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Had an appointment with the band and was allowed to be present at their sound checks. “Happy as a kid in a candy store”, was your little “cheeserocka”….and to be witness of this !
( although I had the same experience last year after Hawklords first EU tour since a little more than 25 years in Holland and Belgium….)
Specially as the “curiousity” concerned the first time the new Hawklords album was to be played before a (paying) live audience. So no “old shop” at all to put it Dickensonian….
Most curious I was, how the new songs would sound. And I was not to be disappointed; most positively amazed actually about the first soundcheck (and new) song “we are one”: it blew me out of my shoes as they started the check first with guitar, bass, drums, Ron Tree joining in singing after a minute or two.
And it was pure rock ‘n roll, very good rock in the best sence of the word!
but not for long as Harvey (“terrorist” and “Maggie’s lover ” Bainbridge☺☺☺) had his synths & keyboard ready to join… and took it all to a higher level.
Great is was indeed and most promising for the concert!
Specially as the synths & keyboard version will be the one you lads and lassies will hear. Masters of the Universe followed and in an empty ( no crowd) room, giving the name “flying Dutchman”a new meaning….
And no, neither alcohol nor drugs were running around my brain….!!!
Two more short songs followed to please the guy behind the PA and all was well and bloody well ( excuez le mot), I dare say !
Time for some talk & greetings in which Ron Tree and Jerry Richards kindly explained me how the ideas and their own interests and ideas in and about music, society, environment and poetry converged beautifully together, transformed or better transcended in a mutual creative cooperation of all the band members together into this new excellent album.
All was set for a good night out… or as Blue Öyster Cult .. who had the pleasure of the helping hand by a great writer (Elric saga)…
London’s Michael Moorcock (The Chronicle of the Black Sword DVD and Warrior on the Edge of Time LP) in the past, would say..ready for “Some Enchanted Evening”
It was most certainly a most enchanting evening, even more than that !
As for the astounding sounds of the Hawklords, my description lifted a little bit of the curtain of which goodies to expect.
And indeed… a lot of goodies it was, and how beautiful, fine en eye (and ear) opening!
A combination of old and most popular by the fans material (obviously as no fan would like, want, accept to be without it…), songs from their new album in which the latter songs were a true warm bath and most pleasant surprise in a new dimension of “spacerock”. If we are allowed to call Hawklord’s music from the new album as such! Like Micheal Moorcock’s “eternal champion saga” transgressed and took us into plural multiverses through protagonists Hawkmoon, Elric, von Bek and yet being one and the same, this is also applicalbe for the present Hawklords and their new album.
After their 1978 first and only album “25 years on” this is again (just like in 1978) a 100% proof that they have taken us again 25 years on (which utterly up to the point was the last song of the gig, not counting the encore) taking us 25 years on as they evolved from the “traditional” sound and songs and took ti all to a new level.
Poetry and passion, yet occasionally “punky-ish”, still heavy and spacy, with lyrics that relate muchbetter and more to our present day lifes.
Be it in our own micro cosmos ( personal life) or a wider perspective (the earth we live on and all its threaths and potential future).
“Chapeau” is the acurate and to the point french word which comes first to my mind! and Indeed I bow with respect for this beautiful piece, which will also please my 18 year old daughter and her generation very much. Honors given where honors are due as not many bands ( specially looking at the age of the members have the mindset and agility to thread on such new paths with such energy and resulting / providing such quality as well!) .
What is there more to say about the concert…?
Well… it goes without saying that the well known songs were performed as one could expect it; outstanding and driving the audience to happiness.
The new songs were greeted with more than sympathy and immediately incorporated (also by the high quality of performance) by the crowd as new future “classics”. Jolly good show and Englishman would say.
No need to talk about the way they played the instruments as that is of course excellently done !
A special word nevertheless on Ron Tree and his performance; the absence of Nik was not at all negatively perceived, neither by the crowd nor by me (being an almost 40 year follower of the band ) as Mr. Ron Tree (in the tradition of former lead singers, moreover their performances such as the Mr. “Space Ritual” Turner and Poet Mr. Calvert) did fill and take over the stage after a nice start into a wonderful show and made it an performance to enjoy. Also for “newbees” to their music.
He grew by each song ending the concert in a great climax.
“I am the Wind” is a most interesting poetic song, for the elder ones one amongst usI could say in the style of sonic attack, 10 seconds of forever or Calvert’s “co pilot of spaceship Earth, for the less older ones in the style of activism and poetry punk poetry of late 70ies and 80ies, and for the younger ones poetry slammish.
Whatever… it is an excellent declamation when done by the one and only Mr Ron Tree in his alter ego of the song!
Nice to see where in the past mini moogs, moogs, mellotrons and synths did the job, Ron Tree used only one small apparatus to do the trick.
Releaving “the Squire” of some work and letting him concentrate on giving us the full Monty, as Hawklord Harvey always does…
So then over to the set list : Earth Calling, We are One, Aerospace Inferno, Ancietn Ones, Master of the Universe, Spark in the Dark, Dreamworker, the Mothership, PSI Power, Time Split Vision, Uncle Sam’s on Mars, Wake Up, Robot, Digital Age, I am the Wind , Spirit of the Age, Flight, Brainstorm, 25 Years on.
Truly I can highly recommend you to go to Hawklords’ concert and convince yourself … see where you’re at and know what I mean….the ( most welcome) spirit of the ( or in this case a ) new age…of Hawklords !
This was your captain speaking….you’re captain is…..
21. September 2012
Hawklords upcoming UK tour dates!
World-wide rolling release from the 24th in the UK (USA 25th)
We Are One: as different to that which preceded it, to that which follows…
The album, both CD and vinyl formats, will be available on the forthcoming European & UK Tour dates
Press release: Hawklords We Are One Tour 2012
Hawklords hit the road with their first studio album for 34 years.
Comprising all brand new material, the album features key former Hawkwind personnel: the legendary synth man Harvey Bainbridge, keyboard wizard Steve Swindells, the rocking guitar of Jerry Richards, punk poet Ron Tree on vocals, the barnstorming bass of Adrian Shaw, plus Dave Pearce from The Bevis Frond on drums.
The band will be performing new and classic material down the ages – 2 hour set with digital light show by Big Dave’s Lighthouse.
New album “We Are One” is released in the UK on September 24th and in the USA from 25th September, 2012.
The European & UK Tour 2012 kicks off in Belgium, at The Spirit of 66 on September 18th and culminates in a concert promoted by AGMP at the prestigious Islington Assembly Halls, London, on Friday 9th November.
We Are One Tour 2012 – Hawklords line-up:
Harvey Bainbridge: Synthesizer & Vocals – original member of Hawklords 1978 line-up and long serving member and writer with Hawkwind 1977 – 1993.
Dave Pearce: Drums – session player and most recent addition to The Hawklords line-up.
Jerry Richards: Guitar & Vocals – veteran of the UK free festival scene of the 1980’s, lead guitarist, writer and producer with Hawkwind, 90’s to Noughties.
Adrian Shaw: Bass & Vocals – bassist and writer with Hawkwind for the classic Quark, Strangeness & Charm and PXR5 albums 1975 – 1977.
Ron Tree: Lead vocal, Oscillators and Swazzle – survivor of the 1980’s UK free festival scene and lead vocalist, bassist and writer with Hawkwind, 90’s to Noughties.
Tour Update 04.10.2012
Well, the Hawklords grand tour(ette) of mainland Europe went surprisingly well, for a bunch of washed-up, no good, has beens…
Featuring Harvey Bainbridge, Dave Pearce, Jerry Richards, Adrian Shaw and Ron Tree, the band played a mixture of brand new songs from the We Are One album (which was released, world-wide on September 24th) alongside a heady selection of classic Hawk material down the ages to rapt audiences in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
The material was extremely well received by those who made it to the shows and Big Dave Johnson’s lightshow definitely razed a few heads! (including the bands’)
Many thanks to the Red Rock Management team, Ritchie Koning and Netti, who put the dates together.
Hats off, guys.
Set list was as follows:
WE ARE ONE
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
SPARK IN THE DARK
TIME SPLIT VISION
UNCLE SAM’S ON MARS
I AM THE WIND
SPIRIT OF THE AGE
25 YEARS ON
Approx 2 to 2 and a half hour sets every night!
The UK leg of the tour begins at The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton on Wednesday 10th October.
The Hawklords very much hope to see you there, shaking your booty and not being square….
See you on the road in October and November around the UK!
That’s all for now
Best, The Lab Tech
WE ARE ONE – Video:
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Ihre ungleichen musikalischen Vorleben sind untrennbar miteinander verbunden. Es knarzt, kracht und wummert zu den pragmatisch konzipierten Texten. Dem kompakten Sound aus dem elektronischen Wunschmaschinenpark wird stellenweise ein hämmerndes Schlagzeug zugefüttert. Der unverkennbare, komplexe Elektro-Sound von TIGERJUNGE entsteht. weiter lesen
Ray Gibson is releasing his debut album, “Fishing Muddy Puddles”. Recorded with Producer Tom Krimi in Berlin, the album is being mixed and mastered now and will be ready to share with media partners in December 2011.
We are looking for a publishing company to support the Spring 2012 release and tour. The album will be released digitally and physically and fully supported by a professional Promotions agency from Berlin.
Ray’s songs stand on their lyrics, and his unique voice. Described equally as a tenor and as a baritone, Ray’s vocal range and warmth delivers his songs to your head and heart. His melodies are catchy, but no-one would describe this music as pop. His guitar work is intimate, but not always slow or quiet!
The mood is melancholic and moody, but Ray is always careful to include a sense of hope in his work. His defining style is set in songs like
Modern Earth, Supersonic Morning, and Grief.
Ray is a professional artist. Born in the UK, he relocated to Prague in 1999 and then to his new home in Berlin in 2009 where he writes music and paints.
He plays LIVE alone with guitar, and also as a 3-piece band with cello and percussion/drums.
Schedules and Partners:
• Video single and album release: Spring 2012
• Tour: DE, AU, CH, UK, Holland
• TV/Radio/Internet/Print PR and Promotions: “Snowhite”, Berlin, contact Grant Box, www.snowhite.de/promotion/
• Management and Booking: “Red Rock Management”, contact Ritchie Koning www.redrock-management.de/team
First Album Mixes!
The 3 album singles – Modern Earth, Red Ribbon and Supersonic Morning – have just been mixed with Producer Tom Krimi.
Adding all the live instruments made a huge difference to the mix, replacing all the plug-ins used in the demos. Many thanks go to: Mr Hirata – French Horn / Helen Bauerfeld – Violin / Martin Knoerzer – Cello / Alex Cool – Double Bass / Ingo keymaster – Harpsichord / Steffen – Trumpet / Jan – Clarinet Michael Weilacher – Percussion
Note, if publishers or others from the music bizz would like to download the files, they just have to send an email for a password request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Earth is the first single and the first track of the album. The lyrics are a melancholy tale of dissatisfaction with the status of things. They were written at Ray’s lowest point in 2010, with no cash, ill health and few prospects while the world seemed to be advancing into more and more war fronts all over the place and the full effects of the economic crash of 2008 were beginning to show. The melotrome is a characteristic sound in this recording, with pizzicato cello, and French horns joining the last screaming choruses. Work has just begun on the video shoot in Berlin, with Director Pedro Malacas…
Red Ribbon takes these themes to a fictional setting – a couple falling in love just before World War II starts. We follow the main character – a gardener – from home, across the landing beaches and into muddy and cold Western Europe as the war begins to rage. His only grip on reality and hope is the memory of his girl back home, and the ribbon she wore in her hair when they first met. In recording, the guitar was gradually replaced by a chamber orchestral arrangement, with cello playing the second voice on the track. Live harpsichord sets the pace and rhythm of the song, and also put the sound of the production nicely in the past…
At the end of the album, Supersonic Morning is a reward for listening to some quite tough stories already. It is about waking up dead, in space with your favorite rock stars – Elvis, George Harrison and John Lennon. It is a pure celebration of life, the Universe and everything. This track includes a lot of loud instruments and big marching band bass drums, the moog voyager, a victory trumpet and a full choir of friends for the last choruses. No compromises were made in production, and no consideration taken of how the track should be played LIVE. This song has been tried and tested in concerts already as a live trio of percussion, guitar and vocal and glock… everyone always joined in to clap along to the choruses:
“Find me out on an asteroid performing, Talking whalebirds and clapping shiny hands (clap, clap!), I am born on a Supersonic Morning, Tonight, I stand !!!”.
Seit 12 Jahren schreibt Daniel Schulz engagierte deutsche Texte, die in Klarheit und Leidenschaft ihres Gleichen suchen. In den 4 Jahren, in denen der charismatische Singer/Songrocker mit den Seinen durch die Republik tourt hat er u.a. als Toursupport für Eric Fish & Friends, Keith Caputo und Coppelius gespielt.
Viele Songs des Künstlers mit der einzigartigen Stimme, handeln von sozialer Ungerechtigkeit oder Korruption und machen Mut, alleine, weil sie ansprechen, was wir insgeheim eigentlich wissen, aber nicht zu denken wagen. Sie zeigen uns: “Wir sind nicht allein” und “Die wahren Asis sind die da oben”, um einige Songtitel zu nennen, und dass wir sehr wohl etwas ändern können, wenn wir zusammenhalten.
Der Schulz klingt kämpferisch, provokant und nach Revolution. Seine Lieder und Texte gehen direkt ins Ohr und Herz, und sind der perfekte Soundtrack zur erneut aufkeimenden Unzufriedenheit gegenüber einer allzu habgierigen Obrigkeit.
Mit einem verschworenen Kreis aus Freunden und Musikern, wie z.B. Cellist “b.deutung” (u.a. The Inchtabokatables und Deine Lakaien) und Ricci Pappik von “Element of Crime” geht Schulz seinen eigenen Weg, fernab profitorientierter Pfade der Musikindustrie, ohne sich selbst dabei zu ernst zu nehmen. Selbstironisch, witzig und respekt- aber nie niveaulos geht es in den Konzerten der gestandenen Musiker auch zwischen den Liedern zu.
Frei nach dem Credo: “Trotz des Wahnsinns lächelnd zu reisen, das ist die Kunst auf die wir verweisen”.
Wort, Gesang und Gitarre – Der Schulz
Cello – b.deutung
Gitarre – Dr. Hagen
Bass – Simon Unterberg
Percussion – Richard Pappik
02.11. – Rostock / Bunker
03.11. – Leipzig / KUB Galerie
04.11. – Miltenberg / Beavers
05.11. – Hamburg / Rock´n´Roll Warehouse / Liederbelebt Festival
08.11. – Königs Wusterhausen / Bürgerhaus
11.11. – Osterode / Zum Schwarzen Bären
14.11. – Mainz / Hafeneck
15.11. – Neuss / Hamtorkrug
17.11. – Magdeburg / Festung Mark
18.11. – Berlin / TheArter-Galerie
19.11. – Monschau / Brandenburgseck
More information and dates :
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(ex. HAWKWIND) European Tour 2011
this is going to be, the Space-Rock adventure of the year!
Fronted with flamboyant charisma by Hawkwind founder-member Nik Turner and ex-Hawkwind vocalist Ron Tree, the band is dramatically driven by the cream of ex-Hawkwind members - Dan Thomson, Ade Shaw, Alan Davey and Jerry Richards, with a widescreen wall of keyboard sounds provided by original Hawklords members Harvey Bainbridge and Steve Swindells.
This is a return to the true spirit of the Hawk, spectacular laser and digital projector lightshow inclusive in a two hour show. Presenting the Barney Bubbles Memorial Benefit Concert DVD, that was released last Friday February 18th.
Angeführt durch die extravagante Ausstrahlung des Hawkwind Gründungsmitglieds und Frontsängers Nik Turner und Ex- Hawkwind Sänger Ron Tree, wird die Band von der Creme de la Creme der Ex-Hawkwind Mitglieder begleitet – Dan Thomson, Ade Shaw, Alan Davey und Jerry Richards, geschmückt mit einer breiten Wand aus Keyboard-Sounds durch die Original Hawklords Mitglieder Harvey Bainbridge und Steve Swindells.
Dies ist die Rückkehr zum wahren Geist der HAWKs, spektakuläre Laser-inklusive digitaler Projektor Lightshow sind fester Bestandteile dieser zweistündigen Show.
Noch dazu präsentieren Hawk die Barney Bubbles Memorial Benefizkonzert DVD, die am vergangenen Freitag den 18. Februar veröffentlicht wurde.
Prepare for SONIC ATTACK!
Be there, or be square…triangle…wave…circle…
main support by illuminatus except *
08.09 – BE – Verviers, Spirit of 66
09.09 – NL – Vlissingen, de Piek
10.09 – offday
11.09 – NL – Den Bosch, W2
12.09 – DE – Würzburg, Jugendkulturhaus Cairo*
13.09 – DE – Weinheim, Cafe Central
14.09 – DE – Siegen, Vortex
15.09 – DE – Jena, Rosenkeller
16.09 – DE – Berlin, Biesdorfer Parkbühne
Steve Swindells – Keyboards
Harvey Bainbridge – Synths
Adrian Shaw – Bass
Nik Turner – Sax/Flute/Vocals
Meurig Griffiths – Drums
Jerry Richards – Guitar
Ron Tree – Vocals
DVD web trailer on-line here:
mit “b.deutung” und Richard Pappik
“Die wahren Asis seid ihr da oben” wird es wieder aus den Konzertsälen schallen, denn der Singer und Songrevolutzer “Der Schulz” tourt durch die Republik. Die viel zitierte Protesthymne, die laut Matias Boem vom NDR-Info “eigentlich nach jeder Nachrichtensendung laufen müsste”, spricht vielen Menschen aus der Seele und bringt Deutschland lt. den Kieler Nachrichten “ungeschönt auf den Punkt”.
Im Gepäck hat der charismatische Musiker mit der ausdrucksstarken Stimme sein aktuelles Album “Es wird passieren”, über das die “MagaScene” schreibt:
“Die Zeit ist reif für ein so intimes, gefühlvolles, aber auch anklagendes Singer-Songwriter-Album wie dieses Debüt-Werk von Daniel Schulz. In Zeiten von Krieg, Krise, Hartz IV und Habsucht sollte statt der Neujahrsansprache der Kanzlerin ein Song wie “Die wahren Asis” gesendet werden; in Zeiten zunehmender sozialer Kälte zeigen “Liebe Sünde” oder “Wenn Du Sonne siehst”, wie das Leben auch sein kann – und sein sollte. Großartiges Album!”
Mit ihm auf Tour: Ausnahme-Cellist “b.deutung” (u.a. Inchtabokatables, Deine Lakaien, Eric Fish & Friends) Richard Pappik von “Element of Crime” (Percussions), “The Fritzi” (Bass) und Gitarrist “Dr. Hagen”. Mit diesem Kreis verbündeter Musiker und Freunde im Rücken, wird er in gewohnt unbekümmerter Art durch das Programm führen und man wird sich nie richtig sicher sein können, was als nächstes auf der Bühne passiert, denn hier wird Musik noch im ursprünglichen Sinne begriffen: spontan, aus dem Bauch, handgemacht und absolut publikumsnah!
Man nimmt ihm jedes Wort ab. Man merkt: Dieser Mann hat etwas zu sagen und man hört ihm gerne zu!
- rockszene.de / 08 -
Mit ehrlichen Songs, einer Priese kontrolliertem Zorn und viel Können macht Daniel Schulz Musik, die so wenig radiokompatibel ist, dass der Genießer sie lieben muss. Mit aussagekräftigen Texten, sagt Schulz, was er denkt und singt, was er meint!
–-Schädelspalter / Jan.09 -
Wie er Leidenschaft und Emotionen in seinen Songs rüberbringt ist schon fantastisch. Ein Klanggerüst, welches einem eine Gänsehaut beschert. Aber das Beste ist die Stimme…
- HM-Breakdown/Mai 08 -
Es riecht hier verdammt nach musikalischer Rebellion.
- rockszene.de / Mai 07 -
Wohlklingende Melodien, harmonischer Einsatz der Instrumente und eine beklagende, sehnsuchtsvolle und fordernde Stimme…
- Medienkonverter/März 08 -
gänzlich frei vom Geschmack kompromittierter Selbstzensur. Stimmlich gewaltig und mit gut dosierter Wut schlägt er seine Texte dem Hörer nur so um die Ohren.
- Diggla/Apr.07 -
Daniel Schulz und seine Jungs verdienen einfach den Status der Platte des Monats. Das neue Album ist ein halbakustisches Meisterwerk. Sowohl auf CD als auch Live wirklich absolut sehens- und hörenswert!
- Nachtlichter / Dez.09 -
vergangene Tourdates :
Tourdates mit ” b.deutung” und Richard Pappik 2011 :
weitere Der Schulz Termine 2011 :
18.03.2011 Der Schulz + SCHOCK unplugged - Sumpfblume Hameln
19.03.2011 Der Schulz + SCHOCK unplugged + Silberschauer – Berlin, the Arter Gallery
20.03.2011 Der Schulz + SCHOCK unplugged – KUFA Mühlhausen