Spaceheads are a duo. Andy Diagram’s hot-wired trumpet produces live harmonised loops and breathy samples which he controls via a mobile phone attached to the top of his horn with a fish slice. The thick brass layers created are propelled by Richard Harrison’s drums, percussion and bent metal sheets.
Spaceheads formed in 1990 in Manchester and have toured the world and released eleven albums to date. Their latest album “Laughing Water” was released in November 2016 and followed last years successful album “A Short Ride on the Arrow of Time”. Both were released on their own label, Electric Brass Records.
Over 25 years Andy and Richard have achieved an intuition of what each is about to do next which makes their semi-improvised gigs a joy to behold.
Howie Reeve plays solo bass and sings. He has released three albums, and a single (with Mike Watt – The Minute Men, The Stooges), and is about to release a new album titled Not So Secret Garden. Reeve previously found fame with experimental Indie-Pop band Tattie Toes and has been striding out on his own for several years, acoustic bass in hand, walking boot on footstool. His music is deeply introspective, considered and full of glorious dynamic range.
Rucksack Cinema a.k.a. Jaime Rory Lucy has been supplying delirious, innovative live video imagery since 2007. His astonishing and almost preternatural ability to mix imagery with what is happening on stage as well as creating strange and wonderful atmospheres throughout a room has made him an intrinsic part of any Spaceheads gig.