Music Gear News
Bloc Party guitarist joins Ash
Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack will join Ash on their forthcoming UK tour.
The musician told how he was once in a tribute band to the Irish pop rockers, and can't wait to play with the band at a show in Japan and then across the UK, with talk he may also appear at some festivals with them over the summer.
He explained: "I've always loved Ash - my first-ever stage performance was part of an Ash covers band, so when they asked me to join them on their forthcoming tour I jumped at the chance!
"And it's not like I need to spend months practicing or anything. I remember quite a lot of the old stuff."
Ash - comprised of singer and guitarist Tim Wheeler, drummer Rick McMurray and bassist Tim Hamilton- have been without a second guitarist since 2006, when guitarist Charlotte Hatherley left the group after nine years as rhythm guitarist.
Russell - who has been in Bloc Party since the band formed in 2003, although they are on hiatus for 2010 - said he thinks it will be "weird" being part of another group.
He said: "I guess the only weird part would be spending so much time with people I don't really know. I'm not sure how that will work out, but we seem to have got on well so far."
Meanwhile Russell's bandmate, Kele Okereke, announced he will be playing a solo acoustic show as part of this year's series of Ibiza Rocks concerts at the end of August.Posted on 17 Mar 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Recent Music News
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.
Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.
A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.
The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.