1. avatar The Black Tokens
    Gifted returns this week! This Thursday 29th March at The Empire Music Hall, Botanic Avenue

    The first lineup of 2007...

    [size=26:cc43db9d33]THE ELLIOTS[/size:cc43db9d33]

    [img:cc43db9d33]http://myspace-998.vo.llnwd.net/01093/89/92/1093572998_l.jpg[/img:cc43db9d33]

    [size=23:cc43db9d33]THE BLACK TOKENS[/size:cc43db9d33]

    [img:cc43db9d33]http://www.medialook.tv/photos/gigs/the%20black%20tokens/images/img_1905.jpg[/img:cc43db9d33]

    [size=18:cc43db9d33]THE HELLFIRE CLUB[/size:cc43db9d33]

    [img:cc43db9d33]http://a380.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/2/l_60e4166a9f3d680cce14a5321796e07b.jpg[/img:cc43db9d33]

    [size=16:cc43db9d33]SIRIUS[/size:cc43db9d33]

    [img:cc43db9d33]http://myspace-592.vo.llnwd.net/00591/29/51/591901592_l.jpg[/img:cc43db9d33]

    Doors 9pm £4 admission

    FREE THE BLACK TOKENS CDS at this gig, so come ask!

    http://www.myspace.com/theelliotsrock
    http://www.myspace.com/theblacktokens
    http://www.myspace.com/thisisthehellfireclub
    http://www.myspace.com/siriusmusic

    http://www.myspace.com/giftedempire
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  2. avatar Numbnut Sounds
    THE bloody THE bloody THE

    :lol:
  3. avatar thehellfireclub
    One of us must be trippin'.
    This is the first gifted of the new season then?
    I have that Gretsch for the drop D stuff :¬)
  4. avatar Numbnut Sounds
    hope ya have a padlock for it
  5. avatar thehellfireclub
    Nah but I smeared it with my own fluids and incanted Zarathustrian curses over it. So if you rob it you'll feel all empty and probably get a nasty rash.
  6. avatar Captain Kennedy
    Great line-up!!
  7. avatar scott_evil
    so i take it your happy with the Gretsch then hellfireclub?
    i hope the body fluids part is made up, altho i wouldnt blame you its a nice guitar lol
  8. avatar Numbnut Sounds
    [img:f94432a34c]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/Remus_girl/hamburgler1.jpg[/img:f94432a34c]
  9. avatar The Black Tokens
    approx stage times:

    SIRIUS 9.30-10.00pm

    THE HELLFIRE CLUB 10.20-10.50

    THE BLACK TOKENS 11.10-11.40

    THE ELLIOTS 12.00-12.30
  10. avatar zuma
    Free Elliots CDs and badges at this gig!
    x
  11. avatar thehellfireclub
    A few recent promo quotes for us (the hellfire club) here:

    "They're raw and they're funky." (S Murphy, Irish Star)
    "I love this track so much, it's called dead man's funk" - (Colin Murray, Radio 1)
    "A highly accomplished treat" (on Desolation Blues - Alternative Ulster)
    "On this evidence the Devil really has got the best tunes." (on EP1 - Francis Jones, Culture NI)
    "All told ‘Desolation Blues’ is a step up from The Hellfire Club’s assured debut, no mean feat, in fact they have yet to write a song that is anything less than excellent." (on Desolation Blues - Francis Jones, Culture NI)
    Both eps for £3 on Thursday.
    I was joking about the fluids.
  12. avatar RAAP Management
    Heard a recent track up on the NING myspace and it was seriously savage, not surprised they're making waves. Haven't seen a gig in over a year tho, hope to make this.
    Huge sound on that track, where did yiz do it?
  13. avatar thehellfireclub
    Lord Calderwood's Manor of course. We also did some quiet tunes on McCullough's portable.
    Thanks very much! that track was probably 'Blood in my Eyes' our finisher.
    We agree with Cpt K on the line up.
  14. avatar Stevie Mac
    tonite tonite!
  15. avatar RAAP Management
    It kinda reminds me of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Masters of Reality. Which can only be good.
  16. avatar Ron
    Enjoyed the set last night Elliots. Glad to see my omnichord was put to good use. :)
  17. avatar pauldoherty
    my first time seeing the Elliots last night,great band,and a great gig again from HFC.
  18. avatar The Joker
    Enjoyed the majority of the music last night and I thought the two new tracks that The Elliotts played were class. Disappointed once again with the turnout, thats the last 3/4 times ive been it has been a poor crowd showing.

    Gifted used to attract a really good crowd......whats happened?
  19. avatar ratherfunkychemicaljunky
    Had a really good night last night. Loved all the bands (Didn't get to see the Elliots but came home with their CD).

    Was annoying anyone I could find to ask who owned the Ampeg bass head and still didn't get an answer. Who's was it? Probably the best bass sound I've ever heard at a gig
  20. avatar The Black Tokens
    that was Steve Elliot's new weapon- was a beauty

    i dunno why anyone is moaning about the turnout- it was really a good one and all the bands were cracking

    Mikey
  21. avatar The Joker
    Don't want to appear to be moaning about the turnout but the fact is it wasn't a good one. The place wasn't even half full. The only thing I can put this down to is that there are so many different gigs happening now during the week (Knights of Round Table, Radar, Auntie Annies etc)and therefore it will take the bigger local acts such as Oppenheimer, Fighting With Wire/ The Delawares to really pull in the crowds.....

    I'm not taking anything away from the performances of the bands because all in all they were top notch. It was the first time I've seen the Black Tokens since they supported Swanee River way back in Auntie Annies a while ago and they sounded excellent. First time seeing Hellfire club and was really impressed as well, different elements of gomez, black keys, john spencers blues explosion all in the mix. The Elliots were on fine form yet again and its good to see them headlining in a short space of time. I saw them when they were first on the bill supporting Ed Zealous and Chadsko and they have impressed me from there on.

    So cheers for a good night!
  22. avatar thesacredhearts
    That Ampeg head unit or steves is lovely. Was playing it on weds and its one of the cleanest tones ive heard from a head unit. Def worth the money for nerdy bass players.
  23. avatar Beau Sooth
    [quote:64a7ed9d0e="The Joker"]Don't want to appear to be moaning about the turnout but the fact is it wasn't a good one. The place wasn't even half full.[/quote:64a7ed9d0e]

    I always thought there was a heavy onus from the onset on the bands themselves to bring along everybody they've ever met to the Gifted gigs? I remember being told as much when we played there last year.

    However the proliferation of gigs running in Belfast is a pretty healthy thing wouldn't you say? Good to see that venues like the Bunker and Pavilion (through Greg) give the venue up to the bands themselves to put on their own gigs, getting everyone they know to come along and making a few bob at the door and a decent nights music.
  24. avatar thesacredhearts
    Tbh bands shouldnt just rely on people they know coming to gigs. Its about motivating joe punter to come to shows that helps you create a fan base. And its infinitely more rewarding when people you don't know dig your music.

    If you ask me, you get one or two "mates" gigs. Then you're on your own.
  25. avatar Beau Sooth
    [quote:86cb9841d7="thesacredhearts"]Tbh bands shouldnt just rely on people they know coming to gigs. Its about motivating joe punter to come to shows that helps you create a fan base. And its infinitely more rewarding when people you don't know dig your music.

    If you ask me, you get one or two "mates" gigs. Then you're on your own.[/quote:86cb9841d7]

    I agree that you can't rely on just 'mates' but if every band on the night brings as many people as possible then there is also a good chance that some people along to see one band in particular become interested in someone else on the bill and so on and so on...hence helping to build a 'fan' base. I try to play with as many different bands and encourage them to bring as many people as possible for three reasons.

    1.To hear the bands live and get to know them.
    2.To get as many new people as possible to hear us.
    3.So everyone can make some money to further their bands/band-funds
  26. avatar The Joker
    [quote:66f96fb655="Beau Sooth"][quote:66f96fb655="The Joker"]Don't want to appear to be moaning about the turnout but the fact is it wasn't a good one. The place wasn't even half full.[/quote:66f96fb655]

    However the proliferation of gigs running in Belfast is a pretty healthy thing wouldn't you say? [/quote:66f96fb655]

    Without a doubt this is clearly a good thing and I wouldn't dispute this for a second. It would be good though to see The Empire attracting the big crowds for Gifted again as for me this night should be all about showcasing the best of whats on offer in the local music scene.

    Maybe every two weeks is too frequent.....? I would prefer if it was every month if it meant a strong lineup was on show every time. In all fairness I feel the bands playing there deserve more recognition and bigger audiences. Surely its not the £4 door charge putting people off!

    Then again, Radar (for example) is free and the pints are considerably cheaper. And the crowds are considerably larger.
  27. avatar niallgraham
    First of all, I had an absolute blast on Thursday night. Caught the Hellfire club who were on top form as usual and caught The Elliots live for the first time. I was greatly impressed!

    The Joker wrote:
    [quote:40bf718eda]Then again, Radar (for example) is free and the pints are considerably cheaper. And the crowds are considerably larger.[/quote:40bf718eda]

    I'd agree with you there, but I found that most people at radar arent there to listen to the bands, but for the cheap booze. Yeah its nice to play to a packed place, but we (in fact, all of the bands) got a bigger crowd response on thursday night than on any time weve played radar.
  28. avatar thesacredhearts
    thats as maybe. but if you can win over crowds at the likes of radar you start to spread you wings away from people who are really into their music.

    I've seen the elliots go down really well, to a crowd of, for the most part, ramdom joe punters.

    I think that radar is a great gig to get as itll expose you to those crowds, ones that might not otherwise come to see you.
  29. avatar thehellfireclub
    How could you not enjoy that music hall stage and the nymph panels and all the gold paint? Its like part of an Oscar Wilde or Jack the Ripper biog which personally I'd have soundtracked with the rock n roll of the black leather clad tokens gang. Headliners played a very good set too.
    In a rare hat-trick of positivity I thought the turn out was good too.