24 February 2013John Metcalfe - Monomedia at Kings Place
The ex-Factory Classicist and ex-Durutti Columnist musician and arranger John Metcalfe presents a radical listening experience with his new Monomedia curated week. He'll perform in the dark, joined by Matthew Herbert's New Radiophonic Workshop, Thomas Dolby, Goldfrapp's Will Gregory with Moog Ensemble, featuring Portishead's Adrian Utley.
Thomas Dolby: The Invisible Lighthouse
Thu 9 May 2013 - 7:30pm / Hall One
Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble
Fri 10 May 2013 - 7:30pm / Hall One
John Metcalfe Band & special guests + The New Radiophonic Workshop
Sat 11 May 2013 - 7:30pm / Hall One
Tickets are available now from Kings Place direct priced GBP 9.50-24.50.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography