UPDATE – date has been changed for Sunday night – 1st November
NOWTHEN will be playing down at Guarana in Santa Eulalia port, Ibiza on Friday night. We’ve met the guys already and are great fun so we’re looking forward to some live rock n roll.
Here’s some blurb:
Playing together for a number of years, Rock n Roll sometimes riotous, sometimes powerful and haunting. Powerful bass lines, whirring guitar, piercing psychedelic organs accompanied by driven avant-garde percussion. Matched with all original, catchy, quirky songs that are instantly likeable and a passionate, charismatic front man. NOWTHEN are here to open eyes change life as we know it and have ONE F*CKING GREAT TIME along the way!!
Ryszard (lead singer) had always written music. He would play songs to his friends in his room on his acoustic guitar to entertain and sometimes perhaps enlighten the trippers, and think no more about it. Years went by and sick of being told he was wasting his life sitting in his room, and after meeting some like-minded musicians. Ryszard decided to join forces to give the trippers a meatier portion of the musical pie. Off the band of five went to the local studios to practice and after a while invited some of the friendly trippers to come and experience the delightful brand of powerful magical madness they created. The friendly trippers were shocked!!
The next week the friendly trippers came again, but with more friendly trippers in tow. The week after, the same thing happened and the number of the friendly trippers grew and grew. It grew so much in fact, there was soon a queue of friendly trippers down the stairs and out of the entry! ‘HANG ON! There must be something in this’ thought the band of five. NOWTHEN were born, unleashed onto and unsuspecting world, spreading their musical message of open eyes love and freedom.
Other dimensions DO EXIST! Experience them NOW!
Simon Atherton: keys / organ / paino / synths
Dave Thompson: Guitar
Stephan Swingler: Bass
Mike Thompson: Drums
Regulars at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool and known mainly in their adopted home of Leeds as the Biggest and Best Unsigned band in town. Playing regularly at Leeds venues such as The New Roscoe, The Cardigan Arms, Josephs Well, and The Primrose. Working their way up through the ranks of Leeds diverse music scene. Gig’s at trendy underground psychedelic event ‘Freak Out’ and Headlining Leeds Record Label nights for ‘Dead Young Records’ live event’s. Word spread and NowThen were asked to play The Brixton Jamm in London and headline a 12 hour unsigned band festival in Liverpool at The Barfly in May.
From there the band moved to Ibiza to be this summers resident band for CLUB NME every Thursday at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Playing alongside amongst others The Holloways / Ok Tokyo / A Human / The Click Click.
As a result of the performance here, the band were asked to play The ‘Ibiza Tailandia Full Moon Festival’ at Las Dalias. A Psychedelic set of Rock and Roll to Ballard was played with a huge mix of music to please a very mixed crowd. The event was shared with the likes of Kym Mazelle / Thai supermodels and appeared on Fashion TV.
Back to England a move to London to smash the scenesters circuit there with a high profile homecoming gig at happening venue The Monto Water Rats. Then a Triumphant Headline Return to The Cavern Club Liverpool set the pace for the biggest gig of their career; in Support of Alabama 3, at Leeds premier live music venue ‘LEEDS ACADEMY’ NowThen are the first Leeds based band ever to support a Major act at the LEEDS ACADEMY.