It Bites And Frost* Announce Xmas London Show
Sponsored by Prog, and promoted by The House Of Progression, it happens at The Scala on Sunday, December 16.
“This is a venue that I love,” says John Mitchell, who will be playing with both bands on the night. “I’ve seen loads of great gigs there, and always thought it would be a special place to play.”
“Mitchell and I were talking for ages about the idea of It Bites and Frost* doing a show at The Scala,” says Jem Godfrey of Frost*. “But it seemed to go nowhere, until Twang from The House Of Progression offered to make it happen.”
The gig was announced at the recent Celebr8 Festival in Kingston, and 100 tickets were put on sale at the event. They sold immediately, and the buzz for the gig has continued to grow. Now the two bands are determined to make it a special occasion for everyone.
“It Bites will be doing a greatest hits set,” reveals Mitchell, “and we want to make sure that the stage show is something amazing. Moreover, we are thinking of dressing up the entire venue, to make it feel like a one-off night.”
“The Frost* set will be the last we do based on the old material,” adds Godfrey. “We are currently working on our new album, so the next time we play, doubtless things will have changed a lot musically. But at The Scala we’ll also throw in a left-field cover or two. People seem to love us doing that.”
Each band will play the same set length, and Mitchell tells Prog he and Godfrey took a very scientific approach to deciding who would go on first.
“We tossed a coin, Jem called heads and won. So he went for Frost* going on before It Bites. That way he gets to relax in the bar a lot sooner!”
And there’s the real chance of both bands combining on one song to climax the night.
“I’d have thought it would happen,” laughs Mitchell. “And as we are all so multi-talented, perhaps we’ll just swap instruments as well. Just to add to the fun. Not sure what song we’d do, but it would be a great way to end everything.”
You can tickets for the show here: http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1902