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TEC Gold: INTERVIEW ARCHIVE

Today is The Electricity Club’s seventh birthday and our big portfolio of interviews reads like a Who’s Who? of electronic pop music. Whether you are interested in the pioneers of the genre or newer, up-and-coming acts, there is something for you.

They are archived in an easy-to-use page. From ex-members of KRAFTWERK, JAPAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SOFT CELL and DEPECHE MODE, to OMD, MIDGE URE and HEAVEN 17, to KITE, MIRRORS and VILE ELECTRODES, they are all here. More inside ›

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A Not So Short Conversation with CHRIS PAYNE

CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990.

More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about…More inside ›

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RUSTY EGAN PRESENTS Welcome To The Dancefloor

rusty-egan-presents-wttdfAfter many years of trials and tribulations, Rusty Egan finally presents ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’. It’s a collection of thirteen songs that explore a varied range of topics from the euphoria of clubland to the celebration of musical heroes to personal bereavement.

Indeed, several of the songs started off as recordings for the rebooted VISAGE.

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CHRIS PAYNE vs TEC in Düsseldorf

chris-payne-vs-tecThe Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai had the pleasure of interviewing CHRIS PAYNE live on stage during the first day of the 2016 ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE in Düsseldorf.

Now domiciled in Normandy, CHRIS PAYNE happily chatted about his period as a member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979-89 and the genesis of ‘Fade To Grey’ during soundchecks on ‘The Touring Principle’ in 1979.

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MIDGE URE To Feature On Upcoming RUSTY EGAN Welcome To The Dancefloor Album

midgerusty-2012Midge Ure has contributed lead vocals and guitar to the song ‘Glorious’ from Rusty Egan’s debut upcoming solo album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.

It was composed by Ure with Egan and Chris Payne who co-wrote ‘Fade To Grey’, a German No1 for VISAGE in 1981. 

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