Still, it rattles along and is by turns amusing and heartstopping. When did you decide to pick up the instrument you eventually played in the band? Paul Davey — My earliest musical memories are from the Sixties — a rich musical period with great bands and memorable songs. I was, as it as it turns out 10 years ahead of my time with the whole Essex thing! In 2008 the band reformed to enter an Absolute radio competition. Who were your first musical influences? Long before Spotify and YouTube there was an ambitious young band called Daniel Takes A Train. For instance, I used to play a 1966 Burns Sonic guitar through an old British valve amp.
Daniel, along with his trusted friend Gyuri Angeli Sándor Zsótér -- a marked man for his participation in the uprising -- set off by train to the Austrian border and encounter a host of obstacles along the way. I was lucky that my music teacher was an ex-pro sax player and he got me into playing the saxophone in my early teens. Now the band has a proper legacy. Originally released in 1983 as motion picture. I went along to a rehearsal and was immediately struck by the strength of the material: strong melodic lines and lyrics, and a good rhythmic feel — all elements that, personally, help inspire me to come up with the musical lines, fills and solos that I hope complement the music and add an extra dimension. James Hannington applied to the advert and was duly signed up. .
If you like your 1980s music sounding like Lloyd Cole, The Smiths, Orange Juice and Sade then be sure to catch the Train! At school in south east London I played trumpet but as a teenage rebel I bought an electric guitar in a junk shop and learnt to play chords from the Buzzcocks and Jam songbooks. A young soldier György Angeli who also took a part in the revolution, takes a train to Vienna together with his friend Dániel Szerencsés. What was it about the music that you liked? Virgin Radio ran a competition called One Last Dream to reunite your old band from yesteryear. Sadly we lost the final vote to a Rock band by 6% of the vote! The film takes us through the nation's political, economical change and Daniel's emotional developement. How did you all meet each other in the band? People leave the country in large numbers for fear of revenge.
But apart from the buddy relationship of the two fugitives, characterisation is thin, and there's almost too much plot incident to keep it on the rails. Their final appearance together was a trip to Canvey Island funfair for their long-awaited promo video. The revolution is put down by the Soviet army. At one stage we had two drummers, one of them being Jon Marsh who was later in The Beloved. With the addition of James Hannington drums and Paul Davey saxophone , the newly-named Daniel Takes A Train swapped floral shirts for polo-necked jumpers and developed a slicker, more contemporary sound — one that would be more likely to dent the pop charts of the day. Can you please give some details of how this came to fruition? Written by Trivia originally started working on a script with , which also took place in 1956, but Kornis dropped out of the project. Once we knew the album was going to be released around August time we thought it would be good to get a reunion gig sorted for a Launch Party.
I think we were meant to sound like Adam and the Ants but it was probably a terrible racket! Then there was gate-crashing The Brits in 1987 and having Peter Powell of Radio 1 saying live on air that it was the best part of the evening when this young band blagged their way past security to hand out cassettes to all the industry bigwigs and bands of the day like The Pet Shop Boys, Wet Wet Wet and Meatloaf! The Lewisham Labour club was the last gig a big difference from the glamour of the West end venues they had packed out! A young soldier who took part in the revolution takes a train to Vienna with his friend Daniel who must leave behind the girl he loves. Apart from my Dad, who had a great voice would have to say Morrissey and The Smiths were the biggest influence, those jangly guitars that played around in your head and the colourful and contentious lyrics got me writing songs around unrequited love and vulnerability. So it was time for Dan to get off the train and take the plane to teach the senoritas of Barcelona the merits of the English Language! I accepted the invitation and quickly taught myself to play bass for Illicit Kiss. Were all the songs written by one member or did you jam out the songs? Can you please detail this incredible story? When he brought back the White Album when it came out, it was the first music to really hold my attention; I probably wore that record out through playing it so much. I was impressed by the fact that he had recorded with Tom Robinson, then very much a star, and I like the cheeky geezer synth-pop of Essex Girls; very Depeche Mode! Are you going out on tour to support the release? Aged 17, my new wave band Smallprint played at some weird venues including Feltham Football Club in front of neo Nazi skins! Like every young man he's in love too with a girl, Mariann. As I said it was the likes of Sinatra, Jack Jones, Scott Walker, Mel Torme, Matt Monroe, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dionne Warwick and Nat King Cole.
What was your first steps as a band into the music business like? You can follow the band via their Facebook. After meeting Dan at a party in Clapham in about 1982, we found we had quite a few common interests musically. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. The album can be purchased via the Firestation Records. In the wake of Hungary's failed 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union, Budapest teen Daniel Szerencsés Peter Rudolf attempts to escape to neighboring, democratic Austria, where the family of his girlfriend, Marian Kati Szerb , has already found asylum. Finally, which train service has been your most enjoyable to ride on? My sister and I used to buy lots of records and sing along to them at home. I liked the soulful lyrics and big band sounds, the songs had great melody and strong hooks.
What do you hope those that will listen to the album will get to hear? In 1956 two teenage boys, one an army deserter whose unit turned against the government when the Russians rolled in, the other an apolitical youth called Daniel who aims to follow his girlfriend and her family to the West, take one of the last, overcrowded trains from Budapest to Vienna during the brief period when emigration was allowed. If so who and what happened? We got chatting at the bar talked about forming a band when I heard he played guitar and he found out I wrote lyrics and swapped Home numbers. On visiting my flat in Brixton, he saw I had a bass and asked me to join the band. Radio London played one song 3 nights on the bounce and sadly the band split up just as the interest was hotting up. Were you surprised to be approached to release an album? All words by Matt Mead. A young soldier György Angeli who also took a part in the revolution, takes a train to Vienna together with his friend Dániel Szerencsés.
Did you have any journos etc. Dan and I met at The Marquee Club at a Secret Affair gig! I even played football once with Martin Kemp as I knew the lads from Animal Nightlife and they invited me along to a game! Soon after that I got interested in the British Blues scene of the 1960s, through Eric Clapton, John Mayall and Fleetwood Mac. Other Titles: Daniel takes a train Responsibility: Mafilm, Hunnia Filmstúdió ; screenplay, Zsuzsa Toth ; Sándor Pál, filmje. Finally signed after 30 years! Just incredible and we were surprised but very happy! The conflict between the generations is more than touched on, but the implications - of the ending in particular - might have emerged more clearly had censorship not eliminated the information that Daniel has in fact killed his father. A few years later I met Paul. How retro was that for 1985! Fast forward again to 2018 and we find Firestation records about to release your debut album. Where have the recordings of the band come from? Have you had them in storage for all these years? Can you please tell me some of the first music you remember hearing? If you are not a registered user please send us an email to info filmaffinity.
In 2000 he founded his own film production company, the FilmStreet. Not related to any Media or Corporation. I had written a catchy little ditty called Essex Girls which I had written with Tom Robinson Another story — I had given him my number after a Tom Robinson Band gig and said I had some ideas for a quirky song, and amazingly he got in touch! Dan knew Rupert who he shared a flat with, so we had Bass, Guitar and Vocals. Janice Long and Peter Powell from Radio 1 apparently liked us and a fanzine called Fresh Air did a double page spread! Notes: Based on a story by András Mezei. Fast forward a few years and you were headline news in the Telegraph due to Prince Harry becoming a fan? The big record deal eluded them but they earnt a Sunday newspaper spread for playing a record 25 consecutive gigs on the Circle Line and headlines for blagging their way into the 1987 Brit Awards after party. I was too young to be a proper punk but my first gig was Buzzcocks at the Hammersmith Odeon.
A 24-times award-winning director and producer also holds a the Balazs Bela Prize and an Outstanding Artist title both are the most prestigious Hungarian film awards. The last thing I wanted was to be like Nik Kershaw or Howard Jones, even though this would have been a more successful way to go commercially. How did you all write songs? Cast: Péter Rudolf, Katalin Takács, Mari Törocsik, Dezsö Garas, Ági Margittay, Tamás Major, András Kern, Gyula Bodrogi. I soon discovered Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, The Doors and Soul artists, such as James Brown, Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield; followed quickly by Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop and Little Feat. This resulted in getting an exclusive with The Mail On Sunday with their Guinness Book of records idea of playing 25 gigs in a day, the number of stops on the London Underground Circle Line plus headlining at Busbys at The Astoria in the evening! I got in touch with Dan, who was in touch with Rupert and suggested we go for it as the prize was to open for Eric Clapton at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park in front of 40,000 fans! Description: 1 videocassette 87 min.