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Distant Drums ~ A Compilation Tribute Album for Paris Angels’ Drummer, Si Worrall
After the success ofParis Angelsreunion/memorial gig at The Ruby Lounge and theUn-Peeled Festival onJohn Peel Day, the band are going to continue the fundraising campaign for their much missed drummer,Si Worrall. On Monday March 4 2013, Distant Drums ~ a compilation album featuring a selection of tracks by Big Si’s musical friends ~ will be released onStereoKill Recordings.
Distant Drums will be a special tribute album for Si Worrall, including a special re-recorded version of Death Of Imagination for Simon from Mark Burgress, John Lever, Andy Clegg & Andy Whitaker ofThe Sun and the Moon/The-Chameleons fame, with contributions from: Intastella, Tony Ogden (World Of Twist), Andy Whitaker, The Cornelius Crane,Eliza P, Supajamma,The Clint Boon Experience and many others (see below). All money raised from the release of the album will go towardsHector’s Charity, set up atSt Mary’s Hospital/Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity by Clint Boons young son, Hector.
Tracklisting For Distant Drums:
Paris Angels~ Sleeping With The Radio On
Plastic Gun Alliance ~ Television
The Sun and The Moon~ Death Of Imagination
Inspiral Carpets~ You’re So Good For Me
Weaveworld~ Out & Down
Music For Aborgines~ Sitting On A Biscuit
Intastella ~I Believe In Changes
Tony Ogden ~ Girls In Colour
Thrush Puppies~Tart/Bint
Bong~Sometime To Sometimes
Motion Incorporated~Strawberry Sunshine
Laugh~ Time To Loose It
Best~Better Move Over
Happier Than Us ~ Dreaming
Orange Skies~Strong As You
Eliza P~Hedge Witch
Supajamma~ Rudi
Clint Boon Experience~Somewhere In Time
Loopzilla~True Colours (One For The Haç)
The Cornelius Crane~June Has Gone
Echo Devils~ There Ain’t No Sound In Space
Spartak~ Let’s Go Get ‘Em
Bad Man Wagon ~ Kill ‘Em All
The Vincent Valmara Show~Murder In The Flat
Distant Drums ~ American Distribution through 24 Hour Service Station/Ioda/The Orchard. Download Price TBC
Single release:Andy Whitaker~ Stars (courtesy ofWanderland Music Publishing) Download Price TBC
There is also 4 Track Promo EP available onBandCamp
Clint Boon Experience ~Somewhere In Time
Paris Angels~ Sleeping With The Radio On
Simon Worrall
Big Si, as everyone knew him, was the friendly drummer in Paris Angels, who passed away in October 2011. Si was big in stature ~ at 6’4″ ~ and big in personality. To give you a handle on him, he was a mixture between Keith Moon and Tommy Cooper ~ a merry prankster that always had a one-liner ready for everyone and all situations. He was never punctual and sometimes infuriating, but you could never stay mad with him because he had a heart of gold and a rapier-like wit to match. A true mad-cap colossus of a drummer with an infectious smile who is truly missed by all that met him.
Simon’s sudden death left no provision for his burial, this responsibility fell on his surviving brother and sister. To help with this all Simon’s friends clubbed together & paid for the funeral., in March 2013 ~ after they learned that Simon had no headstone ~ his friends met on St. Patricks Day at Leroy Richardson’spub, Gullivers in Manchester and decided to organise a fundraising gig to cover its costs. .
The resulting Paris Angels reunion/memorial gig was to be held at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester. Tickets sold out within two days of it being announced.Musician friends,Mark Burgess,Andy Whitaker,Cheapskakes&Eliza P also performed on the night and DJs,Tin Tin &Jason Boardman provided the tunes to keep the dancefloor flowing. Photographer,Ian Tiltondonated a print & former Manchester City footballer,Paul Lake gave a signed Manchester City shirt to raffle. The event was a huge success & enough money was raised for Si’s headstone.

Paris Angels

Paris Angels will be releasing their (long-lost) second album, Eclipse in 2013 ~ it is currently being edited . The band are also writing new material, with festival dates planned for summer 2013.

The new ep  by The Cornelius Crane has been picking up some great reviews, this is the latest on the Cool Manchester site.

The Cornelius Crane EP Too Review

via The Cornelius Crane EP Too Review.