K, Singer with
the Balloons, RIP
We have no gigs lined up at present,
but we will still be publicising local events of interest on this
website. One of the few events worth going to in South East London
at present are the nights (usually Friday 8-11) upstairs at The
Centurion of experimental music. The pub is situated on the corner
of Deptford Broadway and Deptford High Street - near the anchor.
The year ended with a screening of
the editor of fiba
magazine George P.Solomos (a.k.a. Themistocles Hoetis)
film 'Echo in the Village', made in Cappadocia, Italy in 1962,
along with various other pieces of experimental music at the Centurion,
Deptford. This was accompanied by a group including drums (Dave Aylward),
sax, electronics(Tom Scott) and a hurdy-gurdy player, a duo which
included Paul Hood, and a recording of the 2000 Solar Eclipse.
Details of the LMC Radio
station (radio resonance, 104.4 FM) and broadcasts by
Paul Hood (featured below) and other musicians from South London's
experimental / improvised music scene can be found here.
Pictures of our singer, Tony Hippolyte,
during recent sessions.
January 2003. Pictures from his last gig with The Balloons, December
2002. The date of his funeral and commemorative event to be announced
Dave Swift ; Bass, Chris Proud; Gtr, Rick;Drums,
Ian; bass and K on vocals and guitar
Experimental Vibes at The Trafalgar
in Greenwich in December 2002
Finn Peters, Sax. Dave Price, Percussion.
Stu Ritchie, Drums. Rob Malarkey, Bass.
Chris 'Johnny Astro' Johnson, Keyboards
photos copyright SJSomerset
Three Key Sound
Our CD's "Unlocked" and "Downtown
Dread" are available from the peoplesound.com site along with 5 free
tracks which can be downloaded as MP3's. We also have our own MP3
files attached to this site, as examples of our unreleased music for
free downloading. We will also be providing further details as to
how you can purchase our records The Three Key Sound do not restrict
themselves to playing out, as bands or DJ's, but are involved in other
aspects of the cultural warzone. We recently contributed the music
to a short film of Alice Walker author of The Colour Purple, giving
a talk at Lewisham Theatre. The film, Letter
to President Clinton, made by Fisheye Films, was premiered
at the Cuban Film Festival; along with another film of a interview
given by Black Panther Mumia
Abu Jamal. Mumia
is on Death Row in a State Penitentiary in the USA, where he has been
awaiting execution for the alleged murder of a police officer.
In 1999, we completed
a piece (with Geezer)
for a dance company called SCOPIC, which was premiered on the first
night of the Leicester Festival, and performed at The Place, Euston.
It will soon be available on our forthcoming techno compilation CD,
and featuring Chris Johnson of Johnny Astro on two tracks. Another
track will be a never released Geezer track, a remix of the Three
Key Sound classic, Dadawas. . . .