A Guy Called Gerald Unofficial Web Page: Live / DJ Dates 2000

 
December 2000
 
"Live Fever Mix Tour"

(featuring vocals of Heather Mabin & David Simpson)
A Guy Called Gerald "Live Fever Mix Tour"
16 Dec: Rote Fabrik Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
16 Dec: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Rote Fabrik Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

Details

samstag 16.12.00:
a guy called gerald @ rote fabrik, zürich
line-up:
• live: a guy called gerald [london_uk]
• mad b [mbs]
• zodiak [mute.ch]
• tin man

facts:
soundstil: drum'n'bass
eintritt: chf -
zeit: ab 22:30 uhr
datum: 16.12.00
ort: rote fabrik, seestrasse 395, 8038 zürich
Tel : 01/ 481 91 43 international: ++41 1 481 91 43
Fax : 01/ 482 92 10 international: ++41 1 482 92 10

For all requests regarding tickets,reservation, programm we appreciate if you call directly:
Für alle Anfragen, betreffend Tickets, Reservationen, rufen sie bitte folgende Nummern an:
Concerts / Konzerte : Info-Line: 01/ 481 91 21 oder 01/ 481 98 11
Theatre, Dance / Theater, Tanz, Kindertheater: 01/ 482 42 12
Presales / Vorverkauf : Billetttzentrale (BIZZ): 01/ 221 22 83

line-up:
> a guy called gerald - live (uk)
> med b (mbs)
> zodiak (mute)
> tin man (waxtep rec)
> samstag 16.12.2000
> rote fabrik, zürich

infotext:

MUTE und Musikbüro präsentieren - A Guy called Gerald – live in concert!

Am 16.12.00 präsentiert das Musikbüro in Zusammenarbeit mit MUTE, A Guy called Gerald – live in concert! A Guy called Gerald, der Techno- und Drum’n’bass-Pionier hat sich in den vergangen 13 Jahren als Produzent und Dj in der internationalen Clubszene einen Namen erarbeitet. Den grossen kommerziellen Sprung vollbrachte er nie, sein Einfluss auf Produzenten, Dj’s und Kritiker ist jedoch enorm, war er doch immer einen Schritt (zu weit) voraus. A Guy Called Gerald, Gründungsmitglied der britischen Techno-Band 808 State, gelang 1989 mit dem Acid-House-Klassiker „Voodo Ray“ der Durchbruch in der internationalen Dj-Szene. Nach der ersten schlechten Erfahrung mit einem Major machte er 1993 mit dem nachweislich ersten Drum’n’Bass-Album „28 Gun Bad Boy“ wieder auf sich aufmerksam. 1995 folgte „Black Secret Technology“, eines der ersten Drum’n’Bass-Alben mit Jazz-Einfluss – die Kritiker waren begeistert und auch die Verkaufszahlen stimmten. Mit dem Nachfolger von „Black Secret Technology“, „Aquarius“, war das Plattenlabel nicht zufrieden und er verwarf sich ein weiteres Mal mit einem Major. Danach tauchte Gerald ab und kehrt jetzt mit seinem neuen Album „Essence“ in die Clubs der Welt zurück. Ein Album das nicht unbedingt in das Release-Jahr 2000 mit Produktion von Bad Company zu passen scheint. Besinnt er sich mit dem neuen Album doch auf die alte Schule, zwar fehlen die offensichtlichen Visionen, doch bringt er auf eine sympatische Weise das Feeling in den Breakbeat zurück. „Essence“ – eine verträumte Menschlichkeit, Soul im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes! Don’t miss it!

15 Dec: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

Details

Vega,
Musikkens Hus,
Enghavevej 40,
1674 København.
Copenhagen
Denmark
Tlf: (+45) 33 25 70 11 Fax: (+45) 33 25 80 11
Billetbestilling: BilletNet (tlf. 70 15 65 65)

14 Dec: Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark

Details

Voxhall
Vester Allé 155
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
tlf: +45 87 30 97 97 e-mail: voxhall@voxhall.dk 

13 Dec: Hulen, Bergen, Norway

Details

Hulen
Olav: Ryes v 48,
5006 Bergen
Norway
telefon: 55323287
fax: 55325955
epost: hulen@uib.no
13/12-00 A GUY CALLED GERALD (UK) Pris: 140/160

12 Dec: So What!, Oslo, Norway

Details

So What
Grensen 9,
City Centre,
Oslo,
Norway
Tel:: 22 42 14 40
FAX: + 47 22 33 69 20
Doors: 21.00

10 Dec: Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland
10 Dec: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland

Details

Kaserne
Klybeckstr.1 B
4057 Basel
Switzerland
Tel. 061 / 681 20 45
Fax. 061 / 691 82 19

9 Dec: Flex, Vienna, Austria

Details

Flex
U2 - U4 Schottenring
Donaukanal
Abgang Augartenbrücke
1010 Wien
Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43 1 533 75 25

8 Dec: Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
8 Dec: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium

Details

La Botanique
rue Royale, 236
1210 Bruxelles
Belgique
Belgium
Tel : 32(2) 226.12.11
info.tickets@botanique.be
Prix : Normal : 650 BEF / Prevente : 550 BEF / Bota'Carte : 450 BEF

8|12 Orangerie

Joi - A Guy called Gerald - Studio Pagol
Vendredi 08.12.00
Artistes: Joi, A Guy called Gerald , Studio Pagol
Genre: world, funk, electro, house, drum and bass, electro, world, electro
Heure: 20:00
Salle: Orangerie
Organisation: Botanique

Joi GB

The band Joi began in the early 1980s with brothers Farook and Haroon Shamsher who started as a DJ duo and soon went on to create groundbreaking world fusion music. They grew up in Bradford, England, but as kids moved to Brick Lane in London’s East End where their father ran a traditional music shop, and would record tapes in a back room to sell on the street. The Shamsher brothers learned tablas and flutes and began experimenting mixing their music with prerecorded songs from people like James Brown and Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn. They began DJing at neighborhood parties in the early 1980’s and then began organizing their own raves first under the name “League of Joi Bangla Youth Organisation,” then shortened to “Joi Bangla,” and finally shortened to simply “Joi.”

A Guy called Gerald GB

Where do you start with A Guy Called Gerald? A hidden gem, the gateway between Chicago house / Detroit Techno and the UK dance music explosion in the late 80s. He is one of a few special producers who entered dance music in the jacking zone. He is the first UK acid house producer and the first producer to have two instrumental dance tracks in the UK charts at the same. He formed 808 State with a drum machine, a 303, 2 Roland SH101s and 2 other humans. His collaborations stem from Frankie Knuckles, Goldie, Finley Quaye and Derrick May through to Herbie Hancock, remixed for David Bowie, Lamb, Stone Roses, Black Uhuru, Can, Tricky, Roman Fluegel and The Orb and toured with New Order, Tricky and Bebel Gilberto.

Joi : "We are Three", le nouvel album de ce groupe fusionnant la musique indienne a l'electronique occidentale, fait reference a la croyance de Joi aux forces qui nous entourent. Un voyage qui nous immerge dans le son riche de "l'Asian Underground". (Virgin)

A Guy Called Gerald : Apres son passage aux Nuits Botanique, A Guy Called Gerald nous revient. Bien qu'influence a la base par la house de Chicago, Gerald Simpson est devenu une des figures les plus audacieuses et aventureuses de la scene electronique anglaise. (Zomba)

Studio Pagol : Compose d'ex-membres du groupe Largo, Studio Pagol se tourne vers l'Asie pour un nouveau projet tres "global", plus electro, mais toujours tres "Belgian touch" : un melange arabo-andalou flamand (comme si Arno rencontrait Natacha Atlas) pimente d'une rencontre avec le milieu indo-pakistanais bruxellois!

More info here.

6 Dec: Finley Quaye / A Guy Called Gerald, Empire, Shepherds Bush, London, England

Details

Finley Quaye (Live) with A Guy Called Gerald (DJ)

Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England

2 Dec: Maffia Club, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Details

maffia circolo arci - viale ramazzini, 33 - reggio emilia - italy - tel. 0522.922280 - fax 920235

Sabato sera al Maffia è andato in scena Gerald Simpson, un personaggio che ha cavalcato da protagonista la storia della musica dance, dal periodo dei raves, all’acid house e quindi al drum’n’bass. Il suo album precedente all’ultimo "Sensation", uscito quest’anno per la "Studio K7", risaliva al 1995 ("Black Secret Technology", Juice Box, 1995) negli anni d’oro della jungle.

Dopo cinque anni A Guy Called Gerald è tornato con un nuovo album ("Essence"), che secondo la stampa specializzata rinnova la formula del drum’n’bass unendolo alla struttura della canzone, a brani cantati. Di fronte a lui, che rimane dietro la consolle, infatti comparivano due vocalist, il fratello di Gerald e una avvenente fanciulla di colore. La voce del fratello Simpson è apparsa sotto tono rispetto a quella della controparte femminile; non è un caso, probabilmente, che i brani più convincenti siano stati quelli dove cantava lei. I pezzi che vedevano Gerald all’opera da solo strizzavano l’occhio all’hard core, con ritmi piuttosto martellanti, suoni taglienti come lame e bassi allungati torcibudella. L’esibizione è durata piuttosto poco: iniziata all’una precisa, poco dopo le due era già finita, e i tre si sono messi a ballare con il resto del pubblico la musica proposta dal Maffia Sound System.

I pezzi migliori della serata avevano qualche coloritura techno, oppure i ritmi si ponevano lievemente a latere rispetto a quelli tipici del drum’n’bass che più frequentemente capita di sentire in questo periodo, con scansioni e accenti più originali, come ad esempio nel primo pezzo cantato dalla notevole voce femminile, con un ritmo puramente tecnologico, ma che ritrovava elettrizzanti echi tribali.

(Review by Luca Paltrinieri from here)

1 Dec: Palapenz, Chiasso, Italy

Details

Live gig during the LivingTRONIC night, with A guy called Gerald, DJ Glass [Maffia Sound System] and Table Sound System.

 
November 2000
 
29 Nov: Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy

Details

Magazzini Generali,
Via Pietrasanta 14
Milan
Italy
Tel: 02.5521.1313.

A Guy Called Gerald 29/11 Magazzini Generali Gratui

A Guy Called Gerald dal vivo oggi all'Xplosiva a Milano (presso i Magazzini Generali - via pietrasanta 14 ).
Sempre oggi Stella dal vivo al Notting Hill a Napoli.
Inserito il 29 Nov 2000 - 03:49 PM

25 Nov: The Showbox, Seattle, USA
25 Nov: A Guy Called Gerald Live, The Showbox, Seattle, USA

Details

The Showbox,
1921 5th Ave
Seattle
98101
USA

DONALD GLAUDE, A GUY CALLED GERALD (Showbox)

From his late '80s turn in acid house, producing club smashes with the likes of 808 State, to his seminal drum 'n' bass release Black Secret Technology in 1995 and beyond, Mancunian Gerald Simpson has remained a tireless traveler on the beat highway--taking some interesting detours down Electro Avenue and Detroit Drive along the way. The year 2000 finds him, after a five-year lull, still cruising along in the Black Secret lane, albeit at a somewhat kinder, gentler pace. Female vocalists--from Lamb's Louise Rhodes to the Deee-Lite-ful Lady Miss Kier--on his latest, Essence, are a welcome warm breath on the frosty surface of Gerald's d'n'b planet, though the album still retains a spacy cool that may make it tough for some to cozy up to. New material aside, disciples of dance music would be foolish to miss a session with the man who became an innovative player in so many subgenres, and whose trail of releases as both DJ, collaborator, and producer are a virtual Cliffs Notes history of the scene.

LEAH GREENBLAT

24 Nov: Spundae, San Francisco, California, USA

Details

Spundae
1015 Folsom St
San Francisco
USA
Tickets: (415) 431-1200
Info: (415) 974-9389i

21 Nov: The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California, USA

Details

Viper Room
8852 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
USA
Tel: 310.358.1881
Fax: 310.652.8471

20 Nov: The High Chai:04 event release party, Angel Orensanz, New York, USA

Details

Angel Orensanz
172 Norfolk Street
New York , NY 10002
USA
Tel: (212) 529-7194 /Fax: (212) 529-1864

The Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts

This High Chai Records 12″ sampler release in 2001 FOR PROMO ONLY LIMITED EDITION VINYL was GOTOASA.org’s (Gen Om Takes On AIDS in South Asia) calling card for the makeLOVEmakeWAR “awareness” campaign. GOTOASA.org’s musician/friends from the UK and US were called upon to join forces to wage war on the AIDS epidemic via track contributions from the likes of State Of Bengal, Temple Of Sound feat ADF frontman Deeder Zaman, Ming + FS, Marque “Innamost” Gilmore + Aref Durvesh (Tabla wizard/Nitin Sawhney), Karsh Kale, Somatic and many others.

The GOTOASA.org awareness campaign received much press via coverage on CNN, MTV-Asia, Zee-TV, ITV and more. DK and Waris were invited by UNDP’s Shashi Tharoor to participate in the Town Hall Meeting in 2001 and speak about their project alongside Nan Anaan, Blaine Trump, Danny Glover and moderator, Daljit Dhaliwal.

The High Chai:04 event release party in LES at the Angel Orensantz Foundation space was a huge success in NYC drawing a crowd of 750. Event / Product Sponsors included Girbaud, XLR8R, Trace, Vice, Wadia Movietone, MOTO, Odwalla + more. Performers and presenters included A Guy Called Gerald, DK and Waris, WUNMI, Karsh Kale, Sussan Deyhim, Graham Haynes, Navdeep. Visuals by Panoptic/Kenzo Minami. Art by: Kimou Meyer @ BASE Design. Art Auction curated by James Fuentes. Art contributions included works from RoStar, Ryan McGinness… The event was hosted and presented by GOTOASA.org co-founders DK Khambata and actor/jewelry designer Waris Singh Ahluwalia.

More on this webpage

 
October 2000
 
"Fever UK Tour"

(featuring live vocals from Heather Mabin & David Simpson)
A Guy Called Gerald - "Fever UK Tour"
14 Oct: Good Groove, The Blue Mountain Night Club, Bristol, England

Details

Blue Mountain Night Club,
2 Stokes Croft,
Bristol.
BS1 3PR
England

Saturday 14th October - Chocolate City
10pm - 4am

3 years after his last storming Bristol set, A Guy Called Gerald returns to the Blue Mountain for another drum and bass session. Supported by the Chocolate City regulars: Seraphim, August, Moulinex The Blender, DJ D, D'Jazzy and Bowman. Recommended!

13 Oct: Fabric, London, England
13 Oct: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Fabric, Charterhouse Street, London, England

Details

13 Oct: Fabric, Charterhouse Street, London, England

Knowledge Mag presents:

A Guy Called Gerald (Live),
DJ A-Trak,
Touche (The Wiseguys),
James Lavelle,
Deadly Avenger,
Trace,
Fierce & Matrix,
Ed Rush,
Dom & Roland,
Electric Lane,
MC's Ryme Tyme & Bas,
Mr. Scruff,
Ross Allex.

Fabric Live,
77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1
England
10pm-5am, £10/£8 NUS, Info 0207 490 0444

"Gauloises Blonde Cookin' Blue Tour"

(featuring live vocals from Heather Mabin & David Simpson)
A Guy Called Gerald Live - "Gauloises Blonde Cookin' Blue Tour"
12 Oct: Muffat Halle, Munich, Germany

Details

Vorschau
Muffathalle
Zellstraße 4
81667 München
Germany
Tel: 089-45 87 50 10
Fax: 089-45 87 50 50

"gauloises blondes cookin' blue" present
A Guy Called Gerald
Konzert
donnerstag, 12.10.2000
20:00 uhr

11 Oct: Opium, Frankfurt, Germany

Details

Opium,
Am Salzhaus 4
60311 Frankfurt
Frankfurt/Main (Hessen)
Germany
Tel: 069/13376072
10 Oct: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
10 Oct: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Details

Markthalle
Hamburg
Germany
13 Oct: WMF, Berlin, Germany

Details

WMF
Johannisstraße 20-21
10117 Berlin-Mitte
U6 Oranienburger-Tor
Germany


A Guy Called Gerald Live,


A Guy Called Gerald Live,

8 Oct: Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany

Details

Stadtgarten Stadtgarten
Venloer Straße 40
50672 Köln
(+49) 0221 952994-0

Stadtgarten, Venloer Str. 40 20:30h, Stud!o K7: A Guy called Gerald "Essence"

7 Oct: Club Baikonur, Essen, Germany
7 Oct: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Club Baikonur, Essen, Germany

Details

Kernschmelze
Club Baikonur
Essen
Germany
Adresse: Altendorferstr.131 - 45143 Essen Phone: 0201-8965103

5 Oct: Sound Park OST, Würzburg, Germany

Details

Soundpark Ost,
Gattinger Straße
97076 Würzburg
Germany
Tel.: (0931) 230 80

A Guy Called Gerald

Wo soll man anfangen, mit dem Typen der Gerald genannt wird? Soll man von der Kirche in Manchester erz�hlen, wo er in den frühen 70ern neben seiner Mutter sitzt, den Orgelkl�ngen lauscht und beschlie�t. Musiker zu werden? Oder vom Soul der "Jackson Five", die ihn einige Jahre sp�ter aus der Langeweile retteten? Von den Scratchbeat Mastern (sp�tere 808 State), seiner ersten Band, nachdem Soul zu Funk und Funk zu HipHop geworden war? Oder man bezeichnet den Wahl-New-Yorker schlichtweg als Pionier der elektronischen Musik, der seit den Acid-House-Tagen ein Garant f�r wegweisende Produktionen und mit seinem Schaffen in den fr�hen 90ern ein Vorreiter des Drum&Bass ist.

Jedenfalls ver�ffentlichte er im Juli mit "Essence" (amazon.de) nach einer Zeit der juristisch bedingten Abstinenz vom Plattenmarkt (�rger mit dem Ex-Label) das - ohne �bertreibung - fetteste Elektro-/Breakbeat-Album des Jahres. Und eben dieses wird er am Donnerstag, den 5. Oktober live im Soundpark Ost pr�sentieren - und live hei�t hier nicht, da� da der Typ, der Gerald genannt wird, hinter einem Pult an ein paar Reglern herumschraubt. Im Gegenteil "A Guy Called Gerald" kommt mit einer richtigen Band und DJ lan Simmons aka Juryman fürs Vorprogramm.

Regie
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Darsteller
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luft demnuchst am ...

4 Oct: Cadillac, Oldenburg, Hamburg, Germany

Details

Cadillac
Huntestr. 4a
26135 Oldenburg
Hamburg
Germany
Telefon: 04 41 / 2 56 64 

 
September 2000
 
28 Sep: The Elbow Room, Manhatten, New York, USA

Details

The Elbow Room,
144 Bleeker St.
New York City
USA
24 Sep: La Nuits Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

Details

Les Nuits Botanique,
rue Royale, 236
1210 Bruxelles
Brussels
Belgium
Tel : 32(2) 226.12.11
E-mail: info.tickets@botanique.be

Prix : Normal : 650 BEF / Pr�vente : 550 BEF / Bota'Carte : 450 BEF sa 23|09 :

Chapiteau : Hooverphonic (b) - A Guy Called Gerald (gb) - Airlock (b)
Orangerie : Melon Galia (b) - Ben's Symphonic Orchestra (f) - Nestor Is Bianca (f)
Rotonde : General Alcazar (f) - Thierry Stremler (f)
Musee : Bebel Gilberto (brasil) - Zend Avesta (f)

-- Nuits Botanique - festival from 15 to 30 sept.
With: A Guy Called Gerald (UK), Bebel Gilberto (Brazil), Hooverphonic, Airlock,...
@ Botanique cultural centre, 238 rue Royale - 1210 Brussels

20 Sep: DKNY Store, Manhatten, New York, USA

Details

DKNY Store,
New York City,
USA
new york city
655 madison avenue
212.223.DKNY
19 Sep: DKNY Store, Manhatten, New York, USA

Details

DKNY Store,
New York City,
USA
new york city
655 madison avenue
212.223.DKNY
14 Sep: Sympatik, Mix Move 2000, Le Rex Club, Paris, France
14 Sep: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Sympatik, Le Rex Club, Paris, France

Details

Sympatik, Le Rex Club, Paris, France
With: A Guy Called Gerald (DJ), Cedr'x
(Mix Move 2000)?

No information available (was listed on the !K7 website)

"The only downside is the apparent absence of the big league DJs. Both Laurent Garnier and Carl Cox were pencilled in for sets, but neither of them seem to be present. Likewise, Gilles Peterson, Romanthony, Josh Wink, Dimitri From Paris, A Guy Called Gerald and Underground Resistance's Rolando are all in Paris for the consecutive Mix Move 2000 but, criminally, none of them play the festival's central event! In fact, the nearest we ever get to 'Knights of The Jaguar' is when some wise DJ drops the first 30 seconds of it into a mix of deep trance. The best thing is that it doesn't even matter, because the rest of the deck-wreckers surrender their sound systems to a flowing array of hard house and banging techno, with occasional diversions into drum'n'bass and jungle. Two wee floats house live percussionists creating a tantalising stream of Brazilian - jazz fusion, but the subtlety of their tracks is completely lost amidst the stew of breaks'n' beats, as Paris raves the afternoon away. "

http://www.nme.com/reviews/5277.htm

 
August 2000
 
26 Aug: Cream, Montreal, Canada
26 Aug: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Cream, Montreal, Canada

Details

Cream,
Montreal,
Canada

24 Aug: Justice League, San Francisco, California, USA

Details

Justice League

"Yet, at Justice League, Gerald played some grinding Techstep for an hour, then stopped and started playing Tech/House to end the evening. Good stuff"

Tim Pratt from mailing list archive

24 Aug: Beta Lounge, San Francisco, California, USA

Details

Beta Lounge,
San Francisco,
USA

Link to audio

"This is a great stuff, great collection of great artists. Nice & soulfull warm up with Q.Boogie. Great collection and selection of vinyls, you must love it, if you have a hearth in chest. After him is Guy called Gerald's set of selected tunes, great stuff! And after him you can find Tyson's speedbass set. Amazing! Lickin' fingers good! Peace...."

suppamack :: Apr 16, 2004 :: 2:26 AM

24 Aug: Amoeoba Records, San Francisco, California, USA

Details

Ameoba Records

"I realize A Guy Called Gerald isn't Detroit, but he has a lot of connections with Detroit and also played at the DEMF.

Anyway, Gerald played three sets in SF last night at Amoeba Records, a Beta Lounge live set and at Justice League.I missed Amoeba, but at Beta Lounge (www.betalounge.com), he played predominantly House and Techno and very little Drum 'n' Bass (and looked very bored for most of the set). "

Tim Pratt from mailing list archive

22 Aug: The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California, USA
22 Aug: A Guy Called Gerald / Lady Kier, The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California, USA

Details

Viper Room
8852 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
USA
Tel: 310.358.1881
Fax: 310.652.8471

atmosphere 133 with dj carbo, jumping jack frost, dj lady kier and a guy called gerald

Atmosphere, Jumping Jack Frost, DJ Lady Kier, A Guy Called Gerald at The Viper Room

22 Aug: DubLab.com, USA

Details

DubLab.Com USA
Live Session, Interview & Competition at their website - now, unfortunately, removed... :-(

19 Aug: Kolner Filmhaus, Cologne, Germany

Details

Filmhaus,
Maybachstraße 111
Nordstadt
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
50670
Germany

DJ Set - Real Audio Available at !K7 Website

"CLUB a guy called gerald - dj-set funkstorung - live terranova - dj-set dj ease aka. nightmares on wax - dj-set Cinema Beth Hirsch - live Bohren & the Club of Gore (Wonder Records) live Shantel - live stefan struver - dj-set"

13 Aug: La Route Du Rock 10, Fort de Saint Père, Saint Père, France
13 Aug: A Guy Called Gerald Live, La Route Du Rock 10, Fort de Saint Père, Saint Père, France

Details

Festival Of Rock
Fort de Saint Père
35430 Saint-Père
France
2000

Placebo | Laurent Garnier | Roni Size Reprazent | Death In Vegas | Day One | Gonzales | The Baby Namboos | Zend Avesta | Bentley Rhythm Ace | Saint-Etienne | Dot Allison | Smith & Mighty | A Guy called Gerald | Badly Drawn Boy | The Flaming Lips | The Delgados | Shane Cough

Tickets:

- By telephone: 00.33.2.99.53.50.30, or at the venue.

Prices:

- Single day ticket: 150 Francs (22,87 euro) in advance, or 160 Francs (24,39 euro) at the venue.
- Three day pass: 360 Francs (54,88 euro) in advance, or 380 Francs (57,93 euros ) at the venue.

Images from here

Manchester encore avec A GUY CALLED GERALD, mais la teinte est beaucoup plus noire, la musique plus charnue. le drum & bass eclaire de A GUY CALLED GERALD est beaucoup plus federateur que celui du tr�s radical RONI SIZE. Beats moins durs, basse jou�e par un giant arme de sept (!) cordes, voix feminine tres soul... la musique se fait chaleureuse est enveloppante. Tres bonne reaction du public (au moins celui qui n'est pas parti bouffer des crepes en relant "il est ou le rock").

 
July 2000
 
13 July: Studio K7's Essence, Love and Bass, Anchorage, Brookyn, New York, USA
13 July: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Studio K7's Essence, Love and Bass, Anchorage, Brookyn, New York, USA

Details

13 July: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Studio K7's Essence, Love and Bass, Anchorage, Brookyn, New York, USAStudio K7's Essence, Love And Bass,
Anchorage,
The foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Landing
Brooklyn, NY
USA
(10pm - 3am)
$13.50

The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage is located inside the base of the Brooklyn Bridge at Cadman Plaza West at the intersection of Hicks Street and Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Take the 2 or 3 train to Clark Street or the A or C train to High Street. Walk down Cadman Plaza West toward the river under the BQE overpass, the Anchorage entrance is to the right.

From VH1:

"Futuristic drum & bass producer A Guy Called Gerald will perform with a five-piece band on Thursday (July 13) at the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage in New York. The event, titled "Essence Love And Bass" (a reference to Gerald's upcoming LP, Essence), also will feature fellow Bristol, England, natives Smith & Mighty, with MC Kelz, and UK trip-hop producer Tim "Love" Lee. ..."

july 13 - STUDIO K7'S ESSENCE, LOVE & BASS
Smith and Mighty
A Guy Called Gerald (aka Gerald Simpson)
Tim "Love" Lee of Tummy Touch
with visuals by MVD
$12 adv/$15 door/10pm door

 
June 2000
 
30 June: Shine, New York, USA

Details

The Shine,
285 W Broadway,
Canal Street,
New York 10013
USA
Tel: (212) 941-0900

(Venue has now closed, now known as The Canal Room)

NME REVIEW:

"Gerald Simpson, a.k.a. A Guy Called Gerald, ended his five-year drought on new material yesterday (June 30th) by performing to a packed house at Shine in New York City, where Simpson now makes his home. Finley Quaye was supposed to share the bill, but as Simpson later apologises, he couldn't make it. At times, the music slid into the background, as on soulful tracks like "Humanity", "Fever (or a Flame)", "Universal Spirit" and "Could You Understand". Then it rushes back, rattling the tiny club's rafters with earth-shaking bass. A ragga number skitters in; deep house grooves shuffle out. Then there's "Voodoo Ray", the acid house anthem that thrills the crowd immensely. "

15 June: Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
15 June: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Details

Sonar Festival
Barcelona
Spain

The 7th International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art - aka SONAR 2000 - is shaping up to be a pretty outstanding event. Taking place June 15-17 in Barcelona, Spain, SONAR is being touted as "the obligatory meeting point for an alert public, cutting-edge artists and the most influential professionals from the sectors of music and modern arts".

Artists confirmed for live sets so far include DEATH IN VEGAS, MARC ALMOND, SUPERCOLLIDER, AUTECHRE, LUKE SLATER, CHICKS ON SPEED, GENTLE PEOPLE, HERBERT, V/VM and many more - not to mention the label-specific showcase events from Mute (with PAN AMERICAN, ADD N TO X, SPEEDY J, etc.), Studio K7 (TERRANOVA, FUNKSTORUNG, A GUY CALLED GERALD, STEREO MCs), Scape (KIT CLAYTON, BURNT FRIEDMAN, POLE) and others.

Also appearing will be more than 70 DJs including CARL COX, JEFF MILLS, CRISTIAN VOGEL, RICHIE HAWTIN, PANACEA, TOM MIDDLETON and JOHN ACQUAVIVA.

Tickets go on sale May 2nd via the SONAR website.

Sonar Festival 2000 Archived Website.

11 June: Fest Elektropolis, Mulhouse, France

Details

Fest Elektropolis
Mulhouse
France
9 June: Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Details

BIKINI TEST
Joux-Perret 3
CP 2309
CH-2302 La Chaux-de-Fonds
T. +41 32 968 06 66
Switzerland
bikini@hugo.ch

5 June: New Morning, Paris, France
5 June: A Guy Called Gerald Live, New Morning, Paris, France

Details

New Morning
7, rue des Petites Ecuries,
10e, M' Chateau d'Eau,
Paris
France

featuring Louise Rhodes from Lamb
Plus Funkstörung (Live), Terranova (DJ Set), Beth Hirsch (Live)

Voici une soirée un peu exceptionnelle, qui d’avance laisse présager un certain eclectisme. En effet, c’est le label allemand Studio-K7 qui fait tourner une partie de leurs artistes.

Peu de monde devant la porte du New Morning, une trentaine de personnes quand on commence a rentrer. Mais petit a petit la salle se remplie, et c’est devant une salle a moitié pleine que va jouer Beth Hirsch.

Accompagnée d’une guitare et d’une contrebasse, Beth Hirsch se lance sans filet, et nous montre la force de sa voix, ses changements de tonalité, ses arrêts brusques, ses reprises, ses accélérations.

Superbes chansons pop, voix magnifique, vraiment rien a redire. Le public est silencieux et attend la dernière note pour applaudir.

Elle nous dit qu’elle est contente d’être là, ce qui fait plaisir, et elle prend le temps de nous parler des chansons qu’elle nous offre.

Vraiment une excellente découverte, et superbe début de soirée.

Un petit break, et c’est A Guy Called Gerald qui prend la place de Beth. On a beaucoup parlé de lui lors de la sortie de Black Secret Technology en 1995, album devenu culte, et c’est avec impatiente qu’est attendu le prochain : Essence.

Ce concert est en quelque sorte une préview de ce nouvel album, mais on restera perplexe. En effet la musique est agréable, alternant entre drum’n bass tranquille et jungle dansante. D’ailleurs le public maintenant en nombreux squatte la piste et s’en donne a coeur joie.

Quant à nous, on retiendra la superbe prestation de Louise Rhodes, chanteuse de Lamb, sur le magnifique Humanity, titre drum’n bass aux mélodies aériennes.

Globalement, une prestation honnête, mais qui musicalement se retrouve un peu a là traîne, un peu trop emprunt au trip-hop.

Pour terminer, la raison de notre présence ici, Funkstörung. C’est derrière un ordinateur portable et quelques instruments électronique tenant sur une petite table, que les deux artistes sont cachés, laissant place à MC pour quelques pas de break dance.

Les premiers morceaux sont rugueux, aux intonations hip-hop. Pas le meilleur de Funkstörung, mais il semblerait que ce soit la direction qu’ils comptent prendre. Le phrasé du MC y est pour beaucoup, mais on n’aimera pas trop également ses gentils avertissements : "Attention, vous allez entendre là quelque chose de vraiment différent", ou bien "Je défis quiconque de danser sur le prochain morceau", ou encore "ces deux mecs sont carrément fous".

Franchement, on s’en tape.

Et puis il se calme, les morceaux deviennent plus planant, les mélodies superbes et en parfaite opposition avec les rythmiques déstructurées et métalliques. L’ambiance monte, le public apprécie, et en redemande.

Ce fut vraiment une excellente prestation de la part de deux musiciens présent pour son public. Alors que le concert semble finis, le public demandant un rappel avec insistance, ils reviennent à la charge pour plusieurs morceaux, le MC invite tout le monde a venir danser sur la scène, etc...

Finalement il sera l’heure d’arrêter. Michael Fakesh et Chris de Luca se sentent obligés de continuer, pour leur public, mais le MC nous les enlèvera... définitivement.

A la prochaine !!....

Fabrice Allard
le 10/06/2000

From etherreal.com

4 June: Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany

Details

Kesselhaus
Berlin
Germany

3 June: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 June: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Details

Paradiso
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Plus Funkstörung (live), Stereo MC's (DJ), and Terranova (DJ)
Louise Rhodes from Lamb also sang live vocals on "Humanity"

1 June: Brixton Mass, Brixton, London, England
1 June: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Brixton Mass, Brixton, London, England

Details

Brixton Mass
St Matthews Church
Brixton SW2
London
England

Plus Funkstörung (live), Stereo MC's (DJ), and Terranova (DJ)
Louise Rhodes from Lamb also sang live vocals on "Humanity"

"A laptop, a mixing desk and sound like a stethoscope put to a troubled stomach, this, in essence, is Germany's Funkstörung. Sure, there are the operatives, Michael Fakesch and Chris De Luca, who first became renowned for remixing Wu-Tang Clan and Bjork. But they take electronica sheepishness to new levels, as they attempt to prove their headphones-filling mix of fragile melodies floating in dub swells can also waylay venues.

Rewardingly, think LFO-deep techno, flashes of Detroit rhythm and an impressive range of clunking and spluttering. Think of a sound both as crisp as daybreak and as crushing as an electric storm. But don't, sadly, think that for too long...

...Because the gawky reticence of the Funkstörung duo is welcome compared to the ungainly cockiness of their rapper chum, MC Triple H. His lyrics seemingly informed by Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, Ali G and Neuromancer, he emerges halfway through to ooze unconvincing menace. Then he leaps on the dancefloor to pester the small crowd into yelping karaoke-style into the mic. Then he nicks someone's beer. All traces of ice-cool techno gravitas disappeared some time ago.

Next up is A Guy Called Gerald. This Mancunian - who started out with 808 State and who pretty much invented drum'n'bass but left Goldie, Grooverider et al to scoop the plaudits - has been living on the fringes for over a decade, but this, believe it or not, is his live debut in front of a paying audience. [Erm, no it isn't! - Nick]

Perched as innocuously as Funkstörung behind his hardware, he introduces a slew of guest vocalists, including Lamb's Louise Rhodes, and, in tracks like 'Humanity' and 'Fever', a sound which sways uneasily between post-breakbeat chic landing right on time, and soul-tinged jungle emerging four years too late.

Funny thing is, when Gerald goes back to the beginning of his peculiar 'career', the results are as modern as this month's latest technological breakthrough. The track in question is 'Voodoo Ray', the proto-rave barrage of irregular rhythms and funky chimes which rocked warehouses, introduced clubland to the ingenious phrase 'Mental!' and showed the then dominant US that the UK was getting the hang of dance. Ten years on, British dance music and culture rules, but Gerald hides in the shadows. Something tells you that's the way it will always remain.

Andy Crysell"

NME, 17th June 2000

 
May 2000
 
29 May: DEMF, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA
29 May: A Guy Called Gerald Live, DEMF, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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29 May: A Guy Called Gerald Live, DEMF, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA

29 May: A Guy Called Gerald Live, DEMF, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA

29 May: A Guy Called Gerald Live, DEMF, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA

29 May: A Guy Called Gerald Live, DEMF, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Monday 29 May
DEMF Stage

Noon Clark Warner
1pm Sean Deason
2on Clark Warner
3pm Theorem
4pm Kevin Saunderson
6pm Rolando
8pm Derrick May
10pm Richie Hawtin

Motor Stage

Noon Derek Plaslaiko
2pm Derek Plaslaiko
4pm Mike Huckaby
6pm Bone
C-Pop Stage
Noon Ronin
2pm Lauren Flax
4pm A Guy Called Gerald
5pm Dego

Underground Stage

Noon Vitreous Flux
1pm Direct Beat Assasins
2pm Urban Tribe
4pm Keith Tucker/Puzzelbox
5pm Shake
7pm Detroit Grand Pubahs

Info from Wikipage here (and modified from the flyer above).

Flyers on technochick's Flickr photostream.

 
February 2000
 
3 March: The Cooler, West Village, New York, USA
3 March: A Guy Called Gerald, The Cooler, West Village, New York, USA

Details

BEN NEILL; WE; A GUY CALLED GERALD, the Cooler, 416 West 14th Street, West Village, (212) 229-0785. Ben Neill plays the mutantrumpet, a multi-belled contraption capable of tones both vivid and ghostly, in music that leans toward the ambient. Sharing the bill are We, which generates atmospheric sound collages, and A Guy Called Gerald, an English disc jockey and producer who was an early convert to the sparse propulsion of drum and bass. Tonight at 11; admission is $10 (Pareles).

 
February 2000
 
11 Feb: Radiate, USA

Details

Radiate,
USA
10pm until 7am 
info & directions 919.967.2852 or email
RADIATECREW@NETSCAPE.NET or RADIATECREW@YAHOO.COM
***all ages night for this very special show

 
January 2000
 
12 Jan: The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California, USA

Details

Viper Room
8852 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
USA
Tel: 310.358.1881
Fax: 310.652.8471