Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

Pics from Secret Wars Semi Final

Pictures from last nights semi final...

Amazing night!! All the teams brought the heat... great atmosphere, and the booze was flowing!

Amsterdam beat Lisbon & Birmingham beat London!!





Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Sunday, 19 September 2010

24 roundtrip to Malmo...

Gonna keep this short and all about the pics... Basically I went on a solo 24hr roundtrip to Malmo and back via Copenhagen this weekend! It was hectic, tiring but super fun to say the least... Intense would probably be the perfect word!

Some of the lovely buildings in the city centre

Popped into 7/11 and spotted PLOPP choco bars

Daniel (Monorex / Secret Wars) apartment where I stayed

Some of the strange things he hadat his place

Dan putting in some heavy shifts...

Met the Portugal team and there small team of groupies!

Impala store, run by our main boy Dick

Portugal had a little paint near the SW venue

Start of the battle



Venue was amazing and there was a fair few people in the building

Some dude starting to do skate tricks in the middle of the crowd

Long shot from the back of the room

Team Lisbon cracking on with speed

The crowd vote went to Lisbon



RESULT - MALMO 1 - LISBON 2 (1-5 over the two games)

Me then dead and out for the count after such a LONG day on the road...

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Secret Wars x Tate Britain

Secret Wars were invited to do a showcase battle at "Loud Tate"....

Monorex vs. Babooshka (all girls team)

we lost via the crowd vote! ;)

Monday, 2 August 2010

Casio G-Shock store opens in Truman Brewery (London)

Casio have recently opened a store down in the heart of Truman Brewery, stocked with fresh G-shock watches and other limited edition goodies.... get down there and check it out!

Photos by Daily Street

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Secret Wars x Conspiracy for Good

We joined the launch of Conspiracy For Good (the first alternate reality game on a large scale), hosted by youth agency Ruby Pseudo Consulting under the arches in London Bridge. With entry being secured via the donation of an old mobile phone to Envirofone and many other charitable aspects, it was definitely a worthwhile event to be involved in.

Monorex contributed to the night by running a rare one on one Secret Wars battle between Mr Gauky and Hicks. Winner Hicks kindly donated his prize of £100 to Kids Company! In the main room a stellar line up was topped by the the 2009/2010 British Beatboxing champion Reeps One who went down a storm!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Secret Wars Q FINAL draw

So after a very busy 4-5 months of qualifying battles - we now have our final 8 teams for the upcoming Q finals.....

Along the way we have witnessed some very controversial and interesting results - most notable in the first month when Team Malmo made up of all girls.. went to Glasgow and won hands down!

A huge thanks must go out to all the artists and promoters who have been involved up to now (from all 17 teams)... Without the entire network Secret Wars would not be what it is today!

So the draw for the Q FINALS (AUGUST / SEPTEMBER) is as follows :::

1 - Malmo Vs. Lisbon
2 - Birmingham Vs. Glasgow
3 - Southampton Vs. Amsterdam
4 - London Vs. Dublin

Dates to be confirmed


Winner of match 1 Vs. Winner of match 3
Winner of match 2 Vs. Winner of match 4

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Secret Wars Battle at UPFEST Bristol

After a late start, traffic filled drive and a lot of swearing at the Sat Nav by the female chauffeur (me) we finally arrived in sunny Bristol at The Urban Paint Festival! Hicks, Jebba, Riff, Reeps and I all dispersed rapidly to walk around and marvel at the impressive live art on display.
We soon stumbled across Keefy G (of Secret Wars Brum fame) and Mr Phill Blake; who was painting an amazing piece on one of the walls.
Battle time grew nearer and the guys parked up on the pavement to stratergise and sketch

As 6.30pm approached the crowd began to gather in the main room; all eyes focused on the stage at the huge battle wall. It finally kicked off after Reeps One blew everyone's faces off with a cheeky little beatbox preveiew and Keith explained what was about to go down in true Australian/Brummy drunken style.

The Secret Wars team, consisting of Hicks, Jebba & Riff had decided to mock the Upfest guys trademark robots with organic scenery, neanderthal characters and monkeys ripping apart robots!

But Snub and his team retaliated with a play on words; changing Monorex to Mono Sux.. which meant that Keith had to hold me back from jumping on stage and attacking them in a crazy act of martyrdom on behalf of Terry.

Thankfully no blood was spilled, merely paint! And the battle continued with a larger and larger crowd gathering and trying to form an opinion on what was a very close call between the two teams

The battle came to a close and the crowd was asked to vote; Secret Wars received a very impressive roar from half of the crowd but the Upfest guys on home turf were greeted with a louder crowd vote. Judges votes left the result at 2-1 to Upfest! But there was no denying in anyones mind that Hicks, Jebba and Riff produced an amazing wall!

Unfortunately a full band set up on the stage before we got a chance to get any full wall snaps..

Later that night Upfest was treated to not one but TWO insane beatbox sets from Reeps One who left everyone grinning in awe of his skills.. he even managed to melt Hick's face.

All in all it was a pretty excellent day out.. which left the guys so exhausted that they slept the whole way home in the car!

Ro x