Welcome To The UnOfficial
August 10th 2018 New Mega City Four Cover:
Dave from the band Ekkoes got in touch about a cover of Wallflower they are releasing soon, he writes:
Hope you like it!
Take a look, it's pretty good :)
September 24th 2017 No updates for a while, but in slightly related news, The Wonder Stuff and Neds are touring in 2018!
Tickets available from Ticketmaster as of 27th September 2017, all being well, I'll be at the Bristol gig :)
March 27th 2016 New Discog Entries
Thanks to the Facebook group, there are a few new releases in the discog, and some more info on 'imports'
September 1st 2015Tickets Now Available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/329126
August 26th 2015 New F4WT gig! Featuring Senseless Things, Wonderstuff and Ipanema members - Gig Date: 16th January 2016
A special gig in loving memory of Darren ‘Wiz’Brown, 1962-2006, frontman of Farnborough legends Mega City 4, who toured the world several times over, released 8 albums, played and sung to hundreds of thousands, but never lost their punk roots. Wiz’s lyrics spoke for a generation of awkward kids, allowing for a hardcore following that remains today. All profits from this event go to the Forward 4 Wiz Trust [www.f4wt.org]. F4WT was set up with new bands in mind and exists to provide advice and support to bands and individual artists, by way of mentoring and training and some financial contribution where it’s needed most.
Deadcuts feature Mark Keds, formerly of Senseless Things along with Mark McCarthy from The Wonder Stuff. The Senseless Things were close friends and touring partners of MC4 from the late 80s to mid 90s.
I Plead Irony features Lawrence Arnold and Rauf Jordan from Ipanema, who were in Wiz’s last band before his untimely passing.
More info in the PDF flyer here: link to PDF
February 1st 2015 First update of the New Year!
I have finally found the time to add a load more press cutting that Mr Pete Cole very kindly scanned and posted to me a 'while' back. Apologies again for being so poor at doing updates :)
December 6th 2014 Not much to say, other than listen to your MC4 records!
and donate to F4W: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Forward4WizTrust/?fref=nf
November 30th 2013 The RESPITE Compilation
Pete Cole posted this in the Megas facebook group today:
October 18th 2013 Added info on a Swedish magazine flexi: Sound Affects
pictures and tracklisting in the discography section.
October 17th 2013 A few new scans added, courtesy of Thomas Båtas
New scans added for Stop, Wallflower and Words That Say. I found this email stashed in a 'to do' folder from about 12 months ago, huge apologies to Thomas for not doing this when I said I would !
October 1st 2013 Sebatopol Rd re-issue now available
3Loop Music now have the re-issue of Sebastopol Rd in stock, as well as a nice hoody to keep you warm :) info and ordering here: Order Page. It's a 39 Track double CD compilation with ten unreleased tracks.
2nd August 2013 Another age between updates
But a nice chap called Nigel mailed me a load of tshirt pictures and ticket stubs which have now been added to the gallery.
28th November 2012 Long time since the last update, but some exiting news
A new facebook group has popped up with info on re-releases of two (so far) MC4 albums:
As always, discussion is going on in the Megas facebook group too: here
This appears to be the web page for the re-releases, including new stuff from The Family Cat, which is another nice surprise !
3rd May 2012 More scans added.
Slowly getting round to updating the discography to have scans of all releases :)
3rd April More magazine scans added
Thanks to Neil Ledbury, via Spencer Chase for these
30th March 2012 Zines section added
thanks to Gary Campbell, scans of 'Black and White Tranzaphobia Tour Special' have now been added.
30th March 2012 'Clothing' section added to the gallery
send me pics of your t-shirts :)
12th March 2012 Videos !
The video page now has a load of new videos thanks to Spencer Chase !
Some more tickets and a 'miles apart' t-shirt thanks to Gary Campbell and Steve Fusco, cheers :)
29th June 2011 Forward For Wiz Trust news
(Courtesy of Karina) F4Wt is very pleased to again be supporting the Rocked Out workshops at the Westy. To find out more info, take a look at their website www.rocked-out.co.uk
7th June 2011 Slight Update
Added scans of the 'Stop EP' 12inch in the discography. I figured out a way to scan 12 inch singles and albums with my old scanner, it takes a bit of time, but I should be able to scan some more stuff in now. The images are 2000x2000 pixels and weigh in at about a meg each, just in case you're browsing on a phone or something slow :)
5th March 2011 Malware warning
Apologies if any of you saw a malware warning when trying to visit the site, something was up with the host and it got automatically blocked by Google. I've checked and cleaned everything, so all should be back to normal now :)
19 January 2011 Forward For Wiz Update
via Karina Fraser
Hey hey rock n rollers!
We trust you all had a lovely Xmas and New Year time and are planning some fun stuff to get you through the grey days of January....
F4Wt are planning a few bits and pieces too, which we're keeping under wraps for the minute, but they're exciting and will probably be quite LOUD!
You can now donate via paypal on our site, just simply click the button on our 'donate' page. This is a fantastic step forward for us as it simplifies the whole process for everyone and makes everything quicker and shinier. It also means that hopefully we can raise a bit of cash to fund the years activities wid da kidz innit.
Now that we've got this Paypal thingy wotsit up and running, it wont be too long before merch and the odd nicety will be available to purchase through our site, so keep your eyes peeled!
Love to all, enjoy being back at work (eurgh) or play (yay) or whatever, thanks for your generosity, and thanks to those of you who raised a glass to Wiz last night.
18 January 2011 Discography Updated
Added a new entry 'The Singles' - a collection of the first three singles
Old updates are here