lazer with it’s unmistakable beat and relentless energy.

It all started several hours earlier with Brooklynites Friends who tapped in to New York’s rich mix of quirky pop music, channeling the spirit of bands like Tom Tom Club to create a good time party sound with an edge. Citizens! were next up, offering a European take on a similar sound with tracks like ‘Reptile’ getting hips moving across the already packed club.

Best Coast have taken the world by storm with their new album and it was easy to see why. Their unique brand of pop music brought rays of California sunshine that the UK summer has been severely lacking with mass sing-alongs to ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘The Only Place’ and many smiling faces.





Django Django’s modern British psychedelia is a unique proposition and they showcased it to devastating effect at Represent. Marrying an ear for a strong hook with a driving rhythm section and a whole host of otherworldly synth effects they took The 100 Club by storm. They clearly relished the chance to play a small club in fact they said as much, telling that this show was a great chance to play a different environment after a summer of festivals. The show was also beamed out to thousands of fans on Converse TV.

That left only Santigold, her DJ and those dancers to rock the crowd until closing time, which, of course, they did.

Stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates.


Wednesday 8th August





After three nights of raucous guitars it was time for Represent to turn it’s attention to a different slice of the musical spectrum last night as the 100 Club embraced the pulsing electronic sounds of SBTRKT, John Talabot, Rudimental, Lemonade and Man Without Country. The dark and intimate surroundings of the club suited the music just fine with New Yorkers Lemonade starting proceedings with their wildly psychedelic yet melodic sound layering colourful washes of noise against Callan Clendenin’s vocals.
The first band streaming live on Converse TV were South Wales duo ‘Man Without Country’ whose sound filled the room with big synths and accomplished vocals that felt like they could have easily been at home on much larger festival stages.

Having played the 100 Club before at a previous Converse Gigs event John Talabot knew exactly what to expect and his live show, since honed on much larger stages like Sonar in Barcelona, was utterly captivating. Balancing atmosphere and raw emotion with dancefloor energy he had the crowd moving by the end of the first track and by the time big hitters from his debut ‘Fin’ came round like ‘Destiny’ all arms were aloft. It’s easy to see why the XX have chosen him as their main tour support this year.





Rudimental leaped in to the collective consciousness earlier this summer with ‘Feel The Love’, a gospel tinged slice of feel good drum and bass that featured vocalist John Newman. They didn’t disappoint, closing the set with an extended rendition featuring live vocals from the man himself. Before that they had worked through a selection of garage and bass heavy cuts adding a shade of the UK underground to proceedings.

SBTRKT also has the roots of his sound firmly in underground UK bass but over the course of an hour those roots flew in all directions on a kaleidoscopic whirlwind that took in house, techno, electro and more set against tribal live percussion and vocals from special guest Sampha.

The result is one of the most impressive, accomplished and downright danceable live sets out there today. A few hundred people in The 100 Club were lucky enough to see it first hand, and many thousand watched it live on Converse TV. If you didn’t manage to catch it watch the video footage above and then get out there this summer and see the man in action, you won’t regret it.


Stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates throughout the rest of the shows.


Tuesday 7th August





It isn’t often anyone wants a bottle of water poured on their head but those times may well include being at the front of a packed out Blur show at the 100 Club, with Damon Albarn doing the pouring. Since the opening strains of ‘Girls and Boys’ rung out round the room the energy had not let up and the club was very warm indeed. In between songs Damon, in fine playful form, took the chance to empty a few bottles of water on the crowd, and no one was complaining in the slightest. Being up close and within touching distance of a band set to play one of the biggest shows of their career next weekend was a dream come true for everyone, you could see it written on every single face from front to back.

Partly responsible for warming up the club were of course the earlier bands, starting with Manchester electro pop outfit Swiss Lips. They launched headlong in to their anthemic ‘Danz’ as the first track and the pace didn’t let up from there, a fine opening act for a stellar line up. Next up Savages opened things up sonically with a wide, expansive post-rock sound that was dark, dramatic and utterly compelling. The all female four piece well and truly affirmed their ‘one-to-watch’ status sounding completely contemporary but with all the right references to the past.

Also putting their own take on a classic sound were The Bots, the fresh faced teenage punks from LA. Like Japandroids the night before these guys proved that guitar, bass and attitude are all you need to rock a club, it’s easy to see why they’ve already been on several prestigious tours in the USA all before graduating high school. Their set was also streamed out live with fans tuning in from LA, Germany, Mexico and beyond.





Blur’s setlist was a real treat for long time fans with several tracks from the pre-‘Parklife’ classic LP ‘Modern Life is Rubbish’. The megaphone came out for ‘Oily Water’ and they powered through a rocking take on ‘Colin Zeal’. In fact all the tracks sounded absolutely in their element in this intimate setting, a timely reminder that twenty years ago Blur were playing exactly these kind of spaces. They even dug out some B Sides, like the excellent ‘Young and Lovely’ with accompanying wise cracks about how the years have gone by since they wrote it but the meaning still holds firm. The band closed proceedings with a beautiful rendition of ‘For Tomorrow’ followed by new ballad, ‘Under The Westway’, already earning it’s place in the canon of their classic works.

In true rock and roll style there was no encore, but there was a high intensity jam round the old piano teasing the crowd in to one final frenzy before the band disappeared in to the night.


That completes an amazing first week on Represent but stay tuned to facebook.com/converse because there is much, much more to come next week.


Monday 6th August





“Like pebbles on a beach…”, five words were enough to trigger a mass sing-along from the crowd at the 100 Club that echoed round the world to the thousands of people watching the show live online. The classic ‘Broken Stones’ closed a rollercoaster of a set from Paul Weller that took in new material and a host of classics from both The Jam and his solo career.

Rewind a few hours and Towns were first on stage showcasing their accomplished 90s referencing sound. They were followed by sister-act 2:54 whose atmospheric washes of guitar and breathy vocals comfortably reference bands gone by like Tears For Fears and newer acts like the XX.

Stripping things down still further, Canadian duo Japandroids fittingly brought a slice of raw garage rock to the 100 Club. Rocking the classic guitar and drums only setup Brian King and David Prowse hurtled through a selection of the best bits of 2009’s ‘Post Nothing’ and this year’s ‘Celebration Rock’. Their back to basics approach sounded great in the intimate surroundings of the 100 Club and set the scene nicely for what was to come.

Spiritualized arrived on stage in an unassuming manner but as soon as they picked up their instruments the atmosphere crackled with the kind of electricity that only they can bring. The band kept the crowd mesmerised for the full set closing with a hypnotic rendition of ‘Take Me To The Other Side’.





With the club full to bursting point and all eyes on the stage it’s fair to say anticipation was high. BBC’s Tom Ravenscroft kept up the pace with an excellent selection of records but everyone wanted one thing and the opening bars of 2010’s ‘Wake Up The Nation’ announced it. More new material from this year’s ‘Sonik Kicks’ proved that Weller is a man still at the very top of his game, but it wasn’t until mid-way through that the club’s legendary walls reverberated to a classic Jam track in the form of ‘Start’. The hits kept on coming, with the epic ‘Changing Man’ closing the show.

The whole band were in world beating form and you could tell the man himself was loving every minute. Like the UK Subs the night before, playing the 100 Club was like a return home for Weller and the whole show had an atmosphere of genuine celebration. A true British legend.


Stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates throughout the rest of the shows.


Thursday Aug 2nd




It was always going to be an emotional night for many, with such an incredible link up of punk rock in one of the genre’s spiritual homes, expectations were high for last night’s Represent show. Headlined by the legendary UK Subs the line up also paid tribute to punk from across the ages with a host of bands that drew out punks old and new from London to party at the 100 Club, even Captain Sensible from the Damned was in the crowd.

Warming up the crowd was DJ Liam Penetrator who played all night between the bands and joined the dots between sets with an unbeatable collection of vintage punk 7” vinyl. With six bands on the bill it was an early start and Dumbjaw took to the stage at six o’clock firing through a short but vey sweet set of snarling punk. They were followed by ex Ten Pole Tudor man and sometime Crystal Maze presenter Ed Tudor Pole who drew out the old school heads and got the crowd in the mood with repeated calls for the spirit of real punk to show itself.

By the time Goldblade took to the stage at least half the crowd were wearing the ltd. edition UK Subs tees. The band have a fearsome live reputation and frontman John Robb gave it 110% to prove they still have every bit of energy that they had when the band formed in 1995. By the end of the set he was shirtless and very sweaty indeed, as were many of the crowd.





Following swiftly on, Discharge showed the 100 Club why they’re known as some of the UK originators of the hardcore punk sound with a high intensity run through of their catalogue from 1977 until the present day.

The packed club were clearly anticipating the headliners so Anti Nowhere League had to really give it some to hold their attention. Fortunately that is what they do with lead singer Animal barking and growling through the set on top of some serious riffs from guitarist Magoo. In true punk style crowd participation was now well and truly underway, something that would carry on well in to the UK Subs set.

Being back where it all began was a special moment for a lot of the crowd and you could see that the UK Subs were loving it. Close your eyes and you could have been back in the 70s experiencing the raw energy of this sound for the first time. Playing live is where the ‘Subs are in their element and after all these years they’ve well and truly still got it, lead singer Charlie Harper is still a formidable presence on stage. Tracks like the classic ‘Stranglehold’ still sound fresh and the crowd lapped it up, sharing the mic with Charlie, stage diving, jumping, pushing, shouting and doing all the things that make a real punk show one of the best musical experiences you can have.

Another great night at Represent, keep an eye on facebook.com/converse for all the info as the shows progress.



Wednesday August 1st





After months of anticipation Converse Represent started in style last night with amazing performances from Plan B, L.Marshall, Jacob Banks and Yuna. The queue was already snaking round Oxford St in the middle of the afternoon as the crowd eagerly awaited the start of the show.

First on stage Jacob Banks showcased his unique British soul sound, charming the crowd with his voice and his on stage banter. Tracks like ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ were announced by informing the crowd that, “This one’s about leaving University and entering the real world”.

Next up the only international performer of the night, Yuna wowed the crowd with her delicate vocals and stripped back electronic production. This was her first major show on these shores but we have a feeling the UK will be seeing a lot more of her soon. Yuna’s set was also the first to go out by live stream (ustream.tv/conversetv) to the world with an international crowd from her native Malaysia and far beyond tuning in.




At this point the anticipation for Plan B was really building but one more artist was left to go in the shape of newcomer L.Marshall. Known for his behind the scenes writing work for Wretch 32 and Loick Essien 2012 is already looking like his year with high profile support slots for several artists including a certain Ben Drew. On stage Marshall is a ball of energy and showed off his glittering pop credentials with style and swagger, big hitters like recent single ‘The Wait’ sounded great in the intimate surroundings.

The crowd were eagerly waiting for Plan B but what they got was beatboxer Faith SFX, nobody minded as he wowed everyone with his vocal dexterity, ranging from his own take on dubstep through to current chart hits all done with voice only. Then, the time had come, with Plan B and his band storming on stage to a high tempo rendition of ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’. The crowd erupted and didn’t stop until the lights came up. The set ranged from hard hitting new tracks like ‘Ill Manors’ through to covers including a beatbox-lead take on ‘Stand by Me’. Once again the set was streamed live out to the world with thousands of fans enjoying the show from the comfort of an armchair.

A great start but Represent has only just begun, stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates and ustream.tv/conversetv for live streaming.

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  • Kalaa Would buy tickets for the 7th, need to see friends!!! How can I buy tickets? x Fri Jul 13, 2012
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  • Lisa Would have been great to get my hands on two tickets, the line-up looks great and i would have love to see Nas & Kano Live. Amazing talent! Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • Lisa Really want to go see this concert with my BF, great line-up and i would love to listen to NAS and Kano live. Would have been nice to get my hands on two tickets for the event. Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • trevor carpenter Escobar in the house, i gotta see this guy man. been a fan for too long now and never had a chance to represent. Nas best of all time and still under rated. please please forfil a dream august 10th, august 10th !!!!!!!!! Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • Represent: Best Coast » Converse UK [...] Lindsey Buckingham. He’s amazing, writes some of the most beautiful songs, and plays the guitar like a mad man. Catch Best Coast with Santigold, Citizens! and Django Django at Represent Aug 7th, apply for tickets… [...] Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • karina sobolewska dying to see best coast!!!!!! i need to go + my friend and i are the biggest fans ever omfg Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Kerry I would love to see Plan B again. He is amazing live. Loved him at Eden xxxx Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Tim Lam I will pay for my ticket and my guests ticket... I just want to see the Toots again as they were part of my childhood and my pops has all of their LP's and 45's!!! Oh, and I'm down for a little Heatwave Bashie and definite props to Natty... BIG!!! Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Bia Hard to pick from such an awesome line-up! Cant wait for Nas, he's such a favourite of mine and yet I have not had the chance to see him live, this must be that chance! \o/ Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Ife 2 favourite artists of all time!? NAS & KANO!!!! Hope I get Aug 10!!!!! Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Becks Make my YEAR!!!!!! Aug 10th Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Sash I LOVE CONVERSE. I LOVE NAS. I LOVE KANO. AUGUST 10TH BABBBBYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIVE ME THEM TICKETS!!!!! IT'S ONLY FAIR!!!! Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • Dara Yorke If I make it, this will be my first concert. I don't mind buying tickets, how do i go out that? I love you Nas and Kano.x Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • Drew NASTY Nas.. I want tickets PLEASSSEEEE Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • Devon I would love to win tickets to see Plan B, i will keep my fingers crossed because it would be the best day of my life. Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • Nick Would give my right leg (with my converse still on) to go to nasty nas and hear represent (coincidence?!) LIVE Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Represent: Scene & Heard » Converse UK [...] “I just represent myself. Everyone’s contribution to the game is themselves.” Get full info on the Represent line up and apply for tickets HERE [...] Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Converse Represent Summer Music Series | Yin & Yang [...] tickets to the Represent music series are available via their website here, and global fans can enjoy all of the shows via live streaming on the Converse Facebook page! The [...] Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Festivals In Brief: Newport Folk, Wicker Park, Represent, OFF [...] RepresentWHEN: July 30 – August 10WHERE: London, EnglandWHO: Nas, Spiritualized, Santigold, [...] Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • jay it just wudnt b fair to get us to read all this mallarky and not let me come. please cons im 40 in august and this would b your present 2me a loyal skate and bmx customer since i was 12. yes nearly 28 years and im still wearin the chuck t,s i bought then. ha ha. tell me im comin dude Sat Jul 07, 2012
  • TIM LING COOL Sat Jul 07, 2012
  • david SPIRTUALIZED AND PAUL WELLER IN THE 100 CLUB? NEED TO BE THERE. Sat Jul 07, 2012
  • Represent: Santigold » Converse UK [...] I think all great music should be timeless. That is how you know if it is great, if it can withstand the test of time and trends, and earn its place in history. Santigold plays Tuesday Aug 7th with Best Coast, Django Django and Friends, apply for tickets… [...] Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • Overkill Among Bands Playing UK Represent Fest [...] Also playing the 100 Club during the event’s July 30 through Aug. 10 run are Paul Weller, the UK Subs, Japandroids and more.  Fans can sign up to win free tickets and learn how to stream the concerts online by clicking here. [...] Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • ro i really fancy someone playing on the 8th...id like to turn up and tell him! x Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • Yuna To Perform at London’s 100 Club During the Olympics | YUNA [...] 2012 Olympics. The show will also include performance by Plan B, L Marshall, and Jacob Banks. Click here for more details and a chance to win tickets to the show! Posted: Jul 05, 2012   In: News [...] Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Nas, Plan B, Santigold + more to play Converse 'Represent' events at 100 Club | UK Events | SoulCulture [...] can head on over to the event’s official website for those all-important ticket application deets and for your chance to win free [...] Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Tim Ohlenburg Wow wow wow nice one Converse - that's one series of nights you're putting on Big up Toots & the Maytals, legends Spoek Mathombo's sick as well - really hoping for some tix Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • The Bots – Northern Lights « Justdip. [...] The Bots have released one full length album 2009’s Self Titled Album and two, two track EPs Black and White Lights and Ladies and Gentlemen. Work has started on their next release with a tentative release date of summer 2012 but with an eclectic range of tour dates The Bots are certainly keeping themselves busy away from the studio. Having supported Tenacious D on your latest UK tour and supporting Blur as they head out on their intimate 4 date warm up tour later this month The Bots have clearly got a diverse fanbase and a broad spectrum of appeal.  The Bots are also playing a Converse Represent show at the 100 Club on August 2nd alongside Savages, Swiss Lips and a special guest headliner. Tickets are free you just need to apply. [...] Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Ninette I need to be at the Nas Converse Represent gig - he's my husband! (He just doesn't know it yet :) ) If I get tickets, I will buy a new pair of Converse, personalise them and rock them hard to show love for Converse and my Nas Roll on Converse Represent!?! Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Pilar Winning tickets for this would be amazing Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • Dani Liquieri PAUL WELLER!!!!!!!!!!! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Represent: Speech Debelle » Converse UK [...] That’s easy, Michael Jackson ‘Human Nature’. It was the song that made me want to make music. I was (and still am) so sonically effected by it that I knew I wanted to recreate that feeling for the rest of my life or at least try to. Even the attempt at is fulfilling. Speech Debelle is playing with Nas, Kano, Children of The Night and more on the 10th August, apply for tickets… [...] Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • kay My boyfriend loves weller so much he even took a photo of him in his mod mini while driving along the motorway. Wellers songs are also me and him it,s like weller as an insight to our relationship Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • kay My boyfriend loves weller so much he took a photo of paul driving along the motorway in his mod number plate mini. And his songs just are so much me and him its like weller knows our life x Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Mariam Mahmoudi Been wearing Converse for 15years now they can go and celebrate with other converse-ions!! Both my converse and I need to be there! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Everypeoples – Converse Represent at 100 Club [...] more details and the chance to win tickets to the shows head HERE. The full line-up is below… July 30 – Plan B, L Marshall, Jacob Banks, Yuna July 31 – UK [...] Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Kelly Winning tickets for this would be amazing Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • Kelly Winning tickets for my first choice would be amazing... Actually just being of part of these gigs would be amazing. Fingers crossed x Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • margarete matos the sex pistols played a typically raucous set at the 100 club in 1076..i would love to win these tickets..paul weller..would like to see him..many thanks to 100 club..is the best club in lonedon and to represent converse..lot kisses i hope i win.. Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • Victoria I am so so excited! Converse and 100 Club collaboration; genius idea! XD Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • Baz Tracy Toots and the Maytals all day long for me please. One of my all time favourite bands and would pay good money to win these tickets! Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • Janet Ataiyero Please let it be NAS Nasir Oludar Escobar Nasty Nas Jones!!!!!! Please God!!! Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • Sophsoph Nas <3 badman Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • Sophsoph Nas for the win ^_^ Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • margarete matos rock history..the sex pistols played a typically raucous set at 100 club in 1976..the best club in london is 100 club..i would like to see paul weller..good luck to me ..i would love to win these tickets.thanks converse represent and 100 club..kisses.. Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Tom Hayes As an aspiring music journalist currently writing for the Alt Jukebox magazine and website (shameless plug here...http://www.alternativejukebox.com/) I would dearly love to win tickets so I can review the live shows of some of my favourite artists! Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • tony fenn the greatest london rock venue.saw anwl there in the early eigthies,amazing to think of all the great names that have performed there.and to stand with the ghosts of the past,pistols,the damned,and clash,bit of a give away big punk fan,still,enjoy wot u know Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • tony fenn the greatest london rock venue.saw anwl there in the early eigthies,amazing to think of all the great names that have performed there.and to stand with the ghosts of the past Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Justin Stone Overkill, now there's a hard working band who gave us a master class in thrash metal with their album, years of decay' , hope I win! Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Randolph Sutherland What a great way to see great legenda like paul weller Nas and toots Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Represent: The 100 Club, 74 Years Underground » Converse UK [...] We know someone who was at one of the Sex Pistols residency shows there. He left after twenty minutes, hated it. Went home to listen to bebop instead.” Still haven’t applied for tickets? Read all about the line up and apply for tickets HERE [...] Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • gsavo Anyone will do i.m a mad music fan and will travel Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Westy great idea + a truly diverse + classy range of excellent music to choose from! well done Converse! Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Lauren Would love to win this for my Mum- she truly deserves a trea like this after being the best for 22 years! Weller all the way- help me to win this for her! X Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Lauren Hope I win Weller for my Mum who truly deserves a treat like this! Shes the best! Make her day for me! Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • anita Phillips weller, weller , weller and weller Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Joseph Simpson I would love to see Paul weller, he has influence my life so much it's a joke !! Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • rowan Woop, woop, what a lovely line of events, well done Converse! Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Converse REPRESENT « WhatIsThisWorldOfMine [...] want to go, so everybody in London, more information about the event and etc… Here, Here and Here Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like [...] Sun Jul 01, 2012
  • Tom wilkinson Would love to see the mod father or nas plan b or anyone on the line up, to many choices. It's also my girlfriends bday so fingers crossed!!!!! Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • Steve Lugg Oh Man, Weller at the 100 club!!! Heaven. Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • mapmap This will be a truly uplifting event and it would certainly lift my wounded spirit , for music especially live music hath restorative powers . . and even if am not physically there will be there in mind Great idea to get this musical treat together. Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • Julia Halligan Wow, amazing can't wait to see Paul again. He's my hero and favourite singer of all time. What a legend...please pick me......... Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • Julia Have been a fan of Paul Weller for over 25 years. Would love to see him again....it would be so perfect. Can't wait to see if I get picked... Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • Plan B News Dot Com | Connecting Plan B/Ben Drew fans all over the world. [...] all day, but for full info on all line ups and how to get those all important tickets head over HERE. For now sit back, relax and watch this video to get you in the mood plus look forward to [...] Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • beverley coldron i wouldnt mind winning tickets to any of the three i put in for its my birthday on 28th july and i never get to go anywhere nicee so please try and pass a ticket my way Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • Cazzlah Peace, Love and Liberty Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Free Gigs at the 100 Club | frolickingfree [...] the link HERE to enter yourself. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like [...] Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Graham Either Weller or Plan B for me. The Modfather or, the new master! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Mark Kudos to whoever put these line-ups together. Now gimme a ticket and then start organising a Converse Festival... preferably in a Converse friendly field... or car park. Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Sean Brilliant competition what brilliant acts. Hoping to see NAS #thatisall Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Barry H Been going to see Weller since 1980 and going to the 100 club nearly as long,put the two together and it will be like 1980 all over again,can't think of a better club to see the man... Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Steve Lodge punk at the 100 Club- excellent, been a long time since I last went to the 100 Club, funnily enough that was a UK Subs gig, hope I win tickets for 31st July- would be nice to relive some good memories Well Done Converse for saving such an important, historic music venue Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Poppet Fabulous competition! We travel to London from Belfast 2/3 times a year to gigs and the last 3 trips have been to see Weller. Took my daughter to see him when she was 6 - be rude not too! Well done to Converse for saving the 100 Club and providing comfort to my poor feet after many a night in the 100 Club. Keep The Faith. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Salford M7 Weller.....TooTs.....Weller..... Thank God the 100 club was saved,the history within those walls........ Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Free Gigs: Represent @ 100 Club | Londonist [...] appearing each night.Tickets can be won for these incredibly intimate shows though a ballot via Converse’s website from today. Just pick the three you want to see and voila, you’re in with a chance.All shows [...] Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Phil Markham It would be absolute bliss to see Toots Hibbert singing Pressure Drop, Sweet and Dandy and Monkey Man (accept no imitations) in the flesh. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Suave Collective Iconic venue, hope to win Weller tickets - Mod night in 100 club... now that is like old times!!!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • The Safety Fire – Huge Hammers « Justdip. [...] Club. Playing alongside them are Overkill, Pulled Apart By Horses and Wet Nuns and tickets are free. Enter here for your chance to win tickets to see this incredible lineup of bands on August 9th [...] Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Loub Like a lot of other people, after travelling 200 miles to Jodrell to see Paul Weller, I was devastated that it was cancelled. I would be absolutely ecstatic if I were given the opportunity to see my Idol play at the amazing 100 club. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lou Like a lot of other people, I was hugely disappointed after travelling 200 miles to Jodrell for the Weller gig to be cancelled. I would be absolutely ecstatic if I got the opportunity to see my idol at a place as amazing as the 100 club! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Free Summer Music Series from Converse UK [...] · Leave a Comment · In Music Yesterday, CONVERSE UK announced the launch of REPRESENT, a free summer music series that invites fans and artists to represent their music and celebrate [...] Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Graham Best i have never been to the 100 club and i would love to go and see some great bands live on that legendary stage. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Al Byrne I LOVE THE 100 CLUB!!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • David Milloy Paul weller is my hero and well worth going to see live Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Cheryl Gobey I have submitted a request for tickets, can you please let me know if my request has gone through. Thank you Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Paul Love to win for the 1st as its my birthday and it's been a while since I've been to the 100 Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Steve Talbot My partner and I were due to see Paul Weller on the 24th June at Live at Jodrell Bank but were bitterly dissapointed as the event was cancelled following adverse weather. this being after the venue being deemed unsafe following the previous nights Elbow gig. Memories of the Jam and style council and seeing the legend Modfather had been all we had talked about for weeks. would love the opportunity to see the legend of Mr Weller soon. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • sam.Thompson. i would love to see paul weller,ive been into his music since i was 13,im a single mum and get get to go out much .so i would love tickets. my fingers are crossed. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • andrew cunningham Fantastic work Converse on stepping in and taking over the 100 club. Great that you're putting on these gigs to. Great footware and great venue. Well done, keep up the good work. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Jacqui Robertson Would love to win tickets travelled down to Manchester from Glasgow for jotdrell bank gig and it was cancelled.....need my weller fix 2012 xx Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Steve martin Will be in town for the Olympics ( working )so this would be the icing on the cake !! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Caroline Hepples I would love to see Paul Weller as was gutted this week as his show at Jodrell Banks was cancelled Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • john gregory Wow this is just great! What sad news it was to hear that the 100 club was going to close, thank god its been saved. So many top bands that have graced this stage and for me to see paul weller hear would be a dream a complete circle from mid 70s to now 2012. Brilliant. Hoping 4 a dream come true. I Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Dave Curtis I have never seen Toots play, As a DJ a bad one at that I always play the Maytals at gigs and as for my 2nd choice I always play something from the vast Mr Weller's collecton. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Nick Pick me, pick me! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Matthew Rye Thanks for the opportunity, I would love to win! my fingers are crossed. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Dayral Hall Great idea from Converse to promote the represent free gigs. I have seen Weller ay a variety of venues over his career but missed the 100 club. Fingers crossed! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Karen Paul Weller all day long! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • karina Cool line up! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Rob Bailey What an eclectic yet fantastic line up. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Heather Mathews What a great way to be in for a win! Giving everyone a fair chance. Well done. KEEP MUSIC REAL....KEEP IT LIVE! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • matthew arnoldi This looks like a really exciting combination of gigs and artists. Appreciate the time spent planning and putting them all together ! Well done if I may say so! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • steven mcgeown Paul weller good Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Rob green Well done to Converse for supporting such a historic venue . Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • tracey martella jodrell bank was cancelled so keeping my fingers crossed for this!! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Garvan Its being a long time since I've seen Weller in London. Would love the chance to see him again. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • reggae rebel weller:100 club just like old times! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Ryan Leeder trying to get tickets for the weller night, the mans a legend and my missus has never seen him, despite her undying love. Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Gemma hope I win Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • brianhamilton iam wellers biggest fan well ive never seen him live it would be a dream for me to see the master it would make my year Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • paul nayman great to see the legend that is Paul Weller heading up a fantastic lineup. Would like to be there every night!!! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Kim Brilliant competition what brilliant acts :) Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Glenn.pringle Please let me have these tickets....im the biggest weller fan ever and have never been to a gig of his and you always need a few scouse weller fans to b there. A full time mod and would be a dream to see weller at the intimate gig at the 100 club. Please and thanks :) Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • neil parker I would love to win these tickets! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Bibs My Cons are gonna get mashed at this party! Tue Jun 26, 2012
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