Mark Radcliffe and Foes
From deepest, darkest Cheshire, land of perpetual twilight, emerge rambling radio roustabout Mark Radcliffe and Foes. As opposed to friends.
With a selection of songs to burn coffins to, these misanthropic minstrels; these downbeat Dee bank dirgesmiths; these glum-pop pall-bearers of bar-room bathos bring tales of loss, regret, ruin, heartbreak and dead dogs. Mark’s previous band The Family Mahone specialised in drinking songs. Now feel the full force of the hangover as the Foes set the morning after the night before to music.
Joining Mark, thanks to a care-in-the-community placement programme, are former Mahones Christopher Lee, the dark prince of double bass and mandolin; and Rusty Mabbutt, still striving to achieve two pin-falls and a submission over the piano accordion. Noted Northwich bowler-hatted bare-knuckle knave Mark Woolley is also on hand to lend lilting low whistle and to hit a box with barely concealed menace.
So, encounter the Foes and an evening of abject misery is guaranteed.
We have the great pleasure in sharing music from Phil Smith who recently contacted us regarding trying to share his music on the blog pages. Since I listened to a couple of his compositions I just can’t help but keep going back to his YouTube pages and listening whilst I merrily work away on my projects. We hope you like the links and keep visiting his pages.
Phil has sent the attached
“It was in 2010 when I discovered my most rewarding hobby – composition. Since then I think I have grown as a composer and have moved from ‘hit-and-miss’ classical pieces to film soundtrack type pieces. I use a piano-roll MIDI editor in Magix Music Maker to compose my works as a graphical score, and then use Sibelius to notate.”
Now this we cannot wait for, awesome art in an awesome setting… who could ask for more 🙂
Tom George is an artist it’s impossible to pigeonhole, as he spreads his talents across music, poetry, journalism and film.
After starting out as a drummer and guitarist in various bands, he has performed extensively as a solo singer-songwriter in the UK, Europe and Africa and released two CDs.
Tom is also well-known on the poetry circuit, having performed around the country and featuring in several poetry anthologies as well as his own collections.
At live gigs, Tom often combines music with poetry, and has continued this approach in one-man shows at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, and performances at Glastonbury Festival and on Channel 4 television.
Tom regularly writes about music and culture for Bido Lito, The Stool Pigeon, getintothis.com and his own magazine, Slacker Sounds.
Tom is next playing at The Free Rock’n’Roll all-dayer at Mello Mello on 27th Oct. Onstage upstairs at 4pm. Hope to see you there.
Definition of Response
1a verbal or written answer 2a reaction to something:
Origin: Middle English: from Old French respons or Latin responsum ‘something offered in return’, neuter past participle of respondere”
Response is an exhibition created for emerging artists in conjunction with the Liverpool Biennial 2012.
‘The Unexpected Guest’.
A collaboration of curators, artists’, writers, filmmakers and creative thinkers.
Subjects of censorship, the unconventional and irrationality are showcased in reaction to the Liverpool Biennial’s ‘Unexpected Guest’. Demanding topics are temporarily predisposed within the city to confront viewers, in relation to their own temporality and residence.
Also curated by Nicola Selsby.
October 18th – October 27th 2012
The Long Night (debate night open to the public)
Independents Liverpool Biennial
Response – A Creative Conversation
October 26th 2012
7.00pm – Till Late
We had the huge pleasure of meeting Tom this week and you just have to be impressed by this multi talented man. Singer,musician,poet and film maker. Tom has a few projects on the go at the moment and we will be sharing these with you very soon. Tom has his own website that can be found on the link below. Thank you Tom for allowing us to share your Video.
Please check link for PDF file below for full details.