My First Gig Gez Varley aka G-Man (LFO) (UK)

Gez Varley at the time of his First gig

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My First Gig Gez Varley Marcelineke.nl

"We turned up about four hours too early"

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This week Marcy Goes Wild had a chat with British house icon Gez Varley aka G-Man or 'the significant other' of LFO.

“The fist gig I ever did, was together with Mark Bell as LFO, in May 1990 at the well-known Leeds Warehouse club in my birth place Leeds In the United Kingdom. We played as a part of Leeds Music Week.”

'Partner in crime'

“We played 100 % live using my 808, 303 and my Kawai K1 keyboard. My ‘partner in crime’ Mark Bell also had his own JX-1000 small keyboard. Aside from this we had a handful of small FX´s, mainly reverbs and delays, and a small Roland Line mixer.”

Four hours too early

“I remember the gig itself very well. For starters, because we turned up about four hours too early for our set. We ended up sitting and waiting outside of the warehouse club in the beautiful sunshine. We were totally nervous!”

Home city

“Anyway, the gig went really well although it only lasted about thirty minutes. We played for a crowd of about one hundred people and – Leeds being our home town – we personally knew half of them. Also, we always used to hang around in the warehouse club ourselves. Our first record, LFO-LFO, was also named after this club: The Leeds warehouse mix’.”

Gez Varley at the time of his First gig

The unexpected

“We learned a lot from this gig. Among other things we learned how important it is turn up on time – although as early as we were, was a little over the top, hehe – and to always be prepared for the unexpected.”

“Little did we know that in a few months time we would have a huge global hit record on our hands and that we would be playing all over the world!”

This interview with G-Man was originally published
on DJMag.nl on November 5th 2015

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