Silicon Dreams 2019

Oh wow what an event. This year Simon packed in an afternoon session and an evening session. The whole day was packed full of awesome acts! My good friends Berlyn Trilogy opened up the event follow by Ovvls. I arrived just before the The Rude Awakening – who had to be less rude for the day!

The evening started with Electronica – who covered all the classic synth songs. Next up was me!!

My half hour set started with my brand new song ‘Disco Ego’ – which will be released later in the summer. I had an awesome video to accompany it courtesy of my friend Jake

Following this I played ‘Constant Pain’ and ‘You Know’ from the Electrostatic album. Then Nature of Wires made an appearance in the ‘Don’t Wanna’ video.

‘I’ll take my chances’ came just before the other new song of my set; ‘I Lied’ Ricardo Autobahn Remix. This went down extremely well since it was the track being promoted on the radio stations so probably the most fresh in peoples minds.

Of courser the final song of the night; ‘Miss Perfect’ LorD and Master Remix, making everyone smile with its kooky video

Following my set was Twist Helix and Armada Named Sound. The headliners were Northern Kind and Sinestar.

I had such a lovely time after my performance hanging out with the other bands and audience members, chatting and enjoying the rest of the event. Shout out to both Simons, Kurt, Bridget, Nicky, Spiros and Rob

Performing at Weird Garden

My first gig at Lincoln was at Weird Garden, a delightful art gallery.

It was a wonderful welcoming atmosphere. It felt full of regulars who brought there own food and drinks ready for the entertainment whilst relaxing on sofas.

They had a projector so I was able to play my videos which added to the arty entertainment

Playing with Future Perfect

I had the honour stepping in for Rebecca Owen of Future Perfect for a gig at The Flapper in Birmingham. It was a very different experience for me to perform as part of a duo.

As well as singing with Simon I had a keyboard to contend with! It was a fantastic experience and I learnt a lot.

We sang many of the Future Perfect classics as well as a brand Simon had written and performed for the first time

We opened up for three great bands; The Rude Awakening, Among the Echoes and The Shiny Darkness.

supporting Strange Circuits

This weekend I played my first gig of the year in Wolverhampton supporting Strange Circuits at The Hummingbird

It was also a first to play in front of a room full of students

Rodney Bakerr was fascinating to watch, I really enjoyed his set. It was reminiscent to me of The Prodigy. I don’t know if anyone else would say that!

2018 Review

Tin Music and Arts – Ohm from Ohm tour

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 Never Thought single cover

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.

Synthetic City


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

Supporting Spray in Leicester

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

I’m really looking forward to catching up with them again in Manchester.

Live at Synthetic City Reloaded

Wow! Synthetic City reloaded was an amazing event

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

Ohm from Ohm Tour

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

At the end of the gig

 

Fusion#1 at the Chameleon Arts Cafe

Fusion#1 on 25th March, ran by Imran Khan was an amazing night to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Wards at Nottingham University Hospital. This was the first fund raising event that I’ve been involved in as a performer and I very much welcomed to opportunity to get involved in such a great cause.

The Chameleon Arts Cafe was a great little venue to perform in,

 

Here’s some photos of all of the artist who performed on the day

Paz Alexander, Tori Sheard, Caroline McLavy, Lewis Hall and Jake Burns.

Luke Broughton, Ben Smith, Adi Chase and Warren Ireland.

You can find out more about the fundraising at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/imran-khan42

 

 

Nature of Wires – Guest Appearance

I had an amazing time last night doing a guest appearance with Nature of Wires at Actress and Bishop in Birmingham, the first night of the Ohm from Ohm tour.

I sang the fantastic ‘Don’t Wanna’ Remix

I hadn’t fronted a band before so it was a very different experience for me, but I loved it!! The line up of bands were all different and all excellent, I met some very talented and supportive people.

The Ohm from Ohm tour continues in May, I’m lucky enough to be able to do a repeat performance with them in Coventry and London