We are pleased to announce that James Stevenson, Smiley and Craig Adams will be performing selections from their solo albums on the Saturday evening of The Gathering.
They will be joined by Alarm keyboard player Mark Taylor and other special guests.
JAMES STEVENSON – EVERYTHING’S GETTING CLOSER TO BEING OVER
All I ever wanted to be was a sideman. My heroes were sidemen, not frontmen. I wanted to support the singer, play the perfect guitar part for the song, back him up when needed and I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the very best. From Mikey – to Billy Idol and Ian Astbury to name just a few (not forgetting the legendary Gene October of course!) But then I made a solo album I’m very proud of. So now I have to bite the bullet, put my money where my mouth is, and sing my own songs live. Front a band for the very first time. Sing lead vocals live for the very first time (well actually I did sing Virginia Plain at a Children Of The Revolution gig once!). The Gathering 2015 will be the very first time I’ve ever done it! I’m excited, and nervous as hell! But I’ll have some of the best in the biz to help me along, including Alarm bandmates and great mates Craig Adams, Smiley and Mark Taylor and if anyone can help me pull it off they can! See you Saturday night….
Demon King is the first solo album by Craig, and produced by Mark Kelly. Craig initially had the idea of recording some solo tracks in the mid-nineties, and started working on some demos with Tim Bricheno. Julianne Regan was drafted in for vocals on one of the songs, but nothing came of the project. The right time for an album came 15 years later when the 25th Anniversary of The Mission came around, and Craig finally had the time to do it. The album is an excellent summing-up of the relationship with post-punk music that Craig has had since the early eighties. Ten tracks of extraordinary Pathos, balanced between Joy Division-like noir nostalgia and other desolate faraway landscapes characterised by the magnetic pulsating of the bass. Produced with Mike Kelly, Demon King also features the expert hands of friends, Kirk Brandon and James Stevenson.