The Stranglers first gig, as The Guildford Stranglers, was at The Star Inn in Quarry Street, Guildford in 1974.
During 1976 the Stranglers played regularly at the The Nashville Rooms in West Kensington, (currently called the Famous 3 Kings).
The Stranglers played 2 gigs at the Rainbow in April 1980, several guest artists were drafted in to join them as Hugh Cornwell was in prison.
Mid 1976 the Stranglers had regular gigs at the Hope and Anchor in Islington, other regular venues at the time were The Red Cow and The Nashville Rooms.
I’m moving in the Coleherne With the leather all around me And the sweat is getting steamy But their eyes are on the ground They’re just hanging around – Hanging Around