TSMB and The Fierce And The Dead at Rich Mix
A belated happy new year from all of us at The Trans-Siberian March Band. After a 2014 that included recording an album at world-famous AIR Studios, taking our show with DJ Yoda to The Royal Albert Hall and main stage festival slots including Camp Bestival, and curating a seriously eclectic monthly residency show at Rich Mix, we can’t wait to see where the new year will take us!
First up is January’s Rich Mix show on Wednesday 21st, which features very special guests The Fierce And The Dead. These guys are ‘what would’ve happened if Philip Glass had ripped up his Fulbright scholarship at the kitchen table and said “Screw you Mom, I’m gonna start a garage band”‘ Loud and not afraid to stand out, the band were nominated for a Prog Award in 2013 and have built up a reputation for frenetic live shows mixing intelligent rock music with garage band energy. What a prospect! Check out a track of theirs here.
Following this, TSMB will be back on stage with the usual Balkan bang, bringing you up-tempo Russian sing-alongs and even upper-tempo Klezmer firecrackers to get you on your feet! It’ll be the biggest and brassiest Wednesday of your January. Here’s the full schedule:
7:30pm – Doors open
8:15pm – The Fierce and The Dead
9.45pm – The Trans-Siberian March Band
Address – 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA (nearest station Shoreditch High Street)
TSMB T-Shirts, mugs and hoodies now available to buy!
Do you ever wish you could express your profound appreciation for the Trans-Siberian March Band through the medium of your clothing and/or tea vessel?
Access our shop here, and come to our gig at Rich Mix this Wednesday evening (17 Sept) where we’ll give the first three people we see wearing a TSMB t-shirt a FREE CD to congratulate you on your excellent fashion sense.
Talking of CDs, our new album is in production as we speak and we can’t wait to share it with you.
The end of a cracking summer
Great summer of gigs including a couple of main stage festival shows (Camp Bestival, Lounge on the Farm) and a show at the Royal Albert Hall with DJ Yoda. Below is another video what goes down when you put 14 rowdy so-and-soes on stage with a hip-hop DJ.
NEW ALBUM on its way!
Good things come to those who wait…
…and we could not be more excited that there is a second TSMB album now recorded and in production! It’s rare to see all 14 members of the Trans-Siberian March Band in a room together except on nights with a full moon, but here we all are messing with expensive lovely equipment at Air Studios in Hampstead.
The album will be a mix of originals and our own takes on traditional Balkan and Gypsy tunes. Even bigger and better than the last, it’s mostly fast and furious but paces itself with the obligatory latin-flavoured smoochy number, a love medley and a quick blast of the Tetris theme. More brass than you can slide a trombone at comes as standard.. hints of drum&bass and hip-hop thrown in by the percussion section for good measure? Why not.
Huge thanks to Fi and Toby at Air Studios and Rob from the band for managing to herd everyone together for long enough to record us, and for all your time and effort in making it sound great. The release date is TBC, but we’ll keep you updated here as well as on Facebook and Twitter (keep your eye out for the odd preview too). You can also still get our first album and our more recent Live at the Union Chapel E.P. on Bandcamp.