Midnight Schemes
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Midnight Schemes

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"Colin Murray Show, Radio 1"

Colin on 'Schemes' spoof acapella cover of "Barbie Girl":

"The talent it takes to do this is unbelievable!"

- Tuesday 29th January 2008, The Colin Murray Show, BBC Radio 1 - BBC

"SCA Battle of the Bands Victory"

"...a cross between The Fratellis & The Beautiful South, Midnight Schemes
arrived 20 minutes late from playing another gig - cool.... With
catchy melodies and dancey tunes, they were the deserved winners on
the night, claiming victory 'by quite some way' according to the
judges" - TCS


In January Midnight Schemes' spoof acapella cover of 'Barbie Girl' was played on The Colin Murray Show on Radio 1. This boosted their Youtube profile, resulting in an offer to feature on Youtube's frontpage at some point in th next couple of months.


01/04/06 - 8 Track EP: "All Nighter" (only 300 copies pressed)

01/10/07 - 3 Track EP: "The Morning After" (distributed as free demos)



The Schemes sound is very particular. Raw bluesy vocals, folky guitar playing, slap-funk bass, and d&b live drums shouldn't work together, but it does, and sounds strangely poppy. Midnight Schemes have been compared to The Fratellis, The Mystery Jets and Tom Waits. Their style is unique, and musicianship and experience are rare.

What the band say:
"The three of us have wildly different musical backgrounds. We met at uni and started jamming by accident. Our styles slowly merged into one punchy package, and before we knew it we found ourselves playing college nights and the end of year balls where the crowd started singing along to our lyrics. At this point we thought we should take it further. We all moved into the same neighborhood in London and now gig about once a fortnight, building fans and crowd numbers as we go."


Email: phil(at)midnightschemes.com
Phone: 07875 466 339

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