The Tempus Collective are : Kevin Fleming - writing, vocals & keys Stewart Grieve (Solo Greebo) - writing, keys and production The band are a duo hailing from Glasgow/Scotland, consisting of Kevin Fleming (vocals and keys) and Stewart Grieve (Keys, programming and production). The boys first met at school and have been playing together since 1983. They got their first 4-track a few years later and have continued to be bedroom music makers ever since,.. Over the years there have been various musicians who have joined the ranks but it remains a two piece outfit for the moment with guest musicians joining the band for selected projects as they are required. Influenced by the likes of The Blue Nile, David Sylvian, Craig Armstrong, This Mortal Coil, Thomas Feiner and similar melancholic artists, they also draw from the likes of Simple Minds, Hipsway, Gary Numan, We Are All Astronauts for their more up tempo material. The Tempus sound is usually however, a subdued affair that could never be considered mainstream. Although they do experiment into other genres from time to time. "We spend a lot of time on production, we always have, its about making the best of what you have at the time, both in ability and equipment and as the years have gone on, both have improved vastly. We always felt that one good sounding song was worth 10 poor ones ! That's what we strive for, That's where we always channeled our energies and it still is to this day." Using Soundcloud (when it used to be good) as their main platform to showcase their music Tempus have accumulated a decent following and gained a lot of confidence from the warm reception they have received from fellow musicians and music lovers alike. With the demise of the community over at Soundcloud the boys are hoping to find a new home here on drooble to showcase they latest musical exploits.
IT's my hobby and release from the stress of life.
I'm no dreamer, those days are long gone, we just enjoy it for what it is.
"Are Friends Electric" by Gary Numan and "Sound & Vision" by Bowie
Gary Numan, The Blue Nile, David Sylvian, Skinny Puppy, Pink Floyd, NIN, Bears Den, The MOrtal Coil, Sisters Of Mercy, The Cure, The Cult, The The, Japan, Simple Minds, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Niel Young, Johnny Cash,.
no message, make of it what you will.
never do as I hate it.
not sure what you want me to say for this, modern music is pretty terrible, real musicians are hard to find these days.
dont know yet, only just started, so far so good I guess.
not getting heard be the right people that are into our style.
go to gigs all the time. comment and listen a lot to friends bands on Soundcloud, although that is dying now.
I have no idea, but if you find out, please do let me know.
We Are All Astronauts The Tempus Collective The Bathers