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The Monochrome Set are back!

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

  1. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Touring the US is a very expensive and logistical nightmare right now :(
     
  2. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    That's a beautiful looking kit that is..

    Shall be at the Lexington gig, that's a great little venue. Seen Wire and David Devant there, both brilliant intimate gigs.

    ETA I see there's a connection between MS and David Devant.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They've got connections all over the place! I knew that half of them were in the original Adam and the Ants but I didn't know that Andy played on Dirk Wears White Sox.
     
  4. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer


    Shame that, Moon would have been suitably basic and scuzzy :D

    (But isn't Clwb Ifor Bach a tad bigger?)

    Whatever, I've almost made up my mind to come along to the Globe on the 4th March ... :)

    I remember first ever hearing the band on the Peel Show! Early 80s. Will get catching up on old and newer tunes :)
     
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  5. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    There's six degrees everywhere! I know Mike from Malicious Damage (Killing Joke) through his releasing Shriekback stuff. He's also released stuff by a great punk metal band called Headcount, whom Marco Pirroni played with and produced :)
     
  6. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Very belatedly got tickets the other day for the Cardiff gig the coming Saturday (4th) :)

    Thanks to editor for reassuring me that despite The Globe being non-central, we'll still be able to get back to Swansea after the gig (last trains westwards from Cardiff Central on Sat nights are stupidly early :mad: )

    Checking out YouTubes and Spotify atm .... looking forward! :cool:

    Plus we'll get a few hours in Cardiff before the gig, we haven't been for a few weeks and the beer/pub choice there is better than here :D
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Blimey! Looks like this reviewer enjoyed our Cardiff gig on the weekend!

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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's our upcoming gigs. Give me a shout if you're coming along!

    25/03/2017 - MANCHESTER Gullivers

    31/03/2017 - STUTTGART - Neue Schachtel, Germany
    01/04/2017 - AUGSBURG - City Club, Germany

    08/04/2017 - LONDON Lexington

    06/05/2107 - LILLE, L'aeronef, France

    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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  9. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Counterintuitively and not as you might guess, Quay Arts is in Newport, IOW, not in the more coastal Ryde. Just so that people know ...

    That was a fab gig last Saturday in Cardiff, enjoyed it loads. But I could have done with lead vocals being a tad more up in the mix ...
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yeah, I heard that from a few people. It's a tough venue for sound overall though.
     
  11. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    My fave song is and always was 'The Monochrome Set', brilliant lyrics. Despite sound issues, there were tons of other good songs and we enjoyed the gig loads.

    Had to partly run post-gig at the end of our escape to the station though :eek:
    But all worth the effort! :)
     
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    editor Taffus Maximus

  13. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I'm busy the night of your London gig. Any chance of a couple of guest list places for the Brighton one??
     
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  14. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Hopefully up for making York :cool:
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm trying to sort it out so we can take a look around the railway museum before we make our way to Liverpool for the next gig the following day!
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not sure yet, but it should be possible - message me closer to the date. Brighton will be a bit of a funny gig for me (but in a good way). I went to see them play there last year and had no idea I'd end up back in the band, playing the same venue 12 months later!
     
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  17. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I've heard this about the venue before.
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just come back from an amazing mini-tour of south Germany. A reviewer declared me to be " Bony, weathered and with fuzzy dreadlocks, he complements the look of the quartet of musical cabins in the most pleasing way."

    Well that;s what Google translate says. Maybe it reads better in German (please!)
    THE MONOCHROME SET, TORBEN DENVER, 31.03.2017, Neue Schachtel, Stuttgart | gig-blog

    We're playing the Lexington on London next Saturday 8th. Tickets are likely to sell out so get one quick if you want to come along - it'll be our last London gig for a while. After that we're in Brighton, York and Liverpool
     
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  19. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    editor : any festival plans yet? ;) :)
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  21. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    :thumbs:

    "quartet of musical cabins"
    :D
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That was a grand gig at the Lexington. Good crowd too! It's a really lovely venue. I wish Brixton had something similar.

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  23. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Globe is bigger than the Moon and the Moon was shut as being made the Bootlegger
    saw Dreadzone at Globe on Sat
     
  24. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    so we did a 6 session yesterday as well. Unfortunately not in Maida Vale but in Manchester, which doesn't have anywhere near as much history and space and was a bit of a drag to get to and back. But we had fun.:)
    How difficult it is to sing in tune on live radio!:D

    me on drums:

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    and our clav-pianet-combo:
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a couple of vids from the Lille gig. The lighting was very blue!





    Here's the next gigs coming up:

    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
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Special one-off weekend event for Monochrome Set fans!

     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've always loved this song so it's a blooming pleasure getting to play it!

     

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