Music video by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark performing Electricity. (P) 1980 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity

Music video by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark performing Electricity. (P) 1980 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1980)
Andy spoke to Spencer Vignes about how trains and railways have shaped popular music in the last few decades for the book The Train Kept A-Rollin'

The book is out now as a paperback or on Kindle and contains many of Andy's thoughts.

“The first time I ever went to the Science Museum was as a 10-year-old. I saw the blue Deltic diesel… and that was it. A personal love affair of mine started.”...
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Train Kept a Rollin': How the Train Song Changed the Face of Popular Music
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend Melissa Renee VanSlyke "Missy" who passed away Saturday 25th Feb.

A great friend to OMD and our whole community, she touched
deeply all who met her.
We will be performing at the 80's Weekend at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on 29th July this year. It will be a full band show.

Tickets are avaiable at the below link.

80’s Weekend #4 | Microsoft Theater
We will be headlining Flashpoint Festival in Leicestershire on 16th July. Tickets are available now.

We've been featured on an Apple Music playlist of artists who were influenced by David Bowie. A great collection of songs!

David Bowie's Influence on New Wave by Apple Music Alternative on Apple Music
I am supporting local Liverpool music promoter and legend Phil Hayes with his project the Good Samaritans to raise money and awareness to help remove the stigma and discrimination that many people with mental health issues can suffer.


Phil Hayes and Andy McCluskey
We are big supporters of Electronic Sound Magazine - it is one of the best sources of journalism around the electronic music community. They are currently crowdfunding to raise investment for the magazine and are offering equity to readers in return.

You can contribute to their crowdfunding campaign here: [ Link ]

Invest | Electronic Sound
Andy was a panellist on last night's brand new episode of Pop Quiz. Watch again on iPlayer

Pop Quiz: The Comeback, Episode 1
Pop Quiz will air tonight on BBC Four at 9.30pm.

Andy hopes that none of you will watch him display a total lack of knowledge on 80's pop music!
As we approach the end of another year we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their wonderful ongoing support. The Dazzle Ships/Architecture and Morality concerts were really special and perhaps we can look to do this sort of concert again in the not too distant future. Also, it was such fun to join Barenaked Ladies and Howard Jones on the longest US tour that we have done for...
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Following the success of the Seventh Wave Electronic Music Convention which Andy spoke at last month, the organisers are running a second event in 2017.

Andy's speech from the first event can be read here: [ Link ]
Andy will be a guest on a brand new episode of Pop Quiz which returns to TV this Christmas.

The show is aired on Wednesday 28th December at 9.30pm on BBC Four.

BBC - Pop Quiz returns packed full of 80s stars - Media Centre
Andy has created a brand new remix of ABC Auto-Industry for The Serving Library's Winter Benefit Gala which will take place in Liverpool on Thursday 15th December. The music will be presented with semaphore flags.

Tickets to the Gala are £25 including food and drink. The capacity at The Serving Library is limited and they are almost fully booked, so please RSVP ASAP to...
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The Serving Library
Tonight Andy and Paul provided the entertainment at the Great Ormond St Hospital charity ball. A great event for a great cause.
A little snippet of Joan of Arc from the Sinners Day event at the weekend shot by Sean Vincent at the mixing desk. Thanks to everyone who came - it was a great show.
Second festival announcement of the day - we will be headlining Let's Rock The Moor Official on 20th May next year.

More information and tickets are available from [ Link ]
Looking forward to headlining the Saturday night of Wychwood Festival in 2017.

Tickets available here:

And for more information on the festival, please click here: