Misty's Big Adventure: a nine piece band from Birmingham, mixing jazz, lounge, psychedelia, two tone, pop and punk.
At Frusion if we see / hear something we like even if it may stray a little from the norm we like to put it to a wider audience, and in Misty's Big Adventure we're going to try and do just that .. Ian having seen and worked with the band over 2 years at Larmer Tree festival in the UK just had to add this to the Rosta .. one thing we promise is an experience unlike you've ever had, whimsy is a word not used in Frusion very often but in part gives you an idea of what to expect but also with blistering musicality its ... well just ask and we'll tell!
Misty's songs typically consist of Grandmaster Gareth singing in a deadpan, maudlin style accompanied by lively guitar, keyboards and brass players. occasionally include samples and toy instruments in Misty's songs. Contrasting with Gareth's dour lounge-singer act is the dancer Erotic Volvo. Dressed in a loose full-body red sack with numerous stuffed blue gloves attached, and his face painted blue, he dances continuously and in an exhaustingly frenetic manner, often moving around the audience. He occasionally also performs as a human beat box.
Throughout 2005 Misty's have toured extensively around the UK with forays into Europe, and support slots for The Zutons and The Magic Numbers.
Their debut album, Misty's Big Adventure and Their Place in the Solar Hi-Fi System, released in 2004 with production by Richard March of Bentley Rhythm Ace and Matthew Eaton of Pram.
Humourist Dave Gorman is a big fan of Misty's Big Adventure and the DVD The Dave Gorman Collection features a special song and video as an extra. The song is titled "54 Dave Gormans".
In 2007 the BBC used the instrumental version of "Fashion Parade" as the music to their "The Edwardians" trailer, while ITV used the same version in their trailer for their reality show "This Is David Gest". On radio, the instrumental version is used by The Geoff Show on Virgin Radio as backing music to one of their regular features.Email me: , or call +44(0) 7791 699889 to book.