Posted in music | tour dates on July 31, 2009

Modern English

Yesterday we posted that Modern English were playing a Friday night show at the Studio at Webster Hall in NYC. It seemed unlikely, but there was a flyer, and tickets and everything. Shortly after the post we updated it with "cancelled". The full story from the promoter below...

NOT ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF MODERN ENGLISH PERFORMING


Postby MOD-ENG-UK » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:43 am

The following email has been sent from original members of the band MODERN ENGLISH regarding tomorrows show at Webster Hall. This show is NOT A MODERN ENGLISH SHOW AND DOES NOT FEATURE ANY ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE BAND AS INDICATED ON THE POSTERS AND TICKETS. THE PEOPLE PERFORMING WERE NEVER IN THE BAND WHEN "MELT WITH YOU" WAS WRITTEN AND LEGAL ACTION IS BEING SOUGHT AGAINST THEM. please see email below..

Hi Daniel, I'm writing from London on behalf of Robbie Grey and Mick Conroy: both original members of Modern English. Its just to let you know that legel action is currently being taken out against Ted Mason for his unauthorised usage of the name Modern English. Ted never was an original member of the band and has absolutely no right to use the band name. To date his Modern English myspace has been closed down and a legal case prepared. The advertisments for tomorrows show at Webster Hall shows a picture of the original members on the Webster Hall website and an image of Robbie Grey on the ticket. NO ORIGINAL MEMBERS will be performing at the show. It is therefore misleading to fans of the band expecting to see original members perform Modern English songs as your tickets lead us to believe. fans attanding the show need to be informed my clearly displayed notices explaining that no original members are performing and that the band appearing are NOT MODERN ENGLISH. Failure to do this will lead to action being taken against Flashbackalternatives.com. A representative of the band in New York will be attending the show on our behalf to ensure this is done. Regards Modern English

THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY THIS:
Re: NOT ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF MODERN ENGLISH PERFORMING

Postby djed » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:25 am
In light of the post above (and other e-mails), Modern English will NOT be playing at the Flashback Alternatives 10 Year Anniversary Party tomorrow night.

I am highly embarrassed by this and was not aware of the illegal use of the Modern English name.

Flashback Alternatives takes this matter VERY seriously.

My apologies to Robbie Gray and Mick Conroy, to the Modern English management team, and to the listeners and supporters of Flashback Alternatives. It was never the intent to deceive anyone, or to infringe on anybody's rights or trademark.

Thank you.
DJ Ed

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Comments (17)

lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 4:11 PM

ummm.. burger king.

Posted by David NYC | July 31, 2009 4:14 PM

Robbie Grey and Mick Conroy would be the only ones who would have noticed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 4:16 PM

Who's Modern English?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 4:20 PM

It's okay man, we forgive you.

Posted by Cooler | July 31, 2009 4:26 PM

didn't realize brigitte nielson was in modern english.

Posted by jan janson | July 31, 2009 4:33 PM

wow. that's like touring under the name HAysi Fantaysi because you played the tambourine on their 1983 hit single "Shiny Shiny".

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 4:44 PM

@Anon4:44 - PERFECT! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Posted by blackhat | July 31, 2009 4:51 PM

i'll melt with you is a pretty cool song.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 6:53 PM

Anderson Cooper is in this band? Look at the front right!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 9:53 PM

that guy is sexier than andy coop.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2009 12:49 AM

Fancy a whopper?
Get over it guys.

Posted by Johanna Ingerson | August 12, 2009 5:01 PM

Robbie Grey and co are a bunch of menepausing old doddering uncles, Ted Mason was in the band and is pointed out not when melt with you was written and so what? Did anyone even know robbie grey or any other name in that band? and why arent they touring, the whole thing is wierd

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Posted by mike | August 17, 2009 7:09 AM

Hey if there are any Robbie Grey Fans you can a friend of mine who has a site devoted to Robbie Grey Modern English. Go to Multiply and look under in groups Robbie Grey Home. Come on over and Join Now! Hope to see you there!!

Posted by Michele wilson | December 6, 2009 1:56 PM

Hey out there come join me at my group
"Robbie Grey Home" on mulitply. It's all about Robbie Grey and friendly Members there to greet you. so if you like to chat about Robbie Grey and Modern English your invited. the link is
http://robbiegreyhome.multiply.com
Hope to see ya bloody there!!

Posted by Susan Walters | January 3, 2010 12:38 PM

It's okay man, we forgive you.

Posted by منتديات | August 18, 2010 4:45 AM

I went to ac/dc msg through ticketmaster paperless & they never checked id. Just give them the cc, I'm sure you'll be fine.

Posted by نجم الخليج 2010 | September 27, 2010 12:26 PM

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