Danse Society, The

The Danse Society

Also known as Dance Society, Danse Søciety, The, Danse Society, T.D.S, T.D.S.
Members of Danse Society, The: David Whitaker (3), Lyndon Scarfe, Maethelyiah, Paul Gilmartin, Paul Nash, Steve Rawlings, Tim Wright (3)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thedansesociety.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Danse-Society-Official/227357422417, http://www.myspace.com/dansesociety, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danse_Society

Discography of Danse Society, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Heaven Is Waiting 10 Audio 1984
2 Seduction 8 Audio 1983 Sonet
3 2000 Light Years From Home 3 Audio 1984 Society Records
4 Heaven Is Waiting 2 Audio 1983-10-25
5 Hold On (To What You've Got) 3 Audio 1986
6 Say It Again (Special Edition Club Mix) 3 Audio 1985-07-26
7 Heaven Is Waiting 2 Audio 1983 Society Records
8 Wake Up 3 Audio 1983 Society Records
9 Heaven Is Waiting 2 Audio 1983-10-25
10 Say It Again 6 Audio 1985-07-00 Society Records
11 Seduction 6 Audio 1982-09-00 Society Records
12 There Is No Shame In Death 3 Audio 1983-06-00
13 Seduction (The Society Collection) 14 Audio 2001-05-21 Anagram Records
14 Heaven Is Waiting 15 Audio 2002-02-18 Anagram Records
15 Heaven Is Waiting 14 Audio 1992 Great Expectations
16 Say It Again 4 Audio 1985-07-00 Arista
17 We're So Happy 3 Audio 1983-06-00 Society Records
18 Somewhere 3 Audio 1983-02-25 Society Records
19 Clock 2 Audio 1983-06-00 Society Records
20 2000 Light Years From Home 5 Audio 1984-02-00
21 Danse / Move 2 Audio 1982-09-00 Society Records
22 Hold On (To What You've Got) 3 Audio 1986 Arista
23 Looking Through 8 Audio 1986 Society Records
24 Say It Again 2 Audio 1985-07-00 Society Records
25 Heaven Is Waiting 3 Audio 1984 Arista
26 Say It Again 3 Audio 1985 Arista
27 Somewhere 2 Audio 1983-02-18 Society Records
28 Danse / Move 2 Audio 1983 Society Records
29 Say It Again 3 Audio 1985 Society Records
30 The Danse Society 8 Audio 1983 Sonet
31 Say It Again (Special Club Remix) 2 Audio 1985-07-00 Arista
32 2000 Light Years From Home 2 Audio 1984 Society Records
33 Hockey / My Heart 2 Audio 1982-11-00 Vinyl Magazine
34 Heaven Is Waiting 10 Audio 1984 Arista
35 Wake Up 2 Audio 1983 Arista
36 Wake Up 3 Audio 1983
37 Wake Up 2 Audio 1983 Dacapo
38 Heaven Is Waiting 11 Audio 1984-04-02 Dacapo
39 Say It Again 2 Audio 1985 Arista
40 Heaven Is Waiting 3 Audio 1984 Arista
41 Odissea 2001 10 Audio 1984 Not On Label (The Danse Society)
42 The Danse Society 13 Audio 1984 Society Records
43 Heaven Is Waiting 10 Audio 1984 Arista
44 Hold On (To What You've Got) 10 Audio 1986 Society Records
45 Hold On (To What You've Got) 2 Audio 1986 Society Records
46 Somewhere 3 Audio 1983-02-00 Society Records
47 Say It Again 2 Audio 1985 Arista
48 Heaven Is Waiting 14 Audio 1984 Arista
49 Clock 2 Audio 1981-11-00 Society Records
50 Heaven Is Waiting 10 Audio 1984 Society Records


The Danse Society biography (last update 16th March 2014).

The Danse Society are a post punk (the precursory term for Gothic rock ) group from Barnsley, England, active from 1980. The original line-up included Steve Rawlings (voice), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboards), Tim Wright (bass) and Paul Gilmartin (drums). Lyndon Scarfe was replaced by David Whitaker (formerly of band Music for Pleasure) after the Heaven is Waiting Album.

In 1980, they recorded and released their first 7" single, "Clock," on their own newly-formed record label, Society Records.

The Seduction was their first independent album released on Society Records in 1982, a six-track album containing the live favourites "Godsend", "Ambition" and "Danse Move" as well as the atmospheric classic "In Heaven Everything is Fine". They recorded several Radio 1 sessions including a released John Peel session 'Woman's Own" and "Were So Happy" and topped the Independent Charts with the single "Somewhere".

Their most well known album, Heaven is Waiting, was released in December, 1983 by Arista. The album contained the singles "Wake Up" and "Heaven is Waiting" and a cover of The Rolling Stones song, "2000 light years from home", released in 1984 as a 12" single and as a limited edition double single. They released two further singles under Arista "Say it Again' and "Hold On". In 1986 after releasing their final album as Danse Society International, Looking Through back on their own label again the band split from Rawlings and the other band members left to form Johnny In The Clouds.

Rawlings later reappeared in 1987 as Society with the single, "Saturn Girl". After 1987, Rawlings continued to pursue his path in music in America with Meridian Dream.

At the end of 2009, Former members Paul Nash, Paul Gilmartin and David Whitaker met up for the first time in 24 years and decided to reform the band with the initial agreement of Steve Rawlings also re-joining the band. Over the next 9 months instrumental tracks were recorded and Steve briefly met the band in the UK in Oct 2010 but returned to America after recording just one vocal track. Plans changed when after that initial meeting, the band lost contact with Steve.

In January 2011 founder of Blooding Mask vocalist Maethelyiah joined the band and recorded vocals on all 13 tracks and the official news was revealed in May 2011. Since then the album Change of Skin has been refined and mixed and was released in July 2011.

A double A single was also released on good Friday 6th April with "Vatican" and "The Seduction 2012" (remake of the original The Seduction) and both videos were released at the same time.

4 official video clips were produced: "Revelation", "God Cry", "Vatican" and "The Seduction 2012".

Bassist Martin Roberts joins The Danse Society.

A second new album since the reunion Scarey Tales was produced, along with official music video White Rabbit, cover from the original track by Jefferson Airplane.

During the Glory or Grace UK Tour at the beginning of 2014, unfortunately Paul Gilmartin, due to personal issues and unable to cope with the pressure, resigned from the band in writing with no notice, followed by Martin Roberts. The tour was therefore cancelled but will be reinstated as soon as the new line up is announced.

The band is currently working on the third album since the reunion.

Live shows include Leipzig at the Wave Gotik Treffen, London at Slimelight, headlined the Spiderweb's Festival in Bristol and Bomfest in Barnsley, Whitby Goth Weekend and more.


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