My next one’s a solo effort, for Agony Magazine at Maxim’s in Eastbourne. Might do a longer set, and some of it will be filmed – also, it’s free entry. Since my latest gigs have all been like pushing a giant glowing crystal out of the realm of dreams and spells – into the world of reality – with waves of super-intense psychic energy… or something along those lines… it promises well.
It’s also the last acoustic set I’ll do for a little while, as the band’s about to get underway and throw out some noise. So – all very exciting. Speaking of recent gigs, here’s a photo from the Coach House a few days ago:
w/ thanks to Sara Jane Glendinning
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 – it was Halloween, but even so…
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, leave it there before I creep myself out).
…Anyway, doors at 7.30 and music from 8 sharp x
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… Or is it the eyes?
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 so-so, a little of it pure fucking grim. But even the misfires excite me – the thrill of re-dedication, of focus regained (my stamina and powers of concentration have amped up alarmingly since I quit alcohol and drugs about a year ago, and are still growing).
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
I’m on first at 8 sharp… Doors 7.30pm, adv tickets £6 from Resident Records & wegottickets.com here, or £8 on the night.
And when I hit the stage, it won’t be alone – Mik Hanscomb 0f Junkboy is joining me on guitar…
More daylight! How will I cope?! …Next gig’s an afternooner in London, onstage 3pm on Sun 4 Dec, playing a 45min set. EDIT: gig time’s been shifted to evening, now onstage 7pm
The New Cross Inn gig went well – I’m all in favour of bare-bones, no-frills gigs in the corner of a pub (although I fit very oddly with that kind of thing)… but give me a stage, proper lights, monitors and real volume any day. Distance, artificiality, drama. That’s the way. See: