‘The Wicked Whispers recruit Captain Beefhearts ‘Magic Band’ for their next installment of their 60’s inspired annual club night - The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast 2011. Liverpool’s ‘The Wicked Whispers’ have pulled a lot out of the bag inside their first year. Besides doing 2 UK tours, releasing their debut EP on limited 10” vinyl (now goldust!), playing a series of festivals and building a loyal following leading up to their Liverpool and London EP launch shows this summer the band also put on their own club night last November called ‘The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast’ at the Static Gallery in their hometown of Liverpool.
The night was their first official show and drew a large amount of attention. ‘The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’ was the special guest alongside The Wicked Whispers. A hand picked selection of local talent in the from of El Toro and Eva Petersen (Ex - The Little Flames) kicked off the evening. Will Sergeant (Echo and The Bunnymen) was on DJ duties whilst visual delights were provided by Howard Be Thy Name (artist, performer and projectionist).
The evening was compared by BBC introducing’s Dave Monks topping off a sell out success and offering something a little different to Liverpool’s gig goers.
Almost 12 months on, the band are planning another event and have put together something really special indeed in recruiting Captain Beefheart’s ‘The Magic Band’ following the death of the good Captain (Don Van Vliet) last year.‘He’s always been a huge inspiration to me and to Liverpool’ Michael Murphy explains. ‘We were all saddened by his death last year. I couldn’t think of a better special guest than The Magic Band for this years show, so we went and got them.’
This years line-up includes:
THE MAGIC BAND
THE WICKED WHISPERS
THE LUCID DREAM
VISUAL LIGHTSHOW : TOWYN ROBERTS (THE GRATEFUL DEAD/SHACK/THE CORAL)
DJ : PYSCHEDELIC SOUNDS FROM EDGAR ‘SUMMERTYME’ JONES (THE STAIRS/THE JONES’S/FREE PEACE)
COMPARE : DAVE MONKS (BBC INTRODUCING)