VIENNA CYCLE Happy new year to one and all. Seasons greetings!

Vienna Cycle is Russ Bray & Steve Taylor.

Dear enemies and friends, We've been dragging this forlorn but infinitely noisy musical horse-and-cart around for three years now.

In late Summer 2006, two of us (Russ and former bandmate and co-founder Luke) began working together on songs with a view to starting a full band. Since there were only two of us we built up a performable set quite quickly - people started offering us gigs and, since we were keen to get out and play, we took them. We played about four shows under the prosaic moniker of: Russ Bray and Luke Bond, with bassist friend Steve Taylor before realising that we needed a 'proper' band name. After little or no forethought we settled for the un-evocative and wholly meaningless: Memo, a name under which we performed for a couple of years at pubs, clubs and festivals, won an Artsbase award and released a self produced demo Ep before finally settling on the name Vienna Cycle in April 09.

All too aware of our unwillingness to compromise our naïve and inarticulate vision for the band, we found it difficult to find the 'right' people, almost giving up several times and opting for electronic backing (drum machines don't argue). We are looking for a suitable drummer however, as well as string players...

At present we hide hermit-like in our converted basement room studio, working on a collection of recordings with a view to expand the band (musicians looking for projects? Get in touch!) and return to performing live, electric or acoustic.

Between us, we have been performing in bands for many years, having featured in various bands, including; Numb, Mad Hatter, Zenn, Plastercast, Memo (together) & now, Vienna Cycle. We are currently on somewhat of a hiatus while Russ awaits the arrival of his son in January '10 and are now putting the feelers out to find a varied pool of musicians to work with in the new year as part of our next musical incarnation...

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Vienna Cycle lend a new track to / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-12-04T00:00:00Z">Fri 04 Dec 2009</span>Vienna Cycle lend a new track to / Fri 04 Dec 2009

We've lent a creative hand to the editor of by letting them use one of our new tracks recently recorded by ourselves in our little basement studio in Torquay. The track is called 'Tock Tick (Tock)' and ...

Vienna Cycle is Russ Bray &amp; Steve Taylor...goodbye Mr Bond / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-11-25T00:00:00Z">Wed 25 Nov 2009</span>Vienna Cycle is Russ Bray & Steve Taylor...goodbye Mr Bond / Wed 25 Nov 2009

Regretfully, though entirely understandably, Luke Bond has decided to leave the band. Our musical partnership has come to an end after more than 3 years. Together, we travelled from Russ Bray & Luke Bond to Vienna Cycle...

Still working away... / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-11-22T00:00:00Z">Sun 22 Nov 2009</span>Still working away... / Sun 22 Nov 2009

The recording is going well, it's been great being back together and getting on with it. We've been playing with some demos of 'Head On Sticks', 'Tock Tick (Tock)', 'Call & Response' and 'Come Near These Deaf Ears And Ma...

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Open audition for drummers... / <span >Tue 07 Jul 2009</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2010-07-07T00:00:00Z">Wed 07 Jul 2010</span> <span>(1 year)</span>Open audition for drummers... / Tue 07 Jul 2009 to Wed 07 Jul 2010 (1 year)

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Memo live at The Entertainer, Paignton **!!!CANCELLED!!!** / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-04-17T00:00:00Z">Fri 17 Apr 2009</span>Memo live at The Entertainer, Paignton **!!!CANCELLED!!!** / Fri 17 Apr 2009

We are currently seeking a drummer and we will not be performing without one again. Details to follow

Memo Live, and for the last in in its current format / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-01-23T00:00:00Z">Fri 23 Jan 2009</span>Memo Live, and for the last in in its current format / Fri 23 Jan 2009

With King Rat And The Desperados, we'll be performing an acoustic set at The Jolly Sailor, Friday Jan 23rd. This will be our final gig as Memo of old, hopefully! Set time 10pm approx

My Opportunities

Musicians wanted for original band based in Torbay... / Thu 27 Dec 2012

Seasons greetings, I'm putting the feelers out for my next musical project. I'm interested to know of any musicians, of any kind, that are interested in forming an original band. I'm keen to hear from any pianists/keybo...

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The Escapades of King Richards & the Sinister Minister

'The Escapades of King Richards & the Sinister Minister' online at last, our debut as Vienna Cycle... Well, we've finished the track at long last, recorded by ourselves in our little hideaway recently. We hope to follow...

'Sleepless Surrender' - VIENNA CYCLE

The song: It's called 'Sleepless Surrender' and it was written in a cave at Meadfoot Beach in Torquay and it was recorded in a living room, also in Torquay. The song is about, if anything at all, the connections between ...