Having signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music at the end of last year, Rich
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position of being one of ‘the most likely to’ bands in terms of getting signed for sometime now.
1988 has been an eventful year for them, and during the course of it the band have developed greatly in terms of musicianship and performance. Theirprogress has seen them undertake a successful tour with Hue and Cry, work on a few polished demos and undergo the torture of record company showcases.
However the band also had a period during they were out of action due to injury and illness, time which was spent usefully writing new songs for the live set. Renewed interest in the band will find a locus in forthcoming gigs, especially at the Sub Club on 24 November.
The four piece nucleus of the band, Mark Dunsmore (keyboards), Paul Grant (vocals), Robert Nimmo (guitar)
Powell. Ted Turner. Leslie West — what. no l.ce Ranaldo'.’ Better titan all these is the promise of participation by ex~Door Robbie Krieger.
I The Pookey McPhellany Society Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 (1313. University society presents several student hands. tonight and every second Wednesday.
I Tanita Tikaram Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 18-16. Her first gigin (ilas‘gow. with a fine album behind her. this should be a good intimate show.
I Rich Stib Club. 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. 10.30pm. See panel.
I The Hollow Horse Bar Luxembourg. 197 Pitt Street. 332 1111. 10pm. Free.
I The Narodniks La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 48-14. 9pm Free.
I Barry Manilow Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £17.50. £15. £12.50. Rock'n‘roll'.’ Baz was born with it surging through his veins. So there.
I Stump Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Those who‘d up In the 'wut‘ky' ftursters ' pile after a glimpse on the telly should really take the trouble to go and see them live. They are fun — a lot of fun - but their imagination. precise musicianship and
and Brian Sinclair (drums), have reason to be both satisfied and frustrated at their current position. They can be satisfied at their own progress, and frustrated at the slowish record company response, although that should change soon: ‘I think record companies find it hard to handle a band that play a pretty diverse set,’ said Paul. ‘They want every song to sound the exact same, so that they can market you immediately.
‘We would like to get a deal wrapped up by the end of the year', he continued, “because we know that we are ready for a major record deal — it is just getting the right company to take uson.
“Ideally we would like a single out by next summer,‘ added Robert, ‘and I don't think that is pushing it too much. . . We don‘t feel any pressure, though. We know its going to happen, and if it takes six months, it takes six months.‘
While the necessity of a major record deal for a pop/soul/funk influenced band like Rich is undeniable, it is also reassuring to know that they are still able to put a sizeable effort into songwriting, and working on the live show-areas which are essential in determining whether a major label band succeed orlail.
‘The Hue and Cry tour brought the band closertogether,’ said Brian, ‘because we went through a lot of problems, and coped with them. We played to more people than we would otherwise, and it also let the band see how good we were technically, and where our weaknesses were. From then until now the difference in our playing and our performance on stage is tremendous.’
Rich are ambitious and have the ability to proceed to success, and now they are making useful steps in the right direction. See them soon. (John Williamson).
frontman Mick Lynch's commitment to his role take the show far beyond mere vaudeville. Do they really need to release ‘Buffalo‘ again. though?
I The River Detectives Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. The 'Tecs full electric band travels over from Glasgow. and rather nifty it is. too.
I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free. Acoustic roek‘n'roll.
I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. See Thurs l7.
— £700 WORTH 0F
SKI TRAVEL TO BE WON!
I Nightlife is listed as a diary first by day(in this section each at the two particular days of the fortnight are treated as one), then by city and then by venue. Special Club nights are listed under their club name followed by their venue.
KEY: students and guestsonly:
[ND] no denims; [NT] notrainers;
[A] avail for private hire on certain nights.
IThe Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 3260. 8pm—midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds.
I The Batcave at Henry Afrikas.
l 1pm—3.30am.£3. Your DJ Mel Barrhas established the Batcave very well on Fridays but . . . (to be continued!). Lookat Sundays!
I Bennets l 1pm—3.30am. £2.50. Mainly Gay with l li-NRG music.
I Cleopatras 10.30pm—2.30am. £3. Non-stop mixed disco sounds in the West End. [A]
I Cotton Club 1 1pm—3.30am. £3. Special drinks promotion with vodka and lager 80p.
I Ecstasy at Sub Club. “pm—3.30am. £3.50. interesting fact No428: The name ‘Eestasy‘ is taken from a class A drug(as heroin is) which all the young trendiesare dropping at acid house clubs in London.
IFollies 10.30pm—3.30am. £3.50. Chart-based disco sounds. [ND] [NT]
I Hard Rock Calfe at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco.
I Hollywood Studios 10pm—3am. £3.50. Over 21 House disco. [A] [NT]
I Joe Paparazzi 1 1pm till late. £1 .50with student card; £3 without. A student extravaganza at Joe‘s with mixed sounds — a very good idea. [A]
I Knightsbridge SW1 1 lpm—3.30am. ()ver 21 night with DJ Eddie Goldberg. [ND] lNTllAl
I Mayfair l 1pm—3am. £3.50. Over 25s night in the ballroom and Radio City at the Cameo Suite. See below.
I Mardi Gras 10.30pm—3.30am. £3 with ticket. Shaft — drinks promotions as well. A mixture of Acid house and chart sounds. MI
I Palomino Club 9pm—3am. £4. Disco sounds.
I Panama Jax 10.45pm—3.30am. £3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJs. Tommy Arnold or Raymond Davren.
I P1822 10.30pm—3.30am. £4. Mixed sounds.
I Radio City at the Mayfair. 10pm—2am. £1.50. Groovy psychedelic revivalist club (aren‘t they all?) Well worth a visit. but it can seem like a Stephen Pastel lookalike competition at times.
I Raffles 10.30—3am. £3. Disco sounds with DJ Roddy Stewart.
I Rooftops £2.50. Acid house at Rooftops. £1 alldrinks.
I Savoy 1 lpm—3am. £3.50. Over21s‘ night in Glasgow‘s largest disco. [A]
I SWDS Club (Single. Widowed. Divorced & Separated) at Disco Viva. 10pm—3am. Members only.
I Tin Pan Alley 10.30pm—3am. £3. Selected cheap drinks are 75p till 1am. All sorts of danceable music tonight.
I Warehouse 11pm—3.3()am. £3 with ticket; £4 without. Blend of House and Commercial Soul. [A]
I Whizz at the Sub Club ( 14— 18s night). 7—1 lpm. £2. The popular under 18s‘ night has a name now and is on Fridays as well as
I Young and Fresh at Mardi (iras. 7«l lpm. Under 18s‘ disco.
IZico's 10pm—3am. £3. Chart baseddisco sounds.
I Zoom - the acid house ball at Fury Mtirry‘s. llpm—3.30am. £3.50. Has anyone else noticed this club‘s remarkably similar name to the famous Shoom club in London?
I The Amphitheatre 10pm - 4am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. 18Nov: Taunton Cider Promotion with a chance of free Chris Rea concert ticket for the Playhouse. [Nl.)|
I BusterBrowns I tpm—3.30am. £3.75; half price drinks and admission before midnight. Chart and dance music. Aims at over 20s atmosphere. Buster Brow ns' L'nder- 18s disco. 8pm--l lpm. Very popular with the early teens. [A]
I Cate St James Club 25 Disco Fri and Sat 8pm—2am. £1 members: £2 non-members. Membership £2. A wide range otpop sounds played to a relaxed. friendly crowd. [ND] [NT]
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night Club. I 1.30pm-(iam. £2. Chaplins now throws its doors open to the paying public for entertainment into the early hours. People retaining their old memberships cart still get free admission. [A] [NT]
I Cinderellas Rockerfellas 9pm~3am. £3 before 1 1pm; £3.50aftcr. [A] [N1)]]NT] I Edgars 10pm-4am. £1 before 1 1pm; £2 before midnight: £3 after. ()uirky interior with plenty ofdark corners. Also lidgars has probably the most expensive air conditioning. very cool.
I Goombay Beat at Barbados Suite (Coasters). l0pm- 3am. £2. Well established club but has a Sham (1‘) reggae pick up atmosphere and a bland music selection.
I Millionaire's 10pm~oam. £2 (£1 before midnight). Friendly gay club with Hi-NR(i sounds supplied by 1).] Tam.
I The Mojo Club at The Mission. 10pm—~1am.£2. The Mojo presents ‘Fuphoria'. its Acid night.
I Nicaragua Benefit at Liberty's. ()pm-3am. £3 (£1.50unwaged). Fri 18 only. All proceeds going to the hurricane emergency appeal. lixpect the best in Latin “Soul dance in a great venue.
I Outer Limits at Coasters. 10.30pm Jam. £2 till 1 1pm: £3 after. Very popular conventional disco. [NT]
I Potterrow 8pm— 1 am (Happy 1 four 8.30—9.30pm). Students Free; (iuests50p. A lively night with an alternative soundtrack.
I Reggae Club at Shady Ladies. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Best conventional reggae selection in town complementsa good skank atmosphere.
I The Renaissance at Bermuda Triangle. 10pm—3am. New club featuring independent dance music. More infowhen we get it.
I Spanish Harlem at Wilkie l louse. 10pm—3am. £2. Eclectic mix of l louse. Soul. Roi: B and myriad dance sounds with a cafe to relax in.
I Teviot Row 8pm —2am (Happy Hour 9—10pm). Either an ‘uninhibited' student disco or something close to a fumbling ﬂesh exchange. depending on your taste. [SI IZenatec 10pm—3.30am. Free before 10.30me 50p before llpm; £1 before 11.30pm; £3.50after. The aptly-named ‘Beat the Clock'. All drinks are halfprice before 11.30pm. Fri 1 1 only: the finalof
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