The Uninvited original rock band from Wales
OK, well I have had their lead singer, Andy Bellis, on my Facebook friends list for a while now, and for the life of me I couldn’t say when or how we connected. This happens a lot because I have a rubbish memory.
Now most recently I noticed a post that Andy put up, about being refused entry to a live music gig for not knowing the lead singer’s name. This blew up into a big media frenzy when NME wrote about it, and every other blogger, and news organisation jumped at the story.
I wrote a blog post about this under the subject A Masterclass in how to turn a bad thing into positive PR but guess what? I still hadn’t actually taken the time to listen to Andy’s band!
“For shame”, I hear you cry, but wait, for who here is without sin?
Think back, did one of your mates ever say they were in a band, and ask you to check them out?
Did you hear about a great band from a friend but never even visit the link that they posted on your wall??
You know it! So don’t go casting the first stone in your musical greenhouse.
So, I expect you can imagine how nervous I was when I went over to their Reverbnation profile. I mean; what if they were crap? What if it was just random screaming, or the singer was flat, or there was just a lifeless generic sound; what IF, they sounded like Coldplay???
Well you have to hit the play button to find out, and I was greeted by a good solid, real sounding drum beat, and a keyboard sound that at first led me to think this might be a little bit prog, but it isn’t prog. It is actually quite good retro eighties synth rock. Yeah, just a little bit New Wave, a hint of Tubeway Army about it.
It really is a turn-up for the books; quite frankly, serendipitous; could be Duran Duran in places, or even; a more manly Soft Cell. Especially “Ghosts In The Mirror”.
I reckon this band ought to exchange notes with Ian James who I reviewed a little while ago. He is from the East Coast USA, and maybe if both artists work together they could both gain a significant number of new fans, and who knows maybe even set up a gig exchange in the future.
That is what GUBIC is supposed to be all about. bands working together for each other, and to their mutual benefit.