Distant Drums ~ A Compilation Tribute Album for Paris Angels’ Drummer, Si Worrall

Distant Drums ~ A Compilation Tribute Album for Paris Angels’ Drummer, Si Worrall

After the success ofParis Angels reunion/memorial gig at The Ruby Lounge and theUn-Peeled Festival onJohn Peel Day, the band are going to continue the fundraising campaign for their much missed drummer,Si Worrall. On Monday 18th February 2013, Distant Drums ~ a compilation album featuring a selection of tracks by Big Si’s musical friends ~ will be released onStereoKill Recordings.

Distant Drums will be a special tribute album for Si Worrall, including a special re-recorded version of Death Of Imagination for Simon from Mark Burgress, John Lever, Andy Clegg & Andy Whitaker ofThe Sun and the Moon/The-Chameleons fame, with contributions from: Intastella, Tony Ogden (World Of Twist), Andy Whitaker, The Cornelius Crane,Eliza P, Supajama,The Clint Boon Experience and many others (see below). All money raised from the release of the album will go towards Hector’s Charity, set up atSt Mary’s Hospital/Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity by Clint Boons young son, Hector.

Paris Angels want to thank everyone who has contributed and helped towards Simon’s headstone fund, and who continue to support them.


Tracklisting For Distant Drums:

Paris Angels ~ Sleeping With The Radio On

Plastic Gun Alliance ~ Television

The Sun and The Moon ~ Death Of Imagination

Inspiral Carpets~ You’re So Good For Me

Weaveworld ~ Out & Down
Music For Aborgines ~ Sitting On A Biscuit

Andy Whitaker ~ Stars

Intastella ~ I Believe In Changes

Tony Ogden ~ Girls In Colour

Thrush Puppies ~ Tart/Bint

Bong ~ Sometime To Sometimes

Motion Incorporated ~ Strawberry Sunshine

Laugh ~ Time To Loose It

Best ~ Better Move Over

Happier Than Us ~ Dreaming

Orange Skies ~ Strong As You

Eliza P~ Hedge Witch

Supajamma ~ Rudi
Clint Boon Experience ~ Somewhere In Time

Loopzilla ~ True Colours (One For The Haç)

The Cornelius Crane ~ June Has Gone

Echo Devils ~ There Ain’t No Sound In Space

Spartak~ Let’s Go Get ‘Em

Bad Man Wagon ~ Kill ‘Em All

The Vincent Valmara Show ~ Murder In The Flat

Distant Drums~ American Distribution through 24 Hour Service Station/Ioda/The Orchard. Download Price TBC

Single release:Andy Whitaker~ Stars (courtesy ofWanderland Music Publishing) Download Price TBC

There is also 4 Track Promo EP available onBandCamp

Clint Boon Experience ~ Somewhere In Time

Plastic Gun Alliance ~ Television

Paris Angels ~ Sleeping With The Radio On

Thrush Puppies ~ Tart/Bin

Simon Worrall

Big Si, as everyone knew him, was the friendly drummer in Paris Angels, who passed away in October 2011. Si was big in stature ~ at 6’4″ ~ and big in personality. To give you a handle on him, he was a mixture between Keith Moon and Tommy Cooper ~ a merry prankster that always had a one-liner ready for everyone and all situations. He was never punctual and sometimes infuriating, but you could never stay mad with him because he had a heart of gold and a rapier-like wit to match. A true mad-cap colossus of a drummer with an infectious smile who is truly missed by all that met him.

Simon’s sudden death left no provision for his burial, this responsibility fell on his surviving brother and sister. To help with this all Simon’s friends clubbed together & paid for the funeral.http://louderthanwar.com/simon-worrall-from-the-paris-angels-rip/ Then, in March 2013 ~ after they learned that Simon had no headstone ~ his friends met on St. Patricks Day at Leroy Richardson’spub, Gullivers in Manchester and decided to organise a fundraising gig to cover its costs. .

The resulting Paris Angels reunion/memorial gig was to be held at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester. Tickets sold out within two days of it being announced.Musician friends,Mark Burgess ,Andy Whitaker,Cheapskakes &Eliza P also performed on the night and DJs,Tin Tin &Jason Boardman provided the tunes to keep the dancefloor flowing. Photographer,Ian Tilton donated a print & former Manchester City footballer,Paul Lake gave a signed Manchester City shirt to raffle. The event was a huge success & enough money was raised for Si’s headstone.

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Distant Drums ~ A Compilation Tribute Album for Paris Angels’ Drummer, Si Worrall