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Dan Black

Watch the official video for "Hearts", Dan Black’s new single taken from his second solo album. The song features Kelis. The video was created by Chic & Artistic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-xQMZJ_NBc
http://vimeo.com/66798838
Also watch the making-of the video.
http://www.youtube.com/user/DanBlackVideos


Trevor Sharpe

Trevor has been playing for a band called 'Deadcuts'. You can see him playing with them here: http://vimeo.com/57926128
In February 2013 they did a gig in Paris supporting Peter Doherty. Trevor invites you to check this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7N1RMwo9BM for some on-stage fooling around with Pete.


Dan Black

On December 3rd, 2012, Dan played "Pump my Pumps" & "Alone" at Encore! Sessions - Le Baron Chinatown NYC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ073wZN63k


Get-together with Chris, Trev & Matt in London on July 3, 2012


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Dan Black

Dan Black is currently working on his second solo album. To keep up to date with the latest news from Dan, visit:
http://www.dan-black.com
http://www.facebook.com/danblacksound


Trevor Sharpe and Chris Burrows with The Mabuses

Trevor and Chris played with The Mabuses on their live shows.

Find out about The Mabuses:
http://www.themabuses.com/



The French Servant Fan Club

The French Servant Fan Club is a non-profit group, existing to bring Servant fans together, provide them with exclusive info, permit them to share their interest in The Servant, and promote the band throughout France and the rest of the world. It is endorsed by The Servant and the band's management.
The French Servant Fan Club publishes a fanzine containing articles about The Servant in both French and English. This paper publication is mailed to members of the fan club. It contains lots of exclusive info you can’t read anywhere else, loads of quality photos including a double-page centrefold, and contests offering winners the chance to receive signed CDs, rare stuff on DVDs, and much more.
If you're interested in receiving any of the fanzines already published, please e-mail fanclub@theservant.com.fr Thank you.

Dan immersed in Servant fanzine #2, Prime Club, Cologne, February 16, 2006

Issue # 9 (32 color pages) includes:
- Servant Poll results
- Matt, Dan, Chris & Trevor interviews
- illustrated exhautive Servant Gig List
- a double-page photo of The Servant and nearly a hundred more

This fanzine comes with an exclusive live DVD showing the excellent concert The Servant played at
Le Splendid, Lille, France on February 2007.
Issue # 8 (32 color pages) includes:
- the June-October 2007 shows
- the Servant's Management & Road Crew
- the Servant's Fabulous Songs
- Servant Poll
- tabs of Out Of Phase
- lyrics of Jack The Ripper
- a double-page photo of Dan Black and lots of others

Issue # 7 (32 color pages) includes:
- Dan Black's biography
- more May 2007 dates

- wonderful photos
Issue # 6 (32 color pages) includes:
- the January-May 2007 shows
- tabs of Hey Do You Feel Good?
- lyrics of Hucci Cucci Man
- scads of gorgeous photos


+ an EXCLUSIVE Fan Club CD


Issue # 5 (32 color pages) includes:
- the fans' views on the How To Destroy A Relationship album
- the Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec 2006 shows
- lyrics of Song X
- tabs of How To Destroy A Relationship
- and loads of great photos

Issue # 4 (32 color pages) has got:
- Chris Burrows's biography
- interviews with Dan Black and Jim Lowe (producer) about the making of How To Destroy A Relationship
- gig reviews
- lyrics of Bananas
- tabs of Oh No, No, Not Another One
- and, as always, loads of never-seen-before quality photos

Issue # 3 (32 color pages) includes:
- Matt Fisher's biography
- concert reviews
- lyrics of Surveillance Camera (Demo)
- tabs of Get Down
- artwork

- loads of great pictures

+ an EXCLUSIVE Fan Club CD


Issue # 2 (32 color pages) features:
- Trevor Sharpe's biography
- band interviews
- FNAC Bastille signing session
- the October gigs
- lyrics of Winter
- tabs of I Can Walk In Your Mind
- artwork
- dozens of fantastic pictures.
Issue # 1 (32 color pages) includes:
- several band interviews
- concert reviews including The Olympia show
- news
- artwork
- the tabs of Body

- the lyrics of Airliners
- dozens of fantastic pictures.


Chris poring over Servant fanzine #1, FNAC Bastille, Paris, October 1, 2005


How To Destroy A Relationship, The Servant's much-anticipated second album, was released in France, Italy and Switzerland on October 2nd, 2006.

Trois ans après l’éclatant succès du single "Orchestra" et de leur album éponyme, The Servant reviennent avec un deuxième opus chiadé à souhait, riche et grisant. Produit par Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, The Charlatans) et mixé aux prestigieux Town House Studios de Londres, How To Destroy A Relationship épate d’emblée par le soin apporté aux arrangements et à la production. Ses onze titres constituent autant de petites pierres précieuses parfaitement ciselées aux formes et couleurs variées. Car l’autre atout de cet album réside justement dans la diversité de ses compositions. En effet, HTDAR propose une étonnante panoplie de mélodies, atmosphères, jeux de guitares et batterie différents ainsi qu’une palette vocale impressionnante. Le contraste est particulièrement saisissant entre les titres 2 et 3 : l’infernal "Sleep Deprivation" s’ouvre sur les riffs abrasifs d’une Les Paul Gibson joué avec un archet, progresse sur une rythmique harcelante et expire dans une pétarade de batterie et guitares endiablées puis laisse place à un "Hey Lou Reed" apaisant qui transporte dans un monde imaginaire sur un chant aigu d’une douceur enjôleuse, un jeu de guitare posé, une batterie effleurée et des échos oniriques. Inspirés par leur son live développé aux cours de leur nombreuses tournées, The Servant délaissent ici l’électronica des précédents opus pour un son plus tendu et dépouillé où les guitares, tantôt légères, tantôt explosives, toujours lumineuses, sont mises à l’honneur. Confirmant son immense talent de songwriter, Dan Black nous propose des compositions originales, des refrains addictifs ("I Wish I Could Stop Wishing For Things") et des paroles intelligentes inspirées par sa vie londonienne, ses manques et ses obsessions. HTDAR, album varié mais cohérent, s’écoute en boucle sans jamais lasser. Une très belle réussite d’un quatuor qui se démarque des autres groupes indé du moment. Chapeau bas !
Maryse LALOUX
Pour PRESTO! Fan et Webzine Rock du Grand Nord, http://www.presto.presse.fr

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