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Friends' bands...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:38 am
by MurkeyChris
I expect we've all got mates in bands that we'd love to be instrumental in bringing to wider attention, so please contribute to this thread and of course check out the music listed if you get a chance. Should any music bods like any of the below and want a CD / to book them / to give them a multi-million pound record deal etc and don't have any luck contacting them through MySpace, feel free to message me.

So in descending order of relevance to this board:

My brother, James Conder's afro-influenced Birmingham based group, the Lazy Lizards, who alas are no more following Jim's recent move to Vietnam (great timing I know!) but a lot of you might enjoy. I sent a copy to Charlie who found Jim's voice a bit too Richard Thompson-esque but enjoyed the music and is a MySpace friend. My parents, bless them, put on a gig in their Somerset village of Spaxton and put the tagline on the poster: 'World Music from Birmingham / Spaxton'.

http://www.myspace.com/thelazylizards

Top recommendation - the wonderfully dirty Hackney blues of the Dublo, who have supported the likes of Holly Golightly and Mama Rosin amongst others:

http://www.myspace.com/thedublo
http://www.myspace.com/moredublosongs

Plus Pete from the Dublo's other bands - Morning Bride (who recently supported Martin and Eliza Carthy) and Monkey Island:

http://www.myspace.com/morningbride
http://www.myspace.com/monkeyislanduk

Acoustic singer-songwritereyness from the man I introduced to the music of Richard Thompson (even if the daft bugger still won't appreciate the genius of John Martyn), Ross Harding:

http://www.myspace.com/rjharding2

And for something a bit less rootsy, the sound of 20th Century computer games melded into indie rock, or as their page puts it, 'The Strokes bumping into Sonic Youth on your old SNES' - the Midi Midis.

http://www.myspace.com/midimidis

Enjoy!

Chris

Re: Friends' bands...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:35 pm
by Ted
MurkeyChris wrote:Top recommendation - the wonderfully dirty Hackney blues of the Dublo, who have supported the likes of Holly Golightly and Mama Rosin amongst others:

http://www.myspace.com/thedublo
http://www.myspace.com/moredublosongs

Plus Pete from the Dublo's other bands - Morning Bride (who recently supported Martin and Eliza Carthy) and Monkey Island:

http://www.myspace.com/morningbride
http://www.myspace.com/monkeyislanduk



Somebody once said "There's only one band in Hackney and everybody's in it." Someone should do a family tree of Hackney bands of the last 20 years. Pete and Pinball Geoff would be in more than half of them, I'm convinced.

Pete Bennett also does a neat line in hand made valve harmonica amps and programs the Stoke Newington Fringe Festival.