Friday 13 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

On Tuesday the 17th of December readers of The Rebel gathered in the Grosvenor pub (which is less than 10 minutes from Tate Britain or Pimlico tube) to celebrate Christmas and to celebrate the launch of "The Roar From Behind" CD by Piper's Son (our album of the year). The first 50 people who arrived received a charming hand made Xmas card.
There was a short but sweet unplugged set from Thom Driver's Piper's Son
followed by a bit of a Christmas sing song with a few special guests: Micko Westmoreland, Mikey Georgeson, Andrew Petrie, Derek Jordan and Gerard Aza!
Above: Edward Todd)
Above: Uliana
Above: Bongo Man Jared dons party headgear
Above: G-reg and Ms Fong
Above: Peter and Micko say Cheers!
Above: Ms Cook
Above: Happy reading
Above: Mr Harris
Above: Ms Gervay
Above: Mikey Magic
Above: Gerard

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Neil Innes meets Micko Westmoreland

Bonzo Dog Band legend Neil Innes came to North London yesterday to meet producer/arranger Micko Westmoreland and hear the latest mix of "RIO"
"Rio" was originally a hit by Ex Monkee Mike Nesmith. Neil's new version which features The Values and various guest musicians is sounding great. There's still a bit of tweaking to do and then Team Beswick and Pye will make a full length You Tube film to go with it by June. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France, and Germany.
Above: "I only want to be with Uke"
Above: Neil adds a bit of piano
Above: Micko looks worried
Above: Neil and er... Lambchop

Horace Panter Live in London (28/11/2013)

Last week I saw "Horace Panter's Uptown Ska Collective" live at The 229 Club and took some terrible photos...
Horace in London
Above: Simmerdown
Above: Flute
Above: Guest singer: Joycelin Harris
Above: Horace fans
Bassist with the Specials for 35 years, Horace Panter a.k.a. Sir Horace Gentleman introduces his new project tonight, Uptown Ska Collective. An all star line up joins him onstage to perform classic Ska & Blue Beat tracks along with new material. "I have wanted a band like this for years" says Horace, "the guys I am using are all seasoned musicians; they all know one another so the musical rapport is amazing and, like me, they live and breathe this stuff." Horace Panter - Bass ( The Specials ) Dave Anderson - Drums ( The South ) Nikolaj Torp Larson - Keyboards ( The Specials ) Stan Samuels - Guitar ( Pressure Tenants ) Tim Smart - Trombone ( The Specials ) Jonathan Read - Trumpet ( The Specials ) Drew Stansall - Tenor Saxophone ( The Paradimes ) Tony Looby - Alto Saxophone ( Pressure Tenants )