10.14.16 Livewire, Scottsdale, AZ
I was recently asked by a fan at one of our shows about how the song that we are best known for, The Promise came about. I’m sure I’ve written about how the song was written before, but in light of recent events, and to set the record straight, I will reveal the true and only account.
After all I was there.
The song was written at a small studio located at the back of original member, Clive Farrington’s parents house. It was a simple setup. An Emulator drum machine, Roland SH 101 bass synth with a primitive sequencer and a couple of synths whose brand I can’t recall . At the time I wrote all the music for the band and used to work on ideas in the studio after my day job. One night I started to work on an idea after I found a drum pattern that had been programmed a few days earlier. I programmed a bass sequence into the SH 101 and then began working around the chord progression and a melody. At some point that evening Clive Farrington joined me and liked what he heard. He recorded the vocals over the track and it was basically finished. Nearly all of the original lyrics and melodies made it onto the record. We did re-demo the song later and it was then that I wrote the piano intro. Andrew Mann wrote the lyrics for the second verse and when we recorded the final version in the studio, it was almost identical to the second demo. Our producer on the album, Ben Rogan, had us record an organic version with a 20 plus piece orchestra, but it lacked the vibe of the demo so, to Ben’s eternal credit, he agreed that we should re-record the demo version and that is the version that became the hit.
I guess the message is, if it works, don’t mess with it.
10.14.16 SCOTTSDALE, AZ LIVEWIRE
FALL SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH REAL LIFE AND BOW WOW WOW:
10.28.16 BOGOTA, COLUMBIA TBA
10.29.16 LIMA, PERU TBA
10.31.16 SANTIAGO, CHILE TBA
11.02.16 BUENOS AIRES, ARGEN. TBA
11.03.16 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY TBA
11.05.16 ASUNCION, PARAGUAY TBA
Our show at the Rose in Pasadena this Saturday has been moved to the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets for the Rose will be honored and all original show details remain the same.
Very excited to announce two shows at the House Of Blues:
May 13th Anaheim
May 28th San Diego
01.23.16 BIG BEAR LAKE,CA THE CAVE
01.28.16 LONG BEACH, CA GASLAMP
03.26.16 PASADENA, CA THE ROSE***NEW***
Please support our friends at Inner Edge Music and thanks to Jason for a great interview
Saturday, March 26, 2016 – 8:oo pm
When In Rome II
w/Bow Wow Wow, Missing Persons and Trans X!
This is at a brand new venue that’s opening in Pasadena called The Rose @ 245 E. Green St. The Rose is opening in February and occupies a large space in the back of the Paseo Colorado shopping center (1300-capacity, 39,000 Sq Ft). See this post for info about this new venue, that is hosting lots of big artists from 80s and 90s!