Aug 4, 2011


Yves Altana, talented multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer and producer, who worked in the past with Mark Burgess in different projects/bands (Mark Burgess&Yves Altana, Invincible, Bird) is setting up a new band based in Manchester. Although this new project hasn´t got a name yet, we hope to be able to listen soon to the new compositions of this great artist.

During last year Yves has been touring with
I am Kloot, and he also has been composing the soundtrack for the game Hydrophobia.

He also worked as engineer/producer of
Gabrielle´s Wish.

Yves was contacted by Mark Burgess some time ago to join him on his Chameleons covers band
ChameleonsVOX, but he kindly declined the offer as he was more interested in challenging new projects.

You can follow Yves on Facebook with the following profiles:
Yves Altana, Wonky Alice. Wonky Alice is an early 90´s alternative/indie manchester band in which Yves played guitars.

You can also listen to some songs froms his past projects on the following myspace links:

Aug 3, 2011

Summer Gigs: ChameleonsVOX & Coconut DF

A reminder for all Chams fans about the upcoming summer gigs.

Mark Burgess will be playing with his band ChameleonsVOX on 12th August @The Ruby Lounge. They will be supported by The Numbers and BUSHART, the band of John Lever. More info here.

On the other side, Dave Fielding will be playing with his new band Coconut DF on 13th August @Star Fest in Rotherham. More info here.

Aug 1, 2011


An update of the gig MUSIC FOR ABORIGINES played last 29th July in Manchester (UK) @Night&Day Cafe:

This is the set list of the MFA gig. The played some songs of Black Swan Lane & Weaveworld:
  1. Tidal Wave (Black Swan Lane)
  2. Pathetical Twat
  3. An Individual Mind (Black Swan Lane)
  4. Hydraulic Bottlejacks
  5. Singing September Songs
  6. Kink in your Plan (song from early band "The Neighbours", Col Smith & Andy Whit were in 1980 before forming MFA)
  7. Sitting on a Biscuit
  8. Perfect Day
  9. Out and Down (Weaveworld)
  10. Open up my Eyes (Weaveworld)
  11. Davy Jones (Weaveworld)
  12. Faith
(Thanks Col for the set list)

We have also collected some pics of the event and we have included them in the MFA Photo Album, available here and at the side bar of this blog. Mark Burgess and John Lever attended the show, as part of the audience.

Hope you like the pics. Special thanks to Col & Izzy Wizzy for sharing them.


Background: As all of you may know, MUSIC FOR ABORIGINES was founded many, many years ago by Colin Smith, Andy Clegg & Andy Whitaker, and then two Andys created the SUN & MOON band with John Lever and Mark Burgess from the Chameleons.

MFA was supported in the gig by KIZILOK and CORNELIUS CRANE. If you want to know how these bands sound like, just take a look at the following links:




All the info on this Facebook Link.