Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Great Vibes

This Saturday we're performing at Soho's very own St Moritz Club in Wardor Street. Regular readers will be aware that due to an Edinburgh Fringe commitment, Gary is not available for this gig with us so we've roped in a chap called Mark Glentworth to cover for him.

When I say 'a chap', Mark Glentworth might better be described as one of Britain's foremost vibraphone players, and the composer of the percussion standard "Blues for Gilbert". (There are hundreds of videos of people performing this piece of Youtube - I happen to think this one is quite good.)

He is of course a highly accomplished keyboard player as well but he's agreed to bring his vibraphone along too. The opportunity to do something really different was too good to pass up!

For those who think this might make a weird mix, I took an acoustic guitar round to jam with Mark last week to see how things would sound. He was just filling in on the keys but we tried a couple of keyboard solos on the vibraphone instead and they sounded mad! 

So for possibly the only time ever - this Saturday night will be your opportunity to catch Mark Glentworth performing on vibraphone with Denzeity!

You have got to hear this for yourself! Hopefully we'll get some video of the night but if you want to see something really special - join us at the St Moritz Club, London, this coming Saturday night!


Friday, 10 August 2018

Hello from Edinburgh!



Hi guys! Gary here!

As some of you know, I am currently not with the rest of the band at the moment as I am currently in Edinburgh playing the world renowned "Edinburgh Fringe Festival." I am fortunate to be working with the talented "Ivy Paige" from The Voice (2018) as part of her new show "Seduction", it is going really well! As I am writing this, we have 16 more shows to go of a 26 show run, its intense and a lot of hard work but I am enjoying every second!

Here's the first of a few video diaries documenting my time down here. hope you enjoy and I look forward to continuing to rock out with the band soon!


Monday, 6 August 2018

Gigride Playlist

A while back I signed up with Gigride to try to find some live gigs. I was pleasantly surprised that the CEO and Co-Founder, Marco Santesso emailed me back personally to say, "Thank you so much for getting in touch and great songs, really enjoying them!" (I'd sent him History and Slave To You).

Gigride also run an internet radio station specialising in "emerging bands from all over the world" and it seems they've put their money where their mouth is in that last week I had another email from Marco saying they put our two songs on their playlist!

Naturally I've tuned in to have a listen to see what else is featured here and in doing so I've discovered a rich seam of remarkable and uncommon musical offerings! I am reminded of when I lived in Melbourne, Australia (a few years back) and listened to alternative and independent radio pretty much exclusively (RRR and PBS mostly). It also reminded me of when I ran a small recording studio and the many and varied bands which would troupe through every week for me to record demos / EPs etc. for - every one of them with an amazing and unique sound of their own. Whilst some of the tracks aren't quite as polished as what you'd expect to hear on commercial radio (many aren't far off), everything I've listened to so far has something about it making it very listenable and worth hearing.

They suggest you think of them as "a '70s pirate radio" station, and just like 70s pirate radio, I've no doubt something amazing will emerge from this abundance of musical talent sitting just below the surface and again change music forever...


A Good Kimbofest

Last Saturday we played Kimbofest, a music festival which has a back story worth recounting. It was started by Kimbo Cranfield around ten years ago after his mother died from Alzheimer's. Whilst most people would quietly mourn, Kimbo decided to try and raise some money for the Alzheimer's Society by putting on a couple of live bands at a local venue in Chatham, Kent.

He did the same but a bit bigger the following year and over the years his charitable event has grown into major multi venue music festival centred around Chatham.

Our lead guitarist Mike, being a local down that way has played Kimbofest every year for the last 4-5 years with whatever band he happened to be in at the time.

Kimbo himself was there and being quite a talented photographer took a few shots of us including the one of Mike here.

There were a few organizational issues (there usually are with things like this) but everyone was very relaxed and we played a pretty good show and the crowd enjoyed it.

The highlight of the evening came after the event when one of the punters, Simon Russell wrote a blistering review of our show:
I was trying to shuffle off home via Sainsbury's after an afternoon drinking session in the Prince of Wales pub in Chatham but got press-ganged into venturing to Poco Loco to the Kimbofest. I am glad I got my arm bent as I got to see this outstanding band. I was not expecting to be blown away to such an extent. Even without their first team drummer Denzeity put on a top class show. Unfortunately their set was ended prematurely due to time constraints. This misfortune, however, leaves me with the memory of them rocking out like Led Zeppelin to their song 'Never'. These guys can really rock. I did a couple of double takes to remind myself that I was in a pub in Chatham. Passionate vocals, Hendrixesque guitar and the keyboardist reminded me of Ian Curtis losing control again. I bought the T-shirt. Go see them.
I'm so glad to have played down there and hopefully help raise a little money for the Alzheimer's Society. And hopefully, if Simon's review is anything to go by, the punters will have been glad we did too!


Monday, 30 July 2018

Latest Live Videos

I mentioned in the last blog post there was some video of the Fiddler's Elbow gig last week floating around. It has emerged - thanks kindly to Christina Jansen who popped along to see us play but being a professional photographer, couldn't help but get a few shots and some video!

This video below is the first public recording of our new song 'Version Of You' with the full band. I guess this blog is a good enough place to give it it's first airing...


The thing that really surprised me was the quality of the sound mix out the front. It always sounds different to what you can hear on stage, and usually on stage there are important elements you can't hear properly while performing. The front of house mix sounded great though - so all credit to sound guy.

Here also is the first recorded performance of us doing 'Never' with Bora on bass and Gary on keys. It's also the first video in front of a live audience, the previous video being done in a rehearsal studio.


It's worth pointing out that 'Never' was a song written by a mate of mine (Tristan Baker) and his band Scapegoat. I heard their version of it and loved it enough to add it to our list. The songwriters are: Tristan Baker, Nigel Cadzow, Helen Cadzow and Phil McGowan.


Thursday, 26 July 2018

Show Us Your Ts


It's a surreal ego boost to look down off stage and see people in the audience wearing your t-shirts (especially when they're dancing)! Tuesday night at the Fiddler's Elbow was only the second show where we had t-shirts available and I counted at least four people wearing them!

Tiana and Lisa (who played guitar with Emma Danelon who was supporting us) were happy to take some photos in the t-shirts and a few with us as well - which they sent to us after the gig.

The show went really well too. According to Sharky behind the bar we "really entertained the crowd", he said as he put two ticks next to us in the big book of bands...

Apparently there are some really good photos and some video of us on stage which I look forward to seeing soon I hope. Thanks Christiana, Steve and Harvey for your help with this!


Monday, 23 July 2018

Mini Tour

We've been pretty busy lately. We're half way through a stint of four gigs in two weeks which while not sounding a lot is the busiest we've been to date. Both last Friday at the RBL in Worcester Park and the previous Friday at the Shortwave Cafe went really well.

We've also gone from supporting Sweden's Skuldpadda tomorrow night (Tuesday 24th July) at the Fiddler's Elbow to being asked to headline with them supporting us! And we've got another show coming up next Saturday after which Gary heads off to Edinburgh for a month long gig with the festival up there - so we might have to take a forced short break from gigging after Saturday. And then to top it off the St Moritz Club in Wardour Street, Soho made contact this morning to ask us if we could play there over the next few months!

It's not like a proper tour but it almost feels a bit like a mini tour, especially with having to organise the logistics and marketing for every gig individually.

So if you'd like to give us a hand - especially with the advertising - please link to our shows and social media on your social media. The more people who come along to these shows the more of them we'll be offered, and the better those shows will be!


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Second Fiddle


After last Wednesday's successful gig at the Fiddler's Elbow, we've been invited back to support Skuldpadda on tour from Sweden at their show on Tuesday 24th July!

We've got a bit more time to plan this one so hopefully we'll manage to get even more people along to the show.

We're also looking at shooting some multi camera video - possibly for a new TV show looking to expose new bands and live talent - (stay tuned...)

We might possibly give away some free t-shirts to those who turn up early too. Either way it should be a great show so put it in your diary now! Tuesday 24th July - Fiddler's Elbow - Denzeity supporting Skuldpadda (we're on stage around 9pm). See you there!