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PUB ROCK TAKEN TO A NEW HIGH
I feel I must write and tell your readers about a night out I recently had at the Duke of York public house, in Burton road, Derby. Someone had told me I must go along and see this band by the name of the Midnight Pumpkin Trucks. I went along a bit half-heartedly, expecting to see an average band. But, to my surprise, I found a packed pub and a really superb band. As early as the second number, people were dancing, although there wasn’t a lot of room. I found it wasn’t long before my feet were tapping along to the beat. This talented four-piece played a wide range of styles from the ‘60s right up to today, such as The Beatles, Bowie, The Stones, Greenday and the Darkness. The lead singers voice was so versatile it was unbelievable. When they did "500 miles" by the Proclaimers, the whole pub were on their feet. I got talking to a man who told me he never misses a Pumpkin Trucks gig. In fact, he told me he once postponed going on holiday by a day so he could go to a gig! When I commented on how full the pub was, he said: "Always is packed when the Trucks play, wherever you go. If you want a seat you’ve got to get to a gig early!" So if you’re the kind of person who enjoys a night out, I’d highly recommend a Midnight Pumpkin Trucks gig.
Derby Evening Telegraph



Midnight band to launch live nights
ONE of the top cover bands in the Midlands is set to launch a live band night at the Factory in Long Eaton. This Thursday will see the Midnight Pumpkin Trucks, based in Derby, take to the stage to deliver a night of classic pop and rock at the new club in Clifford street. Dick Hill of Dick Hill Entertainments said of the Midnight Pumpkin Trucks : "They are one of the top Midlands bands. They are a very energetic, lively band who play all over the UK, mainly at universities and on the nightclub circuit".



Halloween with a Midnight Pumpkin
...They’re in a party mood!

The Horse and Groom, Derby
The first thing is, these boys have come in all the trimmings ready for a party and they pull a good crowd. Peczy on vocals, Leigh on guitar, Ian on bass and Steve on drums. So off to the bar and get the beers in, by the 3rd number the party atmosphere was in full swing. Blurs ‘Park life’ - it was frightening how close Ian was to the real thing. Steve gave it some stick on ’White Wedding’, ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ and again on ’All or Nothing’. Peczy's vocals were bang on, ’Behind Blue Eyes’ and ’Teenage Kicks’, that ended the first set. Didn’t seem long before they were back on, the beer flowing nicely and everybody had caught the party mood. ’Radar love’, Beatles ’Do you love me’ and then Steve showed us why he’s called the pyrotechnic drummer with a thundering version of ’Wipeout’ - a first class showman on a drum kit. ’Amarillo’ - a classic foot stomper, had everyone on their side, they couldn’t go wrong...anyway, next it’s ’Ant Music’ and they bring on a second drummer, who gets behind the kit, while Steve pounds away on a single drum at the front and again shows us why he’s rated as one of the best around. ‘Born To Be Wild’ then a great sing along track ‘Old before I die’ as the night nears the end. Green Day and Oasis were the last two tracks of the night, well almost, we were promised U2 so here comes the encore, ‘Vertigo' which got everybody singing. What a party, Peczy on vocals, Leigh on lead guitar, Ian on bass and Steve on drums, this is the MIDNIGHT PUMPKIN TRUCKS, a band that’s stayed the course, giving hundreds of people a brilliant night out along the way. I reckon they’ll be doing it for a long time to come.
Mick Moonshine
It’s only Rock ‘n Roll magazine



The best music in town...
Dylan's offers some of the best live music around and offers free admission to members each night. Among the highlights this year were star performances from Go West, Martin Fry of ABC, Edwin Starr, Right said Fred, Kenny Thomas and Womack and Womack amongst others. Dylan's brought to you the cream of the live club circuit and we took a poll to find the best and here are our top three bands... .............Derbys own MIDNIGHT PUMPKIN TRUCKS make up the top trio of crowd pleasers. They have continued to improve on their already impressive reputation with a number of excellent performances where they showed their talents at covering British rock and pop material from the likes of the Kinks, Sweet, Oasis, Blur and Robbie Williams.


Return of live
favourites

Our weekly look at Dylan's, Colyear Street, Derby
On Thursday, Derby’s own Midnight Pumpkin Trucks make a welcome return to the Dylan's stage. Over a number of years they have built up an extremely impressive following thanks to their talents at covering British rock / pop material from the likes of Oasis, Blur, Sweet, The Kinks and Robbie Williams. There is no doubt this will be another full to the brim night full of real quality entertainment so early admission is encouraged.


DEBUT DISC FOR CITY ROCKERS
Derby pop rockers The Midnight Pumpkin Trucks are about
to unleash their first CD on a welcoming world
They celebrate the bands anniversary with the release this weekend of their first CD ‘Confused and Disorderly’. It features six favourites regularly heard at Pumpkin gigs as well as a self - penned number ’We’re not that bothered’. Which, in a way, sums up the four-piece’s attitude to the release of the CD. "We’ve spent a lot of money on the album, but rather than price it too high, we’d rather sell them" said guitarist-vocalist Leigh Bosworth. "We are not in it to make money, just to have a good time and maybe get some more gigs out of it." Drummer Steve Ruane said -" We planned at the start of the year to record a CD and it’s been great to actually achieve this."
Alan Smith


THE MIDNIGHT PUMPKIN TRUCKS
...Faster Than The Speed Of Dark


The CD covers classics from Sam the Sham "Wooly Bully" to The Undertones. James Pecz vocals are spot on, it's the sort of stuff you'll be playing when you're partying at home, bar-b-q etc. An excellent demo of what you'll hear when you see them live. The Pumpkins have been at the top of Derby's live music scene for a few years now and this CD well packaged and good quality will ensure they stay there for a few more. The CD is available at gigs. **** 4 star rating.
Mick Moonshine
It’s only Rock ‘n Roll magazine



THE MIDNIGHT PUMPKIN TRUCKS DVD
Recorded live at MFN....sMile From Nowhere


A crackin DVD is out and about, THE MIDNIGHT PUMPKIN TRUCKS, sMile From Nowhere. If you've never seen these guys( I don't know how! 'cause they've played just about every venue going) here's a chance to see what you've missed. Recorded live at MFN Shipley Gate, Nottingham, it's an excellent DVD of a live Pumpkin show. Sam The Sham "Wooly Bully" starts and it ends with Oasis "Don't Look Back In Anger" plus encores. Once you've seen this, you'll definately want to see them live, better still book them for your venue or party. The DVD is now on sale at live shows.
Mick Moonshine
It’s only Rock ‘n Roll magazine ( issue 34,Feb 2007)


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