I ran into Robert Vlim in the street the other day amidst the semi lockdown in Basel and he invited me to play a show at Parterre… naturally (or should that be unnaturally) without audience.
It will stream on 2nd April 2021 at 2030 CET on Parterre’s Facebook page. Hope you can tune in! They are streaming other local artists over these weeks too. Well worth checking.
First gig since this strange time we find ourselves in started. Thank goodness the show goes on….
I‘m playing with Giant Stone Eater in Cargo Bar, Basel. 19th November 2020. Start around 8. Come out. Say hi. I‘ll try not to cough on you.
My Moscow days are probably coming to an end quite soon. It‘s been nearly 2 years. An unexpected stay. Not much music in that time, but that‘s ok. I will probably release a collection of songs within the next two years. There‘s no rush. The world doesn‘t really need it, and I feel I can take my time.
One of the songs on it will probably be some version of this song, „Days“. I hashed together this video using the 1922 film Nosferatu. The song did start out as something about a vampire, although as usual with my songs it morphed into something else during writing. But the Noferatu cuts still fit it ok.
So, I‘m stuck in Moscow now. Living here since 2018 actually, but now unable to leave. I hadn‘t written anything since 2018, but finally I‘ve started the next record. I actually don‘t have so much time to do it. But, I‘ll make the best of the time I have. Hopefully my future me doesn‘t finish the record here. That would be a bad sign.
Tomorrow (Wed 18th Deceember) I’m playing in Basel at the Parterre open mic. Think it kicks off round 8.
They put me down as a bad boy singersongwriter… errrrr….
If you’re in town… come out.
Last Month Giant Stone Eater played in the beautiful Sommercasino in Basel at the record launch of our pals Scratches. A pleasure! The gig went well : good turnout and a cool atmosphere. We played pretty well considering we had hardly any opportunity to practice recently as I’ve been based in Moscow this past year.
And, we had our first review! Woohoo… Disappointingly it was a really bad one. Strangely he thought we only played covers when most of the set was our own songs. Anyway, you can read Micahel Bohli’s report for the online hobbyzine Art Noir here: https://artnoir.ch/bericht-scratches-2019-10-11/
Each to his own.
I totally enjoyed the evening and really enjoy playing with these guys. Thanks Scratches for the invite!
And here’s a couple of videos from the night:
Faith Healer (Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
Over the last two years I was doodling a bit in my cellar in Basel.
Trying to really not care if the music was cliched and a bit cheese-laden, but essentially keeping it heart felt. I have been living in another state of flux. Slightly nomadic. Feeling untethered, for a part of it at least. Perhaps a little lost even.
Then towards the end of last year, I moved to Moscow with 9 unmixed tracks on my disk.
Slowly, very slowly and mainly over headphones I mixed them up. In a small corner of my bedroom.
As always it’s a snapshot of a period in my life.
For a limited time you can grab the free download.
Click on the album below and the free download link is on the album’s page. It’s a zip file with all the tracks.
Enjoy, and as always send me your thoughts.
It’s been a while. And, of course, there have been some changes. So here is the news:
Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band is no more. Tragically, Hanspeter founder member and guitarist died last year. There is no way we can see to continue and have called it a day.
I have an album’s worth of recorded material. I am finding a way to mix, master and release it. But I am living abroad with sporadic trips back to CH just now so it’s tricky: but watch this space!
Giant Stone Eater will play Renee in Basel on 23rd March 2019. Don’t miss it!
It took a bit longer than expected, but the new collection of songs is out. You can grab it from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gordonbell6.
A free track will appear on the page here: https://gordypops.wordpress.com/gordon-bell-the-golden-age-of-nothing-much/
Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m stepping back from a lot of digital activities just now. That means Way Past Bedtime is on ice. So, stay subscribed and you never know…