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Where Meiosis Ends and I Begin... The Best of 20 Years of Meiosis

To celebrate 20 years since the release of Meiosis' debut album in 1999, we have made available this 'best of' album which features recordings from the past 20 years.
Just click this link to go straight there...

A brand new Meiosis album will be released in 2020!

But if you want to catch up...

The album mainly covers the years 2010 - 2019. Meiosis released 3 albums between 1999 and 2002 and th
en released 5 albums between 2011 and 2016. This 'best of' album mainly comprises of tracks from the later albums but also does include some early versions of what you might call "classic Meiosis songs" - not my words!

Videos for some of these songs can be found on YouTube -
the best way to follow Meiosis is to visit this website - and then from there you can link to our social media bits and bobs, see below.

If you want to hear rhe really old stuff... download the album and you will get loads more tracks for FREE! They consist of a few old songs that I recorded for my first 2 albums in 1997 - 2000 (and some songs I left off those first 2 albums), an unreleased 'pop' version of 'Dribs & Drabs', our version of 'Ciao' With Gin Girl &
brand new Meiosis songs from 2018! Plus a few live(ish) recordings from reherasals with a full band.

It's worth a fiver! (or you can download any song for 50p!)

Hear the music, watch the videos and join the Meiosis fans here:



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Blurd are the UK's longest-running and most authentic tribute to Britpop legends Blur. Together since 2006, Blurd has performed as far afield as the Dublin Academy and the Isle of Wight Festival.

The approach is simple; to sound like and look like Blur, and thousands of music lovers, festival-goers, and fans of Blur testify that they do just that!

The band will return to Newcastle on Saturday 16th November for this gig at The Bridge Hotel.

BowieXP will return to The Cluny, Newcastle on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Since we saw them last, the band have been touring extensively throughout the world with their critically acclaimed tour. This gig is a chance to see the band in a more intimate venue playing the hits from thoughout David Bowie's eclectic career and some all time fan favourites.

This 2 hour set is a fantastic voyage through the golden years of Bowie's musical work and will surely sort the Starmen from the Spaceboys.

“Utterly, Utterly Brilliant" - Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Tickets are on sale now via The Cluny or online at:


An irregular series of blogs by Martin 'Meiosis' Thompson to make you think, laugh and cry can be found here.


Check out the brand new podccast on a totally new theme - the Geeks' Guide to Newcastle! Details of all podcasts can be found here.

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omething Funny Happened On My Way To Utopia (self release)

This is Newcastle-based singer/songwriter Martin Thompson’s fourth album, and, as with his previous three, and due to the wonders of home-recording, he has played every note on it. And he remains as idiosyncratic as ever, writing pop songs that come out of the leftfield and addressing topics such as controversial Newcastle councillor T. Dan Smith, and the notion that his music sounds “Bowiesque” (Pull The Ladder Up, Jack – sounding, appropriately enough, like an off-cut from Aladdin Sane).


Songs For 20 Something Year Olds (self release)

Meiosis is actually Newcastle based Martin Thompson, a talented so-and-so who certainly knows his way around a wonky tune with added Scott Walker style flavours. There are touches of Bowie too (from the tuneful playfulness of his Hunky Dory period to the avant-clatter of Low). And you’ve got to love a tune called Roald Dahl which has the refrain: "We miss you… When I die, be dignified.


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