Mesh

  • Date: 17-08-2019
  • Time: 19:50-20:40
  • Stage: Wave Cave

 

Mesh formed in 1991 after lead singer Mark Hockings and Richard Silverthorn (keyboards) met each other at a concert where Richard Silverthorn's band was playing. Soon afterwards, Neil Taylor, Silverthorn's former bandmate, joined the band on keyboards. The creative writing was split between Richard Silverthorn, who composes the music, and Mark Hockings, who writes the lyrics. On 13 September 2006 Taylor announced he was leaving the band after 15 years to pursue other interests. Hockings and Silverthorn decided to continue as a duo, using an augmented line-up for live shows. Initially, Geoff Pinckney replaced Taylor at live shows. On 26 August 2011 the band announced via Twitter that Geoff Pinckney "will no longer be playing live with Mesh", as he wished to focus on his other musical project, Tenek. He was replaced by Richard Broadhead. Live drummer Sean Suleman also joined the line up around this time. In 2012 the band released Automation Baby which became the band's most successful album up to that point, entering the German charts at number 33, and topping the European Alternative Charts. Following this success, the band felt under pressure to deliver with the followup album. When Looking Skyward was released in 2016, it achieved a number 12 position in the German charts, their highest to date. In 2015 the band played with a classical orchestra at the 'Gothic meets Klassik' festival, hosted at the 'Gewandhaus zu Leipzig' in Leipzig.The show was recorded and initially scheduled for release in 2016. It was later decided to expand the live recording with some additional studio recorded tracks. These were recorded at Tonscheune Oleak, and the release was pushed back to late 2017.

In 1991 ontmoeten zanger Mark Hockings en Richard Silverthorn (keyboards) elkaar op een concert waar Silverthorns band speelde. Ze kregen al snel het gezelschap van Neil Taylor (keyboards), een voormalig bandlid van Silverthorn. Mesh werd gevormd en ze speelde in deze bezetting tot 2006. Op 13 september kondigde Taylor aan dat hij de band verliet na 15 jaar om voorrang te geven aan andere dingen in het leven. Hockings and Silverthorn gingen verder met Mesh. Ze rekruteerden Geoff Pinckney als vervanger voor Taylor tijdens live optredens. Mesh heeft veel remixes gemaakt, waaronder de Apoptygma Berzerk song, "Mourn". Op 3 november 2009 verscheen hun 10de album "A perfect Solution" met een iets ruigere sound dan hun vorige albums. Er kwamen 2 singles uit "Only Better" en "How Long". 2 jaar later verscheen "An Alternative Solution" met daarop remixes van hun laatste album door bands zoals zeromancer, Assemblage 23 en anderen. In dit jaar maakten ze ook een tournee door de Verenigde Staten met Iris en De/Vision. Op 26 augustus 2011 kondigt de band aan via twitter dat Geoff Pinckney niet langer live zal spelen met Mesh. Op 5 september 2011 kondigen ze aan dat ze begonnen zijn aan het volgende album.