Carbon/Silicon
Carbon/Silicon 21st Century ...can we find the drive and inspiration to create something new - again? Old friends Mick Jones and Tony James set off...

++March 2002 ...inspired by the ability to burn our own Cds and to share Mp3s via the P2P networks, ..see the internet as the saviour of creativity - not its downfall ....write the song “M.P.Free” together....

++May 2002 ... second song “Why do men fight” ..continue to write in our own studio.. still no plan to “be a band” - just enjoying the magic writing and recording together.

++August 2002 ...Mick finishes producing Libertines album - inspirational... start to write and record more and more songs ... heavy use of rock samples and dance beats combined... sounds like nothing else around... it gives us a new “palette” to work from...

++July 2003 ...find we have 2 albums worth of exciting but unreleasable (due to the samples!) material...“Sample This - Peace” and “Dope Factory Boogie”.. continue to experiment thru winter... the guitars start to get heavier... the project starts to become “real”...

++February 2004 ...Decide to take the songs out live... add rhythm section friends from Manchester - Danny TheRed - drums and William Blake - Bass for upcoming shows...

++March 2004 ...play first live show to friends and other musicians in our West London studio 3 weeks later under the name Carbon/Silicon ...after a piece about the future of human intelligence enhanced by use of silicon computer implants ... it represents the sound of the band - Micks “Soul” -carbon combined with Tjs computers -silicon... Alan Mcgee describes the band as sounding like ‘the Stones jamming with a laptop”

++April 2004 ...website www.carbonsiliconinc.com opens as our free communications center...

++May 2004 ...start touring UK clubs everywhere... encourage fans to bring DVD cams to shows to film and share... only play new songs - nothing from our previous careers

++August 2004 ...fansites start to appear mirroring the bands site with live MP3s and DV footage.. we exist in cyberspace even though there is no printmedia press or record company

++Nov 2004 ..introduce real drums live as band mutates ..having found our sound we then continue to write new songs without the samples... what fun it is to be a rock and roll band..its still there!

++Mar 2005 ..fans start turning up at shows with their own “CDs” and “DVDs” of Carbon/Silicon albums that they have created themselves from live shows and the P2P networks... it is as if fans already have the records.. we are inspired to write the song ”The Gangs of England” about this ...we now have over 20 songs to choose from

++May 2005 record first BBC radio session for Andy Kershaw.. within an hour the music and a video of the session is spreading thru the internet being downloaded 2000 times in the first 12 hours....

++May 2005 Mojo magazine offer the band 5 date Uk tour of Barfly clubs.. ......we have played over 40 club shows now, still under the radar, but real word of mouth following...no management or record company

++June 2005 ...Patti Smith calls to invite the band to play the “Meltdown” festival at the Festival Hall in London....

++Winter 2005 ...Mick and Tony return to their London Studio to write, produce and record themselves, 12 new songs..the “A.T.O.M” album...

++Feb 2006.. Release the finished songs as they are recorded as free downloadable MP3s, along with Hi res artwork for each track ...allowing fans to slowly compile their own version of the Album as we make it..

++May 2006 When finished make the Artwork for the Front and Back covers available...

++June 2006 Start on Second Album...”Western Front”... re-recording the best of the very early songs.. and again make these tracks available as free downloads as we record....there are now 26 songs for free download on our website ........

++Winter 2006 Start rehearsing to play live... Record 2 songs with a friend at our studio for fun as side project.. and then immediately start recording again ........Album 3.0 (!) of new material..................because that’s what we do - love music....

++Feb 2007 Rehearse for live shows ...Leo ‘E-zee-Kill’ Williams on bass guitar (he had been with Mick previously in BAD and played in “Dreadzone”) and Dominic Greensmith (previously of the band “REEF”) on drums... all good

++March 2007 Live Line up
Mick Jones - Guitar/Vocals
Tony James - Guitar/Vocals
Leo ‘E-zee-Kill’ Williams - Bass
Dominic Greensmith - Drums

++March 2007 Remove all previous “free” MP3 tracks from the website (you had your chance!) to keep things moving and fresh... replace these by Making available for free download New 6 track Mini album “The Crackup Suite...” with artwork as usual..(album 3.0)

++April 2007....Prepare tracks for CD release

++May 2007 start Touring as a live band.......

++ The FUTURE......We will continue to write, record and release new songs for free through our website as well as “conventional” media like CDs out in the real world.... We believe the 2 worlds will co-exist happily and Art will prosper.....

We will continue to follow our beliefs..... Who knows what the future holds for us?... and if there is a revolution going on - we’re in.....