July 13, 2010 Press Release
PETER HOOK’S THE LIGHT TO PERFORM ‘UNKNOWN PLEASURES’ WITH FULL ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
Former Joy Division bassist to close Vintage at Goodwood Festival
Peter ‘Hooky’ Hook, the legendary bass-player and co-founder of Joy Division has joined the line- up for the inaugural Vintage at Goodwood festival in August, where he will perform the band’s 1979 debut album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ with his band The Light complemented with a full orchestra and choir for the very first time.
Hooky will close the festival on Sunday August 15th performing vocals to Joy Division’s debut album from Factory Records in its entirety along as well as playing other Joy Division and Warsaw tracks.
The ex-New Order bassist joins a line–up that includes the first performances of The Faces and Sandie Shaw in decades, on a bill that boasts over 80 live bands that have defined or been inspired by trends of the last fifty years, including The Buzzcocks, Earth Wind & Fire, Alvin Stardust, The Noisettes, Swing Out Sister, Heaven 17 and Gaggle to name but a few.
They will be joined by one of the best DJ line-ups under one festival including ex Hacienda regulars Graeme Park, Andy Weatherall, A Guy Called Gerald and Greg Wilson plus Danny Rampling, Ashley Beedle, Ali B, Joey Negro, the Idjut Boys, Luke Unabomber and Disco Bloodbath.
Dubbed ‘The Festival of Our Lives’, Vintage at Goodwood will take place 13th -15th August combining the best of British cool over five decades. Co-founded by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, (of Red or Dead fame) and Lord March (the mastermind behind successful international events such as Glorious Goodwood, Revival and Festival of Speed), the festival will additionally feature catwalk shows, exhibitions, five on site night clubs and the largest collection of vintage market sellers ever.
Hook said of his decision to play at Vintage: “Unknown Pleasures has served as such an inspiration to so many people, so it’s fitting that we’re closing the ‘Inspired By’ stage on the final night. I’m hoping it will be a tremendous finale to the event”.
“Working with the orchestra and choir will hopefully give the concert an ethereal and haunting quality. I first performed with an orchestra earlier this year at Versus Cancer, the Royal Philharmonic and I’m looking forward to repeating the experience at Vintage. Rowetta’s voice especially lends itself to being backed by an orchestra.”
He added: “Also what is nice is that so many people I’ve worked with previously are involved in contributing to the festival in one way or another. Pete Saville’s doing something, Lilly Allen’s there so presumably her dad will be knocking about, a lot of the DJ’s I’ve worked with at The Hacienda are involved- Greg Wilson, Graeme Park, Gerald, Andy Weatherall – and as a blast from the past Buzzcocks are playing so there’ll be a lot of old friends to run into.”
Wayne Hemingway said: “For Peter to bring an orchestral element to such a revered album is a great honour for us, it will make for an amazing occasion and a fitting close to our first festival. I both encourage and predict a very moving sing along to Love Will Tear Us Apart at its climax.”
Hook’s accompanying orchestra will led by renowned musician Sid Gauld. He will also be joined for the special performance by friends including the Happy Monday’s former backing singer Rowetta Satchell who will contribute to tracks ‘Atmosphere,’ ‘Insight’ and ‘New Dawn Fades’. Hook’s son Jack Bates will play bass at the concert joined by rhythm guitarist Nat Wason, Andy Poole on keyboards. and Monaco’s Paul Kehoe on drums.
On the day of the concert, Hooky will also be doing a signing session at Vintage and showcasing the special editions of his Hacienda book, “How Not To Run A Club” for the first time, which are being be published in October 2010 by Foruli Publications (www.foruli.co.uk).
More information and full programme at www.vintageatgoodwood.com
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BIOG –Peter Hook
“A natural born anecdotalist” (Sunday Times Oct 2009),
Legendary bass guitarist Peter Hook remains energetically devoted to music, rock and roll and the experiences that his three decade career has given him, with bands like Joy Division, New Order, Revenge, Monaco and Freebass, as a director of the infamous Fac 51 The Hacienda and now new Manchester indie venue The Factory.
Hooky’s been-there, seen-more-than-it all thirty years in the business has seen his bass playing redefine the role and inspire countless young musicians across seminal classics such as “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “Atmosphere”, “Ceremony”, “Thieves Like Us”, “Regret”, “What Do You Want From Me?” and more. A well respected rock and roll icon, Hooky has become synonymous with the Manchester music scene and what it represents culturally. He presently DJ’s all over the world, both as himself and also with the revived Haçienda, continues to record and produce new music, and manages his own affairs, both in music and in other ventures.
With the honour of being portrayed in two major films “24 Hour Party People” and “Control”, Hooky has recently completed recording his Freebass project which also features Mani (Stone Roses / Primal Scream) and Andy Rourke (The Smiths) as companion bassists. The album “Its A Beautiful Life” is presently available for download from www.fac51thehacienda.com, and is awaiting a physical release in the autumn.
Most recently Hooky has opened a new chapter on his life, as a critically acclaimed author with his honest to god, no holds barred account of the turbulent times of the Haçienda years in “The Haçienda – How Not To Run A Club.” Very well received, the book received 4 and 5 star reviews across the board for its indelibly sharp yet warm portrayal of the characters and chaos that surrounded The Haçienda.
The paperback, enhanced and collectors versions of “How Not To Run A Club” are to be issued this autumn from October 2010 onwards and Hooky is presently planning two further books, the next on Joy Division and then one on New Order.
Having decided to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of Ian Curtis’ passing by performing Unknown Pleasures in two charity supporting concerts at The Factory in Manchester with his band The Light, offers have come in from around the world for these special concerts and over the Summer of 2010 The Light are performing at 1234 Festival London, Benicassim in Spain and Vintage at Goodwood before undertaking a tour of Australia in late September