A Preston band has paid tribute to the late frontman of The Fall following his death.Advertisement
Evil Blizzard say Mark E Smith played a pivotal role in their careers.
The seven-piece supported The Fall five years ago after Smith enjoyed seeing them playing live in a pub in Manchester.
A statement from the band said: ‘You wouldn’t be reading this if it wasn’t for Mark E Smith. He saw us when we were playing to 15 people on a Monday night and invited us to go on tour with the Fall.’
“On the second night he asked if we got paid for the previous gig. ‘No’ we said ‘but it’s ok, we got a great gig, some guests in and beers so no need’.
“You need paying lads’ he said as he pulled his wallet out and gave us £300 of his own money. ‘Always get paid’.
“We spent the money off that tour on our first album which we recorded with The Fall’s sound engineer producing it. So, blame Mark. One of a kind, for sure.”