‘Eddie The Eagle’ is a biopic about Eddie Edwards, who represented Team GB in ski-jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Based on true events, the film stars Taron Egerton as Eddie Edwards and Hugh Jackman as Edwards’ fictional trainer.
The soundtrack features a collection of original songs curated by Gary Barlow, each recorded by British artists who are now usually seen frequenting retrospective events such as Rewind, Here & Now and Let’s Rock. Continue Reading ›
After a postponement of nearly five months, BEF finally played the first of two special concerts featuring an impressive line-up of guest vocalists to celebrate the three volume high-tech covers series ‘Music Of Quality & Distinction’ and in particular, the latest release subtitled ‘Dark’.
Tonight’s show was in the slightly more intimate confines of Shepherd’s Bush Empire and provided an opportunity to showcase a number of songs that had not been aired at the last BEF show. It is always to their credit that the BEF / HEAVEN 17 umbrella always give value for money to their loyal followers by varying setlists. Continue Reading ›
The new video for BEF’s ‘Every Time I See You I Go Wild’ sees KIM WILDE turn into ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ for a battle against vampires and other forces of evil. Directed by Paul D, it also sees cameos from BEF mainman Martyn Ware, Wall Of Sound supremo Mark Jones and post-punk music personality Tapio Normall.
From the third volume of the ‘Music Of Quality & Distinction’ series and subtitled ‘Dark’, the striking electronic cover of the Northern Soul favourite is best known in a version by JJ BARNES but was written by STEVIE WONDER. Continue Reading ›
The third volume in BRITISH ELECTRIC FOUNDATION’s ‘Music Of Quality & Distinction’ series has been long awaited. Subtitled ‘Dark’, it was first announced back in 2007 and the majority of it were premiered at a special BEF weekend showcase at The Roundhouse in 2011.
The concept of ‘Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol3 – Dark’ though is dark interpretations of perceivably upbeat songs. The chilling, stark electronics have led to Ware producing some of his most distinctly industrialised work since his days with THE HUMAN LEAGUE. Continue Reading ›
‘Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol1’, a hi-tech covers album co-ordinated by its musical director Martyn Ware released in 1982 was a critical, if not a commercial success.
The concept of the new BEF album ‘Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol3 – Dark’ is dark interpretations of perceivably upbeat songs using chilling, stark electronics and eerie soundtrack arrangements. This third volume has been long awaited. Martyn Ware kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his new 16 track opus. Continue Reading ›