The Temperance Movement (band)

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The Temperance Movement
OriginBishopbriggs, Scotland
Genres Blues rock, hard rock, Southern rock
Years active2011–present
Labels Earache Records ex-US/Canada, Concord Music Group US/Canada
Associated acts Deep Purple, Jamiroquai, thenewno2, Rooster, Ben's Brother, Feeder, Ray Davies, The Waterboys
Website Official website
MembersPhil Campbell
Paul Sayer
Nick Fyffe
Matt White
Simon Lea
Past membersLuke Potashnick
Damon Wilson

The Temperance Movement are a British blues rock band formed in 2011 by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell and guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer. The rhythm section consists of bassist Nick Fyffe and the Australian-born drummer Damon Wilson. [1] [2] The band released their Pride EP in 2012, and their eponymous debut studio album was released on 16 September 2013. [3] Collectively the band have a rich history of experience, having previously played with Rooster, Ben’s Brother, Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, The Waterboys and Feeder.

Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is mostly an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, often with Hammond organ. From its beginnings in the early- to mid-1960s, blues rock has gone through several stylistic shifts and along the way it inspired and influenced hard rock, Southern rock, and early heavy metal. Blues rock continues to be an influence in the 2010s, with performances and recordings by popular artists.

Glasgow City and council area in Scotland

Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow City Council. Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow is also known for the Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect of the Scots language that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city.

Nick Fyffe is an English bassist, known for being an ex-bassist of English funk group Jamiroquai. He replaced Stuart Zender in 1999 with the release of the album Synkronized. He was in the process of applying to a Jamiroquai tribute band, when he got the offer to join Jamiroquai. Fyffe recorded and toured with the band until his departure in 2003.



The Temperance Movement's first release was their Pride EP, which came out on 10 September 2012, and featured five tracks: "Ain't No Telling", "Only Friend", "Pride", "Be Lucky" and "Lovers & Fighters". [4] The following week, the band appeared at the 2012 edition of the Sunflower Jam SuperJam at the Royal Albert Hall, [5] where, as the opening act, they played the first two tracks from their EP. [6] The band also played at Futurerock at the 100 Club (Oxford Street, London) on 9 November 2012, [7] and they embarked on a UK tour from late April to early May 2013. [8] The band's debut studio album, The Temperance Movement , was released on 16 September 2013 on Earache Records. The album features the five tracks from the Pride EP alongside seven new songs, with an extra two songs included with purchases from the iTunes store ("Mother's Eyes" and "Already Know"). [3]

The Sunflower Jam is a British charity registered in England and Wales (1138401) since 2010, founded by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer, Ian Paice. Other high-profile supporters are the actor Jeremy Irons, ex-Jamiroquai bassist Nick Fyffe, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, Queen guitarist Brian May, and Charles, Prince of Wales.

Royal Albert Hall concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, and is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings. The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation, and receives no public or government funding. It can seat 5,267.

100 Club music venue in London

The 100 Club is a music venue located at 100 Oxford Street, London, England, which has been hosting live music since 24 October 1942. It was originally called the Feldman Swing Club, but changed its name when the father of the current owner took over in 1964.

On 10 June 2014, the Temperance Movement was invited as the guest band before the Rolling Stones' concert given in Berlin (Waldbühne), Düsseldorf (Esprit Arena) on 19 June, as well as in Vienna (Ernst Happel Stadion) on 16 June.

Most recently in 2015 the band toured with Blackberry Smoke in the United States on the Holding All the Roses Tour. On 14 January 2015, it was announced by Planet Rock Radio that The Temperance Movement would be appearing at Planet Rockstock this June in Marrakech. [9] On 26 September 2015, Luke Potashnick left the band to fully dedicate himself to a career as a songwriter/producer. A long time friend of the band, Matt White, joined as the replacement as the band finished work on their second album. On 15 January 2016 the band released White Bear . [10] Produced by Sam Miller, the album was preceded by lead single "Three Bulleits" and reached #18 in the UK albums chart.

White Bear is the second studio album by British rock band the Temperance Movement. The album was produced in 2015 and released on 15 January 2016.

On 30 November 2016 it was announced that Damon Wilson had amicably left the band to spend more time with his wife and family. [11]

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The Temperance Movement (band)


Studio albums

<i>The Temperance Movement</i> (album) 2013 studio album by The Temperance Movement

The Temperance Movement is the debut studio album by British rock band The Temperance Movement. The album, which was released on 16 September 2013, was recorded in the space of just four days at the Fish Factory, Willesden, North West London. The album is available on three formats: CD, cassette and vinyl. The standard edition vinyl is black, while there are limited edition white, blue and clear LPs. It was also made available to download via iTunes.


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