A Guy Called Gerald Unofficial Web Page: Live / DJ Dates 1989

 
July 1989
 
28 July: The Boardwalk, Manchester, England
28 July: The Boardwalk, Manchester, England

Details

28 July: The Boardwalk, Manchester, EnglandFriday 28th July 1989
A Guy Called Gerald plus Special Guests.
£3 adv/£3.50 door.

9 July: The Beatnigs, The Astoria, London, England [CANCELLED]
9 July: The Beatnigs, The Astoria, London, England [CANCELLED]

Details

The Beatnigs/A Guy Called Gerald/$.K.A.W CANCELLED due to split with Chapter & The Verse

9 July: The Beatnigs, The Astoria, London, England [CANCELLED]

(taken from the NME, 8th July 1989)

 
June 1989
 
29 June: Easy Street, Preston, Lancashire, England
29 June: Easy Street, Preston, Lancashire, England

Details

29 June: Easy Street, Preston, Lancashire, England(As advertised in NME, 31st June 1989)

20 June: The Click! Club, Birmingham, England
20 June: The Click! Club, Birmingham, England

Details

The Click! Club, 220 Broad Street, Birmingham, England

15 June: Rooftops, Glasgow, Scotland
15 June: A Guy Called Gerald, Rooftops, Glasgow, Scotland

Details

Thursday 15, Glasgow

A Guy Called Gerald, Rooftops, 92 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5883.

(The List, 2nd June 1989 - Issue 95, p.48)

14 June: The Venue, Calton Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Venue, Calton Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Details

Tracks played:

Intro
Freeway
Blow Your House Down
Emotions Electric
Satisfaction (aka Love me like I love you)
Hot Lemonade
Voodoo Ray
?
Radioactive

James Pirie: "It was introduced as Freeway and has lots of vocals/MC'ing on it by Annif(?) "Gerald's gonna take you on the freeway of love" and all that. "

(Live recording available on tape)

(Flyer from http://www.edinburghgigarchive.com/page26.htm who states "Thank you to Hanging Rock for this flyer")

13 June: Riverside's 4th Birthday featuring A Guy Called Gerald, Riverside, Newcastle, England
13 June: A Guy Called Gerald, Riverside's 4th Birthday featuring A Guy Called Gerald, Riverside, Newcastle, England

Details

13 June: Riverside's 4th Birthday featuring A Guy Called Gerald, Riverside, Newcastle, England

(As advertised in NME, 10th June 1989)

From the (old) Riverside webpage:

June 13th RIVERSIDE'S 4th BIRTHDAY with A GUY CALLED GERALD

10 June: Solem Bar, Manchester University, Manchester, England
10 June: Solem Bar, Manchester University, Manchester, England

Details

10 June: Solem Bar, Manchester University, Manchester, England(As advertised in NME, 10th June 1989)

A Guy Called Gerald + Great Leap Forward.

From NME, 10th June 1989 (SPACE CADET - Richard Norris):

"Up in Manchester, A Guy Called Gerald is pondering his next move - with 'Voodoo Ray' still the top tune after all these months. It's shifted over 20,000 copies in the States. The choice of a new 12" is subject to much brow furrowing. 'Hot Lemonade', the title track from Gerald's debut LP, seems the obvious summer release, but our man in Manchester thinks the cut is too old. Catch Gerald on home turf at Manchester University on June 10, and at selected venues all over the shop in the next few weeks."

7 June: Leadmill, Sheffield, England
7 June: Leadmill, Sheffield, England

Details

(As advertised in NME, 10th June 1989)

 
May 1989
 
25 May: Power Haus, Islington, London, England
25 May: A Guy Called Gerald live, Power Haus, Islington, London, England

Details

Power Haus, 1 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, England

(As advertised in NME, 20th May 1989)

Supported by Kickback.
Admission: £5.00.

Tracks played: Intro, Freeway, Blow Your House Down, Radioactive, Satisfaction, Hot Lemonade, Emotions Electric, Voodoo Ray

1 May: 'SIN' ALL DAYER, The Astoria, London, England
1 May: 'SIN' ALL DAYER, The Astoria, London, England

Details

'SIN' ALL DAYER

BANK HOLIDAY, MONDAY MAY 1st
2nd SUMMER OF LOVE STARTS HERE

Pete Tong, Nicky Holloway, Mark Moore, Giles Peterson, Frankie (Black Market), Paul Oakenfold, Johnny Walker, Jazzy M, Gary Dillon, Chris Brown.

On Stage: PA's from A Guy Called Gerald, Baby Ford, Lisa M.

Reviewed in Record Mirror (13th May 1989) and NME (20th May 1989).

 
April 1989
 
28 April: C'est La Vie, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
28 April: C'est La Vie, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Details

(As advertised in NME, 29th April 1989) A Guy Called Gerald: PA.

24 April: Eight Orgasms Club Night, MacMillans, Liverpool, England
24 April: Orgasms Night Club, Liverpool, England

Details

(As advertised in NME, 22nd April 1989)

"A GUY CALLED GERALD has lined up a handful of PAs, at Liverpool Orgasms (April 24), Blackburn C'est La Vie (28) and London Astoria (May 1)."

(NME, 22nd April 1989)

A Guy Called Gerald: PA.

"Liverpool was bleak and everyone was skint, so me (Peter Coyle) and John McCready started up the eight orgasms club night in Macmillans on a Thursday night. It took off and a guy called Gerald was the first headline band and the support act was The Donny and Marie Handbag Revolution."

(taken from an interview with Peter Coyle in 2014)

20 April: Edward Barton, Edward Not Edward Launch Party, The Boardwalk, Manchester, England
20 April: Edward Barton, Edward Not Edward Launch Party, The Boardwalk, Manchester, England

Details

20 April: Edward Barton, Edward Not Edward Launch Party, The Boardwalk, Manchester, England

Edward Barton (featuring A Guy Called Gerald, 808 State, Cathal Coughlan, and the Ruthless Rap Assassins)

Reviewed in Melody Maker (29th April 1989) and NME (6th May 1989).

17 April: Edward Barton, Edward Not Edward Launch Party, Dingwalls, Camden, London, England
17 April: Edward Barton, Edward Not Edward Launch Party, Dingwalls, Camden, London, England

Details

Edward Barton (featuring A Guy Called Gerald, members of Stump, 808 State, and Cathal Coughlin)

Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, Camden, London, England

(as advertised in Sounds, 15th April 1989)

 
March 1989
 
25 March: New Order, S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland
25 March: New Order, S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland

Details

Supporting New Order at the Glasgow S.E.C.C.

Tracks played:

Intro
Freeway
Blow Your House Down
Emotions Electric
Satisfaction (aka Love Me Like I Love You)
Hot Lemonade
Voodoo Ray
?
Radioactive
Let Yourself Go

(As advertised in Melody Maker, 4th March 1989)

25 March: New Order, S.E.C.C., Glasgow, Scotland

16-17 March: FAC 51 The Hacienda, The House On Mars, Mars Club, New York, USA
16-17 March: FAC 51 The Hacienda, The House On Mars, Mars Club, New York, USA

Details

'The House On Mars'
Hacienda Cultural Exchange Tour
Mars Club, New York, USA

"A Team from Manchester's Hacienda Club are off to teach the Yanks about the British Acid House dance culture. A four man expedition of DJs Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, Mark Kamins, and on PA, A Guy Called Gerald, will be taking over the Mars Club in New York on March 16-18. The event follows a similar one-off at the Locomotive Club in Paris last month."

(NME, 11th March 1989)

"The Hacienda recently took a team of DJs and producers over to Mars in New York on a sort of "cultural exchange". The team in question included Mike Pickering, A Guy Called Gerald, and Graeme Park, and by all accounts it was a success...talking of Gerald, his Voodoo Ray single has received the Frankie Knuckles treatment on one of the remixes, getting very mixed reactions all round. The single itself is gradually edging up the national charts, but will we see him on Top Of The Pops?"

(Claire Robinson, Soul Underground Issue 19, April 1989)

"I spent seven nights there. I did PAs with a girl called Madison, who has worked with Big Daddy Kane, in clubs like World, Tunnel, Red Zone and Mars. Warlock (the US record company) took us round the clubs in limousines. We had a different limo every night, with a TV in the back and everything)" 

(Offbeat, May 1989)

"'The House On Mars'. The Hacienda in New York for two days with Mike Pickering and Graeme Park; PA by A Guy Called Gerald."

("The Hacienda Must Be Built" by Jon Savage)

xx March: The World, New York, USA
xx March: A Guy Called Gerald Live, The World, New York, USA

Details

Friday - Live From London (!) - A Guy Called Gerald singing "Voodoo Ray" - Comp before 11pm, $5 before 12am.

The World, 242 E 2 St, New York, USA

Lets take a walk through Manchester and talk about New York. 

"I spent seven nights there. I did PAs with a girl called Madison, who has worked with Big Daddy Kane, in clubs like World, Tunnel, Red Zone and Mars. Warlock (the US record company) took us round the clubs in limousines. We had a different limo every night, with a TV in the back and everything)" 

Offbeat (May 1989)

xx March: Red Zone, New York, USA
xx March: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Red Zone, New York, USA

Details

First American Appearance - Live From London (!) - A Guy Called Gerald singing "Voodoo Ray" - Performance 1am.

Red Zone, 440 W 54 St, New York, USA

Lets take a walk through Manchester and talk about New York. 

"I spent seven nights there. I did PAs with a girl called Madison, who has worked with Big Daddy Kane, in clubs like World, Tunnel, Red Zone and Mars. Warlock (the US record company) took us round the clubs in limousines. We had a different limo every night, with a TV in the back and everything)" 

Offbeat (May 1989)

 
January 1989
 
11 Jan: The Shamen, Dingwalls, Camden, London, England
11 Jan: The Shamen, Dingwalls, Camden, London, England

Details

11 Jan: The Shamen, Dingwalls, Camden, London, England11 Jan: The Shamen, Dingwalls, Camden, London, England

The Shamen / A Guy Called Gerald (featuring Mark Moore and Baby Ford)
Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, Camden, London, England

From NME, 14th January 1989:

"If all this Euro-nonsense gets too much head for Dingwalls on January 11 for a night with A Guy Called Gerald, The Shamen, Jolly Roger, Mr C and more. The Shamen and Gerald may seem a strange combination, but not so; the Scots have already run into Bam Bam on their 'Transcendental' (Desire) single and have a new acid-flavoured album entitled 'In Gorbachev We Trust' released at the end of the month on Demon. Meanwhile Gerald's brilliant debut LP 'Hot Lemonade' comes out on Rham on January 20, despite serious sniffing around by a multinational record company - if they pass on this one, they are VERY STUPID indeed - along with Peter Ford, Gerald will make it huge in the long term, mark my words."

RICHARD NOISE

Reviewed in Sounds (21st January 1989) and Record Mirror (4th February 1989).

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