23 Apr 2010
Sum Ratios redistributed 
Jez Kerr, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell, collectively known as (at least for the time being) as Sum Ratios will play their debut gig at The Factory in Manchester on Wednesday 19 May 2010. Please note that this is a new date which replaces the one previously announced for 12 May.

The performance by Sum Ratios will form part of a multimedia experience featuring bands, poets, short films and DJ Graham Massey.

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Anonymous cerysmatic said...

Additional: Section 25's drummer Vin Cassidy is rehearsing with Sum Ratios

24/04/2010, 11:44


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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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