Sailing Club Session No.1
September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Sailing Club Session No.1 will be a Krautrock, psychedelic, electronic, semi-improvised live music event featuring the Sailing Club Sessions Collective, Suddenly Wow and guest DJ Motel Hell. This event will be recorded in front of a live audience and a limited release will follow.
The Sailing Club Sessions Collective core members are:
Oliver Cherer, synthesizer and guitar
Darren Morris, bass guitar
Justin Welch, drums and percussion
St Leonards based, Oliver Cherer, has previously issued records as part of 90s big beat duo Cooler vying with the likes of Bentley Rhythm Ace and Chemical Brothers to make the nastiest, acidest dance music of the late 90s. In 2000 he side-stepped into making quiet, beatless Zen music for reflection and contemplation. Trading as Dollboy from the early noughties he released a series of increasingly acoustic records on various labels such as Static Caravan, Arable Records, Second Language, Polytechnic Youth, Clay Pipe etc. Since then his sound has morphed and flowed from warm, still, electronic water music to electronic psychedelic wig-out but always with an unabashed English sensibility and a clear love of melody. Reviews often name check Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayres, Syd Barret, Eno and even National Health, putting him down at the English Quirks end of the Venn diagram.
North Street Studio One owner, Darren Morris, resides in St Leonards on the UK’s South Coast. He is an internationally renowned musician, keyboard supremo, bass player, composer, sound engineer and producer and his CV is a Who’s Who of major dance & pop/rock/indie productions over the last 20 years and beyond. Darren is currently touring with Steve Mason and remixing, producing & co-writing for London’s Horse Meat Disco & with Ashley Beedle and Jo Wallace of Ramrock Records/F*CLR Records as part of the ‘North Street Crew’. As well as being a long-term collaborator of Ashley Beedle (X-Press 2, Black Science Orchestra, The Ballistic Brothers) Darren has worked extensively with Tim Goldsworthy (DFA Records, Mo Wax), Jagz Kooner (The Aloof, Reverend and The Makers, Primal Scream) and David Holmes on the Out of Sight soundtrack, Bow Down To The Exit Sign album and remixes.
Justin Welch, St Leonards newbie, left garage band Spitfire in 1993 to form Elastica with Justine Frischmann. Elastica toured extensively in Europe, North America, Japan and the UK. They were part of the famous Lollapalooza and Big Day Out tours, as well as headlining Glastonbury. At the time, Elastica’s debut album was the fastest selling number one album in the UK. Justin has worked with some of the best producers, artists and bands in the business, including: Alan Moulder (Elastica, Smashing Pumpkins, Foals, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Foo Fighters), Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, New Order, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Ministry), Ben Hillier
(Elbow, Doves, Blur, Editors), John Leckie (The Stone Roses, New Order, The Fall), Marc Waterman (Ride, Are Weapons, Swervedriver), Nelly Hooper (Massive Attack, Bjork), Phil Vinall
(Placebo, Pulp), Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Morrissey),
Steve Mackey (MIA, Jarvis Cocker, Florence & The Machine, Warpaint) and Tom Rixton (Tom Vek). As well as Elastica Justin has also played for Lush, Suede, Pulp, The Prodigy, Curve, Hawk House, Damon Albarn, Steven Duffy, Mark E Smith, Steve Malkmus, James Atkin, Me Me me, Alex James, and Das Fensta.
Suddenly Wow is an electronic experimental exploration between St Leonards based Otti Albietz (drums) and Darren Morris (synths).
Otti and Darren meeting to begin their first EP ‘invisible’ was like friends meeting for an unguarded openminded conversation. Having previously worked on other projects they had become increasingly intrigued to creatively collide. ‘Invisible’ is the result of that first number of conversations. Considered by both a “musical departure in approach”, this recording has unconsciously opened up a whole landscape of future possibility.
Motel Hell is the murderous offspring of Vile Electrodes. Jane Caley will be keeping it dark with some prime cuts of krautrock, psyche, electronica, no wave, and synth pop.
Tickets in advance. More details to follow.