Posts tagged “performance

live video & pix: Wildcard Quartet, 25 April

As part of my musical sideline as a (novice) member of the Safehouse collective, here’s some video footage – and photos – from the 25th April gig supporting Shatner’s Bassoon & Bolide, once again courtesy Agata Urbaniak:

…photos on Flickr here

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s good to branch out…


live video/photos, Bar 42 April ’18 (Agata Urbaniak)

Fantastic, atmospheric photos by Agata Urbaniak – follow this link to Flickr for more

These were taken at Sunday’s Bar 42 gig, and include shots of Dran Krwawy, La Pequena Em, Kuroneko… I really like this photographer’s work, which captures the heightened, adrenalised feel of live performance better than most others I can think of – without resorting to any of the obvious moves – so it’s a thrill to be included.  Feast yr eyes, glut yr etc.

And for good measure, here’s a video of an unreleased song called Evil Relief :


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:

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Halloween GIG of inspired madness

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Got no idea what to expect – here’s a link.

It’s At The Coach House, and therefore will be mental & beyond… Also ties in neatly as a celebration of Lilith coming out.
…And as an exaltation of the evil spirits of the unclean dead rising to destroy the living, of course. All good wholesome fun.


Phantom Hound III – Sept 9th

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o sweet lord it’s happening again… EVENT LINK

As you can see, this gig happens on Wed 9 Sept At The Coach House… If you don’t know about this venue, you should.  Same goes for the performers – I’m not playing this time, am just the door-bitch, but in ascending order we have:

Shonalika – one of the best singer-songwriters in a town full of ’em

Crysi di Milo – excoriating spoken word mayhem

& headliners Broken Ears – so tight and heavy it’s frankly SCARY

Music from 8pm, no messing.  The hound of pleasure calls! x


…but before that (Good for What Ails You, 5th July)

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Before Phantom Hound on 8th July, I’m playing at Good For What Ails You, at the Bee’s Mouth.  It’s eclectic, it’s cheap to get in, it starts at 5pm on Sunday 5th.  The last one (I went as a punter) was mental.  Check it out:

“This month’s eruditional jamboree steps up to the pulpit to present you WORDS of POWER, TALES of WISDOM, JAPES of WRATH, TASSELS of RIGHTEOUSNESS with Jimmy Bullet, Johnny Wardlow, Muffy Hunter, Matt Finucane, Fraser Geesin Leisure Centre and MC Dan Belton”


GIG, 8th July, Brighton – PHANTOM HOUND presents…

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This is going to be a very interesting gig.  (In a good way.)

It features super-powerful performance poet Gary Goodman, renowned multi-instrumental improviser Alistair Strachan, some attention-whore with an Irish surname that’s hard to pronounce, and devastatingly dark new talent Rochelle McLean.

And it happens in one of the – if not thecoolest venues in Brighton.  Wed 8 July, folks.  It may be Summer, but BRING BACK DARKNESS.


live video: “Moon Madness” @ Icarus Club

A professionally-filmed version of new number Moon Madness from the Icarus Club gig in London, shot by Henry D. C. Williams.  Nice venue.

 

 


NO POSITIVE VIBES!!! (a proposal)

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we’ve all been there, right?

I’m thinking of starting my own regular music/performance event here in Brighton.

There’s a lot of smug, cosy, middle-of-the-road bullshit for grownup children – and very little that’s genuinely got any darkness or challenge to it.  Something has to be done, and soon.  Therefore, I propose:

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behold Waterghosts on film

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A 3-part video of the Waterghosts live performance at St Mary’s Church (Brighton Fringe Festival) can now be watched on Youtube.

I’m in Part 2 (see above) – here’s Part 1 & Part 3.

It’s an astonishing document.  Have a look, draw yr own conclusions…

 


…& now it’s gone. Waterghosts, plus gig news

Waterghosts was a success; both on its own terms and going by audience reaction.  Jamie Sturrock, awkward visionary, I salute you (many people can talk a good game about stuff like this, very few actually risk doing it).

It was exciting to read out my writing in the pulpit, and to work with so many talented musicians and performers; sitting in the engine room and feeling all that improvised sonic deviltry strafing the church was wonderful.

Now I’ve got some gigs, first one Sunday 1 June.

a few Waterghosts pics – more on my Facebook page:


Waterghosts is here: 23 – 25 May

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Waterghosts @ Brighton Fringe, May 2014

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It’s finally happening: at the Brighton Fringe in May at St Mary’s Church, and should be wonderfully mental.

Won’t say more at present – largely because I don’t know much more myself – but I’ll be performing a spoken word piece, and there’ll be music / sound, dancers, sculpture, and a certain amount of the kind of thing you see in the photo above.  (That’s not me up there btw but Jamie Sturrock, whose brainchild all of this holy madness is.)

Full listing in the Brighton Fringe programme, here.


on the radio, muttering – Sunday 28 July (& Tue, Wed, Fri…)

I’m on Radio Reverb this Sunday as part of an hour-long programme of spoken word and improvised music – that’s 28 July at 11pm, on 97.2FM.  The programme’s repeated at the following times:

Tue 30 July 7am

Wed 31 July 11am, &

Fri 2 Aug 5am

Prog’s Tales from a Coldean Woodsheddetails here.  It features a load of readings from me, abstract performances by David Moscovich and improvised guitar interludes from Jamie Sturrock.
The show’s been recorded already and sounds absolutely superb – if you like that kind of thing.  If you don’t, why the fuck are you reading this?

coming soon: more radio & a novel

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sneak preview: live readings

Something different…  In a week’s time I’m back on Nigel Staley’s programme Under The Table on Brighton & Hove Community Radio, Thursday 27th June, 6 – 7pm.  (Not bad going, considering the last occasion was only a couple of months back.)  This time I’ll be performing eight spoken word pieces, with ambient interludes from Susumu Yokota’s album The Boy and the Tree.  The pieces will include three extracts from this novel, Leland Poet – which I’m re-releasing onto Kindle the following week, on Monday 1st July.

It’s quite a step away from strumming guitar, but there’s many hooks to grip you with.


FILTHY: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Fri 12th Oct (“Lucky Bleeder”)

Those lovely people at White Rabbit are holding another evening of storytelling and theatre in London:  Are You Sitting Comfortably?  on Fri 12th Oct at Toynbee Studios.  The theme is FILTHY, and one of my stories will be featured (“Lucky Bleeder”, which appears in forthcoming compilation Gift of Fear).

Here’s the basic info…

Fri 12th October 7:30

Arts Bar & Café, Toynbee Studios

28 Commercial Street

London E1 6AB 

Tickets £8

Box office 020 7650 2350 or book online at www.artsadmin.co.uk

according to the reviewers, they’re…

“fantastic alternative fun” Time Out

“storytelling made supremely sexy” Latest 7 ****

“comic.. haunting.. an enchanted night” Total Theatre  ****

…Having seen them at the Basement in Brighton, I can vouch for all of that.


my 1st cover version…

the end of a self-imposed tradition

Have put a cover on Youtube of a song called Special to Me.  Normally I never play covers, but what the hell.  Why this particular song?  No idea.

It’s taken from a fantastic 1974 trash musical/horror flick directed by Brian De Palma called Phantom of The Paradise, and was written by Paul Williams.  It was peformed by gorgeous Jessica Harper, whom I’ve made no attempt to imitate – that’d just be damn silly.

Hope you enjoy:

EDIT: Just got my first Youtube “dislike” on this – which, of course, makes me feel I’m doing something right.