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The Monochrome Set are back!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by editor, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We just did a live radio session for BBC 6 Radio. The studio was bloody massive!

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  2. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Not jealous at all :mad: :D
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The keyboard player was ecstatic as they had some old school prog rock organ plus Leslie cabinet that he'd wanted to play on since he was a kid!
     
  4. spliff

    spliff New Member

    I heard Gideon Coe on Tuesday saying there would be a Monochrome Set session on Wednesday, I assumed it was an old Peel session.
    Is that Maida Vale?
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. It's a big old studio complex. Very BBC. I felt quite honoured to be there: the place is stuffed with amazing musical history and there's loads of wonderful old gear in there. We were in this studio:
    We recorded four songs in total: three were broadcast live and a fourth one (I think) was played on Gideon Coe's show after.

    Maida Vale Studios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    A Foo Fighter on the desk at MV3.
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    BBC Maida Vale Studios | Sound On Sound

    beesonthewhatnow :)
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  7. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    well!
    - my best bud (for a time) worked as a paralegal after college and met JD Haney, who had moved here to new york and was also working as a paralegal
    - that bud and i were in a dance band for a few years and i was the drummer
    - we did a few originals but mostly covers, including Ein Symphonie des Grauens (iirc)
    - so if that's still on the band's set list, editor and i have played a few of the same figures
    - i still have some of their 45s. love them.
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We open with that song. :)

    I've always loved it, so it's bloody brilliant to get the chance to play it live!
     
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  9. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    *goes for a lie down*
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  11. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    :D:D:D
     
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  12. josef1878

    josef1878 Well-Known Member

    I spotted monochrome stuff on a website for sale earlier. ...come on down trevhagl
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We played The Talking Heads in Southampton last night and even had a bit of a mosh pit going on - it was a fun gig! One couple had even planned their trip from Canada to coincide with the gig - happily they seemed to enjoy it.

    The venue is lovely - they were gentrified out of their original premises, but their new place is really nice: there's a front bar for free acoustic/jazz gigs, while the main room has a good sized stage and a great PA system.

    Coming back to playing live music after - cough - quite a few years away, I've been really impressed by how good the venues are (although I am playing in a bigger band so that's going to play a part too - but I've done enough support gigs in shoddy venues in the past).
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We did a session for Resonance FM today and I learnt that I don't perform very well when I have to be in a studio at 1030am!

    I like the station though. It's a nice little set up they've got.

    View from the drum kit (with my cheap cymbal in the foreground):

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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    #excitedtofuck
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well that was bloody ace! I've just come back from that 8-day/7-gig tour around the Netherlands and Germany. A different drum kit every night!

     
  18. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    saw a Monochrome Set LP in Spillers today!
     
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  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a couple from our Frankfurt gig. The lighting was amazing there although at one point a swirly pattern projected onto my drum skins made me feel like I was "on one."



     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  21. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    ooooh i think youse sound better than iggy
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We're playing the Half Moon in Puteny next week:


     
  23. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We're at the Half Moon in Putney tonight! :)

    We got a good review in the German Rolling Stone mag (I think!)

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  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    "...the drummer with impressive dreadlocks". :D :D :D
     
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So Saturday's gig was a sell out and I got to play on the same stage as Kate Bush made her debut show!

    I used a lovely old Rogers vintage drum kit too (with the addition of my usual cowbell and fairy lights!)

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    Next UK gigs are:

    04/03/2017 - CARDIFF Globe
    25/03/2017 - MANCHESTER Gullivers
    08/04/2017 - LONDON Lexington
    12/05/2017 - ISLE OF WIGHT, Quay Arts
    13/05/2017 - BRIGHTON Hope & Ruin
    27/05/2017 - YORK - Crescent
    28/05/2017 - LIVERPOOL Music Room
     
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  27. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    <Contemplates Cardiff :confused: >

    I don't like the venue very much, mainly because it's a bit out of town. But still ... My one and only previous Monochrome Set gig was over twenty five years ago (at the Venue in New Cross) ... and this gig's on a Saturday.
     
  28. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    coming to NYC?
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I wish I wish I wish!

    I've learnt that playing America is REALLY expensive for bands, with work permits and other documentation costing an absolute fortune, so sadly my dream of playing NYC looks like staying on hold for now.
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    We were booked into the Moon Club but then they downsized.
     

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