Featuring Nigel Shaw (keyboards, flute and percussion) Brian Abbott (guitar and gliss guitar) Shaun Farrenden (didge) with special guests Mark Robson and Leaf Hillyer.
Global are a pioneering dance music band formed in the 90’s. They have performed at many major festivals including Glastonbury and WOMAD. They have released three studio albums Willywoman, Shamanka and Gig-na-gig but this their very first live album. Tracks include Snog-the-dog, Tuatha-na-gig and Eat the Ancestors.
This album is available on CD now from the web site of Brian Abbott. Please click here or on theimage to go to the shop.
Here is a live video of Global performing this year at the King Arthur in Glastonbury. Enjoy and have a dance…..
Vintage dance music…
For ten years from 1992 we performed dance gigs with our band, firstly as Global and later as Riven, mostly at small festivals with a wild edge, although we regularly played Glastonbury and WOMAD. A windstorm of shamanic trance dance with a hypnotic techno groove and a swirling web of rhythms…
The third and most powerful album from our work with the band Global, Gig-na-gig is vintage dance music that celebrates the dance of life, drawing on the deep tribal pulse of this land. ‘The whole of Gig-na-Gig stands as a testament to the way musical fusions can work when delivered by the hands and minds of those with courage and spirit. It touches both the stars and the soil in its enthralling brilliance’ Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine
Instruments include sampled and synthesised keyboards, loops, vocals, flute, guitar, didgeridoo, acoustic drums and percussion. Featured musicians are Nigel Shaw (keyboards, flutes, percussion), Carolyn Hillyer (vocals, percussion), Brian Abbott (guitars, glissando), Shaun Farrenden (didge) and Tom Brooks (additional synths)
TRACKS: Weaving Darkness,Didge-na-Gig, These Feet Walking, Isle of Mystery, Tuatha-na-gig, Pass the Pulse, The Universe is Rushing By, Small Stone, The Universe (Pulse Mix)
Album length: 69 minutes
Also available as an mp3 dowload. See Music Download page.