Making. This. Up. Epsom Mad Funkers continue their 2012 reunion (their third to date, actually).
By Blurt Staff
legends EMF – what, you don’t remember “Grebo?” that classic early ‘90s British
music/art movement? don’t feel bad, neither do we – has somehow returned to the
public’s consciousness and will be playing what it calls “the gig of a lifetime”
on Dec. 15 at the Gloucester Guildhall. The Guildhall is a huge part of EMF
history as it was the backdrop for the band’s breakthrough video, “Unbelievable.”
Let’s refresh our memories with that little ’91 gem:
evening will feature not only Schubert
Dip, their debut album, being played from start to finish but they will
also play Stigma, an album dubbed the
“fan’s favourite,” in its entirety. After the music stops, there will be a
meet-and-greet session and DJ set spun by EMF’s own James Atkin and DJ Milf.
friggin’ unbelievable, all right: tickets for the show sold out within 24 hours.
band plans to film the gig for a projected DVD release and has enlisted
PledgeMusic to fund it. Fans who contribute will get a DVD along with the
opportunity to score “fantastic items of memorabilia from the band.” Already
such items as Derry’s keyboard, Ian’s guitar and a drum lesson with Mark have
been taken, while among those still available are Derry’s specially designed
and unique stage costume from their summer festival appearances, signed artwork
from both albums, signed drumsticks and for those going to the gig itself the
opportunity to buy a ticket upgrade which entitles the ticket holder to go to
their sound check on the day of the show. All those who make a pledge will also
receive access to rare and unheard tracks from the archives, including an
entire show from 1995.
the project stands at just over 70%. If the video above didn’t scare you off
already, you can view the items and make a pledge: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/emf