about

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One of the founding members of the band which became Nature of Wires in 1986, Gary Watts is probably just as well known for his remixes for and collaborations with other artists (almost 100) as he is for his work with NoW.

Nature of Wires regularly played in the UK between 1986 and 1994, during which time Gary wrote a number of songs with fellow founding member and best mate Andrew Stirling-Brown.  After a 20 year hiatus, and inspired by the music of Deviant UK (for whom Gary has performed) and Cyferdyne, Gary started writing music again.  In 2015 Gary teamed up with California's CountessM and together they released the Cyber Rendezvous album on Manchester's AnalogueTrash label in 2016.  In November 2018 Lady bNOW returned to Nature of Wires (having previously been with us from 1992 to 1994) and very quickly she and Gary developed a strong writing partnership, releasing the Reborn EP on Germany's Echozone label just a few months later.  Gary was also reworking songs from the 80s/90s during this time and in August 2019 the Modus Album was released on AnalogueTrash, with Andrew back on vocal duties.

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Lady bNOW is a UK based singer/songwriter & live performer working in various genres.  She is well known in the Electro scene for her recording and live work with Nature of Wires.  Lady bNOW's songs, co-written with Gary, have gained top ten positions in the German Alternative and Electronic Web charts.  Regularly played on BBC introducing, she continues to work with NoW on future releases.
 

As a phenomenal solo artist, known as Sarah B, she predominantly works in the deephouse / vocalhouse / house genre, with a number of global artists, including US deephouse producer Ples Jones and Cyprus-based dance producer Darren Studholme. Sarah recently signed 2 licensing deals on tracks with the dance label Miniatures Records, which is part of the Phunk Investigation family in Italy famed for working with George Michael, Boy George, Jim Kerr etc........


Sarah B will be releasing her soulful house tracks 'Pieces/Me You Her' with Darren Studholme on NYC label Veksler Records in 2021!

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Andrew Stirling-Brown is the other founding member of the band which became Nature of Wires, after Gary asked him if he wanted to form a band (to which Andrew initially replied No).  Andrew was always very good at poetry at school and was a member of the school choir, so he seemed an obvious choice.

Andrew shares vocal duties (although not necessarily at the same gigs) as Lady bNOW and wrote all the lyrics for the songs on the Modus album and many more, some of which are yet to be realised.


During NoW's 20 year hiatus, Andrew continued to sing all over the UK for various club & tribute bands.  His influences are very different to Gary's, which makes for an interesting and unique combination of songwriting skills.

When not writing & singing Andrew makes reproduction medieval armour and is a keen  (and quite successful) author.

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A long-time friend of Gary & Andrew, Tim Powell-Tuck made his first appearance for NoW at the 2016 Beat:Cancer event in Manchester.  Tim's introduction as live electronic drummer added an extra layer of punch to an already muscular sound.  Tim has been drumming since the 80's, most notably for Famous Names and it was at one of their band practices that Gary first met Tim.

Along with Gary & Sarah, Tim played at NoW's first German shows, in Berlin & Leipzig, in the autumn of 2019.

As well as for being an excellent drummer, Tim's infectious humour and quick wit makes him a very valuable member of the Nature of Wires team.

When not drumming Tim works in a chocolate factory.  There are worse jobs in the World!

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