My Favourite Concert Memory – Conor Marshall of Conjurer


On the back of the brilliant debut full-length album, Mire (Holy Roar), UK Extreme Progressive Metal urchins Conjurer are set to head out round the UK with monolithic slabdraggers Conan. To prepare for a pairing heavier than a set of tectonic plates, Conor Marshall, Conjurer’s bass monkey, reminisced on what a great gig really needs… fuck riffs, innit…

“I’m awful at picking favourites for anything so this probably isn’t my all-time favourite memory but it’s definitely up there…

Basically, for one of the Fresher’s events at my friend’s university, Cascada was performing, because that’s what she does now from what I can tell… Fresher’s events and that sort of thing. And so, me and a few friends decided to go, partly just for the night out, but partly because Cascada does have a few bangers. What I didn’t realise is just how many bangers Cascada has and just how good she is live!

And when I say good, she was fucking GREAT!

It was to the point where I was saying “Oh, it’s a shame she’s lip syncing”, but then she went into an acapella bit and it was like “HOLY FUCK! SHE’S NOT LIP SYNCING! WHAT A BABE!”

I should also probably mention that by the time she came on I was smashed, like proper whammo’d, so, combine a wicked Cascada set with just being wasted, and you’ve got basically one of my favourite nights ever.

A guy also caught my foot whilst trying to get by as I was dancing and I fully stacked it, like a cartoon character slipping on a banana peel, fully horizontal, stacked it. One second it’s Cascada, and the next it’s the floor covered in confetti and ribbons and shit. But that doesn’t seem important…”


Conjurer are special guests to Conan at the following shows:

Fri 23 Nov – The Loft, Nottingham, UK
Sat 24 Nov – Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK
Mon 26 Nov – Audio, Glasgow, UK
Tue 27 Nov – Rebellion, Manchester, UK
Wed 28 Nov – The Arches, Coventry, UK
Thu 29 Nov – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
Fri 30 Nov – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Sat 1 Dec – Boston Music Rooms, London, UK

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