ROCK & POP NEWS
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Posted 22 Dec 2006
We were very sorry to learn of the death of Callum Howell of MCD who died early in December 2006, and also of Boston entertainer Marty Alsbury who also died early in Demember aged 49. Marty was a well known guitarist who did a lot of charity work.
Our thoughts are with their families and friends at this time.
Posted 31 Jan 2006
|ALL ABOUT EVE NEWS|
We have received the following info from Julianne Regan regarding All About Eve, her old GothPopFolkRock combo whose music is being repackaged and re-released in a tasteful way.
Click on link to see...
For further info about All About Eve visit the following sites
www.julianneregan.net (official site).
www.goony.nl/aae (approved site packed with facts).
http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/julianne_regan (personal site).
Posted 16 Jan 2006
|Classic Rockers On The Move?|
Newark's Bacchus is a growing band. The popularity that this band has received in the last few months of performing has catapulted them into the eyes of major recording labels. Deemed as "The best guitarist I have seen in 10 years" by top London management, Bacchus are led by the awesome abilities of Matt Watson who has recently toured with Sarah Jory and is currently being primed to take the mantle of such instrumentalists as Satriani and Vai. Along with Matt, the band play as yet a colourful repertoire of memorable covers and upstanding melodies that will remind you of how great rock was and hopefully how it will be again. Only into their 7th gig, the band has a huge following throughout the region and has secured a tour of Germany to coincide with the forthcoming football championship. So whether you are in Newark or Germany, Bacchus will be making a noise this year. Standby!
Bacchus appear at The Sawmill in Newark on Sunday 22 January onstage at 8.30pm. Entry is FREE!
Bacchus appear at The Famous Axe and Cleaver in Boston on Tuesday 24 January onstage at 8.30pm. Entry is FREE and there is a coach available.
Posted 16 Jan 2006
|New Bands Stage Opportunity!|
If you would like to play at our new festival (in Leicestershire) in May 2006 them simply download a "band pack" and fill out the application form at the bottom. And your in, its that simple, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org saying that you're sending a form and i'll put you on our site, to advertise the current signed up bands.
if you can tell all other bands you want to to apply, that would be very helpful as it is hard to contact every unsigned band in the country (until we figure out a better system).
It is stiff competition with acts applying from all over the country do be quick if you want hope of playing.
Jeremy and Samar
Posted 16 Aug 2005
|Singing the blues with a little help from your friends.|
Teddington lock keeper, Dudley Tyrrell is taking on the music world- with a little help from his friends.
Ferry Road, an album of personal songs, features Art Wood Ronnie Wood's brother, Keith Grant and Don Craine of the Downliners Sect and Pete French of Leafhound, on several of the tracks. Percy 'Van' Gough, who has jammed with Blues Incorporated and Rod Stewart, also makes an appearance on mandolin, together with Mark Freeman, drummer with the Rollin Stoned tribute band.
Dudley, who has played alongside his friends on harmonica at Twickenham's rhythm and blues Eel Pie Club, was inspired to create an album of his own compositions in his spare time, after meeting up with media composer and producer, Rick Cassman, formerly signed to Pete Townsend's Eel Pie Records label with his band Straight Eight.
"I regularly play acoustic guitar gigs in the area and got talking to Rick about recording some of my own material," explained Dudley, influenced by American folk and often compared to Bob Dylan in style and sound.
"The album's got a little bit of everything in it folk, rock, and a tinge of blue-grass which is why Art and the other lads were perfect for it - they've been brilliant."
Ferry Road is out later in the year. Dudley Tyrrell and the Deputies will perform at the Eel Pie Club at the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham on August 31, and at Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 on October 20 when they support The Downliners Sect at a charity concert for Oxfam.
Posted 10 Nov 2004
|CHASING THE MONSOON|
CHASING THE MONSOON is a new music venture from Ian Jones, creative force behind British rock band Karnataka.
A collaboration with Steve Evans (songwriter/producer - producer of Delicate Flame of Desire) and Ian Simmons (songwriter/guitarist/artist), Chasing the Monsoon is an imaginative, experimental project where sensual rhythms evolve into pulsating, tribal heartbeats and shimmering, organic soundscapes are intertwined with breathtaking, ethereal voices, creating a sound that transcends all boundaries, demographics, and genres.
The band are currently working on the debut album and will soon be uploading sound samples to the new website www.chasingthemonsoon.com
Visit the website now and join the free on-line mailing list to receive regular news updates.
CHASING THE MONSOON
ian jones - steve evans - ian simmons
Posted 27 Oct 2004
|GLASSWERK.CO.UK PROMOTIONS NOV/DEC 2004|
Below are the gig listings for all Glasswerk.co.uk promotions for November/December. If you need more info etc etc just shout.....I am here :)
Tours: Glasswerk.co.uk presents: Die So Fluid
October 26th - Little Civic, Wolverhampton
Posted 27 Oct 2004
|DIE SO FLUID ~ AUTUMN TOUR 2004|
Howling banshees roam to the distorted volume of spitting noise. Reverberating through viscous substances and worrying carrion left discarded in the wake of DIE SO FLUID.
Trailing across the country are the original party of three musical maestros with Grammy Awards, Top of the Pops appearances and soundtrack composing set aside to morph into the heinous apocalypse that is, creating of, the build upon, annihilation, that forms the sculptured form of DIE SO FLUID.
With songs that range from viscous aggression to napalm death destruction, the name pretty much describes what you can expect from the DSF live experience. Having released their debut full lengther in September of this year with various plaudits exalting the following statements:
"F@&k! DIE SO FLUID are good. They write songs with melody in abundance which groove and swing and sing like angry Suicide Girls bearing nail distressed baseball bats." (Rocksound - Sept 04)
"Spawn packs a devastating punch full of fractured, hypnotic beauty as singer Grog's Siouxsie-laquered wail hits a throbbing wall of bloodied bass grooves and bare-knuckled guitar head on." (Kerrang - Sept 04)
"Spawn falls within the nu-metal genre but is elevated above the herd by virtue of being a) female led and b) made by people grown up enough to know there is more to rock than the gormless no-marks on MTV2 and Kerrang." (The Independent - Aug 04)
"The title track itself is on the flip side - all brute force and aggression with guitar boosts in the chorus creating much volumeage and knee trembling." (Glasswerk.co.uk - August 04)
See them live on a Glasswerk.co.uk sponsored tour at the following dates:
October 26th - Little Civic, Wolverhampton
October 27th - The Welsh Harp, Gloucester
October 28th - The Toll House, Bridgend. Supporting Maypole
Oct 30th - Bradford SU, Bradford
Oct 31st - White Horse, Wycombe - with Miasma
Nov 3rd - The Vine, Leeds
Nov 5th - The Mill, Preston
Nov 8th - Barfly, Glasgow
Nov 11th - Krazyhouse, Liverpool
Nov 12th - Satans Hollow, Manchester
Nov 13th - Cellar Bar, Blackburn
Nov 14th - Snooty Fox, Wakefield
Nov 15th - The Archer, Newcastle
Nov 16th - Deva and Mail Club, Chester
Nov 18th- The Marquee, Hertfordshire
Nov 26th - Club 85, Hitchin, Essex
Posted 7 Sep 2004
|TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE|
SAT 18 - SUN 19 SEP
BANDS WANTED! (13:00hrs - 01:00hrs [midnight] ~ tel 01902 603939) - GILBERTS, FIELD ST, WILLENHALL, WEST MIDLANDS
Pete Boot (ex Budgie) is organising a concert in aid of the victims of evil atrocity in Russia. He is hoping that up to 20 bands will be performing over the 2 day event. He says:
I now have both date and venue, Remember it is for the children so let get the smile spanners working!!!
It is to those children, we must give hope, we must do something, we must let them know that there is love in this screwed up world.
"THEY MUST KNOW THAT WE CRIED WITH THEM"
Proceeds will go towards helping those children smile again, ok the cynics will say they wont see a penny , but at least the wheel of hate will be slowed down by our kindness, Remember happiness comes from kindness
YOUR RESPONSE WILL BE THE SEEDS OF LOVE FOR THE CHILDREN'S SMILES TO GROW
As the event will be upon us very soon I would appreciate if you could let me know a.s.a.p, whether or not you will be able to play on either of the above dates, all backline PA. & lights will be provided. Each band will play a maximum one hour set, the band on stage at anytime is the headlinerwe are all equal in our sorrow
For more information, details and publicity materials please contact :
WITH RESPECT REMEMBER I AM ONLY HUMAN, BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD.
Posted 1 Sep 2004
|Advance Order Owsley Sunshine's New EP |
To order a copy of Owsley Sunshine's latest EP, please email us your name and address at:
We'll stick your name on the list at future gigs, and you'll receive the EP at the special price of £4, as opposed to the standard price of £5.
Simple as that.
Posted 10 Jul 2004
|GLASWERK IS UNITED WITH LEEDS|
|Sunday 1st August - Glasswerk Leeds Launch Gig|
|Your favourite independent new music promoters, Glasswerk.co.uk, are heading along the M62 to the fine city of Leeds on Sunday August 1st to launch the Glasswerk Leeds piece of the jigsaw puzzle, ie launching the Glasswerk.co.uk Leeds music website. To mark this virtual occasion they are throwing a semi-all dayer gig filled with the cream of local Leeds talent. Performing are This Et Al, Lycra Sleep, The Lucida Console, !Forward, Russia!, The Old House and iLIKETRAINS. Doors are at 5pm and it's a delightfull £4 entry all night long.|
|This Et Al - Atmospheric/alternative garage rock four piece have recently been hailed as "Sonic Youth with an English twist"|
|Lycra Sleep -"Absolutely magnificent", Mary Ann Hobbs|
|"Simply breathtaking" - Drownedinsound.com|
|The Lucida Console - Math post-rock as seen with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Aerogramme and This GIRL|
|!Forward Russia! -Screeching guitar/bass/drums post-punk attack with numbers|
|The Old House - Wakey lads with top indie-punk-POP tunes, "catchier than pneumonia"|
|iLIKETRAINS - A post rock band writing beautifully arranged epic songs influenced by Sigur Ros and Mum to XTC and The Smiths. Their live shows are haunted by super projections and slide shows.|
|Mat Ong (chief booker) states, I am very excited about opening up our operations in Leeds. There are some really cool bands coming out from there at the moment yet the national media seems to have not noticed that The Music, Kaiser Chiefs, The Gliteratti, Thisgirl etc all come from this part of the country. More exiting is that its not just one type of music emerging but a whole bunch of different styles.|
|Glasswerk.co.uk supports new music and operates in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Wales and now Leeds. They publish the popular web zine www.glasswerk.co.uk and have promoted tours for a number of up coming acts including Tramp Attack, Cadium, Day With Mary, White Buffalo and Kite (Norway).|
|Glasswerk.co.uk is part of Glasswerk Media. A media company for the 21st century.|
|see www.glasswerk.co.uk for more details.|
Posted 30 May 2004
At Mosquito Media we are determined to do everything we can to help promote independent musicians and invite you to have a look & listen at www.mosquito-media.co.uk or "The Greatest Music You've Never Heard" .
We hope you'll support us in helping promote new, original music - I know the artists featured on "The Greatest Music You've Never Heard", Volume 1. would appreciate it.
"anyone who thinks they are too small to make a difference has never spent the night in a bedroom with a mosquito!"
Mailing address: PO Box 33790, London, SW3 6WF, ENGLAND
Posted 25 Mar 2004
|GLASSWERK.CO.UK GIG LISTINGS|
Further info see: www.glasswerk.co.uk
Posted 25 Mar 2004
|SUSPERIA - 'UNLIMITED' now UNLEASHED|
Oslo, Norway - Norwegian five piece SUSPERIA are set to release their eagerly awaited third album, 'Unlimited' , on 22nd March 2004 through Tabu Recordings (a Div of Tuba Records, Norway).
The album was recorded over a period of two months during 2003 at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo and Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Soilwork) in Gothenburg, Sweden with production duties being undertaken by the band.
'Unlimited' is the follow up to their ground breaking 'Vindication' album and delivers an agressive collection of tracks featuring 'Chemistry', 'The Coming Past', 'Situational Awareness', 'Devil May Care', 'Off The Grid', 'Years Of Infinity', 'Home Sweet Hell', 'Mind Apart', 'Beast By Design', 'Untouched'.
The track 'Chemistry' has been chosen to be the first video from the album. The band are currently in talks with various production teams and work is due to commence shortly.
The Norwegian metallers have also recorded a version of a well known song with a view to future release, details of which will be disclosed shortly. The choice will come as a surprise to many but in the meantime the band are relishing in the guessing game.
SUSPERIA, who are vocalist Athera, bass guitarist Memnock, drummer Tjodalv (Dimmu Borgir), guitarists Elvorn and Cyrus, have grabbed the opportunity to develop and hone their music and songwriting skills. This has been reflected in the performance and maturity on the new release.The buzz on the album after this years industry convention at 'Midem' in France has proved enormous. All the signs are that 'Unlimited' will be one of the highlights of the genre this year and has been described as "Pantera on speed, driving madly, with Slayer in the backseat, grinning like hell!!". The band have made one of the "must have" metal albums of 2004 -no fillers, just killers.
Their live campaign launches with an appearance at one of Norways' premier rock events, the Infeno Festival www.infernofestival.net in Oslo on Friday 9th April 2004, where the band will be sharing the bill with the likes of Zyklon and Enslaved. A Scandinavian and full European tour are currently in the pipeline, details of which will be anounced shortly.
With a new label and new management behind the band SUSPERIA are now firing on all cylinders..
Title:Unlimited / Artist:Susperia / Label:Tabu Recordings / Cat No:TABU004 / Release Date: 22nd March 2004
For further information please contact:
TOTAL CONCEPT MANAGEMENT / England / Tel: +44 (0) 1924 438295 / Fax: +44 (0) 1924 525378
|TABU RECORDINGS (A Div Of Tuba Records A/S), NORWAY / Tel:: +47 232 347 00 / Fax: +47 232 347 01|
|PLASTIC HEAD DISTRIBUTION / England / Tel: +44 (0) 1491 825029 / Fax:+44 (0) 1491 826320|
Posted 30 Jan 2004
|Glasswerk.co.uk Best of 2003 |
Released 9th February. (GLASSWCD003)
The January sales are over, New Year hangovers are almost forgotten and Christmas turkey is long gone but Good Will To All Men continues with the latest compilation release from uber cool select, underground label Glasswerk Records. Sister of the big time charlie tour and gig promoters Glasswerk.co.uk, this release is the next instalment of the Best Of .series - this time it's the best of 2003 and it is released on 9th February.
This majestic slice of uprising musical conspiracy features 10 bands voted for by the readers of www.glasswerk.co.uk (over 4000 votes were cast) and one bonus track courtesy of the editor. The artists (in running order) are:
Cadium - melodic post hardcore, post emo not quite screamcore tuneage. They own their own van and use it regularly by visiting many cities and towns around the UK with a merry band of followers. From somewhere outside of Liverpool.
Lisa Brown - soft soft songs lit up with delicate angst ridden symphonic melodies. Manchester based scruffs.
Spacetrain - Foo Fighter - esque riffs and bouncy choruses. Liverpool local lads.
Heaven Stereo - its Brit pop again with screeching guitars and humming Hammonds. Woolly back Widnes townies.
Intermajic - god fathers of the Liverpool scene. Still rocking and churning out classic tunes.
The Meddler - Soft rock with hard hitting harmonies and superb guitar wanking. Uproar from quaint little Chester.
Snatch - Bon Jovi rock for the ladies. You could fu..to this. North Wales love monsters.
Failure By Design - punk with tight pants. Youngsters from some non specific area of Merseyside with deceivingly angry vocal melodies.
Autorain - five and a half minutes of echoing, taunting vocals singing about ghosts in the metaphorical sense. Nottingham east coast representatives.
WUPT - A special band from a far far away place. Alaska to be specific. You have got to be nice to these comical punksters if only in pity for them because they are freezing their proverbials of right now in the desolate snow filled wastelands of Alaska. Supported Presidents of the United States a couple of months ago.
Bonus Track - sorry can't say who it is but they won the 'Best Unsigned Band of the Year' award on gigwise.com and are off on a glasswerk.co.uk promoted tour.
A full mixed bag of eclectic rock, pop and indie pulled together in one free flowing stream of music compiled on to a shiny , allegedly called a CD, and all for the bargainous price of £3. WOW indeed. 11 tracks and an hours worth of the best new music for the price of a magazine.
You can pick up one of these esteemed pieces of musical history from the following independent record stores:
Probe Records, Liverpool
Piccadilly Records, Manchester
Spillers Records, Cardiff
Cobs Records, Bangor
Plus through the website www.glasswerk.co.uk from the 9th of February either as download or as CD and at the following CD launch nights at Glasswerk.co.uk promoted events.
30th January @ Dry Bar, Oldham St, Manchester. Lisa Brown will be there to sign autographs and breasts.
4th February upstairs @ The Garage, Highbury, London. The bonus track band will be playing their debut London gig.
5th February @ The Masque, Seel St, Liverpool. Several of the Liverpool featured bands will be present for ego massaging and drink buying.
For more info on all things Glasswerk go to www.glasswerk.co.uk.
0151 280 9679
Posted 26 Jan 2004
SUNDAY 30TH AND MONDAY 31ST MAY 04
A total of twenty bands appear though at this early stage for contractual reasons we cannot name bands,
FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK (START/ FINISH TIME ~ Both days 1300.HRS/ 24.00HRS,
THE VENUE ~ GILBERTS, Field Street, Willenhall, West Midlands...01902-603939
Message from event organiser PETE BOOT
(former drummer with BUDGIE who suffers from Parkinson's Disease)
THE PLOT behind FILLYOURHEADWITHROCK ~ Unashamedly to make as much money as possible for PARKINSONS DISEASE,MOTOR, NEURONE DISEASE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, AND DYTSTONIA.
FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK ~ MORE INFO ~ Please feel free to contact me anytime on:
Without help nothing would happen, but thanks to the love of friends, along with the support we have received FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK Is now in its fifth year, I organise it from the love of music, AND I THANK MY FRIENDS FOR THE MUSIC, AND THE MUSIC FOR MY FRIENDS
THANK YOU!...PETE BOOT...SHAKEN NOT STIRRED!
Posted 25 Nov 2003
|GLASSWERK IS SMOKIN'INTO THE BIG SMOKE|
Glasswerk.co.uk the veritable new music promoters are moving into London so budge up will ya?
"Move over and let us in" is the clear statement from website promoters www.glasswerk.co.uk as they launch their London presence with a bang. The new London site london.glasswerk.co.uk (or follow the links from the www.glasswerk.co.uk main page) is open for your viewing pleasure from December the 1st and will contain as ever the usual assortment of band profile pages, free mp3s, streams, gig listings, reviews and local music news. To launch this auspicious occasion there is a launch party upstairs @ the Garage on the 3rd December.
The line up on December the 3rd is the buzz band of the moment 28 Costumes, Leeds rawk FULC, Glasswerk's own Cadium and Londoners JFK. Normally a TBA gig, Glasswerk is taking over for the night and are grateful to TBA for the opportunity to launch the newest addition of the Glasswerk family.
28 Costumes are newly signed to Spank Records (The Relatives, B-movie Heroes, Inner City Sumo Compilation) and are releasing their debut single/ep on the 29th November. After a whirl wind year the unprecedented rise of the 'cozzies' goes from strength to strength. Expect electrically fast riot rock with succulent twists and breaks.
Cadium have been raising their profile for the last year with toilet tours around the UK. Hard as nails rock with screamcore sensibilities and butterfly melodies. These cheeky chappies from some backwater by Liverpool will bring a smile to your face and melt your inhabitations away.
Site Editor Mat Ong says,
"We were going to wait and launch our London site last after setting up local websites and gig nights all around the UK first so as to take the whole country to London with us, but after we met and got in contact with Alex Machorton (the new London Editor) we decided we couldn't wait. So far we have done a good job of promoting music around the country without really touching London but its getting to the stage now were we have to have a higher presence down here in order to make a bigger impact. Go to the gig on the 3rd its going to be rocking."
Glasswerk.co.uk is part of Glasswerk Media. A new music company dedicated to promoting all new music, at all levels. They have recently promoted tours for Tramp Attack, Ohm, White Buffalo, Norwegian's Kite and Junk Culture. They run gig nights in Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Wales, Birmingham, Warrington and now London as well as publishing the popular webzine www.glasswerk.co.uk.
Posted 24 Nov 2003
|New Label, New Album Susperia Are Back!!|
OSLO, NORWAY Susperia, the Oslo based extreme metal band featuring vocalist Athera, bass guitarist Memnock, drummer Tjodalv (Dimmu Borgir) along with guitarists Elvorn and Cyrus are currently in the final stages of recording their forthcoming album 'Unlimited' - the bands first for their new label Tabu Recordings (A Div of Tuba Records, Norway).
Most of the album is being recorded at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo while the drums were tracked at Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Soilwork) in Gothenburg Sweden, where the final mix and mastering will also take place.
Titles for some of the newly recorded tracks include: 'Home Sweet Hell', 'Chemistry', 'Beast By Design' and 'Mind Apart'. Commenting on the songs, vocalist Athera said "The songwriting has taken an enormous turn, not only innovative but harder, heavier, faster, and even more powerful. This new material has to be heard to be believed." Susperia have also chosen an interesting song to cover, which will be featured on a special edition of the 'Unlimited' album. Whilst exact details are being kept under wraps at the moment, they have revealed that an internationally renowned Norwegian band originally recorded it. Though it will come as a surprise to many it will definitely be done the Susperia way.
Almost two years have passed since the release of the bands groundbreaking extreme metal album 'Vindication'. The follow up to their 2001 explosive debut 'Predominance', an album that saw the international press praising Susperia as one of the freshest and most interesting bands around at the time. The albums paved the way for their appearance as co-headliner at the Milwaukee Metal Fest in 2002 and a headline mini tour of Mexico.
This has left fans and press around the world waiting expectantly for the new album and that wait is almost over. Unlimited is set to hit the streets worldwide in March 2004.
Visit Susperia Website for more info www.susperia.net
For further information please contact:
TABU RECORDINGS - A division of Tuba Records A/S Norway +47 232 34700 / Fax +47 232 34701
Posted 24 Nov 2003
|M O R T I I S|
MORTIIS BEGINS RECORDING IN NORWAY
Fredrikstad, Norway - MORTIIS are currently holed up at Silvertone Studios in Fredrikstad, Norway with producer Vegard Blomberg working on new material for their forthcoming album.
Work on the follow up to the acclaimed 'Smell Of Rain' album has been going well. "So far the studio has been totally right for us," said Mortiis. "Good vibes, good people and it's cool to finally be able to work in Pro Tools as well The sound really speaks for itself on that level, even though we're still totally on a 'work-in-progress' level."
In a departure from the bands' last album, MORTIIS have adopted a different approach to the recording, preferring to lock themselves away for short periods. Mortiis added "I like the way we are working now, by coming in and living in the studio for a week at a time and just working on whatever we feel like working on at the moment. It is a much more creative environment compared to last time when I had to live as a squatter for months on end and went out and got drunk every day because I didn't want to go back to the flea infested mattress that was my home for several weeks. It feels good not to have to deal with that this time around."
Working titles for the newly recorded tracks include: 'Way Too Wicked', 'The Grudge', 'Twist The Knife' and 'Broken Skin'. "The songs so far sound a lot more certain of themselves and all around it is a lot harsher, a lot heavier. It contains the anger I was unable to vent last time around basically", said Mortiis.
The new material is set to appear on what will be the bands' third album for the Earache label, with a release scheduled for summer 2004.
MORTIIS are Mortiis (vocals), Levi Troite (guitar), Asmund Sveinunggard (guitar) and Svein Traserud (drums).
For further information please contact: MAZUR PR TOTAL CONCEPT MANAGEMENT EARACHE RECORDS USA England -
Tel: + 1 609 695 2425 Tel: +44 (0) 1924 438295 Tel: +44 (0)115 950 6400
Fax: + 1 609 695 8860 Fax: +44 (0) 1924 525378 Fax: +44 (0)115 950 8585
Posted 15 Nov 2003
|REQUEST FROM RUSSIAN BAND |
We have received the following email from a Russian band based in Poland
We are a pop-rock band named BackUp from Russia, St. Petersburg, playing standards of 70-s, The Beatles, some rock-standards of 80-s and 90-s. Completely live!
We have songs for dancing (people of all ages from 15 to 60 dance with our music!), songs for stadiums and songs for careful gentle listening.. More than 120 songs now, and the list is growing up!
Now we stay in Poland. Our feature is lead vocal singing in various manners and good back-vocals. Most songs are very close to originals. Probably we are one of the best in Russia, but we need a good management all over the world, though we have a good manager (Jolanta Spychalska) in Poland already.
We have our own website - www.backuprock.ru
There is a lot of demo songs there in compressed formats, including videofiles, as well as many photos, band¦s history etc. All audio demos are 1-2-days-made or live-made (not the best quality, sorry).
The band has 6 musicians, Andrey Mayevsky - lead-vocal / Nikolai Pleshanov - electric bass-guitar, acoustic bass-guitar,back-vocal / Valeriy Pleshanov - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, back-vocal / Julia Vikman v synth. keyboards, acc.piano, back vocal / Andrey Vasiliyev - drums, percussion / Krzysztof Misieiko - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Technical stuff v Krzysztof Slusarczyk, / Manager for Poland v Jolanta Spychalska / Totally 8 persons.
We have a lot of expensive good equipment and own minibus. Can you offer the job for us or to pass our request to another interested party? For contacts, please, use mob. phone +48-694-213509 Andrey Mayevsky
e-mail email@example.com / fax. +48-58-6217932 attn. Andrey Mayevsky
mail. Address: ul. Szczecinska 24, 81-326, Gdynia, Poland
With the best regards, Andrey Mayevsky.
If anyone can help Back Up with management / gig offers etc, please contact the above email / fax / tel or postal addresses.
Posted 6 Nov 2003
|NEWS FROM THE CORAL|
THE CORAL ON LATER
Don't miss 'Later With Jools Holland' this Friday (Nov 7 2003), as The Coral will be performing three tracks from 'Magic And Medicine'. One of the tracks will be the new single 'Bill McCai', which is also record of the week on Radio One's breakfast show this week..
NEW SINGLE 'BILL MCCAI'
'Bill McCai' will be released on the 24th of November and will be available on 2 x CDs and for the first time, will be available as a 7" picture disc.
NEW TOUR DATES
19 December - Liverpool Royal Court (The Proclaimers to support)
For all the latest Coral news visit http://www.thecoral.co.uk
Posted 5 Nov 2003
|Its Ye Birthday, Get Busy, Get Freaky - Go On, There Is Cake|
Wow it has only been two small years since the inception and creation of new music media company Glasswerk Media. Since the lowly beginnings of a launch party at the Slaughter House complete with Kwik Save bread rolls and armed with only half a website, Glasswerk has -
Playing on the night are:
Remedy - Indie country rock with toe tapping melodies
Weaver - Birmingham based Rock
Iconoclast - Liverpool's favourite band bring some psychedelic rock to the stage
Indra - Head Rock, they are going to mess with your brain
Lovecraft - Newly signed to Spank Records - dare I say it Joy Division? Nah I won't see them for yourselves.
Doors are at the unusually early time of 7pm with a monstrous £4 entry fee (includes CD and Cake). Plus DJ sets from the loveable Cadium and Day With Mary. Be early.
Glasswerk Media is a new music company made up of the promotions company glasswerk.co.uk, the label Glasswerk Records, artist management Matong Management and PR Company Presswerk. Glasswerk is dedicated to promoting the best new music.
Posted 5 Nov 2003
|GLASSWERK.CO.UK IS SMOKING IN THE BIG SMOKE|
Like a virus eating up its prey Glasswerk.co.uk spreads further across the country. New music company Glasswerk Media is proud to announce that they will be launching the latest addition to their website www.glasswerk.co.uk on December the 1st. Yes indeedy that's right Glasswerk is going to the place where the streets are paved with gold, allegedly, London.
Glasswerk London is yet another regional site as part of the glasswerk.co.uk network with the simple mission statement of "Finding and promoting the best new music." Whatever it is, if it's cool or not Glasswerk is a symbol of underground grass root promotions. Already covering Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Wales with plans for similar coverage in Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol it has taken only two years for Glasswerk to rise up and lead the country's music scene.
The London team is headed up by the new London Editor Alex MacHorton. Alex cut his teeth in the business while in Manchester, opening up the club Jabez Clegg as a live music venue and managing several Manchester bands in the late nineties. Now after returning to his native London, Alex has this to say:
"Few cities can rival Manchester for quality of home-grown music talent, and for the "scene" that has developed in recent years including a close network between artists, venues and promoters. There are hundreds more bands in London, but that network seems to be missing. I am incredibly excited at the prospect of being able to provide a focal point for London music - a place where artists can promote themselves and their work, in the knowledge that they will gain exposure to potential fans, other bands, and the music industry as a whole."
Other news is that Glasswerk Media celebrates its 2nd Birthday in November and are having a party on Thursday 6th November @ The Masque, Liverpool. Artists featured on this bill include Remedy and Lovecraft representing Liverpool, Indra representing Manchester, Weaver representing Birmingham and a Welsh Band TBC. Sound good? Well consider yourself invited.
Contact - Mat Ong - firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151 280 9679 / 07968 412665
Posted 1 Nov 2003
|LINCOLN BATTLE OF THE BANDS|
Are you in a band? / Do you know anyone in a band? / Do you want the opportunity to perform? / Do you want the opportunity to WIN a FREE recording session for your band?
The Time Has Come-The Date Is Booked-The Stage Is Set!
So Now We Need The Bands!
Once again Lincoln City Council and soundLINCS Lincolnshire Music Development Agency are staging the third annual Lincoln Battle of the Bands competition. As with previous events the heats will take place in venues across the city. The main prize is a Professionally Produced and Engineered Recording Session and has been donated to the competition courtesy of Lincoln's Access to Music.
This year we are also working in conjunction with the Lincoln College BTEC Popular Music students as part of their event management module.
Opening skirmishes will commence at 8pm at The Falcon on Saltergate, Thursday 20th November 2003. Thereafter heats will be held on Thursday evening's at venues across the city (Bishop Grosseteste College, The de Wint, Access 2 Music) until the 26th February.
The Final Battle will take place on Saturday 13th March 2004, subject to successful completion of electrical work.
What Do You Need To Enter?
For the opening heats four acts per night (first come first served!) will be required to perform a 20-minute set. The six heat winners will go through to the semi-finals on March 13th 2004. The afternoon session will consist of two groups of three acts playing off against each other and the two winning bands going forwards to the finals that evening.
A guest act from out of town (Solar Flare) will play during the judges deliberation and the winning band will be announced and take to the stage to close the evening with a brief set.
Each performance will be judged upon it's own merit and scored numerically with the judge's scoring structure will focus on the following areas: Presentation / Technical / Musical Ability / Original Material / Interpretation
This competition is open to all on a first come first served basis with priority for selection going to acts resident in Lincoln, performers from out of the area may be considered for selection subject to availability of space.
Don't delay Sign up today!
Posted 1 Nov 2003
|BBC RADIO LINCOLNSHIRE ~ CHANGES TO 'THE MIX'|
BBC Radio Lincolnshire's young people's show 'The Mix' has been moved from Tuesday evenings to Friday nights, and extended from 1/2 hour to a 2 hour show.
The programme includes sesssions from local bands, modern rock music, influential classic tracks, gig guide, film & DVD previews, competitions and other features.
Posted 5 May
|FIFTH QUARTER |
The Fifth Quarter is a five piece band based in the Skegness area. The winners of the 2002 Louth Battle Of The Bands competition are currently looking for gigs. The band plays many covers from Feeder to Black Sabbath and is available for bookings for all types of venues. Please call P Kemble on 01754 873088.
Posted 5 May
|IN TRANSIT ROADSHOWS|
EmmNet (East Midlands Music Network) is an Arts Council England and local authority funded organization that employs five workers in five districts (Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire) to help in the development contemporary popular music.
EmmNet are running a series of road-shows across the region under the banner: "IN TRANSIT" and it arrives in Lincoln on Saturday 24th May. The road-shows take the form of a MUSIC INDUSTRY PANEL during the afternoon. Representatives will include John Briley (Formerly head of EMI INTERNATIONAL, A&R POLYDOR and involved with; Crowded House, Blur, Radiohead and Sir Paul McCartney), Spencer Wells (IHT Records-David Grey etc.) Elaine Rogers (Musician's Union North East District Officer), Liz Lenton (Scarlet Records) and Laurent Maduit (Time Records).
The panel will answer your questions and concerns answers on a range of topics and issues ranging from Demo packaging, through A&R to legal concerns.
Q&A sessions will be followed by a DEMO PANEL where bands are invited to bring along a track to be played and commented on by the music industry representatives. Hey70;70;70;70;70;Instant reaction from influential people!!
The day ends up with an evening show featuring four bands from the East Midlands performing as part of the EmmNet gig swap scheme. This will give local unsigned bands the opportunity to play out of their home town and make contact with other bands/venues /promoters.
EmmNet also trial-launched their new-look web site www.emmnet.org on April 30th. When fully commissioned the site will provide information on local bands and gigs as well as features on national music industry contacts, funding organizations legal & general hints, tips and technical industry information.
The Juke Box - In addition to the advocacy and information offered through the site a regional top-twenty will be on offer. Recordings from musicians across the region will be presented on the site in the form of an interactive 'Juke-Box'. Every time a recording is fully down-loaded by a viewer it will accrue a point and move up or down the chart accordingly. If you or your friends think that you have something to offer please contact the local EmmNet worker for your area for further details.
Initially recordings from the twenty bands taking part in the gig-swap will be posted on the site. Starting at the end of June 2003 we will hope to include one new recording from each area to replace the less popular tracks available.
"IN TRANSIT" - Dates & Venues
May 3rd: The Shed. Leicester. 0116 2622255 - Afternoon Seminars & Five Bands at night
May 11th:The Town Mill. Mansfield, Notts. 01623 632451 - Afternoon Seminars & Four Bands at night Including nailmetoatrain from Lincoln!
May 18th: The Soundhaus. Northampton. 01604 250898 Afternoon Seminars & Four Bands at night Including Vinyl Collide from Lincoln!
May 24th: Upstairs at The Falcon, Saltergate, Lincoln. 01522 513888 Afternoon Seminars & Four Bands at night Victims of Noise (Nottingham) My Alibi (Derby) nailmetoatrain (Lincoln) Vinyl Collide (Lincoln)
June 1st:The Institute 51; Derby. 01332 381770 - Afternoon Seminars & Five Bands at night
June 3rd:The Social 51; Nottingham: 0115 9506667 (Gig only!) - Undergrade (Leics.) Trickster (Notts.) Sarah Spade (N'Hants.) Plans & Appologies (Derby) Owsley Sunshine (Lincoln)
Support your local artistes - be there!
Posted 24 Apr 2003
|The Earthwise Company|
Aspiring to the special things in life; Good food, good music, good company.
The Earthwise Company (ltd) is a Lincolnshire based company who would like to welcome you to Bank Farm licensed bar, real food café and restaurant (Anderby road, Chapel St. Leonard's, Skegness). Good food and ethical trading that will be of direct benefit to the local community, British farmers, the environment and third world producers.
We had hoped to be totally organic, and in the main we will be, but we had to weigh up the effect of food miles on the environment compared with buying non organic local produce. All our vegetables will be local organic (as available), our dairy produce locally produced and mostly organic, but unfortunately we could not find local organic suppliers of meat and therefore opted to buy top quality non organic Lincolnshire produce. We would welcome enquiries from local producers, both organic and conventional.
Any imported produce such as tea and coffee will be organic or fairly traded (or both) ensuring a good standard of living for third world producers. .
We have taken this trading position for several reasons. Firstly because we feel very strongly that business and sustainability can be shown to go hand in hand and that making a profit need not be at the expense of the environment, animal welfare or our health.
It is important that we support our local producers, not only because it makes long term economical sense to do so but also because it is the profitability of these local producers that determines the future of our local communities. Our local communities are increasingly precious. It is also important that we support third world producers through fair trade rather than through free trade. Fair trade gives the poorest people in the world the chance to be self reliant, to fully support their dependents and to educate their children.
More and more people are choosing organic food not just because they want food that tastes better than the fast food we have become accustomed to but also as a means of protecting their family's health at the same time as safeguarding the health of the environment and we support their decision entirely.
We feel that GM food does not offer the best options for our farmers, for our health or for our environment and therefore we will endeavour to ensure that all food served in our restaurant is GM free.
But Bank Farm is not all ethics and no pleasure! Far from it. We will be hosting live music at every opportunity from next month and we hope we will provide something for everyone's taste, both in food and in music. Our food menu varies from the conventional steak and chips to tapas and salsa and our music from jazz to reggae. Although we will be putting on some more well known musicians we are also looking for local musicians to come and play both in the bar and the restaurant, either during the day or in the evening, (outside when the weather is favourable) and would welcome enquiries from those who are interested . We will also be running a 'jam night' on Tuesday nights where local musicians come along and play and learn together and of course non musicians are welcome to come along and listen.
We want Bank Farm to be more than just another tourist venue and to that end we will actively support community involvement. . We are already planning local artist exhibitions and art classes and we are open to further suggestions. Of course our facilities can be used for private parties, weddings etc.
Most organic pre-packaged food that we use in the restaurant will also be for sale in our shop on the same premises.
Further details from
Kate O'Connell, The Earthwise Company Ltd, Reg no 4690883,
Wayback, Sea Road Anderby, Skegness, PE24 5YD
tel 01507 490112 or from Bank Farm 01754 871445
Posted 19 Apr 2003
|P R E S S R E L E A S E..... |
JOE D'URSO MAKES FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK PART OF HIS WORLD TOUR
FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK GOES INTERNATIONAL
PARKINSON'S BENEFIT CONCERT
2 Day Rock Festival featuring TWENTY LIVE BANDS!
SUN 25 MAY and MON 26 MAY 2003 (Doors 13.00 ends Midnight both days)
Please support this fantastic two day rock festival. An event NOT TO BE MISSED!!
"Fill Your Head With Rock" is a two-day rock festival, held in Willenhall, West Midlands. The event is organised to raise funds for the PARKINSON'S DISEASE SOCIETY UNITED KINGDOM but of equal importance to fund raising, is the need of peoples awareness to Parkinson's, and the debilitating effect it has on every day life.
ADMISSION: £5.00p EACH DAY - ABSOLUTE BARGAIN!
AMERICAN ACTS: JOE D'URSO [PART OF HIS WORLD TOUR] - www.jdcaravan.com / From Austin, Texas - ERIC BLAKELY - www.ericblakely.com / MICKY KEMP BAND - www.mkb.info / Grammy Award Winning Writer - SUSAN GIBSON - Composer of the Dixie Chicks Hit "Wide Open Spaces" - www.susansongs.com - www.bandsontour.com / CHARLIE MACINTOSH - www.charliemcintosh.co.uk
BRITISH ACTS: THE TREVOR BURTON BAND (ex-MOVE) - i.am/trevor.burton / RISE - www.rise.moonfruit.com / NOWHERE NEAR THE GARDEN - www.nowherenearthegarden.com / CLIENTELLE (NWOBHM) - www.clientelle.co.uk / JACKS HOUSE / DIZZY LIZZY - www.dizzy-lizzy.org.uk / MOUND / CLEAR BLUE SKY (70's Hard Rock on Vertigo label) - www.clearbluesky.co.uk / TONY HILLS FICTION (ex-HIGH TIDE, MISUNDERSTOOD) - www.dreamwater.net/music/fiction/ / FAR SIDE / PREDATUR (NWOBHM) - www.predatur.fsnet.co.uk Other Bands To Confirm.
For Further Information view Fill Your Head With Rock website
A message from organiser Pete Boot
"FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK" is my front line in the battle against Parkinson's all monies raised from the event goes to THE PARKINSON'S DISEASE SOCIETY, U.K.
I have, I think, put together a brilliant line up, but there is one problem. That is convincing the people that such high international acts are coming to play "FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK". I myself have Parkinsons but I refuse to let Parkinson's have me. Despite my disability, single-handed I have created proof that anything can be achieved, provided you have belief in yourself.
My name is Pete Boot, [BOOTY] way back in seventies I was the drummer with BUDGIE You see five years ago I was diagnosed "Parkinson's", I am now the best tambourine player in the business, coming to terms with Parkinson's was similar to being told the bands got a fantastic record deal but also a new drummer, you accept it but refuse to give in. I never knew that all those years on the road would help me cope, but in bands as you know you develop the skin of a rhino, with the determination of an ant. I have Parkinson's it will never have me, I feel sorry for Parkinson's for he now has Booty disease.
FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK, is a two day rock festival I organise to raise funds for the Parkinson's society, now in its fourth year it takes place on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th. I desperately need to heighten the profile of the event, I need to take new ground, I have no intention of giving up, the other option being to lock myself away, but the illness would be locked away with me. That would achieve nothing. I must I fight, yet I'm fully aware this is a fight I may not win, though not able to claim victory I will grasp dignity with both hands [if they keep still].
So with every ounce of respect to yourselves I ask that you see if there is a way you can help, I seek no personal gain or promotion from this request, for there is one simple fact, no one knows what's around the corner. It is for those who have no idea that they will walk the same path as me, that I must make the tunnel shorter and the light brighter.
I do hope you can help.
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME IN READING THIS MESSAGE, YOURS SINCERELY...PETE BOOT..... SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
PETE BOOT / Phone: 01902-635885 / Mobile: 07989132805 / Fax: 01902-635885
SNAIL MAIL: 575 WILLENHALL ROAD, WILLENHALL, WEST MIDLANDS WV13 3LP
Posted 26 Mar 2003
|NINEDENINE TAKE BREAK FROM NEW EP |
Bradford based alternative rockers NINEDENINE, have lined up a one off show on Saturday 26th April 2003 at the Market Tavern, Bradford where they headline a bill that features Leeds metallers Brody and Burst Rondo from Bradford.
The British four piece- Leigh Oates (vocals), Andrew Stone (guitar), Joel Graham (bass guitar) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums) - are currently putting the finishing touches to the follow up to their critically acclaimed 'Scars' EP. No details are available yet but the new EP is scheduled for release in May.
The band recently hit the right note with the listeners of UK digital rock radio station The Storm www.stormradio.co.uk when they were selected for the stations unsigned bands feature. 'This Way' from the 'Scars' EP received regular airplay throughout the week gaining the band national exposure.
NINEDENINE, have already supported Vex Red and John Garcia's (ex Kyuss) new outfit Hermano, released the 'Scars' EP, which reached Number 1 on the listener voted metal charts at ZWARP in the USA and appeared at last years BBC Radio 'One Live' alternative festival event in Nottingham. All the latest band news is available at www.ninedenine.com
NINEDENINE - Brody - Burst Rondo
Saturday 26th April 2003
Doors 8.00pm - Tickets: £3.00
78 Godwin Street, Kirkgate, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3PT
Tel: 01274 722215
For further information please contact: Total Concept Management - England - Tel: 00 44 (0) 1924 438295 - Fax: 00 44 (0) 1924 525378 / E-mail: email@example.com
Ninedenine Website: www.ninedenine.com
Posted 6 Feb 2003
|HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A FREE £10 VOUCHER TO SPEND ON CDs, VIDEOs or DVDs FOR JUST AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME ?|
We would like to know what you think of classical music. Whether you love it, hate it, don't know anything about it70;.we just want to know!
IF YOU ARE 16-25 AND LIVING IN THE EAST LINDSEY AREA GET IN TOUCH.
You can call on 07949 562301 and speak to Debora or leave a voice message/ send SMS with the words 'Discuss. Group' & your name and number.
Or send an email to Debora at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: this is a NON COMMERCIAL project - we are only interested in making East Lindsey a more exciting place to live in and are not trying to sell anything!
This project is funded by the Arts Council of England's New Audiences Programme through East Midlands Arts Board.
Posted 26 Dec
|MANSFIELD MUSIC COLLECTIVE NEWS|
Check out the site for the latest happenings in gigland, the latest reviews and information.
- Mansfield Music Collective Charity CD - We are compiling a charity compilation CD in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust featuring music by local artists. Wnat to be on the CD?....
- UNITE close Studio - U-Nite have sadly announced that their facility will close....
- The Next MMC Gig - January 10th 2003 featuring Posturemaker, Ersatz Jazz and Mail Order Brides....
- MMC Sponsored Gig featuring Red:Shift - York band Red:Shift come to the Mill on 22nd January....
- These Were His Last Words - They have gone into the studio to record new material....
- Nooch new line up - New line up but gig on 27.12.02 cancelled....
Posted 26 Dec
|JOE STRUMMER ~ 1952 - 2002|
Joe Strummer lead singer / guitarist with punk pioneers The Clash died of a suspected heart attack on Sun 22 Dec. aged just 50 years old. Between 1976 and 1986 The Clash were one of the foremost acts on the bludgeoning punk scene. Though the band only had one top 10 hit ('Should I Stay Or Should I Go' ironically a re-issue some 6 years after the band split up, they were a major influence on groups such as U2. Their music in songs such as 'London Calling', 'White Riot', 'Rock The Casbah' and 'I Fought The Law' became anthems for a generation. In later years Strummer toured with his new band The Mescaleros, who supported The Who on their latest tour of the UK. Our thoughts and condolences go to Joe's family and friends at this sad Christmastide, his spirit lives in his music still!
Posted 7 Nov
|BAND LOOKING FOR GIGS IN LINCOLNSHIRE|
Dan from Leeds band DOWNFALL has emailed Fizgig with the following request, which may be of interest to venues putting on rock gigs in Lincolnshire.
"We are really looking for gigs outside of Leeds and would like to play in the Lincoln area cos it sounds nice and isn't Leeds!! We are particularly looking for dates in December, January and February and would be grateful of anything you could offer us or any good contacts in your area. If you would like us to send a demo we can but for now we sound kinda like foo fighters meets, Jimmy East World - basically rocking guitars with strong sing - a- long melodies. Thanks for any help you can offer and your time. ROCK ON!! Dan"
Posted 29 Oct
Pharisee, the funk rock band originally from Skegness on the East Coast of Lincolnshire, have moved to London to develop professionally. For more information about what the band are up to, visit the Pharisee website (to be completed Autumn 2002) or email Stewart at: email@example.com
Posted 21 Oct 2002
|LOUTH BATTLE OF THE BANDS COMPETITION 2002|
· Are you in a band?
· Do you know anyone in a band?
· Do you want the opportunity to perform?
· Do you want the opportunity to WIN a FREE recording session for your band?
The Time Has Come-The Date Is Booked-The Stage Is Set51;So Now We Need The Bands!
Once again East Lindsey District Council and soundLINCS 51; Lincolnshire Music Development Agency provide the opportunity for 12 bands in the East Lindsey region to perform 'head-to-head in 2002's Battle of the Bands competition. Both events will take place at the new Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre with the main prize (Recording Session in a Professional Studio) will be provided through Monk's Dyke Technology College in Louth.
Twelve acts will perform in the opening skirmish starting at 2:00pm until 10:30pm on Sunday 17th November. The Final Battle will take place the following Sunday 24th November, starting at 1:00pm through until 7:30pm.
What Do You Need To Enter?
For the opening heats twelve acts (first come first served!) will be required to perform a 15 minuet set. The lucky six selected to go through to the finals the following week to play for a further twenty minutes. Once the judges reach their decision on the night, the winning act will be required to give a further twenty-minute set to close the day.
Each performance will be judged upon it's own merit and scored numerically. The judge's scoring structure will focus on the following areas:
· Musical Ability
· Original Material/Interpretation
This competition is open to all on a first come first served basis with priority for selection of the twelve entries going to acts resident in East Lindsey. Performers from out of the area may be considered for selection subject to availability.
Don't delay 51; Sign up today!
For further information contact:
38 Grantham Street
Posted 2 Sep 2002
|PAUL SAMSON ~ 1953 - 2002|
We have just received the news from Barry Middleton (at the Running Horse, Nottingham) that guitarist Paul Samson (of the NWOHM band Samson fame) has passed away (9 Aug) following a fight against cancer. He was just 48 years old.
In recent years Paul fronted his rock / blues band Paul Samson's Metallic Blue who hailed from Norfolk. The band appeared occasionally over the border, sadly though we never caught them live. Paul first emerged on the national music scene in the late 70's / early 80's with Samson, early songs included 'Hammerhead' and 'Vice Versa'. In later years, with Metallic Blue, Paul moved towards the bluesy end of the rock spectrum, and Paul continued playing until just two weeks before his death.
It is planned to make Paul's website a lasting memorial to a fine musician, and it is planned to release the album that Paul working on at the time of his passing. Keep in touch via The Paul Samson Website, click on the link below. Our condolences go to Paul's family and many friends at this sad time.
Posted 12 Aug 2002
|THE HENRY ROAD|
Four piece band The Henry Road from Nottingham release their new EP 'Clock Leg Horse' in August. They have 5 years under their belts... and describe themselves as pioneers and creators of WAGON POP; ( take the Watchband out of Chocolate, the Lips out of Flaming, the Lee out of Arther, and 1 fat Barrett..). Email The Henry Road for further details about the band, forthcoming gigs and how to get hold of a copy of their latest CD EP.
Posted 28 June 2002
9 Oct 1944 - 27 Jun 2002
We were shocked to hear in the early hours of 28 June that John Entwistle, the legendary bass player of The Who died in his sleep of a suspected heart attack in Las Vegas just prior to the forthcoming American tour by the band.
The Ox's outward appearance on stage was in complete contrast to Roger, Pete and in the band's first 12 or so years Keith, yet his playing, songwriting contribution and input to one of the world's greatest bands was immense.
John, your playing and songs were a part of our lives, RIP.
Posted 26 Jun 2002
FULC enter the studios on 30th June 2002, to record their first Official UK release - The Fallen EP - at Sawmills in Cornwall. The studios have been home to Muse, Oasis, Idlewild, Supergrass, XTC, Robert Plant to name but a few. The 5 track EP will be released with national distrubution sometime in August to fill the gap whilst negotiations are on going with a national record label for the release of an album later in the year.
To promote the EP, FULC embark on a national tour of the UK, starting Friday 28th June in Lincoln and ending late September. The full tour schedule is listed below with a significant number of venues still awaiting confirmation, also listed are various radio dates - tune in and check them out:
Friday 28th June 51; Duke of Wellington, Lincoln
Saturday 29th June 51; Emergenza Regional Final, Josephs Well, Leeds
Tuesday 9th July - Rio's , Bradford supporting AGNOSTIC FRONT
Tuesday 16th July 51; Cockpit , Leeds
Wednesday 17th July - BBC Interview and EP broadcast on 95.9FM on the Raw Talent show commencing 7.00pm
Thursday 18th July 51; Spiders Web, Grimsby supporting Vacant Stare + FONY
Friday 19th July - Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
Saturday 20th July 51; Moriartys, Hull
Tuesday 23rd July - Roadhouse, Manchester
Tuesday 30th July 51; Murrays Musicbar, Scarborough
Monday 5th August 51; Sheffield Corporation supporting HALO
Thursday 8th August - MarrsBar, Worcester
Tuesday 13th August - Rock City, Nottingham
Monday 19th August 51; TOTAL ROCK "band of the week" radio guests , London
Tuesday 20th August 51; Hope and Anchor, Islington, London
Tuesday 27th August 51; Adelphi, Hull
Wednesday 28th August - Spiders Web, Grimsby
Saturday 14th September 51; The Ukranian Club, Halifax
Wednesday 18th September - BBC Radio live session on 95.9 FM - 2 or 3 song live performance around 9.00pm
Saturday 21st September - Abrahams , Huddersfield
Monday 30th September - Joseph's Well, Leeds
Tuesday 5th November - Piper Club , Hull
The band's demo CD, VOID continues to attract attention and has received some excellent reviews recently, the following from Neon Promotions based in London:
"Void." An absolutely brilliant three track offering from FULC opens with "Dolly" - a killer song with all the right ingredients - great melody on the verses (with an almost Cobain like vocal - haunting!), a ripping chorus that is guaranteed to send tingles down the spine, and some well planned deviations. Guitars rock away in Papa Roach like style. The beautiful and solemn "Drawn out" with it`s almost military march feel builds superbly - (smattering of Metalica?) and is pure class. Stomping guitar and interesting rythms are the key ingredients of final track "Losting," which consolidates the bands efforts. Amazing - go see them - they are surely going to be massive!
FULC now have merchandise in the form of T-Shirts, which are available at all live gigs and Record Village, Scunthorpe. Hopefully these will soon be available for purchase via the website at http://www.fulc.co.uk.
FULC look forward to meeting existing and new fans during their tour this summer.
Posted 24 Jun 2002
We have received the following info from Alex
A huge punk rock beach party takes place in Cornwall (nr Plymouth), the biggest gathering of skaters / goths / surfers / grungers at this huge beach party, check out the site for more info. This is already huge and will no doubt have a huge turnout. It has been advertised on many sites and fanzines and even plugged on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Its gonna be huge and we have had a massive response so far from people interested!
Posted 18 May 2002
You may have recently caught the feature about the song 'Golden Balls' written by Gary Rudd from Lincoln on the local TV news during the past week.
The CD will now be available from Andy's Records and the HMV shop in Lincoln from Monday 20th May. Gary, Alan and co. have set up their own label in order to release it themselves, so they're now drumming up support to try and get it in the charts next weekend. Sky Sports will be featuring it over the weekend (every hour on the hour, though at present we not sure which channel).
It's a community Youth Music Project, and any profit will be put into future projects working with the Youth of Lincolnshire.
Posted 29 Apr 2002
Once again The Underdogs are hosting a radio show on Luton FM (87.9 FM or www.luton.ac.uk/lutonfm) for 4 weeks from the 5th of May. The show will be a similar format to before featuring typically unheard alternative music gleaned from our websites (www.belowthesurface.co.uk and www.theunderdogs.co.uk)
Any bands / labels wishing to have any current and future releases played, or indeed to be interviewed on air please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 27 Apr 2002
|DRUMMERS INCORPORATED PRESENT CARL PALMER. |
Rock legend Carl Palmer,will be presenting a Masterclass for drummers followed by a Drum Clinic.The event will take place on Sunday June 9th at Syston R.B.L,Melton Road,Syston,Leicester.Anyone who wants to take part in the Masterclass must book in advance as places are limited.The price for this is £20 and this also includes a ticket for the clinic.The clinic will start at 8.00 p.m and the tickets for this are £6 each.
During his career Carl has sold over 50 million records,won more music paper poll awards in the 70,s than any other drummer and was inducted to Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.More recently the Carl Palmer Clinics were voted 6th 2001 Best Drum Event by readers of Rhythm Magazine so you are guaranteed a great night of entertainment. Carl is also Vice President of Drummers Incorporated,the U.K,s leading society for drummers who are staging this event.For more details and to book
tickets contact Tony Bingham on 0116 2640618.
Posted 29 Apr 2002
|BATTLE OF THE BANDS|
There is a Battle Of The Bands Competition taking place at North Lincs College Student Union (Cathedral street, Lincoln). There will be four heats each with 2 bands in each. One heat every Wednesday. The first heat will be on Wednesday 8th May. Bar opens at 8pm.
Posted 24 Apr 2002
|ALL ABOUT EVE ~ UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED|
All About Eve ~ who you may recall had a top ten hit with a song called Martha's Harbour in 1988 as well as a number of other chart records ~ are touring the UK in May. The band are keen that their fans old & new and other music fans who may wish to come along and enjoy their music & songs are aware of where they are playing: The dates are well spread across the UK starting at:
Weds 8 ~ Sheffield Memorial Hall ~ 01142 789789
Thurs 9 ~ Glasgow The Renfrew Ferry ~ 0141 4291010
Fri 10 ~ Workington Carnegie Theatre ~ 01900602122
Mon 13 ~ Cambridge Junction ~ 01223 511511
Tues 14 ~ Southampton Guildhall ~ 02380 632601
Thurs 16 ~ Leeds Break For The Border ~ 0113 244 2666
Fri 17 ~ Liverpool Neptune Theatre ~ 0151 709 7844
Sat 18 ~ Swansea Patti Pavilion ~ 01792 477710/654226
Mon 20 ~ Exeter Phoenix ~ 01392 667080
Tues 21 ~ Truro Hall For Cornwall ~ 01872 262466
Fri 24 ~ Wolverhampton Robin Two ~ 01384 637747
Sat 25 ~ Milton Keynes Stables ~ 01908 280800
Sun 26 ~ Norwich Waterfront ~ 01603 508050
Fri 31 ~ London Shepherds Bush Empire ~ 0207 771 2000
In addition tickets available via following outlets
Stargreen ~ 0207 734 8932
Posted 21 Apr 2002
|BEAT OVERLOAD PROMOTIONS|
We have received the following info from Gary and Leigh regarding some forthcoming gigs in Lincoln
Just dropping you a quick line to mention that there will be this happening on Friday 26th April:-
Stefan Koopmanschap (Holland) / 4m33s (UK) / Ganzfeld (UK)
Live at New Robeys, Canwick Road, Lincoln --- 8pm - 1am £5 on door
first 50 entrants get free exclusive CD and everyone who enters gets chance to win 10 free CDs.
This will be the only live set played by Stefan anywhere in the World this year and he's pretty big on the Underground scene too - he'll also be playing a DJ set.
The music played will range from Ambient through to IDM and Techno and should be a good night.
This will be the start of lots of electronic gigs at Robeys put on by ourselves under the banner of 'BOP'.
The next one will be on May 10th and will feature:-
Hyperdriver (UK) / Noise Kommandoh (UK)
Hyperdriver are currently touring in Europe but will be bringing their ear bashing noisy hard sounds to Lincoln in an exclusive performance - if the windows dont break then the ceiling may come down - bring earplugs!! also £5 on door.
Coming soon will be some DJ nights with the pick of some of the best DJs in the UK and beyond and also a spectacular performance by Swedens 'Solar Fields' which will also feature their ground breaking video technology - dates to be confirmed but I'll keep you up to date on all the happenings.
Also to be confirmed are DJ sets and live sets by Banco de Gaia, Haven (the Indie band) and some other quite well known names too...shame there isnt a bigger venue in Lincoln for some we can get hold of.
Take care and have fun
Garry and Leigh
BEAT OVERLOAD PROMOTIONS / Tel: Garry : 01522 887698 / Leigh : 07986 250342
Posted 13 Apr 2002
You may have heard that Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal will be having a preview screening of the new film Triggermen at the Sheffield Showroom cinema on 15th April. Neil Morrissey, who stars in the film, will be there, as will Hugh Cornwall of the Stranglers who wrote part of the film's soundtrack.
Please can you help me publicise this event by circulating this flyer to as many people as possible?
I have sent it as an attachment and in the body of the message so that you can choose how best to send it on.
Thanks for your help.
Come and meet
(from Men Behaving Badly)
plus Hugh Cornwall of the Stranglers,
and possibly Pete Postlethwaite, Ralph Little (of the Royle family), Adrian Dunbar and the members of Pulp - maybe even Jarvis!
Monday 15th April
The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
at the preview screening of the new film
Triggermen cert 18
tickets £6/£5 concessions
for the film with an introduction by Neil Morrissey
available from the Showroom box office 0114 275 7727
gala tickets £15
for the film plus reception afterwards
(including a glass of wine, an auction of celebrity items by Neil, and maybe live performance of music from the film by Hugh Cornwall)
available from the Cancer Appeal office 0114 226 5370
All proceeds to Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal
charity no. 1039885
Posted 8 Feb
Mark Collins has emailed us details about a website he hosts. Pineapster is an on-line music community based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, and open to all music makers in the East Midlands. They offer mp3 music upload facilities for local bands, a gig and venue guide, discussion forums and links to other sites. To check out their useful site click below!
Posted 4 Feb 2002
As fans of Camel's music, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Peter's death via the Bob Harris show on 2nd Feb.
Talented keyboard player Peter Bardens died in Jan 2002 after illness. Peter who was only in his 50's, had a long career in the music business, by the time he joined the progressive rock band Camel in the 70's, Peter was being described as a veteran of the British R&B scene. He played with Van Morrison's band Them and was a member of Shotgun Express (who also included Rod Stewart and Peter Green in their line-up) and later Village before forming Camel in 1972. After a slow start Camel finally rightfully emerged from the shadows with their musicial interpretation of Paul Gallico's book, 'The Snowgoose'. After several more successful albums including 'Moonmadness' and 'Raindances' Bardens quit the group in the late 70's.
We offer our condolences to Peter's family & friends in their sad loss.
|2 bits of punk rock news...|
THE PEAWEES ~ NEW CD NOW OUT!
The mighty PEAWEES have their new CD out NOW! Essential punkrock n roll.....with elements of Clash / Rancid / Motorhead / Ramones in there, and this little baby really does the job!
PEAWEES "DEAD END CITY" available now from JELLYBRAIN for a mere £7.50. (cheques payable to 'P. Fletcher') FROM : 4 Clarence St. Nuneaton. Warks. CV11 5PT.
|THE HAMMER AND SICKOS TOUR 2001|
Amsterdam punkers BREZHNEV Tour the UK during October 2001 as part of their Hammer & Sickos Tour 2001. Here are the tour dates:
Fri 5. Boston "Indian Queen" / Sat 6. Leeds "The Primrose" / Sun 7. Leicester "Lamplighters" / Mon 8. Newcastle Under Lyme "Full Moon" / Tues 9. Hereford "Manhattans" / Wed 10. Birmingham "Old Railway" / Thurs 11. Brighton "Hobgoblin" / Fri 12. Southampton "The Joiners" / Sat 13. Nuneaton "Fleur de Lys" All gigs have lots of other great bands playing too.
Thanks to Marv who organises the gigs the I.Q. who has forwarded info to us for use on the Fizgig site.
|THE MIX IS BACK!|
Nick from Radio Lincolnshire informs us that The Mix is now back on the air. They will be covering Lincolnshire's youth issues, as always, and paying close attention to local bands. They have already covered a lot of ground, getting bands in to do live sessions and also working closely with Sound Lincs. They regularly use information from the Fizgig site to help them compile their weekly gig guide.
They have also asked us to urge local bands to send them their demos, remember this is your programme and an ideal opportunity to get some valuable airplay. The address to send demos, and other info to is:
The Mix, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, PO Box 219, Lincoln. LN1 3XY
|BATTLE OF THE BANDS ~ LINCOLN CITY|
After the success of the SoundLINCS competition in Louth (winners were a band from Louth - Junebug who we have just finished recording at the Uni), Maurice Mulligan has decided to take the model and bring it into Lincoln.
5 Heats in various venues across the city starting at The Falcon on Thursday 27th September and continuing once a fortnight until Thursday 15th November at The Robeys Club. The semi-finals will take place at the University on the afternoon/evening of Saturday 1st followed by an evening event produced by the Half-Way-Up-The-Hill committee. Finals to be held at the University on Thursday 6th December.
Top prize of a full recording session has been donated again by the most generous media faculty at the University of Lincoln and will be scheduled for January 2002. The concert is open to all ages and styles and has already included some entrants from out of the city.
Application is on a first come first served basis and forms can be found at the following outlets:
White Room Music - Burton Road, Lincoln / Secret Music Store - West Parade, Lincoln / Wild English Music - Melville Street, Lincoln / Sonic Sounds - Guildhall Street, Lincoln / The Falcon Inn - Saltergate, Lincoln / Fox's Music - High Street, Lincoln and of course through soundLINCS - 38 Grantham Street, Lincoln (or telephone 01522 510073 for further info!)
|INDIE / ALT. ROCK BAND SEEKING GIGS (LINCOLNSHIRE AREA)|
|CALLING ALL BANDS|
|Soundlincs are organising a Battle Of The Bands Competition which will be held at the Louth Playgoers Theatre in July, with funding from East Lindsey District Council (and support from Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Arts). The competition will be judged by top judges and the top prize is a day in a professional recording studio. Heats for the competition will take place on Sunday 8th July 2001, with the Semi Finals and Final taking place on Saurday 14th July 2001.|
|Closing date for registration is Monday 25th June, demo tapes are not required. Bands will be required to perform 15 minute in the heats and 20 min sets in semi finals & finals the maximum number of bands taking part is limited to 12, in the event of too many bands entering priority will be given to bands resident in East Lindsey. For further info contact Soundlincs tel 01522 510073|
|If you don't have time to contact & receive info from Soundlincs, we have included a webpage which can be printed off containing the details required by Soundlincs (Please complete in 'BLOCK CAPITALS') which will be accepted for the competition.|
For Entry Form Click above
|NEWS FROM TRIPSWITCH|
|Rick & Pete from Lincolnshire based Nu-Rock band Tripswitch will be appearing for an interview on Matt Mason's 'Metal Lunchbox' show on Monday 4th June. The shows goes out from 12 - 3pm, they will be on from around 1pm onwards, four live session recorded songs will also be broadcast.|
|You can hear Totalrock in FM in the London area on 87.4. or if you have Sky Digital turn to channel 885 or listen online at http://www.totalrock.com.|
|It is now confirmed Tripswitch will be heading into the studio with Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Will Haven) to record a two track sampler.|
|The T-shirts are now for sale and come in 3 different sizes as well as girls skinny's. prices will be on the site soon but are expected to be around the £6 mark. You will be able to get a cd and T-shirt for £10.|
|Sat 7th July - The Willow Festival (Peterborough)|
|Tuesday 10th July - The Wellington Boot (Rotherham)|
|Saturday 28th July - The Empress Ballroom (Bradford)|
|Sat August 4th - Thurrock Festival (Orsett Showground, Orsett, Essex) feat. Kilukus & more bands to be announced.|
|Satturday 8th September - Rock City (Nottingham) - due to the popularity of the last gig there will be a coach trip from Grimsby and Lincoln.|
|Visit the Tripswitch website|
|THE MIX PROGRAMME|
|We have received some good news regarding BBC Radio Lincolnshire's 'The Mix' programme which is aimed at the station's younger audience. The programme which until recently was broadcast at 6.30pm on Tuesday evenings, has been rested for 16 weeks, but the programme will return with a new format later in the summer (around end July / Aug).|
|Through The Mix (and its other programmes such as The Beat), BBC Radio Lincolnshire provides a valuable medium for the young bands of Lincolnshire to be heard by their potential audience, as well as providing information about other issues that affect young people.|
|We would like to point out that such a medium is not offered by commerical radio stations that rarely feature music that falls outside the pop (i.e. commercial) bracket.|
|STEVEN CRAYN WEBSITE|
|To find out more about Steven Crayn, the ex Lincolnshire musician from Grimsby ~ his latest news and his music, log on to his website at:|
|Providing support for popular contemporary music|
|Interested in Rock & Pop? ~ A Musician? ~ In a band? ~ A DJ/Mixer?|
|~ A teacher? ~ Promoting local gigs?|
|Would you like to be? ~ Do you need assistance?|
|The Network is a regional organisation that supports contemporary popular music. There are five development workers across the East Midlands based in Nottingham Northampton Leicester, Derby and Lincoln.|
|The Network can support Contemporary Popular Music through:|
|Access to financial assistance.|
|Access to Music Industry Information. (A&R, Management, Agencies).|
|Provision of Information & Training.|
|Initiation and management of projects (large & small!) to increase the opportunities for people to get involved in the making & playing of contemporary music.|
|Raising the profile of contemporary music to the relevant authorities and funding bodies both in the area and nationally.|
|The development of your own ideas|
|If you feel that any of these issues are of interest either to yourself, your band, your friends or your organisation we hold open door surgeries between 3pm & 7pm every Wednesday. Outside of these hours please contact:|
|Maurice Mulligan (CPM Development), Soundlincs. Suite 2., 38 Grantham Street, Lincoln. LN2 1LW ~ Tel: 01522 510073 ~ Fax: 01522 510076|
|LINCOLNSHIRE MUSIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY|
|Click below to find out more about soundLINCS|
|Visit our SoundLINCS webpage|
|17 April 2001|
|This project is funded by East Midlands Development Agency and Lincoln City Council.|
|London Gig for Gothic Rock Band PELT|
Pelt are a Gothic Rock Band managed by Tony Butler the Bass guitarist of Big Country. The band are releasing a cover of Donna Summers 'I Feel Love'.
Forthcoming album "Pung" due to be released Summer 2001, or to see Pelt in action and hear the single visit the Pelt Website below now!
|PELT WEBSITE ~ http://www.greatwestrecords.co.uk|
|COMPILATION CD featuring RETFORD BANDS|
|The Retford-Music website is busy putting together a compilation CD of Retford bands music, working title is currently "music to escape to...". The CD will go on sale by mail-order from the website, at future retford-music local band nights, and hopefully in local music shops, including Pendulum records in Retford town centre. Price will be around £3, and profits made will go towards sending CD's to various record companies. The CD will include full contact details for bands involved, so any interested parties can contact them direct. The CD is hoped to be ready for release by the middle of March 2001. More information at:|
|LINCOLNSHIRE BASED BAND LOOKING FOR GIGS|
|Lincolnshire based band, Sandfly, looking for gigs. Four piece band, female vocalist, electric folk/rock. Played Glastonbury last year, due to play this year but......... C.D. available. Contact 01529 497307|
|We have received an email from Tim, a member of Leeds based band Cosmonaut who are interested in gig swapping with bands in our area (Lincolnshire / East Midlands) & other areas. The band state that they are well connected / supported in the Leeds scene. They play guitar/dance fusion, but don't care what style of music potential gig swapping bands perform.|
|For further information - email Tim at <email@example.com>|
|DAUGHTERS OF EVE|
|Look out for a 6 piece all girl band from Bourne area of Lincolnshire, in an era when girl singing groups such as the Spice Girls & All Saints are manufactured into pop icons of the age, the Daughters Of Eve are something out of the ordinary, for they not only write & sing their own songs, they play the instruments too!|
|The band formed in 1999, though French guitarist / keyboard player Corine joined the band in 2000. Other members are Sophia (lead vocals), Emma (vocals), Hannah (drums), Laura (bass / backing vocals & their website says, band organiser) & Hollie (saxophone / keyboards / backing vocals).|
|The band whose live shows include both pop, rock, blues & soul covers, as well as original songs, have recently released their debut CD (which features German exchange student Reni on drums as Hannah was ill at the time of recording). The CD which features 5 original songs, including 'Free Myself' & 'Sweet Destiny' is available priced £4.70 p+p for details check out Daughters Of Eve informative website, which also includes profiles of band members and a comprehensive history of the group and samples of the band's music.|
|POETIC DARKNESS FROM TRIBE OF ONE|
|A guitar, scathing lyrics of the modern urban decay, and a whole lot of attitude. It's the punkiest folkiest thing you'll get in this part of the world for a long time. Tribe Of One is Paul Sims, one time front man of cult thrash band Erich Zann. After a brief spell with The Embrace he forged his own way, writing and playing songs with a new uncluttered sound, encouraging a poetic darkness from his voice and guitar. Recently his songs have being dealing with redemption showing a lot of self thought in his own life and a more mature songwriting style. He's got this uncanny knack of just about fitting in anywhere from playing folk festivals to punk and hardcore nights. Support slots have seen him with Spear Of Destiny and a regular in this part of the country with Blyth Power. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SUGARCUBES NIGHTCLUB ~ LINCOLN|
|ALTERNATIVE ROCK NIGHT|
|The Alternative 80's Night at Sugarcubes Nightclub reverts back to its regular Saturday slot in April. DJ's bring the best in New Romantic, Ska, Gothic, Chart etc.|
|Every Friday 10pm - 2am - Go early to hear new releases, etc (10 - 11pm) - then 80's Rock & Glam - til' 2am!|
|Further info can be found at Sugarcubes Nightclub website|
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