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09May
China Crisis
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Yoshi's - Jack London Square
Date: May 09, 2019 to May 09, 2019
Where: Yoshi's - Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, California, United States, 94607
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The early 1980s heralded a second Liverpool-based musical renaissance responsible for producing not just new wave legends OMD, but also the diverse likes of Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Amongst these lauded Merseyside acts was China Crisis, emerging in 1981 from their native Kirkby as the songwriting duo of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist / vocalist Eddie Lundon, who over the years have been accompanied by a gifted and creative but ever-mutable group of musicians both on stage and in their recordings. Citing influences as varied as Davie Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Eric Satie, its not entirely surprising that their sound was distinctive amongst their peers, often combining elements of jazz, reggae, country and other styles with their own unique melodies and harmonies. With their philosophy that the song is the most important thing, China Crisis didnt just stretch the creative limits of the technology of the time, but incorporated horns, strings, woodwinds, pedal steel, and did whatever they sensed would serve to create the best possible outcome for a given song. The result of their effort was a clearly identifiable China Crisis sound that stood out from the crowd and garnered the band eleven UK Top 50 singles and three UK Top 40 albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas. That the China Crisis sound is enduring is demonstrable well into the 21st Century, not just through the continued fidelity of their longtime fans but the fact that a whole new generation of musicians and listeners are becoming China Crisis devotees. In 2015 Gary and Eddie released the seventh China Crisis studio album to great acclaim via the fan-funded PledgeMusic marketplace, a work referred to as at once adventurous and contemporary and intimate, and a return to the bands heady songwriting strengths. That same year the band were approached by Sir Robin Millar to participate in
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