The music venue which witnessed the signing of Supergrass in 1993 is to receive some special recognition from PRS For Music next month.
On October 3rd, Supergrass will be presented with the Music Heritage Award at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford, where the band played many gigs during their early days.
“Everyone aspired to play the venue back in the day and I remember seeing my brother’s band This Way Up play there as early as 1983,” Supergrass founding member Mick Quinn has said of the venue.
“We received our first positive reviews as Theodore Supergrass at the Jericho in 1994, when the promoter Maccy burst into the dressing room after our gig telling us, ‘You’ve got it!’ Soon after, the feeding frenzy of record company A&R men started.”
A plaque will be erected on the wall of the Jericho Tavern with the four principal members of the British band, who split in 2010, all present.
The Heritage Award scheme was initiated in 2009 with the aim of recognising significant music sites in the UK.