Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #7 November 2008 – Avant Gardner
1. Never Meant To Throttle You
(from the CD Vegetarian Performance Art)
2. Lampshade 3. Einstein Kickers
(from the CD The Flightcase Acknowledgement)
4. Not Gonna Kill You Now
(from the CD Volumerics)
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Avant Gardner was borne out of the creation and subsequent demise of numerous bands and collaborations over a period of 12 years.
Sick of the constant struggle to get numerous individuals to work as an enthusiastic, like-minded team, coupled with the logistical nightmares involved with orchestrating weekly practises, (not to mention impending egos) Avant Gardner decided to strike out on his own.
CD – Vegetarian Performance Art
Instead of wasting precious time questioning the Whys and Hows of a band’s disintegration and looking for someone to blame, Avant Gardner decided to go it alone, come what may, he can only blame himself this time!
And so, 7 years after his last ill-fated collaboration, and utilising a wardrobe for the majority of that time as his only refuge, Avant was able to fulfil his passion for writing, playing, recording and producing.
4 self-financed albums and 70 songs later, Avant felt it was time to take a break from writing and recording so that he could take the music to the people. Without a band to back him up, Avant has taken to performing solo acoustic gigs around the country to offer an alternative live take on his recorded offerings.
Attempting to change the way in which popular music is created and received from the ground up whilst retaining the essence of what makes a good song think of it as total re-engineering. Avant Gardner believes in using music as a platform to give an alternative, truly independent approach to everyday life and experiences.
Thank you to Avant Gardner for making his music available for the show. You can find out more about him at his MySpace profile.
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The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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