Whitey Live + Evil 9, Eddy Temple Morris
Whitey performs live with DJ support from the Evil 9
Nathan J Whitey has spent a while sneaking around the periphery of things, plotting his revenge and writing songs on borrowed guitars. During this period (which he has mostly blanked from memory), he has been a journalist, a graffiti artist, danced in a dog suit, formed many non-existent bands, slept rough, and released fourteen records under various pseudonyms. He has never wanted to be a DJ.
On the recent self-produced WHITEY recordings, he provides the vocals, programs the drum machine and computer, and plays the guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, vibraphone and piano. Wildcat Will plays the drums. For the WHITEY live show, Nathan and Will are joined by Julian Shah-Tayler from DRINK ME on guitar/keyboards, and Patrick Walden of The White Sport on guitar/bass.
Evil 9 - They’re not evil and there’s only two of them, but other than not living up to their randomly chosen yet aesthetically pleasing name Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy in no way disappoint. That’s if you are in to a distinctly individual sound that defies categorisation as straightforward breaks and has delivered both cerebral stimulation and dancefloor satisfaction with every release so far.
Evil Nine’s punk rock, DIY attitude is epitomised in their remix of Ils’ “Music”, a track you might recognise from the Carling advert but which initially stirred up the breaks scene – irritating purists, exciting the open-minded and inciting the masses to mosh and pogo. Other remix success has been had with krautrock band Pet on Gronland, Unkle, Santos and Free*land. Even if Tom and Pat are two likeable blokes and not a menacing troupe as their name suggests, as The Independent newspapaer has observed, when they combine their talents and their shared musical vision as Evil Nine they “rock like the proverbial bastard”.