Manuel Beutke is best known for his work with high energy punk band The Detectors and teaches drumming in Hamburg.
Message from Lee:
We want to make everyone aware of our shows coming up in March starting in Hamburg on the 5th and to that end we have uploaded for your viewing pleasure the final video from last March’s show at the MusicStar in Norderstedt. We want to give a special thanks to our trusted video editor colleague and friend Babylon Slim (aka Phillip Stillman) for really delivering the goods for us on these live videos… Expect more video collaborations with Babylon Slim in the near future…
Enjoy the live video of “Never Would Do”! You might also want to check out or new portrait gallery by Jeff Turek, which you can find here.
We’re glad to announce a couple of new show dates (see here: dates)! Here’s a short message from Lee:
To close out a very productive 2014 we are playing our annual holiday show in Berlin this year on Saturday the 20th December at the “Kiste” we hope to see y’all there! As a small holiday prize we are giving away our latest single “Home” on band camp!
Happy New Year!
We’re glad to announce a show in Marias Ballroom on 31st October. We’ll start at 9pm and are looking forward to seeing lots and lots and lots of you! Find more details in the dates section!
The new digital single “Home” b/w “(Here Come’s) Tomorrow’s” recorded and mixed by our own Marc Balance has been mastered by Tom Meyer at Master and Servant here in Hamburg and is now being made available for a limited time for free (or the price of your choosing) here:
We are happy to report that Babylon Slim (aka Philip Stillman) has once again appeared out of the virtual mist long enough to deliver yet another fine live video; here is “Wichita” from the March 1st show in Norderstedt, Germany….
“Wichita” was also chosen as the “Single of 2013″ by the fine folks at Radio Leinhertz’s 59 to 1 program and we would like to take this opportunity to remind everybody that the “William Lee Self Special” is being broadcast this evening at 21:00. Be sure and tune in! Leinehertz Radio is available online via their website or the DRadio app, on 102.15 Kabel Deutschland and of course on 106.5 FM in the metropolitan Hannover area….
Message from Lee:
The mighty Babylon Slim emerged from his Appalachian Compound last week just long enough to deliver the new live video from our show in lovely Norderstedt Germany earlier this year. We hope he will re-emerge soon with more teevee treats but until then please enjoy “Ashes” recorded at the MusicStar this past March 1st.
Along with announcing the release of the “Ashes” live video we would like to make everyone aware of the Leinehertz Radio “59 to 1 William Lee Self Special” that will be broadcast on the 30th September at 21:00 which includes a new interview with Lee, some never before broadcast live and studio rarities as well as the debut of the recently completed Single “Home” b/w “(Here Come’s) Tomorrow’s”, recorded and mixed by our own Marc Balance and mastered by Tom Meyer – more on the new single soon!
Leinehertz Radio is available online via their website or the DRadio app, on 102.15 Kabel Deutschland and of course on 106.5 FM in the metropolitan Hannover area….
there are new photos in our Wood and Wire gallery as well if you care to cast a glance… and a final note: our new booking agent, Ralf Neuman, will be handling all of the bands live appearances in the near future.
For your viewing and listening pleasure we are happy to present the next song in our live video series: “Thug In Blue” filmed a few weeks ago at the MusicStar in Norderstedt and edited again from our friend Babylon Slim (aka Phillip Stillman) in his Tower of Babel compound…
We also have a photo of Lee and one of his earliest influences the legendary Atlanta musician Thermos Greenwood (aka Tommy Dean) who is currently in Europe for the first time since recording with Joe South in London in the early 1970′s…. please also check out this article about Thermos!
Fresh for the spring holidays here is another live track from our March 1st 2014 show in Norderstedt. Its another extended live version of a track from the “Wichita” lp called “She”… yet another excellent editing job by Babylon Slim and his Tower of Babel editing crew, we hope you like it!
Pass it around, spread it on toast and otherwise enjoy!
Our new video from our show at MusicStar Norderstedt (1st March 2014) is online. Here’s a short message from Lee:
Here is the first of a series of live videos taken from our march 1st show at the MusicStar in lovely Norderstedt,
they will be the first live videos with the current dream line up… the videos are being edited by the famous Babylon Slim (aka Phillip Stillman) in his Tower of Babel compound located somewhere in the southeast united states…
We are especially fond of playing the “dis-assembly coda” at the end of the song and i hope yall enjoy it as much as we do every time we play it.
PS: the text was motivated by the 2008 presidential electionand the subsequent GOP meltdown and yen for a (continuation of this) new era of 1950′s style hypocrisy and denial…
Have a look:
Also, we’ve uploaded some new pictures to the gallery. There is a “fan snapshot” photo of Montanablue onstage opening for the German band BAP on one their 1980′s German stadium tours. Plus, there’s a cool picture taken in Athens Georgia back in 1981! It shows Lee with a 1965 Epiphone Wilshire, he had just bought from REM’s Peter Buck. For the gear geeks among you, there are also a couple of new pictures in the wood & wire section.