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were formed in 1977 by Mik Kaminski, John Hodgson
and John Marcangelo and were originally promoted by
Jet Records as an offshoot of the Electric Light Orchestra.
A successful albeit brief dance with the music charts in 1979
saw them labelled as "one-hit wonders" but
had Violinski been given the support Jet Records gave their
label-mates ELO, the band could have achieved major-league
status and more hits than their 200,000-selling debut single
first single aside, Violinski releases suffered poor distribution
and were quickly deleted to become instant collectors' items.
Their recordings have never been available on CD because the original
master tapes were lost for over 20 years and have only recently
been discovered in an unmarked tape vault in London. Each tape
has been meticulously restored by Jared Hawkes and Tim
Hunt at Sanctuary Archive Studios and with additional
material provided by the band members themselves, twenty tracks
have been selected and superbly remastered by Tim Burrell ('Roy
Wood 'Outstanding Performer', 'Look
Thru' The Eyes Of Roy Wood') at Town House Studios.
Compiled and annotated by ELO archivist Rob Caiger in conjunction
with the band members, the 30th anniversary celebration features
single A&B sides, key album tracks, early demos, alternate
takes and previously unreleased material.
Mik Kaminski's violin is unleashed and soars as supremely as it
did during ELO's early years while fellow Electric Light Orchestra
and 'On The Third Day' compatriot
Michael de Albuquerque provides soulful vocals and along
with Baz Dunnery, some incredible guitar work. Wizzard's
Bob Brady features on one previously unreleased song and all
tracks were produced by Violinski with ELO engineer Mack.
Every song, written by keyboard player John Marcangelo, drummer
John Hodgson, Kaminski and de Albuquerque, displays virtuoso performances
and range in style from commercial rock and classical to the avant-garde.
From Asia and ELO to King Crimson and Frank
Zappa, 'Clog Dance - The Very Best Of
Violinski' quicksteps through a varied musical landscape
and is highly recommended to all Electric Light Orchestra fans
and lovers of 1970's rock music. Check out the MUSIC
Dance The Musical' premieres Saturday 9 June
at Whitehaven Civic Hall and then runs from Monday
11 - Thursday 14 June for a limited engagement. John
Hodgson and Mik Kaminski will be joining John
at the premiere and tickets can be obtained direct from
the box office - Telephone: 01946 514960 (open from 10am)
- Whitehaven Civic Hall, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria
CA28 7SH. Further info can be found on the Civic Hall website
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