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!