29th May 2020 - A Lockdown Audience With Marillion
We hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well.
Things are easing up a little here in the UK (as long as we are all good and responsible boys and girls) and the sun has been shining which always makes things better.
We have been able to spend some time making a little bit of noise at the Racket Club with Mike Hunter coordinating control room exclusion zones.
It has been great to spend time in each other's company again, and good to have a sense of purpose after a few weeks feeling adrift.
But we are effectively still locked down and looking after our health, even if the sanity is still a little questionable.
So for band meetings our cat-herding manager Lucy is calling us regularly on Zoom and she thought it would be fun to let you see part of the virtual get together we had on Tuesday.
We’ll spare you the boring bits and skip straight to the light-hearted part when Lucy asked us a series of questions on your behalf.
Think of it as a Marillion Weekend 'Audience with Marillion' without the audience.
And with none of us in the same room.
And no bar.
You get the idea.
We’re putting this exclusive 26 minute clip onto The Space, our official Video On Demand channel, as we’d love for you all to have a chance to look around the growing collection of concert film, documentary and other content that’s available there to buy, rent or enjoy as part of a great value subscription.
It will be free to view for the next seven days and will then be archived on the channel for our growing band of supporters forever!
You won’t need to sign up to watch this content whilst it’s available to view for free, but if you do decide to subscribe then you will enjoy a free 7 day trial period and we will thank you from the bottom of our locked-down hearts for supporting this exciting project.
So, if you want to hear a little bit about how the new album is progressing and, amongst other revelations, discover which band member each of the others would prefer to be quarantined with, then go here - bit.ly/marillionlockdownzoom
And next Friday we’ll be releasing some more fun for all The Space subscribers as a massive thank you for your support.
Watch this (err…) SPACE and our other social media channels…
Help! Been trying to watch the vid via both Safari and Edge on my iPad, all is fine for 26 seconds and it then completely freezes immediately after Ian’s video feed disappears. I’ve tried everything including subscribing but nothing seems to work......
great to see everyone in such fine fettle, good spirits, full of positivity and looking healthy (Special mention to Steve R, doing great there fella👍) put a smile on my face from start to finish and the banter gave me plenty of laughs. The guys doing stuff like this is one of my lockdown positives😀
Dear Steve R, with issues similar to yours but a fair bit bigger, you are an absolute inspiration and thanks for sharing. Good work. If you have any secrets to your success (although probably just hard work, i'm sure) let me know :-) and stay safe. You're a legend.
Great fun! Next time, you could ask them whether they watched their 1989 selves on Top Of The Pops last week!
That was the best 25 mins in all of lockdown. Laughed and laughed. Still thinking of some of the responses and laughing - especially Ian - "I always wondered what you were singing". Oh, and I'm one of the women!
Watched this today, great little video all, loved it! 😃
Thank you for making me laugh! It was wonderful seeing you all 😍
Loved it 😍 such funny questions 👍so great to see and hear you guys 🥰 thank you so much boys and lucy. Love from Holland x
Steve Rothery you are looking so well! Making the rest of the band look a bit crap, TBH - but competition is always good!
Great to see you all, and thank you for writing the soundtrack to my life since 1980-weird xx
Really enjoyed this last night- felt like I was in the room with you all- thank you xx
No one said Brave as your favourite album. It is certainly my favourite.
So much fun! Thanks to all! Great to see everyone!
Could have brought Fish in as a special guest... maybe next time
Why don't you pls make an acoustic New version of Hope for the future? 😷😁
Steve R, I lost it when you were the villain petting the cat!
so glad you are all enjoying it.
Loved this, thank you for sharing - x. Ian managed to promote his book as well! 😆
Have Lucy and Ian dialled in from different rooms in the same house?!
Absolutely brilliant and funny and so insightful.. many thanks for this.. Well done Mr R on your weight loss progress.
Good morning!! Thank you!! That was fabulous!!! 😊💖So wonderful to see all of you and I loved hearing about how you are all doing, your new music and making us smile and laugh at the answers to the questions! Stay Well and healthy. 😷☮️❤️🎶🌹
Brilliant! Took me back to the 2019 weekends. Many thanks to all involved - really appreciate it.
Made me smile and just praying Leicester happens. Well done Steve to for weight loss and Mark what's with the beard. Stay safe guys 🙏😊
Brilliant. Lucy had such a contagious laugh❤️.
And marillion we are not your fans, we are a part of the family 😅. Wish you all a great weekend / ☀️ good drinks and great 🎶
So great to see all of you again! Keep sharing your great music with us! Be safe and healthy!
This was great!!! Thank you so much ❤️ I loved seeing everyone and I had to laugh out loud 😂
wikipedia should have 2 entries for Marillion, 1st one that describes the band, and a second one that says, Marillion are a community consisting of the band of a the same name and their fanbase🤝 love these little insights that Pete is doing, really makes me listen to the songs differently, the band that keeps on giving👍👏🙂
Great to hear your muses Pete! It's great to listen too all the band members doing your best the entertain us during lock down. It's also great that we get the interact with you whether you know or just get surprised. Love it and hopefully looking forward to Leicester next year 👍
Ros I walk most weeks with Brian jelliman one of the original marillion band member
Love this videos Pete. What’s with all the drums stacked up to your left?
Love these posts. Thank you. Also Pete an opportune moment to thank you for Eddisons Children.....more wonderful work.
what a hugely impressive and insightful person. cant say more about how brill the band are, but each artist has their own highly valued talent. just keep on going and keep us informed, and let us enjoy your karma.
Go! is my first introduction to Marillion and still one of my favourite songs if not the one. Everything is brilliant and perfectly mixed together in the end, I love it! Thanks for the masterclass, I wish I played bass just to try it
Thanks very much to Pete, it's interesting to take a close look at how the parts work together. Interested to know what amp is being used there - it has a really nice vintage sound.
Enjoy this soooooo much...because one, I'm a huge Marillion fan, and two, I play bass also but his approach is so far from mine and thus instructional and informational.
Love your bass lines, too many to single out it seems but love the ones on Market Square Heroes and That Time of the Night. Really geeky nerdy muse question but did you use a capo on Chelsea Monday?
Your performance is always amazing! I know that the bass guitar is the coolest musical instrument.😉
Love your bass work! Great videos, thanks
I love it when you play the bass Pete I’ve got to say ... fabulous 👌
Love Go and like the Wide Awake Remix even more and to have it broken down and explained like that is great 😁👍
Looking forward to the work you are all working on for next Album😉
Absolutely love these - bass guitar lines are fab. Thank you !
Cheers Pete! really enjoy these short videos! a nice and insightfull look at the way you create your bassparts! thanks!
Thanks Pete.... it’s such a brilliant song 😍
Brilliant. I love this. Thank you, Pete!
Thanks Pete! Always fun and interesting!
Mr. Pete T…vocal fish time…use Hofner bass.
bass play style different.
fish time…you play very
Melodious✨🎶 I feel…😊🎸～✨
Fantastic sequence of notes!! Am loving these videos. More please. Hello from Canada! 🇨🇦
One of my very favorite Marillion songs!
Masterpiece. Vielleicht der beste Bass-Part ever played! Love this, love this Song, love Marillion!❤️
Go! is one of my favourite songs - those chords together are truly beautiful. This is brilliant Pete Trewavas - outstanding work!!
SO MUCH INTERESTING TO LEARN HOW YOU CREATE NOTES FOR MUSIC. A GREAT ARTIST.
J'écoute du marillion depuis quarante ans, je ne m'en lasse pas. Vivement le prochain album . Ce n'est que du bonheur d'écouter leur musique. Fish je le suis toujours j'adore fan de la première heure
I must admit I was always a Fish/Marillion fan I've always bought H/Marillion albums too but it's only recently I'm really starting to appreciate H/Marillion music. Sounds that cant be made is constantly being played at the moment to a lot of eye rolling from the kids 😀
Great news guys , get that new album out, cannot wait to hear it👍👏👏. Just love listening to your drumming Ian, you make it look so easy, just love your work 😀.
Great to see! FEAR was amazing, can’t wait to hear what’s next!
Brilliant news but one request please,absolutely no Coronavirus themes in any of the songs. That’s all,crack on😂
Stay safe Lads!! The last thing anyone needs is a sick Marillion band/crew member!
So looking forward to hear the new album when it is ready. Take your time, guys (you don't need to be reminded).😁 Just create yet another music masterpiece. No pressure. 😉
Looking good. Cant wait for the new album. I bet it's going to be awesome
Can't wait to hear new brilliant music👍
Hey, just a thought... since a lot of concerts are now postponed, does the band have more time in their hands to... IDK.... work on an album and release sooner? 😂
Dear Ian, a big hug from a humble Italian drummer ! 🇮🇹
Hopefully the new album will be out next year as promised, 🤞
Love both era, s I was lost when Fish went. Saw Mr H in Hull at the end of the gig the crowd were chanting his name and I new they were back absolute legendry and long may it continue
There’s nothing like the anticipation for new Marillion music. ❤️❤️
We want new beautiful music😘
Kelly looks like he’s dozed off in the background.
Do I owe you money is a great read.what a life so far.....
Ian, do you use different cymbals in the studio to the ones you use live? Great to see you getting back in to the swing.
Can’t wait til you’re back on the road. Glasgow last time out was magical 🎸🎼🎙
cool aviators, looking like an extra on top gun. just playing your albums here guys whilst some photo retouching. anoraknophobia, now onto fugazi.
There is no picture more beautiful than the boys in the studio.
Ian, you are always my favorite drummer in the world 👍 👍👍
Any kind of vacant?!
Fantastic drummer you are👍👍😃
Yes! Definitely needed some news like this during a time like this.