Monday, 23 November 2015

Thank you from the RMC

Dear Pranksters, non-gangsters, peeps, dreads and indeed Rastas, multitudinous thank yous to all who attended the RMC gig at the Fiddler’s Elbow this Saturday gone. Thanks also to the people who couldn’t attend but wished to attend. We talked about you kindly in the smoking zone, surrounded by patchwork pop art graffiti caricatures and an ever-slowly-descending cluster of drooping bags of rainwater; we jested that such bags contained piranhas – but it wasn’t true.
The gig itself was rather phat – to coin a Byron Belle Sacha phrase - despite the fact that Tom left his pedals in a dodgy looking container on the bus, and despite also the fact that Watto D had his Amplifier flattened by a tornado-wind, prior to the gig (yes the wind blew over an amplifier).

Needless to say, Tommy F played like the rock God he is, Watto fully MacGyvered his amp back into workingness – also playing like the rock God he is, and the rest of us mans did very well. Pedro Fernandes sang with a Rolls Royce of a voice, and remains the best looking bloke in the band (with no disrespect to Good Looking Dave of course). Roland Trimmer, just two rehearsals under his belt, drummed like a Beat God, having warmed up by practising skateboard jumps without a skateboard. Steve Harry The Wheels Harrison Clive gelled it all together with dictionary-DJ blasts of dub piano and organistic keyboard sonority... whilst I leapt about with a red hat on. The Red Hat of Khan if you must know.
The crowd were great - some of whom had travelled from blimming Devon – for instance, my lovely daughter Stephanie, and her man, Andy. Big up to Wuz ‘n; Bex ‘n Lex ‘n Danielle ‘n Gawain (sorry you missed the actual gig bro), Jackie, Watto A, the rest of the Jackie and Dave crew, not to mention Iain Elliot & my Brother Harvey. Louie London, cheers for popping down to take the photographs – see you Thursday brother.
To whet your appetite for the next ramshackle behaviour, here is a link to Crazy Voodoo – because it is tough; mixed by Simone Slipway (Simone Filali of Slipway Studios in Hampton.)
Peace out. See you at the next one. KB

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Ju Ju Belle by Kingsley Beat

This one aint pixellated. One picture and managed to blur it. Bumper cars. KB

Monday, 9 November 2015

Letter of Hinvertation:

Letter of Hinvertation:

Dear Geezers and Geezerettes, you are fruit-squashedly (cordially) hinvited to the RMC’s next gig. It is an event most likely to be wicked. We are playing from 6 onwards, so anyone playing Sunday league the next morning, will be able to get home early, watch Match of the Day and eat pasta.

For those not playing Sunday league the next day, 2 other bands (Rival Empires + Red Head - I’ve looked them up, and they appear to be wicked) are on after us and a rather fat ska disco (Coast To Coast Club Night with DJ CELLO & special guest SIMON COBB (WORK YOUR SOUL! will sweep the rest of the revellers away on a Ska disco tip from 9 ‘til 2. This will be indubitably safe.

The Ramshackle Music Collective will be singing songs from their recent album, which is imaginatively called ‘Album 2.’

Attached for your sonic edification, is a track from this Album, ‘Feel Flow’, which is regarded by many mans to be wicked.

See you at the Fiddler’s Elbow on Saturday 21st November at 6pm.

P.S. we’re mucking about with video cameras that night, getting footage for a music video entitled. ‘Crazy Voodoo’. That’s linked here too.

Thank you for your time and attention, Kingsley Beat.

P.P.S. If you can’t make it ‘cos you are not in the country, don’t worry, we’ll send you some video clips, and we’ll see you next time you’re in London, craving cool music.

Feel Flow’
‘Crazy Voodoo’.



Thursday, 5 November 2015

Happy Mondays - Loose Fit (Original Album Version)

Is it one of the coolest grooves ever, or is it just the whiskey talking? Right now in favour of the former. Peace out. KB