Friday, September 23, 2011

The Wild Swans in Cebu and Manila this 2011

"Liquid mercury, you were made for me, mine mine alone, I'm not made of stone.” (Liquid Mercury by The Wild Swans from the album The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years).

As that song lingers on, it seemed that after all these years, Paul Simpson could not let the dream go for him and The Wild Swans to soar.

The sojourn began  20 years back with a string of hits starting with “Revolutionary Spirit”, to the formation of their first full length album “Bringing Home The Ashes” with their carrier single of the same name which was followed by “Bible Dreams”, “Young Manhood”. 

The Wild Swans went on hiatus as Simpson collaborated with one of the backbones of the New Romantic movement, Ian Broudie, and their short lived project, “Care” that produced hits like “Whatever Possessed You”, “The Worst Year Of My Life” and “My Boyish Days”.

            Simpson retreated and  regrouped the group together in 1990 for the album “Spaceflower” with a fruity supply of hits such as “Melting Blue Delicious”, “Chocolate Bubblegum” and “Vanilla Melange”.

            The Wild Swans never left ground during the 90s until 2009 when Simpson started to write again and introduced “English Electric Lightning” and “Liquid Mercury” and has progressed on since then.

            After all the lamentations and grief, Simpson now  boldy leads The Wild Swans with a new set of band members hailing from different genres such as Ricky Rene Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre/The Triffids/Steve Kilbey of The Church), Les Pattinson (Echo and The Bunnymen), Mike Mooney, Stuart Mann and Richard Turvey with definite rock laden sound yet without abandoning his quixotic and romantic lyrics.

            The Wild Swans will touch base in the Philippines for a two - night concert on September 30, 2011 at The Waterfront Hotel in Lahug Cebu City and on October 1, 2011 at 1 Esplanade, MOA, Pasay City in which both concerts are brought to the public by Jesse Gonzales of DMC Philippines whose reputation precedes him as the former OIC and Station Manager of DWXB 102.  A radical radio station during the early 80s the promoted the New Romantic Movement and the reverberation of New Wave music in the airwaves.

            Tickets are widely on sale at The Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, all SM Ticket and Ticketworld outlets.

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