The Modern Ovens are the leading, and only, Jonathan Richman Covers band in the UK, possibly the whole world. Formed of Noble & Hamilton of Sea Power and Matt Eaton & Darren Moon of The Pure Conjecture.
It started with records spinning and drunken chats about a shared love for Jonathans music. From the seminal proto-punk debut album, to his later childlike songs, they realised that Jonathan no longer played these songs live any more, and they decided it was their duty to bring them back to life.
At some of their rare outings they have played at The End Of The Road Festival, Danny Boyle’s London film festival, Sea Change Festival, Krankenhaus Festival 2019 & an exhibition for Damien Hirst’s in-house artists.
The Modern Ovens also share Jonathan Richmans’ huge devoted love of the Velvet Underground. After watching the recent Velvets documentary, where Jonathan is one of the most insightful talking heads, it became apparent that the Modern Ovens must do a Velvet Underground covers set at Krankenhaus 2022.
So this is a Jonathan Richman covers band, covering The Velvet Underground. Make Sense?
There will be a variety of special guests stepping up to the mic to share in this VU celebration.