One of the founders of Nitzer Ebb, David Gooday, brought some festive cheer to chilly Chelmsford a couple of winters ago. It’s taken a while to post this, we know, but it’s a performance well worth seeing, especially with the Nitzer Ebb tour announcement – it seemed a good time to relive the show.
So, cast your mind back to December 2020. Think hard about what you were doing on a cold, dark night in the middle of December. Perhaps worrying if you’d be able to see your loved ones at Christmas? Or attending a raucous party at No 10 Downing Street? Maybe tuning into I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here for some light relief.
Hot Box led the way with livestreaming
Thank goodness for those forward-thinking folk at Hot Box in Chelmsford, which was at the vanguard of livestreaming during the lockdown. They gave artists a chance to perform and broadcasting directly onto your iPad or smartphone. It was no mean feat.
Think back specifically to Saturday, December 12. David Gooday performed a one-hour set of ‘electronic consciousness’. The set was funky, fresh, free and intimate! Moments of accidental genius were revealed. Follow the link below to see for yourself.
This event was one of a series of events promoted by the ever-caring folk at Even Butterflies Make A Sound. Other events include alt-rockers Giant Drag, techno king Sergio Vilas, and jazz maestro Zak Barrett. This July, solo viola-drone artist Alison Cotton brings her mesmerising show to Chelmsford.
Live music means so much to most of us. Of course, livestreaming doesn’t beat the real thing, but, in times of crisis, it’s invaluable.
David Gooday, and Nitzer Ebb, set off on a European and US tour. Check out the dates:
APRIL 15, 2022: X-tra Zurich, Switzerland; 16 DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 København, Denmark; 18 Kulttempel Oberhausen, Germany; 20 MEETFACTORY Prague, Czech Republic; 21 Le laboratoire Namur, Belgium; 24 Szene Wien, Austria; 25 Progresja Warsaw, Poland; 26 Lafayette London, UK; 28 Kalmarsalen Kalmar, Sweden; 30 Akvárium Klub Budapest, Hungary
MAY: 6 Freiheiz Munich, Germany
JUNE: 25 Sinner’s Day Special 2022 Oostende, Belgium
AUGUST: 6 M’era Luna 2022 Hildesheim, Germany
SEPTEMBER: 24 NINE INCH NAILS, Ministry, NITZER EBB Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 25 Cold Waves 2022 Chicago, Illinois