The Real Tuesday Weld
The Real Tuesday Weld

Opening Night Gala Band:

The Real Tuesday Weld

Cafe de Paris:

Wednesday 26 September 21:00


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Opening Night Gala - Here Comes The Devil

Here Comes The Devil

Gala Screening 18:00 at Cineworld Haymarket

Followed by Afterparty at Cafe de Paris featuring The Real Tuesday Weld

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About the Band

Eccentric London art pop-art band The Real Tuesday Weld purveyors of their very own "Antique Beat" invite you to their travelling cinematic roadshow.

"Giddily recalls Gainsbourg, Pulp, Cole Porter, early Disney soundtracks and seedy postwar revue bars" SUNDAY TIMES

"Devilishly Good" FLUX

"Utterly unique, utterly delightful" THE TELEGRAPH

"Wickedly playful charm" Q

The Real Tuesday WeldLong before the current popularity of electro-swing, The Real Tuesday Weld became known for blending the suggestive hiss of ancient shellacs and vintage radio transmissions with samples and glitchy beats in Jazz-Age era influenced songs.

After  six idiosyncratic critically acclaimed albums, a variety of arts projects and award winning collaborations with film-makers they remain cult favourites known mainly outside the mainstream for their videos which have been watched by millions and from many placements in feature films and television shows.

The band have been playing live  in Europe and the US since 2004 and are signed to Crammed Discs in Europe and Six Degrees Records in the US. Their live performances are often accompanied by atmospheric visual projections of commissioned films and animations.

They have recorded many radio sessions in the UK, the US and Europe including BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4, Xfm, Jazz Fm, France Inter, Radio France, Radio Moscow, KCRW, NPR and WNYC.

The Real Tuesday Weld's frontman Stephen CoatesThey were formed in 1999 by London art student Stephen Coates inspired by dreams of 1930s British crooner Al Bowlly and the American actress Tuesday Weld.  Stephen also cites Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone and minimalist electronica as influences.

After a series of low key releases on British, US and Japanese independent labels their first full-length release When Cupid Meets Psyche (2001) was acclaimed as:
"a warm and welcoming arty gypsy knees-up, a psychedelic bossa with the polite reeds of a ‘30s dance band crushed by booming hip-hop bass..." (Q Magazine) and was an album of the week in the Sunday Times. 

It contains the track ‘I Love the Rain” (an early example of the style Stephen dubbed ‘Antique Beat’) recently given widespread US coverage as the soundtrack to an award winning Chevrolet campaign.

The follow up I Lucifer (2003) was a 'soundtrack' to Glen Duncan's book of the same name (and another Times, Independent and Guardian album of the week) spawning the international award winning and much imitated track  and animation 'Bathtime in Clerkenwell'

The US only album "The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid'”(2005) described by New York Times as "oddball electronica-goes-Tin Pan Alley" and "a hit of aural Ecstasy with a champagne chaser" was another highly individual mix of classic and modern sounds reprising older songs to "tell the story of a love affair from before its beginning to beyond its end".
In 2006 the band composed and performed their alternative soundtrack for Hans Richter’s 1948 surrealist classic ‘Dreams That Money Can Buy’ at London’s National Film Theatre.  The following year they were commissioned by the British Film Institute to record the score for the release of the film on DVD  followed by spectacular performances in the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern and film festivals in the UK, Europe and Russia with Brazilian electronic chanteuse Cibelle.

2007 saw the release of 'The London Book of the Dead' another Sunday Times and The Independent album of the week containing the song “Last Words” which formed the basis of the original score to US indie hit feature “Nick and Norah’s infinite Playlist”

Several new films and animations made to accompany the album were premiered at the British Film Institute with “Cloud Cuckooland” and “Kix” gaining star features on YouTube.

In 2008 the band premiered “Propaganda from the State of Love” a live installation commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum continuing their association with the British art establishment and followed by live dates across Europe and the US.   

2009’s “Live at the End of the World” was a limited-edition mini-concept live album set on the eve of the apocalypse in an imaginary London club and provided two songs for HBO series ‘Bored to Death”

In 2010 Stephen scored two US independent features: “Bomber” and “Meeting Spencer” as  a development of the band’s ongoing composition work with various film-makers. In the same year he produced the first solo album for Marcella Puppini of the Puppini Sisters and began work with her on the forthcoming musical about  Soho Porn and property baron Paul Raymond “King Soho”

2011 saw the release of Rockstar Games blockbuster period game ‘LA Noire’ for which The band were commissioned to write and produce the jazz-era styled songs sung by the main character Elsa featuring the voice of Claudia Brucken of Propaganda.

The album “Songs for the Last Werewolf” – another soundtrack for Glen Duncan’s latest novel ‘The Last Werewolf’ (Canongate / Knopf)  was released in summer 2011 and gained Independent, The Times and NPR album of the weeks.  Book and alum are currently in development as a stage musical.

The band are currently writing for new album and film projects and  2012 saw the first Lazarus and the Plane Crash album ‘Horseplay’ produced and written by Stephen with Joe Coles of UK cult favorites The Guillotines was released on UK label Antique Beat.
The Real Tuesday Weld songs and compositions have featured in many commercials, films and TV shows including spots for Ariel, Kellogs, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, J7, Lucozade, Gerber, Prudential, Hewlett Packard, Yell, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Nip and Tuck, Shameless, Bored to Death, Weeds, the Jay Leno show, One Tree Hill.

The band are:
Stephen Coates - Vocals, sampler, keyboards
Jacques Van Rhijn – Clarinet
Clive Painter – Guitar
Don Brosnan  - Bass
Matt Snowden - Drums

Labels and Management

Randy Mil
US Management: Randy Miller

PRESS for ‘The Real Tuesday Weld’

"beautiful...giddily recalls Gainsbourg, Pulp, Cole Porter, early Disney soundtracks and seedy postwar revue bars"  (Album of the Week, Sunday Times)
"such genuine's like a punch in the solar plexus 
(***** Album of the Week, Andy Gill, THE INDEPENDENT)

"'It's a Wonderful Life' almost cockleroasts as evocatively as the film. It's that good."
(**** Kevin Harley, THE INDEPENDENT)
"Utterly unique, utterly delightful" (TELEGRAPH)
"a fine addition to their oeuvre" (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
"a celebratory occasion, a boxful of immaculately drawn soft-centred pop confections. These heart-pricking songs speak to us all." (WORD)
"this rich and strange album is surely one of the week's most intriguing offerings."

INDEPENDENT, ARTS ''not the same as anything else you've  ever heard before...
recommended' [4/5]

Q  'From the Lemon Jelly-wobble of Bathtime in Clerkenwell to the louche Jarvis Cockerisms of The Eternal Seduction of Eve, the results are blessed with a wickedly playful charm.’

FLUX  'Devilishly Good.’

TIME OUT  'Utterly decadent and darkly humorous 'I Lucifer' is a beautiful album'

METRO  'Original and engaging’  [4/5]

UNCUT 'Meticulously arranged, touching, intimate, and with mesmerizing melodies.
Superbly atmospheric.



In The Spotlight
Other Events at Raindance Film Festival 2012

Raindance JuryTalks, Screenings, Workshops and more.


The Real Tuesday Weld
Errors of the Human Body
VICE presents The British Wrestler + Carribean Fashion Week
VICE presents The 4th Dimension
International Film Financing panel
Raindance Master Degree Screening
Bill Martell - Screenwriting Workshops
Documentary Case Study - Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
NYman with a Movie Camera – a film by Michael Nyman
Anatomy of a Reel: Underwater Realm
Production Design Workshop
Prime Cuts
Networking Event - Boozin 'n Schmoozin
Live! Ammunition! Pitching Event
The Reel - Content is King Panel
Collabor8te & Raindance 48-hour Film Challenge
Awards Ceremony
Bar 25
At Night I Fly
Josh Golding - Maverick Screenwriting
Death By Camera
David Reynolds Workshop
The Internet Filmmaker
Music Videos