Every FRIDAY we feature a MILL HILL artist or band or organisation. This week it is the turn of legendary Mill Hill band THE FALSE DOTS. Read on and be amazed.
THE FALSE DOTS have been in existence in Mill Hill for 36+ years. That must make them the longest running band in the history of the area. If you live locally then you are probably aware of them. Read on and find out what they are currently up to.
The best known member of THE FALSE DOTS is ROG T. He is also well known for his blogging and campaigning on his website The Barnet Eye which you can link to from our links on here. Roger owns the very successful Mill Hill Studio Complex in Bunns Lane which is used by an A to Z of the music industry. Therefore it is little wonder that he has a band of great musicians that form the current line up of THE FALSE DOTS.
This is what Roger said about THE FALSE DOTS in his Christmas Message from the band :
"We look forward to the New Year. It
will be a special year for The False Dots. We will be releasing our
Album "Songs of Love and War" in the spring. We've already started
working on the follow up project! 2015 has been a great year for the
band. We've had some cracking shows, notably at The Fiddlers Elbow in
Camden, The Chandos Arms in Colindale and The Midland Hotel in Hendon. We've written and recorded some classic new tracks with"Please Myself" perhaps being the
pick of the bunch. We also released our first video of Winter in Your
Heart, which I think is a classic, if you haven't already seen it, have a look."
Here is their video
Roger goes on to describe the band and why they do it :
" Playing with Allen Ashley, Fil Ross and Graham Ramsay
is a privelidge and an honour, as well as a lot of fun. I've played
with many musicians over the years, but to work with three other people
so committed to making great music and who always give 100% to ensure
every show is as good as possible is just amazing. There have been many
small things which have made me proud of what we do, one example that
springs to mind was at the recent gig at The Chandos. After we played a
chap came up to me and said "That football song you do (Saturday) is the
best song about football I've ever heard. I've come down to watch
Huddersfield play tomorrow and its the first song that captures what it
is really like to be a fan". For me as a musician and a writer such
moments are as high an accolade as can be given. It says in the Koran
"To Save One Person is to Save The whole world". I honestly believe that
being a musician has saved me, that is why as a band we have fought so
hard for music, musicians and music venues, and are proud to support the
Save London Music campaign.
Music is something that can change your mood, change your day and
change your life for the better. That is why I believe it to be so
important. What would Christmas be like without the carols, a far less
joyous occasion no doubt? It is all part of a wider picture which is why
it is vital that musicians of all genres and styles are supported. The
False Dots work hard to avoid being pigeonholed. The gigs we've promoted
this year have included African music bands and Brazilian Bossa Nova
musicians to name a few styles. We yearn for the glory days of Top of
The Pops, when the whole family would watch music together and see an
eclectic mix of artists and styles, rather than today where each genre
has its own narrow minded channel.
As a band, we are musically promiscuous. Allen works with First Edition,
who do great Jazz and Poetry Shows. Fil plays lead guitar and sings
with Rock and Roll Sons and Graham plays drums in a great party band
called Tell The Others. We are all driven individuals on a mission!"
Here at BROADWAY BLOG we are big fans of THE FALSE DOTS and the SAVE LONDON MUSIC campaign. We have suggested to the MILL HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM that THE FALSE DOTS should be invited to play at the opening of the POCKET PARK and other Broadway events (if they are available of course!) and we suggest that if you want to keep up to date with the new album plans - the gigs - and Roger's own campaigns you subscribe to the BARNET EYE blog and the YOU TUBE channel. CLICK HERE
We will bring you NEWS of the albuum and gigs on here for THE FALSE DOTS when they are announced.