Had an excellent night at the Surf Café, the reaction from the crowd massively gratifying and these folk clearly know a great Queen cover when they hear it, ha! It was voted the best independent live music venue in the North east a week later by the Chronicle: coincidence or no? You decide. But go check
We went dahn sarf to play as part of a night hosted by promo company, Absent Kelly. After a great evening of music we headed to do some karaoke somewhere around Waterloo. Slightly less great music but much entertainment. We sobered up enough the next day to go to Brixton to pay homage to David Bowie
The town of Namsos has a week long music festival every year and we were very pleased to be invited to play at the Kulture Haus- great venue and some really interesting acts on the bill; some jazz, some spectacular trad musicians and more. Hoping to be asked back to play ‘Rock City’ hotel next year,
We played a gig in the New Castle for ‘Time and tide’ event company. Playing in the chapel of the 12 century building, we don’t know if they had considered this at the point of build but as well as being well fortified, the acoustics were excellent..
We’ve had a jaunt to Oxford to play at the Wheatsheaf ; great gig and some rowdy folk! We like that. And there were cream teas a-plenty and the Pitt Rivers museum. If you haven’t been, go. A better collection of shrunken heads you may never find.
The Boiler Shop Steamer is always a great gig and this was no expectation, never mind the large and enthusiastic crowd, the massive variety of drinks and food on offer-coffee martini please-theres open fires everywhere from all the kitchens giving the whole place a smoky, indoor but outdoor feel. Like glamping with better lighting.
Not only did we get to enjoy a gig by the lovely and talented ‘Girlpool’- LA to Sunderland, its a well accepted path-we opened the show for them too. The good people of NARC were there and wrote about it. Cos that’s what they do. LIVE REVIEW: Girlpool, Iceni @ Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland (16.11.14) The LA
Which sounds like it would be the greatest show on earth but in fact its merely our bad selves trotting from place to place- we’ve played a few (thang yew, thang yew verr much), turned down a few (why must band members take holiday? Perform in other places? Why is the 23rd of August apparently
ICENI are dead chuffed to announce that we’ll be supporting (musically rather than emotionally) Jamie Cullum at his Gateshead gig on the 18th of October in Hall 1 of the Sage Gateshead. Apparently so impressed was he of the quality of the acts on the nationwide ‘BBC introducing’ site that he decided to pick an