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... Continue Reading ›
After 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. Chris Payne who co-wrote ‘Fade To Grey’ had submitted several compositions... Continue Reading ›
The 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. Continue Reading ›
Midge 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. Midge Ure kindly took time out from his tour of the US to chat to The Electricity Club about this brand new collaboration. Continue Reading ›
‘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 ›