An interesting gig to
say the least. Blancmange were the basic two piece, a tabla/Indian
percussion/sitarist and David Rhodes. They did a very interesting set and
the stage setting seemed to feature a pub table parasol if my memory is
right. This was one of a two date tour as the band decided to play the
venues closest to where they grew up, so with one from Princes Risborough
and one from Blackburn......
Robert Marlowe had a great
song called The Face of Dorian Gray (update 2010, I've
found the video clip below) - I don't think I am getting him
confused with anyone else hopefully. He was a protege of synth god Vince
Clarke. I clearly remember David Stopps tapping me on the shoulder and
pointing at the mixing desk at the back of the hall. Twiddling the knobs
was a certain and indeed unmistakable Vince Clarke.
David Rhodes (Blancmange)
also don't remember being there with Blancmange, but I most probably was