Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Tea Street Band

Ralph has just been extolling the virtues of Johnny and the Giros up in Scotland for getting us up on the dance floor and getting down with our bad selves when lo and behold Liverpool lads The Tea Street Band are doing exactly the same thing!

Remember the spirit of 88? Dole queues getting bigger, the Tories in power and class war on the streets.  But at the same time, shining out of the gloom, came the birth of Acid House which was one of the most significant cultural movements of the 20th Century. For those of you too young to remember the first time round Jack to Phono bring us the combined musical goodness that is Tea Street Band!

The big news at the moment is that 'Disco Lights' is building airplay on BBC Radio's 1 and 2 with long time fan Janice long featuring it this week.  Here's a video of the guys at Red Bull Studios performing the anthem that is 'Disco Lights'.

Other big news The Tea Street Band are featuring in New York SoundCity 2013 along with Reverend And The MakersThe EnemyK.O.F,The Verdict and Brodka

 Latest and most up to date news is their Pledge Music project to fund their debut album.  Details below.....


The Tea Street Band' debut album project is under way! 

Be part of it & make it happen through PledgeMusic #ptfo

The Tea Street band are ready to record our debut album….
With an arsenal of tracks already written, we are ready and itching start work in the studio. Rather than sit and wait around we discovered that PledgeMusic could provide us with the platform to maintain momentum, looking to have the album recorded and ready for release by autumn 2013.
We love the idea of giving our fans the opportunity to follow the making of the album closely with us. From day one of recording, through to its release.
We also want to raise some money for charity and we plan to donate some of the proceeds of our campaign to the ‘Alder Hey Childrens Charity’. This helps fund the busiest children’s hospital in the UK and its research, which helps to improve the quality of life for children across the world.
We’ve come up with a list of special things for the project, there is a good mix of items and exclusive experiences. The idea is simple; check the list, see what you like the look of, make a pledge and get a boss Tea Street item or experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Once our target has been reached the album will be under production, ready and available to enjoy as soon as possible.
Massive respect to you all for taking the time to read this. Thank you, the amazing support we receive means a lot.


Alder Hey Children's Charity
10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Alder Hey Children's Charity.

Photo of kooky

In the past 12 months they've organized a series of pop up warehouse parties in their native Liverpool. These have featured DJs from the city’s famous venues such as Cream and Chibuku. Tea Street Band are a combo that combines 808 State with Doves and The Happy Mondays. The band have a remix and production relationship with fellow Liverpudlian Kooky Music. 

Recent appearances at Liverpool Sound City and Hoxton have only boosted their live credentials. They join Bird and The Seal Cub Clubbing Club onto the London based Jack to Phono's Liverpool books . Already making waves on BBC Introducing in Merseyside , Dave Monks is tipping them as one to watch.

'Fiesta' has Ibiza anthem written all over it, visions of sunny summer days on the beach and heady nights in the clubs.....a bit of a floor filler that's got to get the crowds attention at their gigs.....

In a recent interview they said....."I think we need to keep doing our own raves, keep playing to more people and spread the love."  It's that mentality of taking their music to the people in pop-up gigs that keeps them fresh in today's climate where bands struggle to find venues.

Get on it!  As for me I'm stickin' the headphones on and playing 'Push The Feeling On' full blast.......


Recent press quotes.....
“Think of The Charlatans meeting The Chemical Brothers and lap up the finest cuppa that clubbers can come across”

John Earls, Daily Star


“Think of 808 state having a meeting mid channel to hear some French electronic by Space Disco You need to check these out soon – Come on were British we love a cuppa”

Dave Monks, BBC Introducing

“A glacial slab of guitar-led house that flies us to an Ibizan terrace for cocktails with The Whitest Boy Alive and Aeroplane. It’s really quite beautiful”

Neil Condron, High Voltage

“A shared love of rave culture is present in their output – it’s soaring, distinctly Balearic and sounds as much European as it is rooted in English rock and roll”

Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo

“Their unique sound consisting of straight forward rock n roll combined with heavy drum and bass, techno and House music creates a fusion that can only be described as euphoric; carrying everyone along on the wave of euphoria sweat was dripping everywhere as the five guys sent the crowd delirious.”

Gina Kershaw, ManGoneBlog

“After a scintillating recent performance at Liverpool Sound City, they’ve ardently begun to win over very man and his dog

Joshua Nevett, Bido Lito

“Played on show”

Eddie Temple Morris, XFM

“Great Record, I’ll play it again on the show!”

John Kennedy XFM

“The Tea Street Band are cool as F**K”

Clint Boon XFM/Inspiral Carpets

“I love this record”

Janice Long- BBC Radio 2

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