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next gigs: End Of The Trail, Blue Man BTN

event link here

Dazed & Awake presents –

Fukushima Dolphin,
a rock band with striking melodies, powerful harmonies, a sea of guitars and synthesised leads.
https://www.facebook.com/fukushimadolphin

Matt Finucane
singer/writer/horror freak Matt Finucane takes his influences from Lou Reed, Mark E Smith and horrible electronic noise (despite primarily performing on acoustic guitar)
https://mattfinucane.net/

Broken Ears
Broken Ears fuse americana and blues influences with a sense of urgency and energy derived from their punk rock roots to create an eclectic mess of sounds.
http://brokenearsmusic.bandcamp.com/

Free entry from 8pm
for further info email dazedawake@gmail.com

… before that, got a gig courtesy End Of The Trail Records

… and here’s a link to my 69X Radio live session

 

 

gigs: late night, open air, radio, A&R

 

Late Shift @ Pequeno, London N16 – Fri 23 June, 9pm

69X Radio session @ 1287AM – Sat 24 June, on air 4pm

End Of The Trail Records Scouting Event @ Latest Bar, Brighton – Mon 3 July, 7pm

WCHP Flag Day/69X Showcase @ Stage By The Sea, Littlehampton – Fri 7 July, 12pm (onstage 4pm)

With more to follow.  These are all solo gigs, but I’ll be bringing back the band… in a couple of permutations… later in the month, and beyond.

 

GIG – electric guitar, 4th May, Brighton

event link here

Blurb:

Join us for our last Showcase night before the summer featuring…

The Decadent Dayze – everyone’s favourite, Syd Barrett in a 90’s garage rock band, what’s not to like? With Stephi Sky on drums….

https://soundcloud.com/the-decadent-dayze

Matt Finucane – Bowie spiked space oddity and part-time goth, with Mik Hanscomb on the drums. Don’t try to pretend!

https://mattfinucane.net/

Binky – Sagres-soacked Sway castaway Baz is joined by the enigmatic rainbow-killer Pete Wiseman for their first show together. Who knows what to expect? 

First band about 8.30

Free

…In a slight departure from the standard gig template, I’m neither solo acoustic nor playing with a full band this time, but have Mik joining me on drums.  This means improvisation, cheap FX pedals and hideous noise.  Fake-psych!  (Psych-faux?)

EDIT – pix:

 

electric band VIDEO

Some photos of Thursday’s full-band gig – plus two videos:

Mik and Steve sound great – check it out, it’s dead showbiz.

gig, Thur 13 April – with electric band

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event link here

The acoustic guitar’s in a hempen funeral basket: time to pick up the electric again……………………………….
Dazed & Awake presents –

Octopuses (Bouncy Castle single launch!)
alt indie dance from the bottom of the (Brighton) sea
https://www.facebook.com/octopusesband/

Matt Finucane + band
chanelling Lou Reed stylings with backing band
https://mattfinucane.net/

AK Patterson
folk singer songwriter
https://m.facebook.com/akpatterson

live at the Prince Albert on Thursday 13th April
Doors Open: 8pm
Entry: £4
tickets on the door only

email: dazedawake@gmail.com

live video, Green Door Store gig

3 songs from the Green Door Store, Dec 16

Here’s a video of highlights from the I, Ludicrous support gig at the end of last year – with me on guitar is Mik Hanscomb.

Gig, Brighton, 16th Feb – w/ Greenness & Sam Cutting

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Facebook event link here

 First gig of 2017, and a very auspicious start – playing at the Coach House, the most fascinating venue in Brighton, with Sam Cutting and Greenness.  Last time I played there, I was attacked by giant spiders lowered from the ceiling.

The format’s interesting too: each act plays two sets of 15 minutes, which nixes the idea of Headliner vs. Underlings and adds variety for you, the discerning listener who’s smart and wonderful enough to come along (okay, enough).

…Anyway, doors at 7.30 and music from 8 sharp x

a band (definite)… some gigs (rumoured)

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by Pete Wiseman

Not been idle, as the ultra-swift sketch above shows – that’s me playing guitar at an open mic, you can tell by the eyebrows.

Been testing out a lot of new songs lately, getting a heavy slab of stage-time over the last few months – some of it transcendent, some of it pure fucking grim.  But even the misfires excite me.

Okay, enough brand-management.  What news?  Put together an electric band end of last year, just a three-piece but very powerful and much more simpatico – in both senses – than my previous attempt, which was fine but hardly built to last.  Our first gig will be here in Brighton sometime around 30th March, details still tbc.  Before then I’ll be back at the Coach House with Sam Cutting on Thur 16th Feb – more info soon.

May this glorious new year bring you a few moments’ respite from the crushing fear and horror

x

18th Dec gig photos

Some photos by Heather Johnson of last night’s Green Door Store gig (except no. 4, by Phil of Spinning Chilli).

Went very well, especially for a first gig as a duo.  A piercingly high note to finish 2016 on.

Agony Magazine – live performance video

Here’s a live performance of an unreleased song for Agony Magazine – there were 3 tracks recorded that day, so maybe more to follow at some point.  It was super-efficient and lots of fun, which hopefully comes across on video.

I’ll probably be playing this number at my late-December gig:

Dec gig flyer

 

EP on Youtube // GIG details, New Cross Inn

A remastered version of the Self Possession EP is on Youtube.  It features some truly diseased noises, now louder and in sharper definition.

Some new details on Thur 20 Oct gig at the New Cross Inn, London – event page here:

Beach Coma
A blues/punk/garage rock ‘n’ roll band from Rotterdam with a raw and energetic sound.
https://soundcloud.com/beach-coma-1

The Asif Outlaws
Hard rocking foursome from London
https://play.spotify.com/album/6p0zFiPwsEQzXvMKXQunIe

The Virtues
The Virtues, from the depths of Suffolk, are an alternative rock original four piece band doing solely what they love to do.
https://soundcloud.com/thevirtues

Matt Finucane
“Pushing the idea of one-man and his guitar to its limits. With a noticeable Lou Reed influence, his songs move between gentle laments to attacks on his guitar that teeter on a knife-edge. Matt pulls all this of with a suave cool and a voice that echos Jeff Buckley and Nick Cave.” – CMU
https://soundcloud.com/matt-finucane

£3 Entry / 7pm Doors