We are please to announce our Artist Bazzar! This will feature Q&A sessions from four leading music related speakers. We have:
- Devin Towsend and Che Aimee Dorval ( 2 songs and a Q&A)
- Roger Dean ( Q&A)
- Mick wall ( Q&A)
- Jean Beauvoir
See below for more info about each speaker.
Jean Beauvoir will be making a special appearance for the Ramblin Man Fair Artist Bazaar Q&A, discussing his eclectic and iconic career in the music business which started as a teen as band leader for Gary US Bonds to the legendary punk group the Plasmatics, his multiplatinum achievements as a solo artist (originally signed by Sir Richard Branson), to his work with Ramones, KISS, John Waite, Glenn Hughes, Little Steven Van Zandt and many others. Bridging the gap of maintaining credibility as a rock artist and 5 time rock and roll hall of fame collaborator as producer/ writer. His extensive film title song work and continued chart success’s in various genre’s, which includes most recently a #1 US billboard album and #1 across several countries in 2015.
Mick Wall is one of the world’s best-known rock writers and broadcasters. Former editor-in-chief of Classic Rock, star writer of golden-age Kerrang!, his work has also appeared in The Times, Mojo, Rolling Stone and numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. He has also presented and produced his own programmes for TV and radio: his documentary, When Albums Ruled The World, which he wrote and appeared in, was the most-watched music programme on BBC4 in 2014. He has also worked as a high-profile PR, artist manager and record company executive.
Author of several internationally best-selling biographies, such as Led Zeppelin, When Giants Walked The Earth, which the Sunday Times named music book of year; The Doors, Love Becomes A Funeral Pyre, “the definitive work on the subject” according to the Washington Journal; and last year’s raucous comic memoir, Getcha Rocks Off, “the funniest music book you’ll read all year”, said Mojo, his current book is a biography of Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who Wall had been close friends with for over 35 years prior to his death.
Devin Towsend & Che Aimee Dorval Casualties of Cool
Casualties of Cool is on its way to Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016, the band formed of Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval created this concept album (which gores under the same name) over the course of 4 years. Casualties of Cool was ranked the 7th best record of 2014 by Sputnikmusic, with the comment: “Suffice it to say, this a record which you should hear as soon as you possibly can. It further establishes Devin Townsend as one of today’s most accomplished, and ingenious, musicians.” It was re-issued in January to rave reviews once again and we can’t wait to see it performed live.
Working in many fields from painting and architecture to type, furniture and stage design, UK artist Roger Dean is perhaps best known for his album artwork for groups such as Yes and Asia.
More than one hundred million copies of Roger’s images have been sold around the world, as album covers, posters, cards, calendars and books.
His work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the V&A, The Royal Academy and The Royal College of Art. In 2010, the Daelim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul, Korea, held a major retrospective of his work.
Roger studied at Canterbury College of Art then at The Royal College of Art, where he completed his Master’s Degree in 1968. He has since been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the San Francisco Academy of Art University and an Honorary Fellowship by the Arts Institute of Bournemouth. With his brother Martyn, Roger has formed two publishing companies and also developed architectural prototypes, which have been exhibited at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Since 2007, he has worked with his daughter Freyja on projects such as the sets and costumes for the 150th anniversary of the Puccini Festival.
Roger’s work is chronicled in three volumes: ‘Views’ (1975), ‘Magnetic Storm’ (1984) and ‘Dragons Dream’ (2008).