Tay: Writer, musician, producer, Ebony Tay (Canada) is a one
woman phenomenon that took the rare choice to ditch major label
signing to pursue her own career defined in the way she wanted –
and she hasn’t looked back since.
In 2005, Tay hit
the Top 20 Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart with New York DJ
Mike Cruz's explosive remix of "Jesus By 45", the unforgettable
and controversial end theme to director Tommy Stovall's critically
acclaimed, award winning independent film Hate Crime that Tay also
helped to produce. Billboard DJs began describing her voice as "the
Big Bad: (Minneapolis, USA) are defined by searing guitar licks,
witty lyrics and memorable pop hooks, the Brother Big Bad’s
huge funk sound grooves superbly – and is immensely fun. With
an original song in the top 25 on the CMJ charts, opening for national
touring act Jump Little Children, and a theatrical background in
such productions as, The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters, Schoolhouse Rock
Live!, The Medora Musical, Honky Tonk Angels, and Beehive, this
is a band big on both their sound and their live show. The band
make a triumphant return to the UK after their successful 2006 tour
(also with Fluttr Effect) and will be promoting their new CD
(Brisbane, Australia) one of their tour posters may well state “Possibly
the best band ever – (lead singer’s girlfriend)”
and the website might be “www.yetanotherband.com” but
there’s nothing usual about this powerful three piece. A first
listen to the first single off their EP, "Sunday Driver"
and you’re hooked. And you’re not the only one:
• High rotation
on Australia's Triple J "Hit list" for 6 weeks.
• Breaks the record for the most downloaded track in the history
of Triple J with 23,556 downloads.
• Currently on the UK playlist of Kerrang Radio
The second single
off the EP "Shallow" was added to the Triple J playlist
and reached number #1 on the Net 50
During their UK
tour they will also be performing a Kerrang showcase as well as
a London gig at the Wimbledon Walkabout (well they'd have to wouldn't
they) and a "tent gig in Birmingham".
Effect: (Boston, USA) defeated over 600 bands to win the U.S.
finals of the 2004 Emergenza International Music Contest, earning
the chance to play for an audience of 30,000 in Germany and placing
4th overall in the festival. They have played by invitation at events
such as NEMO, Mid-Point Music Fest, the International Music Conference,
and the WBCN Rumble. FLUTTR EFFECT has shared the stage with such
notable acts as King’s X, Rasputina, Dresden Dolls, and Ozric
Tentacles. The band was recently signed to 10T records (http://www.10trecords.com/)
out of Atlanta.
Reviews & Testimonials
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Cheers and hello brother
soul Ben, Hope this day finds you well and all is good back in Lancaster.
Just got into Paris a few days ago and Scott and Claire visited
and hung out.
Thank you so much for having us come.
I realized after watching the tapes how fortunate we all are to
have come together. Hats off to you for giving us this experience.
I have been receiving
countless emails about how impressed everyone was and how much they
loved the EP. The lady at the Dance for Life thanked us endlessly
for giving money to cancer... I will continue to pray and chant
for your mother and dad and I know she looks out for ya.. because
the tour was a SMASH... people are starving for SOUL in the North...
which I was not really expecting. I will be coming back and will
let ya know so we can jam again.
The recording at Aspinall
SUPER COOL can't wait to put it all together this fall in the dreadful
but sunshine lovely LAAA .. LA! Talk soon, cheers with soul mate...
I got convulsions, ebony!
What a year!! Scotty
stayed in Europe post CMEAS and not coming back to Australia until
2008. Steve & Keir have been touring oz with Kate Miller-Heidke
and her career just keeps building so all really busy here.
The tour made some
great fans & friends and will definitely be an experience for
songs in the future!!
Thank you so much
for having them on board and good luck with your next endeavors.
Leanne de Souza
Wowowowow! Last nite
at the old duke was ace. Thanx a billion for setting it up. Im an
old fartt pushin on 50 and dragged 4 reluctant mates along. We all
like different music yet we all loved all the musicians and went
home happilly armed with a variety of CDs and T shirts. Hope to
see the Convulsions down here soon. Keep up the great work - you're
all true stars.
All the very best
"This tour was
one of the best weeks of my life- visiting a beautiful country,
meeting unbelievably hospitable and entertaining new people, touring
with incredible musical acts- becoming their new biggest fan and
playing music every night- what could be better??"
Brother Big Bad
"I just wanted
to thank you again for the experience of a lifetime. I will never
forget you or our 10 days in East Anglia.
You're not welcome
in America unless I can spend some time with you. Bring your harp...we'll
hit some blues jams and I think I owe you a beer."
Brother Big Bad
A deep and heartfelt
thanks to Ben, Tim, Derrick and Candy and all of our new British
friends who made it a tour for the ages."
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UK Spring 2006 Tour List
Fri. Mariners, Windermere (English Lake District)
Sat. Fletcher Christian, Cockermouth
Sun. Black Horse Hotel, Otley
Mon. The Bell, Bath
Tue. Queen Head, Box, Wiltshire
Wed. Old Duke, Bristol
Thu. Patriot's MC, Crumlin, Newport, S. Wales
Fri. Palladium Club, Bideford, Devon
Sat. Hilltop Farm Festival, Colchester
Sun. Attic, Accrington, Lancashire
Mon. The Pub, Lancaster
Tue. Dickie Doodles, Kendal, Cumbria
Wed. Anderson's Hotel, Isle of Arran
Thu. Aldersyde Hotel, Isle of Arran
Fri. Gregson Institute, Lancaster
Sat. Cartmel College Bar, Lancaster University
Sun. Aspinall Arms Hotel, Mitton, Nr. Whalley