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Over the past 2 years The 66 have been touring throughout the UK and have played over 100 shows and festivals. Their incendiary live performances have firmly cemented their reputation. as one of the best live bands around.
They have worked with a number of top names, supporting artists such as Starsailor, Tim Burgess, Airborne Toxic Event, The Chameleons, Dirty Sanchez, Sunshine Underground, often being at the artist’s request.
2010 will see the 66 working in conjunction with LGM records and their own label ‘Rum as Sin’ on a number of releases and special projects with established and up-and-coming artists, exciting times.
As a warm up and treat for the fans, we’ll be releasing our ’Vibe EP’ Worldwide in April. The EP has only been handed around at gigs previously and picked up some amazing press.
We prefer to let other people judge what we sound like, as to us it\'s just what comes out when all 5 of us are in a room together. There\'s no masterplan to sound like anyone or anything, just us! We are influenced by the last 40years of rock and roll, long nights, the cosmic, the spiritual and growing up on the streets of Warrington. That\'s our melting pot!
We\'ve played some top festivals in the past with some great acts, but we\'re always aiming for bigger and better. The more people we can get to hear our music the better, so... Glastonbury, Leeds, the big\'uns!
Anything that drives the engine! mostly... rum.
We\'ve played some great slots with our peers and some legend, but we\'d love to add Ian Brown and Led Zeppelin to the list!
Tough one... there\'s so much shite out there at the moment dominating the airwaves. Lately Ian Brown - My Way, The Horrors - Primary Colours and the last Prodigy Album. 2010 is still young.
Any wierd things \'not\' happened to us at a gig!? Fire Alarms, stage invasions, nakedness, crowd surfing and pa smashing at our 1st gig. Boring things don\'t happen in the world of the 66!
A top top live show, plenty of pace, big epic soundscapes, guitars, bass grooves and beats. The beginning of your weekend.
I refer you to this quote from \'Manchester Music\' “Think of Primal Scream when they really rock out with the loose-limbed post-baggy acid blues, and then imagine if they were still in their teens, or not far off. And fu**, can these lads play. Not only in terms of ability and togetherness, but they\'ve got the performance bit nailed down too.”
love everyone to hear \'the 66\' :)
We have just released our 1st EP via our own label \'rum as sin\' which can be purchased pretty much everywhere (itunes, amazon, etc) 2010 will also see a number of releases in conjunction with LGM records, we\'ve got some really exciting projects and collaborations coming. The question... would we sign to a major if we were approached? Look at EMI making a loss of 1.6billion last year, consider only 2 percent of artists who get signed to majors actually get to the \'release\' stage - Is it worth it? We\'ve been offered a few deals before deciding to release on our own and with LGM, I think we\'d be more interested in a large independent label if we were approached again (which is probable!)
NUMBERS NEVER DIE...
Depends how you look at \'the real world!\' in-between the band which pretty much occupies all of our time, we have a drum teacher, electric board, and a hobo named Rimmer. Whatever we need to do to fund the machine!
Very simply, all the top members of Warringtons bands we\'re \'poached\' and persuaded to form a super group by guitarist and songwriter Mike Bee! Ssshhh....
To keep on going, avoid as many sharks as possible, keep playing live and spreading the word, promote our releases, and see what Karma gives us. This band isn\'t a hobbie, all of us our musicians and have been for years. We can\'t do anything else so we\'ll just continue until destiny taps on the 66 door :)
We pretty much clicked straight away as we\'d known each other for years, without actually being in a band together. In the past 2 and a half years everything has become tighter, more powerful and grande. We are always chasing the \'bigger\' sound!
Our keyboardist Glover once tried to jump out of a window using a room fan as a jet-pack after a gig at London\'s Dublin Castle. I believe it\'s on youtube somewhere so get on it!
Rum, Sin and Sand, Whisky, Smokes and a large bouncy castle.
No-one sounds like the 66, so that makes us different! We have the drive, dedication and songs, we just need the publicity :)
It varies depending on who the gig is for, if it\'s for friends that are also promoters around Manchester then we won\'t charge anything. Alot of bands think they reach a certain limit and don\'t want to go back to the smaller venues (pubs, etc) well fuck that! that\'s where all it begins so we like to play the more intimate venues in-between the bigger shows.