KENNY PROCESS TEAM For several years this instrumental combo was active out of its London base. The intricate guitar-centered themes were largely composed by Kev Plummer, who would then teach the pieces phrase by phrase to bassist Matt Armstrong. The trio was completed by a drummer who figured out a way to play with sticks that had been shaved in half lengthwise, the result of attempts to play more quietly when the group's rehearsals aroused frequent complaints from the neighbors. After much rehearsing the group recorded a full album of material, 17 pieces total, for the Hemiola label. After the breakup of the band, this material was re-packaged along with a complete live set for release on the Bingo label. The group's touring efforts were largely confined to the United Kingdom, although it did make a few appearances on the European continent. For several years a second guitarist was added to the combo, and the physical appearance of Simon King (Deewogab) was certainly a contrast. While Plummer and Armstrong always played sitting down, and were every bit the picture of refined, polite English gentleman, Deewogab was an enormous black man with dreadlocks all the way down his back who always played standing up, towering over the others in a kind of rock star mode. Prior to a large U.K. tour in 1997, Deewogab had an unfortunate accident in Amsterdam: he fell into a canal, and had his leg impaled on a rusty 17th century mooring. Deewogab eventually left the band completely. The remaining trio had plans to become a house group for a London club the London Musicians' Collective was planning to open, but the venue never became a reality and this plan was abandoned, as were several proposed tours of the United States. The music of Plummer and cohorts remains of interest to fans of forward- looking electric guitar music with a rock base, and stylistically is somewhere between the precision control of surf rock groups such as the Ventures and the almost classical compositions Captain Beefheart created in collaboration with guitarists such as Zoot Horn Rollo and Gary Lucas. Eugene Chadbpourne (Following the tragic death of Simon King in September last year Rhodri Marsden (Scritti Politti, Prescott) has joined in his place)
HOWIE REEVE New album 'Not So Secret Garden' out now on Red Wig (Germany) and Mon Cul (France). Solo acoustic bass and singing; third album, 'smaller, now' (February 2016) is a joint release with The Audacious Art Experiment (UK) and Red Wig (Germany). 7" of bass duets with Minutemen/Stooges legend Mike Watt was released in September 2015. “As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List) "Life affirming...fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft." James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead) “Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow's DIY community…a breathtaking bass player." (Nicola Meighan, The Herald) "Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post- punk, avant-folk and free jazz. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan." (Chris Joynes)
HAPPY COUPLE The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on strings and David Ross on Jew’s Harp and Mouthbow. They are truly a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 21 years ago. The pair live at the southernmost tip of Epping Forest, where they like to spend much of their time, weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees. www.happycoupleisland.co.uk
club integral
club integral
London and Birmingham
Iklectic Old Paradise Yard 20 Carlisle Lane / Royal Street corner Archbishop’s Park London SE1 7LG
The Edge 79-81 Cheapside Birmingham B12 0QH
Saturday 20 April 2019 from 20:00-23:00 at Iklectic Club Integral presents Kenny Process Team Howie Reeve & The Happy Couple From 8pm. Tickets £10/£7 on the door.
KENNY PROCESS TEAM For several years this instrumental combo was active out of its London base. The intricate guitar-centered themes were largely composed by Kev Plummer, who would then teach the pieces phrase by phrase to bassist Matt Armstrong. The trio was completed by a drummer who figured out a way to play with sticks that had been shaved in half lengthwise, the result of attempts to play more quietly when the group's rehearsals aroused frequent complaints from the neighbors. After much rehearsing the group recorded a full album of material, 17 pieces total, for the Hemiola label. After the breakup of the band, this material was re-packaged along with a complete live set for release on the Bingo label. The group's touring efforts were largely confined to the United Kingdom, although it did make a few appearances on the European continent. For several years a second guitarist was added to the combo, and the physical appearance of Simon King (Deewogab) was certainly a contrast. While Plummer and Armstrong always played sitting down, and were every bit the picture of refined, polite English gentleman, Deewogab was an enormous black man with dreadlocks all the way down his back who always played standing up, towering over the others in a kind of rock star mode. Prior to a large U.K. tour in 1997, Deewogab had an unfortunate accident in Amsterdam: he fell into a canal, and had his leg impaled on a rusty 17th century mooring. Deewogab eventually left the band completely. The remaining trio had plans to become a house group for a London club the London Musicians' Collective was planning to open, but the venue never became a reality and this plan was abandoned, as were several proposed tours of the United States. The music of Plummer and cohorts remains of interest to fans of forward-looking electric guitar music with a rock base, and stylistically is somewhere between the precision control of surf rock groups such as the Ventures and the almost classical compositions Captain Beefheart created in collaboration with guitarists such as Zoot Horn Rollo and Gary Lucas. Eugene Chadbpourne (Following the tragic death of Simon King in September last year Rhodri Marsden (Scritti Politti, Prescott) has joined in his place) HOWIE REEVE New album 'Not So Secret Garden' out now on Red Wig (Germany) and Mon Cul (France). Solo acoustic bass and singing; third album, 'smaller, now' (February 2016) is a joint release with The Audacious Art Experiment (UK) and Red Wig (Germany). 7" of bass duets with Minutemen/Stooges legend Mike Watt was released in September 2015. “As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional…his approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.” (Matt Evans, The List) "Life affirming...fragile, funny, oozing with empathy and above all fantastic songcraft." James T McKay (The Cosmic Dead) “Unplugged-punk genius Howie Reeve is a linchpin in Glasgow's DIY community…a breathtaking bass player." (Nicola Meighan, The Herald) "Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the current British underground. Having spent over 20 years playing in a number of key Glasgow bands, since 2012 he has been performing solo on acoustic bass guitar, delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk, avant-folk and free jazz. Increasingly turning to songwriting, he further engages audiences with cryptic, intimate and unsettling lyrics. Resolutely DIY in his approach to music, he lives in Glasgow but appears to be perpetually on tour, whether in the UK, Europe or Japan." (Chris Joynes) HAPPY COUPLE The Happy Couple are Judith Goodman on strings and David Ross on Jew’s Harp and Mouthbow. They are truly a happy couple, who first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 21 years ago. The pair live at the southernmost tip of Epping Forest, where they like to spend much of their time, weather permitting, playing music to the birds and trees. www.happycoupleisland.co.uk
Saturday 20 April 2019 from 20:00-23:00 at Iklectic
club integral
club integral
Iklectic Old Paradise Yard 20 Carlisle Lane / Royal Street corner Archbishop’s Park London SE1 7LG
Birmingham & London
The Edge 79-81 Cheapside Birmingham B12 0QH
Club Integral presents Kenny Process Team Howie Reeve & The Happy Couple From 8pm. Tickets £10/£7 on the door.