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A new 'Blondie vs Pretenders' tribute show presents the songs and stories from two of the music world's most enduring and stylish bands

A new 'Blondie vs Pretenders' tribute show presents the songs and stories from two of the music world's most enduring and stylish bands

The Brass Monkey will be celebrating 40 years of one of the strongest rock catalogues ever - with a tribute to the Pretenders, alongside fellow Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers, Blondie, on June 21.

Access All Eras' new 'Blondie vs Pretenders' tribute show presents the songs and stories from two of the music world's most enduring and stylish bands, head to head, with a band featuring some of Sydney's best musicians and singers.

Amanda Easton is Deborah Harry and Sarina Jennings is Chrissie Hynde, backed by the 'Access All Eras' A Team' band: Mike Caen (guitar - Mental as Anything, Dragon), Tim Wedde (keys - Mary Black), Lloyd Gyi (drums - The Atlantics), Steve Bull (bass - Icehouse).

This year marks the anniversary of 40 years of recordings from English-American band the Pretenders.

This includes 17 albums and 33 singles, many of which went Gold or Platinum. And starting just two years before them, US band Blondie boasts an estimated 40 million in records sales with eight Top 40 hits just in the 70s and 80s.

Fronted by two quintessential 'rock chicks', the two bands boast astounding catalogues of hits traversing decades and genres.

Best known songs presented by the tribute include Pretenders' Brass in Pocket, Stand by You, I Go to Sleep, Back on the Chain Gang and Blondie's Heart of Glass, Call Me, Rapture and Tide is High.

'Blondie vs Pretenders' will be held at Brass Monkey on Friday, June 21, at 8.30pm.

  • brassmonkey.com.au