Hertford's Corn Exchange certainly came to life on Saturday as The Electricity Club embarked on its third concert event bringing together DEPECHE MODE’s finest tribute act SPEAK SPELL performing DM’s debut long player ‘Speak & Spell’ along with the dynamic synth duo that is VILE ELECTRODES to present a wonderful evening of live music.
However, the afternoon was kicked nicely in to touch with a terrific exhibition of DEPECHE MODE and YAZOO memorabilia. Continue Reading ›
Deb Danahay is a well known member of the DEPECHE MODE family having founded the band’s fan club with Jo Gahan.
SPEAK & SPELL are to celebrate that legacy with a live presentation of the whole ‘Speak & Spell’ album at Hertford Corn Exchange. Prior to the event, there will be a special exhibition of DEPECHE MODE photos and memorabilia from her own personal collection. Deb Danahay kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about her memories of the ‘Speak & Spell’ period. Continue Reading ›
Vince Clarke’s first project on departing DEPECHE MODE was YAZOO with blues singer Alison Moyet. Their first album ‘Upstairs At Eric’s’ was another big success, and with this inevitably came a UK concert tour in Autumn of 1982.
In her role of running the YAZOO Information Service, Deb Danahay interviewed Vince Clarke about the synths and equipment he used. She has kindly given her permission for The Electricity Club to republish this fascinating time capsule. Continue Reading ›
This UK May Day Bank Holiday weekend sees a gathering of the masses taking place at the BAS II Festival. DEPECHE MODE fans from all over the world will gather in Basildon, Essex between Friday 4th to Saturday 5th May 2012 to celebrate the legacy of the town’s biggest musical export but also the region’s electronic music scene.
Deb Danahay kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about BAS II and reminisced about her time within the DEPECHE MODE camp. Continue Reading ›