There was a gig on pretty much every corner. Here are a few gigs that still loom large all in London unless otherwise stated. I hope they spark some memories of your own. Yes yes yes, Frank was in town for the first time in four years.
I was a new fan and very excited to see him live. His guitar was insanely loud and very trebly. Lots of onstage banter and political rhetoric.
Lots of old-school hippies in the stalls. What a treat. The Odeon was packed and a very raucous crowd made a lot of noise in those glorious days when almost every famous US soul star played there. A real eye-opener. Lots of screaming girls and a large Goth contingent. My dad took me to a see a fair few but catching Bu was a revelation. With the Carpet Crawler Genesis like opening this song has a Brian Wilson feel about it and i could almost imagine him singing it.
Yet again Dunnery demonstrating his guitar wizardry and singing. Continuing this demonstration i found the hais standing up on the back of my neck during Still Too Young To Remember which i remember hearing on the radio for some reason.
This is a real rocker and like many of the songs gathered here a statement to just how good the original compositions are. Of the It Bites songs Francis Dunnery chose here for a make over it has to be said he has done an amazing job. Vampires as an album is carefully thought about and beautifully put together employing some fabulous talent such as Eric Miranda, Brett Kull of Echolyn as well as those mentioned above.
Nice touch. Which ever format you buy an instant download of the album is made available to you until your purchase arrives. Again, another fine touch. Vampires is a fine body of work, a masterpiece upstaging the original materiel. The boy from Egromont did good! Made with by Graphene Themes. Toggle navigation The Progmeister. Format options are…. Search Site. I know exactly what Baz would have liked so I only added things I know he would have liked.
Paul Brown and Sconna [John Dunnery] were with me all the way, they both worked their arses off for months on end. Tony Beard was a star. He completely kept the youthful enthusiasm that [former Necromandus drummer] Frank Hall had yet also added a little more pocket and musicality to the tunes. Dunnery has three daughters and a son from three different relationships.
One of his daughters, Francine Nicholson, who he had with Jackie O'Sullivan, still lives in Cumbria where she works as a beauty therapist. During their relationship they had a daughter, Ava Faccenda-Dunnery, in Around he met his girlfriend Erica Brilhart. During their relationship they had two kids, Elsie and Frankie Dunnery. In , Dunnery founded the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children's Fund , a volunteer-run fundraising charity based in his hometown of Egremont, and named in honour of his late parents.
Explaining his reasons for setting up the charity, Dunnery has said "My mother was a wonderful woman A line in one of my songs is that the only thing you get to keep is what you give away — I like that idea. I think that by the time you are 40 if you aren't doing something to help others then you probably should be.
People take all the time and I think it is nice to put something back. The fund raises money for projects and activities supporting the health, wellness and educational needs of children and young people in the Egremont area. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
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When I heard Allan Holdsworth , I could hear a different approach and wanted to know what he was doing. I once saw Shakti on a TV show in the '70s, and these guys played themselves into a fucking frenzy and the molecules were jumping around. It was always that kind of stuff that excited me about music Later in It Bites , we were criticised for being virtuosos, but I was silly enough to think that I could change people's opinions about musicianship.
And I badmouthed bands like The Smiths , saying that they couldn't play! When things got weird at home and the alcohol cycle was in full rotation, I could return to that little piece of upper class England where Peter Gabriel and his boys were playing croquet on the lawn, eating cucumber sandwiches and deciding which one of their country cottages they would visit next. Still to this day, old Peter can soothe my anxiety faster than Eckhart Tolle My Genesis albums were my security.
In my ever changing world I could always rely on them being there, they were always the same, they never once let me down. In a car or on a cheap Alba stereo they always sounded the same. On a cassette or on vinyl they sounded the same, they were always there waiting for me Those albums could soothe my troubles away and when times were hard they could nurture that young boy that I was and still am.
Main article: It Bites. It scared the living shit out of me. That was the moment in my life where I went, 'Something's gotta change.
I realized that the alcohol and the drugs were just a symptom. The symptom became a problem, absolutely, but it was still just a symptom. I had to get rid of the symptom to get to the real stuff, which is really a spiritual sickness. They call alcohol 'soul murder,' and that's what it is.
I've learned some incredible things, and I've been walking forward ever since. People might look at me and say that I am successful, but that is just because I try so many different things. Someone once said to me that Americans are not Americans because they are born there, being an American is a state of mind. It is the need to expand and grow, to explore, basically a pioneering spirit I think I have that, the American mindset. People love their idols and I don't play that role, so it's a bit confusing for people to love my music and then find out I'm a horse trainer or whatever.
It's a big mistake to limit yourself to one thing in life. I don't feel fulfilled by just doing music; I have other sides of my nature that I need to express. It's very damaging not to express yourself, so I like to keep my life full and diverse.
That is my history, I am as valid as they are. I love Cumbria , that is where my roots are. I sing about Wasdale and Murphy's pies, because that is part of my history. Elvis Costello , Jools Holland and Chris Rea are all very cool people but I only spent five minutes a day with them, talking about football and dolphins' vulvas. I didn't really understand the importance of that until I started doing them.
For an artist — in fact, for every human being — it's an incredible and fabulous feeling to sense that someone really heard what you said or played During the house concerts there's the intimacy of one man with an acoustic guitar, talking to people about philosophical things. You can't really get into people's souls like that if they've had a pint of beer and are standing screaming at a rock god. So what I do instead is simply play good music. I'm 46 years old and I can't really get into the concept anymore of wanting people to like me.
You have a good gig if your energy successfully pours off the stage and the energy of the audience pours back onto the stage, and you have that oneness in the room, with there being an exchange. But if the audience just sits there and they are not going to come on board and they are not going to contribute to the energy of the evening, there is nothing that I can do. Life, to me, is about growth, it's about where we begin and who we become, and to that end I think my music is very true to me, and to the mood that I am in when I am writing it.
I'm not the most popular artist in the world, but I sing about real things, about issues that people, quite understandably, don't want to deal with.
But I think that is why I keep my fans without doing lots of publicity and promotion, because I sing about things that, if you get it, make a connection.
People draw meaning from what I sing about, and that is powerful. It is a reflection of my soul, which I know isn't to everyone's taste but those that like it really like it. Egremont Today. Archived from the original on 10 July Retrieved 30 November Archived from the original on 8 November Retrieved 6 November Performing Musician magazine.
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