By kevinhewick, Oct 28 2015 2:50PM
This Saturday I'll be performing with David Conrad Dhonau on cello at the all day multi-venued wristbanded annual charity extravaganza that is Leicester Oxjam Takeover. Our slot is at 17.50-18.20 at The Exchange, we have to follow Midcity which is... interesting. Originally we were going to follow their high energy electric set with our own high energy electric set which would have been a bit old man huffing and puffing and trying to keep up with the youngsters really.. as it is the trio has good into a period of comatose semi-death so instead Dhonau and I will do a set of bloody minded rust minded minimalist Autumnal melancholia. We had a rehearsal and it sounded right, it's not a cello tacked on to fake acoustic singer songwriter stuff to sound 'sensitive' and 'meaningful' and 'beautiful' - Nick Drake did it best but it's been turned into corporate slush now by Tory plants. In our stumbling way we are plucking scraping moaning howling stuff from the opposite lock kids, during the rehearsal we took a break and listened to The Black Tambourines, Lush and Run The Jewels - and Dayflower but that's cheating because Dhonau is in them too. But what I'm saying is that kind of listening is not like your Apple Music fake listening, it's love and guts listening to draw convertible inspirational elements into our music. I really want people to do that kind of listening to us on Saturday, if you talk through it you will really miss the point buddy, there'll be so much to choose from but we will me different to anything else I promise you. All dress up cos it's Hallowe'en, the bloodier the better...
By kevinhewick, Oct 16 2015 8:06AM
Do we need a reason to plug this cool and, of course, cruelly ignored promo film from last year? No. It's great and maybe you missed it. Film by Two Headed Snake Productions. Song from The Heat Of Molten Diamonds CD. (Available signed at a steal via this site, of course.)
Two Headed Snake Productions have made a wonderful video for 'A Young Man's Dream Of Revolution'. They are Garry Greenaway of The Pale Faces and Jonny Buckland of Subtitles. Jurgis stars as 'The Young Man' I am 'The Busker' and Garry, Liam and Garry's Pale Face's bandmate Danielle are 'The Noam Chomsky Trio'. It was filmed on location in Leicester in Clarendon Park, on London Road and the chase sequence is at The Exchange at Eyres Monsell. This last setting was very special to me have included in the film because I grew up near there and it was the hub of our estate and is sadly about to be demolished.
By kevinhewick, Sep 18 2015 9:38AM
Less than 2 weeks to our event supporting local food banks! This is 'our baby' and we're very proud of it, it's a real collective effort, help us to help make a difference..
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