In association with Songkick Detour.
This one's a bit of a departure in some ways for BleeD, but then the opportunity to
present a debut UK show for a truly unique artist who has been honing his craft since the
freaky times of late 1970's New York, doesn't come along every day! We've waited a long time
to witness Gary, now with a taut live band in tow, in the flesh. If you only go to one 'happening'
this year, make it this one!
| BIO |
In 1977 GARY WILSON famously released a uniquely bizarre and personal album
titled You Think You Really Know Me..., full of electro-funk, proto-new
wave, noise collage, and avant-garde jazz. Despite the fact that the
album's fans included Beck, ?uestlove from The Roots, Simpsons creator Matt
Groening, and many others, widespread fame and notoriety eluded Gary Wison
until the 2002 re-release of his debut album on the ever astute Stone's Throw Records.
Soon after media outlets like Pitchfork, The Village Voice, and The New York Times were
talking about the lecherous outsider artist, remarkable as much for his idiosyncrasies and
DIY aesthetic as his edgy and creative music.
| PRESS QUOTES |
"Combining elements of pop, proto new wave, jazz, avant-garde composition
and electronic music, Gary Wilson delivers sincere lyrics, alternately
sweet and angst ridden, about the women in his life and his fantasies..."
– *NY Times*
" ... successfully jumped between new wave synth spasms, soundtrack jazz
and skronk, James Brown pep, noise collage, pre-Prince strut, and the
Jonathan Richman School of Painfully Geeky Lyricism ..."
"...smooth-yet-quirky ditties with vague tinges of Steely Dan jazziness and
a hefty dose of obsessive-compulsive emotional damage..."
*– Village Voice*
| VIDEOS |
'Chrome Lover' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoqqOpRwVL0
'In the Night' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRd-Jr9RHBc
'Gary's In The Park' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNHlQS37PGI
'Linda Wants To Be Alone' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlSzwrwokrI