Kenneth Thompson aka Kenny Lawrence aka "Ken Beast" passed away unexpectedly on his birthday, on Monday 12th June 2017. Thank you Ken from all of us: for the memories, the fun, your friendship, support and encouragement - and the sunshine of your smile.
- Devilish, toe-tapping beats and jangly treats!
- An anarchic blend of Rock, Indie, Punk and Pop!
- Exciting, beat-based indie rock interspersed with moving autobiographical ballads!
WHO WE ARE
Jeff Moore: Rhythm Guitar; Bazouki; Harmonica; Vocals; Composer and Lyricist
Colin Lee: Lead Guitar; Acoustic Guitar; Bass; Vocals; Composer and Lyricist
Liz Panton: Bass; Electric Ukulele; Vocals; Composer and Lyricist
Jonathan Robson: Drums; Djembe; Cajon; Percussion; Guitar; Vocals
Band Leader: Jeff Moore
Manager and Vocal Coach: This position has been vacant since Kenny Lawrence died in June 2017.
Web stuff: Liz Panton
OTHER THINGS WE DO
In between Angel Beast songwriting, gigs, rehearsals and band practice we somehow find time for other things!
Handyman/Painter and Decorator: just-jeff.com
Photographer: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-Instrumentalist: Arid Fool (Facebook Page)
WHERE WE PLAY
Coming soon! Watch this space!
A mixture of original songs and our arrangements of cover songs:
(List to be added with links.)
Coming soon! Watch this space!
WHAT WE LOVE
Coming soon! Watch this space! (Oh! The suspense!)
Email list to be added soon. In the meantime, you can search our blog or see the list of recent posts below.
So far this year we have: - gained a new band member, talented multi-instrumentalist, Jonathan Robson, on Cajon and Percussion - played some new venues - rehearsed and recorded at Polestar - written several new songs - had a photoshoot!
It all seems to be the fault of The Cumberland Arms and George Welch!
Angel Beast - the long gestation period brought to term by male midwife!
BAND MEMBERS BIO
- Angel Beast was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne early in 2016.
- Jeff Moore and Colin Lee have been writing and performing together for about 15 years, most notably with their earlier band The Morellos (Jeff Moore, Colin Lee, Jon Lee (no relation) and Lesley Booth). From time to time over the preceding 10 years, Jeff and Colin performed occasionally as "Angel Beast", sometimes with Liz Panton on electric ukulele.
- Liz Panton adds Bass Guitar, vocals, electric ukulele and her own songwriting to the mix. Better known as a solo singer-songwriter of the ukulele persuasion, Liz is taking the four-string-thing into hidden depths!
- Jonathan Robson is a whizz on Cajon! Already well known on the local music scene as "Arid Fool" aka "The Geordie Rapper", Jonathan is a talented multi-instrumentalist. Energetic too! As well as beats for Angel Beast, Jonathan is continuing with the solo career and trans-atlantic collaborations!
- Former band members - many thanks to:
- Arlene Rose who brought the wild and quirky sounds of her Melodion to some of our songs when taking a break from her regular role as violinist with The Moonshine Stragglers.
- Stephen Todd, Jeff's old friend, who has his own band in Gateshead. Stephen added some great beats, pending touchdown of our Cajon player.
- Kenny Lawrence was much more than a Band Manager, providing musical and vocal mentoring and contributing to arrangements.
RIP Ken 12/06/1946 - 12/06/2017
- What next? Maybe someone will come along and bring another pleasingly unexpected element . . . a violinist . . . saxophonist . . . a keyboard player? A new manager? Who know what the future might bring!