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ven 13/03/2015

Concerto Sad Lovers and Giants + Avant Garde

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METAMORFOSI ALTERNATIVE Clubbing & BLACKOUT Rock Club proudly present:


Sad Lovers & Giants are a rock band from Watford, England who formed in 1980. Their sound blends post-punk, atmospheric keyboards and psychedelia.

The band's members have included Gar - e (Simon) Allard (vocals), Tristan Garel-Funk (guitar), Tony McGuinness (now part of the trance trio Above & Beyond) (guitar), Cliff Silver (bass), Ian Gibson (bass), David Wood (keyboards and saxophone), Juliet Sainsbury (keyboards), Nigel Pollard (drums & percussion) and Will Hicks (keyboards).

The original lineup produced two studio albums, Epic Garden Music (1982) and Feeding the Flame (1983), before splitting in 1983. During this initial period they recorded a John Peel Session for the BBC, and a live concert for the Dutch Radio Hilversum station in 1983, which was subsequently released as the album Total Sound in 1986. Live performances included headline dates at UK colleges and clubs with occasional trips to Europe, although they did support The Sound at a major London venue on the day Epic Garden Music entered the UK independent charts.

European interest in the band began to grow, and with the release of second album Feeding the Flame, they toured Germany and the Netherlands, gaining a dedicated fanbase. Tensions within the band caused a split, with Garel-Funk and Pollard leaving to form The Snake Corps.

Not much was heard for a while; their label Midnight Music released a "mopping up" album, In the Breeze, in 1984, which included one of their previously unreleased signature tunes, "Three Lines".

They returned in 1986 with an updated lineup: Garce Allard (vocals), Nigel Pollard (drums), Tony McGuiness (guitar), Juliet Sainsbury (keyboards) and Ian Gibson (bass), and new album entitled The Mirror Test.

As interest abroad grew, the band performed extensively in the Netherlands, Spain and France, headlined at the old Marquee club in London's Soho, and with the release of their fourth album, Headland, were a featured band in Melody Maker. By this time prior bassist Cliff Silver had returned, replacing Gibson.

They released a further album, Treehouse Poetry, before Midnight Music went bust and the band split once again, coming together occasionally for gigs supporting And Also The Trees at the Marquee Club and London's Electric Ballroom. E-mail from Eternity, a best-of compilation, was released by the record label Cherry Red in 1996 after the company picked up the Midnight catalogue.

In 2002, the band released an album called Melting in the Fullness of Time. They played two dates in Italy a year later.

Another reformed lineup (Allard, McGuiness, Pollard, Gibson) played in Italy and Greece in April 2009, coinciding with Cherry Red's rereleases of Feeding the Flame and Epic Garden Music. Current keyboardist Will Hicks joined later in 2009.

During 2010, the band played a handful of successful live dates in Athens and Barcelona (supported by The Snake Corps and The Essence, both previous Midnight bands), reissued The Mirror Test, and recorded a new 7" double A-side single, "Himalaya"/"Happiness Is Fragile". They played at the Purple Turtle in Camden in December 2011, which was their first London gig since the early 1990s. In 2012 they played gigs in Berlin and Salerno and began writing and recording new material for a future album.


Avant-Garde are a Rome based band came to life in 1994 as a creation of Alessio Schiavi with the attitude to re-elaborate the classic dark-wave sound, trying to turn it into something more fresh, upgraded and new without losing the original feeling of 80ies darkwave.
After appearances at countless gothic festivals and on various compilations, it was from 2004 when the project evolved into a real band, with the arrival of Alessandro Conte (bass) in 2004 and Antonio M. in 2006 (guitars).
Since then, the band released two full length albums ("Cyanure" in 2004 and the acclaimed "Iron in flesh" in 2008) and performed several gigs all over Europe, having the pleasure to be the support act for bands such as Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Cinema Strange, And Also The Trees, For Against, The Chameleons, Clan Of Xymox, White Rose Movement -
2010: New line-up, new sounds; Viviana Bellanza and her synths join the band, replacing the second guitar.
Her arrival is adding fresh influences and sounds to the project!
2013: Their third album "Antitesi" is released by the French label Manic Depression Records while they become a 4-piece band since Valentina Larussa joins them on drums.
In 2015 Avant-Garde are ready to spread their sound much further across the borders of homeland Italy than ever before, also promoting the brand new live CD "Il Buio su Roma" co-produced by SWISS DARK NIGHTS and MANIC DEPRESSION RECORDS.

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- Photos by Alessandro Schiariti
- LightShow by Simone Vj Payne

- Open 9pm - Close 5am - Ticket 15€ - Aftershow 5€


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Evento inserito il 23/09/2014, ultimo aggiornamento del 12/02/2015, visto 2737 volte (rate:10.68)
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Black out rock club
Via Casilina 713

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Partenza da Stazione Termini
A piedi per 150 metri fino alla fermata TERMINI (MA-MB-FS)
Prendere la linea 105 (STAZ.NE GROTTE CELONI) per 16 fermate 105 ogni 5 min
Scendere alla fermata CASILINA/BALZANI
A piedi per 50 metri fino all'arrivo in via Casilina, 713
Da ottobre 2008 il blackout si trova nella nuova sede di via casilina 713.
Prima di questa data la sede era Via Saturnia 18 (Zona San Giovanni)
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