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Hapless Museum Worker has been doing some fine work in support of The Percy Hedley Foundation, arranging special charity gigs such as an appearance from Kathryn Williams back in March. For their latest fundraising effort however, they’ve pulled off a genuine coup in booking a rare live appearance from Glasgow indie icons The Vaselines.

Forming in 1986, the songwriting duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee were a short but brilliant combination, producing only one handful and a handful of singles before their 1990 split. The enduring power of their work – marrying genuine sweetness with unnerving darkness and a constant stream of innuendo – ensured that their legacy only grew over the year, with the band finally reuniting in 2006 to tour and eventually expand their catalogue with two new, well-received albums (Sex with an X and V for Vaselines.)

For their first show in two years, Kelly and McKee will be performing a special acoustic set as just the core duo at Cluny 2 on Sunday 27th August – the perfect balm surely for your Bank Holiday Sunday. With support on the night from E’Spaniel, it’s best not to hang around too long to get your tickets before this special event sells outs.

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