Ex-Miss Black America singer Seymour Patrick and guitarist Mat Anthony will be reuniting to play a set of MBA songs for John Peel Day at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes in London next Saturday, 9th October 2010.
ABOUT THE GIG
The World International John Peel Day
3 stages, 20 promoters , 30 acts celebrating John Peel and raising money for Charity!
Saturday 9th October 2pm-2am
over 18's only
£10 on the door
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes (5mins from Euston/Russell Square/Holburn tube stations)
Basement of Tavistock Hotel
London, UK WC1H 9EU
Tel: 020 7183 1979
A collective of 20 Promoters, Labels, Zines and Radio DJs will be presenting over 30 acts & DJs on 3 stages in celebration of the man who gave us all good taste!
John Peel was the greatest DJ the world has known and over the course of his 40-year career he rode on the crest of a wave bringing the best groundbreaking acts to the public. From T Rex, David Bowie, Elton, Captain Beefheart, The Slits, The Fall, Louden Wainwright, The Damned, PJ Harvey, Pulp, Laurie Anderson, Extreme Noise Terror to Nirvana, The White Stripes and many many more acts owed their lucky break/careers to John Peel. We will celebrate his legacy with red wine, loud music and a lot of dancing and laughter!
Proceeds will go to the DEC Charity.
Damnably / Dandelion FM / Fortuna Pop / Freedom of Expression / God Don’t like it / God Is In The TV / Gravid Hands / How Does it Feel To Be Loved? / Monotreme / Neo Magazine / Silver Rocket / Southern / Subba Cultcha / The Other Woman radio Show (Resonance FM) / Vacilando68 / Vacuous Pop / Wears The Trousers / WIAIWYA
ice, sea, dead people
Mary Epworth and the Jubilee Band
Paul Hawkins (Thee Awkward Silences) ((solo))
Seymour Patrick (Ten City Nation/ex-Miss Black America)
Stereolab (Laetitia DJ SET)
Superman revenge squad
Your New Friend
& many others to be announced!!!
More information will be posted at https://www.damnably.com/ soon
ABOUT MISS BLACK AMERICA
Miss Black America formed in the sleepy English town of Bury St Edmunds in October 1999. Influenced as much by the local drum n bass scene, The Stone Roses and dEUS as Manic Street Preachers and The Clash, their sound was a direct reaction to the boredom and frustration (read: angst) of small-town life, which quickly made them rather popular on the East Anglian "Axis of Rock" (alongside The Dawn Parade, The Exiles, Blue Gandhi, Becky Jago and The Secret Hairdresser - a flurry of activity which prompted John Peel to ask, presumably rhetorically, whether Bury was "The New Seattle").
Debut single, the self-financed Adrenaline Junkie Class-A Mentalist EP, sold out within weeks of release (on local label R*E*P*E*A*T Records) after legendary DJ John Peel began to champion the band on his Radio One show. Over the next couple of years, the band recorded numerous BBC and XFM sessions (for Peel, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and John Kennedy), and in 2003 were invited by Peel to play at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Holland.
MBA signed to Integrity Records (home to Million Dead, Reuben and Katastrophy Wife) in 2001, and debut album God Bless Miss Black America won widespread critical praise (Rolling Stone magazine’s Michael Krugman and Jason Cohen voted God Bless... their Album of the Year 2002); all five singles from the album ranked highly in John Peel’s Festive Fifty and live favourite Talk Hard was Virgin Radio Drivetime Single Of The Week.
The band’s hefty touring schedule and close association with Rock Against Racism saw MBA playing high-profile supports with The Libertines, Liars, The Long Blondes, Buzzcocks, The Long Blondes, Engerica, Parkinsons, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Others, Doves, Billy Bragg, Tex La Homa, Cornershop, Alabama 3, The Dears, The Dandy Warhols, Kinesis, Therapy?, Reuben, Antihero (later Pull Tiger Tail), Parva (later The Kaiser Chiefs) and Ms Dynamite.
After a year’s break from touring to write and record, Miss Black America signed to London-based Ruby Slippers Records in August 2005. Following a series of riotous gigs in the capital, new album Terminal once again attracted praise from the UK press, backed up with enthusiastic radio support and more live sessions. The first single from the album, Dot Dot Dot, was Rock Sound magazine’s Single Of The Month, while follow-up Drowning By Numbers was Single Of The Week in The Independent.
Following the release of Emotional Junkmail, the final single to be taken from Terminal, and an accompanying UK tour with We Start Fires, Miss Black America decided to call it a day in July 2006.
Currently the original trio of singer/guitarist Seymour, bassist Mike and drummer Neil play together as Ten City Nation, while Seymour and guitarist Mat still see each other far too often, and have never ruled out the possibility of recording together again sometime in the not-too-distant future.