Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Beau pic from the archives...

Unused proof shot from 1969 (©Pete Sanders). A bit too baby-faced, I think...


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Postscript to the Marmalade Radio show... the original version of "The Night Before Trafalgar"...

Last night, Giorgos played the Dandelion Radio Sessions version of  "The Night Before Trafalgar"

Folks who haven't heard it might be interested in the original, from 2012's "Fables & Fa├žades"...




Beau on Marmalade Radio - now on Soundcloud...

If you didn't manage to catch last night's excellent live show on Marmalade Radio (I can't believe anyone missed it, but there might be one or two!), the full programme is now up there on Soundcloud!

Featuring a whole bunch of Dandelion acts - Bridget, MedHead, The Way We Live/Tractor as well as my good self, this is one not to be missed.

Check out the playlist, and enjoy!




Saturday, 16 January 2016

Beau on Marmalade Radio...

Notice something interesting here, folks? More on Monday...

Meanwhile, here's the link...


Sunday, 20 December 2015

"Creation" on WMWM Salem 91.7's KMF show...

Many thanks to Doug Edwards at WMWM Salem 91.7 for including “Creation” in yesterday’s ever-excellent Kaleidoscope Moondrops Falling (KMF) show.

Appreciated, Doug!

Monday, 30 November 2015

"Dust On The Nettles" on YouTube...

An almost complete collection of performances of tracks on Grapefruit Record's excellent "Dust On The Nettles" compilation has appeared on YouTube. "Silence Returns" is in there, weaving its gentle magic! 

Someone's done some hard work...


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Simfonica's "Mother Russia" on YouTube...

Delighted Fruits de Mer Records have posted the video for what The Sunday Experience was pleased to call the frankly immense ‘Mother Russia’”.

Twelve-and-a-half minutes long, “Mother Russia” came out in the summer on the third of the “13th Dream of Dr Sardonicus” festival CDs under my electronica name, Simfonica.

Best experienced on big speakers, on a big screen, and possibly whilst a little hazy of mind…

Enjoy!







Monday, 26 October 2015

"1917 Revolution" on POPCAST 75...

Many thanks to Flat Ed for playing "1917 Revolution" on his POPCAST anniversary tribute show for John Peel.

Appreciated, Ed!

Blast from the past...

Just run across this rather grainy old shot from the early-'80s. Nice twin-neck guitar, though...


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Now you can display all Beau lyrics on Spotify...

Many thanks to Vincas Stepankevicius for taking time and trouble to upload all my lyrics to MusixMatch. Anyone listening to my albums through Spotify on tablet or phone can now see the lyrics displayed. 
Just download the (free) MusixMatch app and follow the guide to adjust your Spotify settings. Simples! 

Enjoy...

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Caught In The Act reviews "Dust On The Nettles"...

Excellent and detailed review by Brian Banks in the latest Caught In The Act of Grapefruit Records' "Dust On The Nettles" extravaganza. 

And thanks for the name-check, Brian!


Record Collector Magazine reviews the vinyl "Creation"...

Rather neat review by Max Bell in September's Record Collector of the vinyl "Creation"

Not too sure about the "Here's one for the teenagers..." though!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Simfonica's "Mother Russia" on eBay - but hurry!

Just spotted this on eBay – ultra-rare and only one day to go! 

It’s a great CD, and if you want to check out what the Sunday Experience called “Simfonica’s frankly immense ‘Mother Russia’”, this is the place to go.

All twelve-and-a-half minutes of it, "Mother Russia" is the only tune I’ve issued under the Simfonica name – so far…



Wednesday, 16 September 2015

"Don't Let Them Take You Away" on Radio Scarborough's Rommelpot...

Many thanks to the excellent Graham Rhodes for playing "Don't Let Them Take You Away" from "Shoeless In The Desert" on his Radio Scarborough Rommelpot show last Friday. 

It's my tune about coronary heart disease. Guaranteed to lift the spirits...


Saturday, 8 August 2015

The Sunday Experience comments on "MoonRock" (from The 13th Dream Of Dr. Sardonicus CD1)...

Following last night's launch of Fruits de Mer's sold out 13th Dream Of Dr. Sardonicus festival in Cardigan, Wales, I'm particularly grateful to The Sunday Experience for including these comments as part of their round-up of things on offer...

"As though that wasn’t enough there’s also the inclusion of three specially cobbled together ‘Dr Sardonicus’ compilations – one for each night of the event. And it's these that we turn our attentive eye and ears to. Featuring friends old and new – CD1 gathers together 20 tracks from a select specially invited roster – included among the grooves unreleased and alternate early versions of cuts by the likes of Soft Hearted Scientists, The Luck of Eden Hall, Us and Them and The Past Tense to name just a few. So where do we start – well unusually and impishly at the end for tucked away at the close sits a previously unreleased cut by Beau dating back to 1981 – a track that will flip wigs – seriously have you ever heard that Midgley man sounding so loose as he does on ‘MoonRock’ – kinda like the classic rolling blues sound trademarked by a young Sun Studios rephrased through a cosmic visor – Clinic and their ilk need to get onto this."
Praise indeed! Enjoy, festival-goers!


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Quick follow-up... 

Elsewhere in the Sunday Experience review (this time of CD3) is a ref to "Simfonica’s frankly immense ‘Mother Russia’ which aside holding the honour of weighing in with the lengthiest cut here also sounds like some greeting visitation from beyond the veil"

I don't think he clocked Simfonica's also yours truly, under a very thick cloak of anonymity...