Misty’s Big Adventure are an eight piece band from Birmingham led by Grandmaster Gareth.
They are not like the other groups.
Their music is a joyous mix of pop, ska, jazz, indie, psychedelia, folk, punk, lounge and more.
They do not kowtow to fashion and the music industrial estate.
They are like if Abba had been weird.
They do not have a good looking frontman.
John Peel called Grandmaster Gareth the new God.
Noddy Holder, Gruff Rhys and Sir Patrick Moore have made guest appearances on their recordings.
They have performed all over the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Poland and Lithuania.
They have toured with The Zutons, The Magic Numbers, The Guillemots, Jeff Lewis, Kimya Dawson, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Dodgy, The Bluetones and 50 Foot Wave.
They formed in 1996
Dave Gorman is a big fan and asked the band to write the music for his BBC2 show ‘Genius‘.
They plough their own furrow and other music journalist clichés.
Grandmaster Gareth has collaborated with Broadcast, Pram, Jeff Lewis, Kimya Dawson and appeared as a special guest for The Zutons on the main stage at Glastonbury 2005. Then he went home.
They are currently recording their sixth studio album The Brain Cupboard.
Their single Fashion Parade annoyed Franz Ferdinand’s manager so much he allegedly stormed out of the room when someone played him the video.
They have recorded radio sessions for Rob da Bank, John Kennedy, Tom Robinson, Stuart Maconie and Chris Hawkins.
Grandmaster Gareth did a Peel Session in 2003.
They have a dancing monster called Erotic Volvo. His only stage dive happened in Rudesheim, a small village in Germany. 10 Black Sabbath t-shirt wearing teenagers carried him around the room whilst the band played their third encore.
They have played many festivals including
End of the Road,
Green Man and
Music biographies are boring.
The NME called their fourth album Television’s People “a masterpiece”.
The NME called their single Hey Man! “a bobbing turd in the toilet of music”.
Q gave their fifth album The Family Amusement Centre a review.
They recently played at Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill‘s Doctor Who leaving party.
One man in the music industry pronounced them “dead in the water”.
They were very much alive.
They go the long way round.