INTRODUCING - ACT OF LOVE
Act of Love are a band from Brighton UK who've recently released their 'Looking for the Light' single and album on the USA label, Creative & Dreams Music.
The (UK daily national) Daily Mirror's end of year music review gushed in December - "A dashing & eclectic mission statement from the stylish Brighton-based outfit, the gorgeous title track ably contrasted by the emotive 'Ships on the Ocean' - Illumination guaranteed!"...
Stepping out of the studio to play festivals & interesting venues & blow away the cobwebs, Act of Love have been regularly interviewed & live in session on radio recently (both here & in the USA) & things are growing quickly (currently number 1 WORLDWIDE in electronica on the ReverbNation chart). The band go out live as anything between a 3 piece & full 8 member extravaganza (male & female vocals, various guitars, cello, percussion & electronics), depending on circumstance. But we generally have a core of 5...
'Looking for the Light' is our 'introduction' tune on a few different levels. It's a handshake & a hug on meeting, to draw you all in to the more complex & varied delights of Act of Love's 'Cosmic Soul Music' (one reviewer's term!).
The live set begins & ends with contrasting quiet & 'bigger' versions of the song. Looking for the Light is simply about falling (or 'dreaming') in love out of the blue, from nowhere & with no choice & the dreamlike feel of the song is a deliberate attempt to take the listener on that journey!..
An extended instrumental version of the song has already been used in a short film for the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, with voice over by Steve Coogan
We don't allow streaming audio access to our album tunes at present (although it was available for a limited time at release), as we'd rather people bought it!
Links to buy are here... http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/actoflove
Who is in the band?
Simon - vocals, guitar
Joel - guitar, bass, keys, vocals
Tony - cello
Emily - vocals
Johnny - drums, various percussion
When you formed/started playing music?
The present Act of Love has been together a year or so
Where you’re based
Details of releases so far
'Looking for the Light' album & single. On the American 'Creative & Dreams' label
Influences – Many & various! Bowie, Air, Faithless, Prince, Sly&FamilyStone, Simple Minds, Underworld, Jeff & Tim Buckley, Patti Smith, Juno Reactor
Stand-out achievements – see reviews & press, particularly Daily Mirror, I guess. Every gig is an achievement! We give you everything we have. A local ex-promoter came out of retirement, inspired by stumbling across us live, by chance. "Painting pictures with music" - Chris Difford-Squeeze
Do you have an interesting back-story? From a mix of musical backgrounds, 3 of us have extensive experience in music - live & for TV/film, 1 mostly classical, 1 very new but very, very good! The first time most of the band met was at the first gig
Introducing - The Fabulous Micky C & The Wasted Playboys
PLAYING in December 2017
The Fabulous Micky C and his old school friend and bass supremo, Jay Henry Tauben, have been joined by Vic Lennard on guitar to create a hybrid of Crosby Stills & Nash and The Clash! Yeah go figure!
Timeless songs, great picking and soaring harmonies….The Fabulous Micky C & The Wasted Playboys is A Band Out of Time…..always on the beat but somehow in the wrong decade!
Based in North London and with an abiding love of The Fiddlers Elbow……in a parallel universe where people still go to gigs on a regular basis TFMC & The WPs would be the house band at The Fiddlers.
Who is in the band
The Fabulous Micky C - guitar, vocals, and songwriter
Jay Henry Tauben - bass guitar, backing vocals and a shoulder to lean on
Vic Lennard - guitars, vocals, mathematics and science
• When you formed/started playing music
TFMC has been plying his musical trade for 15 years as a lone troubadour. Famous in Brazil and Germany he had been playing his songs to whoever will listen for many years until fate brought Vic Lennard and his guitars along. TFMC then asked his old pal and musical collaborator to help out on bass and the rest is history.
• Where you’re based
• Details of releases so far
TFMC - Fallen From Grace 2009
TFMC - Rock 'N' Roll Teeth 2012
TFMC - Pickin' The Bones - double album to be released August 2017
• Influences –
Dylan, Costello, Beethoven, John Martyn, Todd Rundgren, Billy the Horse, Ronnie Lane…..and Dylan
• Stand-out achievements –
The songs of TFMC are well known in Brazil and Southern Germany where they are performed by his old chums and ex band mates.
• Do you have an interesting back-story?
TFMC writes the best songs north of the Mississippi. He and The Wasteds are the country's best kept musical secret. With a catalogue of over 200 songs and musicianship fine tuned by years playing in bars from Nashville Tennessee to Nottingham you have to catch these boys!
INTRODUCING - HEART OF ORION