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A Guy Called Gerald

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On tour Yes
Followers 23,546
Category Bass, A Guy Called Gerald, Drum, Electronic
Concerts
Mar
09
The White Hotel
Salford
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Mar
23
Lost Horizon Arts Centre & Bar
Bristol
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Mar
29
No90 Hackney Wick
London
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Sep
19
Malta Weekender
Balta Island
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Sep
23
Various Venues
Malta
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About A Guy Called Gerald
A Guy Called Gerald is the stage name for musician, record producer and DJ Gerald Simpson from Moss Side in Manchester, United Kingdom. He has proven to be among the most innovative modern electronic music figures to emerge during the 1980s. He is perhaps best known for his early work in the Manchester acid house scene in the late 1980s and the track "Voodoo Ray". At that time, he specialised in techno music produced using equipment such as the Roland TB-303 bass synthesiser and the TR-808 drum machine (he sourced much of his equipment from Johnny Roadhouse, a second-hand music shop that is otherwise the haunt of non-mancunian students). Simpson was heavily influenced by his Jamaican roots; his father's blue-beat, ska and Trojan reggae record collection, his mother's pentecostal church sessions and the Jamaican Sound system (DJ) parties in Manchester's Moss Side area where he grew up. He absorbed jazz fusion at clubs like Legends in Manchester where the dancefloor in the early 1980s inspired him to study contemporary dance. Around 1983 with electro booming and early hip hop, Breakdancing and b-boy culture making its way from the US, he left dance college to immerse himself in electronic music. At this time music from Detroit and Chicago - from producers such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson was being played by Stu Allen on Piccadilly Radio and imported directly into Manchester's specialist record shops. Inspired, Gerald began experimenting with tape editing and drum machines and the regular jams in the attic of his house led to forming the Scratchbeat Masters. Using cut up beats, samples and turntables they would challenge other crews and their sound systems. They released a 12" single called "Wax On The Melt", a collaboration between a number of crews and Graham Massey and Martin Price together with whom he would later form 808 State. Their first album Newbuild was released in 1988 but he soon left the group to concentrate on his solo work. The result of heading back into his bedroom studio was "Voodoo Ray", played first at the infamous Hacienda in 1988 and then the underground clubs and entering the UK charts a year later. It was one of the first acid house tracks produced in the UK. This was a time when musicians believed they needed to be signed to a major record company to have a hit but without the backing of the major label marketing machine and spurred on by the acid house fever sweeping the club scene, "Voodoo Ray" entered the charts in 1989. At the same time a track he'd started before leaving 808 State, "Pacific State". was released and hit the charts. However, according to Simpson, they had finished and released the track without Simpson's permission. Although Simpson was credited on its first release on the album Quadrastate both as a writer and co-producer, the dispute escalated as Simpson claimed to have written the entire track. The dispute was eventually settled out of court. In 1991 after a mismatched partnership with CBS / Sony producing one album, Automanikk he started his own label, Juicebox Records, releasing a string of pioneering 12" singles - the seeds of what became known as jungle and later drum and bass. The first singles were compiled and released on his landmark (and very rare) third album 28 Gun Bad Boy (1992). During the next five years as jungle rose in popularity and expanded well beyond its UK roots, Simpson released a string of groundbreaking music on Juicebox. In 1995 his next album, Black Secret Technology was released. It is cited as one of the first single-artist drum and bass albums and was very well received. In 1997 he moved to New York and in 2000 released Essence on the independent label, !K7 Records. Essence was Simpson's first song-based rather than dance/club album featuring guests such as Lou Rhodes, David Simpson, Lady Miss Kier and Wendy Page. In October 2004 Voodoo Ray appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on House Music radio station SF-UR. In January 2005 he released a more ambient album To All Things What They Need on !K7 Records. His latest album called Proto Acid / The Berlin Sessions was released on German label Laboratory Instinct in August 2006. A continuous mix album it was recorded live in Berlin and is a definite return to the dancefloor. New release August 4th "In Yer Head featuring Mia" (PERL71 Perlon Records) 1995's Black Secret Technology album has been remastered and was reissued July 28.
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Bass, A Guy Called Gerald, Drum, Electronic
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A Guy Called Gerald Tour Cities
Bristol, United Kingdom Malta, Malta Balta Island, United Kingdom Salford, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom

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Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is A Guy Called Gerald on tour?

Yes, A Guy Called Gerald is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming A Guy Called Gerald concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The A Guy Called Gerald tour is scheduled for 5 dates across 5 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is A Guy Called Gerald scheduled to play?

A Guy Called Gerald is scheduled to play 5 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the A Guy Called Gerald tour start?

A Guy Called Gerald’s tour starts Mar 09, 2024 and ends on Sep 23, 2024. They will play 5 cities; their most recent concert was held in Salford at The White Hotel and their next upcoming concert will be in Malta at Various Venues.

What venues is A Guy Called Gerald performing at?

As part of the A Guy Called Gerald tour, A Guy Called Gerald is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Mar 09 - Salford, England @ The White Hotel
Mar 23 - Bristol, England @ Lost Horizon Arts Centre & Bar
Mar 29 - London, England @ No90 Hackney Wick
Sep 19 - Balta Island, United Kingdom @ Malta Weekender
Sep 23 - Malta, Malta @ Various Venues
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