Arts by the Sea Festival

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 in Gigs
Arts by the Sea Festival

On 12 October, along with my fellow Spacedogs and Professor Elemental, I’ll be fulfilling a life-long ambition to play electronica on the end of a pier.  We’re joining forces for the brand new Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth. Book tickets here:  £7 (£6 concs.) or £12 (£10 concs.) for combined ticket with Paper Cinema […]

Plenty of Time for Play

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 in Gigs, Sounds
Plenty of Time for Play

Thanks to all of you who came to see Spacedog and Project Moonbase at Rocket Lolly this weekend. I had a wonderful time, playing theremin and sharing my archive of peculiar vintage science clips. As you can probably tell, I spend a lot of time in the archives, hunting for treasure. We’d love to take […]

Rocket Lolly in Edinburgh (Sunday 15 April)

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in Gigs, Rocket Lolly, Sounds
Rocket Lolly in Edinburgh (Sunday 15 April)

For one night only, Spacedog are taking over the big, BIG screen at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh, and showing vintage infrasonic terrors, smoking robots, mind control experiments, space age fashions, bizarre time and motion studies and other gems from the archives. A feast of scientific and technological curiosities on film, from 1900 to present day, […]

Debut album: Juice for the Baby is here!

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 in Sounds
Debut album: Juice for the Baby is here!

Exciting news: After many years exclusively playing live, my award winning human, theremin and robot band Spacedog have launched our debut album. It’s called Juice for the Baby and you can listen to the whole album, download it or buy a physical CD here. Spacedog creates live music for theremin, vocals, saw, percussion and our […]

New album: Juice for the Baby

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 in Sounds
New album: Juice for the Baby

Exciting news! After several years playing exclusively live, Spacedog are releasing our first album. It’s called Juice for the Baby and it’ll be available as a download and on CD from mid-December 2011. Do come to our gigs at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, on Friday 9 December, and the Horse  Hospital, London, on Wednesday 14 […]

Song for Tommy Cooper @ The Green Man Festival

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Gigs, Sounds
Song for Tommy Cooper @ The Green Man Festival

Spacedog are packing our bags for the Green Man Festival this weekend (19 – 21 August in the Brecon Beacons). And we’ll be adding a new number to our set – a torch song for flawed genius Tommy Cooper. Here’s a sneak preview of the lyrics before we give the song its first public outing on the Solar Stage of Einstein’s Garden, Friday 19 April…

Laika – some happy endings for the space dog

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Miscellaneous, Sounds
Laika – some happy endings for the space dog

Just before I released the Spacedog song For Laika on iTunes, James Burt showed me this wonderful set of comic strips, depicting alternative, happy endings for the dog. Sponsored by Big Planet Comics, they’ve been drawn by Nick Abadzis, creator of the graphic novel, Laika, which tells the story of the dog and her fate. James also wrote his own short story about Laika, after hearing our song…

Spacedog at BAFTA

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 in Gigs
Spacedog at BAFTA

Three photos of Spacedog’s day at BAFTA, where my performance on theremin was enhanced by a gorgeous 60s-style, psychedelic lightshow, created live by artist Julian Hand…

Spacedog to perform at Wired: The Future of Music

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in Gigs
Spacedog to perform at Wired: The Future of Music

WIRED: The Future of Music is an evening of music, sonic inventions and talks, exploring where the music industry may be heading. Following my feature in this month’s Wired magazine, Spacedog will be playing a short set at this event at the Hospital Club, London, 20 July. I’ll report back with news of other performers on the bill – it sounds like an interesting night!

Saw face, not theremin face – I’m in Wired UK (August 2011)

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 in Robots, Sounds
Saw face, not theremin face – I’m in Wired UK (August 2011)

Thanks so much to everyone at Wired UK for putting me in this month’s issue. This article was penned by the marvellous Leila Johnston, author, blogger, comedy writer, editor of Hackers! newspaper and all round interesting lady. Photographer Leon Csernohlavek captured me surrounded by my robot pals, trying to look haughty while playing the saw – never easy…

An homage to the incandescent light

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 in Gigs, Sounds
An homage to the incandescent light

Spacedog are thrilled to be participating in Sonus, an homage to the analogue age and incandescent light for the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. Filmed in a secret location in Chelsea, this short film was devised by Arthertz and filmed by Ridley Scott Associates. It explores many of our shared obsessions with early analogue technology (as outlined in my recent talk Ghost Radio). Here is a preliminary still from the film shoot, showing Spacedog vocalist Jenny Angliss as the medium, channelling ‘the other side’. I’ll be providing some incidental music, composed of theremin, radio static, with Stephen Hiscock on bells…

Televisor awarded Best Music Event of Brighton Festival and Fringe 2011

Posted on Jun 2, 2011 in Gigs
Televisor awarded Best Music Event of Brighton Festival and Fringe 2011

We’re over the moon! Televisor has been awarded Best Music Event of the Brighton Festival and Fringe 2011. Thanks to everyone who put in a good word for us and to the Latest 7 Awards committee for embracing our oddity and backing our act. (Photo: Peter Crisp)…