Feb 23, 2006
An upbeat but still eclectic selection of tunes from: Hey Gravity, Paisley Riot, Geoff Smith, Beatrice Ericsson, John Ward and Jesta.
Hey Gravity! - Risen
Two girl / three boy dynamic UK based guitar band fronted by electric chanteuse / singer Justine Berry. The have great songs and will quite simply rock your socks off.
"Hey Gravity! are bringing quite an unfamiliar flair to the business of heavy riffing. Undoubtedly raw, but with some of the anthemic qualities of the classic FM rock single, singer Justine brings a touch of Polly Harvey to their Bachman Turner Overdrive, which makes all this quite a refreshing change." NME
Sounds like: "an express train running off the rails into a Tesco's."
Justine Berry - Vocals
Andy Miller - Guitar / vocals
Anna Hall - Guitar / vocals
Paul Hegland - bass
Sturart Macmillan - drums
1 March at 9pm - Upstairs at The Garage, Highbury Corner
11 March 8pm - Bloomsbury Bowling Club
29 March 8pm - Death Disco, Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate
19th March 6:30 - La Maroquinerie
I had problems with their My Space site earlier (kept upsetting
my router) but it seems OK now:~)
Podsafe Music Network
The purchase feature on PMN looks likely to go live any day now - Adam's been promising it for a while. Until it's fully active why not try it out by downloading Podsafe for Peace - for 99 cents in aid of UNICEF
Podsafe for Peace
Paisley Riot - Devil only knows
Paisley Riot are an energetic West Midlands based four piece consisting of Shane (Vox & Guitar), Paul (Lead Guitar & Keyboards), Stuart (Bass) and Rob (Drums).
Hailing from Wolverhampton and its surrounds, Paisley Riot formed in late 2004 with a collective aim of creating catchy, energetic and unpretentious guitar driven music that could be enjoyed by everyone.
Thanks to Rob for getting in touch with Suffolk 'n' Cool.
Friday 24th February - Tight Fit @ The Sunflower Lounge, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham (UK). Supporting Bromheads Jacket.
Friday 31st March Xtra Club Night The Chubb Buildings, Fryer St, Wolverhampton - supporting The Aeroplanes.
Tuesday 11th April - Bar Academy, 52-54 Dale End, Birmingham supporting The Aeroplanes!
Geoff's music is "like the sensation of having ones ears taken out to dinner and a few drinks and then heading on out to see a band that plays all your favorite songs."
Geoff plays all over the world both in his band and in numerous dueling piano bars, where he might play your favorite song.
Gig: 24-28 Feb at The Big Bang, AZ Mill Ave, Tempe, Arizona
The web-site is really good.
Daily Source Code
Beatrice Ericsson - Reach Out
Beatrice been singing in all kinds of bands, choirs and groups.
For many years she's been working as a demo and backing singer and been singing and dancing in many different show-groups and musicals.
Growing up in a small town
Lou Reed and John Cale wrote Smalltown (on the album Songs for Drella) part of the lyrics read:
There is only one good thing about small town
You know that you want to get out
When you're growing up in a small town
You know you'll grow down in a small town
There is only one good use for a small town
You hate it and you'll know you have to leave
John Ward - Home town fame
Full-time singer/songwriter John Ward is based in Lowestoft, Suffolk. A small town rather less known as the hometown of The Darkness and (at one time) Bird's Eye fish fingers!
John has a reputation as a fine (and energetic) solo performer and often works with outstanding violinist Mario Price. The two of them work with and off each other to brilliant effect and should not be mised.
24th - Waveney Folk Club, Crown Street Hall, Lowestoft.
25th - White Hart, Aldebrugh, Suffolk
Jesta - Scully Said
See S'n'C 002 - 8th February 2006
Do me a Squeeze - Launch night
Our good friends at Do me a Squeeze are holding their launch night at Ember (Turnmills Street, Farringdon, London EC1) on 10th March. Here's the deal:
"With guests every week joining resident DJ Matt Masters, we aim to please with the latest funky/electro house that we can find.
Our launch night is Friday 10th March 8pm - 2am then every 2nd Friday of the month thereafter (14 April, 12th May...)
Launch Night Guest DJ - Si Mac with resident Matt Masters."