Wow the last couple of months have just flown by and now Easter is upon us, the sun is starting to shine and we look forward to playing some great festival gigs before too long. Our gigs are all listed on this site if you want to find out exactly where we are going to be and when.
We’ve played some fantastic gigs recently and have thoroughly enjoyed playing at new venues and meeting new people as well as reconnecting with those of you who come to see us regularly.
We were thrilled to play at Weston Super Mare’s new venue The Reaper Bar. Built on the site of the old Tropicana on the beach at Weston, the Reaper Bar has become the place to go for live music in WSM. Thanks to the hard work of Mark Whitehouse in publicising the gig so well, we played to a sell-out audience of over 800 people. The atmosphere was amazing and playing to a crowd that went on for as far as the eye could see will stay with us for a very long time. We hope very much to play a return gig later this year.
Another first for us was playing at Yesterday Once More’s 80s weekend at Unity Farm in Brean. A fantastic weekend for likeminded music lovers. Acts such as Dr and the Medics, Bucks Fizz and Clare Grogan from Altered Images were interspersed with superb quality covers acts and fabulous DJs playing tunes from every aspect of the 1980s. An amazing feat of organisation thanks to the hard work of Kelvin Ford and his team. A wonderfully friendly atmosphere, accommodation top notch and to cap it all the sun shone too. We are thrilled to have been booked to play again next year with Toyah and China Crisis on the bill as well as some of the great bands we met this year. People were already booking again for next year while we were there so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
If you been to any of our recent live shows you will undoubtedly have heard Nic explain how Retro Electro came to have Walkman in the band. This story has captured everyone’s imagination so the robot himself now has his very own page on the website where he tells his story. Following on from this, the band and Walkman have re-enacted the now legendary story in a video set to an excellent piece of 80s electronic music written by our very own Aly. If you haven’t seen it, take a look. Filmed in Blakeney theatre in Weston Super Mare, the band had great fun making the video. A massive thank you to Rob Ellis for the camerawork.
Just one day until our sell-out gig at the Tunnels on 22nd April and the excitement is mounting. We always sell all tickets for this gig but it was a record 8 weeks before the event that all tickets had gone. Thank you for helping that to be the case. Looking forward to playing and catching up with everyone. Fancy dress is optional but we have some prizes for those of you in your finest 80s clobber so embrace your inner 80s and let’s make it a sea of day-glo. Can’t wait!!