Category Archives: Events

mostly themed performances open to all to participate

#58 11Nov11 Return Of The Moonflowers, Cube Microplex

Friday 11 November / 8pm / £6/5

The Greatness Of The Magnificence presents songs of the Legendary Moonflowers, performed by original members of that psychedelic music collective whose chaotic presence was felt in the late ’80s and ’90s locally and nationally. Music celebrating Eggsistance.

The Night as it was streamed from the cube

Video streaming by Ustream

Get Higher from a few peoples cameras:

#61 29 April 12 Still Looking For Ennio, Cube Microplex, Bristol

A spaghetti extravaganza with full orchestra and choir.

(Sun 29th April / 8 pm / £7 on the door, £5 advance)

Fresh from their triumphant performance at St George’s, the Greatness of the Magnificence present their magical and evocative ‘Looking for Ennio’, a celebration of the Spaghetti Western’s composer-king Ennio Morricone, perhaps the most prolific figure in film music.

The Rumble-O’s
Taking their cues from Tarantino’s surf selections, Joe Meek’s new world, Budd and Bizet, the four-piece Rumble-O’s project their intergalactic instro’s into the heart of ’62 and return aboard Dick Dale’s Fender reverb tank.


Heres the live stream recorded for posterity….

#30 The Chetness at The Cube – 21 May 2004

This event featuring songs once performed by Chet Baker had an amazing house band: Clive Deamer – Drums; Dan Moore Keys, Jim Barr – Bass; Adrian Utley – Guitar; Dolan Jones, Pete judge and Dave Mowett – Trumpet.
Also Paul Bradley and Neil Smith – Guitar. There was a great mix of music professionals and um non-professionals and one of the few times you’ll hear Clive Deamer or Pete Judge singing.

If anyone has any pictures of this please send my way or post. Here’s most of the evening on mixcloud. Or here’s the podcast:

#09 The Greekness Of The Magnificence 5-12 Dec 2002

In association with friends of Maria Tzardi from Athens, we organised a short trip to Greece for: Jukes, MorningStar, Patrick Duff, Mooz, Don Mandarin, War Against Sleep, Plug and the Invisible Pair Of Hands.

8 bands consising of 12 people (illustrated above by Jim) who were: Rasha Shaheen, Amy Jarlett, Tammy Payne, Paula James, Jessica Marlowe, Jim Barr, Duncun flemming, Rich Beale, Jesse Vernon, Patrick Duff, Adam Coombs and Sebastien Carbonelle (who came from belgium).

The three nights we staying in Athens were all together in a bed and breakfast. very nice!

Duncan later edited a short video of the trip

The shows were mostly in The Small Music Theatre in Athens which we played three consecutive nights. Then we got the train to Salonika.


Patrick, Sebastien and Adam

Rasha and Jesse

Invisible Pair Of Hands with guest sax player, tammy and rasha sing

Don Mandarin

A meal alltogether

visit to the Akropolis

here’s some video:

1000 Dreamers – Jukes from Small Music Theatre, Athens. from .

Keepers Of The Fire – Morning Star from Salonika Club Ydrogeios, The Greekness Of The Magnificence on Vimeo.

Fucked – Patrick Duff from The Greekness Of The Magnificence, Salonika Club Ydrogeios on Vimeo.

Greekness Running Order

Small Music Theatre Athens Friday 6th Saturday 7th Sunday 8th

8.30 – 9


9.40 – 10.20

War Against Sleep

9.15 – 9.45


9 – 9.30

Jukes short set

10.30 – 11

Morningstar solo set

10 – 10.30

Don Mandarin

9.45 – 10.45

Patrick Duff band

11.15 – 11.45

Don mandarin

10.45 – 11.45


11 – 12

Invisible Hands

12 – 1


12 – 1

Salonika Club Ydrogeios Tuesday 10th

5.30 – 6


6.10 – 6.30

Morningstar solo set

6.40 – 7.10

War Against Sleep

7.20 – 7.50

Don mandarin

8.10 – 8.50


9.05 – 9.45


10 – 10.45


11 – 11.45

Patrick Duff

12 – 12.45

Invisible Hands


#07 – Christmas of the GoThMag – 22/12/01

Christmas of the Greatness of the Magnificence

22nd December 2001
@ Bristol Folk House, Park Street,  Bristol
£6/£5 (Cheaper If You Dress With Seasonal Greatness and Magnificence)

“indulge in this sensual heavenly music… a totally decadent experience.” – Guardian

Fresh from their recent tour, the Morning Star Small Orchestra which comprises a violin quartet, flute, accordion, flugelhorn, clarinet, saxophone, backing singers as well us the usual line-up of double bass, drums and guitar, will be performing well loved Christmas favorites (featuring V.I.P. Guest Vocalists) as well as songs from their recent album “My Place in the Dust”.


“like music remembered from a ZX Spectrum game soundtrack” – BBC Online

The Toy Orchestra return to G.O.T.M. to perform a very special kind of Nativity Play.

“indescribable” – Freaky Trigger
After their recent  nose-bleed inducing performance at the London Greatness, TCFTS(IST) return to Bristol to perform   dirty astro-stomp pieces like “Beer of The Gods”

* Loads of Acoustic Acts in Café
* Video Art/Projections/Slideshows
* Poetry, Dancing and Other Bohemian Stuff Like That

Christmas Concert


> Café

> 8.30 Jude and Adam

> 9.00 Solar Mumuns

> 9.30 Keepers choir

> 10.00 Chief Tonka

> 10.30 Patrick Duff

> 11.00 Johnny & Slide

> 11.30 Andy (The Message)






> Hall

> 10.00 London Toy Orchestra

> 11.00 carollettes (Gabriels Message, Mozart,)

> 11.10 They Came From The Stars

> 12.00 MorningStar SmallOrchestra



> Keepers Set List


> river is flowing

> many rivers to cross (with jim and Brendan)

> masters of war (with trompete, adam, jim and Brendan)

> green leaves of summer (with jim and Brendan)

> spanish eyes (with jim, trompete, poshpete, adam, boris, Trevor, brendan,

> becky and ben)

> cuckoo (with jim, trompete, poshpete, adam, boris, Trevor, brendan, becky

> and ben)



> MorningStar Set List

> 1) I heard Beauty (with b singers))

> 2) Shake It Together (with b singers)

> 3) Little Donkey (calypso)– Duncan Inseminator (with carollettes)

> 4) Little drummer boy – Tammy (errol on drums)

> 5) Silent Night(calypso) – Rob Madnomad (with carollettes)

> 6) Bleak Mid-Winter – Patrick (with carollettes)

> 7) Inbetween times (with b singers)

> 8) Too Soon (with b singers and carolletes)

> 9) White Christmas Patrick (with carollettes)

> 10) Away In A Manger (dub)– Rob Madnomad (with carollettes)

> 11) Wonderful Christmas time

> 12) One Love




#03 – Cabaret – 20/04/01

Poster by John Minton

Fri 20th April 8pm at The New Trinity Community Centre, Old Market, Bristol. £7/6 (further door reductions for those who dress with greatness or with magnificence)

A night of easy-listening noir, cabaret toilet poetry, orchestras and choirs, dance, installation art, and projections, with dancing to finish. This one’s practically a festival!

The event will be in three sections:
Part 1. A Cabaret featuring mainly lots of bands playing fairly acoustically but also involving some dance acts and maybe a bit of poetry.

Part 2 : Two more rocked up bands for the full psychedelic band experience. These being Mooz and They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them).

Part 3 : A chance for the audience to get more involved with the possibility of dancing while not having to watch anything in particular. The Twonk Sound System present ‘easy listening verses fucked-up noise’ – dj’s and art terrorists working against perfect harmony. See below for details.


1. Dan Ashton
2. Bill Carghill
3. MorningStarSmallOrchestra present part of their latest work ‘a symphony of fools’
4. London Toy Orchestra : live edutainment with the sound of plastic tooting.
5. Patrick Duff : the man from Moon and Stranglove plays a short set with his highly acclaimed and beautiful new small combo. Songs of Blood with High Folk and some intimations of the Gothic.
6. a possible appearance from The Keepers of the fire mixed voice choir

7. Mooz : Coveted local girls done well present a new set of songsculpture in this their first gig of the year.

8. They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them) : who are the musical group beyond the description that could be. But think chaos, kraut rock and Faust and you’ll be getting there – even if you don’t know what that is.


presented by the Twonk Soundsystem (dj’s from They Came from the Stars + Molotov Organisation) : easy listening vs. fucked up noise inna twostyle soundclash – 1 hour, 3 decks, 1 microphone, 4 very different dj’s and a bunch of toys. (ffi goto

BogArt will be providing Spontaneous Art Spaces.
PROJECTIONS from Sid Fossil

here’s a review from the Big Issue