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A Mallaz Announcement!

Posted in Events, General Gobshiting, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by Mallaz

And So, The Mallaz Era Begins…

I’m here to make an announcement, well a couple of announcements actually. Due to hosting issues with my webhost, I’m back temporarily using this old blog for my witterings and gobshite ramblings until I get Mallaz.co.uk up and running fully armed and operational. Also, I may seem less vocal of late but I can confirm that I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes both in preparation for Mallaz.co.uk and other Mallaz Empire related projects that are in their early phases. So just watch this fukkin space!

Disclaimer

The very first point that I need to make is my disclaimer. You know of me by now and you know I speak my mind, no holds barred. Whether you like it or not, I couldn’t give two shits! I do what I do and it’s served me well so far. However, recent developments mean that Mallaz is no longer just an entity or one man working alone. Progress has been made and further negotiations are underway to expand The Mallaz Entity into The Mallaz Empire.

So to clarify, unless otherwise stated, any opinions, points of view or even praise and insults that I express on this blog, Mallaz.co.uk (when it’s eventually back in business) or any of my social networking profiles (such as Twitter, Facebook, my Facebook pages for my live music events Mallaz presents…, Horrorshow Artwork, Mallaz Music Management or Soundcloud etc) are my opinions, in my words, and are in no way connected to any person, brand or product that I am in any way affiliated with. I speak my mind and nobody else’s and I speak only for me.

Now that my disclaimer is out of the way, I can get on with some of my recent news. Reet, now to get cracking with some informative knacking.

 

Mallaz presents… BiG BEAT BRONSON (Exclusive & Intimate)

At The Bridge Hotel (map), Friday 28th September 2012

Exclusive eTicket Link

I may quite possibly have landed the mother of all intimate live music events in North East history!

Very recently local music heavyweights Baron Von Alias, MistaBreeze, Eliza Lawson & DJ Lkp combined their various talents to form BiG BEAT BRONSON. They debuted under the new guise at Mallaz presents… BiG BEAT BRONSON at The Cluny 2 on 7th July.

Following on from that incredible introductory showcase, the BiG BEAT BRONSON tribe released the much anticipated ‘May Contain Nuts’ EP in the first week of August and ‘May Contain Nuts’ proved to be well worth the wait, receiving several impressive reviews and much radio play.

A couple of weeks later came the ‘May Contain Nuts’ EP Launch Party at the highly-acclaimed O2 Academy 2 in Newcastle which, despite it’s relatively grand capacity, BiG BEAT BRONSON almost single-handedly sold out the O2 Academy 2 on their own merit. That’s no mean feat. The Academy 2 holds just shy of 400 people and BiG BEAT BRONSON are a group who are growing in magnitude and selling out any local venue that you put them in.

So now you’re wondering is how in the hell I have managed to swing a gig where the rapidly rising BiG BEAT BRONSON will play a highly exclusive and intimate gig in a venue that holds a mere 100 people?

Well, those of you who know of my work will know that I have been banging the drum for the BiG BEAT BRONSON cause since The Baron & Breeze days and can even make the claim that I am one of their most vocal supporters. I even list Steesh (the producer and brains behind Baron Von Alias and therefore BiG BEAT BRONSON) as one of my biggest musical inspirations, having learnt a lot through conversations with the man I claim to be a modern day genius! The confidence in their ability and the thought that they put into each and every live performance is second to none, yet it is in no way overshadowed by any form of arrogance as they manage to remain more humble than most musicians despite being Newcastle’s hottest musical product at the minute and having more right to brag and boast than any local act.

Many BiG BEAT BRONSON fans who decided to put off buying tickets for the EP launch at the O2 Academy found tickets difficult to acquire during the build up to the event and should hopefully have learnt from that experience that tickets are invented for a reason. That was a venue holding almost 400% more capacity than this intimate event at The Bridge Hotel and due to the limited capacity, yet another sell-out is expected.

In basic terms, BiG BEAT BRONSON will sell out venues with ease and for this event, being held at The Bridge Hotel, tickets are in very limited supply. Buy now, not five minutes time, not next week, not “oh I’ll do it soon”. This is BiG BEAT BRONSON performing at an intimate venue with only a handful of available tickets, IT WILL SELL OUT. Don’t get left behind crying that there’s no tickets left, this is your opportunity to ensure you don’t miss out.

It took a lot of extensive negotiations and more activity in the favour exchange market than Chelsea FC during a transfer window to book this highly-reputed and soon to be constantly in demand act. BiG BEAT BRONSON will fill any room in which they play and The Bridge Hotel is a venue that has to feel privileged to be hosting an event with the saviours of Newcastle’s music scene.

Support for this event will be provided by;

Teesside’s premier skiffletronica act Werbeniuk, a band singing songs about sheep, nuns and vomit.

and;

Newcastle-based funky party band Gingersnap & The Style Pile, now under the guidance of Mallaz Music Management.

This exclusive and intimate BiG BEAT BRONSON event is brought to you by Mallaz Presents…

Exclusive tickets are available from – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184442

http://www.bigbeatbronson.co.uk/

Mallaz Music Management

The Mallaz Entity is currently expanding into an empire with its latest addition, Mallaz Music Management, being added to my constantly growing portfolio; including where it all began in art with Horrorshow Artwork and my live music events extension of The Mallaz Entity, Mallaz presents…, which ironically has begun to flourish since the demise of Order 66’s monthly nights of live music at The Telegraph.

This latest extension of The Mallaz Entity, the Mallaz Music Management division has been added to the empire due to being recruited as manager and promoter of Gingersnap & The Style Pile.

 Gingersnap & The Style Pile are now the third band that I have managed and/or promoted, however they are the first to show enough talent and promise to warrant an all out promotional push and have the ability to make it bigger than the two previous failed bands that I have managed.

The first band I managed, Casino, folded due to their singer Richard cancelling their last two ever scheduled gigs. Richard was also brought in by Ben, who along with me co-founded Downtown Lester Brown, a band unheard of since my departure which again was mostly down to Richard and his unwarranted god complex after playing a small venue in front of thirty-odd paying customers. Despite his ego-driven superstar status, Richard the Musical Rapist has failed to achieve any level of success in music within ten years of being in and/or ruining bands.

On the other hand, Gingersnap & The Style Pile are a unique product that I had dubbed “Newcastle’s Ultimate Party Band” even long before being asked to become involved with them. Their quirky fusion of Funk, Ska and Reggae complete with Dan on the Sax and Cool Eddie on Bass as well as Gingersnap herself, Joanne, on vocals with her distinctive voice and beautiful red hair (gingers have the same effect on me as Kryptonite does on Superman), the First Dan on Drums and my pal Hal on the Guitar. The Style Pile are looking to extend their tribe and add a tromboner as well as the odd occasions where I join the band on stage and play Air Guitar, although we did have issues with a snapped string and feedback from said Air Guitar when Gingersnap & The Style Pile performed a supporting slot at Mallaz presents… Head Of Light Entertainment at The Cluny 2.

My first job as the curator of the funkadelic nature in Gingersnap & The Style Pile is boosting their profile, acquiring supporting slots and arranging live events. As well as pushing them to have at minimum an EP recorded and ready for pushing in the very near future. To contact me for anything related to Gingersnap & The Style Pile drop me an email at – mallaz.thestylepile@hotmail.com

In the meantime click on the following links to Gingersnap & The Style Pile’s online profiles.

Soundcloud

Facebook

Twitter

THEY’VE GOT FUKKIN SPACESUITS AND EVERYTHING!!!

Posted in Music, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Mallaz

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze dropped the video for ‘Impact’ featuring Eliza Lawson today to mark the official release of the ‘Brace For The Impact’ EP.  So that’s it, if you haven’t already downloaded ‘Brace For The Impact’ then you’ve missed the chance to get it for free.  It’s now on iTunes and the other major distributers, where you’ll have to pay to download it.  Click on the following link for my review of the EP.

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze – Brace For The Impact (review)

‘Impact’ is yet another imaginative video from Baron & Breeze; they’ve got fukkin spacesuits and everything!

‘Impact’ retains the low-budget B-movie effects we’ve come to expect from Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze and features some sterling acting performances from Kriss Lkp Richardson as the Control Room Guy and Eliza Lawson’s son, Joshua Lynch, as The Alien.

The video begins with Baron & Breeze on a space-shuttle pissing about in space when they suffer technical difficulties and crash-land on a foreign planet.  After crash-landing, and yet more pissing about, they spot an alien in the distance.  Clad in silver American space-suits, the first reaction of the two intergalactic explorers upon seeing the alien is to draw their weapons and proceed to chase the poor thing through the streets of Whitley Bay!

It is simply just epic silliness from Baron & Breeze as they continue to put the fun back into music.  This video does the track justice and is in keeping with the comic book style of Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze.  ‘Impact’ is a strong track from a brilliant EP produced by Steesh, the brains behind the Baron, check out the video on the next link.

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze (ft. Eliza Lawson) – Impact (video)

While I’m on the subject of Baron & Breeze, I also seen them performing live at The Head of Steam in Newcastle again on Saturday night.  They were performing at Off Your Heed Pet, a charity fundraiser event supporting Sam’s Trust, who work with families of children suffering cancer and leukaemia.

Sam’s Trust – http://www.samstrust.org/

As is standard with Baron & Breeze, it was another highly entertaining set complete with space-suits that make them look like big, camp baked potatoes, guest vocals from the brilliant Eliza Lawson and a man in track swallowing MistaBreeze’s cream on ‘Fucking Around’.  Pure filth!

Also performing were Bird Island and Tissue Culture.  I missed Tissue Culture as I’m always late but I was very impressed by Bird Island.  They were a bit different.  They don’t use a conventional drum kit and their drummer was their singer.  He was also being leaked on from the women’s toilets upstairs.  ‘Reflections’ was a track that particularly stood out for me.  You can find more of Bird Island on Facebook or Soundcloud on the following links.

Bird Island on Facebook

Bird Island on Soundcloud

Also check out Tissue Culture on Facebook and Bandcamp.

Tissue Culture on Facebook

Tissue Culture on Bandcamp

It wasn’t just a night of live music either.  Kamille Davis auctioned off the opportunity to shave parts of her head to raise money for Sam’s Trust, some dude paid £20 for an Easter Egg and other such things were auctioned off.

In charge of running the auctions and all the announcement work was my old school-mate and Local Music Show presenter Nathan Wood from Spark FM.  Listen to Nathan’s local music showcase every Sunday afternoon from 4pm until 7pm on 107FM local radio or online at – http://www.sparksunderland.com/

Nathan also writes a blog, following in my foot-steps, check that out and follow him on Twitter on the following links.

Nathan Wood’s Blog

Nathan Wood on Twitter

Also while I’m on the subject of Twitter, you might as well follow me, @Mallaz84

You can also see Baron Von Alias, MistaBreeze and Eliza Lawson performing at The Egg at The Telegraph this Saturday.  For more details of that check the following links.

The Egg

The Egg – Facebook Event

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