Ikon Traces: Dave Travis on Tour

Sun 3rd Aug, 3pm with Dave Travis


Start: St Philips Cathedral entrance, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
Duration: 2h

Dave Travis shares locations, memories and anecdotes from the alternative music scene of the 1980s in Birmingham during a 70 minute walking tour. This will be followed by a 30 minute presentation of a selection of his band photo shoots and video footage from the era, including some taken in the wasteland that was to become the Ikon Gallery and Brindleyplace. 

Ikon Traces is part of a series of walks celebrating 50 years of Ikon Gallery.

About Dave Travis

Dave Travis began his career in 1978 as a freelance photographer for the music industry and press (NME, Sounds, Melody Maker, Smash Hits, The Face, Record Mirror etc.) and was responsible for single / album covers for many bands during the 1980s (The Maisonettes, Swansway, We’ve got a Fuzzbox and We’re Going to Use It, Terry Gerry, and many more). During this time Dave also began to promote alternative bands (including Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pixies, Radiohead, Primal Scream, The Wonderstuff, PWEI, My Bloody Valentine, Frank Sidebottom and thousands more) and nightclubs in the Midlands area (including The Click Club at Burberries, Freak Scene and Life is Easy at both Snobs and The Institute, Blast Off and Cheeky Monkey at Wolverhampton Civic Hall). Dave also owned the alternative music bar Sputnik in Temple Street, notable for being the first internet public access point in Birmingham, and has also regularly contributed to local radio and TV.

The Click Club at Burberries

Tickets for this event are available from The Ikon Gallery.