Set your mobile phones to tremble and your inboxes to vigilant because here comes the Rebekah Brooks-esque swagger of the not-quite monthly Mick Terry newsletter! News, views and och aye da noos on all things going up, down and around here at Terry Towers.
Got live if you want it
Yes, indeed, I have, not 1, but, 2 shows this month, so go ahead and fill yer boots!
First up, the Super Stereo Sessions continues on Thursday 19th November and I’m thrilled to have my lovely friend Rosalie Deighton joining me on stage. When she’s not enthusing about the virtues of her chocolate guinness cake, she’s either laying down her sultry Emmylou style vocals as one half of Balsamo/Deighton or flying solo in support of her latest LP “Burning Boat”. She also has the kookiest, wackiest and most bizarre social life I have ever known. The fact that I once bought her a T shirt that had the words “Meat Saving Lady” printed on it only just scratches the surface. She also once called me “wordy”. I like Rosie a lot!
Also joining us will be the magnificent Simon Stanley Ward. Normally found beneath the wide brim of an extremely cool looking hat, Simon is the real deal. Our paths have crossed a few times over the years, but, we’ve never quite managed to play a show together, so I’m really looking forward to this one. He also has a double barrelled surname and you all know what that means right? Yup, that’s right, he’s a professional!
Next up on Friday 27th November is a show outside of the smoke (Steady ~ Travel Ed.). Yes, I am heading to the Far East, well Leigh-on-Sea to be honest, but, that’s basically the equivalent of a 20 date tour for me. I’ll be opening up the proceedings for my good friend and Nicest Man in Rock, Matthew Boulter who, along with Neil McSweeney and Lucy Farrell, will be launching their new EP “Lulu the Bear and Other Songs” at a superb little intimate venue called The Fisherman’s Chapel. Tickets going fast for this one, so get in quick.
Venue info/dates/times/ticket info can all be found as usual over at the “Shows” page on my website www.mickterry.co.uk
New album update
Well……in lieu of a real update, click here for a sneaky peek at one of the new tracks called”Pop’s a Dirty Word”. Enjoy!
So, there you have it. November: Just like October, but, with added fireworks.
“Sal, we gotta go and never stop till we get there’
‘Where we going, man’
‘I don’t know, but, we gotta go”
Peas and fluff,
Mick xRead More
Guess who’s back to trouble the spam filter on your preferred email client of choice? Yes, that’s right, I’m gonna party like it’s 2014, so step away from the delete key and behold the return of the monthly Mick Terry newsletter!
A tartan clad Tony Hadley once bellowed “Questions, questions, give me no answers”. Well, I’m here to buck that trend and provide an answer to the most burning question on everyone’s lips: “Have you finished that bloody 2nd album yet”. To which I can now strut like a peacock and confidently reply “Yes Sir, I damn well have……almost” Seriously though, we have already finished mixing the first track and it’s an absolute firecracker. The remaining tracks are bound for the mixing desk within the next month and then that sucker is gonna be mastered and ready to invade tens, or perhaps even scores of personal listening devices across the globe. I know it’s been a long time coming, but, I hope you will all agree that it’s been worth the wait.
Along with my good pal (and Producer of the Grown Ups) Mick Wilson, I have launched a new live music night called the Super Stereo Sessions, held every 3rd Thursday of the month at the wonderful Wanstead Tap. We have some great artists lined up to join us over the next few months, kicking off on September 17th with the superb talent of Alex Lipinski . It’s an austerity-friendly £5 to get in and you can purchase tickets in advance right here.
So that’s September sorted then. See you in the funny papers.
“You’re dialling in the Radio,
poised above the play and record,
Tuned into Caroline and biting on
the earphone cord”
Peas and Fluff,
The Super Stereo Sessions returns once more for another great evening of top drawer live music in the cooler than cool surroundings of the Wanstead Tap on Thursday 20th August. This month’s installment sees a rare solo appearance from my good friend Henrik. Although you can normally find him playing with the mighty Grant Nicholas of Feeder, he’s an actor and a damn fine solo artist too! I once kidnapped him for 3 days and made him play Bass on my new record, but, that’s a completely different story and my lawyers assure me that the extradition order is wholly without merit. The mercurial Mick Wilson from 10cc will also be putting his golden larynx through another thorough workout and I will attempt to wean myself further away from the crutch that is “open E guitar tuning”, whilst regaling the audience with more tales of low-self esteem and lyrical OCD. Last month’s show was a proper belter, so make sure to get your tickets early. Tickets are available from the Wanstead Tap here, doors open at 7:30pm and we guarantee that all of our microphones are Kanye approved.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the left or the right because we cater for everyone at the Super Stereo Sessions. I’ll be kicking off this brand new Singer/Songwriter night along with the a couple of my musical buddies in the shape of the wonderful Mick Wilson from 10cc and the multi-instrumentalist maestro Matthew Boulter from the Lucky Strikes. This monthly event, held at the uber cool Wanstead Tap (who stock over 100 of the finest beers available on the market) promises to be an absolute cracker and the acts lined up for the forthcoming shows are truly top drawer stuff. Tickets are available from the Wanstead Tap here, doors open at 7:30pm and it’s only a fiver to get in. In your face austerity measures!
Happy New Year Folks!
Yes, Yes, I know, long time, no type. So, to make up for my shockingly poor, and, some say, downright tardy lack of interwebular presence, I thought I’d share the little interview that I did recently with those splendid people over at that bastion of good musical taste, Real Gone.
Yes, humble reader, it’s all there in black and white and as plain as the I suppose on your boat race. “Gasp at the acrimonious band break ups”……”fill your voyeuristic boots with bitter ex-wives testimonies”……”nod your head sagely at the tales from rehab” and “look on in awe at the majesty that is the Derek Nimmo concept LP” are just some of tag lines that may or may not apply to the content of this fine piece of rock journalism. Anyhoo, it was great to spend an afternoon shooting the breeze with those guys and I had a lot of fun revisiting the making of The Grown Ups. You can read the interview in full right here: Awake & Dreaming.
I’m back treading the boards this month on Saturday 31st in support of those fine purveyors of clever pop, The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. I’ll be heading to the Far East, well, alright, it’s actually The Soundhouse in Colchester, but, seeing as it’s not on the Central Line, I’ll pack the traveller’s cheques just in case!
And if you need a double shot, then I’ll be sharing the stage again with my good pals and “Tall Men of Rock”, Jinder and Peter James Millson at the Green Note in Camden on February 19th. For those of you watching in black and white, I’ll be the vertically challenged one……As ever, show times, venue info, tickets, etc can be found in the “Shows” section.
January moment of Zen
Here’s my long, lost producer, Jim Boggia, lost in France (sans Bonnie Tyler) and if there’s a more heartfelt tribute to Ian “Mac” McLagan, then I’ve yet to see it.
RIP Mac xxx
Peas and fluff,