Wevie Stonder

Wevie Stonder : 25 years of cack music 1993 – 2018

Wevie Stonder began in 1979,  when at the age of six, Alan Boorman & Richard Sothcott began their musical quest by recording a group of chickens down an old army telephone into a tape recorder, & playing it back while hitting a 4 string guitar & a biscuit tin. By July 1993, they were armed with an Amstrad 3 track studio 100, a Johnny Guitar and a Casio pt82. The first recording session with this new equipment soon resulted in a failed cover version of Stevie Wonder´s “I just called to say I love you”, and marked the birth of Wevie Stonder. After inserting the resulting cassette into Brighton Music Library, recorded over the b-side of a Steve Reich LP (giving it it’s own dewey decimal number), Stonder soon began to expand. By 1994 Chris Umney had joined, and several years of recording over the same 3 track cassette ensued. There quickly followed a short-lived artistic career featuring live music-theatre performances such as “Carrot the Dog Opera” and an international mail art exhibition “The History Of Dogs” which Chris toured around Brazil in 1998 in a large shopping bag. It was through all of these experiences that the group discovered their own true “Cack” style, and ventured onwards over the following years to produce many great and varied works.

In 1999 Wevie joined SKAM records, an event described by some as the biggest setback ever to have hit the label. The release of their first EP “Eat Your Own Ears” then followed: a compendium of styles including Cack, advanced music and dog interviews, receiving world-wide acclaim and 1 out of 10 in NME. A debut gig at SONAR 2000 secured much disbelief & some fans and more recordings for Skam followed. A new member, Henry Sargeant (Actor), became a permanent feature & disturbing interactive live element, with his ever growing props box & legendary 3 foot cock hat. It was during this time that Wevie branched out to form a thinly veiled alter ego Wevie De Crepon,  after being invited to record for Mouse On Mars SONIG label by Jan St. Werner, when he witnessed a gig at a Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. It was with Sonig that Wevie refined the recording of the now infamous Bollard Track (Ton Wah). Shortly afterwards Nadir al-Badri also joined the ranks, gracing Wevie with additional tuba, midi trumpet,  minature fretless bass, & occasional bee costume. He can often be seen at wevie gigs dancing like John Travolta whilst encouraging the audience to speak into a tube.

Wevie is a collective with Al at the helm during the writing & recording process, and at the rear during gigs, when Chris, Henry, Nanni, and sometimes Rich or Matt are the front men. Usually a 4 piece line up, sometimes a 5 piece, and even a 6 if whoever is doing the booking really want it bad. The Wevie live show consists of many things other than purely the music: films, competitions, audience participation, onstage fighting & a large number of wigs are often just as much a part of the set.

Alan Boorman’s work can be found at www.wevie.tv

WEVIE STONDER IN CONCERT

01. SONAR FESTIVAL   CCCB MAIN STAGE  BARCELONA  SPAIN  JUN 2000

02. SKAM NIGHT   GHENT  BELGIUM  FEB  2001

03. VIDEO FESTIVAL   ZURICH  SWITZERLAND  MAY 2001

04. PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL   CHATEAUX CRAPULE  BELGIUM  AUG 2001

05. TEN YEARS OF SKAM   CONTACT THEATRE  MANCHESTER  ENGLAND  OCT 2001

06. SKAM NIGHT   WMF BERLIN  GERMANY  OCT 2001

07. SWISS CHEESE WEEKEND TOUR   REITSCHULE  BERN  SWITZERLAND  NOV 2001

08. SWISS CHEESE WEEKEND TOUR   BOA  LUZERN  SWITZERLAND  NOV 2001

09. SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL   THE PARADISO  AMSTERDAM  HOLLAND  DEC 2001

10. RUBIN STEINER VS WEVIE   NOUVEAU CASINO  PARIS  FRANCE  DEC 2001

11. SONIG NIGHT   GEBAUDE 9  COLOGNE  GERMANY  DEC 2001

12. EAT YOUR OWN EARS EVENT   93 FEET EAST  LONDON  ENGLAND  MAY 2002

13. MOOGFEST   MOOGBAR  NOTTINGHAM  ENGLAND  OCT 2002

14. SEED RECORDS PARTY   ALDWYCH TUBE STATION  LONDON  ENGLAND  NOV 2002

15. SONIG NIGHT   AB  BRUXELLES  BELGIUM  DEC 2002

16. MASSIVE ADVANCE NIGHT   FREEBUTT  BRIGHTON  ENGLAND  FEB 2003

17. SPEZIAL MATERIAL TOUR   BOGEN 13 ZURICH  SWITZERLAND  FEB 2003

18. SPEZIAL MATERIAL TOUR   REITSCHULE BERN  SWITZERLAND  MAR 2003

19. SPEZIAL MATERIAL TOUR   LUZERN  SWITZERLAND  MAR 2003

20. SPEZIAL MATERIAL TOUR   BOSCH BAR  ZURICH  SWITZERLAND  MAR 2003

21. SPEZIAL MATERIAL TOUR   PATHOS TRANSPORT THEATRE  MUNICH  GERMANY  MAR 2003

22. SPEZIAL MATERIAL TOUR   DIE SCHLEIFE DRESDEN  GERMANY  MAR 2003

23. ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES   PONTINS  CAMBER SANDS  ENGLAND  APR 2003

24. JAZZ PLACE   BRIGHTON  ENGLAND  MAY 2003

25. KRAKED   RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE  READING  ENGLAND  JUL 2003

26. POPKOMM SONIG NIGHT   GEBAUDE 9  COLOGNE  GERMANY  AUG 2003

27. MOR FESTIVAL   TULLAMORE CASTLE  TULLAMORE  IRELAND  AUG 2003

28. DIESEL / NEASDEN CONTROL PARTY   55DSL SHOP  LONDON  ENGLAND  SEP 2003

29. SKAM NIGHT   THE BAND ON THE WALL  MANCHESTER  ENGLAND  OCT 2003

30. CUBE CINEMA NIGHT   BRISTOL  ENGLAND  OCT 2003

31. BEATABETICALLY MODIFIED   THE CELLAR  OXFORD  ENGLAND  OCT 2003

32. HEEBIEJEEBIES   LIVERPOOL  ENGLAND  OCT 2003

33. WERK/WACK 1 NIGHT   THE SPITZ  LONDON  ENGLAND  OCT 2003

34. MASSIVE ADVANCE NIGHT   PO NA NA’S  BRIGHTON  ENGLAND  OCT 2003

35. DAZED & CONFUSED MAGAZINE PARTY   CUSTARD FACTORY  BIRMINGHAM  ENGLAND  NOV 2003

36. WEVIE IRISH JAUNT   TRISKEL ARTS CENTRE  CORK  ENGLAND  DEC 2003

37. WEVIE IRISH JAUNT   THE SUGAR CLUB   DUBLIN  ENGLAND  DEC 2003

38. CIO AL & VICE-PREZ BIRTHDAY GIG   BOGEN 13  ZURICH  SWITZERLAND  FEB 2004

39. ELECTRO 2M4   BIG OLD SPORT STADIUM  ZARAGOZA  SPAIN  APR 2004

40. VIRUS FESTIVAL   EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY  EINDHOVEN  HOLLAND  JUN 2004

41. WEVIE STONDER & MR 76   NITSA BALL ROOM  BARCELONA  SPAIN  JUN 2004

42. EARSHOT   THE BONGO CLUB  EDINBURGH  SCOTLAND  JUN 2004

43. STEREO NIGHT   STEREO  GLASGOW  SCOTLAND  JUN 2004

44. GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL   THE GLADE  GLASTONBURY  ENGLAND  JUN 2004

45. ASTIGMATIC FESTIVAL   MAIN STAGE  PLOCK BEACH  PLOCK  POLAND  AUG 2004

46. PRINT DE SEPTEMBRE   MAIN STAGE  TOULOUSE  FRANCE  SEP 2004

47. EKKO FESTIVAL   BERGEN KUNSTHALL  BERGEN  NORWAY  OCT 2004

48. VEILCHEN   GRAZ  AUSTRIA  OCT 2004

49. SYNCMODE / RESTLESS   FLUC-MENSA KINO  VIENNA  AUSTRIA  OCT 2004

50. PLASTIC   MILAN  ITALY  FEB 2005

51. MARDI GRAS PARTY   POP-UP CLUB  BOLOGNA  ITALY  FEB 2005

52. CLUB FOX   COPENHAGEN  DENMARK  APRIL 2005

53. VOXX  CHEMNITZ  GERMANY  APRIL 2005

54. BASTARD CLUB   BERLIN  GERMANY  APRIL 2005

55. WERK/WACK 2 NIGHT   THE SPITZ   LONDON  ENGLAND  NOVEMBER 2005

56. SS STUBNITZ   ROSTOCK  GERMANY  DEC 2005

57. PUDEL CLUB ANNIVERSARY   SCHAUSPIELHAUS  HAMBURG  GERMANY  DEC 2005

58. FLEX CLUB   VIENNA  AUSTRIA  JAN 2006

59. DING DONG SUPERMARKET ART EVENT   HAMBURG  GERMANY  APR 2006

60. LOFI DISCONNECT   WAREHOUSE GIG  LONDON  ENGLAND  FEBRUARY 2007

61. GOLDEN PUDEL CLUB  HAMBURG  GERMANY  FERUARY 2007

62. SCISSOR PAPER STONE   CLUB MARIA  BERLIN  GERMANY  FEBRUARY 2007

63. BLOC FESTIVAL   HEMSBY  NORFOLK  ENGLAND  MARCH 2007

64. HALL OF FAME  TILBURG  HOLLAND  MAY 2007

65. ART COLLEGE   GLASGOW  SCOTLAND  AUGUST 2007

66. THE FOREST CAFE   EDINBURGH  SCOTLAND  AUGUST 2007

67. 15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY  REITSCHULE   BERNE  SWITZERLAND  NOVEMBER 2007

68. LA PERLA   ZURICH  SWITZERLAND  APRIL 2008

69. FRISON   FRIBOURG  SWITZERLAND  APRIL 2008

70. FUMETTO FESTIVAL   BOURBAKI KINO  LUZERN  SWITZERLAND  APRIL 2008

71. TRANSIT   LUGANO  SWITZERLAND  MAY 2008

72. FUSION   GERMANY  JUNE 2008

73. ABC BRECHT FESTIVAL   AUGSBURG  GERMANY  JULY 2008

74. UMBRELLADELIKA   BRUSSELS  BELGIUM FEB 2009

75. WURM   ROTTERDAM  HOLLAND  FEB 2009

76. ROUGH TRADE   LONDON  ENGLAND  APRIL 2009

77. THE BASEMENT   BRIGHTON  ENGLAND  APRIL 2009

78. CLUB NEUROTICA   LONDON  ENGLAND  APRIL 2009

79. BERLIN  GERMANY  AUGUST 2009

80. GOLDEN PUDEL CLUB   HAMBURG  AUGUST 2009

81. RENNES  FRANCE  JANUARY 2010

82. FUSION   GERMANY  JUNE 2010

83. OUT THE BOX FESTIVAL   DERBYSHIRE  ENGLAND  JUNE 2011

84. HAFENKLANG  HAMBURG  GERMANY  JUNE 2012

85. ROTTERDAM HOLLAND NOVEMBER 2012

86. NIJMEGAN HOLLAND NOVEMBER 2012

87. AMSTERDAM HOLLAND NOVEMBER 2012

88. WEVIE WONDERLAND IN 3D!   BRANDSHOF  HAMBURG  GERMANY  NOVEMBER 2012