WeirdBEAT is an underground collective which aims to offer an alternative to the mainstream music, club scene. Bringing together musicians, Dj's, writers and artist's of many styles into a non-profit organisation, to create music and offer free parties and gigs based in Dumbarton and the west of Scotland.
We've been going strong since 2000 but have a musical history that goes back as far as 1986 and the formation of Punk band Lost cause.
For more info on each of the weirdBEATs artists and MONKEY BUSINESS!! visit www.reverbnation.com/weirdbeat
We use MONKEY BUSINESS!! the party wing of the weirdBEAT as a vehicle for our music as we can Dj, or play live as we like, our music. We also have our secret weapon, The Pleasurepain, now gigging regularly.
Life is the greatest of influences on all we do.
Musically some of our influences include Hawkwind, Aphex Twin, Gong, Crass, Beck, PWEI, Subhumans, Orbital, Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails are a big infuence. I've named but a few fav bands or we'd be here all night!
Reason, a number of acoustic/electric guitars/bass, TB-3, TB-03, TR-8, mini korg, korg kaossilator and kaospad, Elektron Analog Rhythm and the Octatrack. All centered around our Soundcraft Mfxi20 desk plus outboard.