Black Sheep's true home is, and always will be, the legendary "Baa Phono", the intimate little club beneath the heart of the Merrion Centre, with it's columned dance floor, superb sound system, and glass columns full of fish on the bar. However, occasionally, the event that is Black Sheep plays host to live bands, and as the Phono has no stage, this necessitates going a'wandering through the night to other venues. One such occasion saw the flock gathering at The Bassment, just round the corner from the Phono, to witness the aparition that is The Screaming Banshee Aircrew live and on the wing. This is the story of that evening. Be warned, gentle reader, that events took place, and sights were seen, that may not be suitable for innocent young lambs. In particular, a veritable plague of stripey tights was in evidence. You have been warned...
Note: I'd been asked to video the event for the band, so most of the actual gig shots here are the work of my good friend Princess Linzi, enthusiastic new memeber of the Leeds dark flock, and as you can see pretty good gig photographer! Thanks Linzi!
Black Sheep On Tour has a very strict admissions policy, hardcore motherflockers only, any townies will be grazed upon. Do you think they got the message?
Enter our world of darkness!
It's a sign, I tell you, a sign!
Behold the Dark Shepherd (or something...)
The Edinburgh Flight Crew, including a Random Redhead!
Some other random redhead.
The Middlesborough Flight Crew
Black Sheep is the haunt of the soon to be famous - George and Vivian from Little Match Girl!
Vivian and Princess Linzi
Mr Ed warms up his engines (or something...)
Dancing on the floor of...
The stage awaits.
More fuel for the engines!
Spooky and Pyromancer.
The Screaming Banshee Setlist:
Banshee Aircrew (Going Down)
Hello Mr Hyde
Now this is what I call The Screaming Banshee Aircrew!
Bloke on right "Good club this Black Sheep, innit?"
Girl on left "Yeah, if only they'd evict these idiots with the video cameras..."
Arrgh!!! A camera!
You want me to sing what?
Chris seen in an "over the shoulder" pose...
Titanic struggles with dodgy radio mics
Where's the bar?
The SBA are hitting the bottle. Does this mean we're about to crash again?
Man of the flight, undoubtedly
The band took the news that Leeds City Council had outlawed goth, and thus made it illegal for the club to pay them anything, remarkably well.
The Screaming Banshee Aircrew at their finest.
Scream until you like it!!!
Now, one of these buttons will cue up Eloise, the other one will sacrifice the Screaming Banshee Aircrew to Shaun the Sheep. Which is which again?
I sure hope he gets to Shaun before Shaun gets to the band...
Gothic Wytch Bitch and Skippy - possibly Black Sheep's cutest couple?
Princess Linzi discovers that between us we do have enough for another cider and black...
Emergency Floorfiller in action.
The Screaming Banshee Three - our secret WMD (weapon of musical destruction) should anyone ever request an S-Club track...
The Screaming Banshee Ground Crew
Pyromancer is initiated into the inner mysteries of Mr Ed's mind...
Game Over, insert band for another game...
And so it ended. Ta to Paul and all at Black Sheep for yet another bloody good night out!The Gothic Revival - Home