Performing live for the first time at Kelburn as part of our Acid Rave on Saturday afternoon on the Beech Plateau we welcome the legendary and mysterious acid house pioneer EGEBAMYASI!
Formed in Stirling, Scotland in early 1984 as a free form eggsperimental one piece playing McAcid House before anyone knew what it was called, fusing many eggclectic influences, including Can, Captain Beefheart, Fad Gadget, and Electro, into a uniquegg style – in retrospect a style way ahead of it’s time.
In 1985 saw two further members join, along with girls with whips, gallons of baby oil and a five foot paper-mache penis among other visual and performance props, and a foray into a more commercial musical direction with the first release in 1986 of the single “Circumstances” on Survival Records – basically a Hi-Energy variation along the theme of Donna Summers “I Feel Love”.
From 1985-9 as dance music was turned on it’s head by the emerging rave scene, EGEBAMYASI also underwent a musical epiphany after hearing the Sleezy D (Adonis / Marshall Jefferson / Derrick Harris ) track “I’ve Lost Control”.
Juggling new styles, ideas and band members, and finally finding eggquilibrium as founder MR EGG went back to his roots utilising his beloved 303’s losing the eggstreme props and continuing as solo performer.
Until 1999 EGEBAMYASI continued to thrive from their notoriety and a wealth of innovative record releases to pursue a punishing tour schedule across the clubs and festivals of UK and Europe, large and small.