Second of the McHughs Oxjam gigs this Thursday! It would be great to have you down to support this great cause. Once again, a massive thankyou to all the bands involved, this will be a great gig! All money raised will go to Oxfam.
Buy Tickets in advance here ----> http://www.wegottickets.com/event/37198
The funniest moment of the night was when Colenso Parade's drummer was holding up their last song trying to adjust his seat ("he's got piles!" shouted the other band members). Then there was a LOUD sound of breaking glass, and I thought the audience had got tired of waiting and were bottling them.
But it was only one of many drunken accidents.
All performances were really good, but I was particularly impressed by 6 Days Later, given how [b:c439c4c358]young[/b:c439c4c358] the little bastards are.
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Origin Belfast, Northern Ireland
Years active 1984 - 1986
Label(s) Goliath, Fire Records (UK)
Associated acts The House of Love, Salad
Jackie Forgie (1984-1985)
Robert Wakeman (1984-1986)
Terry Bickers (1985-1986)
John Watt (1986)
Owen Howell (1986)
Colenso Parade were an alternative rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland formed in 1984. Taking their name from a street in the Stranmillis area of their native city, the original line-up was Oscar (Thomas) Askin (vocals), Linda Clandinning (keyboards), Neil Lawson (bass guitar), Jackie Forgie (guitar) and Robert Wakeman (drums). After releasing two singles on their own Goliath label, they moved to London and signed to their manager Dave Bedford's Fire Records, with Forgie being replaced by future The House of Love/Levitation guitarist Terry Bickers. After an EP and LP on Fire, Bickers departed to join The House of Love, to be replaced by John Watt (previously of Kissed Air and currently composer for BBC's Dragon's Den). Wakeman also left, his replacement being ex-Big Self drummer Owen Howell. Their next release, "Fontana Eyes" was arguably their best, receiving heavy airplay, although they split soon after, in 1986. Singer Oscar was offered the job of replacing Ian McCulloch in Echo & the Bunnymen but declined, and went on to work in corporate events as MD of the AV company Metro Ecosse Drummer Wakeman later resurfaced in Salad.
* 1 Discography
o 1.1 Singles
o 1.2 Albums
* 2 References
[quote:30df6d349c="Mickeycolensoparade"]They are a tribute to us... The weird thing is that wikipedia entry was made after we came about, so I'm led to believe[/quote:30df6d349c]There was no Wikipedia in 1984.
The original band are aware of your existence, and think that you're idiots, because you're never going to get signed to any label, or get management or promoter investment.
I think it's a real pity, because there's a lot of talent and enthusiasm in your band, but you're pretty much doomed.
I know there was no Wikipedia in 1984. When we moved up to belfast we didn't know much about the current music scene let alone the music scene twenty years ago, so we didn't realise there had already been a band called Colenso Parade. We did a few searches online, Wikipedia being one of them and there was no entry. Obviously our searches weren't thorough enough, and it was only when we started getting regular gigs people began to tell us, and by then we tough it was too late.
Cant see us changing it now. That Colenso Parade entry on wikipedia only went up after it emerged there was a second band (us) called Colenso Parade. I am guessing one of the former members or fans put it up before we got our hands on it to cement their legacy.
"I am guessing one of the former members or fans put it up before we got our hands on it to cement their legacy."
Ahem, that sounds more than a tiny bit arrogant.
As to Mr Cordner.....maybe edit your post to "yes"?
I have vague recollections of seeing the original band live in the Snack bar at QUB union.
From memory, they werent half bad.
Davy Simms used to play them a lot , as he did with another band who went on to make their seminal "debut" album - Waking Hours, after their abortive first debut in 1985 [talking about Del Amitri]
There was some good music around in the 80`s, in amongst the sea of crap.
Hardly arrogant. There was no entry, when they hear of a band playing under the same name twenty years later they make sure that there is available information on them on a site that is used around the world.
[quote:3cf306cc58="Mickeycolensoparade"]Hardly arrogant. There was no entry, when they hear of a band playing under the same name twenty years later they make sure that there is available information on them on a site that is used around the world.[/quote:3cf306cc58]
I'd prob do the same thing.
In line with that, there is another Boathouse in the world. A covers band i think. Boathouse band RAWKS!
"Boathouse is a 3 piece band from Deep Creek Lake, MD. Started 16 years ago, Boathouse has been a staple of the Deep Creek Lake area entertainment the entire time."
They've even got a speedboat in their logo!
I don't even like the sea/water/boats/fish etc.
The sea is evil and all that things that live in it....
(these are not the views of Boathouse on a whole, who mainly love sea things..i think - i've gone off on one)
but then again...they did use the name first, release material including an album under that name, so, you can hardly blame them, can you?
Nothing wrong with bands having the same name...there are plenty about , just looks a bit silly when it is pointed out to you by those who remember the original and you come over all precious about it.
I dare say it is too late to change your name, and why should you?
You are however going to have to accept that over 40`s who were around Belfast in the 80`s will remember hearing about the original band.
That may well include people who you are going to present yourselves to as an unsigned act.
Hold on, we're not getting pissed or 'precious' about anything, I don't know where you're getting that from. We've accepted the fact already, and if any problems arise, we'll tackle them when they come. If anyone has any music of the original colenso parade I'd love to hear it. You can buy it on e-bay but I think its quite expensive, Iim not that intrigued.
...howl on a minute now, 'the original colenso parade', quite a ring to it, and the ironic kids will love it.
[quote:0663436ded="p-t-rebel-mc"]I am guessing one of the former members or fans put it up before we got our hands on it to cement their legacy.[/quote:0663436ded]
You do know how wikipedia works don't you? You're allowed to edit it to point out that there are two bands of the same name. There's no "we got our hands on it" about it, you don't claim a page for yourselves. This isn't myspace or bebo.
However, its a bit full of yourselves to think that someone only put it up because of the existence of your band, especially given that the creator of the page is a well established wikipedian (I believe that is the term they like) who has made over 9000 contributions and written 179 articles including many on obscure UK bands from the late 70s and early 80s.
Listen, we are not being full of ourselves at all. We are merely pointing out the wikipedia page didn't exist when we began gigging under the name. We don't necessarily think that that was the sole reason it appeared, but it is a possibility, that someone's memory banks are opened when they see the re-emergence of the name and that someone is an established wikipedian. I mean you have to admit it is possible considering they have written articles on 'many obscure UK bands from the late 70s and early 80s'.