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It Bites

Postby Lyth » Fri Nov 08, 2002 6:48 am

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www.itbites.com has just opened.

For those of you in the know, go and enjoy.

For those of you not in the know, go and learn...
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Postby fragilesi » Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:57 pm

Well I looked but it's a bit sketchy at the moment, more style than substance . . . but the hint that there might just possibly be gigs is interesting . . .

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Postby Relayer » Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:31 am

Thanks so much for the heads up, It Bites has been one of my very favorite bands for a long time, the site, complete with Rodger Dean Logo, was very nice, the video in the download section was excellent, thank again.
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Postby Dr_Yes » Fri Nov 15, 2002 8:20 pm

Wow - thanks too for the heads up.

Here's hoping that the "As to gigs - well anything is possible" line becomes exactly that. I loved Eat Me In St Louis and was sad to see them fall apart. Will they tour???? Hope so.
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Postby Relayer » Sun Nov 17, 2002 1:06 am

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Wow - thanks too for the heads up.

Here's hoping that the "As to gigs - well anything is possible" line becomes exactly that. I loved Eat Me In St Louis and was sad to see them fall apart. Will they tour???? Hope so.
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Ditto that, this would be great!!!!!!

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Postby Dr_Yes » Fri Nov 22, 2002 6:09 pm

Here's some info I was sent by EVO, which is what used to be Progress - part of Yes Music Circle. Looks possible for a tour maybe after all?????

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It Bites live CDs + possible reunion + Dunnery / Chris Difford :

Rumours are growing about activity by It Bites, the irreverent British
prog-poppers from the '80s. It appears former members Bob Dalton (drums / vocals), Dick Nolan (bass / vocals) and John Beck (keyboards / vocals) are now dedicating themselves to maintaining the profile of their former band, via the long-overdue launch of an official website and several other projects.

The first of these projects is the release of a double live CD of archive live recordings, to be called either 'Twice Bitten' or simply 'Live In Japan'. This is scheduled for a Christmas release, probably on the band's own label. It's mostly taken from a live gig done for Japanese TV in 1987, and contains the only releasable live recording of their light-hearted 14-minute prog opus 'Once Around The World'. Future plans include a DVD of the band's videos. A second concert release is also being considered, as is a CD of the collected It Bites B-sides.

A further rumour gaining circulation relates to a potential It Bites
reunion, instigated by the offer of a lucrative series of concerts in
Japan - although this would not involve original guitarist and frontman Francis Dunnery (currently busy with solo work and his own record label).

Apparently, Dunnery's place may be taken by Jamie Humphries - a
well-respected British guitarist who's better known as a journalist,
teacher and demonstrator than as a 'name' performer. Humphries is a columnist for 'Guitar Techniques' magazine, a tutor at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford (England), and has written a variety of guitar transcription books relating to bands such as Radiohead, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, The Kinks, Buddy Holly, Thin Lizzy and Metallica. A specialist in teaching and demonstrating advanced rock guitar techniques, he has also worked with players of the calibre of Steve Morse, Zakk Wylde, Ty Tabor, Richie Kotzen and Paul Gilbert; and is one of the main demonstrators of Music Man instrumental products.

It's confirmed that Humphries is involved with mixing and production on the It Bites live CD. But as regards further involvement with the band, the news section on his website (http://www.jamiehumphries.co.uk) mentions only
that "there is also the possibility of touring, live work and writing new material with It Bites. Watch this space..." In the meantime, Humphries confirms that he's working on a separate solo CD.

Meanwhile, Francis' Dunnery's latest project is a UK tour in December with Chris Difford, to promote the Squeeze mainstay's new CD 'I Didn't Get Where I Am' which is now available on Dunnery's own Aquarian Records label. Dunnery produced this CD, as well as playing guitars and 'school piano', singing backing vocals and contributing to the writing. The touring band will be completed by Matt Pegg (bass) and Dorie Jackson (backing vocals).

December 4th - COLCHESTER - Arts Centre
December 5th - TRURO - The Hall for Cornwall
December 9th - WOLVERHAMPTON - Robin 2 Bilston
December 12th - SOUTHAMPTON - The Brook
December 13th - HOVE - The Old Market
December 14th - LONDON - Union Chapel, Upper Street N1

Support on all dates is by John Wayne, the new band formed by John Dunnery (nephew of Francis) and Wayne Wilkinson. John Wayne aim to release their debut album in the near future.


CD 'Tall Blonde Helicopter' by Francis Dunnery is for sale (non-profit) at http://www.geocities.com/evo_music/m-misc.html#dun
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Postby Relayer » Thu Nov 28, 2002 9:10 am

Hi Dr. Yes
Thanks so much for the It Bites update, while I'm sorry to hear Francis may not be with the band, It sounds like the bands going in the right direction. I'm very much looking forward to the double live disc to add to the collection.

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Postby Dr_Yes » Thu Nov 28, 2002 6:11 pm

Hi Relayer,

Yeah, it's a shame about Dunnery as he always seemed so intergral to the band. I hope the live CD's worth waiting for - sounds promising.
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