It is with regret that James, the penultimate founding member of the band, is to leave Under Ether to emmigrate to Brazil. Apart from being a top bassist (and the van driver for most of our gear!) James has been a tremendous colleague to us all and we will miss him dearly. James' last gig is currently scheduled for The Bull PH, Colchester on 19 June 2010 so come along to see him off!

Under Ether recently had a brilliant gig performing for Crossroad's Children's Charity at Dagenham And Redbridge Football Club. The kids and the carers had a great time and together we helped raise lots of cash to help the charity running. Photos will be added to the website shortly!O

n the charity theme, we have also been asked to perform on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 August 2010 at The Dukes Head, Walthamstow to raise money for local guidedogs for the blind. This will be a quality bash with another 3 or 4 bands performing on the day, a BBQ and of course, lots of booze! More details to follow in near future.F

inally, UE are playing at The Millhouse in Dagenham on 18 June 2010, which is also the date of England's 2nd World Cup match against Algeria. Why not come down and see the boys play and then rock out?! Allez Les Bleus...Oops, Come on England!!!

March 2010 - THE HUMAN WORM AND EASTER! - After a busy start to the year and with Johnny settling in brilliantly on the drums, we've already had some great gigs so far. These include The Bull, Colchester (had our first mosh pit!) and The Link, Harlow (who have re-booked us for September 2010 - check the gig guide). We're now raring to go for the next quarter!

The next gig is at The Dagenham Trades Hall on 3 April 2010 where we will be rocking out for the birthday of their entertainments manager, Doug aka 'The Human Worm' (in reference to his dancing, not his anatomy!). There'll be a disco all night beginning at 7.30pm with UE playing 2 sets from 8.30pm. Its a licensed bar until 12am so come along for the party!

If you cant make the Saturday, we'll be playing The Swan PH, Brentwood on Sunday 4th April (EASTER SUNDAY) from 8.30pm. Its notoriously a popular night in town so get there early to find a place to perch! With no work the following day, should make for a cracking night.

January 2010 - DRUMMERS, OLD AND NEW!! - After much thought and consideration, CJ has decided to leave the band in order to spend more time with his young family. We would like to wish CJ all the best for the future! In his place we are delighted to announce that Johnny Sailsbury will be taking over on the stix. Johnny is an experienced drummer and has depped for us on one previous occassion. He first gig as an Etherian will be at The Welcome Club on 29 January come along and check him out!!
November 2009 - At 60% we pulled it off - Many thanks to all your Etherians who made the gig at the Fatling and Firkin on Saturday 7 November 2009. With Lil Jo Power already depping for Lou on the night, a massive thank you has to go to Stefan for standing in at EXTREMELY short notice for CJ on drums.
November 2009 - Fat Girls!! - Remember, become a member of the Under Ether group on facebook. Jon has said that if we break the 320 friends barrier by 23 December 2009, he will play the popular self-penned 'Fat Girls Need Love Too' at the Bull gig on Christmas Eve and You Tube it!!! Getting adding peeps!!
September 2009 - NEW OCTOBER GIG AT DUKES HEAD, WALTHAMSTOW!! - Due to a cancellation we have been offered a gig on 2 October 2009 at The Dukes Head Pub in Walthamstow. Some of you will remember that we were due to play at this venue earlier year but had to cancel due to CJ breaking his collarbone. As this is our first gig there (and in true East End style)...'Come on me old Chinas, get your khybers down the Duke's Loaf on 2nd October for a Friar Tuck-ing good shindig!!
JULY 2009 - GLASTONBURY?? IT WAS ALL HAPPENING AT THE BASFEST '09!! - A massive thank you to all our followers for making the effort to see us headline in the Boom Room marquee at the BASFEST. It was a great gig (once Lou's mike was eventually switched on!) and with the legend, Dancing Dave, whipping the crowd into a frenzy by throwing some serious shapes, it rocked!!! Check out the following link of our performance of Sweet Child of Mine (and an honorary Dancing Dave appearance)...Youtube Vids
Jun 2009 - GUESS WHO's HEADLINING THE BOOM ROOM STAGE AT BASFEST 2009? - We're please to announce that we have been invited to headline the Boom Room Stage at this years BasFest in Gloucester Park Basildon on the Sunday 5th July. We're on at 6pm and it's FREE entry!! For more details see BASFEST

Jun 2009 - APOLOGIES TO ALL ETHERETTES - Due to a double booking by the Rainham Working Mens Club on the 19th June our performance was unfortunately cancelled. Although this was out of our control we would like to apologise to everyone who made the effort to attend.

Jun 2009 - LAST MINUTE GIG @ THE TWO BREWERS - Etherians, we are pleased to announce the booking of a last minute gig at The Two Brewers PH in Chelmsford. Jo Power will be depping for Lou and we'll be performing a selection of new material. Kicking off at 9pm but see the gig list for more details!

Apr 2009 - BROKEN DRUMMER - Due to an unfortunate accident involving a tree, a large amount of beer and an argument about who had the best sticks. Our drummer CJ ended up worse off after falling and breaking his collar bone. Apart from the fact that CJ put a very brave face on and carried on with the gig at The Swan in Brentwood, we unfortunately had to cancel our slot at the Dukes Head in Walthamstow on Good Friday. CJ has announced that he will be taking a few weeks off playing drums to let his collar and pride heal. He also mentioned that he will be seeking revenge by using the tree to play his drums at the next gig once he has recovered. Until CJ is back Under Ether will be playing with some dep drummers to keep the drums beating.

Mar 2009 - FANS SECTION - In case you hadn't noticed the UE IT Department (Jimbo) has added a 'Fans' section to our website. Please send us your photos ( of any UE gigs you've attended and we'll add them to the site...after censoring, if required!

Mar 2009 - NEW GIGS - Under Ether are also pleased to announce gigs at new venues, The Kings Arms in Colchester (4pm - Sunday 26 April 2009) and (the legendary) Chicago Rock Cafe in Baz Vegas, Basildon Festival Leisure Park (Thursday 30 April 2009). Check out the gig section for more details.

Feb 2009 - VALENTINES DAY!!! - If you're stuck on where to take your missus out for Valentines Day, why not come down to the Fatling and Firkin, Hornchurch this Saturday for some classic rock and a few could even treat her to a kebab from the shop round the corner afterwards, night sorted! Besides, as William Shakespeare once proclaimed 'If music be the food of love, play on'.... or if he were alive today, ROCK ON!!

Dec 2008 - NEW GIG, NEW VENUE - We are pleased to announce our first gig at The Admiral Vernon PH in Dagenham on 11th January 2009. This is one of the main venues on the live music circuit and we would love to see you all come down for our first gig of 2009 and to hear some new material!

Dec 2008 - ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - After a fantastic 2008 and establishing ourselves in some great rock venues for next year, we are now down to our last two gigs of the year. Contrary to previous advertisements, we are now playing at O'Neills Pub in Southend High Street on Friday 12 December 2008 and The Oakwood in Rayleigh on Friday 19th December 2008. (Lil Joey Power will be ' depping ' in place of Louise at the Oakwood gig).

Thank you to all our followers for your support this year and long may it continue! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Nov 2008 - ADD UNDER ETHER AS A FRIEND!! - By popular demand, essex band Under Ether has now been set up as a group on Facebook. To add us search 'Under Ether' and be updated with all upcoming gigs, news and reviews. Under Ether Facebook

Jun 2008 - UE Tube - Under Ether are now on YouTube. Check it out!

May 2008 - FULL POWER CAPTAIN!! - After a great start to the year, Under Ether will be stepping up a notch to bring some of the best rock classics to some of the best venues in East London and Essex. We will be headlining at The Cauliflower Pub in Ilford on Friday the 23rd May and we ask anyone who can make it to get down and enjoy a great night. Entry is free so hold on to your socks cos we're gonna blow them away!! See you there.. UE

Apr 2008 - BACK WITH A BANG! - Under Ether's first gig for nearly a month was a storming success in our first gig at The Bull pub in Colchester. Despite bassist Jimbo nearly being crushed to death by a falling PA speaker and the strangest dance-off we'd ever seen between lookalikes of Hank Marvin and Cletus Spuckler of the Simpson's, the venue much so that the Landlord has asked us back on 4 May 2008 to headline the finale of their 5 day music festival! See the gig list for more info.

Feb 2008 - BUSY BUSY! - Well, February has been a busy month for UE, squeezing in the gigs before Jimbo jets off to Oz for a month. With Lou being unable to make several gigs this year due to other commitments, Joanna Power, who is known for appearing in the TV show 'Grease is the Word', has agreed to dep for us. Her first gig is at the Bull in Pitsea on 23 February 2008.

Keep your eyes peeled for gig and personnel announcements shortly!

Jan 2008 - MORE GIGS! - We are pleased to announce that we have now confirmed gigs at the Lord Napier in Ilford and the Fatlin and Firkin in Hornchurch. Also, following a successful gig at the Rainham Working Mans Club on 28 December 2007, they have now booked us for three more gigs this year. Check the giglist for more information.

Nov 2007 - SCOTS LOGS! - Last minute gig at The Lord Napier on the 20th Nov. We need as many people to support on a mid week bash. See you there!!

Nov 2007 - DUDES!!!! - Last minute gig at The Bull on the 30th November. Gonna rock the joint!!

Nov 2007 - UNDER ETHER MYSPACE - The Under Ether Essex Band now officially has a MySpace account. Wow!

Aug 2007 - NEW NAME, NEW START - Well as you may see, we have a spanking new band name and a spanking new website to go with it. All of the gigs booked for Reason will now be performed as Under Ether. The plan is that we will still be playing all of the great cover music you all enjoy but the long term plan is that we will be working on loads more new original material. You never know, maybe even an album! See you at the next gig..



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