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Moongoose score for the big screen at Odeon

Live music returns to Liverpool cinemas 'for first time since 1960s'

Published on June 7th 2012.


Moongoose score for the big screen at Odeon

NOBODY has played a gig in a cinema in Liverpool since the 1960s, according to Moongoose. But with a set of melody, heavily influenced by the great movie score writers, they are the perfect band to put that right.

There used to be a place for instrumental music in popular music, too, and David “Yorkie” Palmer's dreamy instrumental and visual ensemble are re-asserting that place.

The band will be performing a special multimedia show at the ODEON cinema, Liverpool One, on Monday July 2, 2012.

MoongooseMoongooseMoongoose's music draws from a great lineage of instrumental and cinematic scores: the sounds of John Barry, Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter and Jerry Goldsmith.

They are Ones To Watch, in every sense.

With band member Mark Jordan at the helm of the visuals, their gigs aim to be a wondorous, otherworldly experience, where the backdrop is the frontman, if you like.

Yorkie, one time bassist in Space - among many other things - explains it. 

Why a cinema?
It makes perfect sense to us, as we grew up loving the cinema, and have been captivated by its essence ever since.

As schoolboys, myself and Mark used to be completely into 70s science fiction films...

Major InfluenceMajor InfluenceSuch as?
Planet Of The Apes, Logan’s Run, The Illustrated Man, Demon Seed, THX1138, Rollerball, Death Race 2000, the list was endless.

So we see.
There were also things like Earthquake, The Towering Inferno, etc

And the things they came from: Land Of The Giants, The Time Tunnel, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Irwin Allen at his best.

What can people expect if they turn up at the Odeon?
Standard rock venues are quite frustrating for us, as the visuals are supposed to be upfront: more like our singer or frontman.

Usually they end up placed behind us and form, essentially, a moving backdrop. At the Odeon they will take pride of place above us in all their high definition glory.

People can expect to see Moongoose how it was always meant to be.

What sort of stuff will you be playing?
We will be playing most of the new album - Organic Technology: Reaction Music 2, as well as a selection of tracks from the previous EPs - Silhouettes & Shadows:Reaction Music 1 & The Footprints EP.

Is there anybody else on with you?
Yes, our very special guests for the evening are Dave Jackson & The Cathedral Mountaineers. Dave will be playing songs from his recent album Cathedral Mountain as well as a selection from his vast repertoire with The Room, Benny Profane, Dead Cowboys and Dust.

Can our readers have an example of your music please?
Yes. Click on the link below.

Oh yes, the moody and magnificent single And From My Window I Look Down On Skyscrapers. Doesn't it feature the legendary Andy Diagram – he of Spaceheads, Two Pale Boys, James, The Pale Fountains and the Diagram Brothers - on trumpet?
That's the one.

Take it away ...

*Moongoose, Odeon,  Liverpool One. Monday July 2, Tickets, £5, from the Odeon box office.

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Darth FormbyJune 8th 2012.

Ahem...The Rampant Nasties played at the Classic Cinema in Waterloo a couple of times in the early eighties though!

liverpool wag.June 8th 2012.

And that's what you'll get if you play away from home this summer, according to Confidential's latest health story.

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