London exhibition of Nick Cave photographs by Bleddyn Butcher – September 2014, free entry

cave bleddynBleddyn Butcher is a legendary photographer and there is an exhibition of his Nick Cave shots – for free – at Somerset House in London (4-28 Septmber 2014).  This is promoting the release of Bleddyn’s Nick Cave book…

From September 4th till the 28th, Somerset House in London – United Kingdom will host an exhibition of Nick Cave photographs taken by Bleddyn Butcher.

The exhibition will cover the period of 1981 to 2013 and will also coincide with the release of the the book: A Little History – Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. For all practical information see the official website. The book is available to pre-order on Amazon UK.

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“A Nick Cave concert so riveting, it gets five stars out of four”

nickEvery Nick Cave gig I have been to – and there have been many – feels like this.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, July 31, 2014

How transcendent were Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Thursday night?Let’s put it this way: there are singers who are passive, who prefer to stand behind a microphone and let their voice do all the heavy lifting, and there are singers that work the stage with a touch of athleticism and a strong helping of charm and charisma.

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Andy Anderson interview (drummer with the Cure, the Glove & Brilliant)

andp01Andy Anderson drummed with the Cure during their early transformation from dark to light – he played on the Let’s go to Bed and the Walk singles, plus the Top and Concert: the Cure live LPs.  He also played with the Glove, and with Brilliant – Youth from Killing Joke’s post-KJ project.  Phew!  Here’s an interview with him…

How did you get the gig to join Robert Smith in The Cure?

I was working in a band called Brilliant with Martin Glover from the band Killing Joke at Trident Studios in London, and Chris Parry and Robert Smith came along with a cassette tape and asked me to listen to the tape. They had heard my drumming on previous albums such as the Steve Hillage band, Sham 69’s Jimmy Percy’s solo albums and on Brilliant’s recordings, and asked me if I’ll go for an audition for them.

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