Ed Sprake

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One time DJ, ex-guitarist (I really don’t deserve that title any more), currently improving ukulele player, lover of great music, regardless of genre.

Not too bad with words and pretty damned handy with pictures.

Rarely seen at gigs without a camera in hand, but often seen having a dance regardless.

I regularly seek out the weird and wonderful ends of various spectra of music, and thoroughly enjoy dissolving my brain in the slightly distorted, broken and bleeding edges, where boundaries are broken, and rules are disobeyed.

Somehow I manage to fit all this in around my wife, two children and a proper job. In this mix, sanity is definitely optional.

Many fingers, many pies…

 

 

Articles by Ed Sprake

CHON and Yvette Young

CHON with Yvette Young Rebellion, Manchester, 19.10.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake Please do not use the photos without the photographer’s permission.

ArcTanGent #5 – The site and the people

ArcTanGent #5 – The site and the people ArcTanGent, Bristol, 17-19.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Saturday Highlights

ArcTanGent #5 – Saturday Highlights – HCBP, Boss Keloid, Irk, Future Horizons, Pijn, Death Pedals, The Physics House Band, A Werewolf!, sleepmakeswaves, Brutus, Devil Sold His Soul, Landscapes, Boris, Tricot, Employed To Serve, Tesseract, Jambinai, Sik …

ArcTanGent #5 – Friday Highlights

ArcTanGent #5 – Friday Highlights – Gilmore Trail, Britney, Hikes, IToldYouIWouldEatYou, Alpha Male Tea Party, Hemelbestormer, Nitkowski, Stearica, Ohhms, Wot Gorilla?, A-Tota-So, Listener, Hark, Frontierer, Bossk, The Evil Usses, God Is An Astronaut, …

ArcTanGent #5 – Thursday Highlights

ArcTanGent #5 – Thursday Highlights – Waking Aida, Bearded Youth Quest, Chiyoda Ku, Town Portal, Fall Of Messiah, Gallops, USA Nails, Totorro, Vasudeva, Tall Ships, Heck, Future Of The Left, Nordic Giants, Russian Circles ArcTanGent, Bristol, 17.0 …

ArcTanGent #5 – The Silent Disco

ArcTanGent #5 – Silent Disco ArcTanGent, Bristol, 19.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Alpha Male Tea Party

ArcTanGent #5 – Alpha Male Tea Party ArcTanGent, Arc Stage, Bristol, 18.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – The St. Pierre Snake Invasion

ArcTanGent #5 – The St. Pierre Snake Invasion ArcTanGent, PX3 stage, Bristol, 19.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – worriedaboutsatan

ArcTanGent #5 – worriedaboutsatan ArcTanGent, PX3 Stage, Bristol, 17.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Tricot

Tricot ArcTanGent, Yokhai Stage, Bristol, 19.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Ho99o9

ArcTanGent #5 – Ho99o9 ArcTanGent, Bixler Stage, Bristol, 18.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Heck

ArcTanGent #5 – Heck's last ever gig! ArcTanGent, PX3 Stage, Bristol, 17.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Jambinai

Jambinai ArcTanGent, Bixler Stage, Bristol, 19.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Russian Circles

ArcTanGent #5 – Russian Circles ArcTanGent, Yokhai Stage, Bristol, 17.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – God Is An Astronaut

ArcTanGent #5 God Is An Astronaut ArcTanGent, Arc Stage, Bristol, 18.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Explosions In The Sky

ArcTanGent #5 – Explosions In The Sky ArcTanGent, Arc Stage, Bristol, 19.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

ArcTanGent #5 – Converge

ArcTanGent #5 – Converge ArcTanGent, Arc Stage, Bristol, 18.08.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake

Down I Go – Mortals

A highly engaging, densely packed thirteen and a half minutes of variable intensity mayhem.

Javier Wallis from Amps For Equality – To Chechnya With Love

Amps for Equality is a non-profit collective of musicians working on charity projects to support LGBT+ and gender equality worldwide, founded in the wake of the recent wave of anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya. Ed Sprake caught up with founding member Javier Wallis to dig into the motivations behind this project and the support shown throughout the wider musical community.

Alpha Male Tea Party ‘Health’ Album Launch

Alpha Male Tea Party 'Health' Album Launchwith Body Hound Buyers Club, Liverpool, 23.06.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake Please do not use the photos without the photographer’s permission.

Under – Slick

Unpredictable malice, driving, insistent riffs and unorthodox harmonies. An enthralling listen from start to finish.

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