Futuristic Retro Champions

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Futuristic Retro Champions
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Background information
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
GenresElectropop
Years active2006–2011
MembersSita Pieraccini
Carla Easton
Harry Weeks
Cecilia Stamp
Past membersLuke Fletcher
Dan O'Neill
Adam Scott

Futuristic Retro Champions were a Scottish indie band from Edinburgh and Glasgow from 2006-2011.

History[edit]

Futuristic Retro Champions played their debut public gig at Edinburgh's Wee Red Bar in 2006, having met as students at Edinburgh College of Art.[1]

On 21 October 2010, the band announced on Facebook and Twitter, the December launch (at shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh) of a "Retrospective" album featuring all songs recorded to date; and also that they would "... not be continuing into 2011."[2] Then on 20 November, another announcement said bassist Ceal had suffered a shattered elbow, and the farewell/album party gigs would have to be postponed until 2011.[3]

Their 26-track, 2-CD debut/retrospective album 'Love And Lemonade' was released in April 2011.[4][5]

Band Name[edit]

Interviewed in the Jez Curnow movie The Art School Dance,[6] Carla reveals that she and her brother were in a school contest to coin "the best band name", and Futuristic Retro Champions is what they arrived at. Carla decided that if ever she were in a band, that would be its name.

Band members[edit]

  • Sita Pieraccini – vocals and melodica, tambourine (2006–2011)
  • Carla Easton – keys, vocals, saxophone (2006–2011)
  • Harry Weeks – guitar, vocals, synths, laptop, production (2006–2011)
  • Cecilia Stamp – bass, vocals (2008–2011)

Former members[edit]

  • Luke Fletcher – bass (2006–2008)
  • Dan O'Neill – trumpet (2006–2008)
  • Adam Scott – synths, shouting (2006–2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futuristic Retro Champions - gig review". The List. 2007-11-01. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  2. ^ Facebook, 21 October 2010 at 1:33pm
  3. ^ Facebook, 20 November 2010 at 8:15pm
  4. ^ "Tickets - FRCs @ Captain's Rest, Glasgow 08/04/11 PENULTIMATE GIG, by Futuristic Retro Champions". Futuristic Retro Champions. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  5. ^ "Tickets - FRCs @ Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh 09/04/11 FINAL GIG, by Futuristic Retro Champions". Futuristic Retro Champions. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  6. ^ "is this music? Album review: Art School Dance - is this music?". www.isthismusic.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30.

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