Outsider funk legend Doug Hream Blunt announces a free, pop-up matinee gig at Rough Trade this Sunday following his sell out show at The Cube the previous night. The man has been in residence at Mayfest over the past week, making some loved-up music with a wonderful group of Cube volunteer musicians. After the show Doug will be around to sign records and you can browse the Luaka Bop stand of limited edition goodies and Turbo Island prints.
The private press album My Name is Doug Hream Blunt is an 80s outsider classic, reissued by David Byrne's Luaka Bop, sampled by those with computers and loved up by many. "Love is in the heart, that's the way to start." His name is Doug Hream Blunt and he learnt to play music at the age of 35, by taking an adult class in the late 1980s. The class was organised by a high school music teacher and his wife, and was held in their small garage in the Golden Gate Park neighbourhood of San Francisco. The other students of the class became Doug's band members, they played the City Visions Public Access television show.
Their names are many, and they all worked or hung out at The Cube Microplex. Some may have been paid a few quid for music shows but most would say they are amateurs and in it for the love of it. Bassists, singers, strummers, make-up artists, dressers and funky twigs all feature in the 'Workforce'.
Doug's in town for Mayfest, dig it.