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LAST NEWS

November 2012 : New CD album : "PARADISE" by GILLI SMYTH

NEW CD

AVAILABLE FROM FLAME DOG RECORDS. :
ON LINE SHOP at
WWW.FLAMEDOGRECORDS.COM

November 21, 2012 : Leamington Spa (UK) : Last gig of the european tour

Gilli Smyth by Elliet Mackrell

Special thanks to Elliet Mackrell for the photo

October 27, 2012 : Plaster is gone today: Gilli is happy under the sun

Gilli Liege

October 26, 2012 : Notes by Gilli:

The French part the "grassroots" Gong i.e. how it was at the beginning in the 60's is almost over. Although there still remains England to be "wooed" but France has been a series of joyful encounters, old friends and new. The problem for me has keen in jumping out of the splitter bus that we were travelling in to the first dates in France. I tore a ligament in my leg which was extremely painful. An appeal to help to Luc Pilmeyer (my webmaster) resulted in a visit to hospital and a leg in plaster with a week lying flat in Luc's house in Liege. Beautiful old city and I wished I could have seen more but the tour is a major event and must be given every bit of energy that I can. I have really missed playing on stage with the band. The first gigs I did were so full of energy and inspiration that I felt deprived to miss some gigs. Now the plaster comes off on Saturday, fascinating to see what is inside and if it is healed. How will Gong do? But to be in Besançon on Sunday, we have to wake up early. I will try to join the band on stage depending on how well my leg has healed. Vive le voyage et Salut la band Gong!

Gilli Liege
Luc Pilmeyer and Gilli Smyth in Angleur-Liège (B)- Oct. 24

October 22, 2012 : Gilli is alive and well in Liege (B) and she will try to be ready for some dates of the tour in a next future......

Gilli Liege

October 10, 2012 : GONG TOUR!

Line-up GONG99%#2012 : daevid allen, Gilli Smyth, Orlando Allen (drums), Fabio Golfetti (guitar), Dave Sturt (bass) and Ian East (sax'n'flute)

GONG 2012

Accomplished drummer/producer Orlando is of course Gilli and daevid's younger son. They have for years been keen to include him as member of Gong and see now as THE time. Fabio Golfetti, leading light of the Invisible Opera Company of Tibet (Brazil), is a very polished guitarist in smooth Gilmouresque prog mode and of course a glissando guitar practitioner of long standing. And many of you will have experienced the entertaining, expert musicianship of Ian East and Dave Sturt on respectively, wind instruments and bass, on the 2009-10 Gong tours and know that those chairs within the band are in more than capable hand

GONG 2012

October 10, 2012 - Gauchy (F) - First gig of the tour

More photos by Luc Pilmeyer : http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/g2012e1.html

GONG 2012 tour -October/November

OCTOBER
TH11 Gauchy MCL (F)
FR12 Rennes l' Etage (F)
SA13 Brest  Le Vauban (F)
SU14 FREE
MO15 Paris New Morning (F)
TU16 Paris  New Morning (F)
WE17 La Verrière Le Scarabée (F)
TH18 Le Mans L'Oasis (F)
FR19 Denain Théâtre (F)
SA20 Zoetermeer (NL)
SU21 Metz L'Abbaye (F)
MO 22 BASEL Casino (CH)
TU23 FREE
WE24 Montpellier Victoire II (F)
TH25 Ercé Jazz Fest - Tent (F)
FR26 Istres L'Usine (F)
SA27 Bourgoin Les Abattoirs (F)
SU28 Besançon La Rodia (F)
MO29 travel day to England
TU30 and WED 31st FREE England

UK DATES
November
TH1 Brighton Concorde 2 
FRI2 FREE
SA3 Southampton The Brook
SU4  Bristol  Academy 
MO5 Leicester Musician TU6  Wolverhampton Robin 2 
WE7  Norwich Arts Centre 
TH8 Nottingham Rescue Rooms 
FR9  Manchester Band on the Wall
SA10  Liverpool  Academy 
SU11 Alston Town Hall
MO12 Glasgow ABC
TU13  Leeds  Irish Center  
WED14 FREE
TH15  Cardiff Great Hall
FR16 Exeter Pheonix Centre 
SA17 Falmouth Pavilion 
SU18  Oxford  Academy 
MO19 London SBE
TU20 FREE
WE21 Lemington Spa Assembly Rooms

JAPAN DATES
November
TH29 Tokyo Harajuku Astro Hall
FR30 Tokyo Harajuku Astro Hall

GONG99%#2012

GONG99%#2012

May 18, 2011 : Events of the month:

LIVE POETRY

"GONG FRIENDS" , a book with texts by Gilli and 100 photos by Luc Pilmeyer - Tour 2009

More infos about this book : related page with animated preview

ORDER IT

Gong Friends

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Orlando Allen and another producer Max have set up a website for Flamedog Records. It has some new, some archival, a picture gallery which has Daevid's drawings.
It has most of the Mother Gong titles, that people can order direct from the Shop.

 FLAMEDOG RECORDS : www.flamedogrecords

March 31, 2011 : Events of the month:

LIVE POETRY

July 23, 2010 : GONG is touring again!!!

 

GONG

GONG - Gilli Smyth - July 8, 2010 - Roma (I)

PHOTOS:

JULY 5 : PIAZZA CATTEDRALE - ASTI (I) : http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/astie.html

JULY 6 :  ROCCA SFORZESCA - IMOLA (I) :
  Part 1 :
http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/imola1e.html
  Part 2 :
http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/imola2e.html

JULY 8 : VILLA ADA - ROMA (I) : http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/vada10e.html

JULY 20 :  MAGIC MIRRORS - BOULOGNE s/MER (F) : http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/bsmere.html

June 12, 2010- GONG will touring this summer in Europan countries:

Mon 05 Jul  Asti (I) - Asti in Musica - Piazza Cattedrale
Tue 06 Jul  Imola (I) - Cross Over Jazz Festival - Rocca Sforzesca
Thr 08 Jul  Roma (I) - Villa Ada - Lazio
Fri 09 Jul  Biot, Nice (F) - Popanalia Festival
Tue 20 Jul  Boulogne-sur-Mer (F) - Festival de la Côte d'Opale
Thr 09 Sep  Glasgow (GB) - O2 ABC
Fri 10 Sep  Manchester (GB) - Academy
Sat 11 Sep  London (GB) - HMV Forum
Sat 18 Sep  Albi (F) - Rock in Opposition Festival
Mon 20 Sep  Birmingham (GB) - HMV Institute, Digbeth
Wed 22 Sep  Bourg-lès-Valence (F) - Théâtre le Rhone
Thr 23 Sep  Clermont-Ferrand (F) - La Co-operative de Mai
Fri 24 Sep  Ris Orangis, Paris (F) - Le Plan
Sat 25 Sep  Alençon (F) - La Luciole    
Sun 26 Sep  Rennes (F) - L'Etage
Mon 27 Sep  Lille (F) - Le Splendid
 

Lot of CDs of Gilli and MOTHER GONG from the VOICEPRINT catalogue are now cheaper. All these CDs are available at WWW.PLANETGONG.CO.UK

November 30, 2009- Gilli's book "NITROGEN DREAMS" is available!!! at WWW.PLANETGONG.CO.UK

Nitrogen Dreams

see also the related page in POETRY section

GONG tour 2009

GONG : LIVE 2009 - NOV. 11, 2009 - BONN (D)

GONG TOUR 2009 : Some photos by Luc Pilmeyer are available :
LONDON (UK) - Forum - NOV. 27 : Part 1 : 24 photos - Part 2 : 24 photos
GENT (B) - Handelsbeurs - NOV. 14 : 18 photos 
BONN (D) - Harmonie - NOV. 11 : 14 photos
PARIS (F) - Bataclan - NOV. 4 : Part 1 : 18 photos - Part 2 : 15 photos
STRASBOURG (F) - La Laiterie - NOV. 3rd : Part 1 : 18 photos - Part 2 : 18 photos
ROMA (I) - Crossroads Club - OCT. 24 : 22 photos
TRIESTE (I) -Piazza Unita d'Italia - AUGUST 1st : Part 1 : 21 photos - Part 2 : 18 photos
DOUR FESTIVAL (B) - JULY 18 : 14 Photos
BOCHUM (D) - Zeche - JULY 16 :18 photos
ROMA (I) : Villa Ada- JULY 5 : 12 Photos

Gent GONG

GONG - Gilli Smyth - Nov. 14, 2009 - Gent (B)
      

Gent

From left to right : Dave Sturt, Gilli Smyth, Chris Taylor, Luc Pilmeyer, Ian East, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy and Fabienne Dessart - Gent (B)

AUGUST 18, 2009

Book

AUGUST 4, 2009 - GONG is touring!

Gilli Smyth in Roma
Roma

Gilli Smyth
Bochum

Gilli Smyth
Trieste

Gong Trieste
Trieste

March 24, 2009 - Last news:

A lot of gigs, mostly at Festivals soon with GONG, for dates and details, please see www.planetgong.co.uk

January 21st, Lucy is born. Daughter of Noey and Tali. A great joy for all the family!

Lucy Allen
Lucy at 10 days in the arms of her daddy Tali

 

November 1st, 2008 - Gilli's last notes

About NITROGEN DREAMS : "Godly Talk, and the Vagaries of Godly thought, Historico Politico Spirito Parts I and 2, Mother Gong times, Robert Graves times, spoken word up to the present day....a compendium of most of Gilli Smyth's published (and some unpublished) works. Enlivened with posters, cartoons, photos from each episode.  To be published by Saf Publishing by end November...  In final layout process now"

also re-released: MOTHER GONG LIVE 1991 - new remastered version - see related page

CD Mother Gong

AVAILABLE FROM G.A.S. :
ON LINE SHOP:
KAZBAH at WWW.PLANETGONG.CO.UK

July 6, 2008 - Gilli's notes

The Gong gigs in London were great, just great....the Forum club probably went off more than the Southbank because people were standing, allowed to dance or move around. At the Southbank rebellion broke through towards the end when people erupted from their seats to dance....the day was solved by organiser Glen Max who stopped the security from throwing people out.....it was a real continuation to the Uncon gigs and led to much future planning for a new album and tour next year.

On return have been working with Orlando (who composed the music) on the "Brave world of the New'  album...referring to Aldous Huxley but really it is contains situations that we need to think about now, as we teeter on the 'tipping point' of climate change, financial meltdown, social disorder.....

Also putting together the hard copy book that a London publisher (Dave Halberry) is bringing out....a compilation of all my poetry and other books, including the Historical Politico Spirito Part I and now after the Uncon...Part II. 

Another project is an album about young Muslim women, and how they are the Magdalenes of today, vilified, punished, but so strong in political action and their own beliefs....This is with Max and Misbah, recently of the Alpha Omega band in Brisbane."

Gilli

June 26, 2008

GONG : "FLOAT TIME" video-clip - June 14, 2008 - London, Queen Elizabeth Hall- MASSIVE ATTACK'S MELTDOWN

Gong

Gilli Smyth

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PHOTOS GONG at MASSIVE ATTACK'S MELTDOWN :
PART 1 :
http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/gong08a.html
PART 2 :
http://www.pilmeyer.com/gong/gong08b.html

April 29, 2008

For the latest transmissions from the luminous green planet - Gong dada 'hymn-self', daevid allen, is joined by co-founder Gilli Smyth, the motherbeat bass of Mike Howlett, master drummer Chris Taylor, incomparable jazz saxophonist Theo Travis - and for the first time in the UK since 1975 - Steve Hillage & Miquette Giraudy!

There should still be a special limited 'Early Bird' ticket offer available for the Forum gig - a similar offer for the QEH has now ended.

Sat 14 June - UK, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (seated venue) - GONG at Massive Attack's Meltdown
South Bank Centre, London, SE1 8XX.

Sun 15 June - UK, London, The Forum (standing venue) - GONG + Slackbaba
Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY

March 31, 2008

Full Moon, March 21, we just did a Gong 7O gig in Byron, Daevid, me, Orlando, Bass, sax, Mikey on synth which was a great event

Thanks to Marcel Safier for the photos:

Check www.planetgong.co.uk for latest Gong news

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