Electricity Club Review Silicon Dreams

Electricity Club have done an amazing review on Silicon Dreams,

To quote their comments about me..

Caroline McLavy kicked off proceedings with tracks culled from her impressive debut album Electrostatic, giving the event a slick start.

As discussed in TEC’s review of the album, McLavy’s material is “…peppered with synth hooks, emotive melodies and simply good danceable rhythms”. The likes of ‘You Know’ are given much more of an impact on stage, courtesy of McLavy’s confident stage presence and equally strong vocals. Elsewhere, the bassy tones of ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ and bangers such as ‘Miss Perfect’ and ‘Constant Pain’ show a solid collection of songs in her arsenal.

Meanwhile, the tropical rhythms of ‘Where Did I Go Wrong’ take things down a gear. Finishing things up is the deceptively slow intro to ‘Calm Before The Storm’, which erupts into a percussive belter at the halfway point, ending McLavy’s set on a high note.

In The Electricity Club’s interview with Caroline McLavy earlier in the year, she summed up the advantages of taking her songs to the stage: “Often electronic music has a human disconnect by its nature that playing live can put back into the music. It puts blood into the veins of the songs”.”

 

Heres the entire review –

SILICON DREAMS 2017 Review

 

Silicon Dreams – Liverpool – July 8th 2017

Oh my, what an amazing event!

This was the first time I had the opportunity to play a purely synth festival. I had such a great time, the other acts were all very supportive of each other and the audience was lovely.

Here are some wonderful pictures taken by John King

It was great being on a stage that just had keyboards and synth wall to wall

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Other artists

Me with Future Perfect

Me with Avec Sans

Me with Berlyn Trilogy

Me with Simon the organiser of Silicon Dreams

All the artists together at the end of the night

 

You can read a review of the event at

Silicon Dreams Festival of Electronica 2017 – Review

 

Track played on Dancefreedom Radio Show

My Co Producer of Electrostatic Rich Henderson of Arcane recently did an hour guest DJ for Dance Freeson.

He slipped in a few of his new tracks as well as the remastered 90’s classic of his ‘Hot and Wet’

He also added a instrumental of ‘I’ll take my chances’ which I thought suited the hour very well, but then, Im biased

Rich’s DJ hour starts 1 hour into the show, and I’m track two in the listing, about 5 mins in

 

Threshold Festival – Liverpool – 1st April 2017

I was very excited to play this festival, as you can  theres were so many bands playing over a lot of different venues. I was playing at the main venue – Constellations

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I’m highlighted in green here, sandwiched between Gotekki and Hannah Peel

It was great to meet such an eclectic genre of artists backstage

I played at 7:30pm, and then partied the rest of the night

The Sound House – Leicester – 28th March 2017

Getting ready for Threshold festival in a few weeks, I thought I would pop down to The Sound House open mic night to run through my set. I wanted to try out my Samsung PG58 wiresless mic that I’m contemplating using for the festival.

My road manager pointed out that I had worn that dress at The Sound House previousy in 2016 but it was a cold March day and the audience was different so who would know  🙂

X Factor – 25th March 2017

Recently Thames TV; makers of the X Factor called me at the rehearsal rooms where I work and asked if they could book a room to run some Leicester auditions for the show.

We booked them in, fortunatley the room that I usually rehearse in – and as I was there to set everything up for them, took the opportunity to go first and skip the queues.

I’m often asked by people ‘you like pop music, why don’t you apply for X Factor?’ to which I don’t really have a straight answer apart from I would only want to sing my own material and I never remember to actually apply in time.

I didn’t really have an excuse when they literally came to me – so what the hell! I sang “Where did I go Wrong?” I’m sure Simon Cowell would want to tell me 😉