On Friday 14th June 2013, Gary Payne, G La Roche and those marvellous chaps at Club 85 put together a ‘Steampunk’ themed night, featuring the talents of chap-hop extraordinaire Professor Elemental, with support from two fine local acts: acoustic comedy dup Spandex Ballet, and genre-hopping trio Billy Skins 5th.
Below are some photo’s and videos from the evening. Much fun was had by all in attendance (an impressive crowd who got into the spirt of things) and all artists involved, with audience participation being just one of the highlights of the Prof’s set.
Billy Skins 5th performing ‘The Incorruptibles’ (features flashing lights and flashes of b-movie gore):
Spandex Ballet performing ‘There, I Said It’:
Professor Elemental performing ‘Splendid’, ‘I’m British, ‘Animal Magic’ and a clip of one other song, with assistance from the audience including a guest beatboxer:
A great night enjoyed by all – well done to all those involved.
For more photo’s, please check out this (more professional-looking) album of shots taken by my friend Rebecca Press of Event Horizon Photography.
Former My Passion man back with new sound
Laurence René – Vocals
Nick Kozuch – Guitar & Electronics
After months of secrecy and planning, former My Passion frontman Laurence René is back with a new project, going under the name ‘Black Noise’. Teaming up with Nick Kozuch of The October Game (a band often mentioned here), their new sound may share some common ground with previous material from both members, but this is a new direction; darker, with an 80s edge. They’ve just launched their debut track ‘I Turned My Heart Into A Monster’, which you can listen to on Soundcloud. Offering up a dancier feel than their other bands, their debut track is an beat-driven, catchy number, reminiscent of bands such as US electro-rockers Orgy, and 80s synthpop pioneers Depeche Mode – fans of such acts would do well to check this out.
It’s Black Noise’s aim to “explore life through the dark depths of pop music and beyond”, and judging from responses online so far, they’ve made a promising start.
Here’s ‘I Turned My Heart Into A Monster’, which they’ve made available as a free download. Drumming on this track was provided by Nick’s TOG bandmate Ollie Taylor:
For further Black Noise updates, keep watch on their new Facebook page, linked below.
For fans of: My Passion, The October Game, Orgy, Depeche Mode, Erasure