Mish Mash (band)


Mish Mash (band)

Mish Mash is a UK band created by Oscar Fullone who also created the Mish Mash parties in London and Glasgow.[1] Comprised UK dj-circuit veterans Oscar Fullone and Kasper Winding, with vocals provided by Copenhagen native Louise Norby, also known as Lois.[2]

They are best known for their dance club favorite Speechless.

Contents

History

Oscar, an early acid house convert was active in the Scotland club scene. He released three of the first ten Soma tracks. Kasper, a Danish classically trained musical prodigy came at music from quite different beginnings. He wrote a film score at age 13, secured a position in a radio orchestra at age 14, and kept on playing. He drummed for Tedy Pendergrass and Terry Riley in New York, and has released several solo projects. The two ostensibly met through their actress girlfriends and became friends and collaborators.[2]

After building the Mish Mash parties - an avant-garde roaming club that is reputed for widely varied musical styles, the two encountered an old friend Louise Norbye who started freestyling over an old disco track at a paris concert they were hosting. The potential was clear to all three of them and Mish Mash, the artist was born. Louise Norbye a.k.a. Lois, a Copenhagen native, brings a background of vocals, acting, and ballet to the group.

The act was primarily one of creative enjoyment for the three.

"The only rule," laughs Kasper, "was to go really overboard, that there was to be no turning back. It had to be fun and put a smile on your face..." "But we wanted it to be quite dirty as well," interjects Oscar. "The re-emergence of that New York disco sound was perfect: there had to be a darkness to it. We wanted it to be big - big strings, dramatic all with a dirty groove." "Chic was an inspiration," recalls Kasper. "And Studio 54." [2]

The act's initial album, Speechless, was chosen by Data Records to mark their 100th release.[3]

Reception

Praise and criticism has been slight, given the project's youth, but a few reviewers have commented positively.

Looks like they’re having a stab at the hit parade. Provided they’ve got a video that includes semi-naked women prancing around in a badly choreographed routine, it’s safe to say they’ve got a hit on their hands.[4]

Discography

Albums

  • 2005 – Speechless Single (Crosstown Rebels)

Singles

  • 2005 – "Speechless" (Crosstown Rebels)

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Discogs.com - Mish Mash". http://www.discogs.com/artist/Mish+Mash+(2). Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Artist Profile - Mish Mash". EMI Music Publishing. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. http://web.archive.org/web/20080306130838/http://www.emimusicpub.com/worldwide/artist_profile/mish-mash_profile.html. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Discogs.com Data Records Discography". http://www.discogs.com/label/Data+Records. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  4. ^ "UK Music - Review - Mish Mash". http://www.ukmusic.com/reviews/dance/mish-mash-speechless.html. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 

External links



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mish Mash — Mish Mash, or mishmash could refer to: A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things. In popular music it can also refer to: Mish Mash!, an album from Regurgitator Mish Mash (band), a band This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

  • Mish Mash! — Studio album by Regurgitator Released November 15, 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • Band in a Bubble — is a round the clock live broadcast, during which a band spends an extended period of time inside a bubble writing and recording an album. The Band in a Bubble concept was the creation of Paul Curtis, band manager, tour promoter, owner of Valve… …   Wikipedia

  • Area (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Area Img capt = AreA live in Castelmassa (Rovigo), Italy, 1978 Img size = Landscape = yes Background = group or band Origin = Italy Genre = Progressive rock Art rock Free jazz Jazz fusion Experimental music… …   Wikipedia

  • Cicada (band) — For other uses, see Cicada (disambiguation). Cicada Background information Origin United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Places in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Hitchhiker s portal This is a list of places featured in Douglas Adams s science fiction series, The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy. The series is set in a fictionalised version of the Milky Way galaxy and thus, while most locations are pure… …   Wikipedia

  • Regurgitator — Infobox musical artist Name = Regurgitator Img capt = Regurgitator performing at the Big Day Out in Adelaide, February 2008. Background = group or band Origin = Brisbane, Australia Genre = Alternative rock Indie rock Pop Years active =… …   Wikipedia

  • Speechless — can refer to any of the following articles:=Film= * Speechless (film) a 1994 film starring Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, and Christopher Reeve * Speechless (2007 film) a 2007 film starring Adrien Brody and Lindsay Lohan.=Games= * Speechless (board …   Wikipedia

  • Bill Haley & His Comets — Infobox musical artist Name = Bill Haley His Comets Img capt = The original members of Bill Haley and His Comets, c. 1952. Left to right: Marshall Lytle, Johnny Grande, Bill Haley, Billy Williamson. Background = group or band Birth name = Alias …   Wikipedia

  • Bill Haley y sus Cometas — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bill Haley His Comets (Bill Haley y sus Cometas) Información personal …   Wikipedia Español