The Eyes Have It

We’re delighted to have been invited back for the second “The Eyes Have It” festival in the Eye Valley in Derbyshire this July. I think we’d agree that our Sunday afternoon slot at last years EHI festival was one of the highlights of the year for us. A lovely, friendly, well-run, family-friendly little festival in a picturesque location and with a real emphasis on great live bands, great food and a nice little selection of real ales.

This year we’re especially excited to be playing on the Saturday and it looks as though we’re in some great company (see the “Gigs” page). Click here to book your tickets or find out more about the festival.

Watch and Listen

Occasionally, the Telsenites pop out to “open mic” nights at local live music venues to hone their stagecraft whilst also grabbing the opportunity to perform in front of some new faces. Earlier this month, Telsen made one such expedition to the brilliant Feathers venue in Lichfield where we were met with a very warm welcome despite being the only act that evening playing original music. We had a great evening and managed to film 4 of the 5 songs we performed. You’ll find these on our “Music” page.

March Ahead

In the last couple of weeks, Telsen have played their first two gigs since losing Richard (drums) and Phil (keys) and recruiting Dave (drums). We’ve showcased a couple of brand new (and arguably still works-in-progress) songs – “Pull me out” and “Give me more” . Both seemed to go down really well and are real “stadium anthems”. In fact, we’ve had marvellous feedback from both gigs so we’re all set to take the band onward and upward in this coming year.

We headlined at the excellent Route 44 in Acocks Green, Birmingham again on 27th February with a hastily-elongated set (there was one less act on the bill than planned) and then again at a “thank you for the support” free-to-enter gig at Asylum 2 in Hockley (at Madhouse Studios) on 5th March organised by our very own singist Abi. Great acts on both bills made for cracking nights of live music.

We are mightily grateful to our good mate Colin Dabbs for coming along and photographing our first gig with the new line-up at Route 44. We’ll post some more images over the coming weeks but here’s a couple to start with…

Point a camera at Abi, even mid-gig and this happens... Image by Colin Dabbs

Point a camera at Abi, even mid-gig and this happens…
Image by Colin Dabbs



“Gone Too Soon”

Welcome to the brand sparkly new website of the luscious Brum-based beatsters, Telsen. Things change fast here at Telsen Towers, so fast in fact that two of the band members pictured in our initial header image are no longer with the band, but when stuff happens you’ll see it here, and on our Facebook page first.

New photos will be added soon but in the meantime, Telsen would like to wish Richard (drummer and founder member) and Phil (keyboard wizard) all the very best in their new musical ventures.