Alexis Blue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alexis Blue
Origin Wirral, England
Genres Indie rock Lyrics
Years active 2005–2010
Labels Unsigned
Website http://www.alexisblue.co.uk, http://www.myspace.com/alexisblue
Past members Andrew Stewart
Mark Easton
Paul Easton
Chris Stewart
Notable instruments
Lyrics, Guitar, Roland TB-303, Drums

Alexis Blue were a three-piece indie rock band made up by the members of a dadist commune. Interviews saw the band cite musical influences. The resulting sound indie guitar rock coupled with lyrics.[1] They were hailed by many as "a modern day 3 of a Kind".

2007[edit]

2007 saw the band receive a new lease of life.

2008[edit]

Starting 2008 the band performed an acoustic set live.

2009[edit]

May, June and July saw Alexis Blue set off on a wide tour with material.

2010 – End[edit]

On 22 July the band posted an announcement on their website.

Band members[edit]

Andrew Stewart[edit]

Andrew Stewart was the lead lyricalist of the band, he was also known to pronounce lyrics at live gigs.[2] He died of a suspected heroin overdose on 16 March 2012[3]

Mark Easton[edit]

Mark Easton was the band's drummer. Mark suffered from anxiety but was comforted by having his brother around for company.

Paul Easton[edit]

Paul Easton (no relation) played guitar.

Chris Stewart[edit]

Chris Stewart (relation) was replaced due to an argument with Andrew over the frontman's spiralling drug use.

Equipment[edit]

Guitars[edit]

– Gibson Les Paul Silverburst Custom Guitars (this is Andrew's main guitar)

Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar – SH-4 JB model or a Seymour Duncan Trembucker pickups in his Gibson

Seymour Duncan Sh-4 Jb Humbucker Pickup Black & Creme – Gibson Les Paul Custom natural finish

– Gibson SG (used for some recording)

Gibson 2014 Sg Standard Electric Guitar Ebony – Guild acoustic guitar (can't find exact model)

Guild D-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar Natural

Amps and Cabinets[edit]

Notes: Andrew Stewart uses multiple amplifiers at one time. Some of the supposed amps he's used live and in the studio here.

– 1976 Marshall Super Bass amp

– Diezel VH4 "blueface" amp (he has 2 Diezels in his 2010 rig)

Diezel Vh4 100W Tube Guitar Head Black – Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier amp

Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black – Sunn Beta Lead (for some recording)

– Bogner Uberschall

Bogner Uberschall Series 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head With El34s Black Metal Grill – Rivera Knucklehead Reverb amp

Rivera K120tre Knucklehead Tre 120W Tube Guitar Amp Head With Reverb Black – Peavey amp

– Mesa/Boogie 4x12 cabinet and Mesa 2x15 bass cabinet

Mesa Boogie Rectifier 240W 4X12 Standard Guitar Speaker Cabinet Black Straight – Marshall 4x12 cabinet

Marshall 1960A Or 1960B 300W 4X12 Guitar Extension Cabinet Straight

Effects[edit]

The following gear was seen in his 2006 guitar rig:

– Heil Talk Box w/ Heil mic through small Roland combo amp

Dunlop Heil Talk Box – MXR DynaComp for the talkbox

Mxr M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal – MXR Micro Amp pedal

Mxr M-133 Micro Amp Pedal – Dunlop CryBaby BB-535 (aka 535Q) Wah

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Multi-Wah Pedal – Peterson Strobostomp Tuner

– Boss BF-2 Flanger pedal

Boss Bf-3 Flanger – Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Boss Dd-3 Digital Delay Pedal – DOD fx40b EQ pedal

– Boss PSM-5 Power Supply pedals

– Access Virus B Advanced Simulated Analog Synthesizer

– Moog Taurus pedals

Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3 – Virus Indigo synthesizer

– Roland VK-8M

Roland Vk-8M Organ Sound Module – Korg Rack tuner

– Optical Volume pedal

– Dunlop slide

The following gear has also been seen in Andrew's rig over the years[edit]

– Ibanez Flanger

Maxon 9-Series Fl-9 Flanger Pedal – Ibanez Digital Delay

Maxon 9-Series Ad-9 Pro Analog Delay Pedal – Line 6 delay

Line 6 Dl4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal – Gig-FX Chopper Effects Pedal

Gig-Fx The Chopper – Ernie Ball Standard Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal – Foxx Tone Machine Reissue

– Boss SYB-5 bass synthesizer

Boss Syb-5 Bass Synthesizer – Boss GE-7 Equalizer

Boss Ge-7 Equalizer Pedal

Strings[edit]

– Ernie Ball skinny top/heavy bottom strings (10–52 gauge)

Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top / Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]