Born in Auckland to Danish parents, Zaine Griff possesses a musical CV that is impressive, reading like a Who’s Who of popular music.
recently, there came the surprise announcement that Zaine Griff was to join Rusty Egan and ‘Fade To Grey’ co-writer Chris Payne to perform the songs of VISAGE. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club from his home in New Zealand to talk about his music career and the upcoming VISAGE 1980 x 2020 shows. Continue Reading ›
MIDGE URE needs no introduction as one of the UK’s most highly regarded songwriters and musicians. Having become fascinated by KRAFTWERK when they hit the UK charts with ‘Autobahn’ in 1975, he purchased his first synth, a Yamaha CS50 in 1977.
Best known for his involvement in ULTRAVOX and VISAGE, The Electricity Club looks back at MIDGE URE’s great adventure in electronic music via this twenty track Beginner’s Guide, with a restriction of one track per album / project… Continue Reading ›
Edinburgh based trio PARTY FEARS THREE played a rare London show Upstairs At The Garage and through the medium of reinterpretation, they delivered an electro friendly set steeped in history and invention.
Hot on the heels of a triumphant ULTRAVOX concert at Hammersmith Apollo the night before, the evening was particularly special in that it featured cameo appearances. These came from none other than UV drummer WARREN CANN plus his pal PETER GODWIN. Continue Reading ›
One of the main talking points about 'Brilliant' has been Midge Ure’s voice.
As one of the British music’s most respected elder statesman who has been involved in three UK No1s (the first was in 1976 with SLIK) plus two German No 1s in Fade To Grey with VISAGE and his own Breathe, Ure’s tones now possess a fragility and honesty that can only come from battle-hardened life experience. Continue Reading ›
Warren Cann is best known as a founder member of ULTRAVOX. Born in Vancouver, he began a love of electronics and music that led him to moving to the UK to make his fortune as a drummer.
In 2009, the classic ULTRAVOX line-up of Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure reformed to celebrate their musical legacy. While he was in Scandinavia, Warren Cann took time out to talk to The Electricity Club about his innovative career and the reunion. Continue Reading ›