Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer has revealed the group will be taking a brass section on tour with them to recreate the sound of their upcoming album BE live.
The rockers are heading out on the road for three UK dates following the release of their second album BE on 10 June and will incorporate the record’s extensive use of horns in their live shows on tracks such as Flick of the Finger and Second Bite of the Apple.
Guitarist Archer can’t wait to play with the extra musicians and has told fans they can expect a sonic “kick in the face” from the band – which is fronted by Liam Gallagher – at their concerts.
Gem said: “We’re going to take a brass band with us when we can (on tour), when the venues are right.
“Just get them together and get on the road with us. In rehearsals some of these tunes are sounding huge. We want to kick people in the face with a wall of sound. We’ve got a few surprises as well.”
One of those surprises could be the use of two drummers.
Beady Eye played three tracks from BE for TV show Later… with Jools Holland – which will air on BBC Two tonight (31.05.13) – with regular sticksman Chris Sharrock joined on a second kit by his son Jay Sharrock.
Beady Eye – also comprised of guitarist Andy Bell and bassist Jay Mehler – kick off their mini-tour on 19 June 19 at the Manchester Ritz before continuing to the Camden Centre on 20 June. It will conclude at Glasgow’s ABC on 22 June.
Tickets to Beady Eye’s gig at the Camden Centre here.