When a band gets mainstream press attention, comes 2nd to Skunk Anansie in the Kerrang Newcomer awards and flirts with label signings like sweets in a sweetshop, you’d imagine a bright road ahead for their musical careers.
Well for Last Great Dreamers, 1995 was the year they courted fame. However glory turned to tragedy and the band subsequently became victims of rejection, a changing music industry and personal tragedy,which lead to the bands untimely demise. In 2003, after the funeral of their tour manager, the band decided enough was enough, and parted ways.
Fast forward a decade……
After a bizarre series of coincidences and a smattering of fate, Last Great Dreamers are back – with a renewed passion to see their music live again.
Throughout two decades of music and life experiences, the band now consists of original members Marc Valentine (Vocals/Guitar), Slyder (Guitar/Vocals) and joining them are Ian ‘Scruffykid’ (Bass) & Ginge (Drums), both with their own Last Great Dreamers stories to tell. Ian was part of the original road crew and Ginge was the drummer for the earlier incarnation of Last Great Dreamers – called Silver Hearts.
The bands full history is a must read, and can be found over at http://goo.gl/6nWsVU
Single Release Show @ Cellar, Oxford, February 28th
On 28th February Last Great Dreamers are launching their new single, “Supernature Natural” with a special show at the Cellar in Oxford. This one-off gig is a prequel to a UK tour currently being booked for April this year, with support at the show from blues-rockers Get Loose.
Speaking of a recent show in London, Richard Thompson of Classic Rock magazine said of Last Great Dreamers:
“Entertaining, spirited and infectious… Last Great Dreamers have all the ingredients to be popular again.”
So if you’re in Oxford at the end of February, do not miss this show!
Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven
Their album ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ is available now to purchase digitally at all the usual places and physical copies can be purchased through Amazon –http://goo.gl/nH8yTx
The current single from the album is “Ashtray Eyes”, the band are releasing a lyric video for this early next week.
Last Great Dreamers are:
Marc Valentine | Vocals, Guitar
Slyer | Guitar, Vocals
Ian Scruffykid | Bass
Ginge | Drums