Imagine a night that brings together the following:
- The best up and coming live bands in the country.
- A movie inspired by rock and roll musicals, 70’s exploitation, caper & race flicks, and slams them together with Wacky Races and Tex Avery – featuring performances from all the bands in the movie.
- A live goddamn carnival with stilt walkers, freaks, magicians, fire breathers, and oh so much more.
This is The Carny Ball. And you should be there.
Video for our latest single, available from iTunes: tinyurl.com/HBTNalbum – part of our new show, launching NOVERMBER 19th!
> Directed, shot, edited and effected (in 3 days, no-less) by Doctor Captain Lee Isserow – LeeIsserow.com
> Lyrics and vocals by Laird Howard Ashley Storey
> Music by Julian Walker, Geoff Clout, Lee Merrill, Ged Crefin, Joe Robinson.
>Starring: Howard Storey, Jezebele Halewood-Leagas, Roxie Moon-Unit, Johnny Sands, Rachel Andrew & Lee Isserow
Last night’s debut of PROJECT I.ON at The Kazimier was a spectacular success.
Check back here, or join our Facebook group for upcoming tour dates – and every Thursday we’ll be releasing brand new videos and excerpts from the live show!
Buy them HERE!
Entrance to the greatest show on earth (occurring on April 1st) is only £5, or just £7 with a HBTN album!
After discovering this wonderful video online…
… we decided to make our own:
Oh yes indeed.
We’ve been writing and recording new songs, so our brand new show’s been a little bit delayed – but now we finally have a date!
The show debuts in spring; April 1st. The Kazimier. Liverpool.
More dates to follow.
News on the January 2011 show should be coming in soon…
** updated – November 25th **
This is the last chance to catch Howard Be Thy Name in 2010 before our spectacular new show at The Kazimier in January!
More information at http://www.electonerecords.co.uk/
Oh yes indeed. We’re posting many a thing to Facebook.
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For those of you who didn’t make it to the show – and for those of you who want to relive the magnificence of Project O.R. Phase One, the live DVD is coming in the next few weeks.
The DVD will have a number of special features, including 8 of the music videos, and the ability to watch specific elements of the show individually so you can take it all in.
More news soon!
The Project O.R. visual album and Howard Be Thy Name audio album are now available!
Project O.R. features visuals of 8 songs from the live show.
Howard Be Thy Name includes four tracks from the live show, and seven additional songs.
September 11th. The Kazimier.
9pm – doors open, A/V Maria sets the scene.
930pm – Lee McPherson serenades with songs old and new.
1015pm – Moa, the lord and mast or hypnofolk unleashes his lyrical loveliness.
11pm – Howard Be Thy Name takes the stage.
1202pm – Sir Toots Brown takes the stage, delving into the night with music from across time and space.
Hope to see you there!
More DJing will be provided by Sir Toots Brown – playing many musics until the night draws to a close.
The full line-up should be confirmed in the next day or two.
Not only is September 11th the release date of the self-titled Howard Be Thy Name album – it’s also the launch of the Project O.R. visual album – a stand alone collection of HBTN songs, with spectacular visuals only featured in the live show and on this DVD.
Both the Howard Be Thy Name CD album and Project O.R. DVD visual album can be preordered from Opiate of the People Films – not only will every preorderd disc be signed by the man himself, but if you buy in advance, the albums will be delivered to your door on the day of release!
The Project O.R. launch is now on Facebook – why not pop along and invite everyone you know to come too!
Advance tickets for our September 11th launch show are now available from The Kazimier‘s website.
Come join Howard and a plethora of special guests at the live extravaganza celebrating the launch of both the Howard Be Thy Name CD album, and the Project O.R. visual album!
Booking in advance saves you £2 off the door price, and demand is high, so get them while you can!
In addition to Digital DJ A/V Maria kicking off the night, we can now confirm that the Lord and Master of Hypnofolk himself, Moa will be supporting our main feature.
Few words can describe the music of Moa, but the Edinburgh Journal does a fairly good attempt: “Extravagant praise it may appear, but the guitar playing of Moa is truly astonishing… A quick glance around discovers awe pervading the room, jaws dropping, and bodies being repositioned to get a better view.”
Further acts still TBC.
Yes indeedy, we’ve got just over five weeks left until the audiovisual extravaganza will explode before your very eyes at the Kazimier!
Trailer and poster art to come in forthcoming days….
So far we can confirm that digital DJ “A/V Maria” will be warming up as the night kicks off.
More acts to be confirmed…
We’ve devised a way by which the unlucky people who can’t make the Kazimier show can get to experience a fraction of the spetacularity that they would have otherwise missed on the 11th.
Opiate Films @ Make Art Studios will be hosting a scaled-down version of the show as their Biennial installation from September 18th – November 27th.
Show times to be confirmed.
After a week or two of trying to get the perfect date at the Kazimier, we’ve been given the 11th of September for our night of brain-breaking wonderment.