The AutistiX have been back together for a few weeks now, energised after the holiday. We are working on several new songs (watch this space) and our choice of songs for this year's Beatles Day in Hastings on 3rd April (it'll be our 5th year playing there!) Songs will be 'All I've Got To Do', 'Gimme Some Truth' , 'You Can't Do That' and our new one is 'What is Life'. The band is putting a new twist on the first three songs performed at previous Beatles Day festivals and the new one for this year is sounding energetic, upbeat, and suits Jim's voice beautifully. We were lucky to be joined tonight by Levi Kaganowich on bass, who smiled all evening, enjoying himself, as he added welcome bass to the songs. We hope he will be able to join us again sometime, between his uni studies.
Greetings all and Happy New Year for 2016. The AutistiX are all refreshed after the long holiday and were delighted to be together last Wednesday at our weekly rehearsal. The band worked on the new songs 'Heaven' and 'Positive' which are both taking shape. We also discussed our songs for this year's Beatles Day gig on 3rd April. It will be our 5th year at the White Rock Theatre. We have chosen our songs - 3 that we have performed previously: 'You Can't Do That', 'All I've Got To Do' and 'Gimme Some Truth' . Our new one for this year is 'What Is Life' by George Harrison. We are really looking forward to the year ahead, creating new songs, playing great gigs and reaching more followers!
Have you seen the great article about The AutistiX by Shawn Hammond from Premier Guitar yet? We hope you like it! You can read it here: http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23522-the-autistix-butterflies-demons
We wish all of our followers a happy holiday period over the Xmas holidays and wishing you all a happy, healthy, music filled year for 2016 (including The AutistiX music of course!)
Here is the Xmas tree of a fan in Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain topped by our The AutistiX badge!!! Thanks Mitxi Rotaeche for the honour!
See the programme made by Matthias Gonser from Galileo TV in Germany, about The AutistiX! It was televised in Germany last week!
Matthias Gonser from Galileo TV on Prosieben 7 came to spend time with The AutistiX in London last month to make a documentary about us for German TV. It was televised last week and we had a great reaction from viewers in Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein and Switzerland! You can watch the show here: http://www.galileo.tv/life/the-autistix-eine-rockband-mit-einer-unglaublichen-geschichte/. Let us know how you like it (hope you can understand the German commentary though our band dialogue was all in English, of course!)
The AutistiX are working on new songs! Heaven is nearly finished but the band has also started another new song called 'Positive'. We are focussing on new music until the new year so watch this space!
The AutistiX next gig is at Pentagram, the renowned Designer/Branding Company on Thursday 26th November at 6.30pm.
The AutistiX are playing at London Southbank University's Student Union for the Psychology Society on Wednesday 18th November.
The AutistiX are looking forward to performing to help relaunch the Psychology Society at the London South Bank University's Student Union. We are playing a really long (one hour) set so will have a chance to play our old favourites plus new songs and a few covers so there will be something for everyone ! We are delighted to be invited back after our gig there last year. So LSBU students make sure you come along and bring fellow students and all of the staff too! No one is too old to rock and roll!
The AutistiX enjoyed taking a break from writing to new songs to perform in the Oxjam Festival . First, the film makers filmed Saul in his music session with his specialist music instructor Gary Day from Garden of Music, then dashed over to Jack's to spend some time, then to collect Luke to come over to load up our gear for the evening's gig and to see our young musicians Jack and Luke were interviewed live on LBC radio asked about their experience of having autism. As soon as they finished we loaded up our gear to depart for SE London to New Cross to perform our gig. We played our latest song 'My Future Life' and some other of our long established songs. The film makers came along too to record us for the programme they are making about The AutistiX to televise in Germany later this year.
The AutistiX being filmed in rehearsal and at the Oxjam gig for a programme about The AutistiX on Galileo TV in Germany
The AutistiX are performing at the Amersham Arms, New Cross, as part of the Oxjam Festival on Thursday 22nd October. We were invited by our friends, fellow band Vita and The Vicious!
Another exciting piece of news is that Matthias Gonser from Galileo TV, part of Pro7 TV in Munich is coming to film our rehearsal on Wednesday and our gig on Thursday for a piece about The AutistiX.
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Come over to collect your free drink voucher!