The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

Wed Apr 20 2022

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

St Pancras Old Church

Pancras Road Kings Cross London NW1 1UL

Ages 18+

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An exclusive one-off live event, The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost play one of London's most beautiful venues - St Pancras Old Church. This wonderful setting is the perfect backdrop to hear this special album (and other previously unheard treats!) performed live for the first time.

The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost are Billy Reeves (Theaudience), Crayola Lectern, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and, on synth, Richard Archer (Hard-Fi).

UNCUT: "...luxurious laments...dominated by a morose beauty. 8/10"

PROG: "Mark Morriss turns these melodic songs into something poetic...the result is a lovely album"

MOJO: "fittingly dreamlike...a deeply cryptic underbelly"

LOUDER THAN WAR: "merits repeated listens, weaving an indefinable spell"

THE QUIETUS: 

"Crayola Lectern's playing... autumnal prog of (the) Canterbury Scene nodding to artists like Robert Wyatt or Bob Stanley’s 'English Weather' compilations"

GIDEON COE, BBC 6MUSIC: "mighty fine. The story is quite something; the record is quite something too"

ROBERT ELMS, BBC RADIO LONDON: "See, I told you it was good!"

THE WEE REVIEW, SCOTLAND "A dazzling debut, unique, compelling"

BIG ISSUE: "defies the odds, astonishing it was ever made"

POPIPTICA albums of the month: "Slowly rendered after a long period hidden away, Afters is a colourful but never pushy album to keep you company for many days yet to come"

GOD IS IN THE TV: "...a startlingly beautiful record. One that uncovers different elements and depths every time you listen. When you add together musical talents such as Crayola Lectern, Mark Morriss and Simon Raymonde and fold that into the melodies from over twenty years ago, you’re striking gold"

Billy Reeves formed theaudience for a bet, fortunately meeting the fabulous Sophie Ellis-Bextor two days later at The Garage, Islington. (He won the bet seven months later). The band reached the dizzy heights of 12 in the LP charts. In 2000 he signed to Sony with the group ‘Yours’ but this project was violently curtailed by joy-riders that hit his Morris Minor at 99 mph (on the way home from promoting the first ever gig by the popular heavy metal band, The Darkness). A long coma, many operations and a housebound year ensued. In 2017 his brother gave him two mini-discs that had been saved from the wreckage, including demos of songs he had forgotten - due to crash-related amnesia. These songs were recently moulded into an album, ‘Afters’ by Reeves, Mark Morriss, (solo artist and singer with the chart-topping guitar-janglers The Bluetones), Mark Peters (of Engineers - Rough Trade included his solo LP ‘Innerland’ in their best albums list of 2018), and Crayola Lectern (from Crayola Lectern/Zofff/la Momo/Departure Lounge and Damo Suzuki's band up the Con Club in Lewes). 

What are these songs about? No-one knows. They are, however, very pretty.

Star Shaped Presents
The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

  • Event Cancelled.
  • The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

    The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

    Indie Pop

Star Shaped Presents

The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

Wed Apr 20 2022 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

St Pancras Old Church London
The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost
  • Event Cancelled.

Ages 18+

An exclusive one-off live event, The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost play one of London's most beautiful venues - St Pancras Old Church. This wonderful setting is the perfect backdrop to hear this special album (and other previously unheard treats!) performed live for the first time.

The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost are Billy Reeves (Theaudience), Crayola Lectern, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and, on synth, Richard Archer (Hard-Fi).

UNCUT: "...luxurious laments...dominated by a morose beauty. 8/10"

PROG: "Mark Morriss turns these melodic songs into something poetic...the result is a lovely album"

MOJO: "fittingly dreamlike...a deeply cryptic underbelly"

LOUDER THAN WAR: "merits repeated listens, weaving an indefinable spell"

THE QUIETUS: 

"Crayola Lectern's playing... autumnal prog of (the) Canterbury Scene nodding to artists like Robert Wyatt or Bob Stanley’s 'English Weather' compilations"

GIDEON COE, BBC 6MUSIC: "mighty fine. The story is quite something; the record is quite something too"

ROBERT ELMS, BBC RADIO LONDON: "See, I told you it was good!"

THE WEE REVIEW, SCOTLAND "A dazzling debut, unique, compelling"

BIG ISSUE: "defies the odds, astonishing it was ever made"

POPIPTICA albums of the month: "Slowly rendered after a long period hidden away, Afters is a colourful but never pushy album to keep you company for many days yet to come"

GOD IS IN THE TV: "...a startlingly beautiful record. One that uncovers different elements and depths every time you listen. When you add together musical talents such as Crayola Lectern, Mark Morriss and Simon Raymonde and fold that into the melodies from over twenty years ago, you’re striking gold"

Billy Reeves formed theaudience for a bet, fortunately meeting the fabulous Sophie Ellis-Bextor two days later at The Garage, Islington. (He won the bet seven months later). The band reached the dizzy heights of 12 in the LP charts. In 2000 he signed to Sony with the group ‘Yours’ but this project was violently curtailed by joy-riders that hit his Morris Minor at 99 mph (on the way home from promoting the first ever gig by the popular heavy metal band, The Darkness). A long coma, many operations and a housebound year ensued. In 2017 his brother gave him two mini-discs that had been saved from the wreckage, including demos of songs he had forgotten - due to crash-related amnesia. These songs were recently moulded into an album, ‘Afters’ by Reeves, Mark Morriss, (solo artist and singer with the chart-topping guitar-janglers The Bluetones), Mark Peters (of Engineers - Rough Trade included his solo LP ‘Innerland’ in their best albums list of 2018), and Crayola Lectern (from Crayola Lectern/Zofff/la Momo/Departure Lounge and Damo Suzuki's band up the Con Club in Lewes). 

What are these songs about? No-one knows. They are, however, very pretty.

The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost

Indie Pop