2018 was a great year for me, it started off with being a featured act with Nature of Wires on the Ohm from Ohm tour. I sang ‘Don’t Wanna’ Nature of Wires remix. It was the first time I had played with a band and it was a great new experience.
I released the single ‘I never thought’ along with the Parralox remix
Over the summer I had another first, playing at a few Pride gigs – which was a completely difference experience from the ‘synth scene’
I released my remix album ‘Quasi-static’ in August. The 7 track album has amazing remixes from Def Neon, Parralox, Real Experts, LorD and Master, Nature of Wires, Arcane, DJ Cutz and aka Baz
During the year I also released a few music videos, I’ll take my chances, ‘I never thought’ and ‘Miss Perfect’ LorD and Master remix.
The Autumn brought more highlights – starting the Synthetic City festival and support Spray on tour
I was proud to be nominated for ‘Best Electro Act’ at the Radio Wigwam awards.
The year ended with ‘Don’t Wanna’ Nature of Wires Remix
charting at number 7 in the Artefaktor Radio awards
Today I was over at Switch Radio with Gary Watts from Nature of Wires to do a ‘Slab Special’
We spent an hour with Richard Francis Smith chatting about ‘Don’t Wanna’ amongst other things and playing a few of our songs.
The playlist was Nature Of Wires – We Kill All
Caroline McLavy – Don’t Wanna (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Caroline McLavy – Constant Pain (Arcane Remix)
Nature Of Wires – Time Has Come
Broken Ego – Get Away
Leatherstrip – Into Its Eyes (Gary Watts Nature Of Wires Remix)
Caroline McLavy – This Is Not My Life
Rachel Portman – The Duchess (Classical)
My first gig supporting Spray went very well, there we loads of people from my home town Leicester there. It was great to see familiar faces 🙂
The second band on ‘Factory Acts’ unfortunately had to pull out last minute and Vieon stood in. This was good news for me as they were kind enough to let me use their projector and I was able to perform with my visual display again.
It is rather entertaining during Miss Perfect watching the crowd watching the video, as they grind at different parts of it.
Vieon were fantastic as usual and Spray were the loveliest people on and off stage. Jenny’s voice is beautiful x
Im really looking forward to catching up with them again in Manchester.
I am delighted and very humbled to announce that I have been nominated for Wigwam Online Radio Music Awards, under the category of ‘Best Electro Act’
There some amazing contenders on the nomination list so being part of this line up feels great. I played with Hemmingway at Synthetic City and The Frixion on the Ohm from Ohm tour and they were both lovely – so I do have my favourites 🙂
I was asked to take a photo of me with the award certificate, so here is it, taken at The Vault during soundcheck, before my gig supporting Spray
As I was first on the bill I was there early and got to watch all the other amazing acts. It was so nice to meet talented, encouraging artists
This was the first time I played my new set, which includes songs from my new remix Album ‘Quasi-static’ It was also the first time I used my visual display – showing videos to the songs on the screen behind me
I played the video for ‘Miss Perfect ‘(LorD and Master Remix) for the first time at the gig, and it went down very well
The Electricity Club recently reviewed Quasi-static. Last September, at 2017 Synthetic City, Paul Brown had a bit of a hand in asking John Von Ahlen before I got to him about doing a remix for me. By the time I plucked up the courage to ask him myself he said “Of course I would love to!” I felt a bit of a wally.
Here’s a few quotes from the review I particularly liked, the full review is linked at the bottom.
“Any remix delivered by the superb talents of Australian synthpop outfit Parralox is always going to be special. Here, ‘I Never Thought’ is given a floor-stomping quality that’s a radical departure from Electrostatic’s more reflective approach”
“Perhaps one of the best remixes on the album is LorD & Master’s reworking of ‘Miss Perfect’. The vocals are kept front and centre, but there’s additional melodic lifts that somehow manage to give the song a fresh, dynamic quality.”
“Meanwhile, Nature Of Wires, rapidly becoming the go-to act for remix duties, do a powerful reworking of ‘Don’t Wanna’. There’s a muscular, brooding quality to this track with nods to dark dance beats.”
I bumped into Chris Watts from ‘In The Moog’ at Warwickshire Pride and he asked me if I would like to come into the studio and have an interview with Gary Watts from Nature of Wires.
This sounded like a great idea! I wasn’t able to make it into the studio but I did call up. There were a few technical difficulties putting the call through but eventually we got there and I had a good 20 minute chat with the guys.
I also got to introduce my track ‘Constant Pain’ (Arcane Remix)
So recently I was invited by Nature of Wires to perform at three of the Ohm from Ohm tour dates with them, performing their remix of ‘Don’t Wanna’
Nature of Wires – Actress and Bishop
The first date was at the Actress and Bishop is Birmingham in April. Other bands on the line up were The Fixion, Rodney Cromwell and Vieon. The bands alternated the line up each night, but the three nights I did, Nature of Wires were on 2nd.
My song was on 5th, after Time is Come.
Performing at Actress and Bishop
This was the first time I have fronted a band before. Normally I am onstage with just my laptop it took a bit of getting used to having Tim banging behind me .
Performing at The Islington, London
The other two dates were in May. First off at The Islington in London.
Next day was at The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry