Satellite Paradiso, Sarah Fimm, SPiV

/ Jun

Satellite Paradiso, Sarah Fimm, SPiV

Front Room
07:30 pm

Output Agency Ltd. presents

Satellite Paradiso!
the new pop-gaze project of ex- The Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton

with special guests Sarah Fimm + SPiV!

Satellite Paradiso is the new all-star project from John Ashton, formerly of The Psychedelic Furs.

Akin to his celebrated contemporaries, Johnny Marr, Will Sergeant and The Edge, John Ashton is that rare breed of player whom you can identify in a single note or chord. The album finds the iconic guitarist still pushing the sonic boundaries he forged a generation ago.

A little help from his friends has serendipitously shaped the crew for Ashton’s voyage into a 20-piece ensemble for the ages, including bassists Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz) and Sara Lee (Gang of Four, B-52s, Todd Rundgren); drummer Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke); guitarist Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From the Tombs); Mercury Rev’s Anthony Molina and Jonathan Donahue; Flo & Eddie’s Mark Volman (The Turtles, Frank Zappa, T.Rex); and original Furs members Duncan Kilburn (sax) and Roger Morris (guitar, keys) — just to name a few.

Powerhouse vocalist Fred Schreck (The Ancients, Crush) and drummer/multimedian Frank Coleman (Bentmen/Secret Agent) are among a number of Ashton’s discoveries pushing the music in exciting new directions.

Satellite Paradiso gives Ashton a new platform, liberating him to go where no six-string pioneer has gone before. The music explodes in the kind of glorious, insanely catchy, melodic rush that typifies the best of The Furs, while clearly setting its own agenda for the future.

“At heart, I am a composer. I work to champion the efforts of the dreamers that add to the substance of the world we inhabit through curiosity, talent, action, and the wonder of the imagination. I have a consuming passion for creating events where musicians, visual artists, dancers, scientists, and non-profit organizations can work together to generate awareness for important causes.”


SPiV is a four piece Anglo-American, Woodstock-based band known for its complex, trippy tunes. Imagine a completely modern band that generates an arsenal hinting of early ’70s Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles while folding in its own blend of psychedelia, and you’ll have it just about right.The guitar, drums, and bass-fueled Spiv (British slang for a man who lives by his wits) is led by Sham Morris of the Mick Ronson-produced band One the Juggler, teamed up with NYC native John Gullo, familiar to many as the front man of the much-missed punk cover band the Relatives.