Teignmouth Post 2009-10-07 – Seaside Rock

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A 16-page glossy section in Teignmouth Post, concerning the 'A Seaside Rendezvous' concerts. This was published between said concerts and the 7th of October.[1] The transcription is not yet complete.

Seaside Rock


FOR a few crazy, almost surreal days, Teignmouth seemed to be the centre of the music universe. The local boys who really, really made good came back to play their home town for the first time since becoming famous, and the place went berserk in the nicest possible way. And for millions of young fans, the traditional old bucket and spade resort suddenly became 'cool'. Muse brought a whole new meaning to 'seaside rock', as their two seafront gigs caught the imagination of residents, along with the national and international media. There was a frenzy of all things Muse before, during and after the unique two concerts on the Den. Radio 1 led the charge with constant hype in the days leading up to the shows. It broadcast live from the town, raved about the gigs afterwards, and all day Monday plugged the unprecedented five hours devoted to 'Teignmouth's finest' from 7pm to midnight. The highlights went out across the globe, along with a stunning TV recording on the BBC red button, which brilliantly captured the performances, complete with the laser lights and stunning shots of the illuminated seafront from [...]

Support bands get that deja vu feeling


MUSE weren't the only local band to take to the stage, as The Quails and Hey Molly - who hail from Teignbridge - were both given support slots. The Quails, based in Teignmouth, have had a great year so far and have already supported the likes of Motorhead at The Bulldog B[?]h and The Kooks at the Eden Project. Just when they thought 2009 couldn't get any better, they get the call to say that they'd be playing to 10,000 people on home turf - The Den on the opening night of the Seaside Rendezvous. "We feel honoured that we were selected for the support slot. Dan, our lead singer, knows Chris from Muse and put our name forward for the gigs, said Max Armstrong, of the Quails. "It was absolutely amazing. Gigs like that don't come around very often. "This summer we've played at some big festivals but this was our biggest gig to date. We've done all the well known venues in the south west and now want to get on the bill at festivals like Reading and Glastonbury." The Quails will feature in a documentary airing on BBC 3 tonight about Muse. Totnes-based singer C[?] Jarvin also played to the packed capacity audience on Friday. Hey Molly, who are releasing their debut EP Backstreet Bo[?] Lover next month, graced the stage on Saturday night. They were chuffed to support the band again, having previously won a competition to play as the warm up act for Muse at the Eden Project a few years ago. "It was awesome. Personally I wasn't nervous as we were doing something that comes naturally to us," said Jordan West. "It wasn't until the end when I looked out to the crowd and thought oh my God! It hit me how many people we were playing to. "It's always hard to work a crowd and to start with there were pockets of people who liked us. By the end we'd got them all on side." Jordan went to both gigs and loved the reaction Muse received. "They are like no other band," he said. "Those three guys are unbelievable. I spend most of my summer on the Den and can't believe they actually pulled of the gigs in their home town. "It was great that they played some of their old music like Cave and mixed it with their new stuff. It's such an amazing standard and there are moments of pure genius." Northern band The Sex also supported the band on Saturday. Radio One backed the gig with Zane Lowe at the helm DJing in between support slots.


  1. nicknack. (2009-10-07). [Muse forum thread]. Official Muse forum. Retrieved 2009-10-10 from board.muse.mu.

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