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UK Rave 1991
Tony Davis

UK Rave 1991, Tony Davis

UK Rave 1991,
Tony DavisUK Rave 1991
Tony Davis
Café Royal Books


36 pages
140 x 200 mm
ISSN 27525619


This photozine documents the UK rave scene of the early 1990s in Nottingham, Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent.

About the Artist
Prior to documenting the rave scene, photographer Tony Davis grew up on Nottingham’s Clifton Estate during the sixties and seventies. As a working class kid, his first taste of music and subculture came by way of the football terraces, coming of age listening to Bowie and immersing himself in the Northern Soul scene around the Midlands and North West. Tony captured the legendary rave nights held by Nottingham’s DiY free-party collective at the Marcus Garvey centre and many other venues around the city. Clubs such as the Kool Kat, Venus and also The Eclipse in Conventry.
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About the Publisher
Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on ‘the gallery’. Café Royal Books publishes artist’s books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.