Thursday 10 January 2013, 12:01 | By

Amateur Best sets live debut

Gigs & Festivals

Amateur Best

Synth-pop character Amateur Best, real name Joe Flory, is making a very exceptional public appearance at London’s Rough Trade East on 8 Feb. Exceptional, in that Flory has never before played live as Amateur Best, and does so for the first time to advertise his first AB LP, ‘No Thrills’, which is released via Double Denim on 4 Feb.



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