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Thanks for picking up the September 2014 issue of Dorset Music Magazine, your one stop guide to the best music in the county and beyond. This month we catch up with legendary Spandau Ballet crooner Tony Hadley, we chat to electro artist Shaded (or Skyler Taugher to his mum) and we find out all about south coast harmony trio The Lounge Kittens and the crazy year they’ve had. All this plus news, previews, listings and announcements from all of the best venues and events in the area, oh and you could bag yourself a pair of tickets to Example or Skindred. Lovely!
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FEATURE Tony Hadley is one of the eighties’ best known names and voices. Rewind Festival favourite and lead singer of the recently reformed Spandau Ballet having sold over 23 million albums, the band topped the charts around the world with such timeless classics as ‘True’, ‘Gold’ and “Through the Barricades”. After the band spilt in 1989, Tony went on to have a successful solo career both here and abroad. In August 2012, ‘Gold’ became the unofficial song of the London Olympics and was the official Anthem of Team GB House. Last year Tony appeared at three critically acclaimed orchestral concerts with the Southbank Sinfonia which culminated in a sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This year Tony Hadley releases his first studio album in 12 years accompanied by a UK Tour in the Autumn. The ultimate showman hits the Bournemouth Pavilion next month, we caught up with him before Rewind Festival earlier this year to talk films, Spandau and all things 80’s… Hi Tony, how are you and what’s going on for you right now? Chaos. Personally I’ve just moved again for the 7th time in 3 years, music wise I’ve got the new album ready to be mixed. It’s my first contemporary album ever. I’m really excited, it sounds a bit off the wall. Then I’ve got festival season, then shows. It’s gonna be fantastic. The Spandau Ballet film ‘Soul Boys of the Western World’ premiered at SXSW festival in March. Just how warts n all is it? We’ve been working on it for some time, and it is warts n all. We saw a preview a little while ago, and me and Gary just looked at each other at the end and said ‘awkward’. We get on really well now but we had our moments. If any two people in the band were going to clash it was always going to be me and Gary. The documentary goes through everything: the good times, the break up, the court case and to now when we’re all friends again. It’s got everything a Hollywood film has got. It’s premiering in Austin Texas, and they asked us to play a little show so we’re doing a 40 minute club gig as a full band which we’ve been practicing for. Oh please play as a band again in the UK! If we do something as a band again it won’t be until at least 2015. It was going to happen in 2013 but it just didn’t come off. We’ve all got families and our own things going on now and are quite happy doing our solo projects, but we’ll see. We’d like to do it at some point so hopefully next year. You’re back at 80’s revival fest Rewind this year. What’s it like being backstage amongst all those icons? It’s good fun - we’re all pals, there’s good bars, good food. Most people bring their kids along, although most of them aren’t kids anymore. It’s just a really
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good atmosphere. All festivals are great. Musicians like musicians. I remember being at Live Aid and playing with the legends that are Queen, and thinking ‘wow that’s Queen’, and being wowed by David Bowie, but everyone’s down to earth and pally. It’s a nice way to spend an afternoon and they pay you for it. Have there been any opportunities you’ve been offered that you think ‘I wish I’d done that’? Not many. I always look at everything, don’t discount anything. If there’s one thing I’d absolutely love to do it’s to be in a big blockbuster Hollywood movie. Like an epic sci-fi or adventure film. Maybe someone will read this and offer me something haha. I’m happy with music though, there’s so much going on with the fully orchestral shows coming up and all the festivals this summer. You’ve got a new album out in the summer, what can we expect? Well it’s been a long time in the making as I’m always on the road, but it’s the first ever contemporary brand new album I’ve done. There are no covers on it. People first and foremost see Tony Hadley as a singer. In the first half of the live shows I cover Don Henley’s ‘New York’ because I love it, but other than that it’s all original material. I love Robert Palmer, early Spandau, I listen to bands like The Killers and The Kaiser Chiefs, as well as more dancey stuff. I’ve tried to bring it all together to this new album. It’s definitely not an album full of lush ballads put it that way. There is one ballad on the album but it’s a mega one. Words Marianne Harris
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2012 proved to be a big year for Skyler Taugher, as it produced the fork in the road that resulted in the creation of his new solo moniker, SHADED. With his previous success with partner Shoddy Lynn as the duo SHDWPLAY, Skyler’s decision to go solo ultimately came from his desire for more creative and individual freedom. As SHDWPLAY, the duo released four blistering EPs on Dubfire’s SCI+TEC Digital Audio Imprint, quickly becoming well-regarded staples in techno ranks around the world. Their unique sound, exemplified in cuts like ‘Time Drip’ and ‘Drug of Choice,’ could be heard in marquee DJ sets from Richie Hawtin to Dubfire himself, further solidifying their presence in the electronic dance world and as official members of the SCI+TEC family. This newfound recognition, coupled with Skyler’s endless desire for creative individuality, prompted his decision to You grew up in LA, would you class yourself as a typical surf/sun/ sand type? I grew up very close to LA, about an hour to the south in Newport Beach. I would definitely consider myself a surfer, as it was a natural part of growing up throughout my childhood. It’s actually pretty classic because I went to a grade school called Newport Elementary, and it was on the beach, literally. The playground was the beach, and we could sit and watch surfers in the ocean during lunch breaks. It was pretty much the dream scene for a little kid. You now split your time between America and Europe, do you find a difference between the two scenes? Musically, in terms of dance music and underground, America is still behind Europe in my opinion. On one side you could say America is exploding right now and the kids love it, but that’s in regards to the commercial scene that has become known as EDM to the mass media. When it comes to proper underground house and techno, America is definitely still finding its way. Don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing cities in the states with amazing scenes, but in comparison to Europe, it has a lot of catching up to do. Do you have a favourite country to perform in? No, not really. I just love places where the crowd is there for the music, and really appreciate the more underground sound within the dance scene. Some of the more notable places for me so far have been Brazil, France, Italy, Ibiza, Canada and Germany. The list could go on as I have been fortunate enough to play at some pretty awesome places, with extremely welcoming people. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of EDM in the States recently, do you think that will be a long term thing? I really don’t think it can sustain for a long period of time. The main argument for me is that a lot of these acts are all playing the exact same songs over and over again, one after another, night after night, festival after festival. And each commercial DJ seems to do it. If you were to go to the main commercial stage at a festival you will hear the same song 6 times in a night from 6 different DJ’s waving their hands in the air. I think kids are bound to get over this, and expect something more. There is no real individuality in that scene, and everyone is trying to up one another rather than build a long lasting community. Right now there is just so much money being thrown into ‘EDM’ I feel people are running down one track, which is to exploit it, make what we can, and move on. I really hope they start really trying to educate all these kids who are coming up on this commercial sound, because there is so much history to house music that they don’t know. How do you feel about the term ‘EDM’? When I was younger EDM was a very broad term subject to many styles, all with their origins in house music. But now, the media is slapping the term EDM on this commercial pop sound and almost
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leave the success and security of SHDWPLAY to pursue his solo career. Since the creation of SHADED, Skyler has been rocking his finely tuned LIVE act alongside some of the most respected electronic musicians and DJs in the world. Whether at a massive festival or local club, the pulsing funkadelic techno of the SHADED live experience is undeniably infectious and guaranteed to keep you dancing. With the continued support of the SCI+TEC family, his debut solo EP ‘Be My Binge’ topped the charts in just a few days after its release and firmly set the pace for his future productions. Moving forward, SHADED has continuously toured his LIVE act with Dubfire and company while also releasing more original jams and remixes for the dance floor. So keep you earlobes primed and your eyelids peeled because it’s time to get SHADED and FADED as he rolls into Bournemouth to give Halo a beating next/this month. We caught up with the man himself to find out a little more… making the word into a cringe worthy term in the underground. I wish it wasn’t because for me EDM music is house, and house is EDM. What EDM is being called these days is what I consider the current generation’s version of pop music. I would call it poptronic! What’s the best festival you’ve played this year? I have not played too many festivals this year, but I am actually on a flight tomorrow to Poland, playing at Electrocity Festival and I have only heard very good things about it! Last summer though the most memorable one for me was ‘Welcome To the Future’ Festival in Amsterdam and it was bomb! You were originally part of a duo, what prompted you to go solo? I think the reason anyone goes solo when it comes to music is creative freedom. I know that is the main reason I did. I just always had a solid vision of where I wanted my music to go and my expartner and I did not see eye-to-eye on important aspects of the music and business. So inevitably it would not have worked long term. Your new live show has moved towards a more funkadelic and groovy sound, was this a conscious decision or just a natural evolution? I think it was a combination of both. My older stuff was a bit darker, texture based, and possibly a little deeper. I think as an artist you just evolve naturally in the studio, and as your mood changes and your surroundings in life change, the music you tend to enjoy shifts accordingly. So when it came to the show, I wanted a more well-rounded set up with a little bit of everything, from the darker and dirtier moods to the more uplifting and exciting moments. I like to think the new music I have been playing stays along that line of keeping the energy level high while keeping the integrity of my sound. It’s definitely got us dancing – question is, can YOU dance? I like to believe I can dance! I do, and I really like to. I think music and dancing is a very important escape people should utilize more often. It’s a way to leave behind the issues of everyday life in being a human being and tap into a different source that has no rules or boundaries. What’s on your iPod RIGHT NOW? I actually don’t have an iPod. If I did, I would be listening to Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and some Mozart for my eggs and toast in the morning. Words Zan Lawther
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These questions SUCK! Who’s most likely to end up on Skid Row? All of us. It would be a step up! Are you still the Youth Gone Wild? In mind and spirit but definitely not body! What’s the best thing about touring? Playing the show. Nothing comes close to that time on stage. And the worst? Ingesting the flatulence of 9 other guys in a tour bus on a nightly basis for 6 weeks. What do you want to be when you grow up? An OctoMom. What’s your favourite song to play live? Kings of Demolition/Monkey Business/ Quicksand Jesus. Who has the biggest feet in the band? No one. We’ve all just recently had our feet amputated as a band bonding experience! What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened on tour? We all had our feet amputated. Who has the worst tour bus habit? Me. I have this habit of breathing every few seconds and, apparently, its quite annoying to everyone. They’ve been very adamant about me giving it up for 25 years now. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve been asked in an interview? ”Who has the biggest feet in the band?”-see above If you were a crisp (chips) flavour, what flavour would you be? Vodka. Who would win in a fight, Skid Row or Ugly Kid Joe? Please specify what type of fight as we are all specialists in different areas of fight. Street fight? Knife fight? Sword fight? Rob Halford’s Fight? Why should we come see you on the UK tour? This will be my last tour. After this I am pursuing my life-long passion: Professional Backyard Wrestling!!
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In 2013 three friends with a shared love for singing harmonies got together with a view to working out a tongue in cheek set of cover versions for the sheer fun of it, none of them could have expected what was to follow... Imagine if Richard Cheese seduced all three of the Andrews Sisters...and each had a little Lounge Baby. The Lounge Kittens would be the scandalous by product of that sordid affair. Tuneful, cheeky, glamorous and geeky, they perform unlikely covers in a more unlikely style. Between the three of them their musical tastes span the genres of Rock, Jazz, Punk, Psychobilly, Ragga, Hip Hop, Ska, Pop, Soul, Metal, Dance, House, Grunge...actually pretty much all genres. They claim there is literally no one they wouldn’t cover. Fast forward to February 2014 and the girls release an hilarious video of a cover of Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit. It’s at this point things
get a bit silly. Picked up from Twitter by the one and only Fred Durst it now has over 200k views on YouTube and has been posted in over 45 different countries. The follow up video, a fantastically funny (and creepy!) tango version of Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing saw the Kittens featured by MetalHammer, Team Rock, Kerrang, Classic Rock and numerous other sites. This all lead to the trio performing throughout the summer at huge UK festivals such as Glastonbury (6 shows in 5 venues in 2 days, no less), BoomTown, Beautiful Days and perhaps most notably….Sonisphere where the laaaadiiieees were personally invited to open Limp Bizkit’s set on the main stage (to a whopping 40,000 people) by Fred Durst, after he’d seen them play earlier that day. So how does it feel to be an internet sensation, to be playing alongside massive bands and be mates with Fred Durst? We caught up with Jen, Timia and Zan to ask exactly that…
How does it feel to be an internet sensation worldwide, all of a sudden? Jen: It is very strange to type in your name into Google or Youtube and see so many articles, pictures and videos come up! Quite a lot of the time I don’t really think about it, and then every so often I’ll get a pang of ‘WHAT?! Did that actually happen??’ It’s still incredibly surreal to think of us Kittens being an internet sensation, especially when the internet can be such a cut throat part of the industry. This doesn’t mean that it’s all been sunshine and rainbows, we’ve certainly had a lot of ‘internet trolls’ give us a hard time about our work, but the good completely outshines the bad - we have made so many wonderful fans (as well as meeting quite a few of them at the various festivals we’ve played at) who support us completely and we are extremely grateful.
How do you go about choosing the songs you cover? Timia: It varies. Generally speaking, we pick a song we already really like - if it ever looks like we’re taking the piss, we are also taking the piss out of ourselves, because we’re fans of the artists we cover. If Jen or I have chosen a song, we’ll arrange our own ideas. If Zan has come up with a suggestion, we decide between us who will have a stab at arranging it. Zan has made the call on some of our most popular songs, she’s definitely got the ear! As a group, we’re all developing an ear for a good Kitten tune though, sometimes we think a song is going to work well but it turns out that it doesn’t translate when we start the ‘kittenizing’ process. We’ve had moments where we’ve been in the car together or in a club and a tune has come on and we’ve all looked at each other at the same time with the ‘you know what I’m thinking’ face.
And now you’re off on tour, what are you looking forward to most? Jen: Getting to perform to new people and meet new fans! It’s always really interesting playing in different locations, especially out of our home town, as it’s basically a blank canvas. We don’t know how people are going to react to us, so it keeps us on our toes! We always want to perform to our best ability, and we’re learning with every gig that we do, whether it be what songs work in particular venues (even pubs can have completely different vibes to each other), what things to talk about, what outfits etc. I also love travelling with the girls - we really are just 3 best mates having a great time, and every tour date is going to be like a mini holiday adventure!
Are you actually mates with Limp Bizkit now? Zan: Haha…we cannot thank Bizkit enough for the support they’ve shown us and they were all absolutely lovely to us at Sonisphere. First and foremost, we’re all massive fans of theirs so just getting the chance to meet them and watch their show was amazing in itself, but then finding out they’ve seen our video and having Fred turn up to our Rock Royalty show was frankly a bit ridiculous. We’ll definitely be keeping in touch!
How does playing massive stages at festivals compare to pub shows and smaller venues? Zan: They’re totally different beasts and we love them both. We love nothing more than being hot and sweaty in a jam-packed pub full of people singing along and having a great time. But walking out onto that stage at Sonisphere was obviously something else altogether. We never thought something like that would happen to us and we most definitely enjoyed it. Our own (slightly smaller!) stage at Sonisphere was absolutely rammed too and I think you can see from our video how blown away we were. So more of both please! Timia, Is it true you’d never been to a festival until this summer? How have you found the whole experience? Timia: I had only been to a couple of ‘Day’ festivals which were much smaller and didn’t involve camping. This summer has been a completely different experience. I found my feet a little more with each festival and was able to enjoy myself more each time. Making the decision to share a tent with the other Kittens was a breakthrough, it was like ‘sleepover giggles’ every night. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t overwhelmed at times, (mainly by the sheer volume of people) but overall the experience has been an agreeable one. Having said that, trying to get glammed up to kitten standard in a tent, in bad light, with no power or tables or proper mirrors is a REAL BALL-ACHE.
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What’s the best thing about being a Lounge Kitten? Timia: For me, making people laugh is really satisfying. Getting a room full of people to sing along, dance, jump, and smile with us like we’re all in on the joke together feels really ace. Getting to do that with my best friends is the icing on a massive cake, this band is so much fun to be in. But we work very hard, so we really EARN the fun that Lounge Kittens can be. We push ourselves too, so while it’s gruelling to write and rehearse the hours that we do, it’s all just steps to mastering our craft and making those arrangements stronger, the performance slicker and our chemistry as scintillating as possible! What’s the worst thing about being a Lounge Kitten? Jen: Having to be a bit more presentable... I can’t avoid showers when I have a gig coming up... But seriously, knowing that I can’t be a Lounge Kitten every day is the worst thing. When you get so excited about being a part of a project, but you can’t devote ALL of your time to it can get frustrating sometimes! What’s next from the Lounge Kittens? Zan: Well, tour comes first. Super excited about that. And we’ve just been in the recording studio so brace yourselves for more videos coming out soon. As for after that, who knows!?! We can’t wait to see what happens next… WORDS KAI HARRIS See them live: BOURNEMOUTH – The Winchester – Saturday 20 September Keep up to date with The Lounge Kittens’ adventures on YouTube or check them out on www.facebook.com/TheLoungeKittens
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Almost all the gigs that you attend would not have been possible without these events. If you are just a music fan, or an experimenting musician, give one of these events a try as you never know where you might end up. They are a great place for networking and meeting other like minded musicians. Love it, or hate it, there are a huge amount of events out there that help to prepare musicians for gigging. In Dorset alone you can find events on everyday of the week and below I have hopefully listed that best ones that can be found throughout in the area.
Monday Grove Tavern, Southbourne Hosted by Ant Lewis from 8pm (weekly) Shamrocks Bar, Bournemouth Hosted by Carlos Heath from 7pm (weekly) The Exchange, Sturminster Newton (Last Monday of each Month) Camden, Ashley Cross Parkstone- From 8pm (Weekly) Tuesday Victoria Cross, Upper Parkstone-From 7:30pm- Hosted by Jordan Digby & Kaia Vieria (Weekly) Buffalo Bar, Winton - From 9pm (Weekly) O’Neills, Bournemouth- From 9pm (Weekly) The Sloop, Poole- Hosted By Thomas Taff Morse - from 8:30pm (Weekly) Thomas Tripp, Christchurch- From 9pm (Last Tuesday of Each Month) Ye Old Starre, Christchurch- From 8:30pm (3rd Tuesday Of Each Month) Ye old Starre, Christchurch-Folk and Roots night- From 8:30pm (2nd Tuesday Of Each Month) Mad Cucumber, Bournemouth (1st Tuesday Of Each Month) Wednesday The Twisted Teapot, Bournemouth (3rd Wednesday of each Month) Blush, Christchurch- from 8pm - hosted by Si Genaro (Weekly) Chaplin’s Bar, Boscombe -from 9pm - Hosted By Chris Payn (Weekly) The Anvil, Bournemouth, Big Jam- from 8pm (Weekly)
Our gigs of the Month 5th - Empire Affair/Paul Hegeley Band/Jack Grace - The Winchester 12th & 13th- Acoustic Movement Festival, Lytchett Matravers 13th- Colum Sands- Poole Graduate Centre, Poole Hospital 14th- Three Penny Bit - Ocean View Hotel, Bournemouth Chinners Recordings of the Month Skyway Avenue- Small Talk EP Bamboo Vipers - Dangling The Bait Drop Jaw John - Incest and Sunday Best Stamford - Letters
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Thursday Penn Central, Lower Parkstone from 8:30pm (Weekly) Secret Musicians Club- Mint Hotel Bournemouth from 8:30pm (Weekly) Kings Head, Poole- From 9pm - Hosted By Thomas Taff Morse (Weekly) Smokin’ Aces, Bournemouth -From 7pm (1st Thursday of each Month) Friday Branksome Railway, Hotel -From 8:30pm (Every other Friday ) Saturday Flirt Bar, Bournemouth from 8pm- (Middle Saturday of each Month) Sunday Branksome, Railway Hotel- from 1pm (Weekly) Inferno, Bournemouth -Hosted By Tim Somerfield + LJ Woodhouse from 8pm (Weekly) Nelson Tavern, Christchurch, From 8:30pm -Hosted By Annie winter (Weekly) The Railway, Blanford- From 8pm-Hosted by Elijah Wolf (Weekly) Le Bateau, Ashley Cross, Parkstone- from 7pm - Hosted By Si Genaro (Weekly)
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Bryan Adams’ last visit to the BIC was a sell-out show and now three years later, Canada’s biggest export and one of the world’s best rock singers is back. Making his name in the 80’s he managed to negotiate the era so well it was as though he was changing his music to slot perfectly into the changing times. Expect powerful ballads and hard rocking classics.
SEPT 13 | THE BIC
FOR FANS OF: ER... BRYAN ADAMS! / ROXETTE / BON JOVI
SEPT 18 | ELECTRIC PALACE
The pied piper of English folk music
Folk singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman’s new album ‘Word of Mouth’ boldly straddles the folk tradition his music is steeped in and the contemporary folk movement that he has become such a seminal figure of. Seth has successfully helped to steer English folk into the musical mainstream. Backed by his multi instrumental band this promises to be a big show full of big sounds. FOR FANS OF: BELLOWHEAD / SHOW OF HANDS / ELIZA CARTHY
Chart topping house DJ
The right honorable Duke Dumont launches Halo Sessions just as his new release ‘Won’t look back’ smashes the UK charts. Duke has been championed by Annie Mac since day one and has two back to back UK number ones including I need U (100%). His DJ sets are just as incendiary as his productions and he tore the roof of the party at Halo earlier this year, which was a complete sell out. FOR FANS OF: ROUTE 94 / GORGON CITY / LE YOUTH
THE LOUNGE KITTENS
SEPT 19 | HALO Tuneful, cheeky, glamorous and geeky!
The naughty (and rather lovely!) Kittens take popular and unusual songs and re-work them into an even more unusual style. Twisting all your favourite rock, rap, metal, pop and hip-hop hits into 3 part harmony and spitting them back out at you with a cheeky smile.Fred Durst loves them (so much he asked them to join him on stage at Sonisphere) and we do too, so catch them on their first ever UK tour.
SEPT 20 | THE WINCHESTER FOR FANS OF: RICHARD CHEESE / LIMP BIZKIT / THE PUPPINI SISTERS Multi Instrumentalist singer / songwriter LOGAN CARTER As part of the Acoustic Tuesday sessions at Chaplins, Logan Carter is a singer / songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer. He has become popular for writing well thought out pop, folk and dance influenced songs that capture a mood of passion, vibrancy and contemplation. He has supported John Power of Cast / The La’s and has a new release out later this year. FOR FANS OF: NEWTON FAULKNER / FRANK HAMILTON / LEWIS WATSON
DORSET MUSIC | SEPTEMBER 2014
SEPT 23 | CHAPLINS
OCT 27 | O2 ACADEMY
West London rapper represents
His initials are EG, hence the name Example and set an example he does as he leads the pack for young UK rappers. Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger, his music effortlessly blurs dancefloors and moshpits into one. Renowned for his monstrous live sets, he is set to once again transform venues across the country in to colossal party scenes.
FOR FANS OF: PROFESSOR GREEN / CALVIN HARRIS / WRETCH 32
Westcountry British scrumpy & western heroes! Best known for their 1976 number one hit ‘The Combine Harvester’ but with a history stretching nearly 40 years, The Wurzels are still drawing huge crowds and charming audiences young and old with their cider-fuelled country singalongs and unusual choices of covers. You can bet your bottom dollar they’ll get the party started and have you dancing and singing along at the top of your voice!
OCT 31 | WESTLANDS
FOR FANS OF: CHAS N DAVE / HAYSEED DIXIE / MUD
Up and coming heavy / classic metallers
An assault of Heavy Metal with a modern edge, led by vocalist Ashley Edison’s superbly executed screams, backed by fantastic riffs, solos and rhythms that put the band right up there with their peers. Their fantastic sound and live capabilities have given them the chance to impress on the big stage, playing as support to some legendary artists including Saxon, UFO and Alestorm.
NOV 14 | THE ANVIL FOR FANS OF: IRON MAIDEN / METALLICA / ICED EARTH Californian sunshine and ska punk MAD CADDIES From the central coast of California, the talents of the Mad Caddies reach far beyond the boundaries of ska and punk, throwing in musical curve balls from reggae, Dixie, jazz, surf, rockabilly, country and swing to their unique brand of rock! The line up has changed over the years but the ethos remains the same: have fun, party hard. So get up and get skanking with the Caddies!
NOV 23 | OLD FIRESTATION A Welsh cocktail of punk, reggae, rock and metal
FOR FANS OF: REEL BIG FISH / LESS THAN JAKE / SPUNGE
From a sleepy town in Wales to main stage festival heavyweights (Download this year, anyone?), Skindred are ready to go hard or go home with tracks from their fifth album “Kill the Power”, released earlier this year. Having created their own genre of ragga-metal, there ain’t no mosh pit sweatier than a Skindred mosh pit and they’re easily one of the UK’s best live acts so we have no doubt this show will be INSANE.
NOV 27 | MR KYPS
DORSET MUSIC | SEPTEMBER 2014
FOR FANS OF: SYSTEM OF A DOWN / KORN / SLIPKNOT
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Sun 7 Sep • £9.50 Concessions £7
Wed 05 Nov • £16.50
Sun 30 Nov • £23.50 £20
2.30pm Doors 2pm
Organ Concert with Len Rawle MBE
The ‘From Death To Destiny’ Tour
‘No Further Action’ Tour
Wed 17 Sep • £3 members £2.50 12-4pm
Afternoon Tea Dance Sequence & Ballroom Thu 18 Sep • £2.00
+ The Ghost Inside, Crown The Empire + Secrets Sat 08 Nov • £17.50
Band Of Skulls
+ Bo Ningen
Southampton Wedding Exhibition
Sun 9 Nov • £21.50
with 2 Fashion shows 6pm & 8pm
+ Pennywise + Emily’s Army
Sun 05 Oct • £20.00
Thu 13 Nov • £60 £35 Over 14’s Only
Black Veil Brides + Special Guests Mon 20 Oct • £27
The Sirens Tour + Special Guests Thu 23 Oct • £21.50
Seth Lakeman Word Of Mouth Tour + Special Guests Folk singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Wed 29 Oct • £27.50 £29.50
+ Support Steve Hackett is bringing the final version of his Genesis show to the UK Fri 31 Oct • £19.50
+Special Guests Tue 04 Nov • £15
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Dance Yourself Dizzy Modern Jive Christmas Ball Wed 10 Dec • £14 £15 £16 Concessions apply 7.30pm
+ Chad Valley
Royal Marines Band Concert
Fri 14 Nov • £19.50 U14’s must be accompanied by 18+
Fri 12 Dec • £23 Concert 8pm
Courteeners + Special Guests Sat 15 Nov • £19.50 Standing £24.50 Reserved seating
10th Anniversary Tour + Special Guests
Sat 22 Nov • £22.50 No Under 8’s Under 14’s with an adult
Mastodon + Big Business + Krokodil Sat 29 Nov • £10 £15 £20 Concessions apply Doors 6.30pm Show 7.30pm
Vaughan Williams & Britten Southampton Philharmonic Choir (with SU PHIL)
Christmas charity band concert in aid of Seafarers UK
The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain The Ukes 40th Anniversary Concert tour Thu 19 Feb • £23
Psychic Sally On The Road
Britain’s best-loved psychic and international star Fri 29 May • £24
Milton Jones and the Temple Of Daft
A regular on Mock the Week (BBC2), he has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Live at the Apollo (BBC1) and headlined Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE) Sat 30 May • £18.50 16yrs+
Stewart Francis Pun Gent Tour
This tour will see Jim tell the story of his arrest and the nightmare 12 months that followed Sat 06 Dec • £21 Early Booking offers apply
Brand new stand up tour West Marlands Road Civic Centre, Southampton Hampshire SO14 7LP Doors 7pm unless stated
Box office opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm A booking fee applies to online & telephone transactions
Edition 09 • 2014
ones to watch
Old Boy started in late 2013 formed of a few friends who had been in local bands before-hand, with Jake Williams on Vocals, Jacob Walker and Connor Mason on Guitars, Art Gosling on Bass and Alfie Adams-House on Drums. Old Boy aimed to create a new brand of heavy music and to bring an intense live show. Supporting the likes of Black Dogs, Dead Harts and Baby Godzilla, they have risen very quickly in the local music scene and only continue to rise.
Which bands are you loving at the moment? Jake: Letlive, Dead Harts, Black Dogs and Defeater. Jacob: The new Lower Than Atlantis stuff, that’s really good. Also Mastodon and Every Time I Die have released stand out albums this year. Connor: Balance and Composure, Alexisonfire, Killswitch Engage, Biggie and Foo Fighters. Art: Basement, Structures, Volumes, Wraiths and Napoleon. Alfie: Jamie T, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nile Rogers.
So what is the fuss all about? And just where have they been all our lives? We caught up with the band to delve a little deeper…
What’s your favourite festival? I think as a band we can say that the best festivals have to be Download and Reading. Both have the best atmosphere and get the best line-ups for sure. Alfie likes Boomtown.
How did you get together as Old Boy? Connor and Art have been friends for years, they’ve been in bands together before and then we all started going to the same college and that’s how me (Jacob) and Alfie met them. We all shared a similar taste in music and we all wanted to play music. I’d been in a band previously called Eden Lake but I left. We spent a while deciding on a sound then Alfie introduced us to Jake who’d also previously been in a band and we started making music and gigging. Now we’re here 4 months later. How did you choose your name? We spent ages choosing our band name but Connor suggested Old Boy as it was the name of a popular Korean action film so we thought it was cool, also it’s a bit different for a band of our genre. Sounds weird and different doesn’t it? Who does what in the band? Jake shouts anger at people, Connor and I play guitar, Art plays the bigger and worse version of a guitar and Alfie tries his best at being a drummer. You recently support Baby Godzilla in Bournemouth, how was that? Absolutely crazy, probably the best show we’ve done so far as a band. We loved it, we had quite a few of our mates there and we made some new fans as well which was cool. Also the guys in Baby Godzilla and Palm Reader were really nice guys and they put on such an amazing show, probably some of the best live acts at the moment. Plus speaking to Baby Godzilla all night was a pleasure!
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What’s the best live show you’ve ever played? Jake: Baby Godzilla at The Anvil, craziest show and was good fun. Jacob: For me it’s between Baby Godzilla at The Anvil and when we supported Black Dogs in Cardiff, that was a surreal experience. Connor: Baby Godzilla at The Anvil or Chapel in Salisbury. Three people in a circle pit and one almost broke their leg. Art: Black Dogs at Joiners. Sweaty and crazy. Alfie: Yeah, has to be Baby Godzilla at Anvil. And what’s the best live show you’ve ever been too? Jake: Alexisonfire’s Farewell show at Brixton or Letlive at Talking Heads. Jacob: For me it probably will always be, Letlive at Talking Heads, that show was crazy. Connor: The Dillinger Escape Plan at Download this year, Alexisonfire at Brixton and Foo Fighters at Reading in 2012. Art: Modern Baseball, Dillinger Escape Plan and Baby Godzilla. Alfie: Muse at Wembley What’s next for Old Boy? Well we’ve got a quite a few shows coming up this year, hoping to get on a few more shows before the year closes because having time off just gets boring. Then hopefully go and record some new music soon. Where can we see you live? Well we will be back in Bournemouth, it’s hush hush at the moment but keep your eyes peeled. Also Cardiff with Giants and Red Seas Fire. Plus some more that we can’t announce yet. But we are always looking for more gigs! www.facebook.com/oldboybanduk
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Your one stop guide to the best music in the Dorset area. This month we chat to legendary Spandau Ballet crooner Tony Hadley ahead of his B...
Published on Aug 26, 2014
Your one stop guide to the best music in the Dorset area. This month we chat to legendary Spandau Ballet crooner Tony Hadley ahead of his B...