Music business profile Daryl Bamonte (known for working with Depeche Mode and The Cure) and musician Per Martinsen (aka Mental Overdrive) in conversation.

Daryl and Per both grew up in the outskirts of where “everything happened”. Looking back at when they were growing up, in the 1970s and the 80s - creating music and musical events, despite having access to what was needed, not because of - and how they were both part of emerging new and important scenes. They will dive into their stories, compare them and look at similarities between Essex suburbia and Arctic suburbia - and what made these two places become important hubs for synthpop waves that made an impact on music history, which is still important today. Friendships, inner drive, lack of equipment and framework - and how these stories may be of inspiration to younger upcoming artists within any field dreaming of creating their own career today…?

Time: Tuedsay, 7 pm
Place: Backroom at Amtmandens

Daryl Bamonte is an English musician, music publisher, record label head and artist manager, known for working for Depeche Mode and the Cure. He is the owner of Archangelo Music, an Ambassador for Europe in Synch, a consultant for Schubert Music Europe and the keyboardist in Permafrost.

Daryl grew up in Basildon, outside of London - not the hippest place on the map, a typical British suburb with estate buildings, a gloomy center of concrete and the allure of 1970s over-use of concrete material – none the less, the local school hosting big names in British pop-history as Alison Moyet (Yazoo), Perry Bamonte /The Cure), Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode).

When Daryl was eight years old, he decided to aim for a life around artists and that’s exactly what happened. He started out doing roadie work for the newly formed Composition Of Sound, who would soon change their name to Depeche Mode. He would remain in their employ, full-time, until 1995, assuming such roles as tour manager, project manager, and, perhaps unexpectedly, keyboard player.

Now into his fifth decade in the music industry, Daryl can reflect on such career highlights as being executive producer on The Cure album and Trilogy DVD, appearing in the Depeche Mode 101 film, and being project manager on their Songs Of Faith And Devotion album, and executive producer on albums from Lisa Gerrard, Jules Maxwell and Roger O’Donnell.

Per Martinsen hails from the town of Tromsø in the far north of Norway. Alongside artists like Biosphere and Bjørn Torske he was part of the first batch of Norwegian electronic musicians making an international mark back in the late eighties and early nineties. Under his techno alias Mental Overdrive he has released records on labels such as R&S Records, Smalltown Supersound and his own Love OD Communications. He has also collaborated with and done remixes of a long list of other artists, scored films and composed for theatre and contemporary dance performances.

Never a stranger to exploring alternative ways of communicating his musical output, he has responded to bad reviews by releasing silent albums (“Unplugged” 1996), attempting to sell a track in one copy on eBay (in 2007 - eight years before Wu-Tang Clan succeeded in doing the same), and written transmedia sci-fi tales launching a series of spoof musical artists with fake social media profiles (https://earthbound-surfingtheapocalypse.blogspot.com 2009-2011)

His latest project www.pyramidsonthemoon.com explores a creative life in three parallel realities, releasing music under his Mental Overdrive alias in addition to new projects WAVE∞FORM and N∆EON TE∆RDROPS.

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