Blue Touch Paper's UK debut at Kings Place - the story in four photos


Edward MacLean
Blue Touch Paper at Kings Place, March 2012
Photo credit: Patrick Hadfield. All rights Reserved
Patrick Hadfield writes: Colin Town's new Anglo-German band Blue Touch Paper had their first UK gig in The Base series of Saturday nights at Kings Place on March 10th, playing tracks from their new debut album, Stand Well Back.

Colin Towns
Blue Touch Paper at Kings Place, March 2012
Photo credit: Patrick Hadfield. All rights Reserved


Colin Towns (above) led from the keyboards, playing electric piano and samples - and on one number, singing - in a complex amalgam of styles, from solo piano through to full blown jazz-rock. The subtle electric bass playing of Edward MacLean (top picture) carried the band along....



Chris Montague
Blue Touch Paper at Kings Place, March 2012
Photo credit: Patrick Hadfield. All rights Reserved

whilst Chris Montague added texture and depth from his guitar.



Mark Lockheart
Blue Touch Paper at Kings Place, March 2012
Photo credit: Patrick Hadfield. All rights Reserved

The dominant soloing voice was that of Mark Lockheart, who delivered intense playing on clarinet and saxophones. On drums and percussion were te powerhouse of  Benny Greb and Stephan Maass There different styles and strong personalities in Blue Touch Paper, combining to produce a powerful and cohesive sound.

For forthcoming tour dates see www.bluetouchpaper.com

1 comment:

  1. Blue Touch Paper19 March 2012 at 10:48

    Thank you Seb and Patrick - great photos. The tour dates are as follows:

    MAY 2012:
    SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims (16th),
    MOLD Clwyd Theatr Cymru (17th),
    EDINBURGH The Queens Hall (18th),
    LEEDS The Wardrobe (21st),
    LONDON 606 Club (22nd),
    NOTTINGHAM Lakeside Arts Centre (23rd).

    Followed by ELBJAZZ Festival in Hamburg (26th).

    Blue Touch Paper
    www.bluetouchpaper.com

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