Well, it's time to let the secret out of the bag.
*CALVIN are currently recording their debut album*
The guys are financing it themselves and are hopeful it will be out (in all good record shops) by the end of the year. Most of the songs are finished and are waiting for their final mix before they're all shipped away for mastering. The songs featured will be (although this won't be the running order of the album):
Learning To Breathe
What Are We Going To Do Tomorrow?
Cuban Skyline Coffee Shop
What's Going On?
Why Not Try
I Can't Sleep
Well that was some break wasn't it?
Actually, Calvin have been hectic since the turn of the year - gigging at all the Scottish hotspots: 13th Note in Glasgow, Westport in Dundee, Bongo Club and La Belle Angele in Edinburgh to name but a few.
As well as that, the guys have found time to start a fledgling promotions company, Baby Tiger.
Not Only has all of this been going on BUT they've even managed to write a batch of fantastic new songs! - "Hatcheck Girl", "I Can't Wait", "Supercar", another one that they can't think of a proper title for (provisionally entitled "Russia") and they even re-vamped an old song, "Learning To Breathe". The lads are very keen to get back into the studio to record the new tracks and have provisionally pencilled in sessions for the beginning of June.
CALVIN are taking a festive break from gigging to concentrate on new material. As well as that, they are trying to arrange gigs for 2002. Check out the Calvin Gigs for any announcements.1st November
CALVIN have now finished recording a further 4 songs for their first album. The songs were recording with the assistance of Flat Records at Panther Studios in Reigate, Surrey. A further 2/3 recording sessions are planned over the next couple of months.
On the live side, CALVIN have recently competed in the Budweiser/Radio Forth sponsored Battle of the Bands at Studio 24 in Edinburgh. The band came a very close second and won over lots of new friends to the cause. The band are now heading up the road to St Andrews for an acoustic set with Neil eager to further test out his superb kazoo talents.
Lots have been happening on the CALVIN front recently.
CALVIN got to the semi finals of the Iroz sponsored Battle of the Bands, losing out on a place in the final by one vote.
A trip down to Surrey to record some songs is also planned for the near future. Flat Records are keen to help record some futher material. Although at present only "Cuban Skyline Coffee Shop" has been confirmed, another other 2 will be decided on nearer the time.
The band have been busy arranging a set of acoustic gigs. The first of which was played last Friday at the Cellar Bar in St Andrews and included Neil playing a blistering Kazoo solo (I kid you not).
Still no news on when the final of the Budweiser/Radio Forth sponsored Battle of the Bands. As soon as any details are announced tehy will be posted onto the site. Stay tuned.
CALVIN won through to the final of the Budweiser/Radio Forth sponsored Battle of the Bands (date and location of the final is still to be confirmed). The band impressed the judges and overcame some very strong competition with a fine set that included 3 new songs. "Friends Like These", "Cruel Summer" and the oddly titled "Robinson Crusoe Was Right All Along" were all aired to a warm reception and provided CALVIN with the opportunity to bring back keyboards to their set.
The band are now going back into rehearsals to work on yet more new songs. They are hoping to finsh off "Magnificent", "Hatcheck Girl" and "Safe" in time for the next run of gigs (details of which are still to be confirmed).
A new page has been added to the site. Check out The Diary.
It's been a busy month for CALVIN. After a spate of gigs (including playing the T-Break Heats), CALVIN have managed to air yet another new song. "Safe" was debuted at the recent gig at The Attic. Also this month, just as the lads were beginning to think that their run of bad luck with injuries was at an end, Ali managed to come down with not only the flu but bronchitis into the bargain! Undeterred, CALVIN managed to play a couple of acoustic gigs which received a very warm welcome.
CALVIN have been busy arranging some more gigs. As well as some invitation only gigs, they will be playing Edinburgh and St. Andrews in the near future.
Check out CALVIN Gigs for more information.
Also, the website Indiemusic.co.uk, as well as publishing an interview with CALVIN have also released a review of CALVIN's E.P, "The Last One To Drop". Click here to check out both articles.
CALVIN have secured their very own rehearsal room. The boys are currently developing their sound and are frantically writing new songs.
So far, there have been 3 new songs written by the band. These are "Little Deaths", "The Cuban Skyline Coffee Shop" and "Safe" - the first two of which shall be aired at the forthcoming gig at The Venue on Monday 22nd.
CALVIN have started the new year with a flurry of activity. The lads are currently busy rehearsing and writing new songs as well as negotiating with a number of venues for upcoming gigs. So far, there are 2 confirmed bookings (see CALVIN Gigs for more details) but more will be on the way.
As well as that, the band are currently looking into getting a more permanent location for rehearsals. On top of all of that, the band have promised that they will be airing at least one new song for their first gig of the new year (The Venue, Jan 22nd).
As if that wasn't enough, they have also managed to find time for an interview with an indie web site - details of which will be forthcoming.
CALVIN's recent support gig with Cinerama was another resounding success for the lads. Aided with a great sound and a receptive crowd, CALVIN played a rousing gig and were rewarded with an offer of an interview with Indiemusic.co.uk.
CALVIN have been announced as the support for the forthcoming CINERAMA gig at The Venue in Edinburgh. CINERAMA are a new band featuring former members of The Wedding Present.>
More sad news on the Calvin wagon. Due to injury and time restrictions, Calvin are rescheduling their debut gig at the Fiskal and Firkin. Details of the dates will be posted as soon as they are available. On brighter news, Calvin have drafted in a new temporary member of the group. Miles shall be standing in for Neil as rhythm guitarist while Neil continues to model the latest fashions in designer sling wear.
Disaster has struck the good ship Calvin. Singer and rhythm guitarist, Neil has been run over by a car! As usual, Neil's impeccable timing for injuries means that he will be missing from Calvin's next gig (details in CALVIN gigs). We wish Neil a speedy recovery and while he's at home nursing his dislocated shoulder he can try and memorise the green cross code. All the best Neil!!!28th August
CALVIN are currently working on 2 new original songs, "Sometimes" and the imaginatively entitled "The Cuban Skyline Coffee Shop". The band are also busy re-working their set to make future gigs even more of an event - if that's at all possible:)
CALVIN's new song "E High Dreams" was warmly received at their recent gig in Newcastle. The band are now looking forward to working on their ever increasing batch of new songs.
CALVIN are putting the finishing touches to a new song entitled "E High Dreams". The song will be given it's first outing at the forthcoming Newcastle gig
CALVIN have started work on a batch of new songs and hope to have them ready to play in time for their next gig.
New photographs have been added to the CALVIN Photo's page.
Details of CALVIN's new E.P have been added to the CALVIN merchandise page
Photographs of CALVIN's latest photoshoot have been developed and will be added to the site on Monday 17th July.
CALVIN's recent gig at the Fruitmarket Galleries was filmed and broadcast on the net at www.superchannel.org. To view the gig, click here and go to themodern gallery section
CALVIN have finished recording on their 2nd E.P, as yet to be titled. The track listing is: "I Can't Sleep", "What's Going On" and "Why Not Try". A release date and price have still to be confirmed. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
CALVIN are going back into the studio to record the follow up to their debut E.P, "Star". Recording starts on the 24th June.
CALVIN's song, "3 Months" has won the BURBS New Sound Room Competition. The song won with a whopping 60% of the vote.
CALVIN are only the second band from Scotland who have won this competition. The band would like to give a huge thanks to all who took the time to vote.
CALVIN aired another new song at the weekend. "I Can't Sleep" was played during the gig on Saturday 27th at Mucky Mulligan's in Perth. The song received a very warm welcome from the packed crowd and should be a crowd favourite for many gigs to come.
CALVIN's song, 3 Months, has been included in the New Sound Room competition in the BURBS web site. To visit the Burbs web site to vote for this song, either click on the BURBS link on the home page or click here and go to the New Sound Room page.
The Guest Book has been modified so that it can be viewed without the need to input details.
CALVIN finished a very successful week by playing Aikman's Wine bar. The band were asked to perform 3 impromtu encores and are looking forward to playing there again soon.
Calvin are now trying to arrange more gigs across the country as well as trying to find time to get back into the studio to record their follow up to the hugely successful "Star" E.P.
CALVIN's gig at the St Andrews Union last night went very well. "What's Going On" and "Happy As.." received an especially warm reception from the Wednesday night crowd. The band enjoyed the night and are now looking forward to travelling back to St Andrews this Saturday for their show at Aikman's Wine Bar.
CALVIN have 2 new songs which they will be showcasing at St Andrews Uni tonight (Happy As and What's Going On). Both songs are a bit of a departure from their recent material and the band can't wait to perform them in front of an audience.
CALVIN played an unscheduled gig at Aikman's Wine Bar after finishing their set at McIntosh hall while in St. Andrews on Sunday (30th). It was a set minus drums as Ali was having a kip in the back of the van and gave the band a chance to display their vocal skills. It was a subdued affair and the band thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did the crowd.
You can now join the CALVIN mailing list to keep informed of any important news and gig dates.
To join, simply go back to the CALVIN home page and enter your email address in the box provided. Click the icon and then fill in a few simple questions.
CALVIN's song "3 Months" has been remastered and remixed. Please contact the band if you would like to hear it.
CALVIN are busy preparing new songs for their next gig(s). They are hoping to showcase at least 3 brand new songs in May
New CALVIN gig dates announced. Check out CALVIN gigs for more details
CALVIN now have their song, "3 Months" posted on the Burbs website. To check it out, click on the Burbs banner at the bottom of the home page.
CALVIN have finished what has been quite a hectic week. The week ended with CALVIN's first out of town gig (The Cellar Bar, St.Andrews) and was a resounding success.
The band now plan to take a week's break before recording new songs as well as remastering their E.P, "Star". The E.P has also been a success, selling out in less than a week. The band would just like to say a huge "thank you" to everyone involved in the creation of "Star", especially Pete Watkins, without who's help the release just wouldn't have been possible. Thanks Pete.
CALVIN's support slot at the Venue was received very warmly indeed by the Geneva crowd last night (5th). The band had a lot of very positive feedback about the performance and consider the night as a great success (photographs of the nights performance will be posted as soon as they are available). They are looking forward to playing a longer set on Thursday (9th) at L'Attache.
CALVIN played a couple of numbers at Bar Java on Friday (3rd). It was an impromptu affair and were invited to the stage by the nights performer. Afterwards, the band were stopped in the street and performed "Elizabeth" at the request of a group of tourists from Ireland.
CALVIN have finished recording of their debut E.P entitled "star". The CD's are being pressed and should be ready by Friday(3rd). The track listing is: Credit Card Thief, Blue, 3 Months and The Real Me. The E.P will be available from Sunday 5th March priced ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¾ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£3.
29th February '00CALVIN have been confirmed as one of two bands supporting GENEVA at The Venue on Sunday March 5th for their album launch gig. CALVIN are releasing their first EP, Star, on the same night.