Nigel Pulsford

 

Couldn’t You Wait?

Nigel Pulsford hasn’t made many (if any) appearances in the public eye since his split with Bush in 2002. In 2013, however, he appeared in a documentary about the band Silkworm. I have known about this documentary since 2009 while it was still in production, but I was unaware that it finally came out last year. So, I’m a little sad that it’s taken me almost a year and a half to see.

The reason Nigel is in this movie is because during his Bush days he had to miss a number of shows on The Science of Thing tour. In his place Andy Cohen of Silkworm performed. In the movie Nigel share his thoughts and Andy gives his take on the situation. Even Steve Albini speaks on how things all came about.

Back in 2009, I was contacted to help track down some live footage of a Bush show that featured Andy. This wasn’t easy considering he was at less than 10 shows and not every show gets filmed. After almost 2 years, success. The footage made it into the movie and I even managed to get a shout out in the credits under special thanks.

Download the movie now: Couldn’t You Wait?.

Everything old is new again

Nigel Pulsford has resurfaced and is making some new music… from some old music, for someone (not sure for who). Nigel’s work will be released an EP on June 24th entitled “Ski Patrol In Dub”. It’s a remix of the single “Cut” that was released in 1981 by a band called Ski Patrol (not to be confused with Snow Patrol). Former Ski Patrol band member Ian Lowery was also a founding member of the band King Blank with Nigel.

Take a listen now to “Ski Patrol in Dub”

A Double Happy Birthday

First off, a Very Happy Birthday to Sacha Puttnam. This is a tad belated, but hope it was wonderful! Miss seeing you on the road. It’s been over a decade.

Secondly, to Mr. Nigel Pulsford.. early Birthday Cheers! Have a Happy Happy Birthday! Thank you for having been a part of the Bush world! You are missed.

Laura

It’s Nigel’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday to former Bush guitarist Nigel Pulsford! Big hug and loads of birthday wishes coming true!

Nigel’s Latest Project

Recently I heard from Nigel Pulsford (one of the original and founding members of Bush). Over the years, since Nigel’s departure from Bush, he has spent his time producing other artist in the UK. His latest project is with Dave Giles, who’s 26 and hails form Essex. Check out his latest single ‘I am what I am’.. especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan.

http://www.davejgiles.com

Happy Birthday!

Just wanted to take a moment to send out belated birthday wishes to both Sacha Puttnam and Nigel Pulsford!

Documentary

I wish I could tell you someone has decided to do a documentary on Bush, but they’re not. Almost two years ago I was approached by someone doing a documentary about another band called Silkworm. They were trying to track down footage of one of the ex-members, Andy Cohen, playing with Bush.

“Nigel Pulsford appears in our film. As you might know, Andy Cohen, the guitar player for Silkworm, filled in for Nigel for six shows with Bush in September of 1999.”

Well, I knew Nigel was out for a week while his wife was giving birth and someone had filled in him. I just never really knew who that was.

Accompanying this request was the list of 6 shows that Andy played. All I could think was ‘needle in a haystack’. One – what are the chances that someone recorded one of those 6 shows? Two – what are the odd of me finding a copy?

Long story short… the bootleg list on my site confirmed someone recorded the last show Andy played… and I was able to track down a girl who had a copy. For the next year I tried, as well as the guy making the film, to get this girl to make a copy and help out. She was NOT willing to help either of us. Sounds like her Bush Army membership has expired! So that was the end of that.

I had not heard anything in about 8 months when I was contacted again by the filmmaker. He sounded disappointed and defeated that we were not able to come up with anything especially since we were so close. He was willing to settle for live audio of the crowd cheering at any Bush show. This I could do.

I had an idea (I always have an idea), I remember that way back when I was asking around that Abe (another die hard Bush fan) had offered me audio of the same show I was trying to get on video. So I got with Abe, he dug through his stuff, found the audio copy and to my amazement he found a video copy too!

So thanks to Abe the filmmaker finally received what he was looking for! The documentary is still being worked on, but I will post more information once it is released. And that folks… is how you spread the Bush love. :)

Birthday Wishes to Nigel

Big Happy Birthday to Nigel! Today’s his B-day, for a few more hours anyhow.