In the late 1980's Larry Evilelf met up with European talent brokers Euramerican Link in the persona of Msr.Phillipe Beau who introduced him to Celia Hemken and her current band GG Goose. Larry pushed the act on label head Peter Yarmouth. Hemken and her band from the Finsbury Park section of London won Peter over. Yarmouth suggested they change the band name. In 1990 Black & Blue released its first international act Blue Nouveaux. In 1992 Celia came to the US to support the release with an all American band. Celia ended up settling in LA and is process of releasing a new CD with the American version of Blue Nouveaux in 2008. While this debut album has a significantly different sound than the current outfit Hemken's artistic approach remains as the artistic driver.
Before I signed with Black and Blue records I had played classical flute with the Richard Hickox orchestra, recorded a John Peel session for UK Radio One and co-founded a theatre company. I'd busked (American transl: playing street music) round Europe playing flute as a Harlequin and had followed a Polish Circus with an Anglo/American punk-folk band. Back in England I appeared on Tyne Tees Television and at the London Hippodrome with a duo. I had made a music video based on the Twenties silent movie actress Louise Brooks and was a guerilla filmmaker with my first short, Dog Leap, throwing dummies off the 84 feet Newcastle Bridge. I'd done all this, but I hadn't yet achieved a main ambition – to go to America.
TRACKS 1. Quiet City 2. Lonely Like An Office Block 3. The Wrong Door 4. Love In A Fire Station (Part one) 5. Angel Eyes 6. Lullaby of Treachery 7. Obscurity 8. Love In A Fire Station (Part Two) 9. Spidergirl 10. Glass Heart (Theme From The Movie Beetlejism) 11. Darkness In Me