The Cesarians

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The Cesarians
The Cesarians, Corsica Studios, July 21, 2009
Background information
Origin Stoke Newington, London
Genres Art rock, Experimental, Pop music
Years active 2007–present
Labels Imprint, 12 Records, African Tape
Associated acts Penthouse, Gretschen Hofner, Monkey Island, Christian Death,
Members Charlie Finke - Vocals/Harmonica/Trumpet
Justine Armatage- Piano
Beverley Crome- French Horn/Trumpet/Vocals
Suzi Owen- Trombone
Budge Magraw- Bass
Christine Lehlett- Violin
Ed Grimshaw- Drums

The Cesarians are a London-based group consisting of singer Charlie Finke, pianist Justine Armatage, drummer Jan Noble and an all woman wind section.[1] Their eponymous debut album, Cesarians 1, was recorded at Abbey Road studios and produced by Craig Leon.[2]

In 2007 they opened for The Last Drive at the Indie Rocket Festival in Pescara, Italy and have since toured extensively throughout Europe playing, most notably, at the Admiralspalast in Berlin[3] and at the Donaufestival in Austria in 2009.[4]

In April 2010 they supported Adam Ant at his notorious comeback gig at the Scala and in June they performed alongside Martin Creed at London's ICA.[5] They appeared at the Soy Festival in Nantes in October. In December 2010 they controversially revoked their pledge to "ban guitars" [2] with the appointment of former Gretschen Hofner bassist Budge Magraw. His debut saw scuffles break out amongst hardcore purist fans and bottles thrown at the stage when the band supported The Young Gods at the O2 Academy Islington. [citation required]


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  1. ^ "[1]" The Times, January 9, 2009
  2. ^ a b "[2]" The Sunday Times, May 24, 2009
  3. ^ "[3]" Admiralspalast website
  4. ^ "[4]" Donaufestival website, 2009
  5. ^ "[5]"