Multi chart-toppers ALL ABOUT EVE will be making a rare London appearance with their full electric line-up when they play a special show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Friday 31st May.
From their captivating debut release in 1985, All About Eve achieved a string of hit albums and singles, including the haunting acoustic ballad, 'Martha's Harbour' which flew into the Top 10 in 1988, and remained in the charts for over two months.
With the original line-up disbanding in 1992, All About Eve reformed in late 1999 to great reception from press and fans alike. Their enduring reputation as a band who could really cut it live ensured them a warm welcome from a dedicated fanbase as well as winning new supporters with their highly acclaimed acoustic shows.
All About Eve's London show marks a special return to their full electric line-up, which sees the core duo of vocalist Julianne Regan and bassist Andy Cousin being joined by keyboardist Rik Carter (The Mission), drummer Del Hood, and the addition of new guitarist Toni Haimi, who joins from the band Malluka (who came to attention via Radio 1's Steve Lamacq and the influential Fierce Panda label).
All About Eve founder and frontwoman Julianne Regan says, "This is a really exciting show for us. We've spent a couple of years doing acoustic tours and rekindled the support of loads of people around the country. It's now time for us to do what we always did best, and that's play electric. Toni has joined us after we recently parted company with our guitarist Marty Willson-Piper [also of Australian band The Church], which challenges us to keep on moving forward as a band, with no danger of resting on old laurels."
The revitalised line-up will also see All About Eve showcasing brand new material from their as?yet untitled forthcoming long-player - their first new studio album for over a decade - which is scheduled for early Autumn release. "Although we're not in denial about our history, the last thing we want to be is a 'greatest hits' band," reasons Julianne. "We always keep the band vital and keep ourselves excited, and that's why we're so looking forward to unveiling new material alongside the classic tracks at our Shepherds Bush show."
All About Eve have always held a great affection for their UK audience: "While our new material will be a slight departure from the past, our audience have proved themselves to be a broad-minded body and have always been willing to move with us. We hope they will again."
Witness All About Eve's potent blend of classic hits and brand new songs at Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday 31st May, with special guests Candyheads.
Visit All About Eve's official website at www.julianneregan.net
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July: All About Eve release their first single, 'D For Desire' on the independent label Eden. Sounds journalist Chris Roberts compares singer Julianne Regan to Kate Bush and describes the song as "a gouache Baltic ballad with stirring vocal interplay and a heart like a dynamometer."
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'In The Clouds' is released to unanimous critical acclaim. It's named
Single Of The Week in Sounds.
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April: 'Our Summer' is awarded Single Of The Week in Melody Maker who calls it 'a well delineated giant of a song.' The follow-up, 'Flowers In Our Hair' goes to Number One in the Independent Charts. All About Eve sign a deal with music industry giants Phonogram and set about writing and recording their first album.
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All About Eve release their eponymously titled debut album, produced
by Paul Samwell-Smith of The Yardbirds.The line up soon expands
to include a drummer to replace the machine. He is Mark Price,
once of Nik Kershaw fame. The album goes double-gold, selling in excess
of a quarter of a million copies in a short space of time. It also
spawns five hit singles, including the haunting acoustic ballad 'Martha's
Harbour' which goes Top Ten and spends over two months
in the Charts.
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to June: All About Eve continue work on their album.
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All About Eve play three sell-out nights at London's prestigious Royal
Albert Hall. In the same month they release 'Scarlet', the album's
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All About Eve release 'Farewell Mr Sorrow', again, it charts and another
Top Of The Pops appearance is assured. September:
All About Eve release the album 'Touched By Jesus' which goes Top
Twenty. It features luminary Pink Floyd guitarist David
Gilmour on two tracks
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September: All About Eve release the 'Phased' EP and then their first album for MCA, 'Ultraviolet'. The album is a product of the past two turbulent years. Infinitely heavier and more acidic than any of their previous work, it's a million miles from the early unburnished optimism that had had the group inaccurately branded 'nouveau hippies'. All About Eve have finally come of age. 'Ultraviolet' is fierce, beautiful, utterly compelling, head-spinningly psychedelic and resolutely ahead of its time...
1999 and beyond
All About Eve split in 1992 but re-formed (without Mark Price who had since joined Scotland's Del Amitri), in late 1999. Their enduring reputation as a band who really could cut it live, immediately opened the way for their successful return to the live arena.
Since 1999, they have released two volumes of live acoustic recordings, and also released a live electric album from their sell-out Christmas 2000 show at London's Union Chapel. In December 2001, they repeated their sell-out of the Union Chapel, which looks like becoming an annual event.
All About Eve have begun writing their first studio album for a decade. They will do an electric tour of the UK in May 2002, showcasing songs from an album scheduled for an early autumn release, culminating in a London show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on 31st May. The electric line up includes Rik Carter on keyboards (ex-Mission and now producer), Del Hood on drums and, following the departure of guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, the addition of new guitarist Toni Haimi.
In addition to the above activities, Julianne Regan has been involved in various side-projects, having worked with members of The Dream Academy (best known for Number 1 hit 'Life In A Northern Town'), Jah Wobble, The Mission, Ireland's critically acclaimed 'darkwave' band This Burning Effigy, Bernard Butler of Suede and Japanese art-rockers Schaft. She released a solo album under the guise of a band called 'Mice' in 1996, critically acclaimed but deemed at the time to be too much of a departure from her roots by the All About Eve audience. Now re-released it is enjoying more success. With Jean-Marc Lederman, a friend from the early line-up of Gene Loves Jezebel that Julianne was in before she formed All About Eve, she has a project called Jules et Jim and has released a mini-album of sophisticated electro-pop, called Subtitles. She has also appeared several times at Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy festival.
Andy Cousin, having once spent a 3 year stint in The Mission, has masterminded a successful project called The Lucy Nation who contributed a song to the multi-platinum selling soundtrack to the last Austin Powers film and were signed by Madonna's Maverick label.
Following the departure of Marty Willson-Piper, Toni Haimi from the band Malluka joins as All About Eve's new guitarist. Malluka's debut EP first came to attention via Radio 1's Steve Lamacq. Catching the attention of NME's Simon Williams, they released a limited edition 7" single on his Fierce Panda label, paving the way for a mini-album "The Deceptive Sound Of This" in March 2000, featuring mixes from long time producer of The Cure, Dave Allen.
Visit All About Eve's official website at www.julianneregan.net
All About Eve will be appearing at Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday 31st May.
info, interviews and jpegs please contact: