Tag: Stephen Emmer

A Short Conversation with MIDGE URE

MIDGE URE needs no introduction as one of the most highly regarded elder statesmen of the British music scene. He purchased his first synth, a Yamaha CS50 in 1977 and eventually became a prime mover in helping electronic music gain a mainstream acceptance in the UK as a member of VISAGE and ULTRAVOX. With his first solo album of original material in 12 years about to be unleashed, MIDGE URE kindly chatted to The Electricity Club at the world famous Abbey Road Studios. Continue Reading ›

STEPHEN EMMER International Blue Album Launch at Abbey Road Studios

international-blue-quintetDutch composer Stephen Emmer’s new album ‘International Blue’ was launched at the world famous Abbey Road Studios with a special live revue featuring its four vocalists Glenn Gregory, Neil Crossley, Liam McKahey and Midge Ure. The album produced by Tony Visconti, is in Stephen Emmer’s words; “a humble, but yet ambitious project”, bringing back “the lost art of crooning”. Continue Reading ›

Untouchable: A Short Conversation with GLENN GREGORY

STEPHEN EMMER & GLENN GREGORYThis month sees the launch of a new project created by Dutch film composer STEPHEN EMMER. Titled ‘International Blue’, the album is a concept that pays homage to the art of the pop crooner, but with a twist. The first single ‘Untouchable’ featuring GLENN GREGORY is a poignant ballad written as a tribute to the late Billy Mackenzie of ASSOCIATES. GLENN GREGORY kindly took time out from recording the new HEAVEN 17 album to chat to the Electricity Club about his three contributions to the album, Billy Mackenzie and why pop, not rock, rules. Continue Reading ›