Saturday, 27 March 2010

Gary Numan to play one off show

Leading up to his performance at Coachella, the American festival on 18 April, Numan will be playing a very anticipated one off gig at Scala in Kings Cross, London on the 13th of April. Numan has been working on his new album Dead Son Rising which is to be released later in 2010.

Born and raised in Hammersmith, West London, Numan and his band Tubeway Army got into the punk scene a little late but they were the first 'punks' to use synthesizers, changing the sound of electronic music.
Numan later went solo and had a number with his first album The Pleasure Principle released in 1979 including "Cars" and "Complex".

Numan continued his initial commercial and critical success throughout the 1980's, resulting in a great deal of influence in music. Gary Numan's songs are some of the most sampled and covered songs of the last 30 years from an entire album of covers called Random featuring Damon Albarn, St. Etienne and the Magnetic Fields to some of the chart topping sampled songs like Basement Jaxx's 2002 hit "Where's Your Head At?" using Numan's "M.E." and the Sugababes "Freak Like Me" which used Tubeway Army's "Are Friends Electric?". Most recently he collaborated with Little Boots for BBC Radio 6 at the Maida Vale studios in 2009 which was very well received, with over a million views, making it the most popular session available on the interactive Red Button service to date.

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