Just wanted to flesh out some detail to widen the aperture opened by the last post about our album.
"Malcolm Ross played with us in the latter days of The Moodists and early (London lineup) of the Coral Snakes. Previous to that he had played in Postcard Records bands Josef K and Orange Juice"
Malcolm Ross playing in Orange Juice, fellow Postcard Records band but this hit was on Polydor. David McClymont on bass later played in the second version of the Moodists. I learned a lot about songwriting and arranging from their experience.
Clare Moore and Malcolm on a tour the previous year (2016) in Paris.
Malcolm Ross and David McClymont can be seen lurking here in this hit by ABC, The Look Of Love. Apparently they were all staying at the same London hotel and were asked to come along to the shoot for some fun.
Malcolm has worked on several films and here he is glimpsed in the band of musicians playing with Johnny Depp in Chocolat.
Malcolm was in Australia in 2015 and we played some songs at Steve Millers bar, Handsome Steves in Fitzroy. Here he sings his song Heavens Door (playing my Ibanez) with Clare Moore, Stu Thomas and myself.
Georgio Valentino in Hull, photo by Rich Duffy Howard.
Clare Moore and Georgio the previous year in Brussels, where he had been living for a decade or so.
Georgio Valentinos most recent release, BOUND.
Satyros Ironykos - The song Georgio wrote with David McClymont that we recorded in Melbourne in 2016 at Mick Harveys studio. Georgio 'the Dove' Valentino Voice
Patrizia F. Bass guitar
David McClymont Synthesizer, bass guitar
Clare Moore Drums, vibraphone,
Dave Graney 12-string guitar,
Mick Harvey Piano, organ.
Mixed/mastered by Marc Hacquet at the Subsonic in Montpellier, France.
Georgio and Patrizia Finzi (who played on several dates but not the recording)
Georgio places a flower at the grave of the great dandy, Beau Brummell, in Caen, France. I did ask Georgio how he survived growing up in Florida.
Georgio was excited to see this poster. He had recorded a 17 minute homage to Chuck Berry.
Clare Moore setting up at the Betsey Trotwood. Her keyboard on the right, my acoustic and Georgio's bass on the left.
Triumphant pose outside the Betsey Trotwood in London after our last of three shows. Photo Dave Western.